Questions about Finder sidebar and charging iPhone while rMBP is asleep

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  1. bable, Jan 1, 2013
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    bable macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2012
    So I switched back to MacOS after 10 years on the MS train and there are two things I REALLY miss but can't figure out, hopefully you know the easy solution!

    All this is being done through a maxed MBPr that's fully updated and not running any strange configs.

    How can I get the left view panel in finder to display the path tree to what I'm viewing? This multi frame thing far more effort and doesn't let me access multiple folders/files in one window the way I want to.

    How can I charge my phone with the lid shut? It seems to always sleep when I shut the lid and doesn't give me an option to just turn off the display.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    The left panel is the "Sidebar" and only holds shortcuts to folders and disks and shared network units and search results.
    It cannot be used in the manner you want.
    For a similar approach, you might have to look at TotalFinder, Path Finder or muCommander.

    To turn the display off, press the F1 key.
    Strange though, that your phone is not being charged while the Mac is sleeping, my 2007 iMac and 2009 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard do not do that, but charge connected iDevices.

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
  3. Knoodles macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2003
    Gone to the Beach
    Not exactly what you want but you can show the path bar in Finder by going to the View Menu and choosing "Show Path Bar".

    All my iDevices also charge when my iMac, Mac Mini and MacBook Pro are asleep.
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    ...and the path will appear at the bottom of the window.

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