How to stop a folder or drive from opening in existing window?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by stanw, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    When I have a folder open and I want to open another folder or hard drive, flash drive etc. instead of opening into a new window it will open into the existing folder and I have to go back and re-open the first folder. This can be very annoying. How can I configure settings so it always opens in a new window?

  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Try holding down the "command" button and click on the folder you want to open. It should open in a new tab (if you're on OSX 10.9)
  3. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    I just tried clicking and double-clicking on the second folder and it does not seem to do anything...

    I am using 10.9.2

    As an example I have a folder on my desktop open and I want to open Go > Computer and it opens in the same folder even if I hold down Command

    Is there a setting somewhere that just specifies to alway open in a different window?


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