Duplicate an open window

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in Mac OS X edited January 2014
I know I should know how to do this and probably have done it in the past; however, I can't recall how. I want to duplicate an open window, not just a new one. Help!

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  • mr. memr. me Posts: 3,211member
    Duplicate an open window in what?
  • sequitursequitur Posts: 1,869member
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    Originally Posted by Mr. Me View Post


    Duplicate an open window in what?





    OS X - Finder-desktop
  • mr. memr. me Posts: 3,211member
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    Originally Posted by sequitur View Post


    OS X - Finder-desktop



    OK, you want duplicate Finder windows. What's wrong with selecting the File/New Finder Window or pressing [cmd]+[n]?
  • mr beardsleymr beardsley Posts: 365member
    CMD + CTRL + O will open a folder in a new window. Maybe that is what you are looking for.
  • sequitursequitur Posts: 1,869member
    I guess I wasn't clear. I do NOT want to open a NEW window. I want to duplicate a window that's already open. Supposing, I have a particular window open and I want to copy something from that window to the same window but in a different folder in that window.



    I can open a NEW window and navigate to the same window that I have open already. Then I can move or copy from one window to the other. I'd rather skip the step or steps of navigation.



    I JUST want to open a COPY of the first window without doing the navigation.



    I think I'm getting myself confused. I'm probably confusing you.
  • mr. memr. me Posts: 3,211member
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    Originally Posted by sequitur View Post


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    I think I'm getting myself confused. I'm probably confusing you.



    Certainly there is no confusion here. I just wanted to be sure that you were asking for what I was afraid you were asking for. What you are asking for is somewhat akin to asking for a left-handed spoon.



    A window is a view on some level of the file system. I have multiple indistinguishable open windows on certain folders. Selecting File/New Finder Window ten times creates ten indistinguishable Finder Windows. Another method for creating indistinguishable windows is wasteful and unnecessary.
  • amoryaamorya Posts: 1,103member
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    Originally Posted by Mr. Me View Post


    Certainly there is no confusion here. I just wanted to be sure that you were asking for what I was afraid you were asking for. What you are asking for is somewhat akin to asking for a left-handed spoon.



    A window is a view on some level of the file system. I have multiple indistinguishable open windows on certain folders. Selecting File/New Finder Window ten times creates ten indistinguishable Finder Windows. Another method for creating indistinguishable windows is wasteful and unnecessary.



    I believe the request could be phrased as "How do I open a new window to the same location as the current foreground window?".



    One solution is, you do Show Path Bar (view menu), then hold Command and double click on the icon in the path bar that represents the current folder.



    Amorya
  • sequitursequitur Posts: 1,869member
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    Originally Posted by Amorya View Post


    I believe the request could be phrased as "How do I open a new window to the same location as the current foreground window?".



    One solution is, you do Show Path Bar (view menu), then hold Command and double click on the icon in the path bar that represents the current folder.



    Amorya



    That's exactly what I wanted. It worked.

    Thanks
  • jonniecharlesjonniecharles Posts: 1member


    thanks Amorya


    i have had all sorts of convoluted ways of doing this in the past, with various keyboard shortcuts, but this is really simple


    jonathan

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