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20 Jun 2010, 22:01
FinderPop BETA
FinderPop Beta (still tagged "Burning Metal") is now available.

  • New Template or "Copy" folders: folders whose names end in '---C' are treated specially. They are 'Template' or 'Copy' folders. They will appear in FinderPop menus only in the Finder and only if you control-clicked on a blank area of a Finder window or the Desktop (ie, when there is nothing selected.)
    If you then select an item from the menu of this "Copy" folder, the selected item will be COPIED to the window you control-clicked. This allows you to set up a system of templates files or indeed folders which can be quickly placed where you want.

    For instance, I have a template folder called 'Create New---C' inside my FinderPop Items folder. Inside this template folder, I have template versions of various letters and documents, etc., that I find myself writing or copying repeatedly. So now the templates are all in the one place and can be instantiated at the click of a mouse.

    Note that this is a first cut at this functionality; there is still a minor UI cursor glitch on Snow Leopard.

  • Switching to a process using FP's Processes submenu no longer adds that process to the Recent list.

  • a partial Italian localisation (the prefPane isn't yet localised, but all the strings are.) Thanks, Nello!
What remains to be done:

* Contextual Menu Support in apps other than the Finder on Snow Leopard
* FinderPop info help tag windows on Cocoa apps in Snow Leopard

If you're installing this over a previous beta, you'll have to restart or logout for it to take effect.

As usual, if there are any issues with this:
26 Jul 2010, 19:45
Re: FinderPop BETA
still not constantly working in the menubar!?!!?!
26 Jul 2010, 23:56
Re: FinderPop BETA
Pasting this from another reply - I'll have to see about fixing this if I can!

I'm not at my Mac right now, but AFAIK clicking-in-unused-menubar area should work OK...

Make sure System Preferences -> Desktop & Screen Saver -> Desktop -> "Translucent Menu Bar" is disabled.

They may have subtly changed the background desktop picture which, when it "pokes through" a translucent menubar, is enough to persuade FinderPop that the menubar area you clicked on is not in fact "unused"...
27 Jul 2010, 13:21
Re: FinderPop BETA
Pleas for your to-do list: Finder Labels!

Hope you're well and having a great summer somewhere