Pathfinder keeps focus

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11 Dec, 2018 01:16 PM

I noticed that Pathfinder 8 (8.3.6, MacOS 10.13.6) will retain focus when dragging a file to a different application.

A typical scenario is :

  • open a new mail window in the Mail application
  • open the Pathfinder window, making it overlap the Mail window slightly
  • select a file from Pathfinder and start dragging it to the Mail window
  • instead of the mail window getting the focus (allowing you to "drop" the file as an attachment), Pathfinder keeps taking back the focus, making it impossible to past the file as an attachment.

The workaround is making sure the windows don't overlap, or using cmd-C and cmd-V. However, standard behaviour is that if you drag an object from one window to another, that second one automatically gets the focus.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 12 Dec, 2018 01:28 PM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar

    Hi Wim, 

    Thanks for reporting this issue!

    We've already submitted it to our developers, sorry for the inconvenience. 

    Make sure to let us know should any further questions arise. 

    Best Regards, 
    Path Finder Support Team 

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 12 Dec, 2018 01:28 PM.

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