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10.3: Open new, close old windows from the sidebar Desktop
This might be rather dull hint but, while playing with the keyboard in Panther I discovered that if you Option-click any file, folder, or icon on the left sidebar in the Finder window, the item will open in a new window while closing the previous window.

[robg adds: If you just want a new window, keeping the old window open, hold Command and click.]
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same functionality with any Finder window or item...
Authored by: alternapop on Oct 31, '03 02:34:22PM

it's been this way for awhile. using the Option or Apple keys provide greater control of windows and documents and how the window or document behaves when clicking on it.



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same functionality with any Finder window or item...
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 31, '03 03:42:20PM

What's nice about this hint, and, I think, brand new, is that it only takes *one* click.

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10.3: Open new, close old windows from the sidebar
Authored by: chabig on Oct 31, '03 03:48:48PM

No. This is new behavior. Option-double click always opened new file/folders while closing the old window. This hint if just option-single click. But it only works in the sidebar, because it only takes a single click to open a sidebar item.



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Not entirely new
Authored by: ngb on Oct 31, '03 09:55:08PM

This same behavior is in 10.2 when clicking (once) on a shortcut in the toolbar.



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10.3: Open new, close old windows from the sidebar
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 31, '03 08:47:41PM

Command-Click also works but it leaves the previous window open.



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10.3: Open new, close old windows from the sidebar
Authored by: avonterr on Nov 01, '03 10:15:08AM

It seems that using Option-Click on either a sidebar item or an item in a finder window opens the window with the finder settings previously saved.

For example, for my Apps window, I prefer to have the Sidebar shrunk down to show only the icons. If have some window open with the sidebar showing Names and Icons, and I just click on Apps in the sidebar, the window is shown the same way. If I Option-click, a new window is created with the Sidebar showing only icons.

It seems that when you close a finder window, the size, location, sidebar info, etc. are saved with the window. Using Option-click (or Command-click) retrieves the saved settings, while Plain-Old-click does not.



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