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Cannot Open Multiple Folders when loading lights
The new file manager does not allow me to open multiple folders to load files all at once. Macbook 15, latest software, previous version was ok.
BTW still can't close app correctly without from red radio button, must use quit from dock, minor but the folder thing is problematic for large multi-day file sets, maybe I am doing something wrong?
Hi Frank @tardigrade,
"The new file manager does not allow me to open multiple folders to load files all at once. Macbook 15, latest software, previous version was ok."
Do you mean that the old file manager was able to do that? We never implemented that so I am curious now. How did that work?
The new file manager must be much better I think since it allows CMD+A to select all the frames in a folder quickly, doesn't it?
If you can not close APP directly with the red radio button, you need to dive in macOS configurations/settings I would think, some setting will be the cause of that I assume.
On our macs with the latest macOS versions it all works correctly, i have never been able to not close APP with the red radio button. I will check if I can find the OS setting that is responsible here 😉 if i find it, I will let you know.
Another cause could be that you did not install APP correctly into the macOS application folder, are you sure that it is installed correctly?
CMD+A does work but CMD Right Arrow does not open all or CMD Left Arrow to close all like it used to.
See previous reply regarding shutdown. issue.
Hi Frank @tardigrade,
Okay, thank you very much for clarifying, I was not even aware about CMD -> / -< as a shortcut to be honest. My bad. I have opened an issue on my todo list to test this with the previous file chooser and to see if I can add that to the new file chooser together with the working CMD-A ;-). Thanks
@mabula-admin There was a relatively short interval in the recent beta's where APP seemed to default to the native MacOS open file picking dialog. And for this short period of time I must admit I was quite happy 🙂 It does indeed allow for using the disclosure triangle in front of a folder to 'roll down' its contents. If you do this with more than one folder in the parent folder you're browsing, you can indeed select (all) files from multiple folders at once. Which is great for large projects spanning multiple nights that may selectively be recombined into larger sessions. But I don't just like the default dialog for this one specific reason, I mainly like it because it's familiar and works the same as in all my other applications.
I do however understand other users may prefer the custom file picking dialog. Would you consider making this a user setting?
Yes, the native file/directory chooser that we were using, was introduced in a much earlier 2.0 beta version for several reasons. The biggest reason was that the other filechooser produced problems especially on Windows, the 2nd reason was that many users requested us to start using a more native file/directory chooser dialog for obvious reasons.
These new native choosers work great on Windows and Linux, where they seem to have no shortcomings whatsoever I think. On macOS there is a major flaw though. The chooser is native but somehow macOS does not offer CMD-A as part of it and we can not get it to work with this shortcut, a lot of macOS users really use CMD-A a lot including myself so I tried a lot of things and many users reported this as a big problem with the native chooser which I agree with.
The chooser that we use now on macOS is in fact the older chooser and is part of our development platform, we gave it a better skin and at least CMD-A works and the chooser works very fast and resposive, at least on our systems.
Your CMD -> -< option is an option I have never used and was not even aware of. Implementing it in this new file chooser will be awkward as well I think.
So what to do then? I can offer an option in the CFG menu that lets you choose between these 2 choosers, you can then choose between the native and the non-native chooser, but I am a bit hesitant to do so. We need to be careful not to introduce too many configurations which is not helpful I think. Ideally, APP would have the native chooser with both these options working of course.
Please know that this is on our issue list to solve so we will keep working on finding a solution which will make all macOS users happy. Maybe until then, I will provide a CFG option on macOS only so you can at least choose which chooser to use, would that be okay for you?
I have always been happy with APP, knowing full well applications like this a always in a state of development who's solutions can be a moving target.
I would respect what ever choice you make that drives the quality of the product forward and does not detract from more pressing issues, I can and will make due as I have with so many applications in the past 25 years.
I was always of the impression if the software your using does 80% of what you personally want your good, adapt.
Thx for asking
@mabula-admin thanks for your swift reply, Mabula.
I agree gracefully with Frank. If providing a temporary user facing toggle distracts significantly from your roadmap or other goals, and you expect the issue with supporting cmd-A in the native interface will be solved along the line, I wouldn't bother.