Finder Column View size

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by carlsson, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. carlsson macrumors regular

    carlsson

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    In Finder Column View; If you CTRL-click on the column handle you get a menu and may choose "Right Click All Columns Individually".
    A great tool, but how do I do to make persistent?

    It drives me crazy to always change the column size to see the names of my files!?!?

    :confused:
     
  2. ricede macrumors regular

    ricede

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    To reset Finder column widths, you need to open a fresh finder window - adjust the columns and then immediately CLOSE the finder window. This sets your changes as the new default.

    Next time you open finder the columns should be as reset
     
  3. carlsson thread starter macrumors regular

    carlsson

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    Thanks. I installed XtraFinder instead...
     
  4. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    The way the new finder works is a piece of ****.
    I am wasting a lot of time trying to get the columns to remain visible, to expand the width of a column, and the resized columns don't stay as sized.
    They managed to make finder worse than it was before.
    I'm going to find a file manager that actually works and isn't a piece of crap.
     
  5. carlsson thread starter macrumors regular

    carlsson

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    Unfortunately XtraFinder doesn't work after the Mavericks update (at least not the autosize of columns - the only feature I find interesting).

    If you find something that works, please let me know!
     
  6. mscottveach macrumors newbie

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    Actually, the above suggestion of selecting "Right Size..." in XtraFinder and then immediately closing the window seemed to work - it sticks after that.
     
  7. carlsson thread starter macrumors regular

    carlsson

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    Not for me. Nothing happens when I use this setting in XtraFinder... :confused:
     
  8. jamesball macrumors newbie

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    Just use the option key...

    I found that if you press option and then left clicked on the column divider to drag out a new width it stuck for all future finder windows.

    James
     
  9. carlsson thread starter macrumors regular

    carlsson

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    XTraFinder is now updated to support variable column widths.
     
  10. esaeo macrumors newbie

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    Alternate to Finder

    I have been using PathFinder for years and love it. It is far superior and much more powerful than Finder. It has auto column width (although has some strange refresh issue where it scrolls back to left-most column).

    http://cocoatech.com/pathfinder/

    So far it works on Mavericks. I've been quite happy with it and have yet to find its user-friendly equal.
     

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