Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:35 UTC
Mac OS X The third and final WWDC product I want to talk about is - of course - OS X 10.9 Mavericks. While iOS 7 was clearly the focus of this year's WWDC, its venerable desktop counterpart certainly wasn't left behind. Apple announced OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the first OS X release not to carry the name of a big cat.
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RE[2]: ...
by hhas on Thu 13th Jun 2013 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
hhas
Member since:
2006-11-28

Selecting View > Show Path Bar will give you an always visible folder path if you really want one, but it's largely redundant since Cmd-clicking the window name provides the same navigation without taking up space the rest of the time.

Cmd-Shift-G will display an editable path field that you can type an absolute or relative path into (e.g. /Applications, Documents/foo.text) and open that folder on ENTER. (Doesn't seem to accept '..' to go up a level, but this is Finder after all.)

For bonus points, if you use Terminal then stick the following in your ~/.bash_profile, then type cdf to switch your current working directory to Finder's frontmost folder:


function cdf { # change current directory to front finder window/selection
cd "`osascript << EOF
try
tell application \"Finder\"
set sel to selection
if sel is not {} then
set f to item 1 of sel
if class of f is in {disk, folder} then
return POSIX path of (f as alias)
else
return POSIX path of (get container of f as alias)
end if
else if Finder window 1 exists then
return POSIX path of (get target of Finder window 1 as alias)
else
return POSIX path of (get desktop as alias)
end if
end tell
on error
return \"/\"
end try
EOF`"
}


To go the other way, just type 'open .' and your current working directory will appear in Finder.

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by wojtek on Thu 13th Jun 2013 16:29 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
wojtek Member since:
2010-01-24

yadda, yadda, yadda... I know about that but this is kinda retarded - i simply want want bar, with current path that I can edit when i want and copy to other windows... yes - I have navigation on the titlebar but it's not that convenient, I know about cmd+shift+G but I can't copy nor edit current path (it seems to remember the last one) -- bollocks!

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by Sparrowhawk on Fri 14th Jun 2013 13:22 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Sparrowhawk Member since:
2005-07-11

I use XtraFinder which gives you tabbed browsing (optional) and also allows you to copy the unix path, open a terminal at the current location, etc etc (loads more options)


It's free: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/42067/xtrafinder

I've been using it for a while and it's mostly stable (the odd crash over the last year). Prior to that I used TotalFinder which is very similar but you have to pay for it.

Update: I don't think it allows you to edit the path manually though, which I see is a requirement of yours upon re-reading your post

Edited 2013-06-14 13:30 UTC

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by iMissBeOS on Sat 15th Jun 2013 21:16 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
iMissBeOS Member since:
2012-05-24

Nice. Thanks for the tip and the script!

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