At home I use Mountain Lion and I've had every OS since 8.6. At work I'm using 10.5 and the following issue seems more prevalent but maybe it comes down to workflow, anyhoo... Can someone explain to me how Finder windows behave because I'm stumped. There seems to be no real logic behind it. I have a folder on my desktop that is set to open in a certain position and view mode i.e. on the right of my screen and in List view with no tool bar. But the very first time I open it in a morning after turning on the machine it pops up on the left somewhere, maybe in list view sometimes in icon view and always with the toolbar. If I close it and reopen it it appears how it should do. Over to the right in list view with no toolbar. Its not a big deal obviously but I'd like to understand whats happening. Also throughout the day at work I obviously open and close a lot of Finder windows. At a certain point during the day the windows start opening from the top left of the screen when they were happily opening in the centre. Why is that? There used to be a trick you could do where you set the window how you wanted it and then hold CTRL while you closed the window or something to that effect to force that folder/window to always appear in that position with those settings. But because of the strange Finder behaviour I've had on all MacOS's I dont know if that is even true. Can someone explain the underlying theory of how Finder windows work because to this day I still find it quite baffling?!