Unzipping Annoyance

Discussion in 'macOS' started by snverhallen, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

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    Another Leopard annoyance, when ever I unzip a file it unzips on top of the .zip file. Refer to attachment. Anyone else find this annoying?

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  2. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    I assume Apple did this so that people could see where their zip filed unzipped to. Before the directory used to open somewhere random on the desktop, which if you have a lot of desktop items can be hard to spot. Quite smart if you think of it that way. ;)
     
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    You don't have your desktop snapping to a grid, if you are at the desktop with nothing else selected, hit Command+J and you can set up things like the grid spacing, icon size, font size, ordering... all that jazz.
     
  4. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    On purpose.
     
  5. kostia macrumors regular

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    This happens even with the desktop set to snap to grid. I love it; it's one of the tiny features in Leopard I think are really cool. No more visually searching the desktop to find where the unzipped folder landed.

    I wish the same thing happened with .dmg files and the resulting mounted volume icon.
     
  6. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    On my desktop it doesnt do that for me, i've got all my stuff set to snap to grid.
     
  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Mine does that and I have snap to grid on. It's annoying to me too.
     
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  9. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Oh well, I don't put stuff on my desktop... and when i unpack something with Unarchiver I have the zip thrown in the trash anyway.
     
  10. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't do that for me with Snap to Grid on, but does with it off.
     
  11. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I have snap to grid on but, sorting off. Does it have to do with sorting by name/kind or whatever?
     
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  13. snverhallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does it for me with snap to grid ON.

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  14. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020

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    does NOT do it for me with snap to grid on.
     
  15. snverhallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is really odd to see all the different results. It seems everyones Leopard has a mind of it's own, in terms of all the different results!?

    snverhallen
     
  16. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Well I have snap to grid on and just downloaded something that I then manually unziped.

    Maybe its a Safari download thing? The "open safe files" setting? Mine is off.

    Either way, I like it A LOT. While I never save the archives, its nice to see right where it unzipped to.
     

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