Opening DVD contents always opens new windows each time

Discussion in 'macOS' started by higgalls, May 17, 2012.

  1. higgalls macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    Something has been bugging me about Mac OS for so long, and I am not sure whether it is just an issue I am having, or whether it is normal.

    Basically, whenever I browse through the hard drive in Finder, it works all in the one window. So if I double-click a folder in finder, it will open it in the same window.

    However, I find when I browse the contents of a DVD that it is quite different - every time I go to open a new folder within the DVD, it will open that folder in a completely new finder window.

    Is there any way to get DVD's to just use the one finder window, rather than opening a separate one for every double-click I make?

    Hope this makes sense.
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    That doesn't happen for me. What version of OSX are you running?
     
  3. higgalls thread starter macrumors regular

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    10.7.4

    :S

    This has driven me crazy for quite some time. Not sure why it is happening. I tried searching on google for it but couldn't find anything.
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    There is an "Always open folders in a new window" option in the finder preferences - you might check that..
     
  5. higgalls thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I have already checked that - it isn't ticked. If it had of been ticked it would have affected all my folders - not just the one for my DVD.
     
  6. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I figured as much.. Maybe try creating a new user and see if the problem repeats with that new user account. If it does not repeat, the there is probably some obscure setting in a plist file somewhere. If that is the case, in each of the accounts, you can use the terminal command:

    defaults read com.apple.finder

    and look for differences.
     

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