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    Folders help on a Mac

    Recently upgraded my computer to the Snow Leopard OS, and having trouble with all of my folders. On my old OS (Tiger, I believe), I had all of the folders set to "Snap to Grid" and also to be sorted by "Name". Same thing on the desktop...to have things "Snap to Grid" so that they're lined up with each other.

    So far in Snow Leopard I've had to go through each folder I've opened and reset these....but there are probably a few hundred folders on my computer, and going through all of them would be a royal pain. Is there some "default" that I'm missing?? Even when I open the Finder folder, click View --> Show View Options --> Snap to Grid --> Set as Default, it doesn't apply it to other folders.

    And on folders that I do have it set to "Snap to Grid" and sort by Name, it does it once I set it...but when I add a new file to that folder later, the new file isn't sorted or placed in the grid.

    Anything? Tried a google search but didn't get much, and tried looking through the System Preferences but didn't see anything that seemed right. Anyone? Please and Thanks!

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    Re: Folders help on a Mac

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    Recently upgraded my computer to the Snow Leopard OS, and having trouble with all of my folders. On my old OS (Tiger, I believe), I had all of the folders set to "Snap to Grid" and also to be sorted by "Name". Same thing on the desktop...to have things "Snap to Grid" so that they're lined up with each other.

    So far in Snow Leopard I've had to go through each folder I've opened and reset these....but there are probably a few hundred folders on my computer, and going through all of them would be a royal pain. Is there some "default" that I'm missing?? Even when I open the Finder folder, click View --> Show View Options --> Snap to Grid --> Set as Default, it doesn't apply it to other folders.

    And on folders that I do have it set to "Snap to Grid" and sort by Name, it does it once I set it...but when I add a new file to that folder later, the new file isn't sorted or placed in the grid.

    Anything? Tried a google search but didn't get much, and tried looking through the System Preferences but didn't see anything that seemed right. Anyone? Please and Thanks!

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    It will increase your reply count (i.e. - credits) if you allow Mac bashing and the argument that will start because of it.



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    Re: Folders help on a Mac

    Just PM CycloneYoda. He is our Mac God around here.



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    Re: Folders help on a Mac

    this?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym043lFDQU0]YouTube - Snow Leopard Glitch: No Default View Options[/ame]



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    Re: Folders help on a Mac

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    Recently upgraded my computer to the Snow Leopard OS, and having trouble with all of my folders. On my old OS (Tiger, I believe), I had all of the folders set to "Snap to Grid" and also to be sorted by "Name". Same thing on the desktop...to have things "Snap to Grid" so that they're lined up with each other.

    So far in Snow Leopard I've had to go through each folder I've opened and reset these....but there are probably a few hundred folders on my computer, and going through all of them would be a royal pain. Is there some "default" that I'm missing?? Even when I open the Finder folder, click View --> Show View Options --> Snap to Grid --> Set as Default, it doesn't apply it to other folders.

    And on folders that I do have it set to "Snap to Grid" and sort by Name, it does it once I set it...but when I add a new file to that folder later, the new file isn't sorted or placed in the grid.

    Anything? Tried a google search but didn't get much, and tried looking through the System Preferences but didn't see anything that seemed right. Anyone? Please and Thanks!

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    With the desktop active, under the View menu, choose 'Show View Options' (or cmd-J) and select 'Snap to Grid' in the 'Arrange by' drop-down.

    This help?



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    Re: Folders help on a Mac

    Bos....that is my exact dilemma. Not so much the anal-retentive spacing issue, but having some form of grid would be nice. Just tired of opening folders and seeing files on top of each other, spaced out all over, etc. And not in any sort of order.



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    Re: Folders help on a Mac

    cjb....got that to work for the Desktop, but when I added a new folder just not to "test" it, the folder wasn't in the grid.

    might just be a Snow Leopard glitch, from what that youtube guy found.



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    Re: Folders help on a Mac

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    cjb....got that to work for the Desktop, but when I added a new folder just not to "test" it, the folder wasn't in the grid.

    might just be a Snow Leopard glitch, from what that youtube guy found.

    Try this:

    Apple - Support - Discussions - Automatically snap to grid by name... ...



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    Re: Folders help on a Mac

    Figured out the desktop issue.


    Now if there's a way to get all the folders to cooperate...or get the default setting to cooperate.



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