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    Use Finder Column View as default view
    Is it possible to set the column view as the default view for finder (all folders). When I choose icon or list view and open view options it's possible to set them as the default view, but there's no button to set column view as the default view?

    Am i missing something here…???
    Vikram Shah

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    its in finder menu at the top

    Finder . Preferences > general tab

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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    its in finder menu at the top

    Finder . Preferences > general tab
    I don't see any such option in the finder preferences

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    Me either. Would love to have this as the default for all Finder. I am in the middle of reading all Finder column posts so may stumble upon the answer to the other question I have which is, is it possible to set the default so that the columns always arrange themselves so that the full title of the folder or file is visible? I know I can do that on an ad hoc basis by clicking the little icon at the bottom of the column but I would like it to happen automatically every time.

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    sorry, I am still using Tiger, in Leoprad they have moved it to the View options button in the finder itself

    http://www.simplehelp.net/2007/10/31...eopard-finder/

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    Thank you
    I am not exactly sure what I did that made it work because I thought that the view options worked on a folder by folder basis. But it seems to have worked. Very strange. I open a folder and it opens in column view but when I look at the view options, the box at the top that says "always open in column view" is unchecked. This means that the system default is working, of course, but one would think that the box would be checked, allowing user to uncheck it so that any given folder would not open in column view. Sorry, this must sound quite rambling, but this is as clear as mud to me.

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