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Avoid using a spatial Finder after opening a disk image
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jan 22, '10 10:38:49AM

I for one prefer to have the toolbar/sidebar and use list view (I suppose it's a matter of preference) and I have set it up such that every new window opens the way I want. Most disk images that I download, however, open in their own view (usually icon view with a shortcut to my applications folder and no toolbar/sidebar) and if I press the hotkey to go to my home folder while that window has focus or doubleclick the applications shortcut or something, then the new location will be shown in Icon view without a toolbar or sidebar. This is obviously just a minor inconvenience, as I can just close the window and/or switch to another window and then hit the hotkey/navigate to my destination, but does anyone know of a way I can avoid this? Or do I just have to try to remember to close the image window before navigating anywhere else?



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Avoid using a spatial Finder after opening a disk image
Authored by: Mac Berry on Jan 22, '10 06:04:34PM

Oh yes, agreed 100%. Anyone know a workaround?



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Avoid using a spatial Finder after opening a disk image
Authored by: tedw on Jan 22, '10 07:33:02PM

command-option-t will open (and close) the toolbar, which is marginally easier.



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Avoid using a spatial Finder after opening a disk image
Authored by: Michael.Massing on Jan 24, '10 12:30:19AM

I follow that opt-cmd-t with a cmd-2 for list view and then have two workable options (product window apps alias or sidebar apps alias) for filing the app. Still a workaround, but executed fairly quickly and painlessly from the keyboard.

Incidentally, cmd-1, 3, and 4 change the finder window in focus to icon, column, and coverflow views.

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Avoid using a spatial Finder after opening a disk image
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jan 24, '10 08:46:37PM

Thanks. I knew about and used the cmd-opt-t, I don't know why I never looked up the shortcut for the view type.



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