Appendix A. Finder Window Customization

I have encountered (and readers have reported) some disappointing limits to how far you can readily customize Finder windows. For example, if you prefer list view, you can set the default Finder window (the one that appears when you press Command-N) to be in list view; but you cannot specify that you want every Finder window you ever open to be in list view. Thus, if you click the Music icon in a Finder window sidebar, you may find that the Music folder opens in icon view, and there is no setting by which you can prevent this.

The only way to impose your desired view on every Finder window is to do it the way Superman puts on his pants—one leg at a time. As you open a window, if it is not in list view, you ...

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