I have ordered labeled PDF files with the colors green (very good), orange (ok) and red (bad). When I order my files after labels I get:

  • Green
  • Orange
  • Yellow

But I want to have

  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange

Is it possible to configure finder to order labels in my preferred way?

2 Answers 2



The ordering after colors is alphabetical. The order you want is 'random' and this is not supported by default.


You can change the label names in Finder preferences so they'll be sorted how you'd like:

Finder Label Preferences

With label names changed, they now sort like this:

Finder Window with Custom Label Sort Order

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