Macintosh Explorer 4.3 Adds Support For Mac OS X Tiger

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Fender2112 macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Not to be mean, but the Windows Explorer is one of the things I dislike most about Windows. Why would I want it on my Mac?
  3. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    For those of us who despise Finder with the utmost intensity. Quite honestly I wouldn't even consider the Mac platform without this app. For a GUI standpoint Finder is slow as hell. I generally can run rings around finder with this little part of Explorer: [​IMG]
    type a couple letters.... tab....\ it auto tab....\ fills with the file run it from there or even put any switches on the file since it acts like a command line. Not to toot my own horn but I can move fast enough that even seasoned Windows users can't keep up. Finder may be fine when you simply want to use a mouse and putz around getting to the data and even getting info on it but Explorer is the best of both worlds. Its hardly perfect but its bloody fast.

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  4. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    I think, in an attempt to make things simple, the Finder is almost too simple. Luckily, there are third party apps like this one and customizations you can do to help change that (a little). Tiger is a step in the right direction, but it would be nice to have a not-so-simple Finder, or at least the option to enable one (and make it stay that way).

    Windows Explorer, on the other hand, has the opposite problem. Besides the obvious (how dumb was it to tie the thing to IE?), it suffers from being too complicatied for it's own good. There are a bunch of different ways to do the same types of things. May not seem like such a big deal to those who know what they're doing, but it can be a b*tch to support.

    And just plain makes things harder than it should be.

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