Feb 01, '02 01:31:09AM • Contributed by: ATDrake
If you're like me, you like to move things around a lot. And you hate having to constantly Ctrl-N and drill through endless subdirectories to reach the folder you want, which is usually just a few clicks away from the folder you're looking at.
This Applescript gets the location of the frontmost Finder window and opens a second with the same path and view. When no windows are open, it launches a new one at the system root, or you can substitute your preferred target.
tell application "Finder"
get the exists of the front Finder window
if the (exists of the front Finder window) is true then
set newWindow to target of front window
set oldView to current view of front window
make new Finder window to newWindow
set current view of front window to oldView
make new Finder window to alias ":"
set the current view of the front Finder window to column view
It's fastest when called from the Script Runner rather than as a toolbar application. I'm sure someone better at Applescripting can make a more useful version by combining it with the script from this tip.
 Save as compiled and name it something like "Attack of the Finder Clones" to put it at the top.