Right, I'm guessing you must be using list view (fairly logical for a Windows user I suppose).
However, just playing around in that view now, I can't replicate the behaviour you describe. One folder highlighted, expanding multiple other folders, the window stays where I scroll it whatever's selected elsewhere.
I can't replicate it either, but I have seen other posts indicating funny behavior like that in list view.
If a restart (or Relaunch Finder in Force Quit) doesn't fix it, try deleting the com.apple.finder.plist file from your user/Library/Preferences folder.
It was quite a while ago I saw that post, so if you search, use advanced and select All for the scope.
Thanks for the look.
This is not the issue that I have. This poster appears to see the selection in the Finder window to jump around basically at will.
My issue is the following:
If I open the Documents folder in list view in Finder
and then I scroll down to the last folder in the list in Documents folder (I have a lot of folders in Documents)
and then I select the last folder or item in the list
then I scroll all the way back up to the top of the Finder window.
If I uncollapse the first folder in the list view in Finder,
finder then jumps all the way down to show the last item in the list -
either the folder or item I selected at the beginning.
This means that I am now looking at the last item in Finder when I want to be looking at the contents in the first item - the folder that I uncollapsed.
ODDLY this does not happen the same way in reverse. If I select the first folder in the list, then scroll all the way down to the last Folder in the list and uncollapse that folder - finder will not scroll all the way to the top to show me the item that was selected.
Does this make sense?
If not is there software on the mac that will let me take a video of it and post it somewhere?
It's very annoying and I'd like to know if I can prevent it...
sorry. this was the OP I was referring to:
Am I the only one having this annoying behavior?
In list view, particularly when using sorting by date, if I scroll up it keeps going down to select a certain file (not always the same, as if it memorizes one in a given window), and keeps going there no matter what other file I select. Sometimes it waits a second or two before scrolling back, sometimes it does even while I am scrolling. It's driving me crazy! No update (I am in 10.6.4) ever changed this behavior which appeared with SL.
I have a video showing the behavior, you find it here
Where does it come from? How can I get rid of it? Thanks in advance for any help
Thanks very much.
I seem to have this kind of funky behaviour in a number of OS issues and have been slowly trying to nail them down. I'm a new user so it is very hard for me to find the time to address them as I convert and try to keep working.
I /do/ have two "insecure startup items disabled" warnings that come up on startup. I have done a couple of archive installs due to trying to move items that were coming in from a pc (this was a nightmare because I was finding all my buried images from my pc folders on the mac and turns out finder was copying instead of moving these images because it thought they weren't on the hd apparently).
Anyway, it has definitely solved the issue which was mind-numbingly stupid behavior. I would have addressed it five months ago but a mac genius acted like it was normal behavior...
Anyway, do I drag and drop the finder plist at this point? Do you have any recommendations beyond this particular issue (which seems to have been solved in an odd way apparently).