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  • Pontotoc Peg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Peter Coxon, please clarify if the color labels for file names appear, as well as the folders.  Thanks, Peg

  • Pontotoc Peg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And Peter, using Patfinder, am I able to color my file names and folders?  I spent some time today reviewing their website, and couldn't decide what to do.  I like keeping my Mac close to factory--but if Pathfinder fixes the loss of labels in Mavericks, I'll make the leap. Thanks again.

  • Peter Coxon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    try it. its free for 30 days. i found not only does it recolour all your files and folders but colour can be restored to the sidebar. i find it visually far superior to apple's finder. the dual windows are ace too

  • Pontotoc Peg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks.  I will download it.

  • Peter Coxon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i found at first i kept opening finder. just practice... the preferences allow a great amount of settings -best to keep finder running in background. its a shame to have to pay to restore functionality but for me the coloured strips speeded workflow and visual recognition of files/folders etc

  • wheetabix Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    i agree with others -mavericks at free was a waste of money... a real downgrade.

     

    Sorry, but aside from the loss of Labels, Mavericks has been a huge improvment on my machine (mid-2012 Macbook Pro). Not even vaguely a "downgrade." Performance: noticable improvement, Memory Usage: noticeable improvement, Multiple Screens: massive improvement, Stability: noticeable improvement, Tags: unexpected but good improvement, Finder Tabs: massive improvement... Mountain Lion was a disaster on my machine (audio stuttering, lock-ups, kernel panics), but it's been pretty much smooth sailing since upgrading (occasional audio stuttering, cured by reboot).

     

    By the way, here's a screenshot of my Finder, using Tags to organize work on-the-fly. It actually works very well, and is visually clear, imho. This is, of course, set to sort using Tags, but you'll notice that working this way makes the colours clearer, since they group together, making the colours more obvious.

     

    Anyway, I don't want to stir up the troll-fest here, but just wanted to point out that, for some of us, 10.9 has been a really brilliant upgrade. And for free? Unbelievable, really.

     

    using_tags.jpg

  • wheetabix Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    ...oh... but mind you, arbitrarily losing Quick Look for MIDI files is a totally bizarre loss of functionality! ;-)

  • Grrregerrr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fyi, I downloaded the trial of Forklift a couple of nights ago, and because it introduces yet another on-screen system to navigate through, I dismissed it. I understand that PathFinder is better, but it's essentially contriving my workflow system. I have a new HD on order, which will become the main drive with Mountain Lion loaded back onto it.

     

    PS. I'll admit to dreading the hurdles in making things function properly. Doug, thanks again for not only carefully listing the instructions to do this, but mentioning the obstacles I'll run into concerning Permissions, etc.).

  • Peter Coxon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    though i should say i "upgraded" to mavericks on my new 2Tb imac in error. i am leaving my air on OS 10.8.5 to avoid the loss of function... and the air is working just fine. i would move the imac back to 10.8.5 if i could be bothered (and have excellent backup with ccc) but i'll stick with path finder and try it for a month or so -if its ok i may add it to the macbook air as the license covers 3 machines.

  • Paul Bishop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If opening files with Excell for Mac or Word for Mac the colour vars look as they did before

  • ulisesagain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If opening files with Excell for Mac or Word for Mac the colour vars look as they did before

     

    Thanks, Paul. It's true, but many of us probably follow the opposite method -- we look for files in the Finder and open them from there.

  • nigmia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    nigmia wrote:

     

    It seems that Apple have just reintroduced Applescript support to Numbers in a new update. That's promising, isn't it?

    I mentioned this because it seems to be an example, right now, of Apple reinstating a feature after some disquiet about its removal. So it's not impossible for them to do such things ... and maybe even to coloured files and folders in the Finder.

  • wheetabix Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I very much doubt this is an example of "reinstating." Probably it was something that was on the feature list, but not high enough to delay the release date. It's similar to the case with Final Cut Pro X, where many features of the previous version have been added through incremental updates. Again, I seriously doubt they ever intended to omit these previous features, they just wanted to get it in people's hands sooner.

     

    Labels is a different situation, since it seems that would be a genuine "reinstatement" (i.e., they replaced the functionality, rather than omitting it). Maybe they'll do it, but maybe not. Though, judging by the visual changes that seem to be coming in iOS 7.1, I'd say they're not beyond making fairly significant modifications, based on user response (and perhaps their own disatisfaction behind the scenes).

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,410 points)

    nigmia wrote:

     

    It seems that Apple have just reintroduced Applescript support to Numbers in a new update. That's promising, isn't it?

     

    Apple reinstated almost nothing.

     

    This is like someone swapping your wallet, minus most of your cash, for another "new & better" one, without telling you.

     

    Only after you catch them and complain long and hard, they toss you a few coins.

     

    Make sure to tug your forelock when you say "Thank you".

     

    Peter

  • nigmia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Peter, that glass over there, you see it as half empty, right?

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