Finder Views

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mikegml, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. mikegml macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2013
    I've had my mac two months now and the one big problem is Finder.

    The main problem is getting an 'icon' view that shows folders and different file types separated vertically and 'not' horizontally which shows everything running off to the right of the screen.

    I find it much quicker to scroll vertically to each 'block' of file types than to have to scroll vertically to whatever file type one wants and then to scroll horizontally to an individual file. This is very irritating if there are lots of folders or files.

    I assume this view can be done in mac but I just cant get it. It can be done in some folders such as a pictures folder, but I can't replicate this view in a folder with several file types.
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    I'd have to play with it, and I'm not at my Mac, but the behavior changes depending on which "Arrange By" choice you make in Show View Options. I know there is a way to set it up so that icons will "shift" if the window size is changed. Play with those settings until you find the one you like. Two that won't work are "Snap to Grid" and "None".

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