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10.10: Well that's kind of annoying - file info location changed
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 07, 2014 09:53AM
For many versions of OS X, if you got info on a file, there was a line that said Where and it listed out the location like: Macintosh HD/Library/ColorSync/Profiles

It's changed. Now it's:
Macintosh HD ? Library ? ColorSync ? Profiles

I can see how the new way might be a little more visually friendly for novice users, but for me it's annoying. I generally need that info so I can copy & paste the location into a command line, email... and while I can still copy & paste, putting that location in doesn't work.

If anyone finds a way to change it back, let me know.

Edit: The > like symbols are showing up as ? here. Yet another reason the new delimiter is irritating.




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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2014 09:54AM by M A V I C.
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Re: 10.10: Well that's kind of annoying - file info location changed
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 07, 2014 10:47AM
I'm running 10.10 and getting the full "Get Info" window. Do you have a screen grab of what you're seeing?
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Re: 10.10: Well that's kind of annoying - file info location changed
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 07, 2014 11:28AM
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DeusxMac
I'm running 10.10 and getting the full "Get Info" window. Do you have a screen grab of what you're seeing?

I don't have 10.10 installed, but here is what I understood from his post.

what he probably means is this: in the Get Info window, Where: is no longer separated by slash (/), instead they use Arrows (>)

So when he copies that path, instead of "Macintosh HD/Library/ColorSync/Profiles" which is what he needs to paste in Terminal, he gets "Macintosh HD > Library > ColorSync > Profiles" which totally messes up the use of Terminal.
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Re: 10.10: Well that's kind of annoying - file info location changed
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: November 07, 2014 01:17PM
Yes, it's annoying, but my guess is that Apple did it to be consistent with the Finder's Finder window Path Bar presentation. In any case, you can roll your own contextual menu item in less than a minute, M A V I C. It even works on multiple items simultaneously:

Step 1: Launch Automator and create a new Service
Step 2: Do this:


Step 3: Save it (I suggest calling it Copy File Path)

You'll now have a new contextual menu item with the name used in Step 3.



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Re: 10.10: Well that's kind of annoying - file info location changed
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 07, 2014 01:25PM
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Article Accelerator
Yes, it's annoying, but my guess is that Apple did it to be consistent with the Finder's Finder window Path Bar presentation. In any case, you can roll your own contextual menu item in less than a minute, M A V I C. It even works on multiple items simultaneously:

Step 1: Launch Automator and create a new Service
Step 2: Do this:
...
Step 3: Save it (I suggest calling it Copy File Path)

You'll now have a new contextual menu item with the name used in Step 3.

Very Nice!
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Re: 10.10: Well that's kind of annoying - file info location changed
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 07, 2014 01:51PM
Interestingly, for mounted servers the older format is still there.

Thankfully, because that's what I need for copy-pasting file locations.
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Re: 10.10: Well that's kind of annoying - file info location changed
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 07, 2014 01:57PM
you could also just drag and drop the file/folder in terminal and it will paste path automatically. I hope it still work in 10.10.



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Re: 10.10: Well that's kind of annoying - file info location changed
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 07, 2014 01:57PM
duplicate post. MySQL acting up again?



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Re: 10.10: Well that's kind of annoying - file info location changed
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: November 07, 2014 02:15PM
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space-time
duplicate post. MySQL acting up again?

MySQL is supposed to stand for "My's Structured Query Language".
Not "My's Squirrel"...


This could explain a lot...

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Re: 10.10: Well that's kind of annoying - file info location changed
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 07, 2014 03:14PM
AA, NICE! I explored Automater when it first came out, and was really underwhelmed. I'll have to dig into it some more, I imagine it's a lot better now.

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space-time
you could also just drag and drop the file/folder in terminal and it will paste path automatically. I hope it still work in 10.10.

Doesn't work if I want to email the file location, or various other uses.




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