FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

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FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

Postby turly » 26 Jul 2011, 23:04

FinderPop 2.3.9.3 Beta (tagged "Lion Tamer") is now available.

  • Fixed a couple of installation issues
  • Improve click-in-unused-menubar stuff for Carbon apps
  • First cut at getting unused-menubar-click working in Lion's Sandboxed apps (eg TextEdit, Preview).
    This is EXPERIMENTAL and can be disabled by:
    defaults write com.finderpop.finderpop pollSandboxedApps -bool false
    • Note: for FinderPop to patch Sandboxed apps, the FinderPop prefPane needs to be installed for all users, not just you.
      If your FinderPop is installed for just you, you can uninstall it and then reinstall it for all users by - close System Preferences, open it again, right-click on FinderPop's icon in System Preferences, choose 'Remove' or 'Uninstall', then close System Preferences. Back in the Finder, double-click the FinderPop.prefPane you've just downloaded, which will open System Preferences, which will ask you whether you want to install FinderPop for all users, or just you. Choose 'All Users' and continue as usual.
      The technical reason for this is that Sandboxed apps have read access to /System/Library but no access at all to /Users/your-name-here/Library. When FinderPop is installed for all users, it's put in /System/Library/PreferencePanes, a location which is accessible.
  • Assuming everyone is happy with this version (tell me if not!) it will be released as FinderPop 2.4... I've been saying that for a while now, but we live in hope.

    Previous fixes:
    • Fix an issue patching 32-bit applications on 10.7 Lion
    • Tweak Lion control-free popup code
    • New, improved Lion "unused menubar" stuff backported to 10.5/10.6
    • More sanity-checking of osax install etc
    • Increase the number of possible Recent Items to 24 (sorry, side effect is that current Recent Items will be lost)
    • Tested on 10.4 PPC, 10.6 and 10.7 Intel. I don't have 10.5 anymore due to incompetence (mine).
    • Fix 10.6/10.7 issue with unused-menubar popup when PopChar is active[/i]
    • MacOS X 10.7 Lion compatibility
      FinderPop now requires authorisation when installing on 10.6 or 10.7 - it installs the Scripting Addition (osax) into
      /Library/ScriptingAdditions instead of in your home directory's ~/Library/ScriptingAdditions
    • Work around that pesky OS X Preference Pane Bundle Caching problem
    • Don't immediately switch the Finder frontmost when checking for control-free popup in 10.6/10.7
    • Basic Lion compatability - FinderPop now requires authorisation when installing on 10.6 or 10.7 - it installs the Scripting Addition (osax) into /Library/ScriptingAdditions instead of in your home directory.
    • Control-free popup now works more reliably in the 10.7 Finder, as does clicking in "List View" windows
    • Updated localisations for the new "Aliases in Italics" checkbox - thanks to all the localisers!
    • New click-in-unused-menubar code for 10.6 and 10.7 ("Lion") - thanks to Rene for testing this
    • When "Use custom icons" is turned off, apps now appear with a generic application icon rather than as a folder (err, whoops)
    • Bump maximum number of Recent Items to 16 (this was already the max, I just added 13, 14, 15 and 16 to the popup menus)
    • Labels and Cmd+Option "Info Window" on Snow Leopard Finder, incomplete but it's a start.
    • Fixed a number of longstanding alias bugs
    • Italicised Aliases now possible via checkbox in Appearance pane
    • Labels displayed for aliases use the alias's label, not the target's.
    • Some 10.7 "Lion" compatibility (thanks, Rene)
    • Folders with .fp-ignore files inside are ignored (I just installed Office 2011 and wanted FinderPop to completely ignore my previous Office 2008 install.)
    • Fix 64-bit Cocoa "unused menubar" check - no longer causes a crash in Photoshop if you choose 'Invert Selection' (thanks to Dave for the prod - I wasn't restoring the OpenGL context properly!)
    • Fix 64-bit Cocoa "unused menubar" check so it obeys the "must-be-control-click-in-menubar" setting
    • Ignore .plugin files when creating "All Apps" submenu (for items ending in '---a'.)
    • Add 'quit' AppleEvent handler to finderpop-daemon. A forum user was having problems with FinderPop apparently causing a hang on shutdown/restart/logout. This may help matters.
    • Fix a Snow Leopard bug spotted by cowicide where clicking-and-holding on an alias didn't pop up a Contents menu when it should have.
    • Fix a bug where ctrl-clicking on an alias A to a folder B would mistakenly allow you to move/copy/alias A into B's children.
    • Improved German localisation - thanks Hajo Bass who sent me the improvements back in August and I'm only incorporating them now - sorry!
    • More complete Italian localisation - thanks Mauro Ferreri and Nello Martuscelli
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What remains to be done:

* Contextual Menu Support in apps other than the Finder on Snow Leopard

If you're installing this over a previous beta, you'll have to restart or logout for it to take effect.

As usual, if there are any issues with this, reply here in the forum!
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Re: FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

Postby turly » 26 Jul 2011, 23:08

Just discovered two bugs ten minutes after releasing it:

  • Lion picture preview (Cmd-Shift-Option when mousing over an image file in a FinderPop menu) displays the pic but the accompanying text is missing.
  • On Lion, the Recent menu items will not show up until you have selected an item from a FinderPop menu.
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Re: FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

Postby heartmood » 28 Jul 2011, 12:52

FinderpopOsax makes BBedit 10 crashing, that's what BBedit support told me and since I-ve removed FinderpopOsax BBedit 10 works. Unfortunately Finderpop doesn't work now.
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Re: FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

Postby turly » 28 Jul 2011, 13:08

Yes, the osax in 2.3.9.1 had problems with 32-bit Carbon apps like BBEdit.

This was fixed in 2.3.9.2 and 2.3.9.3 .. have you tried 2.3.9.3 ?

FinderPop won't work without the osax.
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Re: FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

Postby denovo » 03 Aug 2011, 02:23

Guess I'm not registered on the forum, and I'm waiting for a return email, but wanted to get this off. Had a freeze recently with just Safari and TextEdit open in 10.7. This was in the Console log:

8/2/11 5:35:28.499 PM [0x0-0x1f01f].com.finderpop.fp-injector: FinderPop-beta-x86_64-23929: Patching 'TextEdit' 0:2e02e (CF-c)
8/2/11 5:35:30.724 PM sandboxd: ([380]) TextEdit(380) deny file-read-data /Users/fwb/Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/finderpop-daemon.app/Contents/Resources/fp-patch-mb-cocoa.bundle
8/2/11 5:35:30.728 PM sandboxd: ([380]) TextEdit(380) deny file-read-data /Users/fwb/Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/finderpop-daemon.app/Contents/Resources/fp-patch-mb-cocoa.bundle/Contents/MacOS/fp-patch-mb-cocoa
8/2/11 5:35:30.731 PM sandboxd: ([380]) TextEdit(380) deny file-read-data /Users/fwb/Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/finderpop-daemon.app/Contents/Resources/fp-patch-mb-cocoa.bundle/Contents/MacOS/fp-patch-mb-cocoa
8/2/11 5:35:30.733 PM TextEdit: Error loading /Users/fwb/Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/finderpop-daemon.app/Contents/Resources/fp-patch-mb-cocoa.bundle/Contents/MacOS/fp-patch-mb-cocoa: dlopen(/Users/fwb/Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/finderpop-daemon.app/Contents/Resources/fp-patch-mb-cocoa.bundle/Contents/MacOS/fp-patch-mb-cocoa, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Users/fwb/Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/finderpop-daemon.app/Contents/Resources/fp-patch-mb-cocoa.bundle/Contents/MacOS/fp-patch-mb-cocoa: open() failed with errno=1
8/2/11 5:35:30.735 PM sandboxd: ([380]) TextEdit(380) deny file-read-data /Users/fwb/Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/finderpop-daemon.app/Contents/Resources/fp-patch-mb-cocoa.bundle/Contents/MacOS/fp-patch-mb-cocoa
8/2/11 5:35:30.736 PM TextEdit: Error loading /Users/fwb/Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/finderpop-daemon.app/Contents/Resources/fp-patch-mb-cocoa.bundle/Contents/MacOS/fp-patch-mb-cocoa: dlopen(/Users/fwb/Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/finderpop-daemon.app/Contents/Resources/fp-patch-mb-cocoa.bundle/Contents/MacOS/fp-patch-mb-cocoa, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Users/fwb/Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/finderpop-daemon.app/Contents/Resources/fp-patch-mb-cocoa.bundle/Contents/MacOS/fp-patch-mb-cocoa: open() failed with errno=1

I didn't click in the menu-bar, was just scrolling a long page in Safari when the screen froze and I could do nothing but hit the power key (MacBook- white 2009 w// nVidia graphics). Started with Shift-key down and was surprised to see that I had no menubar when it had rebooted. Reappeared when I clicked the Finder icon in the Dock though...
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Re: FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

Postby turly » 03 Aug 2011, 07:36

Hey Denovo,

Your console log just says that Lion's sandbox daemon was stopping FinderPop from patching TextEdit (TextEdit is a sandboxed app in Lion.)
(For FinderPop to patch sandboxed apps, the FinderPop prefPane needs to be installed for all users, not just you.)
There's nothing in the log about Safari (which is where your crash occurred.)

Obviously that doesn't exonerate FinderPop for your Safari crash, but for 10.6/10.7 Cocoa apps the only thing FP does is insert a small bit of code which checks if menubar clicks are in an "unused" part of the menubar, and if they are, the click gets handled by the FinderPop daemon rather than the Cocoa app. If all you were doing was scrolling a long page in Safari, I don't know how this inserted code could be hit, and worse, cause a freeze. It's still possible, mind you, just a bit unlikely. Freezes like that I've found are sometimes caused by RAM problems, you haven't added any recently, have you?
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Re: FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

Postby denovo » 03 Aug 2011, 08:02

Oops- FinderPop IS installed for just my master login, not for my 'Test' login. Reinstalling over the current installation just now didn't offer the 'for all users' option. I'll uninstall and reinstall. I haven't added any ram since I upgraded to 4 GB over a year ago. I'll crank up Rember tonight and see if it finds anything dicy.
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Re: FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

Postby turly » 03 Aug 2011, 08:30

Running Rember is a good idea just to be on the safe side.
And see the first post on this page for instructions on how to reinstall FP for 'All Users'.
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Re: FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

Postby pattulus » 09 Aug 2011, 10:08

Hi Turly,

I recently switched to Path Finder and read this
* Contextual Menu Support in apps other than the Finder on Snow Leopard

… and some other stuff in the Forum.

The only thing that I miss now is FinderPop since it incredibly enhances my whole workflow. Has FinderPop ever worked with Path Finder (couldn't get that from the comments in the board) and will it work again?

If there's no support I think I'll switch back. For all the glories of Path Finder, FinderPop is still the basis of my file management. I love your tweak.
-Patrick
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Re: FinderPop 2.3.9.3 BETA

Postby turly » 09 Aug 2011, 11:52

A long time ago FP and Path Finder were vaguely compatible but not now, alas.
And unfortunately I don't have the time to get FP working with PF... I have barely enough time for FinderPop as it is :)
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