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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Drag and drop is a pain in the tucus. Bmoving form one directory to a directory farther away is cumbersome, requiring me to hold a mouse button down for a while. Some old school mac people are used to it because there is no other option, but don't pretend its the best option.


Cut and paste is much easier, as long as you're comfortable with the the idea of a clipboard holding a file. Drag and drop is visually more intuitive, but this isn't 1985 anymore. This is definitely the one mouse button again. Apple refuses to add an option that woudl make things easier today, because it would have confused new users 25 years ago.

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roger64 Member since:
2006-08-15

I published your link to our Ubuntu French forum and we had a good laugh.

Well, hopefully, if everything goes well, the future Finder will look like yesterday Nautilus.

Congratulations for such a find. There will be a patent for it, for sure... it deserves it

Thanks again for sharing the joke.

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