I'm not sure why I'm suddenly having this problem since I haven't changed any of my finder preferences. Say I drag an image from the browser to a folder on my desktop, it opens up a finder window for that folder immediately. I know if you hover over a folder for a few seconds the finder window for that folder would pop up but now it just does that as soon as I drop something into the folder, no hovering over it. The delay is set to medium with spring loaded folders checked as usual but I don't understand what's changing its behavior. Hope that makes sense, thank you in advance for the assistance.
This issue seems to correspond to the most recent update for Chrome. No fixes yet, but you may want to track the following discussion on the Chrome forum:
Edit: Seems like there is a fix now: Uploading to Chrome Version 31.0.1650.8 beta makes this annoying behavior go away. You can upgrade to the beta version here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/beta.html