Finder Refinements

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by XboxMySocks, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Please tell me I'm not the only one who is super pleased about tags and tabbed finder folders?!
  2. macrumors 68030

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Not really. I tried TotalFinder but didn't find it more productive. I don't have many windows open, and on my 27" screen I can fit many windows anyway.

    And tags, well, I use Folders which is more or less the same - Apart from the searching of course. But I always know where I need to go, so no need to search.
  3. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I like the idea of finder being tabbed. I hope it works like Safari where you can have multiple windows open, some with tabs.

    Sometimes you need to look at stuff side by side - even in finder.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    I like how you could already have all these features, bar the tags, with xtrafinder.
  5. macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    I have had Total Finder for quite some time and what I like about that is that you can join two tabs together so that you see them and can easily move items from one to another or compare contents. This is a no brainer in my opinion. If you are going to introduce finder tabs, don't limit me to seeing only one at a time, give me a double pane option.
  6. macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    You're not the only one. :D
  7. macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    Absolutely not. I am really happy about that. :)

    In long folder lists I used to keep the frequently used ones on top with the green colour label. Need to figure out how to do that now when using multiple tags.
  8. macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    You definitely are not alone! I use tags a LOT more than I thought I would to begin with, and they are very useful for finding files (especially if you have a lot of files :p) and the tabs, well, I'll just say that they should have been native to finder a looong time ago ;)
  9. macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
    I wonder if you can have more tans open by default when first opening the finder. How will compressed memory work here. Will the extra tabs be active in memory.
  10. macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    The most populated city in the planet
    Have been using Forklift for this purpose since 2011 - now I can delete the app.
  11. Mr. Retrofire, Jun 20, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013

    macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Yeah, but that's not the problem, because the (Mac) OS X WindowServer compresses the not used window (i.e. tab) buffers:

    (Mac) OS X 10.1.5 and newer supports window buffer compression automatically. No additional settings necessary.

    You can see the compressed window buffers if you enable the Quartz Debug “window list”:

    The compression ratio for the average GUI window is 10:1 (of course not, if you have a folder full of 32-Bit picture previews or a video window).

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