Finder labels, coloured text and not just a coloured circle?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by johannnn, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. johannnn macrumors 6502a

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    I use labels but in all three views (icons list columns) all I get is a coloured circle on the right side. Is it possible to actually get the name of the file coloured? The circles are way too subtle for me I need something that draws my attention
     
  2. zen macrumors 68000

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    #2
    The old label system was removed in Mavericks, and replaced with the new tags system.

    Send Apple feedback - because a lot of people are also annoyed about this.
     
  3. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    FWIW: Apparently Apple selected the current system because it easily accommodates multiple tags for a single file, which of course, a color highlight does not.

    Still, maybe Apple would allow the user to select a preference/option.
     
  4. johannnn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok that make sense.
    But I used to label a file so that my eyes were always drawn to that file. Doesn't work now :(
     
  5. zen macrumors 68000

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    This is true, and I can see how tags are an advantage. However, there are lots of threads here from people who used labels in a meaningful way to control workflow (as I did).

    Also, tags are mostly broken in Mavericks, so they're not really very useful anyway.
     
  6. klogg macrumors member

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    Color Code

    Hi guys, is there a way to colour code the files like in 10.6.8? I mean now files have a dot of colour but I do really need and like more the way it was done is osx 10.6. Files had colour all over the name. Please help!

    Thanks
     
  7. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    How so? Work fine for me.

    And if you want some of the look of the old labels try Path Finder.

    Rob
     

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