GoToFile
Release Notes
Version 1.9
Wed Jun 8 10:14:14 CEST 2022

New

  • Configurable keyboard shortcut for Show Help
  • ⌘↓ or ⌘⇧B in Projects Mode allow for browsing of the selected projects if it has only a single configured search folder
  • Browse sole search folder of a project via its hotkey (⌘1…⌘0)

Fixed

  • Random crash on startup
  • Random crash when editing patterns

Improved

  • Context menu now also visible in Projects mode
  • Project selection and reordering hotkeys now work in Projects and Recent Items mode
  • Cycling between previous and current active project now works in Projects and Recent Items mode as well

Many thanks to Koichi and Wolfgang for your bug reports and suggestions!

Version 1.8
Mon May 23 11:47:51 CEST 2022

New

  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts
  • Configurable font weight
  • Browser Mode: Keyboard shortcut ⌘/ sets current directory to Home directory. Press multiple times in order to cycle between Home -> System Volume -> All Volumes.
  • Pressing ⌘↑ while searching an ad-hoc project will change the search folder to its parent folder
  • Search History: Access previously entered search terms
  • Configurable context menu in result list
  • Support for Alfred, LaunchBar and Quicksilver 2

Fixed

  • Color palette not correctly adjusted according to system appearance when system appearance is set to Auto and appearance changed since last shutdown
  • Possible crash when calling GoToFile system services
  • Actions "Reveal in Finder" and "Show Info in Finder" do not bring Finder to the foreground
  • Quick Filter does not work for Recent Items and Marked Items

Improved

  • Left-click on Menu Extra brings up search field, right-click brings up the menu as before
  • Added keyboard shortcut ⌘Y: Open selection in Quick Look; This is in addition to the old shortcut 2x⇧
  • Improved action preview icons
  • Redesigned Preferences panel
  • The home directory component of a path is now abbreviated with the ~ (tilde) symbol in the Project Editor
  • Long paths are now truncated in the middle instead of at the end
  • Commands Search/Browse contents of folder containing document of frontmost application now work with Finder

Many thanks to Ivan, Mark, Michael and Wolfgang for your valuable input!

Version 1.7
Sat Jan 22 09:41:23 CET 2022

New

  • Preferences option to leave search window open when focussing on another application (Thanks, Michael!)
  • Search panel now remembers position across restarts (Thanks, Michael!)
  • Starting GoToFile with the ⌥-key held down will reset the saved window positions

Fixed

  • Increased height of editor field when renaming items
  • Starting GoToFile with no current project selected shows an empty result list when it should not display a result list at all
  • Adding multiple 'include' live filters does not work properly
  • Project-local rules to hide items are nor processed if "Ignore global rules" has been enabled
  • Content of popup menu not updated when menu is opened via right-click
  • Position of popup menu off when opened via left-click
  • Graphic glitch (flicker) when opening the preferences window while the search panel is open

Improved

  • Warn before deleting Project in Project Editor
Version 1.6.4
Sat Jul 10 09:19:27 CEST 2021

Fixed

  • Crash when switching between Spaces (Thanks, Mark!)
  • Preferences window does not open while search window is active (Thanks, Mark!)
  • Graphics glitch in Preferences window (Thanks, Mark!)
  • Include default search folders in Recent Items
Version 1.6.3
Sun Jun 27 11:16:07 CEST 2021

New

  • Include iCloud drive contents in default search set (Thanks, Alan!)

Fixed

  • Random crash when bringing up the search field
  • Crash on macOS Monterey

Improved

  • When dragging a project's search folder on another search folder ask for user confirmation before applying the dragged folder's settings to the drag destination
Version 1.6.2
Sat Apr 10 21:03:41 CEST 2021

Fixed

  • Moving an item across volume boundaries does not remove the source
  • Crash when letting GoToFile "type" selected paths into the foreground application an macOS 10.15+
  • Minor graphic glitch on Big Sur

Improved

  • Improved manual
  • Search window can now be moved by dragging the status area directly below the search input field (Thanks, Bernd!)
Version 1.6.1
Sat Dec 12 00:01:23 CET 2020

Fixed

  • Some buttons in Project Editor are not displayed on macOS Big Sur
  • A label in the project editor is not visible in dark mode

Improved

  • Reduced size of application
Version 1.5.3
Sat Nov 14 15:02:57 CET 2020

Fixed

  • Wrong keyboard shortcut indicated in tooltip for Clear Live Filter
  • Highlighting of selected row does not work on macOS Big Sur
  • QuickStart window misplaced on first start on macOS Big Sur
Version 1.5.2
Fri Nov 15 20:54:27 CET 2019

Fixed

  • ShowDirectories und ShowFiles switches did not work for Virtual Projects (Thanks, Aboo!)
  • Close button in Project editor did not work reliably (Thanks, Aboo!)
  • Text in "About GoToFile" hardly readable in Dark Mode
  • "Go to location in Terminal" did not work properly in Mojave and Catalina (Thanks, Michael!)
Version 1.5.1
Tue May 14 16:27:08 CEST 2019

New

  • Send selection to Quicksilver (⌘⎋)

Fixed

  • Transparency issue in project editor
  • Sometimes items would end up in 'Recent Items' although the corresponding option has been set to false
  • Random crash when activating GoToFile from Finder via the Search Service (⌘S)

Improved

  • Clear Live Path Filter is now ⌥⎋
  • Changed Sparkle appcast URI
Version 1.5
Fri Nov 30 16:28:02 CET 2018

New

  • Notarized by Apple
  • Support for partial Dark Mode (dark Menu and Dock only)
  • Quickly exclude folders from current project with new menu item "Exclude from Search folder"
Version 1.4
Sat Oct 27 12:44:44 CEST 2018

New

  • Support for macOS Mojave
  • Support for Mojave Dark Mode
  • Regexp search for Project, Browser and Recent Items modes
  • Copy item: ⌃C, ⌃V at destination
  • Move item: ⌃X, ⌃V at destination
  • New mode Marked Items (⌘M): Items from any mode can be stored in this extra list via ⌃M
  • Duplicate item (⌃D)

Fixed

  • Info bar would sometimes stay red after indicating an error
  • Renamed items would show up multiple times in the list of recently modified items
  • Items would end up in Recent Items because a folder's search depth limit was ignored
  • Possible crash when using GoToFile Finder Services

Improved

  • The root path component may now also be selected
  • Changed layout of project editor to provide more vertical space for Search Folders
Version 1.3.3
Mon Jul 16 08:47:57 CEST 2018

Fixed

  • GoToFile would stop updating it's cache due to incorrect handling of Unix pipes. (Thanks, Luke!)
  • Rare crash while updating internal cache.
  • Files saved by certain programs would end up in Recent Items Mode but not in Search Mode (Thanks, Luke!)
Version 1.3.2
Thu Jun 21 12:43:43 CEST 2018

Fixed

  • Random crash when switching between Search Mode and Project Mode
  • When removing a Search Folder from the Project Editor the list of excluded folders would not be updated (Thanks, Luke!)
  • The image of the close button in the Project Editor did not exactly cover the click-sensitive area. As a result clicking on the ✕ image did not always close the Project Editor. (Thanks, Luke!)
  • Included help file would not be displayed
  • Clear search field after changing to home or root folder in Browser Mode (⌘/)
  • Closing the search panel with ⎋ while an ad-hoc project is active also reverts back to the previous "real" search project. In this case the info bar was not updated to reflect the change.
  • Clear Browser selection before switching to Browser Mode via ⌘⇧S or ⌘↓ from Search Mode
  • If GoToFile is called via Finder Service 'GoToFile: Search' check if current search folder equals the one to be searched. Re-use index if folders match.
Version 1.3.1
Fri Jun 8 17:26:12 CEST 2018

Fixed

  • Random crash when switching from Project mode to Recent Items mode (Thanks, Luke!)
Version 1.3
Fri Jun 8 08:51:03 CEST 2018

New

  • Selection can now be renamed (⌃⏎)

Fixed

  • Set timeout for double-⇧ key event (QuickLook) to 0.5 seconds. Prior versions had no timeout which resulted in activating QuickLook regardless of the time passed between two consecutive ⇧ key events.
  • The first path component(s) of paths with a size larger than the width of the search window were not visible when selecting them. Now GoToFile makes sure that the selected path component is visible.

Improved

  • Live filter: Exclude folder now excludes folder itself from result set (not just its content); Include folder will show only content of of folder, not folder itself
Version 1.2
Sat May 5 10:08:52 CEST 2018

New

  • New mode: Recent items (⌘R); Searchable list of items recently created/modified.
  • File type filter setting is now persistent for Browser mode
  • All actions (Open, Open in frontmost application, Browse, Reveal in Finder, …) now operate the same way: If no path component is selected -> operate on selected item. If a path component is selected -> operate on the path component.
  • New action "Open in Terminal". It opens a new Terminal window and sets the current directory to the selection. Uses iTerm if available, Terminal otherwise.

Fixed

  • Current path would not be updated in info bar after switching between Home and Volumes (⌘/)

Improved

  • Path component selection via mouse replaced by path component selection via keyboard (⌃←, ⌃→)
  • Keyboard shortcut for "Reveal in Finder" changed to ⌘F
Version 1.1.4
Tue Feb 27 23:44:57 CET 2018

Fixed

  • Program could get stuck when using Finder service 'GoToFile: Search' (Thanks, Frank!)
  • Possible crash when focussing search on a path component

Improved

  • Improved responsiveness when searching large sets
Version 1.1.3
Wed Feb 14 13:19:33 CET 2018

Fixed

  • Fixed code signing issue on macOS 10.0 (Thanks, Frank!)

Improved

  • Updated documentation
Version 1.1.2
Fri Feb 9 09:56:58 CET 2018

Fixed

  • Keep selection visible when changing it via cursor keys in QuickLook mode
  • Crash in Browser Mode when matching item containing special cheracters

Improved

  • Performance tweaks when searching full path
Version 1.1.1
Sun Jan 28 18:07:59 CET 2018

Fixed

  • Random crash in Search Mode
  • Some components in the Application Bundle were not signed (Thanks, Theo!)
Version 1.1
Fri Jan 26 08:19:11 CET 2018

New

  • Multiple selection
  • Added 'Check for update' button to preferences window (Thanks, Theo!)
  • Updated documentation (Thanks, Jean-Luc!)
  • Display short info when modifying filter
  • Display visible and total number of matches in info bar
  • Hightlight invalid regular expressions in search field and Preferences/Project Editor

Fixed

  • Don't allow preferences window to close when no access method is enabled
  • Make sure that GoToFile is always accessible via either hotkey or menu item
  • Crash when switching exclusion pattern containing '*' from GLOB to REGEX (Thanks, Luke!)
  • Improved reliability of cache update (Thanks, Luke!)
  • Rare random crash when changing search string
  • ⌘= and ⌘- did not work exactly as documented when pressed while a directory was selected
  • ⌃W did not update result set after modifying search string
  • Switching to Search Mode via ⌘S would sometimes leave the 'Type Path' action indicator visible instead of the default application of the selected item
  • In Project Editor rules tables would sometimes not be updated if another project was selected (Thanks, Kenneth!)
  • "New project from selection" menu item did not work
  • Changing the maximum result set size now takes effect without modifying the query (Thanks, Kenneth!)
  • ⌥⌫ and ⌃W were not properly handled when result of the command was an empty string
  • Result table was sometimes reloaded even though the result set had not changed

Improved

  • "New project from selection" (⌘⇧P) now also works if selection is not a file
Version 1.0.3
Mon Oct 2 07:30:18 CEST 2017

Fixed

  • Graphic glitch in macOS High Sierra
Version 1.0.2
Mon Sep 11 12:23:12 CEST 2017

Fixed

  • Result list would snap back to selected item if result was updated while scrolling via mouse (Thanks, Luke!)
  • Improved performance when scrolling
  • Problems with unresolved symlinks
  • Improved handling of symlinks/aliases
  • Escape special characters when typing path to Terminal or iTerm
Version 1.0.1
Tue Sep 5 11:01:08 CEST 2017

Fixed

  • Ignore keyboard input while preferences window is open (Thanks, Luke!)
  • Resized keyboard shortcut control to fix content (Again, thanks, Luke!)
  • Improved handling of symlinks (Thank you once more, Luke!)
  • Trigger rescan when removing a rule/excluded folder from preferences
  • Info bar in browse mode was not always updated when changing directories
  • 'Ignore global rules' checkbox in Project Editor did not work.
Version 1.0
Mon Sep 4 13:39:29 CEST 2017