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How to change Default Finder Windows Size?

449 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 3:01 AM by a8venegas RSS
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Nov 10, 2012 8:20 AM

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.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to a8venegas)

    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:


    Then, restart, or log out and in again.

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

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 3:17 PM (in response to a8venegas)

    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.


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