Finder Automatically Switching To Column View

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ghall, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    So I've been having this weird issue ever since upgrading to Lion. Occasionally when I open a folder in Finder (usually via the 'go' menu or keyboard shortcut) it shows up in column view no matter how many times I set it to icon view. I tried deleting the preference files for Finder, but no such luck. It's not a huge deal, just a minor annoyance. Any thoughts?
  2. lewiguez macrumors newbie


    Oct 10, 2008
    Akron, OH
    I have the same problem. Haven't been able to fix either. It disrupts my flow every time.
  3. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    This is a Lion bug that I (and plenty of others) have been utterly unable to vanquish. No matter how many times I reset the default view to 'Icon' mode, Finder will eventually forget the preference and pop up a new window in column view--the bug's been around since the 10.7.0 GM and is still there in 10.7.2 and 10.7.3. I hope Apple gets around to fixing it some day.
  4. D-a-a-n macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2010
    Err...Have you tried going to that specific folder in finder, pressing command-J, and unselecting 'open / browse in column view'?

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