How to resize Finder window....

Reimer

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 15, 2006
154
1
and make it stay that size?

Everytime I close Finder and re-launch it, it's back to the default size. :eek:
 

gauchogolfer

macrumors 603
Jan 28, 2005
5,556
5
American Riviera
I agree that it needs to be fixed. It should work the way that Safari works, where the program remembers the size of the last window opened and uses that.

Definitely annoying.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
13,604
146
Bergen, Norway
Open the window, make it the size you want, place it and choose the view you want, without actually clicking on/marking any files and folders within, then close the window. Whenever you open another window (in the same manner you did the first time) it will open up the same with the same size, view and place... until you move/resize/change view and then close it before you do anything else with it again...
 

Blackheart

macrumors 6502a
Mar 13, 2004
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0
Seattle
Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Open the window, make it the size you want, place it and choose the view you want, without actually clicking on/marking any files and folders within, then close the window. Whenever you open another window (in the same manner you did the first time) it will open up the same with the same size, view and place... until you move/resize/change view and then close it before you do anything else with it again...
Here's interesting behavior:

Changes Window Size:
1) Open new window
2) Change window size
3) "Touch" something in the window
4) Close window

Doesn't Change Window Size:
1) Open new window
2) "Touch" something in the window
3) Change window size
4) Close window
 

hayduke

macrumors 65816
Mar 8, 2005
1,178
2
is a state of mind.
I get so annoyed with this kind of behavior, plus I like to have two windows arrange in a particular way, that I wrote a very simple applescript that I routinely launch with Quicksilver. Here 'tis:

tell application "Finder"
activate
set bounds of Finder window 1 to {0, 44, 1000, 475}
set bounds of Finder window 2 to {0, 496, 1000, 810}
end tell


Fiddle with the numbers depening on your screen size.

Your mileage may vary.