Folder on top function

Hi, I know you guys are working hard on it,
even in ver. 1.5.6,
I still find out that it doesn’t work well,
if there is .pdf or .doc something like that in the same folder,
they always on top, but not folders,
could you please fix this bug?
thank you!!
And I love this app!!

Can you provide a screenshot?

Which OS are you using? Finder has many modes of display, I need to know more details.

@darwin here’s an example what I think @Lai_Natsuki is trying to say. I’ve noted this elsewhere.

I am using OS Mavericks 10.9.0, and I have tried to uploaded the screenshot but failed…
but Mr. Posburn successes, could you please check his link.
Thank you for your replying!!

Thank you!!

I am having same issue. Folder on Top just doesn’t work. I am using TotalFinder ver 1.5.6 with OSx 10.9 Mavericks (build 13A603)

Doesn’t seem to matter how I try and sort, the folders don’t appear on top unless they meet they criteria of the sort (ie name, date, etc).

some screenshots:

I am having the exactly the same same issue using TF 1.5.6 and Mavericks 10.9.1 (Build 13B3116).

i have the exact same problem :frowning:

I still found this exactly same bug on the latest version,
could you please resolve it? The folder is never on top, it has been like this for long time…on OS 10.9.1
and when I choose sort it by type, it appears always.
thank you very much!!

This should be implemented in 1.5.14 (it wasn’t easy at all):

Please report back if it does not work for you as expected.

First of all, thank you so much!
But I’m very sorry to tell you 1.5.14 still has the sam problem,
could you please check the app again and fix it.
Thanks again!!!

Oh, I forgot to add, that this works only under Mavericks.

What is your system version, what language setting do you use?

On my system, Documents still show up above Folders. OS X 10.9.1, TF 1.5.14; Sort by Name, Arrange by Kind, Column View

My system is Marvericks 10.9.1, language is Chinese

It seems the issue continues with 1.5.14. This is the behavior I am seeing:

What I have noticed is that when not sorting by type, folders are on top. As
soon as you switch to Sort By Kind (Kind and then Name), it sorts
alphabetically by the ‘name of the type’. Meaning, Type-Documents are listed
first, then Type-Folders, then Type-PDF, then Type:Spreadsheet, and so on…
So if the Type:Folder name (meaning the actual label that OSX gives to
folders) was ‘1Folder’ then it would always be on top since nothing comes
before 1 alphabetically. Hope that’s descriptive enough. I could provide
some screenshots if that will help.

I am running Mavericks 10.9.1 on MBP 15-inch Retina


Hi, Mr. Darwin,
thank you for new version of TF(1.5.15)!
but my system Marericks 10.9.1(Chinese) still has the problem.
Please check it out, thank you!!

I’m downloading 10.9.1 and will test it there (my development machine runs 10.9.2 - developer seed).

My machine has only “Folders” and “Others” when I sort by “Kind” in List View / Column View. I’m unable to really switch it to some view, where I would see more groups (even if I go into folders containing docs, pdfs and other file types).

oh, you are using the developer seed,
that’s why you could not see the problem itself.
I can understand it completely!
thank you again!
Mr. Darwin.

You were right the 1.5.15 didn’t work reliably for List View and didn’t work at all for Column View.

But I have good news. I have discovered a completely new way how to do the sorting. This way I do it cleanly the same way how Finder code does it internally. This will increase reliability I believe. I need to do more testing and release 1.5.16 in few hours on beta channel.

This is also a new promise how to effectively implement normal sorting and get rid of edge cases and 1000 items limit.

1.5.16 is out, I hope this one will be good.

Group sorting is working under 10.8 and 10.9. I had to disable it for 10.7, because I would have to find a separate solution there.