13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2008 3:56 PM by audiofreq
audiofreq Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
If I remember correctly, Finder in 10.4 Tiger remembered your view settings for every folder, so when you went back to that folder later, it kept it in the same view.

10.5 Leopard doesn't seem to do this, and the only work around is to go into "Show view options" and click the box for "Always open in * view". For one, this is really annoying to have to do to every single folder.

Secondly, it only works when you're navigating forward. If you click "back", Finder will stay in whatever view it was just in. Very annoying.

Can anyone else verify this, and hopefully offer a solution or better work-around? Is this a bug or a suggestion that should be filed with Apple? Thanks.

MacBook (Intel), Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • smithrj Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
    This is not the way it works for me. It remains like it did in Tiger. Cannot confirm, although this is common in the forum.


    Ray
  • Jeremy A Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Did you do an upgrade install from 10.4 or did you erase your harddrive and start fresh with 10.5?
  • smithrj Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
    I began with 10.4, but did not clone it to my external. I did a erase and install, after backing up my data with iDisk. I also did some internal adjustments for more RAM.


    Ray
  • audiofreq Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I bought a new MacBook with 10.5 installed, but I upgraded my girlfriend's computer to 10.5. I'm pretty sure it's the same way on both, but I haven't tested hers.
  • Francine Schwieder Level 6 Level 6 (19,040 points)
    The Finder behavior has been changed in Leopard, in response to a resounding chorus of complaints about being unable to set a default Finder view. Personally I preferred the old way. There is also what appears to be a bug, where using the back button in the toolbar causes all folders from that point on to display in whatever view the folder you started back from had, regardless of custom settings.

    Since the new behavior is a feature (except for the back bug) that was introduced to silence previous complaints I doubt anything we fans of the old behavior have to say will have any effect. You can certainly try, and bi.... um... complaining about the back button behavior may indeed help to make fixing that a priority. The page for feedback is here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html/

    Good luck. I've learned to go with the flow. Mostly.
    Francine


    Francine
    Schwieder
  • smithrj Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
    Hi, me too. I will not let the small stuff bother me. There are too many positives to dwell on the minor "My car wont start after 10.5.2." Really, it seems all operating, operator problems are blamed on Leopard. I love it, it had to worked out inside my small network, me and my daughter, yet all is well again. I think I'll take a walk around the park and be thankful.

    Ray
  • audiofreq Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yea, I don't think anyone's bashing Leopard here. I'm sure we'd all agree how great it is. We're just discussing a new feature and apparently a small bug.
  • smithrj Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
    Yae (Yes) and I don't know what PeeCee you crawled out of, but I was agreeing with the post above. There are very many complaints about, "The menu bar is not translucent enough." So, therefore, thanks for you input, yet it does not apply. If your just bored, answer the question, the "bug" is a known issue.

    Thanks for the enlightenment.
    Ray
  • audiofreq Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    woah calm down buddy
  • smithrj Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
    I would, and I would not have posted that last one. You critiqued my post. You offered no possible solution. You should address all answers to the poster, I am just trying to help. I try to offer a fix as opposed to critiquing others.

    Ray
  • audiofreq Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    i wasn't trying to critique or criticize you; there's really no need to get offended
  • smithrj Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
    I understand, I took the post incorrectly. Please except my apologies. I am sorry for being rude. I have manners issues when on the computer, something I need to work on. In the interim, just ignore me. OK, don't stay angry, it leads to stress and bad health. I am a good guy.



    Ray
  • audiofreq Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    hey no problem, thanks for the apology. im pretty new to the forum, so i really didnt want to upset anyone. sorry about the misunderstanding