Grouping files into folders

I have an AppleScript to group selected files into a folder. It’s assigned a ⌘G shortcut, as in most graphics editors. It creates a folder, moves all the selected files inside and then enters a rename mode for me to name the folder. Handy.

In OS X 10.7 Lion’s Finder Apple has added their own command “New Folder with Selection” (and has assigned it a weird ⌃⌘N shortcut). They even implemented a nice animation for files flying into a newly created folder. But for some reason they’ve made it work only when more than one file is selected. Why, Apple?

This couldn’t have been done by mistake. Checking if I have more than one file selected is an extra line of code, so someone has to have had thought it would have been be a great thing to add. What was the logic behind that? I find myself routinely trying to use the shortcut even for single files, but it doesn’t work. How does that line of code help anyone in the world?

 69   2012   Apple   interface