Finder - Standardize view & Always Auto-cleanup?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by li21, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. li21 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    hi all

    something has been frustrating me in OSX Finder (Mountain Lion)

    How do I get my folders to all look and feel the same?

    I have selected 188x188 Icon size, show details, sort by Name and background color of purple..

    Then I clicked "Use as Default"

    But I find only SOME but not ALL folders will use these settings as the default?

    I have to then go through and change those ones one by one..

    Anyone know a way to make absolutely ALL folders conform to the same view?

    Lastly.. how do I set finder to ALWAYS clean up..
    with 188x188 large icons, sometimes they are all bunched up and not lined up nicely?

    Oh while we are at it.. is there any way to make windows (any windows in OSX) appear maximized when you press the green + ?
    When I use the green + it never maxes out width and length..

  2. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    As far as the green button, it's not a "maximize" button. It's a zoom button. The difference is that, as you've already discovered, the zoom functionality doesn't resize the window to fit the screen, but rather it resizes the window to fit the content. The functionality sometimes overlaps, but not always.

    Edit: The page I originally linked to was for an older version of Mac OS. Sorry.
  3. li21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    thanks for the input anyway..

    Seems the reason my folders don't all align is some have a different setting to the default..

    Is there any way to reset / remove settings for ALL folders so I can start again?
  4. li21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    Okay the way I have solved this..

    Go through and delete ALL .DS_Store files using Windows "search" function in a VM on all drives and folders

    Then set default again from scratch and don't ever apply anything different to any other folder.

    More I use OSX, more I find little things like this that just seem to have had no thought put in to it when designing..

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