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How do I save the appearance of windows on the desktop?

358 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2013 11:19 PM by baltwo RSS
Guy Burns Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
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Mar 22, 2013 4:35 PM

Okay, I had the solution for this on my G5 iMac under 10.4.11 (see https://discussions.apple.com/message/11410762#11410762), but under 10.6.8 things have changed. When I try the previous solution, what I get is the icon view and I want the list view.

 

I want to open a number of windows on my desktop in a certain way and be able to restore the look and position of them. Is that possible?

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)

    Only Finder windows will reopen as you last set them when shutting down. You need Lion/ML to restore apps and there windows on restart.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)

    Guy Burns wrote:

    I take it, then, that it is not possible in any OSX to save the size, position and style of a Finder window so that every time you open a particular folder it opens the same way?

    All the folders I set up retain their position, size, and style. The hidden .DS_Store file retains those settings. I really don't know why you're having issues. Log into a newly created admin user account and see if the problem persists.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)

    Never used the Dock in this manner, so can't comment on that behavior.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2

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