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Apple Finder New Window Height bug

217 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2013 1:34 PM by bpkmadden RSS
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Jun 22, 2013 8:28 AM



Every time I mount a mount a file system with a Finder > Connect to Server or a Command+K, the Finder opens the new window at the full height of my laptop screen. It is very annoying. I always resize the height back down, but Finder never remembers that I have done this.


Is there any solution to this problem I have a MacBook Pro 13 with Retina Display and OS X 10.8.4. This problem has been here since 10.8.0.


See the attached screen shot.


Thanks,Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 8.27.00 AM.png

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,295 points)
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to bpkmadden)

    If you take this window, resize it, and then immediately close it, if you re-open it using Command-K then does it open again to the smaller size or to the larger size?

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,295 points)
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to bpkmadden)

    Open the Terminal utility and run the following command (copy and paste it):


    sudo find / -name ".DS_Store" -depth -exec rm {} \;


    When you press Enter, you will be prompted for your password (this will not show), and then wait for the command to drop back to a dollar-sign command prompt (it may take a few minutes to complete).


    This will remove all of the hidden window settings files from your system, and should allow any resized window settings to be saved properly.


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