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Disabling / Enabling OSX Finder Tabs

Here’s to hoping Google picks this up, I couldn’t find it elsewhere:

To tell Finder you don’t want tabs when you open a folder:

$ defaults write FinderSpawnTab -bool false

To put things back to normal:

$ defaults write FinderSpawnTab -bool true

To figure out what a particular setting is:

$ defaults read > ~/before.list

# Make the change

$ defaults read > ~/before.list
$ diff ~/before.list ~/after.list