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10.5: Change folder sort order in the Finder's Kind view
Authored by: stevebr on Apr 24, '09 05:37:48AM
I also did a bit of experimenting with the Edit » Special Characters palette. Most any Greek letter (European Scripts » Greek in the All Character view) will force a name to the end of the list, as will some Cyrillic characters. But that's about it; pretty much everything else I tested forced the names to the front of the list.
That's a hint of its own right there. I've been looking for a way to force end-of-list sorting with something other than my usual "zzz" prefix for a while but never had the patience to run through the whole Unicode table. Thanks!

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10.5: Change folder sort order in the Finder's Kind view
Authored by: osxpounder on May 06, '09 12:48:42PM

Yes, thanks for checking so many characters, and sharing your findings with us!

Sorting an item to the end of the list can be very helpful, too. It's good to know I can stick a Greek character in front of a filename or folder name, to force it to the end of a sorted list.

I think I'll use the Omega character. Seems fitting.



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10.5: Change folder sort order in the Finder's Kind view
Authored by: magnamous on May 05, '11 09:13:24PM

I used to have a text file somewhere with an explanation of some characters that would bump items to the beginning or the end of the list, and one of the end-of-list characters was invisible (at least in OS 9). Unfortunately, I can't find the file, so this is a nice replacement. Thanks!



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