Icons in finder won't arrange in a grid

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kmj2318, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. kmj2318 macrumors 68000


    Aug 22, 2007
    Naples, FL
    Hi, I'm using Leopard and just reformatted my macbook. Whenever I drop an icon into the finder window the icon get placed wherever I drop it instead of being placed alphabetically. I can go to view>clean up, and it fixes it but I want it to go back to where it always just did it.

    Also, the icons do not increase or decrease columns when I make the finder window larger or smaller, it just always stays at 3 columns.

  2. MattJessop macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    All you need to do is go to Edit>Show View Options. Then where it says Arrange By: All you need to do is change to Grid View, and then at the bottom 'Use as defaults'

    Hope this helps.

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