Desktop folder

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  1. hndn macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    Just happened today: there are several folders on my desktop, when I click open a "Mgmt 339" folder, it appears an entire desktop instead of open just "Mgmt 339" folder.
    Thanks for your help.
     

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #2
    See the "View" buttons on your toolbar? Click the leftmost button.
     
  3. hndn thread starter macrumors regular

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    hhmm I don't get it? :confused:
     
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    The "view" buttons in the center of the Finder window allow you to choose how you want to see the files and folders displayed.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. hndn thread starter macrumors regular

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    What I meant was when I click on a specific folder located on desktop, I just want that specific folder to open, not an entire desktop.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It looks like from your pic that the files in that folder are shown, so what do you mean?
     
  7. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I think I may understand what you're getting at — but I think you're using the wrong word usage here.


    This is the Desktop. There is only one Desktop.
    [​IMG]


    This is a Finder window. You can have many open at one time.
    [​IMG]


    Now, what I *think* you're looking for is this.

    If you click this button in the upper-right corner of a Finder window...
    [​IMG]

    It shows just the contents of that individual folder, without the sidebar, toolbar, etc. So now, it looks like this...

    [​IMG]

    Does this sound about right?
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Just take my word for it and click the button, okay?
     
  9. hndn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, I take your word hehe I know it sounds confusing, thanks all for your input. Much appreciated.
    Have a good weekend.
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Arghhhh! So, did that help???
     
  11. hndn thread starter macrumors regular

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    :) BIG HELP
     

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