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User home folder path displaying problem in Finder on OS X 10.8 and 10.9

If to set "New Finder window show" to my user home folder under the Finder preference, then each time open Finder after a fresh boot up or restart or log off, it will display the full path in the ...
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How to get 'favorites' to display in finder…?

I used to have several favorites in the sidebar of the finder window, but today they are gone. I cannot drag folders into the sidebar, and I can't display the ones available to choose from in ...
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How can I switch to the Finder without switching in outer Space?

I'm using many "spaces" to separate different tasks, and I have blocked the "spaces" switching through this configuration of Mission Control: Nonetheless I have a remaining problem with "Spaces" I ...
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Executing 'killall Finder' in Terminal raises reopening windows popup

I open Terminal, type killall Finder, press enter to execute, then Finder icon bounces and the well known error popup appears: The last time you opened Finder, it unexpectedly quit while reopening ...
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195 views

What's up with “paused” applications in Launchpad?

When I activate Launch on both my Mavericks and Mountain Lion systems, a few of the application icons are (seemingly permanently) greyed out and marked "Paused" with an empty progress bar. It isn't ...
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Eject button next to disk in list view does nothing?

When I go to Computer from the Go menu in the Finder and view the list of mounted drives, I can mouse over an eject button for each removable drive (within the list of drives in the window, not the ...
2
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2answers
864 views

Hidden Folder not showing in Finder with show all hidden files

I have a FreeBSD server where I store my web files. One of the files I have been using for years has the naming convention ._Folder When I try to open this file in the Finder it doesn't even show, ...
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92 views

How do I check if my son has accessed my computer at 2:00 AM?

When I opened my Finder this morning, it said that Google Chrome had been accessed and edited at 2:01 AM. I suspect that my son has woken up and done something on my computer in the middle of the ...
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1answer
102 views

Bad sort order in file picker, correct in Finder

Say I download a bunch of random files in Safari for upload to some other website. The files automatically end up in my Downloads folder, so it would make sense to sort the files by Date Added so the ...
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173 views

Can't open files after upgrading to Mavericks

After upgrading from ML to Mavericks (MB Air, 13", 256GB, 2011) I can't open any file or folder from the standard Open menu from any app (except MS Office -2011). But, I can search for a file (and ...
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1answer
27 views

How can I use aliases in the Go to Folder dialog?

Can I somewhere define aliases that I can use in the Go to Folder dialog? More specifically, can I somehow setup Finder such that when I type Pictures it goes to the ~/Pictures directory?
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478 views

How to open new Finder window in current space quickly?

When I create a new Desktop (space) in Mission Control, how can I quickly open a new Finder window in that space? Right now I have to right-click on the Finder icon and hit New Finder Window, because ...
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161 views

How to remove color stripes in list view in Finder (Mountain Lion)?

The title says it all. I would like to have clean white background in finder (in list view). I don't want these pale blue stipes (alternating background color). I'm pretty sure this is possible, ...
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959 views

Revert to old finder item highlight style in Mavericks

In Mavericks, the finder item selection looks like this: This looks very bad (hopefully just a temporary bug and not an actual design decision) and is inconsistent with the otherwise rectangular ...
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1answer
400 views

Remove horizontal scrolling in finder with big thumbnail view

This is an overflow problem. Like in this picture, there is two scrollbars, you need a horizontal + vertical scrolling ? Is there a way to fix that ? EDIT : I found a tip by using 'sort by name'.
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71 views

Stop Mavericks opening Safari in whichever screen I happen to be in?

I have a hotkey on my mouse that opens Safari, and since Mavericks, it'll open it in whichever monitor currently has focus (or the non-greyed-out menu bar). I want it to always open in the same spot ...
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2answers
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Mac, dragging items into desktop folders keeps on opening a finder window immediately

I'm not sure why I'm suddenly having this problem since I haven't changed any of my finder preferences. Say I drag an image from the browser to a folder on my desktop, it opens up a finder window for ...
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1answer
57 views

How do I move up one folder while browsing Time Machine?

When I'm viewing a folder in Time Machine's "Star Wars" view, how do I move up one folder, to view the current folder's parent folder? In Finder, I have several ways to do it: I could either hit ...
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7k views

How to recover file from Trash

Windows user here. How am I supposed to recover file without using a command line? I run Mac OS X 10.8.5
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Finder Window List Mode not displaying properly

I'm having a problem with, as far as I can tell a single folder (~/Pictures) in the Finder's List View mode. When I navigate to other folders they display normally, it is only my Pictures folder that ...
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1answer
127 views

Folder selection in Finder's column view

I'm running 10.8.4 on a MBA, and I've run into a little inconsistency in Finder's behavior. I have two accounts on my machine, an admin account and a user account. In both accounts I have Finder set ...
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774 views

How to make a .dmg file?

I know how to make a .dmg file but I do not know how developers (Mostly games) create a window where there is the software file and sometimes theres a readme file. When I create, It shows just a ...
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1answer
117 views

Disable ALL password prompts in Finder

I FREQUENTLY mess with system/hidden files in /Library, /System, /bin, etc. and I'm tired of constantly being prompted for my (20+ Alphanumeric character) password. I'd like to have my "Administer" ...
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1answer
199 views

Renaming the volume or folder in which the Aperture library resides

When you rename or move folders or volumes on a Mac, do applications know the files moved. Specifically, I have an external drive with a name, say "A very long long name", and I want to rename the ...
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155 views

Why does Finder search not find my .c files?

My goal is, that the finder search finds .c files that have the search keywords in it. It seems to work for others but not for me: but searching for main doesn't yield any results: What do I ...
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108 views

Recycle Bin isn't working: all the files are deleted immediately and completely

Well, I don't know what happening on my MTL 10.8.4, but yesterday file deleting became very strange. When I press cmd+backspace dialog window with two variants is shown: Delete and Cancel. So the ...
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58 views

Selecting all files in Finder with column view

/folder1/folder2/file1 /file2 /folder3 /file3 /folder4 /file4 /file5 /file6 Given a folder structure ...
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142 views

Finder slow or frozen while connecting HD (10.8.4 on SSD)

Since some days it occasionally takes Finder seconds to minutes to show up files in folders. Now and then iTunes and Mail freeze as well, just like core apps like Disc Copy. Quite unusable. Possibly ...
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1answer
71 views

Copying to targets where the files already exist: skip or stop

I noticed that sometimes, when I tell Finder to copy files to a location where some of those files already exist, Finder gives me the option to "skip" those files and then proceeds to copy the rest. ...
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2answers
87 views

Search a folder that is excluded from Spotlight

I have excluded a folder from Spotlight, because this folder has a lot of files so it often fills up the results, no matter what I'm searching for. However, sometimes I still want to search this ...
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1answer
160 views

Some files in Time Machine are being locked

I run Mountain Lion 10.8.4 on a Mac Mini 2012. Over the past year or so (dating back to my older iMac mid-2010, after which I transferred the data to my current Mac Mini), I've noticed that most of my ...
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1answer
332 views

Why doesn't Spotlight show invisible files that I know exist?

I am running Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and had to edit an invisible file as part of an Android project. While I eventually found it, Spotlight was of no help, since it could not find an invisible ...
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141 views

How to disable the animation for rollout of content when clicking disclosure triangles

Ever since Mountain Lion, when I select any item in a list (Finder, Xcode) that has sub items and a disclosure triangle (a folder in list view), the items to be displayed rolls down instead of ...
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Finder window left border display bug

I see a strange thing on all left borders of Finder windows: The background is 1px moved, and the rounded corner mask fails. I thought it was only me, but I saw this on several computers (iMacs ...
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Two pane file manager for Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

I recently moved from Linux to Mac, and am missing a two pane file manager. I was thinking about along the lines of midnight commander, krusader (Linux) or total commander (Windows). I installed ...
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169 views

How to close all Finder inspector windows?

In Finder, I had a ton of files selected, and I ran Get Info instead of Show Inspector. This opens an info window for each file, instead of a single multiple info window. How can I close every info ...
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1answer
1k views

Finder doesn't come back after crash or `killall` [closed]

This has been happening for quite a while (since before I upgraded to 10.8, I think), although I'm running 10.8.4 currently; I'm on an iMac from 2012. Every once in a while Finder will freeze up for ...
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4answers
332 views

Don't have view options in finder

I'm trying to change the icon size on my desktop. This should be easy via the view options. If finder would offer them. I tried to get access to the options via the finder menu, cmd+j and I tried the ...
2
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1answer
832 views

“Clean-Up By Name” on all folders on Mac

Is there a command that I can run in Terminal which will Clean-Up By Name on all folders. It is bit of a job going into each folder and doing this.
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1answer
2k views

How do I get OS X 10.8.x to keep Finder windows open after a restart?

I just installed OS X 10.8.x on my Mac. An annoying thing I've discovered is that, whenever I restart the computer, it closes all the windows I have open in Finder. This is extremely annoying as I ...
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2answers
758 views

Favorites disappears from sidebar in Finder

Running Mountain Lion 10.8.3 I find that after a recent reboot my Favorites have all disappeared from the sidebar in Finder. Finder > Preferences > Sidebar shows a number of boxes against Favorite ...
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1answer
40 views

Can I force finder to open without loading previous files?

Finder crashed recently and I had to force quit it. Problem is that now when I open something with it, all of the files that it had open previously (including the one that caused the crash) try and ...
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774 views

Why does my Mac keep opening the application that were open when it shut down?

I have set my Mac to switch off on late evening, and switch on on early morning. I didn't use any third-party utilities to do this. When it starts up, the Mac loads all the applications that were ...
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1answer
94 views

Finder window, Save As prompt missing sidebar entries

Check out this screenshot: Why is everything missing in the sidebar? Normally I would see Desktop, Downloads, a custom list of favorite folders, Applications, Library, etc. Suddenly this started ...
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2answers
137 views

Finder: keep sort-by per-directory

Some directories make sense to be sorted by date modified, while others make more sense to be kept sorted alphabetically. How can I make it so that finder will apply a specified sort by selection on ...
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1answer
1k views

How to share files or folders across different user accounts on Mountain Lion?

I have some files with an user account.I would like to share some of the files to another user on the same MAC. I copied the files to Public folder,but I am not able to view the files in the other ...
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Cannot Save/Edit to Mac Share Using Mountain Lion

The problem: Under Mountain Lion (10.8.3) I cannot create new files or save changes to a particular share, which is running Lion (10.7). I can connect to the shared Mac on my local network (in a ...
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1answer
127 views

Quick search in folder by key press

I switched from PC to Mac, in pc when you're in explorer, you press a key and it highlights the first result of a file/folder that starts with the pressed key, and when you press again it goes to ...
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Can you color label a file/folder in Finder using a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Is there a faster way to label a selected file or folder without having to right-click and choosing a colour ? Such as a keyboard shortcut or another method to do this ?
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859 views

Finder always jumps to top of window in list view

When I expand or collapse directories in list view in a Finder window (every time i click on the expansion triangle), the window jumps to the top (with nothing selected). I found this article: ...