Well interestingly enough, i enabled Freelance Windows, and restarted finder and CMD+N worked to open a new finder window.
Not sure if it’s supposed to work that way, but i really like it!
The tweak with the “+” works, but it’s not super practical when wanting to quickly open a new window. Can there be a checkbox to open new finder windows with CMD+N built into TotalFinder, rather than a tab??