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  • 315. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    As I said, Feedback to Apple is the best way to try to get a removed feature reinstalled. The more users give feedback, the better the chance of having it returned, Alternatively you could return to your previous system by reinstalling the backup you made before choosing to upgrade to Mavericks by following this advice

     

    OS X Mavericks: Revert to a previous OS X version

     

    and then leave Mavericks alone until or if ever they return the features you use daily, or find alternate workflows.

     

    It's annoying, I realise, but as much as we can discuss here how good the removed features were, I presume that you would prefer action. Therefore the link I gave you.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • 316. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    Ricky Barnaby Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I have a solution to the problem that works for me.

    I found this solution in this discussion.

    Its not perfect, it could be made a little simpler by apple adding the option

    to remove all toolbars in one click.

    I am investing my time in removing toolbars as i meet them and getting the desired behavior.

  • 317. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    Ricky Barnaby Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Pete may be repetative but if everyone followed his advice and sent feedback direct to Apple

    that would be a great thing.

     

    Do it NOW

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

  • 319. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    romeup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Done. More than once...

  • 320. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    gilles. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Also sent feedback to Apple on this.

     

    Holding the Command key to open a folder in a new window is a pain as there is often another folder or file previously selected on my desktop or within a folder, double clicking opens all files/folders selected..

  • 321. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    ChoreoGraphics Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)

    This was just change for the sake of change... there is no "logic" or "improvement" associated with it that I can see. By switching default behavior and modifier keys, nothing was gained - only lost time for people that have been using a Mac for years. The "FINDER" has one main function… to help people "find" things. Mavericks is fine if this is your first system and you "learn" it starting out, but for the 98% (the rest of us), these changes yield just the opposite results, for the first time in 25 years it has "SLOWED DOWN" my ability to "FIND" anything!

  • 322. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Can you please post a link to this 98% claim you are making so we can all make reference to it?

     

    Thanks. Looking forward to the link.

     

    Pete

  • 323. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    Adam Woodhams Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    ChoreoGraphics wrote:

     

    This was just change for the sake of change...

     

    You've nailed it ChoreoGraphics, that is the single most infuriating thing about these changes.
    They are pointless, frustrating & decrease productivity for those of us that actually use our Macs for work.
    If I wanted or needed my Mac to function like an iPad I'd be doing all my work on an iPad.
    I've said before (and have said the same to Apple) they really owe it to long-time users to list what they are REMOVING from the OS with updates not just get all over-excited & breathless about what they are adding.
    What I really, really don't get is why things like 'open in new window' and coloured labels (instead of those useless dots) couldn't have been retained as an option.

  • 324. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    Adam Woodhams Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    petermac87 wrote:

     

    Can you please post a link to this 98% claim you are making so we can all make reference to it?

     

    Thanks. Looking forward to the link.

     

    Pete

     

    I believe you'll find that ChoreoGraphics is simply making a statement, not a 'claim'.
    You know, like, 99.9% of forums users really find trolling by petermac87 boorish.

  • 325. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Use you backup to revert to your previous system and wait for a new OSX that suits your personal needs.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • 326. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    ChoreoGraphics Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)

    I was probably off, I was just "guessing" that 98% of Apple users existed prior to a few months ago... maybe not?

  • 327. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    Ricky Barnaby Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Remove the Toolbar and you'll get back your finder window navigation speed.

     

    With toolbar, is Windows style with all its anoyances.

    Without toolbar is good old Mac style. Simple and functional.

     

    You choose.

  • 328. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    Hagglund Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Are other users able to double-click on a folder in window and get *either* a new tab or a new window out of it?

    If I'm dubble-clicking a folder outside the finder, it always opens in a new window – not in a new tab even though I've changed the setting to make this happen. This is also frustrating... I like the tab function. But It would also be nice to be able to choose between opening a folder as a new tab or window by, let say, holding down a key while clicking or something...

     

    Inside the finder, I still need to hold down cmd to be able to open a folder in a new tab. Doesn't matter if I've checked the box or not in the settings... It never opens a tab by default. 

  • 329. Re: Mavericks Finder - how default to "double click opens new window"?
    Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,990 points)

    I realize some (probably all) of what you're going to read in this post has already been said, but it's spread out on this rather long topic and most people won't take the time to read all of the posts to see them. I skimmed it a bit myself after the first 8 pages or so.

     

    First, this is my opinion. Apple has apparently been making some concessions to Windows switchers by adding OS behaviors they're used to. Until Lion, 10.7, Apple's OS never had a Cut command for files and folders. It's considered dangerous since you can make the mistake of doing another cut and losing everything from the previous cut if you hadn't pasted it somewhere yet. Lot's of users demanded it though, and it became available as Command+C as always to mark what you want to cut, and then Command+Option+V to move the files/folders to their new location rather than paste a copy.

     

    The folder behavior discussed here has been this way since at least Snow Leopard. If the sidebar is showing, the folder you double click on opens in the same window. This is also the default behavior for Windows. Adobe gave a bit of a nod to Windows switchers by having the Mac version of Photoshop (starting with CS5, I think) default to being confined to a window frame per the way all Windows apps run which have multiple elements, rather than the Mac's normal behavior of floating palettes directly on the desktop. But again, this is my opinion, and mainly because it fits. Whether or not any of this had anything to do with Apple's decision making, I have no idea.

     

    Anyway, to answer the OP (Original Poster), you appear to be looking for a way to make Mavericks' folders behave the same way as OS 9 and earlier. It's actually rather easy.

     

    1) As noted, first turn off the checkbox in the Finder preferences for "Open folders in tabs instead of new windows"

     

    2) With all folders, you first need to right click on the top gray bar of the window and choose "Hide Toolbar".

     

    Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 1.27.54 PM.png

     

    This will give you a very standard looking OS 9 type folder window.

     

    Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 1.30.04 PM.png

     

    By default, OS X no longer shows the number of items in a folder and available disk space as in the above image. To change that, click on the desktop so the Finder is active and choose View > Show Status Bar. You only need to do this once, not for every folder.

     

    You do have to hide the the toolbar for every folder you open or create which has not had it hidden yet, so it gets old repeating this move, but at least the system remembers it. And believe me, this is a gift compared to any version of OS X before Mavericks. Before, if you changed just one folder to icon view, every folder on every drive changed with it. The view option until now was always global. It took until Mavericks for OS X to finally remember each folder's size and position individually.

     

    Once you have your subfolders set with the the toolbar hidden, double clicking them will behave as you expect. They will open in their own folder, and in the last position, size and view you set it to.

     

    At least a couple people noted you can't click a back button without the sidebar. That's right, you can't. But this is normal behavior for the Mac OS if you look way back. To backup from a folder you're currently in, you Command+click on the folder icon at the top center of the folder window and choose the folder you want to back up to:

     

    Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 1.38.58 PM.png

     

    Actually, a better way in my humble opinion since you can back up as many folders as you want in one click instead of backing up one at a time.

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