Disabling Finder browser windows

Discussion in 'macOS' started by El Capitano, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. El Capitano macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2004

    Is there any way to completely disable the non-spatial Finder in OS X?

    I mean those dratted metal file browser windows with forward/back controls, sidebar, tools and all of that. I have (I think) all the preferences set to stop them appearing in the regular course of things. But when I mount a new .dmg, or open certain CDs, back they come. (If I wanted extraneous clutter around my windows I'd have bought, well, Windows.)

    I'm kind of a dab hand with command-option-T but would rather not have to!

  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    You know you can also click the pill-shaped button in the upper-right corner, right?

    Once you've made that selection for default Finder windows, it should respect your preference, but Finder can be buggy about such things.

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