My very first Automator Action

Get Finder window Path.

I had already  wrote some code for an application that could get the path of open Finder windows.

So when I saw a member on  Apple Stack Exchange wanted to get the top level finder window's path.

I thought it would be simple to throw together something using part of the code in writing a new Automator Action.

It was..

The Action Get first Finder Window Path. Will return the Posix path of the front most open Finder window.

getFinderPath

It is a beta, But is working ok.

First download the Action

 versions

This is for 10.9.x   v103- Action is now placed in Files & Folders in the Automator library


Download “Get first Finder Window Path_10.9 BETA” Get-first-Finder-Window-Path.action_BETA_10.9_103.zip – Downloaded 154 times – 8 kB

This is for System : 10.8


Download “Get first Finder Window Path 10.8” GFFWPath_Action_1.0.2b10.8build.zip%22 – Downloaded 370 times –

This is for System : 10.6


Download “Get first Finder Window Path_10.6” GFFWPath_Action_1.0.2b10.6build.zip – Downloaded 155 times – 8 kB

Then

1, Open the zip and install it by double clicking on the action.

It will go into the Utilities Actions name 'Get first Finder Window Path'

2, drag it as normal to the workflow area and add for example the 'Copy to Clipboard' action below it

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