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10.6.4: refresh Finder window?????

28517 Views 53 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2014 11:27 AM by LucasBC RSS
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,135 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 8:10 AM (in response to MisterNeutron)

    You need to get out more.

     

    LOL - not if it involves Windows......

  • awasson Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to michaelfromcupar)

    Yes, I agree. This is a big annoyance.

     

    It's so odd too because on my 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) machine I didn't have this problem and I always kept it up to date. I only noticed this issue when I did the upgrade to 10.8.x (I skipped 10.7 altogether). The "Refresh Finder" plugin is a  decent workaround but I don't see how a bug with this sort of impact could be unpatched for so long. 

  • rG. Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2014 12:51 AM (in response to kali90)

    Is this still an issue with Mavericks?  If so, I am amazed Apple hasn't done anything about this yet.

     

    This has been quite annoying for me as I have been having to inspect temp files a program is creating.

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Feb 4, 2014 5:53 PM (in response to kali90)

    It's not really needed as much as it is in Windows; the OP himself might be looking for a feature he doesn't need, kinda like when people look for Winzip for Mac

     

    That being said, you sometimes do need to refresh if you're connected to file servers. I've never found it that much of a problem to go back then go forward, but a refresh option would be nice (more importantly, a history button!).

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Feb 4, 2014 5:46 PM (in response to rG.)

    rG. wrote:

     

    Is this still an issue with Mavericks?  If so, I am amazed Apple hasn't done anything about this yet.

     

    This has been quite annoying for me as I have been having to inspect temp files a program is creating.

    They haven't even fixed Mavericks Mail not working properly or the insane memory and CPU usage. Exactly why I downgraded. No wonder it was free. I think this is the least of their worries. It's a minor problem anyway.

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Feb 4, 2014 5:50 PM (in response to MisterNeutron)

    Windows ≠ getting out more, and neither does being a developer. Not that either of those things mean that you DON'T get out more... I'm a programmer, not going to insult myself

  • rG. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 4, 2014 6:37 PM (in response to Mac OS 9000)

    Yeah but honestly, how hard would it be to implement?  They already _do_ it internally -- all they need to do is add some convoluted hotkey to invoke it that only geeks like me would use (like CMD SHIFT G to open the "Go to folder" bar), and then we wouldn't be complaining on the apple support forums.

     

    P.S. Going back/forward wasn't working for me -- I had to re-open Finder every time.  Seems it's cached.

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Feb 4, 2014 10:49 PM (in response to rG.)

    Yeah, I agree it should be a feature and that it should be really easy to add. Just saying that I doubt they will do it. They removed the "open in new window" option in Mavericks unless you hold alt... These kinds of things make me a bit pessimistic about Finder :/

     

    If you want to try to make a difference, you can complain about this on their feedback form. I'd give it a shot if you care about it since it only takes a minute to send feedback.

  • LucasBC Calculating status...
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    Apr 10, 2014 11:27 AM (in response to kali90)

    I found a work-around that has helped me.

     

    Within the Finder window for the connected folder, (which only showed 23 files when there was actually 24,) I created a New Folder called "untitled". That immediately refreshed the window, showing all 25 items (the new folder plus the "missing" file). I then sent the unwanted "untitled" folder to the Trash.

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