#184137 - 08/15/0405:47 PMWhy aren't you using Quicksilver??
The best gets better.<br><br><br><br>It's a launcher. Type a command to activate it (command-space for me), and begin typing what you want to launch. Type the word or type the initials (OW in the above example). It also launches bookmarks, email addresses, iTunes items, etc... Choose an interface such as a standard window, bezel, Tiger's Spotlight, or menubar (above).<br><br>Well, go get it already! Jeesh, it's free.<br><br>
i tried it once, but i rarely use anything that wasn't already in my dock. i liked that i can open documents with QS, but i just couldn't get into it. i'll give it another whirl.<br><br>anyone use path finder? i loved fiddling with it, but it just makes me nervous to use a replacement for finder when it comes time to upgrade (10.3.x or 10.4). anyone have a success story with path finder and replacing the finder?<br><br>--<br>
PathFinder doesn't "replace" the finder, it simply quits the finder (if you have that option selected in the prefs, which you don't have to) and uses itself in place of the finder. It works very well, and doesn't affect OS updates in any way. I actually used it for a while, but like Quicksilver and many other "launchers" - I find it easier, faster and more stable to use the finder and the dock.<br><br>
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I can't live without it. In addition to launching apps, I use it for a bunch of different things too. Right before I read this post, I was using it to compare two files:<br><br><br>I also use the calculator, the dictionary, and the LARGE TEXT features of it.<br><br>-Matt<br><br>
#184146 - 08/15/0407:13 PMRe: Why aren't you using Quicksilver??
I never use a Finder replacement.<br><br>As for QS, I only use it to launch those apps I don't keep in my Dock. Cmd-space, FF, Return... and Firefox is running. I can access individual pref panes the same way. It's like the invisible DragThing. I've never had stability problems.<br><br>
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