Ten Things I Dig About Panther
Subject:   The "new" Finder
Date:   2003-10-14 12:30:10
From:   duncan
Response to: The "new" Finder

No, not a new root. In 10.2 the toolbar gave you a place to click and drill fast to a part of the tree. As demoed by Steve at WWDC (the video of which is available here--go to 10:50 in the stream), having it on the side means that when you click on a sidebar item, it's the root of a "virtual tree". Plus, you can put more stuff over there, have it show up in Open and Save dialogs, and more.

Watch the video and get a feel for it and how it works. It's better than the toolbar. :)