Smart Folders

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John Crosby

17 Jun, 2012 10:20 PM

Does PF support them? If yes or no, would you kindly make mention of this in Support. Search yields nothing. It's such a significant feature that even if you don't support them, this should be mentioned in your documentation.



  1. 1 Posted by Damazio on 30 Jun, 2012 02:47 PM

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    Please read the last paragraphs on the section Remove items from the Sidebar.

  2. Damazio closed this discussion on 30 Jun, 2012 02:47 PM.

  3. John Crosby re-opened this discussion on 02 Jul, 2012 09:31 PM

  4. 2 Posted by John Crosby on 02 Jul, 2012 09:31 PM

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    Okay, but this should be better documented. In addition to it being buried in the above link under an entirely different name, it should be a stand alone discussion or KB. Smart Folders are a primary feature in Finder and it's not unrealistic to assume that users will look for these by the same name in PF. You don't even clearly state whether Smart Folders are explicitly supported or not. It must be deduced. Generally fine for power users, but why not the courtesy of simply saying "PF does not support the creation of Smart Folders like Finder. Rather create a saved search, etc?" (Yes, I know they're the same.)

  5. 3 Posted by Damazio on 02 Jul, 2012 10:12 PM

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    Path Finder does support reading Finder's Smart Folders and writing in its own format, not Finder's, I think that's explicit in the article. Nevertheless, the KB article in question means to serve as an insight on some tips & tricks, not as Path Finder's documentation which is essentially in the form of screencasts.

    I'm sorry but, as a volunteer user, writing after-hours after my full-time job, it's the best I can do. Maybe I'll find some time to improve it in the future. Thanks for the feedback.

  6. Damazio closed this discussion on 02 Jul, 2012 10:12 PM.

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