I Want to Make a Dual Finder Macro

Can I correct the files I made?

When nothing is opened on the finder, I want him(Jim) to behave like his macro.

However, when one window contains two or more tabs, I want to convert one into the window and make dual views.

This is the example I made. But it didn't work.

Macro Image

Hey @igh_033,

We need to see the macro file in order to fully discover what you're doing...

  • I would have this macro in a Finder-specific macro group.
  • You have it set to NOT work if the Finder is frontmost.
  • We don't know how you're running the macro...
    • Using 'Try' is fraught with opportunities for mistakes.
    • I always test with a hotkey trigger until I get the macro working properly.

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  1. Always Post a Macro File.

    • Post the simplest possible macro that illustrates the problem you're having.
    • Macros often contain tricky little bits that are likely to be missed in a written explanation.
    • Providing a real and testable example is a courtesy, and if people don't have to reinvent the wheel to test your macro it significantly improves the odds that someone will help you.
  2. Always Post a Macro Image.

    • Folks generally won't download something they haven't eyeballed first, so an image of the macro is crucial.

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Take Care,

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Thank you for your kind reply. And apologised for rude behavior. I caused you trouble with my lack of study pricey. Now I will update the macros.

This will be the actual macro file.
Dual Finder.kmmacros (7.9 KB)

I want to combine these two macros using "if".
Dual Finder_part1.kmmacros (5.4 KB)
Dual Finder_part2.kmmacros (5.0 KB)

I included a small comment on how I wanted to move it in the macro.



It's important to know that you're trying to organize this into a Stream Deck macro group.

  • I don't have one, so I'm not familiar with the pitfalls โ€“ but there are several SD-users on the forum.

I don't like using a single IF action for this, so I've broken things up into 3 IF actions.

Download: Dual Finder.kmmacros (11 KB)

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It was the perfect thing I wanted. After I make it myself, it will be really a study if you can fix it. Thank you for giving me a really wonderful opportunity! You are really wonderful teacher!

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Thank you for worrying about me. I try to do it as much as possible.

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If you have time, can I ask you additional question?
I try to making new version macro. I added another dual finder option.
If Finder is running in window, I added another Finder window for the right.
But it doesn't work. Can you tell me what's the cause?

Dual Finder.kmmacros (15.2 KB)


Take a look at your switch. See anything wrong with it?

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Dual Finder.kmmacros (14.5 KB)

It was the most fun macro I made! Thank you very much. I really like your way of teaching. Please let me know if we have another chance๐Ÿ‘

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