Originally posted by Harald
With the toolbars hidden in Finder, how close does it behave to the old spatial finder from 9?
I'm not a complete OS9 finder fan (column view - yay!), but yes, you can make it OS9 style if to a certain extent.By Default
(using the finder sidebar/topbar)
You still have to use modifier keys (apple or alt) when double clicking on a folder to open it in a new window. I'm all for that tho - less clutter.
Every finder window you open has the sidebar and the top toolbar - There's no setting I can see that turns off either bar in any scenario, either by default or by window.That OS9 feeling
Open a finder window, go to icon view and click the topright window widget, and suddenly you're in OS9 mode. double click a folder and it opens in a new window, without topbar/sidebar. Icons seem to remember their positions.
When you move to list view (still without toolbars), clicking on a folder opens the it in the same window instead of a new one. You still get the folder twisties like OS9. Most of this has been here since 10.1 I think.
But, open a new finder window or doubleclick a folder/volume on the desktop and the new window has the default view with side/topbar.
I guess if there was a global option to turn off the top/side bar you'd have that OS9 deja-vu all over the OS...2 cents
I'm getting to like the sidebar/topbar, but I don't need them in every window I open - takes up too much space.
Personally, I'd like to have the sidebar when I open a new finder window. But click on a volume/folder on the desktop and I'd like a more minimal window, just the "40 items, 10Gb avail" info and maybe an icon/list/column switcher.
If that was an option that would make me happy, I'd get the browser style finder when I want it and the low-real-estate basic window when I'm just poking around individual folders (might not be "spatial" but close enough for me). I can always click the top-right widget to get the full finder sidebar/topbar back.