Setting Finder window default location and size
I'll get us started with one that drives me crazy. I want all my new Finder windows to open on my main screen and with a larger-than-normal size. I know the (old?) trick of opening a new window, setting its location and resizing it, and then closing it, but that (a) only seems to work some of the time and (b) never seems to remember location, only size (maybe). What am I missing?
You can always use Keyboard Maestro, I know you use it, so give it a try for that. you could Highjack the command+N shortcut when in Finder and make a new window to the dimension and on your main screen.
I'm so glad you mentioned this, Dave, because that USED to work for me too, and does not any longer. The main thing giving me fits is that opening in column view it always opens with the columns way, way too narrow to see the names.
I'm also on a multi-screen setup with two 27" monitors plus my MacBook Pro through a dock. You don't suppose that has something to do with it?