Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 00:09 UTC
Mac OS X It's a public secret that there are many people with complaints about Mac OS X's Finder. It lacks several features common to other file managers, and on top of that, it has several issues with dealing with some types of network shares (SAMBA, specifically). While third parties can't fix the bugs, they can extend the Finder's feature set. TotalFinder is a collection of Finder extensions that tries to bring some of Google Chrome's interface ideas to the Finder. BinaryAge was kind enough to provide me with a free license so I could give a quick review of TotalFinder.
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Lack of "folders first"??!!
by rafaelmet on Tue 21st Dec 2010 08:26 UTC
rafaelmet
Member since:
2010-12-21

Lack of "cut & paste" is really painful sometimes. Maybe I'll try to write something during Christmas time.

About missing "folders first" option. Maybe I'm missing something here (correct me if I'm wrong), but you're thinking about this?

https://img.skitch.com/20101221-2m75ftpi5f8nk1q78krdxuah7.jpg

Just click "Size" tab in Finder's window and you've got your folders first.

Happy Holidays!!! ;)

p.s. I know my English is bad, but it's not my native language.

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RE: Lack of "folders first"??!!
by pandronic on Tue 21st Dec 2010 08:45 in reply to "Lack of "folders first"??!!"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Just click "Size" tab in Finder's window and you've got your folders first.


Sure, or you could add a space in front of the word "Folder" in "InfoPlist.string" and then sort by "Kind", but why bother with these terrible workarounds? I mean, it's not like we're asking for the Sun and the Moon. It's just something that every file manager out there has.

Lack of "cut & paste" is really painful sometimes. Maybe I'll try to write something during Christmas time.


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rafaelmet Member since:
2010-12-21

But if I want "Folders first" I just click "Size".

Do I really need a separate option for that? Why clutter GUI with another button?

The only real problem I've got with Finder is it's "replace 'feature'". Replacing whole folder when I just want to move a few files. That's a pain!

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RE: Lack of "folders first"??!!
by WereCatf on Tue 21st Dec 2010 10:12 in reply to "Lack of "folders first"??!!"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

About missing "folders first" option. Maybe I'm missing something here (correct me if I'm wrong), but you're thinking about this?

https://img.skitch.com/20101221-2m75ftpi5f8nk1q78krdxuah7.jpg

Just click "Size" tab in Finder's window and you've got your folders first.


That's a rather lame work-around. I atleast prefer to have folders first, then all the files in alphabetic order. But with your work-around the files wouldn't anymore be sorted by their alphabetic order.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

About missing "folders first" option.


I prefer everything in alphabetical order, so honestly, I don't care that the folders are first or last. I think it's like "Focus Follows Mouse"... totally depends on your own personal preference and as to how you learnt to interact with your desktop.

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Fair enough, whatever works best for you. The main complaint though is that there should be an option to switch between the two ways. But as we all know, Apple has a short supply of switches.

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Panajev Member since:
2008-01-09

Best of both worlds? Sort with folders first and sort folders and files by alphabetical order.

In other words, folders first and then sort each group (folder and files) by your favorite criteria (one criteria for both).

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