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Make the Finder remember your window prefs Desktop
Saw this one somewhere today, and it's a good one. The Finder doesn't seem to remember that I prefer column view with about seven columns showing. I set my window that way, navigate around, close it, open a new one, and I get icon view again ... a little frustrating! Turns out there is a way to get it to remember the settings.

Close all your finder windows, open a new window, set it the way you like it (column view, icon view, width, height, whatever). Now close that window before you do anything in it. From now on, all your new Finder windows will open with those characteristics. I'm not sure whether this is a bug or a feature, as it sometimes seems inconsistent about remembering.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 28, '01 10:20:32PM

Great tip. Works like a charm. Finally, a friendly finder :-)

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Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 28, '01 10:32:38PM

My NeXT machine has 3 panes in it's file manager and I knew there had to be some way
to make OSX do this by default. Apple really should have provided more of a manual.


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Can't get it to work
Authored by: rdw75wu on Apr 07, '01 02:51:44AM

I'm afraid I can't get this to work...can you explain it again?



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