Monthly Archives: March 2010

2.0b2 will not work on less than 10.6!! (

If you’re coming here from, expecting to get 2.0b2 working on anything less than 10.6, you will probably be disappointed. They updated the listing without asking me, removing 1.1b5 and replacing it with 2.0b2, which isn’t ready for prime time yet.

My goal is to get it working with 10.5 at least, but initial reports indicate that doesn’t work yet.

You can still access 1.1b5 or the Universal Binary (which is the better option) from the links on the right.

UPDATE: It’s not just It looks like everything got updated. Must be one automated script that just notified everything else. Oh well, I guess it’s open season!

2.0b2 available to everyone

First, I want to thank my group of private beta testers. The feedback you’ve given me has been great, and has made me feel comfortable enough to open this up to everyone.

Feel free to download 2.0b2, but please comment in this post after you’ve used it for a while and let me know how it goes. Please provide your OS version, Mac model, and any other relevant information you can think of.

* Because it’s a beta, some of the ease-of-use isn’t there yet. So it’s a totally manual installation right now.

* PS is now a service, not a contextual menu plugin. You’ll need to remove the contextual menu plugin, and place the service in ~/Library/Services.

* You will want to replace the preference pane with the new one. You can just double-click the preference pane and it will auto-install. Make sure System Preferences is not running, or it will probably crash.

* You’ll want to delete your existing com.bergenstreetsoftware.PathSnagger.plist file. It actually reads from com.bergenstreetsoftware.PathSnaggerService.plist now, but why confuse things?

* Documentation isn’t there yet. I’m working on it.

* This distribution is via a .zip file. I’ll have it in a .dmg file for the final release.

* I’m running 10.6. I haven’t tested this on anything less than 10.6. I’d love to know if this works on 10.5.

Right now, it ships with four menu items: Snag Path Unix, HFS, Windows, and File://. I haven’t found a decent UI-based way to hide or show those, so they’re all on by default. If you want to, you can edit the info.plist in the service. Email me if you want instructions on how to do it. It’s not hard, but is a bit involved.

Even though this is a service, if you’re running 10.5 or 10.6, it will show up as a contextual menu option, just like the old PathSnagger. You can also access them from the Services menu if you want.

Thanks everyone, and enjoy!