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Show in Finder should be more aware #392

gingerbeardman opened this Issue Apr 4, 2019 · 2 comments


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gingerbeardman commented Apr 4, 2019


Show extracted files in Finder should only do so if Finder isn't already showing them somewhere


  1. Open a Finder window showing an expanded folder structure (where you are in one folder and you click the arrow on a sub folder to see its contents)

  1. Have a zip in the expanded folder and extract it.

  2. Upon completion a new Finder window will open showing the folder that contains the zip. (The folder that was expanded earlier)


Keka could check paths of open Finder windows synchronously with extraction, so that (in most cases) there is no delay after extraction.


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aonez commented Apr 4, 2019

@gingerbeardman I'm sure this won't be possible, at least with sandbox, not using some AppleScript or similar. Maybe it will be better to ask Apple to enhance the behaviour of this methods 1 2, that are responsible of this action:

 - (BOOL)selectFile:(NSString *)fullPath inFileViewerRootedAtPath:(NSString *)rootFullPath;
- (void)activateFileViewerSelectingURLs:(NSArray<NSURL *> *)fileURLs;

Anyway I suppose that the performance impact of searching trough an indeterminate number of expanded folders instead of just looking for the root folder (current behaviour) of every Finder window sadly makes this one a no-go.

@aonez aonez self-assigned this Apr 4, 2019

@aonez aonez added the wont fix label Apr 4, 2019

@aonez aonez added this to the Random bag milestone Apr 4, 2019


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gingerbeardman commented Apr 4, 2019

Yes my thoughts were as much, but I thought I'd suggest it in case anything changes in future

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