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Close Duplicate Finder windows
Authored by: Ronald Lanham on Sep 27, '12 10:55:59AM
"In former versions of Mac OS X you could press cmd-ctl-up arrow to open the parent of the current folder, then in the new window double-click then icon of the folder you were originally viewing, and the windows would reverse order. Now (Mtn. Lion) when you do that you just get a duplicate window."
llee... I can still do that in OS X 10.8.2

However... I often end up with duplicate Finder windows opened that makes it confusing... so I hope this script works.

If it works (I haven't tried it yet) kudos to the author.

Hard to believe Apple hasn't fixed this in the many years it's existed.
Edited on Sep 27, '12 11:01:26AM by Ronald Lanham

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Close Duplicate Finder windows
Authored by: Ronald Lanham on Sep 27, '12 12:34:16PM

You can test if this script is working correctly (which it does for me)...

First make sure you have the Path Bar displayed. (menubar > View > Show Path Bar)

Then simply Command-(double-click) on the folder icon in the Path Bar of the Finder window you want to duplicate (again... this is for testing the script)... and a duplicate Finder window will appear.

Now run the script. You should now see that the duplicate Finder window disappears.

I used the Apple Script Editor to save the script as an app and then dragged the app's icon to the Finder window toolbar.

Now it's easy to simply click on the "Close Duplicate Finder Windows" app to have any duplicates disappear.

Thanks Tommy for the script! Much appreciated.

Edited on Sep 27, '12 12:36:58PM by Ronald Lanham

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