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I open My Documents in finder. Click CMD-J and change the font size to 10. I choose set as default. The font size looks right on My Documents.

Then I navigate to Applications, and the font size is 12.

Is there a way I can change my font size on all folders?


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You have to delete the .DS_Store files in each folder.

How to do that? Via Onyx. You can also unhide all invisible files (.DS_Store files are invisible) and delete them one by one.

After that, you can "set default" in the root folder and it should be in all the folders below

/ -> /Applications
/ -> /Documents etc.

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Or, more conveniently from a terminal. Go to the parent of where you'd like all the .DS_Store files removed and use find . -iname ".DS_Store" | xargs rm – CraftyThumber Feb 13 '13 at 8:43
@CraftyThumber If rm was aliased to rm -r, there was a path like ~/Some Documents and Stuff/.DS_Store, and PWD was ~/, that would delete ~/Documents/. find . -name .DS_Store -delete is much better. – user495470 Feb 13 '13 at 13:07
@LauriRanta, I don't think it would. It would expand to rm -r /path/to/first/.DS_Store; rm -r /path/to/next/.DS_Store; .... It would only be a problem if someone had a directory called .DS_Store (unlikely). – CraftyThumber Feb 13 '13 at 16:27
@CraftyThumber Try running find . -iname ".DS_Store" | xargs printf '%s\n'. – user495470 Feb 14 '13 at 1:30
OK, make it find . -name ".DS_Store" | xargs -0 rm... You make a good point for a corner case where someone aliases rm (which I would never recommend) and they use spaces in their directory names (which I guess isn't that uncommon); +1 to you :) – CraftyThumber Feb 14 '13 at 8:56

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