Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2011 7:28 PM (in response to sir-blah)
Tried for quite a while trying to replicate this. Finally figured it out. If you have a Sort By or Arrange By option set, it will reorder. To get to the Sort By options, hold down the option (alt) key and press the Arrangement button or in the View menu. Set both to none.
Shortcuts for both off is cmd+ctrl-0 and cmd+ctrl+opt-0.
Also note that I thought I didn't have a Sort By option because my icons were strewn about. However, the strewn-aboutness might have been inherited, and for some reason Lion defaults to a Sort By name. Not sure. Didn't spend much more time experimenting.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 12:26 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
Nope, I made sure that they were both set to "None." I can't figure out any reason. I can't give one of my websites so say apple, but do a Google search with images then drag a located image to a huge folder and **** if you can replicate.
I dragged your avatar image icon to my folder and instead of just showing the file/icon/preview/etc as a file in the finder it jumped up to 47.jpeg in the directory for some reason because it named the file "46.png." Yet I have a chunck of files grouped in 4 corners of my screen that this file doesn't boelong.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 4:43 AM (in response to sir-blah)
I think you can only upload small pictures, here. You'd have to post the video to a video sharing site (Vimeo, YouTube, etc) and then post a link to it.
However, I did see what you describe, but only when a sort option was present. I was using National Geographic as the source. I could drag an image in and drop it anywhere, including wedged between two normally spaced icons.
I also just tried with my Avatar and it dropped just fine wherever I wanted it to be (its name is 46.png).
Have you tried restarting? Or, Relaunching Finder. Maybe it's confused.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2011 11:41 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
Ihave restarted, and deleted the .DS_Store file; Same problem. This happens in every single window, not just the folder I have files in. I've tried new folders and have the same problem. Also, every once in a while a file I create becomes a hidden/invisible file for no apparent reason. Not sure what the heck is going on here with my Finder!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2011 12:03 PM (in response to sir-blah)
Further - I have set every single folder I can find to "Arrange by - None" and "Sort by - None"
The finder window still jumps all over every time I drag a new file into a folder from a web browser.
Same thing with Safari, FireFox, and Chrome.