What are tabs?

You already know tabs from your web browser. For example, in Safari the tabs are sheets for displaying multiple web pages within one browser window.

Similarly, in TotalFinder tabs display multiple directories within one window. TotalFinder uses the code from Google's Chrome web browser, which is why the tabs look and behave in a similar way.

What can I do with tabs?

  1. You can switch between tabs.
  2. You can reorder tabs.
  3. You can pull the tab out into a separate window.
  4. You can drag the tab and insert it between other tabs in an existing window.
  5. You can close individual tabs.
  6. You can double-click the tab to enter a dual mode.
  7. You can drag file or folder onto a tab to move it.
  8. You can drag folder in between tabs to open given folder as a new tab.

Keyboard Shortcuts

ActionShortcutComment
Open a new tab⌘T
Close selected tab⌘W
Switch between tabs⌘⇧[ and ⌘⇧]
⌘⇧← and ⌘⇧→
Open a new window⌘N
Close window⌘⇧W
Close all windows⌘⌥W

Remapping Shortcuts

Do you want additional shortcuts for switching tabs? For example ⌘⌥→ to match Google Chrome?
You may want to use the standard OS X mechanism for mapping keyboard shortcuts to menu items.

Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Application Shortcuts

Note that adding ⌘⌥← and ⌘⌥→ overrides standard Finder shortcuts for expanding items in the list view.
See this topic for more information.

Preferences