View Thumbnails AND Sort by Kind in Finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sewheidi, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. sewheidi macrumors newbie

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    When looking through files, I often want to view thumbnails to see preview of my files (PDFs, AI, JPGS, etc) but I also want to sort by kind, so that if I know I am looking for a particular file type, I can see all of those at once AND see a thumbnail. I sort by kind in list view, then change to thumbnail view and it goes back to sort by name. I can't seem to find a way to change the "sort by" in the thumbnail view. Is there a way to do this? I know I could view files in Bridge, but that can be chuggy and if I just want a quick thumbnail in finder, I don't think it's a lot to ask.

    Using Mac OS X 10.6.6

    Thanks!
    Heidi
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Right-click in thumbnail view and select "Keep Arranged By" to choose how you want it sorted.
     
  3. flat five macrumors 601

    flat five

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    in finder, push ⌘J then Arrange By-> Kind

    set as defaults if you want all folders to act that way..


    (edit).. Or, that ^^^^^ to.. or via the little gear icon at the top of the finder window.. or ^⌘5 .. or in finders View menu..
    take your pick :)
     
  4. sewheidi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, yes, thanks for the tips, and I realized what I actually really want to do is to be able to do this when I am opening a file. So, I'm in Illustrator, and I go File - Open, then I have a "finder" window inside of my program and I want to see thumbnails AND sort by kind (but not have this set as default) - I cannot seem to right click in this instance of a finder window. Is there a way to do this?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Not within an Open or Save dialog box. Only in normal Finder windows.
     
  6. sewheidi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, GGJstudios for the quick reply.

    That is REALLY annoying that it can't do that though...argh. If anyone knows of a workaround that would be great!
     

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