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How to set larger finder window?

Postby Edward M. Baum » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 01:52:36 GMT

Whenever I open the Finder window it is only about 5" x 7" and I have to
enlarge it manually.

Can I set the default window size of the finder window?

I'm using OS 10.4.8

I have a 23" display and this is a drag . . . Literally.


Re: How to set larger finder window?

Postby Chu-En Ginsberg » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 02:06:05 GMT

Open a Finder window - resize it - close it.  Now it remembers the size.

Repeat for position.


chuenginsberg at mac dot com

Re: How to set larger finder window?

Postby The New Guy » Fri, 09 Feb 2007 03:16:22 GMT

In article <C1EA19F2.2DD81% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

It should remember the size.  You don't say whether this affects all 3 
types of view thoush:  Icon, List and Column.  Let us know.  

Hopefully Leopard will correct this insanity OS X has with window 
placement and its inability to remember some window positions.  And the 
stupid cascading that can't be turned off in the Finder.  You open a new 
Finder window, its cascaded with the bottom right hand dragger hidden.  
How stupid is that?  You have reposition the window to drag it.  Some of 
us post Windows users would love it if every window, no matter its 
function would open Full Screen and be done with it.  If we wanted it 
smaller, we could always drag it to the correct parameters later.

Re: How to set larger finder window?

Postby abuse » Fri, 09 Feb 2007 11:36:05 GMT

The New Guy < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

I don't know about the finder but Interface Builder in the developer's
tools is the only way to fix this with Terminal windows.  I'd give it a
try.  Here's the basic idea (towards the end of this) -


Billy Y..

Re: How to set larger finder window?

Postby The New Guy » Fri, 09 Feb 2007 14:18:28 GMT

Is there any point if I never use Terminal?

Re: How to set larger finder window?

Postby abuse » Fri, 09 Feb 2007 23:25:46 GMT

The New Guy < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

For someone like you?  No, none whatsoever.

Billy Y..

Re: How to set larger finder window?

Postby The New Guy » Sat, 10 Feb 2007 07:58:37 GMT

Please tell me what I'm like.  It was a simple question.  Perhaps you 
could answer it showing some respect and dignity.  I thought the {*filter*}s 
usually used PC's.

Re: How to set larger finder window?

Postby abuse » Sat, 10 Feb 2007 10:15:30 GMT

The New Guy < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Look, it can not be made any clearer.  "Give it a try" with respect
to "here's the basic idea," means you would look around in (this case)
for the appropriate file to modify with Interface Builder.  And of course
before one fools around with this sort of thing, one first backs up.

If you must have detailed, step-by-step directions, you'll have to find
someone who's already done this.  But I do believe it's safe to say there
is nothing else that will fix it.

Billy Y..

Re: How to set larger finder window?

Postby Clever Monkey » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 04:00:24 GMT

Why would you think something like that?

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