How to auto arrange all files universally?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 2012Tony2012, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a

    2012Tony2012

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    How can I get all files/icons in every single folder on my Mac to automatically arrange themselves when moving and coping files?
     
  2. maiden666 macrumors newbie

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    I wondered this,everytime a new file goes into a folder it gets put anywhere and not... ie next to the last one which was put there.
    How do i arrange the files so that they just automatically line up next to each other?

    ian
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Finder is notorious for not remembering view settings. You won't find what you're hoping to achieve in Finder. One tip is to refrain from using icon view, as many times items won't appear on the screen in that view until you manually arrange or clean up the folder.
     
  4. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Wow... not the answer I was hoping to hear. I too have wondered about this exact same behavior. I use icon view pretty extensively... and it was on my "bucket list" to figure this out. Oh well. Just proof that Apple does not do everything great. It is just that on the whole, they are somewhat better than anyone else.

    /Jim
     
  5. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bummer :(:(:(

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    Agreed. :(

    I am disappointed no solution is available.
     
  6. Nuke61, Mar 27, 2013
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    Nuke61 macrumors 6502

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  7. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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