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Subject:   The "new" Finder
Date:   2003-10-11 11:59:53
From:   duncan
Response to: The "new" Finder

Sure, you can open existing Finder windows open to the Home directory, but I think that moving things to the sidebar and letting you see more roots than just the home folder is a big deal. If I'm lame for that, then so be it. :)

And yes, the fact that Open/Save has 'em is the coolest part of it.

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  • The "new" Finder
    2003-10-11 12:35:18  anonymous2 [View]

    And how is the sidebar any different from the icon bar that is already existant in 10.2 ? Drag any folder into the iconbar, and voila you have a new 'root' as you call it...
    • James Duncan Davidson photo The "new" Finder
      2003-10-14 12:30:10  James Duncan Davidson | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

      No, not a new root. In 10.2 the toolbar gave you a place to click and drill fast to a part of the tree. As demoed by Steve at WWDC (the video of which is available here--go to 10:50 in the stream), having it on the side means that when you click on a sidebar item, it's the root of a "virtual tree". Plus, you can put more stuff over there, have it show up in Open and Save dialogs, and more.

      Watch the video and get a feel for it and how it works. It's better than the toolbar. :)
    • The "new" Finder
      2003-10-11 16:12:50  anonymous2 [View]

      Because the top of the sidebar depicts your (removable) media and the icons scale to fit so you can put a lot more aliasses in it