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Finder modifications with ResEdit
« on: January 17, 2016, 11:53:48 AM »


The attached file contains three resources, that can be used combined or alone.

- The "fmn2" adds a "Quit Finder" option to the File menu.
- The "SIZE" increases the memory partition to the finder and greatly improves stability.
- The "PICT" adds a beautiful pict to the "About This Computer" window.

Click on this link to download the ResEdit file:
http://classic.is-great.net/download/file.php?id=38
« Last Edit: January 17, 2016, 02:27:03 PM by MacTron »
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Re: Finder modifications with ResEdit
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 02:00:17 PM »
Here is a collection of Resexcellence pages showing basic hacks. I learned how to make personal keyboard shortcuts in Finder from these.
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Re: Finder modifications with ResEdit
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 05:35:03 PM »

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Re: Finder modifications with ResEdit
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 02:02:26 AM »
Thank you. That's cool stuff.

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- The "SIZE" increases the memory partition to the finder and greatly improves stability.

That reminds me of the sunrise articles.
If it's approved by Mactron i will have to try it 😊
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Re: Finder modifications with ResEdit
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 06:49:53 AM »
Yes that looks ;D very cool!!

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Re: Finder modifications with ResEdit
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 07:03:24 PM »
"About this computer" looks fantastic.  The other two mods seem quite helpful to.  Will definitely give this a go on my Wallstreet.
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Re: Finder modifications with ResEdit
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 04:48:06 PM »
I prefer Panels to the Finder.

One of you ResEdit wizards should be able to add the needed resources to Panels so I can replace the Finder in the System Folder.

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Re: Finder modifications with ResEdit
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 05:30:13 PM »
- The "SIZE" increases the memory partition to the finder and greatly improves stability.
MacTron, could you explain this a little bit more in detail? What does this one do exactly? What are the size values that we can see here? What are the original values? Which machine do you recommend it for?  (Shall I try it at my 9600/G4800 as well for example?)

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Re: Finder modifications with ResEdit
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2020, 10:24:39 AM »
- The "SIZE" increases the memory partition to the finder and greatly improves stability.
MacTron, could you explain this a little bit more in detail? What does this one do exactly? What are the size values that we can see here? What are the original values? Which machine do you recommend it for?  (Shall I try it at my 9600/G4800 as well for example?)

Since there's been no response, I'll add a bit of detail.

Adjusting the SIZE resource adjusts the default memory allocated to the application (in this case, the Finder).  It's the base value you see in a Get Info window.

Increasing this value means that if you have any additions to the Finder that take up more memory, you won't run into out of memory errors.  This can get complicated, as System Extensions sometimes modify Finder resources, and some of that gets stored in the System stack, some in the Finder stack.

I'd recommend this for any machine that has more than 256MB RAM, honestly.

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Re: Finder modifications with ResEdit
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2020, 10:55:49 AM »
It's the base value you see in a Get Info window.

exactly, it is techically the same thing as the "get info" sizes of APPLs.

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I'd recommend this for any machine that has more than 256MB RAM, honestly.

or if you plan to unstuff or rename 5000 files in a folder procedurally while the window is open.
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