Produced By:  finderpop | Via: finderpop | Price : Freeware

FinderPop is a Universal preference pane that extends OS X’s contextual menus using a FinderPop Items folder much as the Apple Menu Items folder used to do for the Apple menu.

It has other features too:

  • Control-free popup in the Finder – handy for those with one-button mice.
  • A launcher that takes up zero screen real estate, merely a click on any blank area of menubar away,
  • A handy filesystem browser, allowing quick and easy access to files and disks in the Finder,
  • A Processes menu (Command-click a blank menubar area.)
  • Fast access to ‘Where’s that dratted file I




INSTALLATIONIf the System Preferences application is running, please quit it. Strange things can happen otherwise.
Double-click the FinderPop.prefpane icon you downloaded. System Preferences will open and ask if you want to install FinderPop for all users or just you.
If you are using FileVault, you should choose ‘All Users’. Otherwise you can choose either option, and the System will install the FinderPop Preference Pane.
FinderPop may ask you for the admin password in order to set certain permissions on some FinderPop files. This is only done once at installation time.If you had an older version of FinderPop already installed, you will have to logout to begin using the new version.

USAGEAfter installation, open the FinderPop Preferences Pane. Click on the “Items” tab, then on the “Show FinderPop Items” button. You’ll be switched to the Finder with a folder called “FinderPop Items” showing.
Add aliases to your favourite apps/folders/disks/documents to this “FinderPop Items” folder.
Next time you control-click, the items you added will be part of your contextual menu!Additionally, click a blank portion of the menubar anytime to have instant access to these items and more. While browsing FinderPop menus, pressingCommand-Option will display a “Get Info” help tag, pressing Cmd-Opt-Control will allow you to move the selected item to the trash, and pressingCommand while selecting an item will reveal that item in the Finder. Also, pressing i will immediately show the Finder Info window for the item, r will immediately reveal the item, q will QuickLook it (Leopard only), g will “grab” or “pick up” the item and allow you to drag it around (as with all Mac drags, dragging to the menubar and letting go aborts the drag.) Pressing Tab will bring up a “FinderPop Info” window on the item.

Other features: Command-control-click a folder to get a Contents popup menu. Shift-click an unused portion of the menubar to see a Desktop menu with your mounted disks and items on your desktop. Command-click an unused portion of the menubar to see a Processes menu. If Control is down as well, background-only processes will also be shown in the Processes menu. Press Command-Option-Control to kill a process.