Yeah here too: I wrote Cocoatech about it yesterday, I also see that annoying
black bar that someone else mentioned (when you open a dialog,
get info window…whatever…a black bar shows up in the upper left corner
Now about the toolbar problem, if you happen to have a copy of PF
running on another computer (or you have a backup of the PF .plist file)
set up exactly like you want it, vis a vis the toolbar, locate the PF .plist file here:
~/Library/Preferences/com.cocoatech.PathFinder.plist & open it using something like PrefEdit. If you copy the portion where it says "NSToolbar
Configuration PF6_browserToolbarController" into the Mojave PF .plist
file (replacing what's there so do make a backup), it actually works, but
granted, it's a little cumbersome :-)
Maybe but I'm more inclined to think that something's changed on the programming level between High Sierra and Mojave, but regardless of the exact cause hopefully it's not too difficult for them to fix :-)
I hope the PF team gets this fixed soon??, but in the meantime, sure, here's what I did as a temporary solution:
1) Exit Path Finder.
2) Make a backup copy of ~/Library/Preferences/com.cocoatech.PathFinder.plist.
3) Open said file with an plist editor & locate the "NSToolbar Configuration PF6_browserToolbarController"entry.
4) Copy the text below including the opening and closing dict keys ( )
into "NSToolbar Configuration PF6_browserToolbarController", replacing what's
there or delete what's there and proceed with the copy afterwards.
5) Edit the "Applications" mentioned to suit your needs.
6) Enjoy ;-)
Didn't work for me, and I didn't think it would because the same items were in your plist as were in mine, except for specific applications.
I went into Xcode and added a sibling to the TB Item Identifiers parent so see if I could manually add a folder to the toolbar (see screenshot). No luck. It did not add to the toolbar. In addition, when I opened the plist file from ~\Library/Preferences/ after I had edited it, put it back in this directory, and then reopened PF, the edit was gone! However, the original 13 items were still there. Hmmm.
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The same for me. I used PathFinder on an iMac under macOs 10.12 and it worked perfectly. Because I bought a brand new MacBook Pro under macOS 10.14 I decided to update the System of the iMac and I can't drop anything on the toolbar any more. So for me Pathfinder is no use anymore.
Closing the discussion as if everything worked nice doesn't solve anything.
Same problem, same reaction: Why hasn't this been fixed yet? I just wasted $20 on a new license for a product that no longer has this important feature. Wouldn't have upgraded had I known, and now I'm back to using Finder, poorer but wiser.
Obviously the dev team should get this fixed — I wonder why it's taking so long??— but in the meantime give my temporary solution in post #2 a try…apparently it didn't work for dteplow but maybe it works for you too.
NB.: I'm using v8.3.9 build 1928 and can drag and drop like without any problems whatsoever.
I found another way to get apps into the toolbar. I don't think anyone has done this exactly. If they have, apologies and all credit to them.
It's one thing to copy what you had in an older version. It's quite another to be able to customize. Taking klentz's lead, I edited the ~/Library/Preferences/com.cocoatech.PathFinder.plist file in Prefs Editor. Under the "NSToolbar Configuration PF6_browserToolbarController"entry is an item labelled "TB Item Identifiers". If you look through the entries, you'll see any apps or files that you already had in the toolbar. What I did was to customize the toolbar by adding a Terminal entry. Then I went back to Prefs Editor, reopened the plist file, and changed the name "Terminal" to another app, in my case "Applications/EasyFind.app" (without the quotes). Quit and restarted Path Finder and there was EasyFind right.
I'm not saying that this is easy. And I have no idea why CocoaTech can't fix this if I can get it to work that easily. But I now have a way to get whatever I want into the toolbar.
Strange, I just added a third. Maybe you have to do it one at a time. I already had Find Any File. I added Terminal beside it and then adjusted the target using Prefs Editor. Then I restarted PF. Then I did the same thing again, adding terminal, but this time I added App Store.app (just for something to add). And it worked. Yes, I launched them to make sure. I haven't tried with anything other than an app.
Just to push the envelope, I added a text file that was in my Downloads folder, so the location was /Users/Bob/Downloads/file.txt and clicking on the icon in the toolbar launched my text editor as expected.
I wonder if there's a limit to the number of items in the toolbar.