How to open Two Finders Side-by-Side

It is quite annoying that new Finder window always overlaps the existing one when created.   Following is a short AppleScript that will open two Finder windows side-by-side.

Window sizes of the two Finders are based on Macbook Air’s 1440 x 900 as shown below:

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Should specific folders are required when opening, add the following line after set bounds command.

set target of Finder window 1 to folder “<Name of Folder>” of folder “<Computer Name>” of folder “Users” of startup disk

Examples below show the opening of Documents or Downloads folder

set target of Finder window 1 to folder “Documents” of folder “tomair” of folder “Users” of startup disk
or

set target of Finder window 1 to folder “Downloads” of folder “tomair” of folder “Users” of startup disk

NOTE
Above Apple script is a simple and no-cost solution to get two folders showing up side-by-side.  Should more sophisticated features be required, TotalFinder is a pretty good choice.

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4 thoughts on “How to open Two Finders Side-by-Side

  1. Pingback: Two Finders Side-by-Side | Between the Candle and the Star

  2. click “Go” then “ctrl” then “Enclosing Folder”
    it will open a new window for “Finder”


    Tareq

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