Finder :How do You Stop it from Breeding?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ironduke, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Ironduke Suspended

    Ironduke

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    #1
    Am I the only one here who after a few hours of use has like 20 finder windows spawned:rolleyes:

    I really wish apple would allow the tabbed interface of Safari be used in finder

    So how do you manage your finder.
     
  2. JosX macrumors regular

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    Tabbed interface would work well, never thought of that before. When I've been working with finder windows I just click the dock icon which brings them all the front & close them.
     
  3. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you can use column view.

    And make sure that you don't have "Always open in new window..." checked in Finder's preferences.
     
  4. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    I place my docs folder in the dock and use this view to get files. Works great.
     

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  5. opeter macrumors 65816

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    I am using this: TotalFinder.

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    Also using ForkLift for advanced file management needs.
     
  6. Ironduke thread starter Suspended

    Ironduke

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    yeah boy now thats what im talking about:cool:
     
  7. Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

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    I use TotalFinder too. When I moved to Mac, I couldn't believe how cumbersome and feature-limited Finder is compared to Windows XP's Explorer, even more so compared to the one in Windows 7.

    TotalFinder makes it a lot more usable. And the latest builds allows you to combine 2 tabs, so that you can have a dual pane view, negating the need to open 2 Finder windows to transfer files/folders in distant locations. Also, it can automatically sort your folders at the top of the screen. It's free for a little while now, but the developer intends to start charging around soon when it's ready for official debut. He said around $15.
     
  8. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    I'll have to download TotalFinder; it's exactly what I've been trying to find for quite a while. Has anybody had issues with it (considering it's still in it's alpha)?
     

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