Tabs in Finder, why not?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by umbilical, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    FL, USA
    why dont exist tabs on finder, Im sick to have a lot windows opened... I know that I can use pathfinder or other app around but why are not native! of finder, any reason? is very necessary! IMO
  2. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    Drag any folder you want into the Finder window's toolbar. Pretty much the same as adding a tab. Better actually. Once I discovered you could do this, it completely removed any desire I had for tabs.

    By the way, can someone confirm that this was first added in Lion? I never did this in Snow Leopard but never tried it then either.
  3. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Use Xtrafinder app.

    Love it. Tabs do make things easier.
  4. hansenc macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2004
    I just bought TotalFinder. Does what you are wanting and then some.
  5. MagnusVonMagnum macrumors 601


    Jun 18, 2007
    XtraFinder makes the changes to the regular Finder so it's completely integrated (options appear in the Menubar as well for preference or to turn it off if you feel the need). Frankly, I'm amazed at how much friendlier the Finder is with it. I knew I liked the idea of dual-pane, but tabbed browsing in Finder is also great plus there's other nice options like auto-sizing the name-field for you so you can read the file names better. Color icons caused a delay with the spinning beach ball regularly, though, so I keep that off, but everything else seems to work fine in 10.8.2 here.

    I just wish Apple would improve their own Finder (there's always a danger XtraFinder won't get updated for a future OS version or whatever). It seems ridiculous they keep adding frivolous crap like Launchpad, but can't make simple meaningful and rather obvious improvements to the Finder like this. That and better dual-monitor support (like a full-screen mode that doesn't interfere with the other monitor's display and menu bar and dock options for both monitors...again things that should be obvious to any developer working on OSX that actually USES the operating system on a daily basis with more than one monitor)
  6. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    I also use totalfinder, i'm not sure if it's the best but it works for me.
  7. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    FL, USA
    thank you Xtrafinder app looks so good, better than totalfinder IMO

    and yes I dont urderstand why apple dont do better things and stop to make ****** stupid "fancy" things, I mean apple try to get more user making fancy apps that looks cool but somethings dont work, or thing like "leather" UI etc... very fool


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