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El Capitan: A Take Control Crash Course by Scholle McFarland

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Cut Clutter with Finder Tabs

You probably know how to cut down clutter when you search the Web: instead of opening every new Web page in a separate window, you keep them organized in tabs. With tabs, multiple windows are gathered into one, with only the top page revealed. The titles of the rest stick up at the top; click one to switch to that page.

Ten years after Safari adopted tabbed browsing, Apple applied the same idea to the Finder’s windows. It’s not easy to stumble across this feature, though, so you may have missed it in Mavericks and Yosemite. If you’re tired of digging through disorderly Finder windows—especially on a small laptop screen—don’t make the same mistake in El Capitan. If you see a folder in a Finder window, don’t open it ...

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