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File selection dialog faults (4 posts)

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  • Started 10 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • guest Registered Member

    After using Fetch for years without problem on OS 9, I am now using Fetch 4.0.3 with Mac OS X 10.3.3 and notice that the file selection dialog has a number of irritating characteristics, compared with the way things happen on OS 9.

    The first is that this dialog no longer remembers the sort order I used last (I prefer Date Modified order, so that the latest files are always at the end of the list) but invariably reverts to Name order for each subsequent Put Files operation.

    Also, the Date Modified information is incorrect. This information shows the modification dates which were applicable at which Fetch was launched and is not updated to reflect changes as files are saved by other applications, such as BBEdit. This makes finding the revised files for upload a lot more work than it used it be.

    Is this a bug in Fetch, or am I missing a setting somewhere?

    -Steve

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Those are both limitations of Apple's file selection dialog. I've reported the problem with modification dates not being updated, so hopefully it will be fixed in a future OS X release, but it's anyone's guess as to when.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Thanks for the reply Jim, but...

    I notice that other applications (Safari, for instance) do not suffer from the same limitations. They also display the modification time, and not just the date.

    Just an observation! :)

    -Steve

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Apple actually has two separate implementations of that dialog, one as part of its Cocoa frameworks and one in its Carbon frameworks. It's the Carbon one (used by Fetch, iTunes, Word, etc.) that has this problem.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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