Member Since: Feb 26, 2010
Location: Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
Mac Specs: 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2
05-01-2012, 10:26 AM
Originally Posted by CebuCity
Can you pls help me about the below list. I jus installed TotalFinder. I have MBP and installed path finder but I plan to buy iMac and install the same until some guys recommended total finder which is nicer and less cost.
You can assign hotkeys to any menu item?
It has "shelves" that let you access processes, a terminal, and reccents very easily?
It cycles through icons like other file managers do (i.e. as I push arrow right, the selection will wrap to the next line)?
You can view coverflow with any type of other view (i.e. it doesn't have to be list view to be in cover flow?
There is extra info available under files?
Sorry I'm just a newbie
The list I made was for Pathfinder - it is the things Pathfinder adds that total finder doesn't have. These - in my opinion are nice to haves but Pathfinder is $40 vs Total Finder's $18.
To use dual pane mode in Total Finder - View -> Dual View (or Cmd-u)
IMHO Finder is missing some basic niceties that people except coming from other OSes. Although I mostly agree with Chas' suggestion to use the Mac out of the box - the Finder is one of the places where I'd recommend getting some kind of upgrade and not be frustrated by what is lacking. Note that Lion already adds copy/cut/paste of files so that major annoyance has gone away. But Chas' point is valid - I had very specific requirements that I needed day to day and Total Finder fit those requirements - but I expect not everyone needs to see system files(for example)