Customizing List View

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kenglade, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. kenglade macrumors 6502

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    As far as mjor issues, this is not on the top of the list but it is driving me crazy.

    Can someone please tell me how to re-order items in folders and subfolders in List View? What I want to do is place the subfolders on top of the individual files when I click on a folder. For example, this is what I get in Finder:

    Folder
    individual files
    individual file
    Subfolder

    What I would prefer is:
    Folder
    Subfolder
    individual file
    individual file

    This is where "individual files" are npt part of the subfolder

    As I said, this is more like a hangnail than a major issue but I haven't been able to figure out a solution.
     
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  3. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll check out Pathfinder. I'm surprised Apple doesn't offer this as an option in organizing folders. Many thanks.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    It's just their way of thinking how Finder should sort in List View.
    It's been there in Mac OS classic too (OS 9 at least).
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    Many prefer it that way, just Windows users are a little bit put off by this, as they are used to the Windows way.

    It also put me off first, but now I'm accustomed to it, I like it, and whenever I have to use Windows Explorer I get confused about this strange sorting.
     
  5. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You're right -- I'm just used to seeing this the Windows-way. I'll get over it, but thanks for the explanation.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It was a bit of a shock to me too, but I prefer it now. For example, if I download an archive and then extract it, to me it makes sense to see the extracted folder immediately beside the archive.
     
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