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Sunday, November 4, 2007

New window in Leopard but not in Tiger!

I already mentioned a feature that lets you go anywhere in the path of a folder in the Finder.  It is by holding down "Command" and clicking on the title of the folder in the Finder window top bar.  The path pops up and you can choose exactly where you want to go back.  Once the path pops up, whether you keep on holding Command or not in Tiger, the result is the same.  It redirects you to the folder that you chose.  In Leopard however, you have to release the Command key before selecting where you want to go or it will open it in a new window.  I think the way it works in Leopard makes more sense, at least you have the choice of getting it in a new window or not.  I just wasn't used to it and I kept getting new windows, but now I know!

6 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

That's handy. How do you work this stuff out?

November 4, 2007 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Kuro said...

he's just using his Mac with Leopard as if it was Tiger, and anything new or odd he finds, he posts up here; as well as anything other ppl find and tell ihm of... it isn't hard, but it is helpful ot the rest of us... great job btw! love the spaces types!!

November 4, 2007 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Philip said...

If you double click on a folder in Finder while holding down the command key in Tiger, it opens the folder in a new window.

November 4, 2007 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger randomgc said...

I don't know if it's been mentioned before, but I just noticed that when you use F8 to view your spaces, you can press "C" to bring all open windows to the space 1. :)

November 4, 2007 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Rugbysquire said...

Great tip BUT an inconsistency arises when you try and do this in a "Save As" window such as in Excel.

The command click on the window works but when a directory is selected it opens in a new window.

It would be nice if the "Save As" then operated by going to the directory selected within its own window.

November 5, 2007 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

don't know how helpful this is...but if you hold down the option key in finder and double click on a folder, while it opens the new folder it closes the one behind it...odd...haven't really found a use for it yet

November 9, 2007 at 11:02 AM  

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