Finder Refresher
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One major shortcoming of OS X's Finder is how poorly the contents of Finder windows are updated. Often an inactive window will show information that does not properly reflect the true contents of the directory until the user clicks on the window. At best this is an annoyance, and at worst this can lead to data loss by, e.g., selecting the wrong files for some action such as (oops) deletion. I have written a simple AppleScript, called "Finder Refresher" that will correct this problem. It seems to work well, refreshing all windows, even when the Finder is not the front application, and taking very
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PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later







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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Mar 2005
I have added a line

update items of desktop

in the code trying to update also (!) the Desktop folder... Why it doesn't work?
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Sep 2004
The author says he is accepting suggestions for how to make this better. I e-mailed him an idea that I think it a good one, and he never answered.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 20 Sep 2004
I have been swamped with real-life work, and have not had the time to work on Finder Refresher this month. I have been keeping track of the responses from users, and consider updating the software when I can.
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Anonymous commented on 20 Sep 2004
Looks like it's time to use an alternative app that does the same thing and possibly better...

FinderSync:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15945
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Anonymous commented on 23 Sep 2004
I'm the original Anonymous, and just to be clear I didn't write that 3rd message. I was not criticizing so much as questioning what exactly is going on.
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Anonymous commented on 20 Oct 2004
FinderSync is definitely a very nice program, and may be suitable for many, if not most, users. However it does not seem (based on my three days of using it) to update the details of the files themselves, just the contents of the directory.

Those individual details, however, were the reason I put this script together, as discussed in the "Read Me" file.
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Anonymous commented on 03 Dec 2004
I think you should comment on the software not on being insulted by a lack of reply.
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Aug 2004
Thank you!!! At last someone has done something about this ridiculous bug in Mac OS X 10.3! C'mon Apple! Get your act together and fix it!
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Aug 2004
It is an incredible tool. We love you!
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Downloads:4,164
Version Downloads:2,327
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Free
Date:13 Aug 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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One major shortcoming of OS X's Finder is how poorly the contents of Finder windows are updated. Often an inactive window will show information that does not properly reflect the true contents of the directory until the user clicks on the window. At best this is an annoyance, and at worst this can lead to data loss by, e.g., selecting the wrong files for some action such as (oops) deletion. I have written a simple AppleScript, called "Finder Refresher" that will correct this problem. It seems to work well, refreshing all windows, even when the Finder is not the front application, and taking very limited processor cycles.


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