Global folder settings in Finder.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Benjic, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Benjic macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2007
    Madison, WI
    I've been customizing my folders using the View Options window in each folder separately, and I was wondering if there was an application or script that would change my view options (font sizes, icon size and spacing, background image, etc) for ALL folders, on a system-wide level.

    I know there has to be a way to do it, but every time I try, I only change settings for the parent folder.

    Sorta 2 part question, I guess... How do I change the text underneath "Macintosh HD" such as "500GB, 457GB free." I know it's a string that can be changed, but I've forgotten where it's located.
  2. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    If you bring up the view options for one folder, at the bottom is a button that says "use as defaults". Click it and those settings will be applied to every folder.

    I'm not sure you can change that text, unless obviously you have more or less space. Its just the 'show item info' checkbox in the view options. I might have missed something on that ...

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