Weird finder problem

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Allan in T.Dot, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Allan in T.Dot, Jun 28, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2014

    Allan in T.Dot macrumors member

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    Hi everyone, hoping I can get your help on this one.

    I have my folder items arranged by kind and sorted by name. But when I keep opening up folders, the documents are never sorted by name (I'm not sure how or what they are sorted by) until I refresh the folder. Any idea how to resolve this? I'm not even pushing the processor in any way when this happens too (fresh reboot). I have a late 2013 rMBP with 16 GB ram, 2.6 Ghz i5. Thanks


    edit: I reindexed the computer but it doesn't seem to have helped. Strangely enough, I opened up a folder and for a split second it was sorted properly. Then immediately afterwards, it went into the some random order again!
     
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  3. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Try to adjust your settings for that folder and then select "Use as Defaults" as in the screenshot.

    Arrange by "Name"
    Sort by "snap to grid" if you wish.
     

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  4. Allan in T.Dot thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Traverse,

    I'm actually showing all files as list, but I'll try coverflow and see if that works any better. Thanks!


     
  5. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I don't believe you have to use the "browse by icon" at the top, this should work in list view as well.
     
  6. Allan in T.Dot thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm...in browse by columns, the default button is just not showing up in Mavericks!
     

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  7. JFTimmy macrumors newbie

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    Finder has a lot of issues

    I recently installed 10.9.4 and found that Finder is very slow in perfoming almost everything.
    Even opening a new file may take 30-60s.
    If I force quit Finder, often all icons from the desktop disappear and I need to restart.
    Any suggestions?
    J
     
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