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Springloading folders in a SINGLE window in OS9
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Dec 29, 2002, 08:33 AM
 
Where is the option to turn off Spring Loading Folders...

Right now, ever single time I open a new folder within another folder it opens a new WINDOW.

How do I make it like OS X, where I could keep everything in one Window?

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Dec 29, 2002, 04:11 PM
 
you cant. os 9 is a 1 to 1 relationship between windows and folders. each folder has a window, and each window is a folder.

in os x, each window is just a browser. you can have 5 windows all displaying the same thing. you can also have a new window load into itself. i think this creates confusion, and breaks the spatial relationship between the window and the folder.

reason number 27861357065465674 why i hate OSX.



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Dec 29, 2002, 09:50 PM
 
Originally posted by ae86_16v:
Where is the option to turn off Spring Loading Folders...

Right now, ever single time I open a new folder within another folder it opens a new WINDOW.

How do I make it like OS X, where I could keep everything in one Window?

Thanks
Erm, even OSX opens new folders in seperate windows for springloaded folders... the concept wouldn't work in a single window mode without modification. You close the last window by moving the cursor outside the windows boundaries. If you have one window...

It could work, but not without modification.
     
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Dec 30, 2002, 07:45 PM
 
But in OS X I could keep on opening levels after levels of folders in the same WINDOW. Unless I click on the HD again it will not open a new WINDOW.

In OS 9, every single time I click on a new sub-folder it'll open a new WINDOW.
     
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Dec 30, 2002, 10:55 PM
 
Originally posted by ae86_16v:
How do I make it like OS X, where I could keep everything in one Window?
You can't. End of story.

Originally posted by bgmccollum:
reason number 27861357065465674 why i hate OSX.
Turn off the toolbar and it goes back to the old way. Easy as pie.
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Dec 31, 2002, 08:17 PM
 
Thanks guys...

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Jan 1, 2003, 05:43 AM
 
Originally posted by ae86_16v:
But in OS X I could keep on opening levels after levels of folders in the same WINDOW. Unless I click on the HD again it will not open a new WINDOW.

In OS 9, every single time I click on a new sub-folder it'll open a new WINDOW.
You said spring loaded folders, not normal navigation.

Yeah, can't be done, unless there's a third party add on.
     
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Jan 1, 2003, 06:45 PM
 
You can't, but other than a little naviagting, what's the big deal? When you let go, the others all close.

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Jan 1, 2003, 08:10 PM
 
Originally posted by Eriamjh:
You can't, but other than a little naviagting, what's the big deal? When you let go, the others all close.
Oh no big deal. I just thought it would be less cluttering. And I thought I saw that option some where in Control Panel when I was messing around w/ it, and I couldn't find it any more.

Anyways thanks for the help.
     
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Jan 2, 2003, 05:14 PM
 
The one thing you can do is hold down Option when double-clicking the folder icons, that'll close the old one when the new one opens.
     
   
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