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Modify Finder toolbar to prevent Safari window confusion Apps
One problem when having multiple Finder windows open, an iTunes window open, and one or more Safari windows open is that it's often confusing to know which is which when seeing just part of the windows that show. This is my (partial and basic) solution to the problem.

I customized my Finder toolbar by moving an icon in front of the Back and Forward buttons (I put an icon of the Desktop there. Now, just looking at the upper-left hand corner of any window, I can easily tell which are the Finder windows, thus saving me time since now I don't go to the wrong window as often. It would be nice if "customize toolbar" would let you change the colors, then windows from various applicatons would look different.

I know that I can use Exposť to quickly show all windows, but that's one extra movement (and also I still just click windows as I've always done, often forgetting that Exposť is an option.)

[robg adds: I've used this simple trick myself, except I just swapped the back/forward buttons with the icon/list/column view icon to their right. If Apple would enable background colors in column-view windows, I'd be happy -- I'd just make my Finder windows a subtle non-white shade, and that would end the confusion...]
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Modify Finder toolbar to prevent Safari window confusion
Authored by: gdsimms on Feb 23, '04 02:22:46PM

So do you want to know why I think finder went metal? They are merging the web browser with the finder eventually. It works in Windows, it works in KDE.
It Just Makes Sense (tm).

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Try AutoHide to avoid confusion
Authored by: gatorparrots on Feb 23, '04 03:33:16PM

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