OSX 10.9.3 apps are no logner in alphebetical order

macOS and Mac Apps

Just recently I noticed after updating to OSX 10.9.3 my apps in the applications folder were no longer in alphabetical order. If anyone else noticed this and would like it to show up that way, here is the fix I found. after asking the question I went and tried something. I found if you want your apps in alphabetical order do the following. Open the apps folder, type command j and tabb to sort by. Make sure name is selected. for some reason mine was selected to show size. I changed it and now all is bacdk in alphabetical order. Hoep if anyone had this issue, this will help.



Submitted by mario_hardrock on Saturday, May 31, 2014

Yes it happened to me.

but now with your help, everything is back to normal
thanks friend.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hello. have you tried interacting with the table and souritn by name? You migh thave accidently done this as mine are still in ABC order.

Submitted by Dave Nason on Sunday, June 1, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Yeah I find they can get out of order sometimes alright. Yep that's probably the best way to fix it. I'm curious though, what's the difference between "Sort By" and "Arrange By"?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, June 2, 2014

I don't rely on that. I just rely on the key stroke vo shift back slash to sort when interacted witht he table.

Take care.