change default finder window?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by motulist, Sep 17, 2005.

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    motulist

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    You know how when you have no finder windows open and you switch to the finder it opens up the hard disk folder? I want to switch the folder that it opens automatically. Anyone know how to do it?

    os 10.3.9
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I wanna know the same thing in Tiger too??
     
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    iEdd

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    Mine doesn't do that. When I press command+n it opens to mac HD though.
    I think it's fixed like that so it always starts on your boot drive. Maybe third party software such as 'tinkertool' could have options to change it.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Go to Finder>Preferences>General and then change the "New Finder window opens:" to what ever you like from the drop down list.

    Plus, look under GO> you will see some shortcuts to different folders:
    ex. Shift-Command-A opens up new Finder window in Applications folder.
     
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    motulist

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    Awesome! You da Man (or WoMan)! But now, ha ha! Now that I know about the go to folders shortcuts, is there anyway to modify those too?
     
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    You are welcome

    None that I know of, try googling for that.
     
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    James Philp

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    A lot of new mac users simply don't know that there are TONS of keyboard shortcuts throughout OS X and the accompanying apps. As you browse the menus try looking to see if a command you often use has a key combination (a lot of the common ones do), try it out, and eventually you'll learn it. The less you have to navigate with a mouse, the faster you can do things.
    Look at the attached: All apps have loads.
     

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    motulist

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    I'm a long time Mac users and I know all of the standard shortcuts. That's why I'm now looking for these more advanced shortcuts.
     

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