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Open a copy of the current Finder window via AppleScript System
Sometimes I find myself needing to open a second copy of the current Finder window I have open. There's no default way to do this in Mac OS X, so I wrote a small script to take care of it for me: I use Butler to assign this a hot key, which then opens these copies when I need them.

[robg adds: This worked as described when I tested it.]
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Open a copy of the current Finder window via AppleScript
Authored by: pwharff on Jan 11, '08 08:31:23AM

I've been looking for something like this for a while.

Alternatively you can add this AppleScript as a stand alone app and then add it to your Finder toolbar.

Works great!



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Open a copy of the current Finder window via AppleScript
Authored by: eddy_k on Jan 11, '08 11:34:44AM

What is also working (and perhaps simpler) is to make an alias of the open folder and double click this alias.



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Open a copy of the current Finder window via AppleScript
Authored by: baltwo on Jan 11, '08 08:33:30PM

That's been the default way, IIRC, since Panther days.



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Open a copy of the current Finder window via AppleScript
Authored by: Bakari on Jan 11, '08 03:02:13PM

Thanks for this. And thanks for the save as app idea also. Both great.



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Open a copy of the current Finder window via AppleScript
Authored by: Médard on Jan 12, '08 02:20:31AM
Maybe you didn't knew about "Clone" ;-)

<< Clone lives at <http://www.euronet.nl/~tekelenb/software/>;
Icon donated by François Lazard <francois.lazard@free.fr>

May 20, 2002
Clone is a Toolbar Script for Mac OS X.

About Toolbar Scripts:
See <http://www.apple.com/applescript/macosx/toolbar_scripts/>;.

Use:
Clone creates a clone of the frontmost Finder window. The cloned window has the same size and view of the original. Useful when you're moving or copying files.

If the original window is set to icon or list view, the clone will be places to the right of it. If the original window is set to column view, the clone is placed below it.>>

runs flawlessly on my iMac G5 - 10.4.11 ;-)

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Open a copy of the current Finder window via AppleScript
Authored by: rbenezra on Jan 12, '08 10:50:02AM

May take an extra click but nothing extra needed: with the pathbar showing in the Finder window, just control-click on the folder whose window you want to clone and select "Open Enclosing Folder". Then open the enclosed folder of interest and you're there.



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Open a copy of the current Finder window via AppleScript
Authored by: regulus on Jan 13, '08 05:34:40AM
For more robust window management stuff I use Simple WindowSets. It works pretty good.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/33376


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Open a copy of the current Finder window via AppleScript
Authored by: simondorfman on Jan 14, '08 08:13:59AM

thanks for this script.

following the example here, I created an icon for this script so it would look nice in my finder windows. Basically, I took the textmate icon and replaced it with this plus icon (which I found on apple's site).

Download the script saved as an app with my icon here.



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Command clicking?
Authored by: MuchoMundo on Jan 14, '08 01:05:00PM

Can somebody tell me what's the different between this Applescript and command double clicking on the folder, it looks to me that the result (clone window) is the same.



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Command clicking?
Authored by: simondorfman on Jan 15, '08 08:42:57AM

Command double-clicking on a folder will open that folder in a new window. This script is for opening the folder currently being displayed in a new window-cloning it, so to speak.

You could accomplish this with the double-click method, but you'd have to first go up one folder directory so that you could command-double-click on the window that you want a copy of. This script just saves you some time.



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