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Authored by: janpeeters on Dec 01, '04 12:47:20PM

I'm a big fan of PathFinder because it's so loaded with features but my experience with PathFinder is that it copies a lot slower than the Finder. So if you want to be fast with copying don't use it as a Finder replacement. Use it besides the Finder.



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Authored by: johram on Dec 01, '04 01:37:24PM

also the apple built-in "BOMArchive Helper" .zip compression utility app is a LOT faster than path finders zip archive app.

I just don't see the light in making such a drastic system modification.

I mean the finder is pretty central to OS X.

Perhaps even comparable to the extent Microsoft embeds explorer in their OS.

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Authored by: jiclark on Dec 01, '04 08:07:15PM

While I agree that PathFinder just isn't quite up to the task of being a worthy Finder replacement, I do wish Apple would fix the Finder. IMHO, the Finder is simply (and *hugely*) the worst part of OS X. It is so slow, cumbersom and poorly implemented, hardly a day goes by where I don't curse it!

My best example is that you can save a file to the desktop, and it doesn't show up there until you at least bring the Finder forward, and often you have to do some sort of action as well!! It can often take minutes to update the size of a folder. I could go on and on...

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If anyone at Apple ever reads these sites, PLEASE MAKE THE FINDER WORK LIKE IT SHOULD IN TIGER!



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Not holding my breath
Authored by: MJCube on Dec 03, '04 02:13:02PM
I agree with you, jiclark. The Finder has always been buggy, and it's distressing that Apple puts substandard software right up front where every user has to deal with it. But it never gets better, year after year, so I have resigned myself to the idea that Apple must have some reason for doing this.

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