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I can no longer use the "Find" command in the Edit menu. (18 posts)

  • Started 8 months ago by George Litterst
  • Latest reply 4 months ago from Ross
  • George Litterst Member

    I used to be able to search a directory in Fetch using Command-F, which is the Find command in the Edit menu. This command is still there but is always grayed out. The keyboard shortcut no longer works. This feature apparently disappeared with the update to version 5.8.

    Posted 8 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    That's correct, that feature is not available in Fetch 5.8. I hope to restore it in a future update.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 months ago #

  • George Litterst Member

    Thank you! I really appreciate that feature!

    Posted 8 months ago #

  • Bummed out User Member

    This is crazy. No find feature? Font size so small I can't read anything? What is going on with my favorite FTP app? FIx ASAP please!!

    Posted 8 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Bummed out User,

    I had to rewrite all of Fetch's user interface code in order for it to run on macOS 10.15. When 10.15 came out last fall there were some features I hadn't managed to rewrite, most notably AppleScript/Automator support, the Find command, and Set Font and Size. I had to choose between releasing what I had, or waiting until I finished those features, leaving 10.15 users with no way to run Fetch in the meantime. I chose to release what I had as Fetch 5.8, and I'm now working on those missing features, starting with Find.

    Thanks for your patience,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 months ago #

  • George Litterst Member

    I am the person who started this thread, and I want you to know that I completely understand the situation. I appreciate both your industry and your candor.

    As a software developer, I have faced exactly the same issue, needing to completely rewrite several applications in order to meet Apple's new requirements with macOS Catalina.

    Thank you, so much, for what you have been providing us!

    George

    Posted 8 months ago #

  • Walt Member

    Hello, I’d like to be alerted about this Post also once you are successful with adding the Find Command back into the App. I've been a Fetch user for many years and I was very happy when you released this new version for 64-bit machines. My issue is the same as the others here. My Directories have a lot of Files and Picts which can be very time consuming when locating files, especially when you need to find multiple files that share a same word. I would really appreciate it if you could post a target date to give me an approximate completion date.
    Thanks, Walt

    Posted 6 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    I don't have a target date to share, but restoring the Find command is my top priority for the next Fetch release.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 months ago #

  • George Litterst Member

    Thank you, Jim! My own company is going through this same type of issue with one of our products, scrambling to get every feature rewritten for 64-bit Mac. I feel your pain and appreciate your effort.

    Posted 6 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    If you've been missing the Find command please try this beta test release of Fetch 5.8.1, and let me know how it goes:

    https://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/download/Fetch_5.8.1b1.zip

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 months ago #

  • George Litterst Member

    Thanks for this update. It is working for me. However, it has the oddity that I can only type 2 letters into the search area at which point a search begins and any further typing stops for a number of seconds. Then, I can continue typing.

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi George,

    Thanks for that feedback. I will investigate.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Ross Member

    Jim, thanks for working diligently on this. It's been frustrating to not be able to find files, so I always keep a terminal window open via SSH and just do find -type f -name "*blah*" but I [find] myself doing that way too often!

    If you have another test release with the search feature, I'd be happy to download it as well, once the two letter typing bugs are resolved.

    Thanks again for making something that I've used every single day for the past 10 years, and something I've had since 2001.

    -Ross

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Richmond Member

    I'm also eagerly awaiting the find function to be fixed. I tried the beta as well and I was able to type more than 2 letters in the search box but it moved extremely slow.

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    I've just released a new beta release, Fetch 5.8.1b2, which should fix the Find feature. You can get it at:

    https://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/download/Fetch_5.8.1b2.zip

    Thanks!

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Richmond Member

    Seems to be working perfectly! Thanks for posting this! 10 year user here - I've appreciated Fetch being so reliable and easy to use.

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • George Litterst Member

    Thank you so much, Jim! In my brief tests this morning, the search feature is working beautifully. Much appreciated!!!

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Ross Member

    Working great, thank you so much for listening! This is going to make things so much easier for me and my entire team.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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