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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RE[5]: Open Source
by Neolander on Tue 21st Dec 2010 21:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Open Source"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Well, I couldn't disagree more with him on some points, like the need for spatial file explorers and the need to carry around TWO file browsing metaphors (finder and browser).

But on the other hand... His idea of live searches is something which I've been thinking about for some times. And indeed, it might be a good idea.

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RE[6]: Open Source
by henderson101 on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 10:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Open Source"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Agreed. Live searches (as in what the BeOS did in 2001) would rock. I've been hoping that Domonic Giampaolo's influence could have got them in place.

Spatial is not my thing. I started out on the Amiga. It bugged the hell out of me. I then (being British) moved to the Acorn Archimedes and got used to that. I then went to Windows 3.1, Mac system 7, then 95, then NT (oddly 3.5 then 4 - not a common thing), MacOS 8.1, Win2K, Openstep 4.2, XP, Rhapsody/Mac OS X Server 1.x, OS X (10.2, 10.3, 10.5, 10.6), Windows 7 (I managed to skip Vista as a user.) So, nothing stays the same. It changes every few years. I think getting hung up on implementation is pretty pointless. The few times I've used KDE and Gnome, it all just seemed like a variation of the above. Most other X Windows managers I've used are hideous.

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