FinderPop 2.4.4

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FinderPop 2.4.4

Postby turly » 08 Jul 2012, 13:18

FinderPop 2.4.4 (tagged "Tunguska") is now available.

This version is now the official version.

  • If FinderPop's Use Finder Label Colors is enabled on 10.6/7/8, we now treat unlabelled items in FP menus in the Finder as if they had an invisible label, so the FinderPop menu item texts all start at the same horizontal offset. If you prefer the old way of showing labels, use
    defaults write com.finderpop.finderpop cocoaLabelSpaces false
    I will eventually get around to revamping the way FinderPop does menu labels in Cocoa, it's definitely an ugly bodge at the moment :oops:

    Previous fixes:
    • Any item ending in '---R' will have a submenu listing the Finder's Recent Folders hanging off it. For example, having an item named 'Finder Recent---R' will result in a FinderPop menu item named 'Finder Recent' whose submenu lists the accessible items in the Finder Go menu's Recent Folders submenu.
    • Fix bug where labelled non-folder items would not be opened if chosen from a FinderPop menu if FinderPop's "Use Finder Label Colours" was enabled
    • Increase max font size in FP menus to 32 points
    • Sundry minor fixes
    • Fix bug where FinderPop would silently stop making its menus when it came across an unresolvable alias while iterating through the contents of a folder. Also improve handling of unresolvable aliases if one is actually selected from an FP menu (the alias will be shown and selected in Finder.)
    • Choosing an AppleScript .scpt file from a FinderPop menu will now result in the script file being passed whatever you control-clicked in the Finder. (The AppleScript script file should use an "on run argv ... end run" handler to see the arg list.) If you prefer the old method of dealing with .scpt Script files:
      defaults write com.finderpop.finderpop useOSADoScriptFile -bool true
    • Restore Drive Genius to the list of apps we shouldn't patch
    • 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.
    • 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

What remains to be done:
* Contextual Menu Support in apps other than the Finder on Snow Leopard and Lion
* Fix previews on Lion and above

If you're installing this over a previous beta, you'll have to restart or logout/login 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 2.4.4 beta

Postby A. H. » 10 Jul 2012, 01:44

Hi, Turly. =) Thanks a lot for reacting to viewtopic.php?f=3&t=208&start=0#p904 etc.

turly wrote:If FinderPop's Use Finder Label Colors is enabled on 10.6/7/8, we now treat unlabelled items in FP menus in the Finder as if they had an invisible label, so the FinderPop menu item texts all start at the same horizontal offset.

Only on 10.6 or higher? My PPC/G5 can run 10.5 maximally.

To install 2.4.4b, I doubleclicked it while the SysPrefApp was closed (not running), then I logged out and in again, but:

In my 10.5.8, the labelled and unlabelled FP 2.4.4b menu item texts do still not start at the same horizontal offset — see attachment picture.
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Re: FinderPop 2.4.4 beta

Postby turly » 10 Jul 2012, 11:09

Yes, on 10.6 and above only.
I no longer have a Mac capable of running 10.4/10.5 so I'm a bit leery of touching that Carbon menu labelling code ...
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Re: FinderPop 2.4.4 beta

Postby osplo » 26 Jul 2012, 09:26

Dear Turly, look forward for commentary on Mountain Lion.

I am NOT upgrading until FinderPop works! :-)

All the best...
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Re: FinderPop 2.4.4 beta

Postby rene204 » 26 Jul 2012, 10:07

using FP2.4.4 here with ML without errors..
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Re: FinderPop 2.4.4 beta

Postby turly » 26 Jul 2012, 10:41

AFAIK FP 2.4.4 works fine on Mountain Lion. It certainly was working on the last-but-one developer preview and I doubt they've changed anything since.

I'm away from my Mac this week - Jeez, I really need to get a MacBook of some description - but will confirm this when I get around to installing the official ML next week.

(Edit - thanks Rene... anyone else running FP on ML? Is it OK?)
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Re: FinderPop 2.4.4 beta

Postby Larsen2k4 » 26 Jul 2012, 11:01

Yep, works fine on ML. :)
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Re: FinderPop 2.4.4 beta

Postby osplo » 27 Jul 2012, 13:32

Great news, Turly et al

I will upgrade to 2.4.4 today before I buy ML then.

Thank you guys!
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Re: FinderPop 2.4.4

Postby turly » 28 Jul 2012, 11:53

Just made 2.4.4 the official version and updated the http://www.finderpop.com page.

The new Apple Store has opened today in Barcelona, must toddle along to take a look... it'll probably be full of guiris like me, though :-D
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Re: FinderPop 2.4.4

Postby mrpwick » 29 Jul 2012, 11:41

Works fine for me on ML. Thanks turly! Some things don't! :D
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