copy name of a file, not pathname

Jan's Avatar


25 Jan, 2013 05:33 PM

In finder I do the following:
select a file and press cmd + c to copy name
select another file and press enter to rename
press cmd + v to enter name of the first file

In short: finder then pastes just the name of the file.
Pathfinder pastes the whole path of the file. This is useless.

Please fix this!

  1. 1 Posted by Damazio on 27 Jan, 2013 12:18 AM

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    You can go to Preferences > Features > Keyboard > Edit > Copy Path > Name and assign it a hotkey (eg. Control + Command + C), for the time being.
    I notified the dev about this discussion to see what he thinks but I'm ok with the current behavior since I can have both worlds.

  2. 2 Posted by Jan on 27 Jan, 2013 12:26 AM

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    Thanks for the reply. I just tried out your suggestion.

    The advantage of the Finder behaviour of this is, that you have one command (cmd + c) for several tasks:
    copy the file (to paste it at another location)
    copy the name (to paste the text)

    In Path Finder, you have to remember to different commands. And you have to use two keystrokes instead of one. And it is different to Finder, so it will be strange for new users.

    I would love to have the option to enable the finder behaviour for copying.

  3. Cocoatech closed this discussion on 12 Jul, 2013 10:51 PM.

  4. Dragan re-opened this discussion on 22 Jan, 2015 08:46 PM

  5. Dragan closed this discussion on 22 Jan, 2015 08:46 PM.

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