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FinderPop 2.2.4b2 BETA | Thrillseekers | Snow Leopard *ONLY*

Postby turly » 16 Nov 2009, 23:49

FinderPop 2.2.4b2 THRILLSEEKER BETA "One-handed-typist edition" is now available.

What's in:

* Huge swathes of code rewritten in Cocoa and Objective C.

* Contextual menu support in 64-bit Snow Leopard Finder mostly works.
Issue: sometimes FinderPop cannot get the item that you control-clicked in the Finder. In an attempt to work around this, I currently force the Finder to the front if you right-click or control-click a Finder element when the Finder is not frontmost. You probably won't even notice, but if this is disconcerting, you can disable it by:

defaults write com.finderpop.finderpop forceFinderFrontmost NO

Will try to fix this properly next week.

* All the usual Cmd/Opt/Ctrl modifiers while menu browsing, cursor changes appropriately, etc. Grab-and-dragging, trashing and killing process menu items, getting-info and everything else should work OK. Unfortunately I still haven't ported the FinderPop info ''help tag' windows: next week hopefully. Additionally, we now use the big system cursors for copying and deleting by default - if you prefer the old, smaller, FinderPop cursors:

defaults write com.finderpop.finderpop useSystemCursors NO

* Click-in-unused-menubar is a bit smarter about what constitutes "unused" menubar. That said, if you find that clicking in unused-menubar-space doesn't work for you, try turning off the Translucent Menu Bar option (System Preferences -> Desktop & Screen Saver -> Desktop tab -> "Translucent menu bars" option)


What's NOT in:

* Control-free-clicking
* Contextual Menu Support in non-Finder 64-bit apps
* FinderPop info help tag windows

Note that the menus popped up as a result of control-clicking in the unused menubar is handled by the old 32-bit finderpop-daemon so everything works as it used to there (although there's a drawing problem with labels in FP menus which I have to fix too.)

If you're installing this over a previous beta, you'll have to restart or logout for it to take effect. (Alternatively if your terminal skills are up to scratch, type killall finderpop-daemon and then open the newly-installed FinderPop prefPane which will cause the newly-installed daemon to start; any programs launched after this point will have the new FinderPop sauce added. Since the Finder will already have been patched using the previously installed version, you'll have to restart the Finder too, you can type killall Finder for that.)

--turly

I will eventually pull everything together into a 10.4/10.5/10.6-compatible release.

As usual, if there are any issues with this: http://www.fnarr.net/fp
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Re: FinderPop 2.2.4b2 BETA | Thrillseekers | Snow Leopard *ONLY*

Postby francola » 17 Nov 2009, 00:48

Hi Turly!

Thanks so much for all of your hard work. So glad to hear that you are doing better. I just sent you a couple of pints to help with your healing! ;)
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Re: FinderPop 2.2.4b2 BETA | Thrillseekers | Snow Leopard *ONLY*

Postby BoySetsTheFire » 17 Nov 2009, 01:00

Yes! This is a good thing.

So far, it works great. And much faster than FolderGlance. There will be some pints coming from the US.

-Harry
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Re: FinderPop 2.2.4b2 BETA | Thrillseekers | Snow Leopard *ONLY*

Postby generalmicro » 17 Nov 2009, 02:43

turly...if i had an extra hand, i'd give it to ya... ;) great job and thank you, thank you, thank you
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Re: FinderPop 2.2.4b2 BETA | Thrillseekers | Snow Leopard *ONLY*

Postby sbimos » 17 Nov 2009, 23:20

turly wrote:FinderPop 2.2.4b2 THRILLSEEKER BETA "One-handed-typist edition" is now available.


What's NOT in:

* Contextual Menu Support in non-Finder 64-bit apps


Something about the way you said that bent my brain... Do you mean: "Finder is the only 64 bit app with CMS" so far?

Thanks
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Re: FinderPop 2.2.4b2 BETA | Thrillseekers | Snow Leopard *ONLY*

Postby turly » 17 Nov 2009, 23:39

Do you mean: "Finder is the only 64 bit app with CMS" so far?


That's correct - the Finder is currently the only 64-bit app where contextual menus are 'enhanced' by FinderPop.
All apps, 64-bit and 32-bit, can do the click-in-unused-menubar bit.
All 32-bit apps can have their contextual menus enhanced by FP.
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Re: FinderPop 2.2.4b2 BETA | Thrillseekers | Snow Leopard *ONLY*

Postby Ross » 18 Nov 2009, 00:13

I installed the FinderPop 2.2.4b2. Now when I click in the unused portion of the menu bar when the FinderPop menu comes up, and I hover over any one of the items in the menu, in the extreme lower left of the screen appears an image of the 'FinderPop Items' folder with the words
'Kind: Folder
Valence: 4
Created: A Date and Time
Modified: A Date and Time
Permissions: My Info'.

Is there a reason for this? I do not see how to prevent this from showing up.
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Re: FinderPop 2.2.4b2 BETA | Thrillseekers | Snow Leopard *ONLY*

Postby turly » 18 Nov 2009, 09:38

Hey Ross... that is definitely a bug: that should not happen.
It sounds like the little "Help Tag" Info Window that's supposed to appear when you press command and option while hovering over an item in a FinderPop menu is broken in the Daemon. As this is code I heavily modified for the 64-bit Cocoa version it maybe isn't that surprising, but I've certainly not seen it happen... I'll have a look at this code tonight after work.

What happens if you press Command and Option together? The cursor should change into a circle-with-a-lowercase-i for 'info' and that window should appear immediately underneath the cursor with info on the item you've selected... Does it still appear way down there in the lower left corner? And when you let go of Cmd+Opt, the window should disappear completely...
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Re: FinderPop 2.2.4b2 BETA | Thrillseekers | Snow Leopard *ONLY*

Postby DiceK » 18 Nov 2009, 13:09

:lol: This version is realy,realy great achievement !!
The previous version operated only unusually when frankly saying.
But, Latest version is almost Release Candidate version. If this is a beta version, the final product becomes wonderful how much or it is not possible to imagine it in me.
With Huge love from Japan.
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Re: FinderPop 2.2.4b2 BETA | Thrillseekers | Snow Leopard *ONLY*

Postby larrye » 18 Nov 2009, 16:29

Hey Turley,

I am not seeing what Ross saw in his posting.

This, so far, is a very good beta.

Thanks for all the hard work; FP is just great!

Larry
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