Finder Tabs

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by gowanis, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. gowanis macrumors 6502

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    I have yet to upgrade, as my work remote access is not yet compatible. I am, however, looking forward to tabs in Finder. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you cannot look at multiple tabs at once? I would like to have four separate panes, where I can see the destination I'm moving or copying files to. I know I can just tile 4 separate instances, but wouldn't it be easier to have it in one window with the ability to resize the vertical dividers?
     
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    I use TotalFinder for what you describe and it works great, even in Mavericks.
     
  3. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is that using what they call "dual mode" ? Can you have 4 or more separate locations (panes), or just two ?
     
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    You can have many tabs open, but only two side-by-side visible at any one time. It may not be 4 like you want, but it's better than none in Mavericks.
     
  5. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a similar app called Forklift, which basically does the same thing. A real shame that you cannot have more than 2 panes open at once.

    One more question. Does TotalFinder "replace" the default Finder app? Or is it like an add-on on top of it? Worries me a little that its not a separate app.
     
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    It runs on top of Finder and can be unloaded and loaded again if need be and has it's own preference pane in Finder Preferences.
     
  7. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I think I will give it a try. I suppose two Finder windows in dual mode might work out for me.
     

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