Highlighting items in sidebar?

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jerry

05 Jan, 2019 08:01 AM

The attached screenshot shows my PF with the time machine folder highlighted. Obviously there is no highlight visible. This is the same for any folder/directory type, making it very problematic to determine the actual directory i am acting upon.

I am fairly sure this never used to be like this and it used to be highlighted in blue.

Any suggestions on how to get this back? I am using 7.6.2. Version 8 holds no appeal for me.

Jeremy

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 05 Jan, 2019 09:25 AM

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    Hi Jeremy, 

    May I ask you to follow the instruction and check if the issue still persists: 

    1. Delete Path Finder and its traces according to the article: 
      http://support.cocoatech.com/kb/installation-and-compatibility/how-...
    2. Download PF7 from the Support section of our site
    3. Launch Path Finder and move it to the Apps folder as the app suggests

    Let me know how it goes. 

    Best Regards, 
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team 

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 05 Jan, 2019 09:25 AM.

  3. jerry re-opened this discussion on 05 Jan, 2019 12:02 PM

  4. 2 Posted by jerry on 05 Jan, 2019 12:02 PM

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    Thanks for getting back so quickly.

    I did exactly as described, and after setting up all my preferences again (took ages) the only difference was that the highlighted folder name was in bold text, no colour bar. Obviously, setting the default font for the sidebar as bold killed that indicator that the folder was highlighted , which I can say was how the font was set up in the older version I had previously installed.

    All I want to do is get the highlight bar back over the folder that is selected. I am at a loss on how to do that, I have checked all preferences both by folder and globally, and for the life of me I can't see how.

    Any further suggestions?

    Jeremy

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 05 Jan, 2019 02:25 PM

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    Hi Jeremy, 

    Do I understand you correctly that applying your preferred adjustments removes the highlighting line?
    Were you able to track down what exactly causes this? 

    You can remove your current Sidebar module and drag a default one into PF window using Window > Modules in the Menu bar. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 05 Jan, 2019 02:25 PM.

  7. jerry re-opened this discussion on 05 Jan, 2019 04:55 PM

  8. 4 Posted by jerry on 05 Jan, 2019 04:55 PM

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    Once again thank you for a quick response.

    I should point out that even when newly reinstalled and before making any preference changes, the same situation occurs

    No, I have not been able to track it down. See second screenshot for the result of creating a new sidebar.

    As you can see the Time Machine folder is highlighted in the new Sidebar, but when using it attached to the PF window the highlight is only showing as the name in bold.

    I have no idea what is causing this. Perhaps someone can help further?

    Jeremy

  9. Support Staff 5 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 06 Jan, 2019 10:09 AM

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    Hi, 

    Please follow the instruction and check if the issue still persists: 

    1. Make sure that Path Finder is located in the Applications folder
      (in case you are using macOS Mojave) Use System Preferences > Security & Privacy > grant Full Disk Access to Path Finder

    2. Open your terminal and paste the following command to check if Path Finder has been slapped with the quarantined extended attribute:
      xattr /Applications/"Path Finder.app"

    3. If you see com.apple.quarantine returned as output from that last command, then go ahead and run this next command:
      xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/"Path Finder.app"

    You won't get any feedback or output from that command, but that's okay because you can just run the first command again to see for yourself if the com.apple.quarantine attribute shows up again. It shouldn't, and now Path Finder is freed from Apple quarantine jail. Restart your PathFinder now. 

    Don't hesitate to contact us should any questions arise. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team 

  10. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 06 Jan, 2019 10:09 AM.

  11. jerry re-opened this discussion on 06 Jan, 2019 03:39 PM

  12. 6 Posted by jerry on 06 Jan, 2019 03:39 PM

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    Unfortunately the same situation after doing the above, no difference at all I am afraid :(

    Jeremy

  13. Support Staff 7 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 07 Jan, 2019 10:49 AM

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    Hi Jeremy, 

    I'm submitting this issue to our developers, sorry for the inconvenience. 

    Make sure to let us know should any further questions arise. 

    Best Regards, 
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team 

  14. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 07 Jan, 2019 10:49 AM.

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