I third that!
But what I'm really here to find out is how to get color icons in the sidebar. In PF 7 you could save a custom sidebar and it would have colors.
What is Apple's problem with color for heaven's sake?
I downgraded from PF8 back to PF7, so I can't be super specific... but you definitely can get color icons in the sidebar in PF8.
If I remember correctly, you can find the sidebar view options within the sidebar. Look for a dropdown or settings menu in the sidebar. I could be wrong about that, but I'm sure that I found a color icons menu in PF8 for the sidebar.
We are really sorry about this not working anymore. The API for that functionality (syncing "Favorites" and in general all those "Recent…" lists) was deprecated and abandoned a long time ago. In each new version of PF it worked worse. We tried having that as long as possible, but we cross the point at which it became a liability and not feature. It became a real pain, both in customer support and code maintenance. We don't want to make any kind of excuses here, but in this case, it's really Apple to blame. As far as we know, no other 3rd party application offers that sort of synchronization, even if they did they gave up a long time ago. We kept it as long as possible, but the burden of supporting it became just too overwhelming for the benefits it provides.
But please note that we are actively working on improving PathFinder.
And the current version doesn't have to be the final one.
So i upgraded today... tired of being bugged all the time (maybe put an 'never ask on that PAID upgrade prompt)... Was super ticked off to find all my favourites GONE... spent 15 min recreating them all.... rebooted my mac for another reason...
a) tabs gone (wth???)
b) favourites gone.. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? (and i'm not using 'apple's' favourites.. i created them IN pathfinder 8... why bother having an action to do this .. if you're going to wipe em out soon as it closes??
I agree with previous poster, one of the most useful features has been removed in v8; the places or favorites bar that allows placement of files that could be launched with just one click. Even with all the discounts, I regret paying for this upgrade
That is only for the folders, but the option to put a file there and use it as a quick launch option is no longer available. This is possible with the Mac Finder and is a very convenient way of ordering files that are opened often.