FinderPop 2.2.4b3 THRILLSEEKER BETA (still tagged "One-handed-typist edition") is now available
This version has no new features over 2.24b2 but has a bunch of bugfixes
: handle empty Contents
menus better, the "-!!d
" Desktop menu could sometimes merge into the previous submenu; fixed an issue where I was examining keystrokes even after FP had finished displaying a menu, fixed the Help
Window sometimes appearing at the wrong location, plus many other small annoyances.
I'll leave the comments from last time here:What's in:
* Huge swathes of code rewritten in Cocoa and Objective C.
* Contextual menu support in 64-bit Snow Leopard Finder mostly
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:
* Contextual Menu Support in apps other than the Finder
* 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
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