4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 3:01 AM by a8venegas
a8venegas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all:


New Finder windows show Macintosh HD and there is no problem in keeping the size or view options every time I open a new window (command + N).
I can change "New Finder windows show" to another folder and works just as well.


But when I open a folder in a new window (double click on an icon folder) the size of the window is very small and different from the window displayed by using command + N.

 

Finder saves and applies default view options to all windows without a problem, but not the default size or in other words: 
default windows size is different from new finder windows size.


In Snow Leopard I could change default size of all windows holding down the Shift key while dragging and changing the size but in Mountain Lion it does not work.
I have also deleted all files .DS_Store but neither works.


I searched a lot but can not find a solution to this problem.

 

Thanks.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: How to change Default Finder Windows Size?
    macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,520 points)

    You should be able to change the size of the Finder window by dagging from a corner without the option key.

     

    Try resetting your Finder prefs....

     

    Go to your Finder "Go" menu hold the option key and choose Library. Then go to Preferences folder and trash this file:

    com.apple.finder.plist

     

    Then, restart, or log out and in again.

    (You may have to reset a few finder prefs the way you like them.)

  • 2. Re: How to change Default Finder Windows Size?
    a8venegas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply. I tried to delete that file but the problem persists.

    I can change the size of all windows and Finder remembers the size of each one.

     

    The problem is default size of the new folders or folders that have not changed its windows size are always the same and are very small.

  • 3. Re: How to change Default Finder Windows Size?
    macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,520 points)

    I'm having trouble visualizing this. Can you post a screenshot? Use cmd+shift-3 or cmd-shift 4 for part of the screen. Then use the camera icon in your reply toolbar to post it.

  • 4. Re: How to change Default Finder Windows Size?
    a8venegas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As far as New Finder Windows (command+N) are concerned, there's no problem.

     

    All other folder's Finder Windows I have not modified manually are displayed with the default size shown in the attached image. That is the window size that I want to modify.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-11-13 at 11.47.15.jpg