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    HELP - MAC not storing my settings from day to day, ie: want my icons in LIST view
    Every day when I turn on my MAC (at work), the settings from the previous day are gone. I prefer my files/folders to be in "list" view, but they are always in large icon view and scattered all over the window. Each day I have to change every folder I open to list view manually. How to I get my computer to remember my settings so that I don't have to change it each day? our "expert" computer guy here at work has no clue, just saying it should automatically remember it, but it won't. Other areas where the same type of thing is occuring: I use InDesign everyday and always want my documents in inches. However, it usually defaults back to picas so when i open a new doc each day, i have to go in and change the settings back to inches. Also, any folders I click on open up a window so large it runs from the top to off the bottom of my screen. i have to go to to Window>Zoom Window so it gets back on the screen where I can size it down. All these things, although minor, are just such a hassle to have to do every single day. any advice is very welcome!! I am by no means advanced on a MAC, so please break things down for me as best you can.

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    have you already repaired permissions, by chance?

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    From my experience, as soon as you open a window, ie your hard drive from the desktop or the finder from the dock, you can resize/change view options, and it will remember it. Just make sure that you change those settings as soon as you open the window, not after you start clicking on icons and such.
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    antizero
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    How do you apply finder view settings so that they look the same in EVERY folder?

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    when you open a finder window, hit apple + j and select your settings there.

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    antizero
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    Quote Originally Posted by fearlessfreap24
    when you open a finder window, hit apple + j and select your settings there.
    That doesn't really answer my question, I want to know how to apply it to EVERY finder window.

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    Finder Preferences > General > Open New Window In Column View

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    antizero
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    Is there a way to somehow mod finder so that you can have it open new windows in details view?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antizero
    Is there a way to somehow mod finder so that you can have it open new windows in details view?
    Not sure - i usually just open a window and hit command+'1', '2', or '3' for whichever view I want.

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