Folder Icon Auto Arrange

ra2000

macrumors newbie
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Jun 12, 2012
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I just installed Mac OSX Lion 10.7.4. On Finders the icons do not auto arrange themselves. I want something like this

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/580/screenshot20120612at101.png/

Instead most of my folders look like this, the folders do not auto arrange or arrange themselves in a grid.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/815/screenshot20120612at101.png/

I searched all the forums and they all say to go to Finder>View>Arrange By. But it does not apply to all the folders. I need to do it individually, is there a easier way.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I just installed Mac OSX Lion 10.7.4. On Finders the icons do not auto arrange themselves.
The icon view will not auto arrange. You can right-click and arrange by different criteria, or "clean up" to align the icons.
 

ra2000

macrumors newbie
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Jun 12, 2012
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That can't be right, I never had to do this when I had Leopard or Snow Leopard.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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That can't be right, I never had to do this when I had Leopard or Snow Leopard.
It's true. You can auto arrange a folder in icon view, but when you move to another folder, the arrangement can be different. If you return to a previously-arranged folder, it will appear as you last arranged it, but it will not remember an arrangement selection across folders. This is true on Leopard and Snow Leopard, as well.
 

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