Snow Leopard Grid Off

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tipem, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. tipem macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    Take a look at my Finder window (attached). Ever since I upgraded to Snow Leopard, the grid for every single folder has been off in Finder. How do I clean this up? Additionally, when I delete files (or move them to another folder), Finder doesn't "re-adjust" the grid; it just leaves EMPTY SPACES where those files used to be (like the weird spaces you see in the attachment).

    My guess is that this is just some setting new in Snow Leopard that I don't know about. Or maybe some preexisting setting was modified in the upgrade. How can I fix this?

    Really, how can I set ALL folders to "Snap to Grid"?
     

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  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Press Command J and a window will appear. Select Snap to Grid to fix this.
     

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  3. devburke Guest

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    View > Clean Up

    That’ll arrange everything on the grid. If won’t prevent future things from being off the grid though, that’s what this tip is for:

    Well, snap to grid will still leave empty spaces when a file is deleted. Select one of the other sort options to have things automatically fill the space (usually I think sorting by name makes the most sense). You can also get to these ones through View > Arrange By without opening up the View Options window.
     
  4. tipem thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. That did it. I also did a recursive remove of all .DS_Store files. :)
     

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