RefreshWindows
RefreshWindows
1.0.1

4.5

RefreshWindows free download for Mac

RefreshWindows1.0.1

22 February 2006

Refresh the contents of all open Finder windows.

Overview

RefreshWindows is a simple, faceless application to refresh the contents of all open Finder windows. Also refreshes more than one level down, when using expanded folders in list view. I got sick of creating new folders, opening and closing windows, and changing views to update window contents, especially for network volumes. 10.4 has improvements over previous OSes, but still lacking. If this was a windows application it would be called ``F5key''.

What's new in RefreshWindows

Version 1.0.1: Improved compatibility with OS X 10.3.x when updating directory contents.

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4 Reviews of RefreshWindows

truthhurts
21 February 2006
Version: 1.0

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Just curious, but why is this needed on 10.4.x, which has kernel-level file updates? The Finder updates instantly there.
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Saurya-s
23 February 2006
Version: 1.0.1
How do you use this program? Putting on the toolbar in windows, clicking it runs the program and quit. So for every refresh it does the run and quit cycle. i wish it could run in background and some hot key could be assigned to it - perhaps using Quicksilver. or perhaps some hotkey could be assigned to run and quit without anything appearing on the dock or so. S
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Makai
22 February 2006
Version: 1.0
Am I missing something? I figure, I need to double-click the app icon to start it up and have it keep running in the background, to update the content display of any Finder windows that become active afterwards. Right? So upon double-click I get the message "Preparing to move to Trash -- The item "Refresh" cannot be replaced because it is invisble" and it comes 2 or 3 times until it gives up. Was this some sort of installation procedure? Or am I just sitting in the wrong movie? I am runnning Panther 1039.
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Aqtinc
22 February 2006
Version: 1.0
This is a great idea!! Even local volumes don't update as one would expect. It drives me crazy to know that a folder's contents have changed, but the finder isn't showing the changes. Having to keep this parked on the dock though isn't a good idea. Can you find a way to add it to the finder toolbar, or even add it to the right-click menu list? That would be a kick-ass solution!
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truthhurts
21 February 2006
Version: 1.0
Just curious, but why is this needed on 10.4.x, which has kernel-level file updates? The Finder updates instantly there.
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