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Changing the Finder's list view default column widths
Authored by: cyomega on Jun 29, '04 09:59:23AM

Is therre any way to set the Finder to display ALL windows in List view? I hate having to switch to list view any time I navigate to a folder I haven't used before, or when I create a new folder.

I've checked in com.apple.finder.plist, but to no avail... it seems that if you set the ComputerViewStyle property (in ComputerOptions) to "Nlsv" it should do this -- but no dice. I've also tried creating a prop named "AlwaysOpenWindowsInListView" (in reference to the "AlwaysOpenWindowsInColumnView" prop), but that doesn't work either.

If there is no way, can we pester Apple to get them to implement a global (well, global per user) setting to do this? Perhaps in Finder preferences, or in a preference panel... or something...



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Changing the Finder's list view default column widths
Authored by: robrippin on Feb 15, '06 03:51:47PM

I second this request. I work in a Windows server environment and now use Blue Harvest to stop my mac from tossing .DS_Store files everywhere on the Windows boxes. All I'm doing is browsing their folders and change the icon view to list view then BAM, I have a ton of .DS_Store files everywhere.

I've too looked all over the com.apple.finder.plist to see if I can change the default "new folder" view from icon to list but apparently Apple thinks it's only necessary to have icon as the default and in "Finder - Preferences" have an option to only allow "Open new windows in column view" Great, Apple! Now where is the "Open new windows in list view" option?!

There's gotta be a way of hacking the Finder.app and forcing it to set this as default.



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