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  1. #1
    Sort downloads by date?
    Is there a simple way to have my downloads folder always sorted by date, so that my latest downloads are always at the top?

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    Sort downloads by date?
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    Open the folder
    Right Click
    Select Show View Options
    Then Sort By
    Select Date Added

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    That works in all my folders except my downloads folder. There is no right click option in it for some reason.

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    I did find the sort by date option when I went first to computer. For some reason when I use the downloads icon in my dock, the right click option is gone. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy4 View Post
    I did find the sort by date option when I went first to computer. For some reason when I use the downloads icon in my dock, the right click option is gone. Thanks
    That is correct. The icon on the Dock is just a shortcut link to the folder with limited options. You have to go to the folder itself to have the rest of the functionality. The Dock version is there for convenience to be able to access a download you just made quickly.
    Jake

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    I also have the Downloads Alias in the Dock. Right Clicking brings up the usual list of options with "Sort By" at the top of the list.

    What I would suggest is to remove the Downloads Alias from the Dock - then replace it there by Drag and Drop or by Right Clicking the Downloads Folder in Finder and choosing "Add to Dock".

    That should re-establish the Right Click option from the Dock.

    Ian
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    Hi Jake,

    This what I get Right Clicking the Downloads Folder in my Dock:

    Sorry - Insert Image temporarily out of action it seems - at least for me. Tried multiple times with different screenshots.

    My point was simply to say that Right Click on the Downloads Folder in the Dock does work (I'm on macOS Mojave in case that makes a difference).

    Ian
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    Good find, Ian. I tried it and got a more complete menu than I've seen before. Wonder if it's relatively new, or have I just missed it?
    Jake

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    If you right click on the Downloads folder in the Dock, what options have you selected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post

    My point was simply to say that Right Click on the Downloads Folder in the Dock does work (I'm on macOS Mojave in case that makes a difference).

    Ian
    I don't remember exactly when it was introduced but that feature s still in Catalina.
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    Out of boredom one day I discovered these short cuts for sorting.

    Hold down Control+Option+command
    Followed by a number

    1) Name
    2) Kind
    3) Date Last Opened
    4) Date Added
    5) Date Modified
    6) Size
    7) Tags

    These seem to work work in all views.
    Last edited by Klaw; 12-05-2019 at 01:40 PM.

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