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10.5: Restore a folder's view options to default settings System 10.5
I have most of my folders set to open with the defaults I've set for icon size, view columns, etc.; plus a few folders which have their own customized settings. In Tiger and earlier, there was a button on the View Options panel to restore a customized folder to the default view, but we lost this with Leopard.

To restore a folder to the default view settings in Leopard, open the View Options panel (Command-J, or View » Show View Options) then hold down the Option key. With the Option key down, the 'Use as Defaults' button will change to 'Restore to Defaults.'
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10.5: Restore a folder's view options to default settings
Authored by: Cadium on Sep 08, '08 02:13:01PM

This is a great tip, thank you very much for posting it!



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10.5: Restore a folder's view options to default settings
Authored by: haloici0us on Sep 08, '08 03:11:31PM

I can't seem to find this option.

I only have:

Always show column view
Text Size
Show icons
Show icon preview
Show preview column
Arrange by

I've tried this is many different folders.

I still want a way to set my own default folder settings, too. The default setting is huge on my little MacBook's screen.



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10.5: Restore a folder's view options to default settings
Authored by: seika7 on Sep 08, '08 03:37:44PM

It doesn't work in column view. Try icon, list, or cover flow.



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10.5: Restore a folder's view options to default settings
Authored by: haloici0us on Sep 08, '08 04:33:03PM

Ah, finally it is visible, but greyed out. This was a nice tip though.



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10.5: Restore a folder's view options to default settings
Authored by: Stormchild on Sep 08, '08 11:21:29PM

I'm surprised there's anyone who didn't know about this yet. The View Options palette is the only thing that makes using the Finder even barely tolerable. Quite frankly they need to throw the whole thing out and start over...again.



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10.5: Restore a folder's view options to default settings
Authored by: sjk on Sep 13, '08 05:21:54PM

Would be nice if there was a simple method to find what the default View Options are before restoring them instead of having to locate some other folder with them set that way.



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