How do I set the default size of my finder window to a size of my choice? Currently each time I open a finder window, it opens up in a very small size and I have to adjust it before I can start looking for my files. I'm running Yosemite.
It is very easy to do this:
Open a new Finder window.
As you resize the window, hold the Command ⌘ (not Alt / Option) key. Close resized window.
Then hold the Alt / Option key as you right click on Finder in the Dock and click Relaunch.
Any Finder windows opened after this will open at that size.
Note: This does not work for windows opened from folders on the desktop.
Open a folder in list or cover flow view. Then press cmd+J. Now hold option key and press
Return to default button at the bottom. New finder windows will be opened normally.
You can try deleting
.DS_Store file in folders with false view.
You can also delete the normally hidden .DS_Store file with some utilities or with the terminal app and a command line removal - since Finder will recreate this file when it's missing, it's pretty safe to delete them.
You need to get to the directory so you can type
cd and then drag in the folder that needs clearing. (Navigate one folder up in path view or using the title bar of the finder window) and drag the folder in to the terminal window after you type
cd and space
Open a finder window, hold down the option key and resize the window as you wish. Close all finder windows and next time you open a new one it will remember the size.
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protected by bmike♦ Aug 12 '18 at 17:45
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