Missing Finder Toolbar Item

Discussion in 'macOS' started by binarymelon, May 3, 2011.

  1. binarymelon macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    #1
    I recently had a HDD failure on my iMac and decided to try and do a clean install and use Migration Assistant to migrate over my user data (wouldn't recommend this; there's just not enough fine grained control in MA to make it worthwhile). Anyway, I'm missing an item on my finder toolbar and was wondering if anyone has any hints as to what it may have been. While I can't remember what it was, it may have been useful from time to time. The only hint I have to what it is, is in the com.apple.finder.plist. The item-id is 'flxs'. If anyone can point me to what these item-ids reference I can probably pull some info out of my Time Machine backup.

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <array>
    	<dict>
    		<key>item-id</key>
    		<string>BACK</string>
    	</dict>
    	<dict>
    		<key>item-id</key>
    		<string>PATH</string>
    	</dict>
    	<dict>
    		<key>item-id</key>
    		<string>SWCH</string>
    	</dict>
    	<dict>
    		<key>item-id</key>
    		<string>ACTN</string>
    	</dict>
    	<dict>
    		<key>item-id</key>
    		<string>flxs</string>
    	</dict>
    	<dict>
    		<key>item-id</key>
    		<string>SRCH</string>
    	</dict>
    </array>
    </plist>
    
    Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.
     
  2. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

    Pomeroy

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    Location:
    Arkansas
    #2
    Did you do a Right click on the toolbar and look in "Customize Toolbar" menu?
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Aug 9, 2009
    #3
    'BACK' is the forward/back arrow pair.
    'PATH' is the path element.
    'SWCH' is the view-switching element.
    'ACTN' is the action menu.
    'flxs' is a Flexible Space element.
    'SRCH' is the search element.
     
  4. binarymelon thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    #4
    Apparently I was looking in at the wrong item in the plist. Apparently the missing item was the Finder path location. No idea why it would be missing, but I don't care much about removing it.
     

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