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If I select "Arrange By > Name" in "Column View" in any window, nothing happens. This is a massive inconvenience. I attached an image of a finder window of my applications below, in which the Column view with arrange by Name is configured, but the applications haven't been resorted by name.


It will arrange by name in Icon and List views, but not in Column view. Does anyone know how to solve this? Is it a glitch inherent to OS X Lion that Apple didn't catch?


OS X Lion Finder Fail.jpg

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
Reply by Barney-15E on Jul 23, 2011 12:58 PM Helpful

There seem to be a few glitches in the Arrange/sort model.

You can actually Arrange by and Sort By separately. You can get to the Sort options by holding down the Option key while selecting the Arrangement button.


However, there aren't any sort options when you Arrange by Name. And it doesn't change the sort by option when you switch to Arrange by Name.


Try setting the Arrange by to None. Then, hold down the option key and press the Arrange button. What is it sorted by?

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