Finder Must Die
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Quit the Finder to squeeze system performance.   Free
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  • Developer
    James Hollingsworth
Finder Must Die, a quick creation for people who think their computer just isn't fast enough. Allows you to quit the Finder so that you can squeeze all of the performance out of your machine that is possible.
What's New
  • Removed some extraneous code
  • General optimizations
  • Built With XCode 2.0
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Sep 2005
link is dead
[Version 1.2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 May 2005
steps to duplicate Finder Must Die:

1. open script editor

2. type the following line into the window:
tell application "Finder" to quit

3. save as an application, uncheck the stay open and startup screen checkboxes.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 May 2005
How about that. I prefer Cocktail myself, a whole general purpose system util. with finder quit enabling. ;0
[Version 1.2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 May 2005
I must agree with the other reviewers. If you want to quit the Finder and you're lazy, get Tinker Tool, enable Finder quiting and you can then quit the finder form the dock.

This app is silly AppleScript Studio trash.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 May 2005
45KB for this line?

defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -boolean true;killall Finder

Just type the above in Terminal, and there you are....

And to remove the Quit....

defaults delete com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem;killall Finder

I know not everyone wants to use the Terminal, but this app is rather ridiculous. Get Tinker Tool if you don't want to type..... but 45KB for this... LOL
[Version 1.2.2]

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Anonymous commented on 10 May 2005
that doesnt work in tiger
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Anonymous commented on 13 May 2005
i've meant to reply to my reply for a while now, this *does* work in tiger. i am dumb and was looking for the quit option by right clicking the finder icon in the dock... the quit item is in the menu when you select finder.

what a dope, sorry.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Nov 2004
These features are already in your system, you just have to enable them.

Get Tinker Tool, enable Finder's Quit menu item, enabled Dock's Finder Quit menuitem, done.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Nov 2004
I love this little app! Works perfect, has never failded me from the day it was released and I discovered it!

Thank you so much or making this available for free, James!!!!!
[Version 1.2.1]


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+216
JimW commented on 16 Jun 2004
Many of the free and shareware maintenance utilities include this item as part of their feature set, such as Cocktail and Onyx.
[Version 1.2]


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Denis Defreyne commented on 16 Jun 2004
I've got a Quit Finder item in my Finder menu. I think I prefer that one. Does exactly what I want, and has no annoying bugs.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 May 2004
Don't really see the point. I've never seen an idle Finder take up more than 0.1% CPU, and the 'Nudge' CMM takes care of the view update thing.
At least it's free, but it's still a placebo. I'm sure someone will come along and add this to their $29 'renice' frontend.
[Version 1.1b]


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Downloads:4,151
Version Downloads:1,142
Type:Utilities : Optimizers
License:Free
Date:09 May 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Finder Must Die, a quick creation for people who think their computer just isn't fast enough. Allows you to quit the Finder so that you can squeeze all of the performance out of your machine that is possible.


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