How to auto set Finder background color?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Vanilla, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Vanilla macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I would really like to find a way of applying a default background colour to all sections of Finder when displaying a remote computer so I can easily identify the remote computer to Finder displaying the contents of my local compluter.

    Maybe it's just me but when I open up my iMac from my MBP to transfer files to and from both I do find it hard to keep track of which computer I'm looking at in the Finder windows I have open. It would be really cool if when I opened a remote computer that Finder always displayed the contents with a distinct background colour I could define. A visual reference would be very helpful.

    I can see how to manually set each and every page view when they are open, but I'd like all views automatically set and only for when I open a remote connection, NOT the local view - or better yet, be able to set both to automatically be set in different colours.

    Is this possible?

    Vanilla
     
  2. jcs1088 macrumors regular

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    #2
    This can only be done in icon view. Right click in the empty space between folders and click Show View Options. A window will pop up giving you the ability to customize the finder. Once you've decided what you background is going to be click on Use as Defaults.

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  3. Vanilla thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    THanks for this and it does help a lot. The ideal though is if I could be able to set a flag or some such that says "From now on when I open finder on this computer keep the background white, but when I open finder by clicking on a remote device or shared computer set the finder background to be xxxx"

    Is that possible?

    Vanilla
     

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