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25 Feb 2016, 22:52
Contents menu not working (FP 257 on Yosemite 10.5)
Hey all, this morning I realised I couldn't see the contents of a folder when I clicked on it
I tried to get the contents Menu working so I could click on folder to see contents but no joy
ditto for drives
when did this disappear from FP or am I missing something?
any assistance welcomed
thanks, E
26 Feb 2016, 15:49
Re: Contents menu not working (FP 257 on Yosemite 10.5)
Command-control-click on a folder is normally the way to get the contents menu (assuming you've set that up in the FP prefpane.)

So does the "normal" FinderPop menu work? I.e., you control-click a folder in the Finder and you get a FinderPop menu with the name of that folder in bold and a submenu hanging off it?
26 Feb 2016, 20:59
Re: Contents menu not working (FP 257 on Yosemite 10.5)
Hey Turley
thanks for reply
behaviour of FP v strange - have set cmd-cntrl click to on, but it is not functioning as expected

essentially if I cmd-cntrl click on a drive on my desktop, FP lists the files/folder on the desktop, rather than the drive contents
if I cmd-cntrl click on a folder, either on desktop or in my files, FP lists the files/folders in the parent directory of the folder I have cmd-cntrl clicked on
if I cmd-cntrl click on the desktop away from any drive/file/folder, I get the normal/extected FP menu

I can send you some screen grabs to show what happens if what I have typed here doesn't make sense
running FP2.5.7 on MB Air 8GB RAM, 128GB, OS X 10.10.5
29 Feb 2016, 13:07
Re: Contents menu not working (FP 257 on Yosemite 10.5)
Now that is definitely strange. You haven't gone and disabled Folder Actions Setup, have you?

Ensure you use Apple's unzipper to unzip the FinderPop zip file as some third-party unzippers do not respect permissions.
Ensure that the System Preferences panel is CLOSED. Quit. Not running. Double-click the FinderPop.prefpane icon. System Preferences will open and ask if you want to install FinderPop for all users or just you. Choose "All Users" and continue.
On 10.6+, FinderPop "sees" what it was you clicked on in the Finder via the Services subsystem - ensure that you have Folder Actions Setup enabled: System Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services > Files & Folders > (ensure Folder Actions Setup is checked.)
29 Feb 2016, 20:21
Re: Contents menu not working (FP 257 on Yosemite 10.5)
Bingo - the Folder Actions Setup option had a 'minus' sign in the checkbox. Clicked until ticked and now FP working as per expectations
many thanks Turly, you are a star!