Stop iMac from opening new window for every folder

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Creativedot, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Creativedot macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011

    i m new on Mac.... and i just cant figure out how to adjust the settings so that i dont get a new window for every subfolder i access... Can i just use the back and front button on the folder instead of opening a new window?

    Anyone? :confused:
  2. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    Switch to Finder, press cmd+, to access Finder preferences and under the general tab deselect the 'Always open folders in a new window' option.
  3. Creativedot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    While it looks like your problem is solved sometime there are times when having multiple Finder windows open is useful. There is a nice little app called TotalFinder that creates tabs in a Finder window just like a browser does. It's not free but they do have a free test if you want to try it out and see if it's right for you or not.

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