Finder window closing on external drive dismount?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eleven7, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. eleven7 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Anyone know of a way to stop finder automatically closing the main finder window once it dismounts/ejects an external drive or disk image file which it does like 99% of the time.

    Sometimes I have like 4 drives connected, and every morning when I go to eject them all, Finder closes the window each time one ejects.

    Not a big deal but it is a bit of a pain in the ass when I'm in a hurry :)
     
  2. LazyMacGuy macrumors member

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    One option would be to just highlight the drives on your desktop and command-E to eject?
     
  3. TheFridge macrumors newbie

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    Are you by any chance browsing the external drives files when you unmount it? I tried closing my "main" finder window with cmd+q and I couldn't close it so that is very weird.
     
  4. samh macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand the problem. I dismounted a drive from the sidebar in Finder and it did not close the window. It will close the window if I dismount the volume that is open in Finder at the time.

    If you need to eject 4 volumes at once and you have a multi-touch trackpad, you can four-finger swipe up to see the desktop and drag all of the drives to Trash/Eject at once.
     
  5. dgbowers macrumors member

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    If you are browsing the drive in the Finder window and you eject the drive, Finder WILL close that window. If you are in a different Finder window then it won't. Also, CMD+Q (QUIT) doesn't close Finder windows, because the system won't let you just quit Finder willy nilly (you have to Force Quit it to actually Quit it). To close Finder windows you use CMD+W.
     
  6. eleven7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I'm an idiot, I must have been selecting on drives in the sidebar before ejecting them (I have no idea why) :)
     
  7. TheFridge macrumors newbie

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    Ah cool, thanks for the tip.
     

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