Dumb question from an old time user.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by IzzyJG99, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. IzzyJG99 macrumors 6502

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    I've been stuck with windows for a while. That changed recently (can I get a Amen? Amen). My question is. Yanno how you can set for example your Applications folder so that everything is alphabetic and any size you want? Is there a way/place so that you can set it once and it applies to ALL windows and folders opened?

    Thanks.
     
  2. pintsizemacman macrumors regular

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    click on finder go to applacations right click arrange by name. simple.
    AMEN:D
     
  3. InfoSecmgr Guest

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    True, but that is only for the current window.

    To make system wide change, make sure a finder window is open
    Go to...view --> show view options --> arrange by: name.

    Edit: D'oh, the OP was ONLY asking about the Apps folder. :)
     
  4. IzzyJG99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, you were right. I was asking about a system wide implementation.
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Wouldn't that be the Use as Defaults button in Show View Options?
     
  6. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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    That's only to set the current folder's view options AS the default. Then you can apply your new "default" later to any folder by holding down Option and the Use as Defaults button will turn into Restore to Defaults.
     
  7. pintsizemacman macrumors regular

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  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    First part: Yeah. I think that is the answer to the question posed. But, to be clear: I thought doing that changes all folders, new or existing, to the settings present in that window. No?

    If not, then, 2nd part: That's a trick I didn't know, if indeed it has a use, which it doesn't if the "first part" is Yes. But, technically, the name is not a "one size fits all". You wouldn't be restoring anything if it hadn't previously been set to the default you created. Nits picked. check
     

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