What does the "Clean Up" function do in folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by celticpride678, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. celticpride678

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    Does anyone know what the "Clean Up" option does when you right-click inside a folder on Mac OS X do?

    I have been searching for a long time now and haven't been able to find out anything.

    Thanks.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    It's greyed out for me under View > Clean Up and I don't see that option in my context menu in List View.


    Ah, I get it now, I think.

    Open a folder with many, many files, change to icon view (CMD+1) and hit clean up (right click or View > Clean Up). Now you'll see.
     
  3. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    So you see the purpose of Clean Up in Icon View? Or do you mean the first part of my post?

    I just found it myself after you posted it anyway, maybe there is more to it.
     
  5. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I use it all the time to get folder contents to snap to grid or whatever you want to call it--all lined up nice and neat--mostly use it on my desktop. That is how I see it--but maybe there is more to it as you said.
     
  6. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

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    No, I get it. It snaps everything to a grid.
     

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