[Added] Action files got .gaction file extension + Actions folder in container gets aliased in Application Support

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[Added] Action files got .gaction file extension + Actions folder in container gets aliased in Application Support

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Not too important, but for backup and for tinkering:
1) It would be good if all GraphicConverter support/config files would be in one place.
2) A consistent file naming scheme of the action files would be appreciated too. Currently some have a .gaction extensions, others don't have one, and I mean really they don't have it, not just hidden flag. I observed that those with .gaction are from 2022-04-16 or later. So this must have come with the changes for build 5480 which was shipped exactly that day.


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Re: GraphicConverter Actions folder is the only config folder in container and with inconsistent gaction file extensions

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The new BETAs add always the action if you save a new action or rename it. So, the issue is solved for new actions.
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Re: GraphicConverter Actions folder is the only config folder in container and with inconsistent gaction file extensions

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Ad 2) Ok, I will add .gaction to the old ones to be uniform

Ad 1) Possible to put the Actions folder to the standard AppSupport folder?
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Re: GraphicConverter Actions folder is the only config folder in container and with inconsistent gaction file extensions

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1) The GraphicConverter Finder extension requires access to the stored actions. So, it must be in this special folder due the Apple sandboxing restrictions for Finder extensions.
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Re: GraphicConverter Actions folder is the only config folder in container and with inconsistent gaction file extensions

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Understood. Knowing these circumstances, the best possible UX improvement would be:

When GC creates the Actions folder programmatically it could also create an alias to it in the ~/Library/Application Support/GraphicConverter/ folder, so that the average tinkering user has everything at least accessible in one place.
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Re: GraphicConverter Actions folder is the only config folder in container and with inconsistent gaction file extensions

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Thanks for your suggestion.

I add that link creation to build 5509.
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Will that link also be created for users already having a GC installation and/or the corresponding AppData (leftover) folder.

Or only when installing afresh?
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That will created for all users if it does not exist (upon opening a browser).
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Great! When the upgrade is available I will test and report here.
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Re: GraphicConverter Actions folder is the only config folder in container and with inconsistent gaction file extensions

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✅ Closing issue - Now works as expected
• In:

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~/Library/Application Support/GraphicConverter/
I deleted my manually created alias entitled "Actions Alias" which pointed to:

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~/Group Containers/FAVZJT8J4U.com.lemkesoft.graphicconverter11.group/Library/Application Support/GraphicConverter/Actions
• Upgraded to GC 11.6.1 (5512) and relaunched it 👉 No alias got created automatically.
• Opened a browser window in GC somewhere on my filesystem (regardless where) 👉 The alias "Actions" in AppSupport got created automatically which points to its counterpart within the Group Containers correctly.