Possible to keep the sidebar closed in 10.5?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dave H, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Dave H macrumors 6502

    Dave H

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    Is there some way to keep the sidebar from being open by default when opening folders?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Every folder you open, click the oval in the upper right corner, then close the folder. Next time, it should open without the Sidebar. I don't think clicking on "Save as Defaults" in Show View Options will cause all windows to lose the Sidebar. But you can try that.
     
  3. Dave H thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dave H

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    Thank you.
    I have been doing that, and doing that... It doesn't seem to work over time.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Just tried it on one window. It works for me.

    Don't know if this is a Finder issue or a System User Interface issue, or something else. To find out if it's one of the above, use a trial and error method: one plist file at a time. Not very sophisticated, but Mr. Sophisticated hasn't posted.

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systemuiserver.plist

    Move one to the Desktop.
    Restart.
    No good?
    Try the other one.

    What happened?
     
  5. Dave H thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dave H

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    I trashed the plist files.
    The sidebar stays closed on most folders.
    The "Utilities" and "Downloads" folders still open with the sidebar.
    If I close the folders and reopen them (without manually closing the sidebar), the sidebar is closed.
     
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