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

    Apr 18, 2012
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Aug 8, 2009
    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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