No Custom Label Colors - Please get it back for PathFinder 8.

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03 Jun, 2018 04:01 PM

PathFinder 7 allows you to Customize the Label Colors.

LINK: https://i.imgur.com/7EK1Iyq.png

INLINE IMAGE: PathFinder 7 Custom Label Colorss

PathFinder 8 has NO CUSTOM TAG COLORS.

On my system - perhaps because of a deep Finder bug in MacOS - the tags shown by PathFinder are wrongly colored. They are colored their original Finder Tag colors from Mac OS X 10.2 instead of MacOS 10.13. For example:

Tag 1 is yellow instead of red.
Tag 2 is green instead of orange.
Tag 3 is red instead of yellow.
Tag 4 is cyan instead of green.
Tag 5 is purple instead of blue
Tag 6 is blue instead of purple.
Tag 7 is orange instead of gray.

LINK: https://i.imgur.com/93KKMyl.png

INLINE IMAGE: Pathfinder Custom Sidebars

The ability to customize the Tag Colors would have allowed me to compensate for the bug.

Here are the corrected label colors:

LINK: https://i.imgur.com/HYtUEre.png

INLINE IMAGE: PathFinder 7 Custom Label Colors Corrected

  1. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 03 Jun, 2018 07:10 PM.

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  3. 1 Posted by nate.zyontz on 06 Jun, 2018 04:18 PM

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    What gives with this feature being removed? For those of us who bought PF because we can somewhat go dark mode with custom colors these label colors look like clown shoes. Why was this taken out?

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  6. 2 Posted by psychiatry on 07 Jun, 2018 08:14 AM

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    Good point @nate.zyontz.

    Custom Label Colors is a very useful feature.

    I hope it returns with further updates of PathFinder 8.

  7. 3 Posted by psychiatry on 07 Jun, 2018 08:17 AM

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    Note that PathFinder 7 and PathFinder 8 use the same Application Support Folder.
    Because of this, if I use PathFinder 8, my custom colored label colors from PathFinder 7 are ERASED.

    This seriously inhibits me from using PathFinder 8 simultaneously with PathFinder 7.

    I wish PathFinder 8 had a different Application support folder - which can be a subfolder of a primary application support folder. This would allow us to simultaneously use two different versions of PathFinder.

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  10. 4 Posted by brian on 20 Jun, 2018 07:59 PM

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    +1 to fix this. This was the first thing I noticed on upgrading. My custom light-on-dark text was completely unreadable with the default label colors.

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  13. 5 Posted by peter on 17 Jul, 2018 12:30 AM

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    Yes, PLEASE enable custom label(tag) colors.

    I have issues similar to psychiatry's post.

    Specifically, I use a dark background for my panels and the "new" colors in PF8 (apparently the default Apple colors??) are gaudy and way too bright. I rarely use the Finder and keeping the colors "compatible" is a non-issue for me. Customization is key for my workflow.

    I've been a huge fan and user of PathFinder for many years, and strongly believe in independently-developed software. But If PF is now going to become a slave to Apple's rigid features, I'll have no use for PF. I hope you can find a way to enable adjustment of the tag colors.

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  16. 6 Posted by Olexy Kovtun on 02 Dec, 2018 09:21 PM

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    I, too, request to return customizable label colors - and customizable colors for window frames and toolbars

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  19. 7 Posted by nick on 04 Dec, 2018 03:59 PM

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    Absence of custom label colors continues to prevent me from upgrading to PF8, and clearly disappoints a lot of long-time users. How difficult can it be? Can Cocoatech not at lest give some sort of commitment to reinstating the feature?

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  22. 8 Posted by psychiatry on 23 Dec, 2018 10:28 PM

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    I'm still waiting patiently for this feature (custom colored labels) to come back to PathFinder. My initial request was 6 months ago. The inability to customize the label colors makes it difficult to use PathFinder since Path Finder shows different colors than what the Finder shows.

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  25. 9 Posted by doublesupercool on 24 Dec, 2018 10:50 PM

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    Agreed. At this point I have stopped using Pathfinder and am using Forklift because I need to colour tag a lot of files for my study, and with PF "white text on colour background" file names are unreadable, not to mention just plain ugly.

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  28. 10 Posted by mgriffin on 08 Jan, 2019 11:22 AM

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    I agree - I like dark mode, but the tag colours in pathfinder make it impossible to read. Even just including the option to show the colour not as a background, but as a badge beside the filename would do wonders for readability.

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  31. 11 Posted by psychiatry on 13 Jan, 2019 07:55 PM

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    Yes. In dark mode, Path Finder's fixed tag colors makes file names unreadable.
    We need custom tag colors to correct this problem and restore one of Path Finders best features

    Path Finder Dark Mode Labels Original Image

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  34. 12 Posted by peter on 17 Jan, 2019 10:19 PM

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    Could be I'm hallucinating, but in PF 8.3.8 I'm now able to read file&folder names using colored tags. Previous to this the tags were too bright (as with psychiatry's yellow tag example in his Jan 13 post...). Not sure it matters, but I have unchecked "Use Default/System colors." both in View Options and Preferences>Appearance, and have tweaked the text and background colors a bit.
    Presuming this was a bug-fix, THANK YOU to the PF team.

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