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The other day Safari 6's "Show/Reveal in Finder" command in the downloads window suddenly stopped working. Whether right-clicking or clicking the magnifying glass/loupe button, I can't get the Finder to jump immediately to the file in question. Double-clicking to open the file works, but I don't want to do that immediately with all my downloads.

What can be done about this?

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It's caused by the Apple Events bug in 10.8. It also affects other applications and makes Archive Utility stop responding when extracting archives.

As a workaround, you can terminate the appleeventsd process from Activity Monitor or by running sudo killall -kill appleeventsd (without -kill the process is sent a TERM signal, which makes other processes stop responding).

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I'll try that when I get home. – CyberSkull Dec 6 '12 at 20:41
That has fixed quite a few issues! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ – CyberSkull Dec 7 '12 at 5:05
I put it in a script I call with the command killall -v -KILL appleeventsd Dock – CyberSkull Dec 19 '12 at 19:05

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