Finder - Can it remember views like Windows Explorer?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by onomatopoeia, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

    onomatopoeia

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    Under Windows you can set Explorer to remember the view settings within a single folder or set all folders to retain the same view scheme. Is there any way to replicate this under Finder on OS X?

    Is there a way to set Finder to "remember" to use the same organization view in folders? If I use the 'option+command+right-click --> Keep Arranged By...' it works for that current view but if I return to that folder later it doesn't remember my preference and throws things around randomly again.

    I'm getting pretty tired of arranging folder every time I open them.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    It works fine for me, as long as you don't click 'Use as Defaults' it should remember it...
     
  3. xgman macrumors 601

    xgman

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    would also like a fix for this as I see it randomly as well. I tend to think that it may be a result of some 3rd party utilities interference but I'm not sure.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Command-J

    Change all windows to the one that you are going to use the most.
    For example I set: sort by name for all.
     
  5. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    As noted, Finder can set defaults for folders, individual folders.

    However, it's not as robust as Windows Explorer and doesn't consistently maintaining individual settings for each and every folder.
     

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