How to auto arrange all icons by kind?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by framebuffer, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. framebuffer macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008

    In windows, we can go to the folder options and choose "Apply to all folders" to apply the setting of a current folder to all other folders.

    I opened the finder, pressed the "windows" key and choose view > keep arranged by > kind.

    It does arrange things by kind, but if i move or delete a folder, it does not auto arrange it again by kind.

    Can someone please elaborate upon this? How can I keep my folder auto arranged by kind?

  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    open up a finder window... say applications or whatever.

    press command+j to bring up the view options. set the auto arrange to what you'd like it to be and to apply it to all folders click "set to defaults" at the bottom.
  3. framebuffer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008
    That is what I am talking about!:p
  4. enista macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2011
    auto arrange on a mac

    incredibly enough this is still relevant in 2011. Thank you so much!

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