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toby
04-18-2007, 09:55 PM
Path Finder looks awesome, but will it play nice with LW?

http://www.cocoatech.com/reviews.php

bassmanjam
04-19-2007, 12:50 AM
Wow. I can't believe I haven't seen this before. Thanks for the heads-up. As for playing nice with LW, I guess we'll find out.

Phil
04-19-2007, 09:47 AM
I've used it on my MBP ever since it came out. It's not immune from crashing. OS X 10.4.9 seems to have changed something with regard to CIFS mounts (Windows shares) so that PathFinder freezes when accessing the same share from two places in the UI at the same time.

You can replace Finder entirely with it, which is the approach I used (very useful to have disk space information available on the desktop), but this isn't an officially blessed or 100% compatible option (lots of OS X hardwiring of Finder, which can be dealt with by even more invasive buggering around).

I do recommend it. I've not used Apple's Finder since I picked up PathFinder about 2 days after the MBP arrived in November last year.

dglidden
04-19-2007, 12:45 PM
I've gone back and forth on PathFinder. There is inevitably one thing or other that it doesn't do the way I like/am used to and give it up again. For me its quirks always end up outweighing the benefits.

As for "playing well with Lightwave" I don't see why not. It's an alternative to Finder, and I don't think has much of anything to do with how Lightwave will or won't run on your machine.

Since we're talking up apps others may not know about, another critical Mac app for me is Quicksilver:

http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/

toby
04-19-2007, 10:09 PM
I've gone back and forth on PathFinder. There is inevitably one thing or other that it doesn't do the way I like/am used to and give it up again. For me its quirks always end up outweighing the benefits.Sounds like the way FPrime is for me!


As for "playing well with Lightwave" I don't see why not. It's an alternative to Finder, and I don't think has much of anything to do with how Lightwave will or won't run on your machine.

Yes, apps are nicely contained in OSX, just wanted to check.

Thanks for the replies fellas!

TomT
04-20-2007, 07:52 AM
I use Pathfinder on my laptop and quad every day. As others mentioned, it has its quirks (especially around remote mounts/shares) but overall its always be been more useful than not. Hasn't interfered with the usual collection of stuff, Adobe, Maxon, Newtek, Mozilla, Parallels, FCP Studio, Logic, MS Office, those-other-guys-who-shall-not-be-mentioned-under-pain-of-death-in-this-forum, etc.

I leave Finder running, but have the "show Pathfinder desktop" on as my usual state. (I don't like the idea of killing finder.)

Nigel Baker
04-27-2007, 03:49 AM
Hi All,

I use Pathfinder –"and so does my wife" (you can ignore this bit :))
It is an excellent system. It took me about an hour or two to stop looking for my
harddisk icon but productivity has gone up and I just love it. If you ever do need an old familiar window you can press "command+SHIFT+U or A"
to open up the Utility or Application window to navigate inside the finder area.

As for Pathfinder and LightWave — do you mean can you open up .lwo & .lws files from
within Pathfinder —*YES.

There is also another briliant utility I could recommend its here
http://www.donelleschi.com/stickywindows/

have a look just brilliant - even if you use Pathfinder.


Regards.

.

dwburman
04-27-2007, 08:40 AM
I'll second the quicksilver thing. It's pretty cool, I use it on my ibook a lot. It's nice not having to use the track pad for everything.


I've gone back and forth on PathFinder. There is inevitably one thing or other that it doesn't do the way I like/am used to and give it up again. For me its quirks always end up outweighing the benefits.

As for "playing well with Lightwave" I don't see why not. It's an alternative to Finder, and I don't think has much of anything to do with how Lightwave will or won't run on your machine.

Since we're talking up apps others may not know about, another critical Mac app for me is Quicksilver:

http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/

Nigel Baker
04-28-2007, 10:45 AM
Just came across this today.
The interface design is beautiful.
I think I am going to be using this software a lot :)

http://www.everybody-dies.com/

There is also a demo available for Macs here…
http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/defcon/

Regards…