How to open new file/folders in tabs instead of windows?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by ciaoben, May 20, 2016.

  1. ciaoben macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2016
    I always have a finder windows with some tabs opened, but everytime I click in an app for open a link/folder it opens me a new window.

    Example: with Dropbox, in the status bar, If I click on a recent uploaded file, it ignores the fact that I have a finder windows opened and opens a new one. The same for finished download in Transmission and many more...There is something I can do.

    I have already checked in the Finder pref "open new folders in tab instead of windows" but did not change anything
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    Maybe, app developer just call related API to open a new Finder window always, ignoring your system preference.
  3. richard2 macrumors regular


    Oct 21, 2010
    England, United Kingdom
  4. ciaoben thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2016
    Thanks for the, sad, info.
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    In case you didn't know...

    In Finder there's a menu command, Window>Merge All Windows. If you think you'll use it a lot you can always make a Keyboard Shortcut for it in System Preferences>Keyboard>Shortcuts>App Shortcuts.
  6. ciaoben thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2016
    Thanks, actually I didn't know of it!

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