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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views Desktop
Tiger only hintI prefer to use the same view to see a folder. The problem is that you can only set it on a folder-by-folder basis in the Finder. It's really painfull to go in to each and one of them to change it.

In Tiger, you can use Automator to do this for you. Drag your home folder to an empty Automator workflow. Search in Automator for "folder view" and drag the "Set folder views" action to your workflow. Set up the desired view, and click "Apply changes to sub-folders". Click the run button, and you're done -- though it might take a while to run.
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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: frickster on May 10, '05 10:55:46AM

Brilliant. I've been waiting for something to do this for a long time. (I know, I could have used Applescript or something...but this is sooooo nice.)

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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: Worboren on May 10, '05 01:06:41PM

Brilliant indeed.. It'd be perfect if the workflow could be extended to also setting the windows' position and "zoom status" (whatever it's called, can't remember right now - the window status set by the + button). Couldn't find these anywhere, probably Automator doesn't support them yet (hopefully).



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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: mclbruce on May 10, '05 10:59:07AM

Great hint! Now if someone could figure out a way to set file and folder permissions in a similar way...



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Terminal.app to the rescue again
Authored by: lullabud on May 10, '05 11:25:22AM
In Terminal.app it would be very easy to set permissions on a lot of items. I've done it frequently, as I'm sure a lot of other unix guys have. For instance, find ~/Sites/ -type d -exec chmod a+rwx "{}" \; will give all of the folders in your personal web page the ability to be listed through a web browser. Similarly find ~/Public/ -type f exec chmod 644 "{}" \; will make all the files in your Public folder read-only to other users, but read-write to the file owner. sudo chown -R user:group ~/Public/ can be used to change ownership of all files in your Public folder, and of course any other folder can be substituted.

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Terminal.app to the rescue again
Authored by: gidds on May 10, '05 05:52:22PM
Or it's even easier if you use zsh as your shell:

    chmod a+rwx ~/Sites/**/*(/)

The **/* lists files and folders recursively in all subfolders (in the same way that * lists those in the current folder), and the (/) restricts the results to folders. ( (.) would restrict to plain files, for example.)

I still don't understand why more people don't use zsh -- after all, it's not only free and open source, but it comes installed on every Mac!

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Terminal.app to the rescue again
Authored by: lar3ry on May 11, '05 02:32:43AM
Much more useful:
$ chmod a+rX ~/Sites
This makes all the files readable by everybody. In addition, things that are executable, including directories (!), are made executable by all. Using the lower case "x" in the command would make files executable, which is generally not wanted in the Sites folder...

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Terminal.app to the rescue again
Authored by: lar3ry on May 11, '05 02:34:22AM
sigh... That should have been...
chmod -R a+rX ~/Sites


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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: aaron128 on May 10, '05 02:58:44PM
You want Chop. A brilliant little app that recursively Changes Ownerships and Permissions.

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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: bdog on May 10, '05 04:29:20PM

I don't like Chop. I once used it to change everything in /Applications , but it got rid fo the executable bit for owner/group/everyone! There was no option for changing that.

I use Batchmod! Works much better, more features.



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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: cujo on May 10, '05 11:29:42AM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you'll have to apply this as you create new folders. No?



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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: yergnov on May 10, '05 11:41:02AM

Is there any easy way in Tiger to set all folder view to "column view"?



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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: wmscyclone on May 10, '05 07:42:11PM

In Finder, select Preferences from the Finder menu, and select "Open new windows in column view" from the General tab.



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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: jonn8n on May 10, '05 12:07:10PM
You can get this functionality (and a whole lot more) on pre-10.4 systems by using my shareware app Finder Window Manager (I am currently upgrading it for 10.4-compatibility). FWM can also watch for new folders that are opened and automatically adjust their views per your specifications.

Jon

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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: allenwatson on May 10, '05 02:36:10PM
For changing permissions on a batch of files, I prefer using the GUI to "chmod", the program "batchmod". Excellent shareware, and free.

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Microsoft MVP for Entourage
AppleScripts for OE and Entourage

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Change all Finder folders to identical views - 10.3?
Authored by: Spam Bait on May 10, '05 06:45:11PM

Is there any way to do this on 10.3 via the Terminal? I hate it when I boot up into OS 9 and some windows have icons scattered randomly all over the place after I return to OS X.



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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: MartiNZ on May 11, '05 12:02:54AM

If it were possible to not only set view parameters but window size and position as well, this would be really great! I'm guessing it's possible but <i>how</i> is the problem....



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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: JoeStreno on May 11, '05 11:44:41AM

I use QuicKeys to do "one off" window repositioning in the Finder. In the Finder I created an AppleScript QuicKey & use this script.

tell application "Finder"
set the bounds of window 1 to {0,45, 1373, 999}
set the current view of window 1 to column view
end tell

I have it assigned to trigger on Control Option Arrow Up Key. This way if a window opens from an image file, or any other source that I want to see "my way" ... this does the trick. You can alter the window size to anything you like.

You could do this with just an AppleScript too & assign it a keyboard shortcut even without QuicKeys. It's just easier for me to do it that way.



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10.4: Change all Finder folders to identical views
Authored by: aMacUzur on May 11, '05 01:41:58AM
I've been using FolderControl to do this (and more) since OS X 10.2 (and Neatnik in OS 9).

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Sort by Date Modified in Column View??
Authored by: ad7am on Sep 03, '05 06:09:20PM

I have been looking for the longest time to set Column View to "Keep Arranged By Date Modified" (or any other criteria) rather than the default Alphabetical.

I saw this article and thought it might be the answer to my prayers. But even in Automator, the Column View options are limited exactly like they are in the Finder.

Anyone know how to do it?



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