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Is there a way to make Finder always expand to "Show All" by default in "Icon View"?

I am referring to this situation where the "Show All" is collapsed by default:

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I have a two-part answer for you. The short answer is no, you cannot "Show All" by default in the Icon view you are using.

The good news, and second part of the answer, is that you can change the folder View settings to eliminate this completely.

  1. Open one of the folders with which you are having an issue.
  2. Select 'Show View Options' from the 'View' menu.
  3. Change the 'Arranged By' setting to 'Name' or 'None'.
  4. Then Select 'Sort By' to whatever way you prefer. 'Kind' will be the secondary arrangement.
  5. You may also wish to check the box, 'Always open in Icon view'.

Once this is set the way you wish, you can also click the Use as Default button at the bottom of the View options window.

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Thanks, this is I think more tolerable, but ideally I liked to be able to arrange my files by Kind. That's what I've been doing since Snow Leopard, as far as I can remember. –  Bill Jobs Jan 6 '13 at 2:56
    
Well, there is no out-of-the-box way to achieve this. Are there any way to achieve this using Apple script? –  DUKE Feb 16 at 16:58

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