Pathfinder arrange by kind too detailed

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Elias David

15 Jul, 2019 06:42 PM

Hi,

I am annoyed by finders lack of ability to enable group by kind globally in all folders by default, why I gave this a try.

But this grouping is way too detailed. It sorts shit in pdfs, docs, and what not ...

I don't give a fuck.

I just want folders to stay on top. And everything else is called files.

Folders and files.

Two kinds.

Not hundreds. Spreadsheets. Pdfs. Archives. Images. Movies. Documents. Developer. Pornos. Porno categories. Anal. Teens.

WTF.

People always try to outsmart themselves and destroy a complex application like that.

What's worse, is there is no way to enable what I just descriped.

You wanna use group by? Fine, we are going to group the shit out of your computer. Good luck finding things then.

Group by kind. Order by last added/ last modified.

That's it. Folders on top.

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezus.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 17 Jul, 2019 12:03 PM

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    Hi Elias,

    Thanks for your feedback!

    You may adjust the "Smart sort" order (or disable certain categories) in Path Finder -> Preferences -> Browser tab in the Smart sorting section. Try moving Applications and Packages below Folders (or simply unchecking them).

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

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 17 Jul, 2019 12:03 PM.

  3. Elias David re-opened this discussion on 17 Jul, 2019 01:34 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Elias David on 17 Jul, 2019 01:34 PM

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    Doesnt work. Has no implication on Group by kind. You may try it
    yourself first.

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 18 Jul, 2019 07:12 PM

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    Hi Elias,

    Sorry for the confusion.

    If you do not View Options -> Arrange by Kind, Path Finder will arrange items according to their "Smart sort" order, then according to their "Sort by" order. Additionally items can be grouped (Arranged) by their date, size, etc. and still keep their Smart sort and Sort by order. Does this work for you?

    Arrange by Kind is intended to separate items by the assigned macOS Kind metadata, like Documents, Apps, Other, etc.

    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 18 Jul, 2019 07:12 PM.

  7. Elias David re-opened this discussion on 01 Aug, 2019 09:18 AM

  8. 4 Posted by Elias David on 01 Aug, 2019 09:18 AM

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    Isn't there a way to remove the Pathfindeer specific metadata?

  9. Support Staff 5 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 08 Aug, 2019 08:20 AM

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    Hi Elias,

    Could you please clarify your question?

    You may adjust "Smart Sorting" to just arrange Folders then Files, or disable Smart Sort in View -> Show View Options.

    Please 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 08 Aug, 2019 08:20 AM.

  11. Elias David re-opened this discussion on 16 Aug, 2019 12:33 PM

  12. 6 Posted by Elias David on 16 Aug, 2019 12:33 PM

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    Is it possible to open a new tab at the same folder you are currently
    at, or is the behaviour the same as Finder?

    // Elias

  13. Support Staff 7 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 16 Aug, 2019 06:47 PM

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    Hi Elias,

    Path Finder will open the new tab at the default (home) location.

    As a workaround, you may Control + Click (Right + Click) on the tab header to summon the context menu -> Contents -> Open in Tab

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

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  14. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 16 Aug, 2019 06:47 PM.

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