TotalFinder is compatible with Apple Silicon (
(… As long as you disable some system security features, that is.)
※ Please note that TotalFinder is no longer officially supported by BinaryAge, and therefore bug fixes can be made only on a best-effort basis.
Changelog and download location for 1.14.3 (full changelog)
- Fixed compatibility with macOS 11.6.8 20G730, which is the latest version of macOS Big Sur as of this writing. TotalFinder features that were broken with this update (most notably but not limited to Cut and Paste) now work correctly again! (macOS 11.6.7 and 11.6.6 were unaffected by the issue.)
Issue: TotalFinder 1.14.3 is not yet compatible with macOS 13 Ventura.
Issue: When the is hovering over the current directory name in Finder to expose the document proxy icon, a slight visual bug occurs.
- Affects: macOS 12 Monterey, macOS 11 Big Sur — both Apple Silicon and Intel
- Reproduced on: macOS 12.3.1 21E258 (Apple Silicon, Intel), macOS 11.6.5 20G527 (Intel)
- Note: The specific behaviour that triggers this is the mousing over, not the document proxy icon being shown. If the document proxy icons are set to always show, the visual bug only occurs when the mouse is actually hovering over the area.
Issue: TotalFinder windows cannot be dragged from the navigation bar / toolbar area. This is a regression from behaviour on macOS 10.15 and below.
- Workaround: Drag windows from the topmost “title bar” area. (The dark grey part where the tabs are.)
- Affects: macOS 12 Monterey, and probably macOS 11 Big Sur too — both Apple Silicon and Intel
- Reproduced on: macOS 12.3.1 21E258 (Apple Silicon, Intel)
Issue: macOS version upgrades can sometimes cause TotalFinder and its various components to be moved into a “Relocated Items” or “Incompatible Items” folder.
- Workaround: Reinstall TotalFinder if this happens.
- Advanced users can choose to move the files into the correct locations themselves, but reinstalling is probably still easier, anyway.
Is there a way to only disable just the parts of SIP that TotalFinder strictly needs? I want my system to be as secure as possible while still using TotalFinder!
※ I know it’s on the Apple Silicon page, but the same
csrutil invocation will work for you on an Intel Mac, too. I will add this information to the general TotalFinder SIP page soon, after I have time to rework them.
If you are using OpenCore (either on a Hackintosh or on Apple hardware via the OpenCore Legacy Patcher), PLEASE make note of your existing SIP configuration, which may already have some SIP options disabled for you.
Those SIP options were disabled automatically for you because they are required for your system to boot. Enabling them may cause your system to become unbootable without restoring your old configuration.
Now with that out of the way…
TotalFinder requires that you have at least
CSR_ALLOW_UNRESTRICTED_FS disabled, in addition to whatever else may already have been disabled for you.
※ Note: I have never used OpenCore before — I have only ever used Clover. As a result, this documentation is somewhat… sparse, as I lack the first-hand experience myself. When I have the time to do so, I will install OpenCore on a test system and properly write up documentation on how to disable SIP on an OpenCore system. Sorry for the inconvenience.