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How do I make EVERY folder adhere to standard view settings?
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Oct 23, 2001, 06:29 PM
 
The subject speaks for itself. Is there a macro ot something that will go through every folder and set it to standard views? It's just annoying having to manually adjust each new folder so that the icons aren't cluttered. Also, is there a way to cascade open windows, like in Windows? A key combination or something, that could maximise them all, or tile them, or something?
     
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Oct 24, 2001, 12:56 AM
 
This script might do what you want. RUN AT OWN RISK:

tell application "Finder"
set has custom view settings of every folder of entire contents of disk "MyDiskName" to false
end tell

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Oct 24, 2001, 01:39 AM
 
I don't know anything about the cascading windows but this will work for the icon arrangement. Under the finder, simply go to the Edit menu and select Preferences... Click on the Views tab and then select which layout you want to edit, Icons, Buttons, or List. Set them however you want and that's the end of that. Then, open your hard drive that you wish to set the views for. Go to the View menu and select View Options. Click the button at the bottom called Set to Standard Views. That's it. Hope this helps.
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Oct 24, 2001, 04:57 AM
 
Well, I'm hesitant to use that scipt, but it seems like it could work. I tried the other suggestion, but I'm afraid that only changes the view options for the root of the hard disk, not the entire thing.
     
   
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