Poll: What View Do You Use in Finder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HappyDude20, Sep 19, 2008.

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You View in Finder?

  1. Folders Themselves (1st in Finder)

    31 vote(s)
    36.5%
  2. Columns To Columns (2nd in Finder)

    23 vote(s)
    27.1%
  3. Rows To Rows (3rd in Finder)

    24 vote(s)
    28.2%
  4. Cover Flow (4th in Finder)

    7 vote(s)
    8.2%
  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    #1
    I think Apple's finder has a few good ways to view itself but am curious as to how others view theirs...

    That's where the poll comes in, but am quite curious as to why you choose the view that you do use...

    Perhaps you like the look? Easier to navigate? etc?
     
  2. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    #2
    For me mostly Cover Flow or List view, depending on how many items are in the folder I am viewing.
     
  3. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Column view. It's easy to navigate back and forth.
     
  4. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Column view. Sometimes icons. I never use cover flow actually (apart from trying it a couple of times early...)
     
  5. OdduWon macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Mostly Column view here, though Cover Flow is better for your arrow keys when navigating folders with lots of pictures.

    Another very useful feature in Leopard's Finder is the "TOOLBAR".

    Notice here that I have shortcuts to programs like Preview, PS, QT and Stickies. Very useful for quick launching images and movies you want to edit or preview once you have located them. AN excellent feature.
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  6. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    #6
    Wow how do you get those? They look very cool and useful....
     
  7. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    Just drag a program from its location to the toolbar...
     
  8. gusious macrumors 65816

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  9. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    #9
    It varies, mainly column, the only one I dont use is cover flow
     
  10. acxz macrumors regular

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    #10
    I use all of them at some stage, but CoverFlow is my least used view.
     
  11. rsd macrumors member

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    #11
    Cover Flow is rubbish IMO, it just confuses me (its an easy thing to do)

    List and column for me, just find it easier to get around. Not forgetting the space bar quick preview! really useful when you got loads of images to go though.
     
  12. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    #12
    need more poll options. i dont use only one view.

    Documents, Downloads, Movies, Pictures - Cover Flow (although i hate it how it gets smaller and smaller, unlike iTunes)
    root hard drive, home, Music, Libraries, "Stuff", external hard drives - Column View
    Preferences - List view
    Computer, Trash and everything else - Icon view
     
  13. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    #13
    Where is the option for 'Finder? whats that? Doesn't everyone use the shell?'

    ;)
     
  14. fpbecker macrumors member

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    #14
    You forget the I-have-just-switched option:

    'Where can I make Finder look and behave like Windows Explorer?'
     
  15. HLdan macrumors 603

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    #15
    I use all the views depending on the folder in question. I keep my used folders on the Finder sidebar so for Utilities I use Coverflow, I like using Coverflow for this because the utilities icons are a bit weird to distinguish. For downloads I use icon view with big icons. For music folder I use list view.

    I love being able to use the Finder toolbar for one-click access to applications! Can't do that in Windows Explorer. I keep the Delete button in the toolbar so I don't have to right-click or drag items to the trash.
     
  16. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    #16
    Exactly. I think the Finder is the only piece of software on the Mac that I truly hate and wish I had the Windows counterpart instead. I am still amazed that the finder needs 3 views* to do half of the things the Windows explorer can do with one view...
    (*coverflow is not a view - it is eye-candy)
     
  17. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    #17
    totally agree.

    i see no benefit for it in the finder
     
  18. HLdan macrumors 603

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    #18
    You guys say stuff like that but when Apple hears you and yanks the feature and then we have a mega post thread entitled "Bring Back CoverFlow in Finder".

    Just because you don't like it or use it doesn't mean it's not used by many Mac users.
     
  19. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    #19
    Columns makes it easier for me to navigate back and forth.
     
  20. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

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    #20
    coming from windows the folder view seems a little more natural to me, but I am finding the 3rd view an easier to use view
     
  21. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    #21
    What's up with your weird titles for the views?
    The first view is called icon view, the second is list view, the third is column view and the fourth is coverflow.

    Anyway I use icon view in the Finder, I only use the Finder when I'm showing someone else not quite so computer savvy something. I use column view in PathFinder which is what I use in my daily activities. However I've found I barely use either as Quicksilver is much much faster.
     
  22. kolax macrumors G3

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    #22
    Varies - the default I have is Icon view, however I have my Applications folder as a list, and if I'm searching for something I'll switch it to list.
     
  23. durija macrumors 6502

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    #23
    List view is #1 for me. I can see a larger number of files with more complete name, size and date info.

    Cover flow is almost as good for that, but with only Tiger at work, I forget about it at home where I have Leopard. Column view isn't bad, but I can't stand icon view at all (Mac or Windows).

    And I'm not sure why there are such fans of Windows. I really miss toggling the triangles when I am on a Windows machine.
     
  24. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    I mostly use Columns, but the key is using it with Arrange By...Type, added with 10.5. Before 10.5, Column view was marginal, at best, for me, and I tended to use the details mode (rows?) I use the Icon view for few specific cases, like Applications and Downloads.

    Now if only the Finder were improved so each folder remembered its specific view settings, life would be even better.
     
  25. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    #25
    couldn't agree daveF, perhaps we'll see that in the future. You're not the 1st person I've heard mention that
     

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