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FinderPop 1.9.2

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finderpop.hqx (536.99 KB)
MD5: b8be0637a36c0ca996bec474f9002ab8
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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FinderPop189F.sit (502.59 KB)
MD5: 42a11245cb22760c23e9305379210034
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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FinderPop-Fr-192.sit (395.50 KB)
MD5: 1fe75d61d5b1b86b9f5e51b7efe80650
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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FinderPop_D1-192-sit.bin (335.38 KB)
MD5: fe1ca8c73e303b7359ec34e2b8e1a7f6
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
FPop-192-ES.sit (402.35 KB)
MD5: 6e680950f77b82a7b5e722f58c6e553f
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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FinderPop192.sit_IT.hqx (544.52 KB)
MD5: 728f052eaf199e0fa988910bda715f99
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
This software is still available for purchase
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This app works with: SheepShaver,

FinderPop 1.9.2 (3-December-2000 -- "Bah Humbug Special Edition")

FinderPop is a control panel that extends Mac OS 8 or 9's contextual menus using a "FinderPop Items Folder", much as the Apple Menu Items folder does for the Apple menu.

Some people think of FinderPop as a launcher that takes up zero screen real estate, merely a click away on any blank area of menubar. Others see it as a handy filesystem browser, allowing quick and easy access to their files in the Finder, as well as enhancing navigation in the Standard File and Navigation Services dialogs, as well as in "Path Popups." Still others see it merely as a means to get a Windows menu in the Finder by option-clicking a blank area of menubar, or an Applications menu by command-clicking a blank menubar area. A few foolhardy souls claim that the "FinderPoplets" and the "Set File Type" mechanism are worth a mention. A few more think that control-free popup also works fairly well.

FinderPop also lets you open up the contextual menus without pressing the control key - just click.

The Internet Archive's FinderPop site WaybackMachine mirror also has version 1.9.2 (English) as a StuffIt archive (if hqx is not your preference).

For early OS X releases, go to:

See also
Apollo, PopupFolder

Architecture: PPC


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, August 17 - 11:06pm

Great, Jatoba. I hope it works for your Tiger server install.

Thanks for the additions to the FruitMenu page.

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by Jatoba - 2019, August 17 - 7:44pm

Nice, thanks for the recommendation. I'm familiar with Unsanity tools, but I only archived them without using them, years ago, so I never knew what they truly did. I even e-mailed the author back then for the final Tiger-compatible version of FruitMenu (3.7.3) and other tools, and he replied back to me saying he'd take a look at his computer "tonight", but never got back.

I'll give FruitMenu a try. I do have an earlier Tiger version (3.6.4), although I'm not sure if FruitMenu ever worked on G5s. We will find out soon.

Edit: Oh hey, just found version 3.7.3:
Incidentally, 3.6.4 was the final Panther version. I'll get around to updating FruitMenu's page sometime soon...

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, August 16 - 11:16pm

it seems there doesn't exist a single FinderPop version that works with, very specifically,
Mac OS X Server 10.4.11 Tiger Universal.

If you haven't done so, you might investigate FruitMenu by Unsanity. It is very similar in action to FinderPop.

Tho' not the copy that's on the linked page. The link is here, as it has some info and screenshots.
You'd likely want to find a newer universal copy, perhaps from Wayback Machine archives.

I normally use FinderPop, but I do use the version of FruitMenu from the linked page in a Mac running Panther (which FinderPop doesn't want to work in). It works very well in that OS (screenshots on that page are from my Panther installed Mac).

[Edit] Correction, those screenshots are from a 10.2 Jaguar install, not 10.3 Panther install.

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by Jatoba - 2019, August 16 - 6:37pm

Just a word of advice for OS X, while the latest version (both 2.5.7 and 2.5.9-BETA) work perfectly in Tiger and Leopard, it seems there doesn't exist a single FinderPop version that works with, very specifically, Mac OS X Server 10.4.11 Tiger Universal. I tried all versions of FinderPop ever released (literally), and nothing could get it to work.

It works perfectly on Client Tiger PPC, Server Tiger PPC, Client Leopard and Server Leopard, though.

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by Jatoba - 2019, April 13 - 11:12am

For anyone wondering, this is one of THE most important (Top 3) Mac OS 9 & 8 programs to have. FinderPop is AMAZING, and vastly outdoes every other similar application COMBINED, such as ACTION GoMac AKA GoMac, DragThing, the built-in Launcher, HandyMan and Functional Keys (minus what only Functional Keys does, of course! Namely some functions, 68k compatibility and a soon-to-be-released 2.0 version that adds System 7 compatibility!). Which is not to say any of the aforementioned is bad...

This replaces any docker and docker-like program out there, occupies zero space (both screen and memory, both RAM & storage), is very well-ordered, compact, fast, expandable & presentable. It also can pretty much replace any need to navigate in folders via the regular Finder. It also serves as an excellent application switcher. And so on. This program is bonkers. An absolute boss!!!!!

Ultimate must have!!!!!!

It is also very, very nicely complemented, in a way, by "Click, there it is!", just for that final, extra touch of end-user enpowerment:

OS X users should pursue it, too. The most recent version is still Tiger & Leopard compatible. Download it from the official site.

Maximum R.I.S.C.'s picture
by Maximum R.I.S.C. - 2018, July 9 - 6:12am

Might be worth emailing the creator for permission to post the OSX version (since it is free). He put out an email a couple of years ago saying the project was halting because of changes in Mac OS that would make it impossible to take further.