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Open parent folder in a new window
Authored by: tallest on Oct 06, '08 08:44:47AM

A command-click on the folder icon in the title bar shows the hierarchy of folders containing the currently displayed files.

Command clicking on one of those folders will open that folder in a new Finder window.



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Open parent site in a new tab
Authored by: tallest on Oct 06, '08 08:49:59AM
Actually, this works in safari too.

Command-clicking in the title in the title-bar shows a list of sites backtracking to the original domain. For example, at the site

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/eagleeye/

I see

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/
http://www.apple.com/trailers/
http://www.apple.com/

Command clicking on one of those will open it in a new tab.

(Note that I only used this site because it was the longest I saw in the completions Safari gave me when I typed apple.com)

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Open parent folder in a new window
Authored by: seika7 on Oct 07, '08 09:37:38PM

In 10.5, you can also use a right-click or control-click to get the same hierarchy menu in the Finder or Safari.



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Open parent folder in a new window
Authored by: sipatel on Oct 09, '08 09:57:39PM

This is basic stuff that's been on Macs since whenever...

Since System 6, I have set up my Mac to always open my Finder windows in list view and since OSX, I just select "Always open folders in a new window" from the Finder Preferences General tab.

Then, if I need to open a folder and dismiss the parent folder, I simply Alt/Opt double-click on that folder (also available since System 6). Works better this way.

The only problem that I have seen is that where previously Finder would open a new window and close the parent, 10.5 opens the new folder in the same window and I have to resize the window with the green traffic light button.

If you use full sized windows, including the Toolbar, you can customize the Toolbar to add a "Path" button which shows you how far you've dug into your folder hierarchy. Selecting any folder within that list opens it in a new window.



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