Why doesn't Finder remember the damn window size and location? I keep reading crap about holding down Option key while dragging but that doesn't work. It just reverts back to its microscopic size the next time i open it. It's useless and very tedious and it really aggravates me.

How do I make this thing thing stay the way I want it to? I don't mind playing around with system stuff or running scripts - so long as I only have to do it once only.

Any help will be much appreciated!


Actually there is a simple way to do that.

First you have to open new finder windows (not in Tabs).

Before you click on a new finder window hold the cmd key (not the Option key).

Now you can resize that window or move it around and it will remember that next time you open it.

  • not working majove – atilkan Nov 26 '18 at 10:44
  • @atilkan this post was made in 2015 ! – Ruskes Nov 26 '18 at 16:04

I've found for windows that have shortcuts, e.g. cmd-shift-h, cmd-shift-c, cmd-shift-u, etc. or any other folder in the Go menu that you can set the size and position by:

  1. Close all windows
  2. Open the window you want and set it's size and position
  3. Close the window

Now each time you use the shortcut the window will be to what you set.

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