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

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    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 603

    Shirasaki

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    #2
    Maybe, app developer just call related API to open a new Finder window always, ignoring your system preference.
     
  3. richard2 macrumors regular

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  4. ciaoben thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the, sad, info.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    #5
    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

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    Thanks, actually I didn't know of it!
     

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