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Sorting Columns in Finder Windows
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Aug 22, 2000, 11:17 AM
When I view my files in Finder (OS 8 and now 9.0.4) I see File Name followed by Last Updated and Created Date.

What I want to see is File Name, followed by Size and Kind. I can manually change these, but they're back to where they were when I reboot.

Is there a way to make this the default? There's no options I'm aware of in the control panels. If there's a fix through Res Edit, that too would be useful (if necessary).

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Aug 22, 2000, 11:47 AM
Finder Preferences? Open the Preferences... from the Edit menu in the Finder.
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Aug 23, 2000, 10:04 AM
Thanks, duh, but not quite...

The Preferences only let me turn columns on and off but offer no sort order. I can choose sort by name OR type OR size etc., but I want to specify that all windows show the name COLUMNT first, the Size COLUMN next, and the Kind COLUMN third, followed by date created and date modified.

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Aug 24, 2000, 01:14 PM
Hi Jodeo,

There might not be a built-in way to change the *default* column order. However, for some alternative approaches, see the older related threads in this Forum (e.g., List Views custom default?) if you haven't already done so.


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