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10.3: Spring-loaded folder behaviour in sidebars
Authored by: b-baggins on Dec 16, '03 02:14:30PM

My experience with this behavior is that it has to do with the view settings on the folder. Column view will always open in the same window. Icon view will always open in a new window. I believe that List view will also always open in a new window.

It's the same behavior you get when you double-click a folder from a window with that same view.

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10.3: Spring-loaded folder behaviour in sidebars
Authored by: osxpounder on Dec 16, '03 03:51:27PM

I'd prefer it if I could set a system-wide default choice for Finder view style [icons, list, or columns], and if each spring-loaded folder that pops up was in the same view as my preset preference.

I find it especially irritating that a folder springs up with whatever sorting I used there last, so, if I happened to sort my video files by date, instead of name, when I drop a file in via spring-loaded behavior, I have to search while holding the mouse down for a folder that's now lost among many, all sorted by date, whereas I'm searching for a folder by name.

So I wind up pressing Esc and doing it the 'old-fashioned' way. Funny that anything on a computer could seem 'old-fashioned'.


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10.3: Spring-loaded folder behaviour in sidebars
Authored by: playdrums on Dec 16, '03 04:46:58PM

Yep, very annoying. Of course your behavior will be different depending on what you have showing - toolbars, sidebar, etc. Anything with toolbar/sidebar is (by default) a "browser" and won't open new windows unless you specify in the prefs. It appears to be real flexible until you realize that it presents really incoherent results sometimes. Stick a new CD in and the window always opens with a sidebar and and toolbar regardless of whether your other windows normally have those elements. Also, doing so causes another "browser" style window to open even when there already is one. Very inconsistent.

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