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Is it possible to change some Finder settings so that it doesn't automatically close the window when the Trash is emptied or a usb disk/hard drive is ejected?

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  • Sorry, no. The Finder is not designed that way. – Ted Wrigley Jan 21 '20 at 7:29
  • This is just what the Finder does. If you have a Finder window open on a resource that goes away (disk, network drive, etc), then the window closes. I find it a bit annoying too. If you want the Finder window to stay open, then you need to select a different disk before ejecting, unmounting, deleting the one the window is open to. – GregC Jan 21 '20 at 16:14
  • Press ⌘⇧H before you eject the disk or empty the trash, and the Finder window won't close. It only closes when you are viewing the trash or disk that you empty/eject. If you otherwise change the active directory shown in the Finder window, it won't close. – TJ Luoma Mar 23 '20 at 0:39
  • Do you want the window to stay on the trash page or go to another page? – Roxiun Mar 29 '20 at 12:18
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You could probably write a script with grep and diskutility that opens finder whenever the count of disks changes?

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