Force folder sort type for specific folders?

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  1. wes-monster macrumors newbie

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    Hi All - I'm sure this question has been asked here before, but my search is not bringing it up. I'm using a 2011 MBA with 10.6 (SL). I'm wondering if it's possible to have certain folders permanently sorted by different columns. For instance, I am a researcher and am constantly downloading PDFs of articles; I like to have the Downloads folder sorted by Date so that I can easily see the most recent thing I have downloaded. However, I like to have most of my other folders (e.g., Documents and all of its subs) sorted by name because it works better for my brain. When I change the sort column for one folder, it changes globally. Is there any way to "peg" the sort for certain folders so that they don't change?

    Thanks!
    -m :)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Finder remembers the last way you had each folder sorted, so when you go back to the folder, it's sorted the way you last sorted it.
     
  3. wes-monster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your quick reply! I see now that I wasn't specific enough - so sorry. I'm having this experience when I open files from within programs (e.g., MS Word) or attach files to emails in gmail, etc. When I'm looking for something that way, I find myself constantly needing to re-sort. So not really in Finder Windows themselves, but in "open" or "attach" dialoge boxes, I guess. I am guessing this may be an application specific issue rather than an OS issue, but just not sure.

    Thanks!
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, the sorting functionality in dialog boxes may vary from one app to the next.
     
  5. wes-monster thread starter macrumors newbie

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