Sorting Finder to show folders at top?

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  1. KetchupRob, Sep 1, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2016

    KetchupRob macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Edited because I am a moron.

    It is simple to sort with folders at the top, Finder/Preferences and its right there.

    Sorry.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Not really, I think there may be some sort of hack to do so but overall, sorting by kind puts the folders in the middle, unlike in Windows, it puts then to the top
     
  3. KetchupRob thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. OldGreyGuy macrumors member

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    Yes, it is the only real problem I have with El Capitan, I used to run a 3rd party utility to do this and when I moved to El Capitan it no longer worked. Glad to see that this is being addressed.

    I know people will always say, it is the default, get used to it, well daily I work with a number of operating systems including Windows, Linux (many different versions), Solaris plus a couple of legacy environments and for all of these systems they can default to this pattern, for me consistency is more important than just adapting for one platform.
     
  5. KetchupRob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agreed. I only started using Mac OS X back in 2014, so I am pretty new to it still, but there are a few things that piss me off, like the sorting of files and folders in Finder, or cut/copy and paste which should be a simple feature, or switching between windows, the alt tab and alt ~ is fine, but it makes it hard to get things done when working with several spreadsheets or application windows. So it is a pain sometimes.

    The bonus is the loading time of apps and just the general stability.
     
  6. mrjohnsly macrumors newbie

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    You can cut and paste on a Mac, you just need to use a different key combination when you paste.

    Copy and Paste
    Command + C → Command + V

    Cut and Paste
    Command + C → Alt + Command + V
     
  7. KetchupRob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I already know that, I just mean that if you can't copy and paste a file from Finder into an email as an attachment, and very often copy and paste doesn't work properly in excel. Although I realise these may be more MS issues than Mac
     
  8. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    Why bother hitting key commands... just drag the file from the Finder into the email window (or onto the Mail icon in the dock if you want to create a new email).
     
  9. KetchupRob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its quicker to use the keyboard shortcuts than dragging and dropping. Although, I will have to give the drag to mail one a try. I know you can drag into the email window, but will check out dragging to the mail icon in the taskbar.
     
  10. AJClayton macrumors 6502

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    If you don't want to drag and drop, then an alternative is to right click the item you want to email and then choose "Mail" from the share menu.
     

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