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10.7: Improved Arrange By option in Finderís column view System 10.7
This may be obvious, but I hadn't seen it anywhere. Lion's Finder has a new option in the View Options window for Column views: Arrange By.

This setting allows you to group items by name, kind, application, various dates, size, and label. Within these groups, you can still sort by name, date modified, etc.

[crarko adds: This actually appeared in Snow Leopard, but has been enhanced in Lion, including the addition of keyboard equivalents. I'll publish it to draw people's attention to the feature, which is super-handy if you live in Column view, like I do.]
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10.7: Improved Arrange By option in Finderís column view
Authored by: Helge33 on Aug 25, '11 08:30:24AM

Are these kind of settings now "sticky"? Still with Snow Leopard it this unpredictable game whether a certain folder specific view setting will stick until you re-open later.

So far I am not impressed with Lion but this might be a reason for an update.



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10.7: Improved Arrange By option in Finderís column view
Authored by: joh on Aug 25, '11 09:43:07AM

This is great. But then, it's unusable. For some reason the folder arrows on the right side of the column disappear if you activate that option. OK, folders have their own section then anyway, but still. Folders have their disclosure triangle or their arrows everywhere else and without them folders just stop looking like folders. Irritating.



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10.7: Improved Arrange By option in Finderís column view
Authored by: fgol on Aug 29, '11 08:28:12AM

Ah... at first I was going to paraphrase joh and say this is great but unusable. Arranging by Kind is very useful but within each type the objects were in a random order. it took a lot of clicking to figure out how to have each grouping sorted by name.

After clicking the drop down arrange by Kind, I had to click View, View Options, then select sort by Name.



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10.7: Improved Arrange By option in Finderís column view
Authored by: czszsz on Sep 13, '11 08:02:16AM

Thanks a lot ! I was looking how to sort items by name. Thought symbolic links are still on the top of the list independently form the name.



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10.7: Improved Arrange By option in Finderís column view
Authored by: edwardlngTT on Sep 13, '11 06:06:33AM

I have searched everywhere for someone to help to to get this lion finder view option thing to stick save be saved permenintaly... sorry bad speller yeah and I know about spell check however I am about to rip my hair out...and check into Bellvue has to be a way to save and have peace with the world!
Thanks



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