Save finder view prefs as global default

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by moveright, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. moveright macrumors member

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    #1
    When i am searching through my files, I prefer the finder view option to sort "by kind" and in list mode. When I open a folder, I can manually choose this in prefs but it only seems to apply to that folder.

    Is there a way to change the finder preferences on a global level?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #2
    No. Finder is notorious for not remembering view settings globally. It will remember them for the folder you're in when you set them, but when you go to a different folder, it remembers the last settings used for that folder. One of the known weaknesses in Finder.
     
  3. dyn macrumors 68030

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    You can set the viewing options the same for every folder via the View Options (cmd-j or View > Show View Options or right click > Show View Options) but you'd need to use the same window and/or have the view of every folder set to the defaults. If you have ever changed the view in a folder it will use that view over the default. From what I see here I can change the "Arrange by" option but it does not allow me to set it as default.
     

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