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Old 01-18-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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Finder view not saved with Disk images

Hello

I have a few disk images both, unencrypted and encrypted. After mounting I open the image I see the files and folders in icon view. If I change the view to list, or coverflow, or column then close the window when I open it again it is icon view again. Curiously this does not happen on a mounted file share (smb fs) - the selected view is respected.

I have tried deleting .DS_Store to no avail. There is nothing useful I can see in com.apple.finder.plist

I tried just now creating a new image and testing. behaviour is as above right from the start.

Appreciate any help on how to fix this and have the selected view stick.

thanks, rolf.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:20 AM   #2
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Cmd-J and 'make it stick' worked on my DMG (just a few Automator apps).
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:05 AM   #3
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We've checked obvious things like the disk image isn't read-only?
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:44 AM   #4
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Finder view not saved with Disk images

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Cmd-J and 'make it stick' worked on my DMG (just a few Automator apps).

Thanks for replying. Not sure what you mean by 'make it stick' but I looked at cmd+j and 'always open in icon view' was not ticked.

No other option suggested anything useful.

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Old 01-19-2010, 07:50 AM   #5
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Finder view not saved with Disk images

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We've checked obvious things like the disk image isn't read-only?

Yes checked that. Can create edit & save documents in the image and Get Info permissions section confirms that "you can read and write".

Now I've discovered I may not have any problem at all but I don't understand the behaviour.

If I open the disk icon that appears on my desktop after mounting the image I get the icon view and always do, irrespective of changing the view, just as per my original post.

But if I have a Finder window open and choose the disk from the side bar, the view is set as I last left it and if I change it and go to other windows and so on, the view is preserved when I return to it. But only accessing it via the sidebar. Opening the disk on the desktop does not do this.

Is this expected behaviour? It seems quite odd to me.

many thanks

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Old 07-05-2010, 11:38 AM   #6
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stuck with icon view

I revive this old thread for want of a solution.

When i create (using Disk Utility, New Disk Image) a new encrypted read-write sparsebundle disk image with GUID partition and HFS+j format, it always opens in icon view.

I almost never use icon view, so this is highly noteworthy, and I always change it to the view I prefer (column view).

As for "CMD-J and make it stick," I have no idea what the second part of that means. CMD-J opens the familiar "Show View Options" This offers me at the top the option of "Always open in icon view," which is what I do not want.

How can I get it to offer me "Always open in column view?"
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:04 AM   #7
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I really want something like this too. OS X used to open disk images in column view, and being a longtime NeXT user, column view is all I use, so it's disappointing to see disk images ALWAYS open in icon view.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:29 AM   #8
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OK, here's how to do it:

Open the disk image and select it. It will open in Icon View.
Do a CMD+J to display the View Options for the disk image.
Check the 'Always open in icon view' box (Yes, that's right).
Now switch to List View (CMD+2) or Column View (CMD+3).
Uncheck the 'Always open in icon view' box.
It should now change to 'Always open in *** view,' where *** is the view you just changed to.
Check the box. It will save your preferred setting.

Note if you change anything again without repeating this, it will revert to Icon View again. I'd classify this as a Finder bug, but I believe I will make a hint out of the workaround.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:48 AM   #9
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Craig,

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

This is definitely hint-worthy. And yes, I see it as a Finder bug, too.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:47 AM   #10
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ich auch moi aussi yo también

I also thank you. I've wanted to get around this Finder _characteristic_ or bug or what shall we call it . . . for years.

I doff my hat.
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