Finder back button

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  1. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    #1
    When I hit the back button in finder, is there a way to continue where I left off rather than have it reset to the top of the window(like in windows :p)?

    do you understand what I'm saying? sounds kind of vague, I know, but I don't know how to explain it any better.

    EDIT: ok, say I'm clicking around in folders. I double click on a folder and when I realize its not the folder I want, I hit the back button and rather than it return back to the folder I just double clicked, the finder window resets to the top. I then have to scroll all the way down to continue where I left off.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    If I understand what you're saying (and I'm not sure I do)..

    Use List view, rather than Column view.

    Then the "Back" button functions like you expect it to.
     
  3. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Are you doing this in column view? That would take you back one step for each click of the back button.
     
  4. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Ooooooh. I see.

    Solution? Don't use Icon view.

    Try List or Column.
     
  6. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Here is an example in column view.

    Figure 1 is the original window and file folder I navigated to.

    Figure 2 is the result of hitting the back button.

    Figure 3 the result of hitting the back button again.
     

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  7. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    Yeah, in column view its not a problem. I'm so used to icon view though...

    guess I should try getting used to column view.
     
  8. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Yep me too. I don't get what's so great about using column view...:confused:
     

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