Some time after Snow Leopard, Apple dropped the solid-color labels option for tagging folders and replaced it with colored dots.
Have the old solid-color labels made a return with El Capitan?
why do people assume that, because they personally want a feature back, it will suddenly return?
No assumption made. If I had been assuming, I would not be here asking.why do people assume that, because they personally want a feature back, it will suddenly return?
I'm not the only one who liked the solid-color labels. Just do a search and you'll find plenty of others who have missed them.Why do people want this back anyway? I can understand that the brightly coloured labels help with distinguishing files quickly, but isn’t it a good idea to embrace the sidebar or use Spotlight? A quick “tag:blue” will filter out the correct tags in that folder.
I'm not the only one who liked the solid-color labels. Just do a search and you'll find plenty of others who have missed them.
I'd rather new OS features complement existing ones that I have found very useful rather than replace them outright.
Why not have solid-color labels along with tags & dots?
No,Its not.For example ,to distinguish a lot of receipts in their state,for example,receipts sent,receipts received,receipts paid,receipts returned,color bar tagging was far more superior than than tiny color dots.Running aNo point in arguing about the why, it is how it is. Apple doesn’t like adding options for everything and apparently they felt like this is the way to go.
There are always people who will lose out. What I am interested in is the reason for requesting it (now). The tags are functionally superior to the previous labels and they do complement the existing functionality. The only thing that’s different is the visual style. However, for that Apple added the smart folders in the sidebar and the search filters. Is that not sufficient?
Plenty of apps to bring back the legacy-style labels. XtraFinder is my personal favorite—but all the apps are running into the SIP problem, so I suspect all these apps will eventually just stop working due to lack of updates.
Can you describe it more?How to reenable it?Must be done one time or every time?( with XtraFinder for example)Thanksyou can disable SIP (easy), install an app, then reenable it...and the app will be there (works, for example, with bartender. and i did this to change my system icons with liteicon)...
Can you describe it more?How to reenable it?Must be done one time or every time?( with XtraFinder for example)Thanks
At this point I want you to pause and ask yourself a question. Do you really depend on TotalFinder workflows so much that you want to possibly lower your system security? Frankly, I'm going to stop active TotalFinder development because it is not economically viable to continue development for a small group of users who decide to disable SIP. Also it is likely that in the next OS release after El Capitan TotalFinder won't work at all. It is increasingly more difficult to reverse-engineer Finder as new parts are being written in Swift. Also operating system security hardening will probaly continue in future. Those are good things, but you will have to let TotalFinder go at some point anyway. Maybe for you the day is today. Bite the bullet and move on.
Yes, I'm aware of disabling SIP. I've been doing it with XtraFinder for quite a while (Bartender was updated so you don't have to quite a while ago). My point is that many of these Finder-related apps are eventually going to stop working simply because the developer doesn't want the hassle of constantly working around Apple's changes to SIP. Particularly if the app in question is free (like XtraFinder).you can disable SIP (easy), install an app, then reenable it...and the app will be there (works, for example, with bartender. and i did this to change my system icons with liteicon)...