How do i open window and not leave the old one open?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by derthballs, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. derthballs macrumors member

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    #1
    Basically when i click on a folder it opens the folder but leaves the old one on the desktop, so if im going through 3 or 4 folders i have 3 or 4 windows left open by the time i get to the one i want.

    Any way to open a window and not leave behind the window i was previously in?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Finder --> Preferences
    Uncheck "Always open folder in a new Window".
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    #4
    Also make sure you're running the Finder in "Brushed Metal mode." Click the little elliptical button in the top right corner to switch between the two.
     
  5. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    Hold down the Option (Alt) key while double clicking a folder.

    I'm assuming you're talking about the Finder. If you like using a spatial Finder (i.e. where a new window appears for each folder) but don't want to have a trail of windows left then this is a neat little tip.
     
  6. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    You beat me to it!
    Alt clicking application can also be handy too. It hide all apps other than the one your click on. Pre-expose this was very handy for getting to the Finder/desktop.
     
  7. derthballs thread starter macrumors member

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