How can I adjust the size of windows Finder opens

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by seemars, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. seemars macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    When I open Finder , the window is often too narrow to view all my icons and i have to either resize and realign the icons or use my scroll wheel to find a file. I would like to be able to set a default size so the windows open wider than the preset. How do i do that.
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    This only works if the Window is in the original view it was opened with.

    If say you navigate through some of the folders within the Window and do the re size afterwards it will no stick. So open the Window you want a new default size on; Finder on the dock or any folders or drives on the desktop. Then re size and close when you reopen the window it should be of the new size and at the same position.
  3. mattfenton macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2009
    Hey. I have the same problem. I want to make it where all of my windows stay in the same position and size when I log in to my computer. I adjust everything to perfection and when I log out and log back in it goes back to being messed up. Is there a way to change the default position and size of the windows?
  4. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    Don't you just open a finder window, set it to how you want it, right click on it > Show View Options and then click Set As Default?
  5. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    If you don't close the windows when you shut down, doesn't the Mac restore them all in the same place on start-up?
  6. mattfenton macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2009
    That's what I was thinking. I just tried that and it didn't work. The windows just open up really small and not enough area to see what files are in the window. I'm constantly expanding the windows and it's just be nice to have them all open up the same length and all be the same.
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    I used to do the same thing in OS9. When I jumped from there to Leopard (quite a leap, I know) I discovered it was not possible. It's a waste time to arrange the windows, as you've found out. It doesn't stick.

    Sure, if you want all windows to have the same characteristics. I'm not if that doing that affects window sizes though. If it did, then that would make all windows the same size as well.

    Yes, I think so. But I also think it's a one-time thing. As you close those windows and open others, things get "messed up" again.

    I've just resigned myself to the fact that I can no longer build "cascading" windows the way I used to. It's mildly annoying that the resize window corner has to be employed more often. It would be nice to have some options for arranging open windows with a single click, such as Cascading or Split Screen, by which I mean something similar to Spaces for finder windows.
  8. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    Open finder, adjust the size then close the window. Do not go past go, do not pick up $200 :)
    Just Open, Adjust size, Close.

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