Inconsistent Application of View Options in Finder Windows

The Finder > View menu shows four items of interest to us. Path Bar, Status Bar, Sidebar, Preview. When checked, two of these options are applied to every tab in the frontmost Finder window, one is applied to every tab in every Finder window, and one is applied only to the tab that’s currently viewed. This is inconsistent and not predictable.

Finder. View Menu

Show Path Bar is applied to all tabs in the current window.

Finder. View Options 02
Apply Show Path to the front tab…
Finder. View Options 03
…and the other tabs show the Path Bar.

 

Show Status Bar is applied to all tabs in the current window.

Finder. View Options 04
Apply Show Status Bar to one tab…
Finder. View Options 05
…and the other tabs show the Status Bar.

 

Show Preview is applied to all tabs in all Finder windows (background Finder windows suddenly show a preview).

Finder. View Options 06
Show Preview is applied to one tab…
Finder. View Options 07
…and ALL tabs (including in other Finder windows) show Preview.

 

However, Show Sidebar is applied only to the single tab in the current window.

Finder. View Options 08
Show Preview is applied to one tab…
Finder. View Options 09
…and is applied to no other tab.

 

It’s a bit confusing and frustrating to have options that are placed together yet have different global effects.

Finder 10.11.4; OS X El Capitan 10.11.6.

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