OS X finder weirdness!

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26 Apr, 2013 08:58 AM

I am having some weird issues with my Dock and finder since installing Path Finder and I am wondering if the two could be related!

Lots of weird stuff from

Dock disappearing!
Cursor changing from an arrow pointing to 10 O´Clock to 12 O´Clock
Can not change desktop background image
Can not navigate finder sub menus. Can only get into them with arrow keys!
Full screen mode in programs broken!!!

Any ideas?



  1. 1 Posted by paul on 26 Apr, 2013 02:30 PM

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    More screen shots with path Finder not open and with it open!!!

  2. 2 Posted by Damazio on 29 Apr, 2013 12:24 PM

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    Path Finder does nothing of the sort to your system, specially if it's not running.
    The only thing you can fix is the duplicate desktop icons by disabling Preferences > Features > Desktop > Show Path Finder Desktop.

    You must have a weird issue going on.

  3. 3 Posted by paul on 29 Apr, 2013 12:33 PM

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    That seems to have done the trick. Will keep an eye on things. But why would that option be in there in the first place? I do not get it?

  4. 4 Posted by Damazio on 29 Apr, 2013 02:14 PM

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    If you hide Finder's desktop in Preferences > Finder, you can use PF's desktop as an alternative as well as the ability to show a trashcan on the desktop.

  5. 5 Posted by paul on 29 Apr, 2013 02:17 PM

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    Ah OK got it thanks. That is why the trash can on the desktop has a little red number tag. it is not a finder trash rather a PF trash can. great. love your product. Keep up the good work. I have my fingers crossed that the problem is solved. thanks Paul.

  6. 6 Posted by Damazio on 29 Apr, 2013 02:23 PM

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