Making ALL Finder windows open the same size?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by WilliamTM, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. WilliamTM macrumors member

    WilliamTM

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    #1
    Is it possible to make Finder open all current and future windows the same size?

    I've tried clicking the Finder icon in the dock, resizing that window, and closing it (without any other windows open), but if I then open an existing folder on my desktop, it doesn't keep the larger size - it goes back to the smaller size again! If I then open a Finder window from the dock, again, it's back to the larger size.

    Basically, it's defaulting to a smaller size for everything except the dock shortcut.

    Here's an example - the background window was opened with the dock icon and the EVE folder was opened from a desktop icon:

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    Any ideas on how to set it globally?
     
  2. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    It happens with "Show Package Contents" too. Really annoying.
     
  3. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

    Virgil-TB2

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    I've been hoping for this for years now.

    As far as I know it's impossible to really control the size, shape or positioning of windows in the Finder in any helpful, or reliable way. With Leopard, they introduced a way to "set" a particular window to always open in one view, but it has to be done on a window by window basis, so except for special folders, you end up giving up and just using whatever window Finder throws at you because no one has the time to constantly reset their folders. Even then, out of all the attributes a folder has, "setting" the view on a folder often does not include setting it's size. The OS will override that it seems.

    What I find especially annoying is even when you get (some) of your windows under control. There is *really* no way to do anything about the open and save dialogues. They open in such a tiny, tiny state that the sidebar with the aliases is hardly visible, and they open in default column view. Every single time one opens a save or open dialogue, you have to either scroll around through "the keyhole" or drag the window to increase it's size before you do anything else.

    Horrible, horrible design IMO, and very sad really. :(

    Apple is usually so good with UI design, and the Finder is the most prominent part of the system, but it's been like this pretty much for always.

    There are Finder replacements by third parties, but these mostly focus on intricate plug-ins and seriously nerdy ways of addressing your file system. In other words they are more complicated than the Finder and thus not really a solution for the control problem.
     
  4. sukanas macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    sorry to kinda hijack this thread but where did u get those eve pictures?:rolleyes:
     
  5. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I only have to resize and switch the view to icon view once per application. :confused:
     
  6. WilliamTM thread starter macrumors member

    WilliamTM

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    Damnit, that's really annoying to hear. It's the one thing that gets on my nerve that Windows Explorer does perfectly well, and it's annoyed me ever since I switched over.

    I wonder if Apple are ever gonna fix it?

    http://macthemes2.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16784799
    Bonus points if you can help me back and find a pack of Wall-E PNGs of Wall-E himself. ;)
     

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