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Could you please suggest some powerful replacement for Finder?
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Here are some suggestions:

TotalFinder $18.00

PathFinder $39.95

muCommander Free
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Here are some suggestions:

TotalFinder $18.00

PathFinder $39.95

muCommander Free
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https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/42067/xtrafinder
Also free.

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Do you know anyone of them could format memory sticks or flash cards without using additional disk utility? Also with option Cut (Cntrl+X) enabled? I would like to see hidden files and files extensions for any types. I prefer to skip trash if I press cntrl+delete, etc. Sorry, worked with Win for too long
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The only app that was suggested which will show hidden files and folders is muCommander. None of the Finder replacements or add ons that I know of have the ability to do formatting. You're just going to have to get used to doing things the Mac way and use Disk Utility from your Applications, Utilities, folder.
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The only app that was suggested which will show hidden files and folders is muCommander. None of the Finder replacements or add ons that I know of have the ability to do formatting. You're just going to have to get used to doing things the Mac way and use Disk Utility from your Applications, Utilities, folder.
That is sucks, can't believe Unix can't
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Xtrafinder can add a "show Hidden Items" to Finder's View menu. I think TotalFinder can too?
As far as Disk Utility, that's the way Unix/Linux/BSD works. It's modular, as opposed to monolithic. If you were in Terminal, each command is a separate program (mostly, some are shell commands). Same with the GUI. While there are some apps which try to do everything, having a modular system works better, and is faster.

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How often do you format flash drives?

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Xtrafinder can add a "show Hidden Items" to Finder's View menu. I think TotalFinder can too?
As far as Disk Utility, that's the way Unix/Linux/BSD works. It's modular, as opposed to monolithic. If you were in Terminal, each command is a separate program (mostly, some are shell commands). Same with the GUI. While there are some apps which try to do everything, having a modular system works better, and is faster.

Another part that sucks is CUT is disabled for files, I am quiet about no Home & Backspace button on keyboard. I am just one of the die hard Win users who is amazed by Mac after too many years with Win
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How often do you format flash drives?

I do quite often, I am photographer with tons of cards. it is OK to open another tool, I was wondering why can't it be in same.
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What kind of keyboard you got? Mine has Home and a backspace (2 different delete keys).
I think all my Apple and aftermarket Mac keyboards have had those. Even my Macbook.
You need to get used to a different way of doing things. This isn't Windows.

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Another part that sucks is CUT is disabled for files,)
That feature is part of TotalFinder - not sure about the other finder alternatives but cut and paste for files works

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having a modular system works better, and is faster.
I guess that wouldn't necessarily be obvious to the user. Who goes around timing how long things take and comparing the results to a log of the same operation(s) on a different system?
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I guess that wouldn't necessarily be obvious to the user. Who goes around timing how long things take and comparing the results to a log of the same operation(s) on a different system?
Exactly, besides why it should take longer? It is just another running thread in my understanding. Is it different in Unix?
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