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Question

When I change the display settings in Finder, it is only applied for the current folder that I'm in.

I want to apply a display settings for all (sub-)folders in ~/Pictures.

Since it's only for ~/Pictures, using the option 'Use as Defaults' will not help me. How can I do this?

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Solution (thanks to @hobs)

The following tutorial uses an automator workflow. The workflow has to be run again when you add a new subdirectory to ~/Pictures.

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I think your question fits with this thread and my answer to it: System-wide finder view preferences

Short answer, it isnt that easy, but if you are willing do to some work you can make it happen.

  • Worked like a charm! Thank you. However, once I added new folders, the settings were not inherited. But then you can save the workflow. – gentmatt Nov 25 '11 at 7:41
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Laborious but should do what you want: open each subfolder, set the display settings you want to use, then check “Always open in * view” at the top of the display settings inspector panel. This will save all the defaults.

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