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Archive for October 29th, 2014

by Tom Nelson

Finder tabs, ushered in with OS X Mavericks are very similar to tabs you see in most browsers, including Safari. Their purpose is to minimize screen clutter by gathering what used to be displayed in separate windows into a single Finder window with multiple tabs. Each tab acts like a separate Finder window, but without the clutter of having multiple windows open and scattered around your desktop.

FinderTabs

Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

Finder tabs work independently of each other. Each tab can have its own view (iconslist,column, and coverflow), and each tab can contain information from any location in your Mac’s file system. One tab could be looking at your Documents folder, while another is peering at your Applications.

Read more on About: Macs.

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