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  Ten Things I Dig About Panther
Subject:   An alternative to excessive clicking
Date:   2003-10-10 20:06:37
From:   maarky
Response to: An alternative to excessive clicking

If you want new finder windows to open up in the home directory using 10.2 go to the Finder, then go to Preferences (in the Finder menu, not system preferences), under "New Finder Window Shows:" select Home.
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  • An alternative to excessive clicking
    2003-10-11 13:51:20  anonymous2 [View]

    To many old-time mac users, this feature may not seem very noteworthy, but for beginnner mac users it is a god-send. The pre-Panther Finder is very computer-centric, requiring users to know about where the file paths of the Application and home directories. The Panther Finder is much more user-centric, hiding the system details from the user, if wanted. All a beginner user needs to know is that Apps are found by clicking the Applications folder, Documents should be stored in the Documents folder (with subfolders), etc. It is a much more straight-forward, coherent ideology.

    Keep in mind that the people reading the O'Reilly articles are likely power users, who understand the file hierarchy in detail, but the average user isn't concerned. He/She just wants to store their documents and open them easily later.