Mavericks Finder bugs

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by mojohojo, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. mojohojo macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2006
    Just updated my mbp to Mavericks, and found this strange bug with using Finder and its new multi-tabs.

    When there are mutli-tabs of finder and I want separate them by selecting one and dragging it out, it shows a tiny preview of the finder while still holding down the button and releasing it will split the finder into 2 windows, however, the little preview still appears on the desktop background forever until I restart the computer.

    Also when using 'app expose' those tiny preview boxes also get selected even though I have closed their windows. Clicking on them doesn't do anything either.

    Restarted after installing mavericks, but problem still persists.
    Can someone tryout the same thing and see if this happens to you too?
  2. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Noob question I know and slightly off topic but how do I open finder tabs can't see anywhere to open one....smh
  3. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2013
    Command + T :)
  4. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Thanks no way to do it by mouse though,
  5. mojohojo thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2006
    Or Cmd+Clicking on a folder.

    So i guess no one else has this problem?
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    While in Finder if you click the File menu you will see a menu item for New Tab. Ot go to the View menu while in Finder and select Show Tab Bar. That will put a tab bar at the top with a plus sign on it you can click for a new tab.
  7. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    Right-click then choose "Open in New Tab".
  8. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Thanks guys this is a lot easier going to do that when I'm home. Sorry OP back on topic.
  9. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Tried it, but the little preview goes away promptly as the window opens for me.
    Have you tried restarting just Finder rather than the whole Mac?
    Command-Option-Escape will bring up a dialog that'll let you do that.
  10. Turrican2000 macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2013
    I got a Fusiondrive (128GB + 1TB) and folders with with >1000 files in Finder are loading really really slow. It feels like Win98 with 32MB RAM.
  11. winterfresh macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2011
    I'm also having this problem. What's odd is that if I create a new OS X user account, I don't experience the issue on that new account. Nor on a Guest User account. It only occurs on my primary account (the one that I brought forward from Mountain Lion, and Lion, all the way back to Leopard).
  12. tripmusic macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2012
  13. afon, Oct 27, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2013

    afon macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    I get the same bug, too. :(
    Anyone can fix that?
  14. roy.5432 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    I've also had the bug with those little preview screens acting as independent Finder windows! Can someone with a dev account please report it to Apple?
  15. Goreb macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2013
    Still no fix for this bug?

    Jep, got the same bug since the first day of Mavericks. Dragging a tab in Finder creates a little thumbnail, which stays. Anyone reported this? Cant imagine Apple didnt see that by now...
  16. 82asmdf203 macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2013
    Force-closing the Finder works for me to close the small preview screens.
  17. airlied macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    the same

    I have exactly the same issues here but it doesn't bother me, I just need to restart the finder and the bug gone.
  18. le20avril, Mar 4, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2014

    le20avril macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014
    bug tabs maverick - Dragging a tab in Finder creates a little thumbnail, which stays

    Ok. I found this solution :

    Go to Finder and select your user/home folder. With that Finder window as the front window, either select Finder/View/Show View options or go command - J. When the View options opens, check ’Show Library Folder’. That should make your user library folder visible in your user/home folder. Select Preferences/ Move the .plist to your desktop.

    Restart and test. If it works okay, delete the plist from the desktop.

    If the same, return the .plist to where you got it from, overwriting the newer ones.

    Send Apple feedback. They won't answer, but at least will know there is a problem. If enough people send feedback, it may get the problem solved sooner.

  19. cineone66 macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2014
    Re launch Finder and the small finder windows will go away , not the real solution but there is a bug in there that is for sure.:D

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