OS X :: Mac Constantly Switching To New Finder Window

Feb 9, 2009

For the last 48 hours, my mac will constantly switch to a 'new' finder window every few minutes. I'll be typing away and then bang, I am back on the finder window and my application will be in the background, so I will have to click back on the application to continue working. It's extremely frustrating and I don't have a clue how to fix the problem.

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OS X :: App / Window Switching In SL

Sep 6, 2009

did the way that you switch through open windows change in SL? usually I hit ` to switch through windows and  shift ` to go backwards through the list. Now it seems though the window order isn't being followed correctly. Lets say i have 5 open windows starting at 1 hitting ` takes me to window 2 then 3 then 4 then 5 then 1. typing  shift ` would take me to 5 then 4 then 3 then 2 then back to 1. Now though, under SL it seems not to follow that very simple design rather if I start at one and page through to say 3 then start again it jumps back to 1 then to 2 then to 3 and then finally to 4. [URL]

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Mar 29, 2012

Try to open iChat window, version 4.0.8. in Time Machine. The TM window changes to a finder window. Is this normal for an application like TM? Trying to get back an open chat. not recorded.

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The closest solution, which isn't quite right, is to require password for the last user account to be used... not exactly the best solution...

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cannot Open Finder Window And Finder Preferences Don't Stick

Apr 5, 2012

Sometimes I simply cannot open a new finder window. If I use Command-N or if I choose New Finder Window in the Finder menu, nothing happens. If I am using Command-N, I can see the File heading in the Finder menu bar highlighting, and then after a few seconds the highlight goes, but no window opens. Also, clicking on my Downloads icon in the dock, the dialog opens showing all the files, but if I then click on Open in Finder, the dialog closes but nothing happens. Now that I am writing this message, it all works again! That's what I mean by 'sometimes'. This issue can last for tens of minutes. Secndly, and this is still a problem, my finder Preferences do not stick. So for instance, I don't want to see an icon for my hard disk on the desktop, so I untick this in Finder preferences. The icon disappears. If I now re-start, then it comes back. The same happens for removing the empty trash warning and all of the other Finder Preference tick boxes. 

Now, when the first problem of not being able to open a finder window suddenly stopped being a problem, the icon for the hard disk suddenly appeared on my desktop. So the two issues are linked. This has been going on intermittently for a few days. I have verified my disk, and repaired permissions.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Click Finder Icon On Dock ≠ New Finder Window?

May 22, 2012

Wasn't this an option previous to 10.7.4? It doesn't work now.When clicking the Finder icon in the Dock, a new Finder window would open? I know about Finder prefs - General - Always open folders in new window but this isn't what I mean.I'd have a Finder window open then want to copy/move something so I clicked on the Finder icon in the dock to get a new window.Every time I clicked the Dock icon, I'd get a new Finder window.

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MacBook Pro :: Japanese Keyboard Window Switching Shortcut?

Jul 6, 2012

I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 with built in US keyboard. 

However I mainly typing using an external fullsize Apple Japanese Keyboard that I perchased from the Japan Apple Store. 

One issue I'm having is switching betwen windows in the same program. 

On US keyboards, the command is COMMAND + ` 

However this does not work on the Japanese model, as the ` key is actually on the same key as @, and requires pressing shift, breaking the shortcut. 

Does anyone know the Japanese shortcut to change between windows in the same program?

Apple Japanese Keyboard, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Keep Switching Back To Finder

Apr 3, 2012

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Freezes When Switching Tab / Folder

Jun 1, 2014

Finder freezes every time when switching to another tab or folder, or renaming a folder. I really don't know why Here two logs from the console. 

1. Log 

Jun  1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dynamic_pager[1607]): Exited with code: 1
Jun  1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Jun  1 16:26:26 B***s-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: revoking trust for process 1594


2. Log 

Jun  1 16:30:45 B***s-MacBook-Pro.local WindowServer[105]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
Jun  1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dynamic_pager[1660]): Exited with code: 1
Jun  1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds


I also have another Problem: Every time, I restart my mac, the process "installed" goes wild and uses over 100% of the CPU. After a few minutes also my disk is full. It seems to write Gigs of data in private/var/vm.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Jan 4, 2009

OS 10.4.11 iMac G5. The finder "refreshes" every minute or so closing all its open windows. It stops any finder activity during this "refresh." For example, copying a file to another disk--it will interrupt the process. It does leave application windows open but leaves the program to go to back to the finder. It does not matter if I am actively using the applications or not. I have been interrupted during this post several times already.

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OS X :: Finder Constantly Expanding Specific Folders

Aug 17, 2009

Finder constantly expands the same couple of folders on my external drive. The folders have hundreds of photos and scrolling is a pain. I 'unexpand' them and disconnect the drive, then reconnect, open it and the exact same folders are open again. Very, very aggravating.

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OS X :: Cannot Resize Finder Window

Mar 17, 2007

I was playing with the maximize button on a Finder window a few days ago and toggling it would yield a different size every time (guess I was amused by that). So it go into a state where the resize corner is out of reach always now. Clicking on the maximize button does not change the size at all and just remains there. I want to be able to resize Finder again. How do I do it? For reference, attached is the screenshot of my desktop with Finder window, so you can see what I mean. I am unable to find a way to get it to a stage where the full window can be shown and I can resize it.

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Jul 11, 2010

I have two accounts set up on Mac. The mac boots into the primary account just fine. But whenever I go to my secondary account finder always opens a window just after startup.

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May 2, 2012

When I open a new Finder Window I do not see the window. What gives?

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OS X :: Any Keystroke To Open Finder Window?

Mar 16, 2008

Is there any keystroke to open a Finder window? Or is clicking on the icon the only way?

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OS X :: How To Add Column Headings To Finder Window

Feb 27, 2009

I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55) with Leopard. On a typical work day I'll open Finder to look for pdf files. I'll perform my search for pdf documents and, as expected, all pdf documents that exist on my Mac are listed in Finder. In the Finder dialog box there are headings at the top of the columns that include "Name", "Kind" and "Last Opened". When I single click on any one of the listed pdf documents, the path to that document's location is given at the bottom of the Finder window. Every month I save hundreds of different pdf documents in about 135 different customer file locations.

As a result, I need to be able to add a column heading that orients the results on a file location basis. On my former XP I could add many different headings, including one that simply stated "Filed In" (or something along those lines). By clicking on the heading "Filed In", all of the pdf documents would be grouped and listed by their file location. My question is: Can I add a "Filed In" heading to the search results window of Finder so that I can click on "Filed In" and group search results by the file locations?

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Mar 7, 2009

How do I open a folder in a new finder window? I know on a PC you can right click the folder and choose open in new window. How is this accomplished on the mac?

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Jun 21, 2009

I was just looking through some of my files and things when I noticed these weird looking icons replacing the normal pictures of a hard drive for my two partitions. What do these mean? Are they corrupted or something? They don't look like this on my desktop.

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Sep 28, 2009

Recently, Finder windows have not been keeping there default size. For example, I have to extend the Finder window size every time when opening the Finder.

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Sep 28, 2009

It has been bothering me for some time that when I open the Finder window, it opens pretty small and I either need to re-adjust it or scroll to find the folder. Is there a way to set it so that the Finder Window opens to a set amount of space?

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OS X :: Spotlight - Nothing Displayed In Finder Window

Nov 2, 2009

When I first got my macbook 2 months ago I could command+space and open the spotlight dialog box and type say "i" and it would start displaying ical, iweb, you know everything that starts with I. Like it should. Somewhere down the line things got funky. Now I command +space, open the box, type the letter of the application i want or whatever and nothing is displayed in the finder window. However when I move my cursor to the actual magnifying glass in the corner after I typed the search, and click it, it will show the results. Or if I type what I want to find and then command space again it will show it. So what did I do wrong? I want it back the way it way) Just having to command + space twice, once to open the search box and then one more time after i enter the search string, is getting annoying. Or having to click on the magnifying glass after entering the search.

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Nov 19, 2009

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Mar 5, 2010

I've been using OSX since it first came out but one thing I still don't understand is how you determine where a new finder window will appear.

I recall someone once saying open a window, press CTRL then close the window and the next window will appear in the same spot as the now closed window. That doesnt work, nor does pressing command or any other combination I have tried.

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OS X :: Save Finder Window Position?

Mar 5, 2010

No matter how many times I reposition the finder window, it always pops up on the bottom right corner. I always have to drag it back to the middle. Is there a way to save the position?

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Apr 10, 2010

I am running a show and have a computer in front of me and the second display is appearing on a large screen on stage where I cannot see it. When I click on a folder on the desktop it opens the window on the second screen instead of on the one on my computer. When I Mirror Displays it appears again on the computer, but when I turn it off (it has to be turned off when I run the show) the window opens in the second screen. I have restarted, reset the PRAM, don't know how to get the window to appear on the primary screen..

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Apr 27, 2009

Have a 3 1/2 year old imac with OS 10.5.6 and love it; use it tons.

I was adding some music to my idisk's public folder when the copying process froze;got stuck. The little spinning disc would not go away.

I closed down all other applications. My finder window was frozen with that disc, and could not force quit it, even though tried several techniques to do so. I finally turned off the computer manually.

When I turned my imac back on, the finder window was gone. I cannot open a finder window from the finder image on my dock.

My word documents, Safari, email all work, but my desktop is blank and I cannot open any finder window.

I think that it must have been something that the idisk caused.

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May 17, 2012

So everytime I switch between a space, the same finder window is following me to every single screen. I'm not sure how to turn this off so every finder window stays on it's space seperately.

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Jun 5, 2012

I cannot open my folders or finder. Am in the middle of teaching a class and can't access my presentation files.

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