Open 2 finder windows side by side?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chmedly, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. chmedly macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2006
    Is there an add-on of some sort that will give me the ability to quickly open 2 finder windows side by side and sized to fill the screen? I find myself doing operations where I'm dragging files from one window to another window often enough that this would be a time saver.
  2. hollerz macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2006
    Durham, UK
  3. Jesla macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2013
    Tennessee USA
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    It's very easy to set the default window size to a shape that is half the screen size. Then just create two new windows and move them.

    I do similar -- using Column view, I have two windows that fill half the screen horizontally (i.e. top and bottom, not side by side). They usually stay open, but if they close, then I just open another and drag it in place.

    To set the default window size: close all windows. Open a window and size it. Close it. New windows will all be like that one.
  5. chmedly thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2006
    Unfortunately, that whole open, resize then close thing has never worked reliably for me. I think I'm going to look at some of these app suggestions. Tabbed finder windows looks interesting.

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Forklift will do this. Also an excellent FTP client.


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