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multiXFinder is an Application Switcher Menu for Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard developed by me (Jack Overfull) to port my beloved ASM to modern systems. multiXFinder is mostly based on the ASM 2.0.2 code and is covered by the GPL license, version 2 or any later version, sources are available on it's project page. menuXFinder uses MenuCracker, which is covered by the Artistic License. ASM was originally written by Frank Vercruesse. In multiXFinder 0.3.0 all known true problems of the original code has been solved.

Main features:

  • Application Switcher Menu;
  • Enable or disable the Spotlight menu on per more...

What's New

Version 0.4.1:
  • Initial Lion support, needs testing.
  • It is now possible to fix a menu corrupted by a system update applied while the Spolight menu is disabled disabling it a second time from the Preference Pane.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Frank_Martin Member IconComment+16
Frank_Martin
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The links here do not work. You can download MultiXfinder 0.4.1 from:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/x-asm/

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Version 0.4.1
Mrhooks Member IconComment+18
Mrhooks
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It took several launches to get this to work in 10.7.3. First (automatic) launch after install, the Spotlight and Menu checkboxes stayed checked no matter what, and there was no menu. Quit and relaunch, and the Spotlight checkbox could be unchecked, but not the Menu checkbox, and still there was no menu. Third time, everything worked normally.

Aside from that little bit of weirdness, multiXFinder is great!

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Version 0.4.1
John-Sawyer-CJS
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I had a similar experience in OS X 10.7.5, on a Mid-2007 Macbook (2,1). After installation, even though the multiXFinder prefpane's checkbox to tell it to show an application menu was selected by default, there was no application menu in the menu bar. I kept clicking on it, thinking that this setting just had to be toggled to "jog" it into action, but the checkmark in the checkbox wouldn't disappear. Then I tried to de-select the checkbox for Spotlight, and I had a similar experience, but after a few clicks in the Spotlight on/off checkbox, the checkmark began behaving normally, appearing and disappearing each time I clicked on it, accompanied by the Spotlight icon in the menu bar appearing and disappearing. Then I went back to the application switcher menu on/off checkbox, and it then began to behave normally too, and I finally got an application switcher menu icon in the menu bar. I also noticed that each time I turned off and then turned on each of these two menu bar icons, it took several seconds for the change to take place in the menu bar, much slower than I'd seen it happen for previous installations of multiXFinder on earlier versions of OS X. The bottom line though, is that it's nice to see it working under Lion.

lamontDakota Member IconReview+194
lamontDakota
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ASM installs a separator, even in OS X 10.7.3, whereas mXF does not. I want the separator. Therefore, I continue to use both. So, only 4.0 for the overall rating.

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Version 0.4.1
Micke Member IconComment+1
Micke
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For us oldskoolers multiXFinder is really a livesaver. It should really be integrated in the next version of OS X.

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Version 0.4
Demolition Member IconReview+38
Demolition
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I've been using the 10.6-compatible release of multiXFinder (v0.4) for about two weeks and it has been working great. It replicates ASM's look/feel so closely that one would be hard-pressed to tell them apart. As a result, I've dumped ASM in the trashbin and saved myself a few bucks (for ASM's upgrade fee) in the process.

My only gripe relates to the lack of a separator between the app icon/name and the menubar items. This was also mentioned in an earlier comment by John Sawyer. I find that the app name blends in with the clock digits, sometimes making it hard to distinguish between them at a quick glance.

So, offering the option of a separator would be a nice addition. However, this is a minor issue which doesn't really affect multiXFinder's functionality. I'll probably get used to it, eventually.

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Version 0.4
Kosovar1 Member IconComment+367
Kosovar1
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YEAHHH!!! It was a very long week between the time I installed Snow Leopard and today, when the SL-compatible version of MultiFinderX was released. So happy to have the functionality of this simple utility back again. It works fine for me.

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Version 0.4
Kosovar1 Member IconComment+367
Kosovar1
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MultixFinder doesn't appear to work on the latest version of Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432), which is reportedly the GM for the commercial release of Snow Leopard. Neither does ASM. It would be nice if the developers of these two preference pane utilities would have mentioned that somewhere, like on their websites. It's a pity that these two utilities are now BROKEN. What amazes me, though, is that Apple removed the menu bar application switcher after OS9.

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Version 0.3.3
Chain Reaction Software (developer)
+0

multiXFinder 0.4, to be released in september, will be fully compatible with Snow Leopard. The new system has not yet been released, anyway.

jazzyguy Member IconComment+3659
jazzyguy
+2

Will this work in 10.5.7? OR is there a new version in the works?

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Version 0.3.3
Jack Overfull (developer)
+0

It works. I use it constantly and I got no negative feedback so far. Having problems?

John-Sawyer-CJS
+0

I've been using multiXFinder in OS 10.5.7 ever since 10.5.7 was released. I haven't had any problems with it.

John-Sawyer-CJS Member IconReview+86
John-Sawyer-CJS
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This looks good--almost identical to ASM. Too early after installation for me to report any bugs, etc., though I notice the app icon at the right end of the menu bar, doesn't have a vertical separator between it and the menu bar icons to its left, like ASM has. I haven't decided yet whether I prefer the separator; maybe making it an option would be a good idea.

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Version 0.3.2
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+1

Hi john, welcome aboard!

Yes, multiXFinder is similar to ASM: it is a continuation of the open source version of that software, originally abandoned in 2001.

It no longer haves the separator (needs rewrite), I don't plan to rewrite it soon.

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