5 Reasons Finder List View Is The Best

You have four choices when it comes to Finder views. List View, however, has several advantages which make it my go-to Finder view.

Comments: 8 Responses to “5 Reasons Finder List View Is The Best”

    John Jones
    2 months ago

    Hi this is my go to view as well but I can't click on the option to calculate all sizes, everything else in the options I can do. I'm sure I had this turned on previously.

    2 months ago

    John: Are you looking at a folder full of files? Or something special, like "Recents?"

    Ralf
    1 month ago

    Hello Gary, I have the issue that I can't manage to copy files to a subfolder in List view with "Command & V". All copies end up in the main folder "Documents". What am I doing wrong?

    1 month ago

    Ralf: Control+click (right click) on the Folder in List view and choose Paste.

    Jane
    4 weeks ago

    Thanks Gary. I can see great benefits to List View, but the main reason I use Icon View instead is so that I can arrange files manually within a folder, rather than by Name, Kind, Size, etc. I have Snap to Grid turned on and just drag files to wherever I want in the window. Would love to use List View, but manually arranging files doesn't seem to be an option.

    Michael
    1 week ago

    Thanks Gary. I'm converted to List View :-) I might be missing something, but when I configure, for instance "Documents" to look exactly as I wish, and then press "Use As Default" it doesn't seem to use those settings on my other finder Sidebar items e.g. Downloads or Desktop. Essentially, is it possible to create a preferred view and then have it used as the Master for all items in the Finder Sidebar. Hope that makes sense? Regards Michael

    1 week ago

    Michael: That's probably because you have already set those other items to something custom. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKXCjD4HdpY

    Michael
    1 week ago

    Thanks Gary. That clarified things.....

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