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

ciaoben

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 10, 2016
20
3
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
 

Shirasaki

macrumors G4
May 16, 2015
10,285
4,110
Maybe, app developer just call related API to open a new Finder window always, ignoring your system preference.
 

ciaoben

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 10, 2016
20
3
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.
Thanks, actually I didn't know of it!
 
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