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With OS X, Apple assigned command-N to "Make New Window" instaed of "Make New Folder", which was assigned to shift-command-N. To me, this makes sense, as I tend to open more new windows than I do creating new folders, so the easier key combo is the most used key combo.

However, some people tend to create a lot of folders on a daily basis, and the added keystroke could become quite annoying. For these users, here are two other means of creating new folders that may prove quicker than shift-command-N:
  • Control-click (or right-click, if you can) in the Finder, and you get "New Folder" as a contextual menu item
  • Place the "New Folder" widget on your toolbar, and you have one-click access from everywhere. To do this, select View -> Customize Toolbar menu in the Finder while the toolbar is visible (hit Command-B to show the toolbar)
So while one method is lost, at least there are some reasonable alternatives.
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New folder vs New Window
Authored by: oj on May 28, '01 01:31:28PM

Is there some way to switch the Command-N to Make a New Folder, and make the Shift-Command-N into New Window?

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Thats what I'd like to find out.
Authored by: Randall Shaw on Feb 25, '02 10:25:10AM

I open new windows when I click on things to open a new window from. Apple's swap of the cmd-n is pathetic at best.

I'm searching for a way to hack the system to get cmd-n BACK to what it has been for the past 16 years.

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