Cover Flow not showing Pages views

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J Lee Harshbarger

20 Dec, 2018 07:04 AM

When I discovered that Apple deleted Cover Flow in Mojave, I began looking for a Finder replacement that has Cover Flow. I have downloaded a trial of Path Finder to try out Cover Flow. It works fine for images. But another regular usage of Cover Flow for me in Finder is to view Page documents to see which one I want to clone. However, when I set my folder of Pages documents for viewing in Cover Flow, all I got was "Pages" icons. Not helpful! Are images the only thing we can preview in Path Finder Cover Flow?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 21 Dec, 2018 02:51 PM

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    Hi,

    On my side, Cover Flow currently previews .pages files. 
    What do you see when you use QuickLook (Space key) in Finder? 
    And how does it look in Preview module? 

    Looking forward to your reply. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 21 Dec, 2018 02:51 PM.

  3. J Lee Harshbarger re-opened this discussion on 29 Dec, 2018 07:57 AM

  4. 2 Posted by J Lee Harshbarg... on 29 Dec, 2018 07:57 AM

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    I found the problem. There’s a non-Path Finder related issue here — all the Pages files in that folder are showing as 0 KB. I don’t know why that is, but it’s the same in Finder.

    Upon discovering that, I tried another folder with Pages files in it, and I could see them in Path Finder Cover Flow.

    I would like to make the background for Cover Flow black, but the background color setting for Cover Flow view is grayed out, preventing me from changing it. Why is that? Can that be changed somehow?

    J Lee Harshbarger
    [email blocked]

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 29 Dec, 2018 08:15 AM

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    Hi J Lee,

    Glad to hear that you've managed to track the issue down. 

    I'm afraid there is no option of changing the background of Cover Flow. 
    Will you perhaps find an option to enable the translucent background useful? 

    Feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 29 Dec, 2018 08:15 AM.

  7. J Lee Harshbarger re-opened this discussion on 29 Dec, 2018 08:17 AM

  8. 4 Posted by J Lee Harshbarg... on 29 Dec, 2018 08:17 AM

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    While I would prefer to have black, the translucent option would be appreciated — I really don’t like the gray background.

    J Lee Harshbarger
    [email blocked]

  9. Support Staff 5 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 29 Dec, 2018 01:19 PM

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    Hi J Lee,

    Please use Cover Flow preferences (little gear button next to the "Cover Flow" header). 

    Feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  10. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 29 Dec, 2018 01:19 PM.

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