This application allows you to add custom right click menu items to directories opened in MacOS Finder. Right click menu items can be added as shell scripts. The application comes with two script files inbuilt to create new text documents in the current directory and to open terminal from the current directory. The application has been tested to work on MacOS Catalina Version 10.15.2.
You can download a pre built app file that is ready to run from the below button.
You can build the application from the source code on MacOS using Xcode. The source code of this project can be found at GitHub.
Using the application is very simple. Copy FinderMenu.app to your “/Applications” directory. Run the FinderMenu.app once from the “/Applications” directory in your system to setup right click menu items.
When you run FinderMenu.app once, the application will take the following steps to setup the right click menu items.
Right click menu service in FinderMenu.app automatically starts with your system. Because of that you do not have to run FinderMenu.app ever again unless you do not want to make changes to the menu item scripts. However, FinderMenu.app should always be present in your “/Applications” directory for the menus to work.
Following gif shows how the provided “New Text File Here” menu item works.
The next gif shows how the provided “Open Terminal Here” menu item works.
In case you do not see the right click menu items after running the FinderMenu.app, make sure that “Right Click Items” finder extension is enabled in “System Preferences”.
Go to “System Preferences” > “Extensions” and select “Finder Extensions” from the left pane. Then make sure “Right Click Items” check box is enabled.
Following image shows how your “Finder Extensions” setting should look like.
Adding a new right click menu item is as simple as creating a shell script in the “~/FinderMenu” directory. The shell script should accept the path to the directory as the first argument when running the script. File name of the script file becomes the menu item name in the right click menu. When the menu item is clicked, the script is executed with the directory path as the first argument. You can refer to the given scripts in “~/FinderMenu” for examples. When you place a new script in “~/FinderMenu”, make sure to run FinderMenu.app once to refresh the right click menu with the new script.
You can take the following steps if you need to completely uninstall the application form your system.
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