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Blacklist/Whitelist Finder Alternative?
« on: August 13, 2010, 05:28:51 PM »
I regularly find myself canceling out unlock prompts when navigating various folders in the Finder.  It appears the primary reason has to do with information displays (such as folder size).  If I view the root of my hard drive as a list and have calculate folder size enabled, I end up being prompted at least once for EVERY folder I have secured on my system...

This gets rather annoying very quickly, however fully disabling options to calculate folder sizes system wide seems like a major limitation for a couple secured folders.  I figured I'd whitelist Finder then use the menu to unlock folders, however I found when selecting the option to unlock a folder in the menu ONLY opens the folder in the Finder...  Since its whitelisted it then NEVER prompts me for a password making it impossible to unlock the given folder...

I seems there is only two choices here.  The first is to disable the feature to calculate folder sizes and the display of the number of items in a folder below the icon completely, or deal with regularly having to cancel out prompts to unlock folders nearly every time I open a Finder window...  There should be some alternative setting for the Finder that will allow the prevention of the constant prompts without fully blocking access to secure folders...
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Re: Blacklist/Whitelist Finder Alternative?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2010, 03:46:28 AM »
Unfortunately there is no way for us to distinguish between the sort of access that occurs when the Finder is calculating folder sizes, and when a folder is double-clicked on. However, we do plan on implementing a different mechanism for unlocking folders from the menu item, so that it will no longer do it by telling the Finder to open the folder.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 11:00:00 PM by Guest »
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