Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Sep 2012 22:58 UTC
Mac OS X "A little more than an year ago I wrote my rant post The Linux Desktop Experience is Killing Linux on the Desktop and for the first time in 8 years I wasn't a desktop Linux user anymore. I spent about a month wrestling with Windows 7, but let's face it - Windows is ill suited for professional Ruby programmers like me (and it's ill suited for most programmers, except maybe Java & .Net I guess). Anyways, it was never my intention to stick with Windows - I was just doing my Mac due diligence. Now with 1+ year of OSX usage I'd like to share a few things about my experience thus far with you."
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My personal biggest problem with OSX
by Ultimatebadass on Mon 10th Sep 2012 09:50 UTC
Ultimatebadass
Member since:
2006-01-08

is Finder. It's a fscking mess. There is no option to have folders on top and get the same view settings in every new window (it might as well be using random function to set that option). The thing drives me crazy and there are no serious alternatives that I know of (except for that Total Finder hack that at least gets the folders right).

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maccouch Member since:
2012-03-14

is Finder. It's a fscking mess. There is no option to have folders on top and get the same view settings in every new window (it might as well be using random function to set that option).


The folders on top i don't know, but the default view can be get by simply setting the default view in either / or ~ . Not sure if either or both but as long as you set both of these places in your preferred view finder will stick to it after.

But i agree with you, Finder could need some love on its shortcomings.

Edited 2012-09-10 11:52 UTC

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Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

simply setting the default view in either / or ~ . Not sure if either or both but as long as you set both of these places in your preferred view finder will stick to it after.


Just tried it. Seems to work for the folders that have no prior preferences set all others stay as they are, a "Apply to all folders" button would be helpful. Thanks for the advice anyway ;)

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Arrange by/Sort by Kind. Folders are now "on top."

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Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

Kind of gets the job done, true but it's not really a full solution (as i've mentioned TotalFinder manages to do it better but it costs 18$).

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