permanent spinning rainbow pizza and growing general dissatisfaction

In theory, I like PF. In practice, I find that it's accumulating a growing number of problems that make it a PITA.

First it was drawn-out problems calculating folder sizes. Then it was the drawn-out problem of failing to empty the trash. Then it was the blank gray windows. Then it was the black text under the desktop icons. After a while, it gets to you and you lower your expectations. Now, PF 8 (8.3.9 1928) running under MacOS 10.14.2 on an MBA (mid-2014) has a more or less permanent rainbow pizza going on. This has been happening for months. I can't tell why it comes or goes; I often have to force-quit it.

I've deinstalled it (i.e., used at least two different apps to scrub all PF-related files) and reinstalled it several times. It's fixed some but not all of these problems. But it's pretty boring having to de- and re-install, then reconfigure, a Finder replacement.

I don't have problems with other apps. It's really just PF.

Please tell me what I should do so I can have an install of PF that just works.

Thank you.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 25 Mar, 2019 05:37 PM

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    Hi,

    Thanks for contacting us!

    Our last few updates are focused on fixes and stability improvement. I'm sorry for the inconveniences.

    Could you please try the following:

    Please choose a .txt file, open Preview module preferences (gear button next to its header) and uncheck "Colorize syntax". 

    Also, it may be worth trying to restore defaults for View Settings (cmd+J).
    Make sure to have "Calculate all sizes" unchecked here. 

    Let me know how it goes.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 25 Mar, 2019 05:37 PM.

  3. Satisfied Customer (at least I was...) re-opened this discussion on 27 Mar, 2019 04:17 AM

  4. 2 Posted by Satisfied Custo... on 27 Mar, 2019 04:17 AM

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    Done. Which problem was that supposed to fix?

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 27 Mar, 2019 09:00 AM

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    Hi,

    We've turned off some of the performance-hungry options. This is to prevent hangs ("rainbow pizza") you've reported.

    Please 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 27 Mar, 2019 09:00 AM.

  7. Satisfied Customer (at least I was...) re-opened this discussion on 28 Mar, 2019 04:26 AM

  8. 4 Posted by Satisfied Custo... on 28 Mar, 2019 04:26 AM

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    I think this improved things a bit. I still get the pizza when the cursor passes from another app's window over the desktop — it seems less, but I'll keep an eye on it. Thanks for the quick follow-up. 👍

  9. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 29 Mar, 2019 09:25 PM.

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