Focus between apps and Pathfinder

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orangegodd

25 Oct, 2016 05:13 PM

Pathfinder stays in front of every open window on the desktop. I can make the chosen app (or desktop) active by cmd-tab or by clicking it with mouse/tablet but Pathfinder obstructs both. The only solution is to physically move the PF window out of the way.
(Attached image shows Preview app active but obscured by PF window) —This is jus one of many bugs/serious shortcomings of this app. Every upgrade I anticipate a fix but no, they just get worse. v7.4.1
Yosemite 10.10.1
16GB RAM
2.6GHz

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 25 Oct, 2016 08:16 PM

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    Hi,

    So sorry for the inconvenience.

    That is really weird behaviour. 

    In order for me to best assist you could you make a screen recording of the issue and send it to us.
    To make a screen recording please follow the steps below:
    1. Launch Finder>Applications>Quick Time Player.
    2. Tray Menu>File>New Screen Recording.

    I believe this info is going to help us a lot, thank you for your cooperation!

    Best regards,
    Diana
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 25 Oct, 2016 08:16 PM.

  3. orangegodd re-opened this discussion on 26 Oct, 2016 01:00 PM

  4. 2 Posted by orangegodd on 26 Oct, 2016 01:00 PM

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    Hi Diana.
    Here is the screen recording.
    Hopefully it's clear that when i switch between PathFinder / Spotify /
    Illustrtrator the PF window stays active in the foreground.
    Looking forward to your feedback on this issue. I recently updated PF but
    not my Mac OS. Incompatibilities between the 2 versions?

    Kind Regards
    Stewart

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 26 Oct, 2016 05:07 PM

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    Hi Stewart,

    Could you please specify is Show Path Finder desktop setting ON?

    What's your Mission Control settings in the System Preferences (posting a screenshot of Mission Control pane of the System Preferences would be helpful)?

    Looking forward to your reply!

    Best Regards,
    Diana
    Path Finder Support Team

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 26 Oct, 2016 05:07 PM.

  7. orangegodd re-opened this discussion on 26 Oct, 2016 05:32 PM

  8. 4 Posted by orangegodd on 26 Oct, 2016 05:32 PM

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    Hi Diana.
    Thanks for your mail.

    *Show Path Finder desktop* setting is ON
    NB. I toggled between the two after receiving this message and it doesn't
    make any difference. (maybe it needs a restart to alter the prefs though?)
    Mission Control settings are attached. FYI, i don't actively use 'Spaces'
    if that info helps.

    Thanks for your help.
    Stewart

  9. Support Staff 5 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 26 Oct, 2016 08:44 PM

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    Hi Stewart,

    Thank you for your email!

    I have forwarded your email to our developers. It may take some time to investigate the details of the issue.
    Once we do, we will get back to you.
    Thank you for your patience.

    
Best Regards,
 Diana
    Path Finder Support Team

  10. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 26 Oct, 2016 08:44 PM.

  11. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 26 Oct, 2016 08:44 PM

  12. 6 Posted by Neithan on 08 Jan, 2019 12:38 PM

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    I have the exact same issue. I CMD+TAB back to a text app for instance, and when I continue typing I realize that even though there's only the text app, Path Finder process is focused (without a window) and I'm actually sending it the keystrokes.

    So EVERY TIME I switch apps back and forth I have to click first the app so it's in focus, so I can use it.

    I just recorded it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcnbwqkp_hU

  13. 7 Posted by Anand on 08 Jan, 2019 09:31 PM

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    Hi,

    This issue has been hounding me between versions - from Path Finder 7 on El Capitan through to Path Finder 8 on Mojave.

    I just saw the support team's message (by Diana) in this thread and tried disabling Path Finder's Desktop settings (screenshot attached).

    Doing so FINALLY has my cmd+tab application switching working properly across virtual desktops! YAY!

    For folks out there who need a work around, please give this a try. This work around works for me on OSX 10.14.2 (Mojave) with Path Finder 8 (v8.3.7).

    Hope this gets ironed out... for now though, I can do without the desktop, never really used desktop in my workflow anyway (I just use the file explorer).

    Thanks and best of luck all!

  14. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 09 Jan, 2019 10:30 AM.

  15. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 09 Jan, 2019 10:31 AM

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