I know this already. Finally, the Plugs work as expected.
Funny thing that this occurred with Yosemite, as far as I remember. I'm running most current Mac OS Dev. Release and the Plugs appear in the old manner as a icon and not as a folder.
I also stay with the old PlugIn-Path: Applications / FMPro# / Extensions / …
You can check in Preferences if Plugs get detected by FMP OR you can go into Layout Mode and copy/paste this text string onto the layout to let FMP list all installed and recognized PlugIns:
in english presumably:
I'm not quite sure since I'm already one step ahead. I'ld guess they will appear as a icon again, definitely will so with next Mac OS update.
Despite they appear as Icon OR as Folders, they seem to work seamlessly.
This is depending on Mac OS and has nothing to do with FMP.
How interesting. I'm running Yosemite 10.10.5 on most of the other machines too, but they show as icons unlike this freshly wiped machine... but all of those machines had other earlier OSs in their history, so I guess they learned to make the association with ".fmplugin" and the icon with prior versions, and remembered it. However that works.
Thank you for your post.
Our Development and Testing departments are aware of this display issue in Mac OS X 10.10.x. As you have discovered, this does not affect the performance of the plug-in.
I have attached this forum thread to the original report. When more information becomes available, I will post again.
Thank you. For what it's worth, based on efficientbizz's comment, I installed El Capitan (10.11) on that machine and the plug-in icons still show as folders. I did not yet try reinstalling FMP in El Capitan.
I'ld consider this a Mac Issue. Fortunately, Plugs work, despite the strange appearance. Looks like there's no persistent behavior (whether it appears as file OR folder) with different Mac OS'. Maybe just a lucky coincidence plugs appear as files on my system
You may try that Voodoo trick with the dead chicken buried in your backyard