However, since this seems to have turned into a thread about improving TotalFinder, here’s my wish list.
Now software used to have a utility that gave you the option to minimize windows to just the title bar. Now’s software never crossed the Carbon/Cocoa divide, and I miss that feature. You could have 20 windows opened, minimized, stacked, sorted, and available at a click. Nothing on the market right now does that.
And hey, if you make that for all apps, not just TotalFinder, that’s a new software for you. In fact the entire suite of what Now Utilities used to offer would be a good place for you to mine for inspiration for new apps. They had utilities for menus, fonts, the finder, and other stuff I no longer recall. I used their iTunes controller until I couldn’t get the “free” activation code for it once they closed and their email responder bit the dust.
Back to TF. There’s a weird thing that happens sometimes. When I go to grab a file in an open window and drag it to a new location, sometimes I seem to grab the entire window instead of the file, and I end up moving the window around. Sometime I move the file, and THEN the window moves too. Very confusing.
@joonas want’s to bring back the previous style of label (tag) colouring, but I always hated that and preferred the previous-to-that style of changing the colour of the actual item icon. However that in turn had its own problems, so I think a compromise for what I like and he likes would be if you put the coloured dots to the LEFT of the icon in list/column view. I often find If I’ve got a window maximized and in list view and there is one very long file name pushing the column divider way over to the right (and sometimes right offscreen) that it’s hard to to ascertain which files have tiny dots way over there associated with them. Putting the dots to the left of the icons would solve that quite nicely. It would work in both column and list view.
And finally, best for last, my No. 1 feature for TotalFinder would be if it remembered which space (yes, I use TotalSpaces too) each window was in between launches. Safari does this as of Mavericks (I think it’s a new feature, I don’t remember it from before) and it’s a blessing. I work with four spaces each designate for a different task, and when I reopen say, Firefox, I have to spend time moving each appropriate window the the appropriate space. Safari just remembers which window was open in which space, and “just works”. When TotalFinder launches, I have to do the same thing. I usually have between 5 and 12 windows open, each with 3-5 tabs, and I have to rearrange them to the appropriate space after every relaunch/reboot. Very annoying.
So I hope that helps some…