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When I click on the Finder icon in the dock, it always used to open a new window for me unless I already had a window open. In that case it would bring that window to the front which was no problem. But now if I have no windows open, and I click on the Finder icon, no new window opens. I have to hit Command-N if I want a new window.

Which setting do I have to change, so that Finder will open a new window if there is not already a window open?

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Are you sure you've got no opened Windows already? Perhaps a left over from a now disconnected display? Have you installed any Applications which will enhance the Dock? –  Thecafremo Feb 4 '13 at 8:10
    
@Thecafremo No I am absolutely sure, when I option-click it, it shows that there are no windows currently open. –  John Feb 4 '13 at 23:28
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