Small annoyance

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gohan, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Gohan macrumors member

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    Hi, I have an issue that’s driving me mad.

    I have all my media on an external Firewire 800 drive. On that drive i have multiple folders and sub folders. The problem is when I click on any of those folders it open the contains in a new window, rather than letting me just click through.

    it's frustrating as I can end up with half a dozen windows open to get to one file.

    This only happens on external drives. Is there a way to fix this?

    Cheers, Ryan
     
  2. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Make sure "Always Open folders in a new Window" is not checked in Finder Preferences.
     

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  3. Gohan thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi, Thanks for the info.

    Unfortunately "Always Open folders in a new Window" wasn't checked.

    Any other thoughts?
     
  4. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    That seems odd. You could change finder to column mode. A new column is filled every time you select a folder. You are using Leopard without any third party desktop mods?
     

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  5. ZunePod macrumors regular

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    This drives me mad also, but it only happens sometimes.

    And I have no desktop mods
     
  6. Gohan thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep same here no desktop mods (clean install)

    I don't mind changing the view modes, just thought it was odd why it only did this on the firewire external drive the USb drives don't have the same issue.

    Thanks for your help though.
     
  7. ZunePod macrumors regular

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    I don't have any external drives, but mine still does it at random
     

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