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Cmd + J (Edit New File...) No Longer Working in v 5.8.1 (6 posts)

  • Started 3 years ago by Ross
  • Latest reply 3 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Ross Member

    With the recent release, there is a bug for the following function:

    Remote > Edit New Text File...
    (when editing a file that you don't select)

    This works if you open a new connection and go directly to the Initial Folder. But as soon as you navigate to a new folder and go to that feature (or hit Cmd + J) it just gives you the "Edit With" option and opens a new cloned Fetch window of that same directory. If you click "Edit" then it opens one of the files in the list for editing, which seems to be random. However, at that point, you can go back to that new cloned window to use the function, but only after that new cloned window is open. So you have to go through these steps if you want to create a new file.

    By the way, thank you so much for adding the Find function back in, but this one is something I actually use more than the Find feature.

    I'm all too familiar with the introduction of one feature creating a bug in another feature.

    Using: Mac OS Catalina 10.15.4 (19E266)
    Fetch Version 5.8.1 (5K1217, Web Store)

    Please let me know if you need any more information.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for reporting this bug. I will try to figure out what the problem is, and if there is a temporary workaround.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Ross Member

    Thanks Jim! Appreciate the attention on this.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Alex Member

    Please see my post. I can add details to the issue as we found making new folders first enables the feature again.
    But that is very tiresome. we didnt know that if you left the cloned window open and clicked back the feature would work again too.

    We can try that as well, because making all these new folders just to make a file (everytime you enter a new directory) is getting super old. lol.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Ross Member

    I still have trouble with this very often!

    When you click Cmd + J without any files selected, here's what happens:

    1. If there are NO files in the folder, it times out and you get the following error:
    "Fetch could not edit '' because the SFTP server says that the requested item is not a file."
    - the hacked solution is to go into ANOTHER directory and copy and paste a file, then clear out all contents and then edit that file, and then rename that file.

    2. If there ARE files in the folder, it opens the first file in that folder in whatever manner it's sorted (alpha, date, etc)
    - the hacked solution is to click on one file and copy and paste it, and then edit that file, and then rename that file.

    Anyway, I just wanted to bring this to the top of the conversation in case it's something that's an easy fix to bring this back to how it was working prior to version 5.8.


    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    I think I've found the source of this problem. If you contact me at I can send a link to a test version of Fetch with a fix.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #


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