Panther: New Finder window always points to home folder

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
November 15th, 2003 • 4:44 am

In Panther, whenever I open a new Finder window (cmd-N), by default the focus is on my home folder in the sidebar. Even though I have set the “New Finder windows open:” setting to “Computer” in the Finder’s Preferences dialog box, new Finder windows still point to my home folder.

I suppose it must be a bug. (This particular Finder preference setting used to work fine in Jaguar.)

2 Responses to “Panther: New Finder window always points to home folder”

  1. brian w says:

    The preference setting works fine for me in Panther; setting it to “Computer” works no problem. Delete Finder prefs? Repair permissions? Not sure what you mean about “focus” though; I didn’t think it was possible for the Finder to focus on the sidebar. Arrow selections always move through the file listing for me, never through the sidebar.

  2. Pierre Igot says:

    You’re right, it must have been a corrupted Finder prefs file. I trashed it and restarted the Finder, and changed the setting again, and now it’s working fine.

    Strangely enough, most of the preferences settings in Finder prefs were NOT forgotten after I trashed the file. Which seems to indicate that most of the settings are NOT stored in that file :).

    But this particular setting was — and now it’s fixed. Thanks!

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