How to have "new folder" command highlight name change?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DHart, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. DHart macrumors 6502


    Jan 17, 2008
    On a couple of my Macs, when I give a "new folder" command, the "untitled folder" name is immediately selected/highlighted for immediate entry of the new name for the folder.

    On other Macs I have, when I give a "new folder" command, I must then manually select the "untitled folder" name before I can type in the new name.

    Does anyone know how to set my Finder so that when I give a "new folder" command it will be immediately highlighted/selected for entry of the new name?

    I'm using OS-X 10.5.6 on all of my Macs.
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    What you are asking for is the way it should happen every time.
    HOWEVER I've noticed that if you are in a folder that the Finder is generating preview images for other files onscreen for it will "set" the folder name before you have time to type, or cut you off after a couple of characters.

    As an experiment, create a new folder. Inside the new (empty) folder try to create another one. Do you still have the same problem with the folder name on this new one? If so, that blows my theory right out the window.
  3. DHart thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 17, 2008
    Darth... nope, I still have to click on the "untitled folder" text block to turn it to highlighted before I can retitle the folder. Thanks for the reply, though.
  4. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    I have the same problem. Haven't found a solution, so I'll be watching here closely.


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