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  • Started 12 years ago by mstielau
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from mbears1
  • mstielau Member

    Just upgraded to Fetch 4, and I love the enhancements. Here's what I'd like to see changed to make Fetch 4 even better (IMHO).

    1. Make the window resizeable to the degree that Fetch 3 was. Can't get it to go smaller than 648 pixels on my mac. It doesn't need to be that big.

    2. Since BBEdit's FTP client leaves a lot to be desired, I would be most grateful if there were an option so that double clicking a text file on the server would make it open in BBEdit rather than download to the destination folder.

    3. Make the contextual menus configurable, as they are in Stuffit deluxe. There are several things I would remove to reduce visual clutter, and I would like to see "View File List" added to it.

    4. When viewing the contents of a folder as using a small font size, the icons for BBEdit are short and fat (distorted), as are all other custom icons. Would be aesthetically better to keep the custom icons proportional when they are displayed at a small size.

    5. I liked the white background that Fetch 3 had. I realize that Fetch 4 follows the interface with its grey backgrounds for "list" mode, and there's probably nothing that can be done about this (but I had to say it).

    6. Since I had so much trouble with Fetch 4 crashing and freezing my machine, until it was determined that my old Fetch 3 cache and preferences file were the cause, it would help to note this possibility in the ReadMe and/or FAQs for Fetch 4. I can't be the only one that experienced this problem.

    That's all for now. Thanks for listening.

    - Michael

    Note: Changed item #2 11/01/01

    [This message has been edited by mstielau (edited 10-29-2001).]

    [This message has been edited by mstielau (edited 11-01-2001).]

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the helpful feedback. Item 2 is already implemented -- see the Show signon dialog at startup box in the Misc. section of Preferences.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • mrweather Member

    Hi, I have some suggestions for Fetch as well. Is this the right place to add 'em?

    1) A way to hide the "Get Files" and "Put Files" buttons, I never use them.

    2) Reducing the width of the window - the current minimum width in 4.0.1 is 640 pixels, much too wide for my needs.

    3) As others have requested, sftp and long file name support.

    Thanks!

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • mrweather Member

    Hi, okay more for the pile.

    4) Word wrap for "View Text File". Too many files appear as a single, ultra-wide line. If you could wrap to the window, that would be great.

    I'd pay $15 or so for an upgrade just for the sftp feature, BTW.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • jtrascap Member

    I want to "third" the posts of others:
    - narrower windows (as in 9) or iconized (on the desktop or dock, but the dock's getting crowded) with a progress gauge.
    - Wrapped text, or truncated with an immediate mouse-over expanded view

    And a one of my own:
    - improved performance. It sucks down WAY too many cycles to be useful multitasking.

    But that's another post...

    And no...while I like it and have already paid for it (based mostly upon my use of the 3.x version) I won't spend more for a more-usable version.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • css Member

    Hi, I love the new Fetch for OS X.

    There is one feature I have always wished to see implemented in Fetch. When changing permissions on multiple files it can sometimes become frustrating to have to constantly check the necessary checkboxes.

    It would be great to have the option to just type in the numbers (i.e. "755") instead of having to check seven different little check boxes.

    Thanks for listening and thanks for a great product!

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes, I'd like to add an editable "UNIX permissions" field to that dialog for the next release.

    One note: you can select multiple files and change the permissions on all of them at once (as long as you want them to all have the same permissions).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • lipbone Member

    I'd love to see a few things implemented.

    1) I'd like to drag a file onto the Dock icon and have it automatically uploaded to my preferred ftp site and then have Fetch close automatically (if Fetch was closed when I dropped the file onto the Dock icon).

    2) I'd like to control click on the Dock icon and have some options available (maybe a preferred list of sites that will connect automatically when selected? maybe a syncronize folders now option?

    3) I'd like a progress bar on the Dock icon that offers a quick view of how much progress is being made in the forefront ftp window.

    4) Services! if possible

    These are all, obviously, Mac OS X centric!

    Thanks

    [This message has been edited by lipbone (edited 02-13-2002).]

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks -- those are all great suggestions.

    One that you can sort-of do now is to put the DropUploadX droplet from the Fetch Example Scripts folder in the Dock -- that will let you drag and drop files and have them uploaded to a specified FTP site.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • mbears1 Member

    In don't know if I am doing this right. I want to ask a question but now I also have a suggestion. I don't know if I am replying correctly or not. I wanted to add to the main topic but I am not sure that is what I am doing. Maybe you could put an explaination of the icon some where on the page.

    Now for my question. In a past version of Fetch command-P used to open a window to put files in the directory. In version 4 it opens the print wondow. I have more use for putting files than I do for printing. Is there anyway to make command-P put files again?

    Posted 12 years ago #

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