OSX Finder Window Distinction?
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Does anyone know of a way or a plugin where I can differentiate Finder windows in OSX when I right click on the Finder icon in the menu bar to see the list of open windows (active and inactive).
Right now, I use TotalFinder rather than the regular old Finder (mainly because there are more options for tabbing). I use the same folder structure for all client projects. Then I have a separate window for each project and have different tabs open for each project (typically around 3 or 4 tabs). However, whenever I want to navigate to a new Finder window for that specific project by right clicking on the Finder icon in the navbar, I'll get 4 or 5 windows ALL titled 'Documents', 'Production', etc and I have to bring each one into focus in order to tell which one it is.
I've searched the Goog but had no luck. Color labels don't help because the color doesn't appear in the Finder icon's context menu. I'm sure I'm not the only one running into this issue. Anyone know of anything that could help?
You can set the background of a window (in 'view as icons') to an image. So you could have a project specific background image for each folder. However this would only work in icon view, not list view etc.
Ahhh, would be useful if I had all Finder windows active (and if I used icon view, but use column view) and on display at once but was looking for more of a distinction in the Finder icon context menu in the navbar. This way I can just right click the Finder icon and determine which window I want up in front and active. Thanks tho!
is something like this what you're looking for?
- Same thing as I'm using now essentially.fyoucher1
here ya go: http://www.tuaw.com/2008/12/05/t…
Also, View > Show Path Bar will add a path list to the bottom of each window. might make it a bit easier to find.
works for me in mavericks, I only see the frontmost tab of each window though.
- thanks dropbox...akiersky
- (use CloudApp)doesnotexist
The quickest way would be Expose / Mission Control to quick glance at the windows and choose the right one.
But what akiersky shared is perfect. just tried in Lion and it works.
(it will only work on new windows, so you need to close and reopen your open windows to see the change)