Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:14 UTC
Mac OS X "OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed 'Cabernet', will focus on various 'power-user' enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to our sources. Unlike operating system updates such as OS X Leopard and OS X Lion, OS X 10.9 will likely not be an overhauled approach to how the operating system feels and functions." Features for power users and features from iOS? Seems like an oxymoron. Still, if they manage to finally fix the Finder and Spaces, I'll be happy.
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RE[2]: Finder
by galvanash on Mon 29th Apr 2013 23:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Finder"
galvanash
Member since:
2006-01-25

Command + Shift + G

That will open a prompt that will allow you to browse using Finder to the location you type/paste in.

Going to be honest, 99% of the time I use Spotlight.


Your right but I agree with the OP on this one... The UI sets up inconsistent expectations when it comes to this particular widget...

1. There is a Command combo for "Go to folder" and "Connect to Server". Im fine with that, the more keyboard shortcuts the better.

2. Under the "Go" menu on finder, both of these items appear at the very bottom of the menu, grouped together - my assumption is that they do this because both of these operations are context-insensitive. Makes sense to me.

3. If you try to customize the finder toolbar, there is an item for "Connect" which is essentially a toolbar shortcut for "Connect to Server". There is, however, no corresponding button for "Open Folder".

???

Why? Why does "Connect" get special treatment here. If anything "Open Folder" is a much more common operation... I would get the logic if ALL of the items on the toolbar were context sensitive, but "Connect" isn't and it still gets love... Everywhere else the two seem to be paired together.

I don't get it. All I want is a button for it. It doesn't have to be a default item - I can add it myself, but they have to make it available in order for me to do that...

If anyone at Apple is listening... I want a button for "Enclosing Folder" too ;) I know the difference between "Up" and "Back" even if most of your users don't. Making me use keyboard shortcuts for this when you could just add a button on a customization menu is user-hostile. The people who don't know the difference between "Up" and "Back" are the same people who wouldn't know how to customize the finder toolbar anyway...

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RE[3]: Finder
by henderson101 on Tue 30th Apr 2013 14:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Finder"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

It depends on what you are trying to achieve. I'm looking for a file, I go to spotlight, I type "myfile.whatever", spotlight finds me a list of files. One can do this on a folder level with in Finder, and get to pick relative or global as part of the process.

This might not be the way you are used to working, but it works well enough. It definitely is more the case of "not my way of working" rather than "not correct" though.

I can't think of a reason why I would not just navigate to a specific directory in the file system otherwise. Maybe that is just the way I always worked, but both MacOS (pre X) and BeOS (before Open Tracker) worked like that too.

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RE[4]: Finder
by galvanash on Tue 30th Apr 2013 16:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Finder"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

It depends on what you are trying to achieve. I'm looking for a file, I go to spotlight, I type "myfile.whatever", spotlight finds me a list of files. One can do this on a folder level with in Finder, and get to pick relative or global as part of the process.


But it doesn't work for hidden files and folders, which is almost always what I am using Cmd+Sht+G to get to... I do development and there are alot of important files buried in hidden folders in my home directory that I need to get to now and then...

This might not be the way you are used to working, but it works well enough. It definitely is more the case of "not my way of working" rather than "not correct" though.


Spotlight simply doesn't work at all for the scenario I am describing.

I can't think of a reason why I would not just navigate to a specific directory in the file system otherwise.


Because it is hidden and you can't in Finder unless you change the global behavior - and I don't want to change the behavior because I don't want my finder windows muddied up dot files. I use "Open Folder" when I need to get to a hidden directory. Of course there are other ways to deal with this - I just think having it available on the toolbar as a button makes sense is all.

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