Finder window size not sticking

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by netnothing, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Anyone else having issues with setting the Finder window size not sticking in Yosemite. On both my Mac Pro (2010) and MBA seemingly randomly the window sizes revert back to the small default window.

    Also, after upgrade, while I had folders tagged with a custom tag, clicking on the tag in the sidebar didn't show the folders that were tagged. I had to untag and retag the folders.

    -Kevin
     
  2. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So really weird....randomly, after closing all open Finder windows, the next time I open a window, it'll be small.

    However, all I need to do is relaunch Finder and the window is back to normal size.

    Must be a bug.

    -Kevin
     
  3. pvanberlo macrumors member

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    I appear to have the same issue.... Hopefully this is just a bug and not a borked installation or something.. I don't have time to just reinstall the OS again because of something like this :)
     
  4. Costee macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem on clean install, so it is a bug in Finder.
     
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  6. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just to reiterate.....when this happens for me, just Option + Right click on the Finder icon and choose relaunch. Seems to work every time with bringing the window back to the set size.

    -Kevin
     
  7. Shattentor macrumors member

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    I noticed the exact same bug. The restart solution helps, but it's annoying. I really hope they fix this in the next update.
     
  8. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Can't believe we are at 10.10.2 and this is still a bug. Slowly losing all faith in Apple software development.

    -Kevin
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 603

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    how's everything running besides this? seems a leap to lose faith in apple because of a bug like this; much worse things could be happening.

    my default finder window constantly reverts to the 'system default', drives me nuts. happening since 10.10.1... but most other things are great, so...big picture. there are ALWAYS bugs, i just prefer the little ones to big ones...
     
  10. HRazakee macrumors newbie

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    Everytime I open new tab that I set to any place, with 1 or 2 USB device connected, the Sidebar size always change, 1 USB connected, thin Sidebar, 2 USB device thinner Sidebar :rolleyes:

    But didn't happen if I Hide Device in Sidebar though.

    Never happened in Earlier 10.10.1,
    so save to assume they keep adding bugs to keep the jobs eh?
    j/k, just hoping the fix it soon, because Finder is the basic function.. ...
     
  11. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Looks like 10.10.3 finally fixed this!

    -Kevin
     
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  13. Shattentor macrumors member

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    Same here, FINALLY! About time...no more restarting Finder...
     
  14. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

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    Even after a restart or reboot, the Finder remembers size and position of finder windows previously opened? Not working for me for some reason.
     
  15. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Install the small, but effective app FinderMinder. It solves the issue as I have posted before. Good luck!
     
  16. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the suggestion running that AppleScript. It's a bit dated but should still work. I just find it ridiculous that Apple OS X team has yet to figure out this annoyance. Perhaps not one single person in Cupertino arranges their Finder windows to suite their preference.
     
  17. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    I was mad when I could not solve this problem untill I found this free application. Once set, it does its work. That's all. So simple. Why could not they solve it at Apple... and for years by the way.
     
  18. Shattentor macrumors member

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    As I stated earlier 10.10.3 definitly fixed this for me. Before the update the size of the finder window and the column width would very often reset to the small default size and the only way to fix it was to restart finder with alt+rightclick on the dock icon.

    I had the same problem on my Macbook. After 10.10.3 the issue is completely gone on all my macs! Took them long enough...
     
  19. xgman macrumors 601

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    the issue usually returns in time......
     
  20. Shattentor macrumors member

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    I had this problem since the betas of Yosemite and 10.3 just fixed it, why should it return in time? I've also never had this issue on any other OSX version before.
     

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