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QotD: Finder Problems

Question: What is the most infuriating Finder problem (as of Mac OS X 10.4.3)?

My Answer: This one is at the top of my list. Also included on that list is accidentally hitting cmd-F and then having to type something just to click the "X" in the search box to get back to my normal file view (seems I can hit the back arrow, "duh"). And, while not a Finder bug per se, I wish apps would remember that in open and save dialogs, I want the damn sidebar collapsed to just icons.

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5 Responses to "QotD: Finder Problems"

  1. The Finder locking-up when a mounted AppleShare volume unexpectedly becomes available, leading to the lock-up of the whole machine, application by application.

  2. The whole finder "networking" subsystem which is the most unstable stuff I've ever seen. It's a shame that apple sells this for money. Once you have an unreliable wlan connection the finder becomes unusable each time your network signal drops down and often takes the whole system with it. There's only one thing left to say: Apple: FTFF (Fix the f***ing Finder), it's sad that even this abbrevation has become common.

  3. Indeed to both of you. The minute-long (or ten) hangs just because you're online and have an iDisk are intolerable.

  4. i'd like to see a list of all the most common complaints. ...someone want to go update the FTFF entry at the wikipedia?

  5. One that gets me a lot is double-clicking the "top" item of a list view window. To see the bug, make a new folder, open it, and create 15 or 20 new folders inside of that. Drag the scroll bar to the middle of the window so there are folders obscured above and below your view. Now double-click the topmost visible item. Upon the first click, your selection will be extended upwards to include a good portion of the folders above your click, and the second click will open all of them. It's especially annoying if you're browsing your Applications folder in list view, in which you may inadvertently launch half a dozen programs at once! It also works downwards, as well.