What I was talking about was the old Favorites section in the sidebar
(in PF7) - we used to be able to drag folders we wanted in there and
rename the links without renaming the Finder names of those folders.
I agree .. i was REALLY dissapointed when i upgraded to find that FAVORITES and DROPBOX were not in the side bar. and FAVORITES isnt even in the dropdown in the HOME icon.
This is really annoying ... am i going to have to waste an hour trying how to reconfigure this version to get it at least back to functionality of the previsou version? And i paid $20 for this! .. i guess i should know "if it aint broke, dont fix it"
I've put PF8 in the bin. I thought I was going great today, but an hour or so ago the sidebar crashed, the modules in my presentation format just disappeared and I was faced with putting everything together again, again. More in sadness than anger, I believe PF8 must be the worst upgrade experience I have ever had in many years of computing.
Yes, but renaming it in the Sidebar renames the actual folder in Finder.
In PF7, we were able to assign another name to the folder without
changing the Finder-name of the folder. Sort of like having a "display
name" for a folder in the sidebar that is different to the Finder-name.
That's the function I was looking for, like we had in PF7.
Say, I have a bunch of folders with Finder-name "work files" scattered
in different directories on my mac, and I want to have them in my
favorites. I would drag them in there, and right now with PF8, I would
see a bunch of "work files" folder links there, like so:
....with no visual indication of which project they belong to.
With PF7, I was able to "Rename..." and give them different names, like so:
Project 1 (opens the 'work files' folder for that project)
Project 2 (opens the 'work files' folder for that project)
Project 3 (opens the 'work files' folder for that project)
Project 4 (opens the 'work files' folder for that project)
Project 5 (opens the 'work files' folder for that project)
....all without Finder-renaming the folder from 'work files' to 'Project
1', 'Project 2', etc. as is happening now.
I was able to regain some of the previous functions and its not too bad.
1) dragged Favorites, Dropbox and Desktop to the Favorites on the sidebar.
2) I have never really dragged other directories into Favorites. I always clic on the directory of interest and Make Alias. Then i rename the alias and drag this to the Favorites directory within Favorites on the sidebar.
This is an extra step, but solve the problem of changing the name actually changing the source directory. Also, permits using more than one link to a particular directory.