"Sort by Kind" is a mess

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by VTECaddict, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to sort by kind AND alphabetically? When I do sort by kind, it puts the files in some random order (or maybe its by date?)

    Also, can the categories be changed or edited? Right now it seems to lump a lot of things into "documents" (dmg, iso, zip, rar, ...)

    ...or if not, is there a way to just restore the behavior it had in snow leopard? (arrange by file extension and alphabetically) :p
     
  2. westonm macrumors member

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    I had the exact same issue. (It's actually ordering them by date last opened by default.)

    You have to right-click and show view options (or select it out of the view menu). Therein will be a secondary sort selector, with name as an option.

    As far as I know you can't edit the categories at all.
     
  3. VTECaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ahh, good call. didn't see the secondary sort on first glance.

    i switched to sorting by application instead of by kind. it seems to separate different kinds of files better...
     
  4. parish macrumors 65816

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    And it still won't sort with all the folders at the top :mad:
     
  5. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    what the hell is going on? I shoot on my canon in both jpeg and raw, and it snow leopard sort by kind would separate them into groups, which made organizing my files a breeze. Now, jpeg and raw ore lumped together and all mixed up.

    Is there any solution to this??
     
  6. rorschach macrumors 68020

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