Two Finder Windows Simultaneously

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  1. PCforever? macrumors member

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    Hi All,
    I read a post recently? about a program which enabled you to open two finder windows simultaneously, one above the other. Does anybody know the name of this program or can they recommend similar.
    Thanks in advance
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  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    The program is called "Mac OSX". Open one window, go to File and Open New Window. :)
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You could probably use AppleScript to open two windows in specified positions.
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    You can also right click on the finder icon on the dock and select "new finder window"
    :)
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    You can actually open as many finder windows as you like. Not sure what you meant or had in mind.
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    The application is called "2finder 1.3b" and I found it via searching for "open 2 finder windows", but it took me a while to do it (first I read your post and then waited ten minutes to do the actual searching).

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  8. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    You mean I don't have to cmd-N? Oh gosh, I've been doing too much work, apparently. :rolleyes:

    Of course, what do you do if you only want one window? Do you have to close the 2nd one now, or does that close both?

    The app is only more efficient if you need two windows open more than you need one. Otherwise the work to close the 2nd window will be more than just opening the 2nd window when needed.... I would think..... eh?
     
  9. 7o7munoz7o7 macrumors regular

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    ummm.....open finder....and then hit cmmd + N and there you go....not sure why you would want/need an app for that...
     
  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    SHIFT+CMD+N creates a new folder, not opens a new Finder window.
     
  11. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Drat.... corrected...... thanks.....
     
  12. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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    It's easy enough to open two Finder windows and move one above the other.

    However, I have a feeling you might be thinking of an app called Cinch. ;)
     
  13. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    but for the OCD who wants the two finder windows to be exactly the same size and filling up exactly half of the screen, the apps are useful.

    Yes it's easy to press Cmd + N, but how do you make sure they are EXACTLY HALF the size of the workspace?
     
  14. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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    Cinch does that. Try it and see. ;)
     
  15. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, I know, I was just illustrating a point to all those smart arses who said "oh press Cmd + N"
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm still mystified that there needs to be an app for such a simple act :confused:
     
  17. spinnerlys Guest

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    I just tried it out of curiosity, it seems to work, even if it is a beta and only tested on 10.3 and 10.4, it was created in 2006 anyway.

    It does hide all the other applications though. Cinch might be the better solution, or even BetterTouchTool, if one wants that Windows Snap feature.
     
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    I know alot of the answers were a bit sarcastic...eehheemmmmm...but in all seriousness...wow that's a recognized word (seriousness), anyway...I do think some people are baffled initially that clicking the Finder icon a second time doesn't open a new window.

    There is help, and we're here for all of you...with humor...and jokes...and a bit of snarkiness (not a word) for those who don't search first.
     
  21. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    What do mean 'snarkiness' is not a word? I use it all the time? ;)
     
  22. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Hmm... never tried that. Actually, I don't use the Finder Icon in the Dock. Ever.
     

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