opening a new Finder Window using Dock Icon

Discussion in 'macOS' started by smogsy, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. smogsy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    Im hoping you can answer this question,

    At the Moment if you press finder it opens a Window, Great. but if you press it again it will jump to the Same window, which is great 90% of the time.

    Is there a way to set the dock Icon to automatically open a New Finder Window?
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can also click once on your desktop or on the Finder icon on your Dock, then press Command+N for a new Finder window.
  4. EndlessMac macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    I don't believe there is a way and there shouldn't be in order to conform to the way the Dock works. The Dock opens applications when they are not already opened so clicking on the icon shortcut in the Dock should not open a new version of the application, in this case you are taking about Finder. If the application is already opened then clicking on it will just make that application active and be on top of other applications.

    Getting a new Finder window is really simple and quick to do. When you have Finder active, just use the keyboard shortcut Command N or right click the icon in the Dock or go to the File menu in Finder and select that option. I prefer the keyboard shortcut.
  5. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    The reason why the OP wants this is because Windows always opens another window once an icon is clicked. It's habit.

    HOWEVER, with Windows 7 and their dock, I mean taskbar, it works like Mac OS X's dock where you have to either right click the Dock or Command-N your windows.
  6. smogsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    i have been using Mac for Years, its just this one thing that really bugs me i think CMD+N is probably the way to go.

    or maybe go back to Mucommender that has 2 windows in one.
  7. daftlush macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2010
    Use Better Touch Tool (you should be using it anyway) to bind command-N to whatever you like. I use double tap top middle.
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
  9. JaKXz macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010
    Still looking for a solution, OS X Mountain Lion

    There should be a modifier (like option-click) which opens a new finder window upon clicking the finder icon.

    note: option-click hides the windows of the app, which is also handy.

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