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OSX's file manager Finder is piece of shit. Is there anything

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OSX's file manager Finder is piece of shit. Is there anything more like Windows Explorer or Nautilus that I can download.
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>>47580422
why is it so bad? I never used osx but I always hear it's shit.
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Is it really that bad?
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When I used OS X I never thought Finder was bad

I like how you can color code shit
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>>47580447
It's just so fucking stupid, look at the context menu when you right click something, what is all this useless shit.
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>>47580447
>>47580456
Not OP, but I fucking hate it so much. You can't do anything with it

>no directory hierarchy to select
>cannot browse directories freely
>there is no UP directory button
>the search is so shit you'd rather put a vibrator in your ass and spewing random letter until you find the correct path by accident

I always use terminal than that shit while navigating file system on OS X
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>>47580466
>2015
>Using Finder and not Spotlight
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>>47580488
Not to mention you can't even fucking browse things like /etc, or even get to the root folder.
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>>47580466
what are the tags?

>>47580488
>no directory hierarchy to select
just saw it in ops screenshot. that does sound annoying.
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>>47580488

>>no directory hierarchy to select
>>cannot browse directories freely
>>there is no UP directory button


http://osxdaily.com/2012/06/20/show-path-bar-in-mac-os-x/
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>>47580488
It's almost like you never even opened the finder preferences or customized the toolbar to fit your needs.

Also, the search works just fine. I haven't had a single issue once everything finished indexing.
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I just wish I had this. OSX isn't so bad but the file manager and also the context menus are so bad it makes me just want to use Windows.
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>>47580537
What exactly is it missing?
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>>47580509
look at all that B L O A T
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>>47580509

> what are the tags?

You can color code shit its pretty sick

Thats the one thing I like about OS X over Windows
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>>47580504
Sure you can.
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>>47580422
Here I'll actually answer your question: http://www.cocoatech.com/pathfinder/

(But I'll also call you a faggot, Finder is perfectly serviceable.)
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>using anything other than a terminal for serious file management

Seriously though, the amount of PEBKAC in this thread is astounding. Stop blaming the tool when you are too stupid to learn how to use it.

>>47580694
Windows has tags too, albeit without colors.
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>>47580422
isntall gento
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>>47580488
Command + up to go up a directory. + Down to go down.
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>>47580488
>I only ever used windows and just got a mac today and some shortcuts are different so I assume there are none.
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>>47580488

Searching in OSX is much better than in windows. Use spotlight.
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I've always thought Finder was better than Explorer.
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>>47581086
I use Alfred.
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>>47580422
Download XtraFinder or buy TotalFinder, they're not replacements, but improvements that add bunch of missing functionality to Finder.
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Use the keyboard shortcuts, damn.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236
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>under view menu
>show path bar
You can see hierarchy and double click to jump levels.
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>>47580422
try installing XtraFinder

https://www.trankynam.com/xtrafinder/

I use it. I like it. It's good for people coming from Winshit.
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These threads are gay.

People say Finder sucks because they only know how to use Windows Explorer.

Most of the time these faggots just can't into Finder because they are too stupid to learn.
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Finder is fine. What the fuck do you need to do in your file explorer that is so complex anyway.

At least OS X has a functional search function, unlike Shitdows
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but, anon
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>>47581627
BTFO
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>>47581627
[ ] not rekt
[x] rekt
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>>47581627
what did you use for screen recording?
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>>47581844
>>47581863
kek
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>>47581844
>>47581863
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>>47581908
screenflow
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>>47580422
I just leave this here
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>>47581627
god damn... that's what I call #REKT
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>>47580764
what? how?
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>>47582654
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>>47582679
but you cant tag anything you want, right? this kind of tags is stored in the file itself
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>>47582731
correct. it's not really comparable to Finder's tag system.
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>>47582213
NINETY NINE DOLLARYDOOS?
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>>47582809
it costs that much because it comes with a whole editor.

you don't need any special apps to record screen video in OS X... just use Quicktime X. It comes with it built in.

also, if you need a whole fucking editor for screen recording, "screenflow torrent".
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>>47581580
And they say that OSX is "it just works"
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>>47582801
congratulations, you raised my hopes and then crushed them
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>>47582731
I'm not sure what you mean, it works with any file and search has special expressions for them.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa965711%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
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>>47582731
Yes, and I'm glad.

Stupid OSX shitting up my drives with .ds-stores and .filenames
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>>47582977
http://www.zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest/
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>>47583006
kek'd. Every little thing on OS X costs money, right?
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>>47583006
Thanks, I appreciate it.

>Paid
Does the trial work fine or is there another application that's free?
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>>47582809
I pirated it
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>>47580495
>spotlight
>having more than 600gb of files to index

I'm a macfag and even I know spotlight is shit

keep your files organized and you won't have to deal with bs

the only annoyance is having to have multiple finder Windows open while working


first world problems, the thread, the movie, the game, the experience, the breakfast cereal
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>>47582977
well, windows shits up with thumbs.db
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>>47583042
>or is there another application that's free?

sure, there's CleanMyDrive and it's free

http://macpaw.com/cleanmydrive

ps: these guys also make CleanMyMac2 which is a paid app that does a lot of file maintenance. it's like CCleaner on Windows... btw, CCleaner is also available on a Mac.
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>>47583076
heh... just found this:


https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT1629

defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true


and OS X will never write .DS_Store on external HDDs. No utilities necessary.
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>>47583051
seeing nothing clickable. how do I apply this patch?
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>>47580422
dat face. it haunts me. that icy, emotionless stare. those wide jowls. that forced smile. those dead eyes. who are you?
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>>47583291
Maybe the eyePATCH of the dog?
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>>47583350
holy shit, thanks
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>>47583550
that worked? lol... these pirates/crackers are fucking trolls.
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>>47583092
Pictures only. Doesn't really compare.

>>47583094
Cheers
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Use xtrafinder.
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>>47580511
Command up arrow faggot
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i agree OP, found this:

https://www.google.no/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=alternative%20file%20manager%20osx
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>>47581627

wtf. when i search it never find ANYTHING USEFUL
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>>47580422

Finder is 500% better and faster than winblows keksplorer.

Seriously, what can explorer do that Finder can't? actually Finder has more features, including the FUCKING TABS.

> pic very related
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>>47581627

OP confirmed for virgin faggot
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Why the fuck does pressing Enter with a file selected rename it and not open it? Why can't I delete a file with the delete key? Why are folders not on top of the list?

Finder isn't that bad IMO, once you set some stuff up in its preferences, but there are things about it that I just do not know how to fix.
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>>47585178
>>47585178

> why the fuck does pressing enter with a file selected rename it?

Because thats the way it is

> Why can't I delete a file with the delete key?

because you delete it by pressing CMD + delete

> Why are folders not on top of the list?

right click -> organize by type


>Finder isn't that bad IMO, once you set some stuff up in its preferences, but there are things about it that I just do not know how to fix.

You are used to windows explorer and too lazy to learn how Finder works, just try changing the fucking settings yourself you fucking moron.
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>>47585069
you know how more tabs is called on windows? more windows. you know how path bar is called on windows? top bar. so it is the command bar. also colors are for kids, we have different icons if you can't read
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>>47585178
>Why the fuck does pressing Enter with a file selected rename it and not open it?

⌘+o or ⌘+down-arrow open files. Why? Because Mac has been doing it like that since 1984.

>Why can't I delete a file with the delete key?
⌘+delete
why? see above.

>Why are folders not on top of the list?
Because that doesn't make sense. However, you can install extensions hat sort it that way if you'd like.

>Finder isn't that bad IMO, once you set some stuff up in its preferences, but there are things about it that I just do not know how to fix.

name them.

also, try XtraFinder if you want sorting and myriad of other options.
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>>47585178
>Why are folders not on top of the list?
This is the most annoying "feature" of explorer.exe.
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>>47585221
>right click -> organize by type
Types are sorted alphabetically and folders are not on top.
>try changing the fucking settings
Next time read what you yourself quoted please.
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>>47585259
>Having Chinese cartoons in a folder
>Marking the watched ones green
>Changing the icon instead
>Defending absence of tabs
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>>47580447
Morons don't know about keybindings and cry that they can't go up a directory. I much prefer Finder to Windows Explorer.
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>>47585281
>⌘+o or ⌘+down-arrow open files.
That's retarded.
>⌘+delete
That is also retarded.

Both of those require you to take your hand of the mouse, slowing down workflow substantially.
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>>47585326
>>Marking the watched ones green
>>Changing the icon instead
lololo... my watched are blue and when I've backed them up, I change them to red which means I can just delete them after watching.

pro tip: if you go to Finder preferences, you can actually set names for colors. I've set Blue = Watched and Red=Delete Me

Finder's god-tier.
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>>47585281
Well the three things that I listed are what annoys me the most. Annoyances that can be fixed in Preferences include stuff like how search works and how it originally did not show the path.

>>47585294
I suppose this is a matter of personal preference. For me it just does not make sense to not have them on top, it fucks with my head and with the way I navigate.

Like take my anime girls folder, for example, 1017 items in it, plus a ton in subfolders. If I want a picture of a girl X, on stock OS X I would need to go all the way to X, instead of having the folder on top.

You'll probably suggest that I put unsorted images in a separate folder, so the original folder would just have folders for all the girls + an unsorted folder, and that's a valid solution, I suppose. Just not how I'd usually do things.
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>>47585178
Cause
>arrow keys -> change file selection
>arrow down+⌘ -> open directory / file
>arrow up+ ⌘ -> leave directory
Its actually quite neat, cause you can navigate between files without having to leave the arrow keys for pressing space or backspace. I've found renaming on one button quite useful, cause its something you surprisingly end up doing rather often.

>>47585178
You can delete with CMD+Backspace, I don't know the rationale behind this but I guess they rather make you push two buttons instead of having to quote you in case you pushed del accidentally.
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>>47585298
here is how to sort folders on top

open terminal
type...
$ cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj
$ sudo plutil -replace Folder -string " Folder" InfoPlist.strings
$ kill all Finder

replace English.lproj with whatever language you use
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>>47585259
>you know how more tabs is called on windows? more windows

pic related

> we have

What do you mean we? I also have Winblows and explorer just is a bad joke compared to Finder, Spotlight just rapes anything Windows tries to do with their shitty search engine that works 0% of the time.

> dumb windows users
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>>47585361
dumbfuck, Cmd means you're performing an action on something. Winshit is completely inconsistent. Enter runs, Delete deletes yet you need Ctl+c and Ctl+v instead of just using c and v. It's completely illogical and inconsistent.

And if you have your hand on a mouse, use the fucking mouse to delete/rename/move.
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>>47585361
>slowing down workflow substantially.

Damn, it must really suck having such a delibitating neurological disorder but you can just use the keyboard exclusively. It's faster than using a mouse.
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>>47585361
>Both of those require you to take your hand of the mouse, slowing down workflow substantially.

you mean NONE of those requires mouse right?

... or are you really retarded?
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Use Terminal you fucking pleb.
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>>47585368
If I want to go to files which start with "x", I type 'x' in Finder.
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>>47585469
ranger master race
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>>47585469

why? Finder is the best file manager out there.
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>>47585382
>Cmd means you're performing an action on something
Oh so renaming isn't an action?

>And if you have your hand on a mouse, use the fucking mouse to delete/rename/move.
Only old people do that, why would we even talk about this otherwise?


>>47585386
>just use the keyboard exclusively. It's faster than using a mouse.
Nope. Obviously Keyboard is better at some things, like pressing delete.
Keyboard+mouse: Select file with mouse, press del.
Keyboard only: Press arrow down, arrow down, arrow down, arrow down, arrow down, arrow right, press del.
mouse only: Select file, right click, click delete.
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>>47585503
> Keyboard+mouse
Select file, press cmd del with one hand because I have more than one finger
> Keyboard+mouse
Begin to type name until you reach file, cmd del
> mouse only
Just drag that fucker to the bottom of the screen where the trash is.
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All the shortcuts:

http://www.danrodney.com/mac/

Fucking learn them, plebs.
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Does anyone use smart folders for anything? Seems kinda useful if I could be bothered with them
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My favorite Finder features is this... say you're browsing a bunch of images... you can preview them with QuickLook and just use up/down arrow to view them... and then, you can select pics you want to group and just hit ⌘+Ctrl+n and it will make a new folder and move them into it and will immediately allow you to name it by putting it into rename mode. Such a huge timesaver... especially if you save any of the 4chin pics.
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>>47585361
>oth of those require you to take your hand of the mouse, slowing down workflow substantially.
no, they don't.
And if they do for you (meaning, you keep left hand on the left side of your keyboard) then so do enter and backspace.
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>>47585654
every Mac keyboard has two ⌘ keys. it's trivial to hit any key combo that involves ⌘ with one hand.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_key

It's just a meta key... every OS has and uses meta keys.
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I find spotlight mostly useless. It tends to find everything I don't need, which is further exacerbated by my need to keep large source trees and app folders with tons of shitty files lying around.
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>>47585730

> being too retarded to use finder

kill self
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>>47585730
I had the same problem, but you can configure it to only search certain files folders etc. After that it works great
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