Click to rename

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Dave

10 Aug, 2018 10:09 PM

I noticed another thread for this issue that was closed, but when I slow double-click to rename a file it doesn't activate/highlight. More precisely it usually doesn't. Occasionally (and to no pattern I can discern) it works.

I've tried deleting and re-installing, as suggested in the other thread, but it still isn't working. I've added the rename option to the contextual menu in the short term, but hopefully the issue will get cleared up because it's not the ideal way to work.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 11 Aug, 2018 01:41 PM

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    Hi Dave,

    Thank you for the feedback. Sure, it's on our list. 

    Meanwhile, please confirm, is it still not working in you click way slower than usual? 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

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  4. 2 Posted by Dave Brown on 11 Aug, 2018 03:02 PM

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    No, I tried a number of variations and occasionally it will work, but only very occasionally.

    Thank you!

    Dave

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  7. 3 Posted by Brian Ogilvie on 31 Aug, 2018 08:58 PM

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    I'm having this problem too with the latest build of Path Finder.

  8. 4 Posted by Laura Boylan on 01 Sep, 2018 02:43 AM

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    I am also finding that the click to rename feature is not working well in the latest build. I can sometimes get it to work after repeated clicks but often I can't get it to work at all.

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  11. 5 Posted by John Endahl on 13 Oct, 2018 03:02 AM

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    Here's another user that cannot do the slow-click-to-rename. The keypad Enter key works fine, the Command > Rename... works, but not a slow double click.

    I'm running Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 and Path Finder 8.2.4 (1892)

  12. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 13 Oct, 2018 09:28 AM.

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  14. 6 Posted by mhwill on 15 Nov, 2018 08:53 PM

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    I experience this problem as well - whenever I have selected a file within a PathFinder window. But I recently noticed that the feature works fine (click to select, then click again to edit filename) works fine for a file on the (PathFinder) desktop.
    Thanks for the tip about using the keypad Enter key.

  15. 7 Posted by cshanley on 15 Nov, 2018 09:10 PM

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    +1

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  18. 8 Posted by John Endahl on 23 Jan, 2019 12:48 PM

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    So guys, I'm just wondering, I see this thread gets closed and then re-opened, then closed, then re-opened. What is the status of this bug? It seems enough people are experiencing this that it has not been completely resolved. I've searched through numerous posts here and don't find a solution to the "slow double-click to rename", only work arounds. I just updated to version 8.3.8 (on Mac OS 10.13.6), and still cannot use the slow double-click to do a file rename, which is the normal Finder option (which does work, BTW). Would love to know if this is being worked on...or not.

    --> John

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  21. 9 Posted by mhwill on 23 Jan, 2019 04:38 PM

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    Just responding to the latest post, although I had posted about this before Nov 15, 2018. I still cannot click-to-rename WHEN I am in COLUMNS view. However, I have found that when I am in ICON view or LIST view (as well as when I am on the desktop), I have no problem clicking-to-rename.

    My default (and preferred) view is COLUMNS. So, when I want to rename a file, I quickly switch to LIST view, rename the file, and return to COLUMNS view. Clearly this is clunky, but it is not as frustrating as repeatedly trying to slowly double-click or change to Info panel to rename.

    Still, I really wish this would get resolved.

  22. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 24 Jan, 2019 11:09 AM.

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