Working with Tabs

In this lesson for macOS Mojave, I look at how to work with tabs in a window on the Mac. With tabs, you can be looking at multiple folders within the same window, each folder is in its own tab within the same window.

Opening a New Tab in a Finder Window
To open a new tab in a Finder window, go up to File in the Menu Bar and select New Tab. When you do this, a new folder will be shown in the window. You can see the tabs below the toolbar in the window. To select a tab, click on the tab, once you click the tab you will see all the files and folders in that tab. You can move around to different folders within each tab.

Adding another Tab to a Window
Once you have a window open with tabs, you will see a ‘+” at the right side of the tabs in the window. Click on the ‘+’ to add another tab.

Moving Tabs
To move a tab within a window, drag the tab around within the window.

Merging windows into a Tabs
To combine your open windows into tabs in a single window, go to Window in the Menu Bar and select Merge All Windows. All your open windows will be merged into a single window as tabs.

Move Tab to a Window
To move a tab into a separate window, select Window in the Menu Bar and then select Move Tab to a Window. You can also grab a tab out of a window to move it to a window.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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