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What is “All…” that just appeared in my Finder sidebar?

This "Network Neighborhood" icon recently appeared on my Finder's sidebar, pointing to some items I haven't seen before, all of them empty. Procyon is an Apple Time Capsule. Skype is running but ...
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How do I show the icons of Windows executable on OS X?

Instead of the icons all showing up as the same for each .exe in Finder, is there a plugin or something that will let me see what the executable icons actually look like? For example, .app on Finder ...
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4answers
654 views

How can Finder permanently show a specific file starting with a dot/period?

I have a folder on my Mac that I will set up to git-sync with a folder on my web server. I’d like to be able to see the .htaccess file in this folder without having to unhide hidden files all over the ...
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1answer
349 views

How to cut a file from my USB drive and paste it elsewhere in Finder on Mac OS X 10.6.8?

When I click Cmd-X to try and cut the file on my USB drive so I can paste it elsewhere and free up space on my USB, it does nothing, and when I Ctrl-click it only gives the option to copy the file, ...
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1answer
753 views

10.6.8. Can't connect to server via cmd+k or Finder menu or command line. How to connected?

My biggest problem is: cmd ⌘K (Connect to Server…) just doesn't work (neither does it exist in the "Go" menu in Finder). When I hit cmd ⌘K in Finder it just gives me an error beep (sounds more like a ...
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1answer
1k views

Finder crashes constantly

On an iMac 10,1 running Mac OS X 10.6.8, Finder crashes on every startup. Safe Boot does not work around the problem. When I log in normally, the Finder Crashed error messages always steal focus. ...
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224 views

Last Opened not clickable in Applications folder View Options

I’m trying to sort my applications by Last Opened column, but the option is not clickable (is grayed out) in the view options (⌘+J) panel (see image below). Why and how can I fix this? (I’m on Snow ...
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2answers
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Cannot change Finder's “New Finder windows open” preference; it's grayed out

Why am I not allowed to change any of the preferences in Finder's General preference pane, except for Spring-loaded folders? I am allowed to change any of Finder's Labels, Sidebar, or Advanced ...
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2answers
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Cut-Paste files or folders on Mac OS X

Is there anyway to move some files/folders on Mac OS X as easy as in Windows? The only way I know is to side the two source and destination folders, and drag and drop the files from one to the ...
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2answers
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How can I standardize icon size in Finder and across OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard?

I running OS X 10.6.8 on a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro. I would like to standardize the size of icons seen in Finder (I use Icon View). Currently, every folder has its own icon size, which makes it less ...
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1answer
39 views

Shortcut to open the Goto window in file open/save dialogues WITH the equivalent to path added

When you have a file open/save prompt box open, you can hit the / key to open a GoTo dialouge to navigate via the file path. Is there a shortcut that does this action but automatically adds the ./ ...
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1answer
65 views

How to open a file in the default application for it directly from QuickLook?

Is there a way to open a file straight from QuickLook? I have a directory containing symlinks to the PDF files I usually refer to. I cannot copy the files locally and I must use symlinks. When I need ...
2
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1answer
416 views

Why are some apps greyed out when Command+Tab'ing through programs?

Sometimes when I switch through programs using the Command+Tab shortcut certain programs appear to be greyed out. I can switch to the program in question with no problems nor is there anything ...
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231 views

Finder.app previews of aliases and symbolic links

I have a folder with Finder aliases and symbolic links (i.e. created using ln -s original.pdf link.pdf). How can I make sure Finder displays previews for these instead of the standard icon? This ...
2
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1answer
363 views

Finder list view, change column with to optimal with using AppleScript

I'm trying to create an AppleScript script that resizes the columns of Finder's list view (e.g. Name, Size …) to their optimal width (i.e. the minimum width where all text in the column is visible) on ...
2
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0answers
340 views

Spotlight Woes! Can't search, can't reindex, can't find [closed]

Help! Spotlight stopped working ... if I go to spotlight search (top right), it just hangs. Same with Apple-F in Finder ... it causes Finder to hang for a minute or so. Cannot search. I went to ...
2
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1answer
337 views

Can not burn 1.4GB data into a 4.7GB DVD (file too big)

I'm trying to burn 1.4GB of data into a 4.7GB DVD using Finder in Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. The biggest file is 300MB. Here are the steps I take: Insert blank disc Open Finder and drag files ...
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3answers
2k views

How to show width and height of image files in Finder's column view?

Is there any way to view the width and height of image type files in Finder's column view? I am runnning Snow Leopard. There isn't a checkbox for dimension in the Finder's view options:
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763 views

Finder crashes when searching in spotlight or opening Applications folder [closed]

I have a non-admin account (Standard account) that I normally use on my iMac. For the past 2 days I have been having a really strange issue. If I search for "Chrome" or "Firefox" on spotlight, ...
2
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1answer
384 views

Remove link to something that is not a folder in the Finder sidebar

Somehow I managed to have a link to a document in my Finder sidebar (Mac OS X Snow Leopard, 10.6). It does show up under my “Places” category on the left. I can move it around and it sticks where I ...
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1answer
139 views

Snow Leopard Tiles Overflow Finder window

I have somewhat recently noticed that when I have have the Finder mode set to Tiles, that the tiles are too wide for the window. For example, it shows 7 across (in a row), whereas that makes it to ...
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2answers
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Finder becomes unresponsive when viewing network folders with large amounts of files (OSX 10.6.8)

When loading a folder which contains around 500 video files (each approximately 200mb-700mb in size), Finder becomes unresponsive and displays the beach-ball. The folder in question is a networked ...
2
votes
3answers
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How can I sort a Finder search by size on OS 10.6.8?

I'm using OSX 10.6.8, and when searching on finder, it doesn't let me sort files by size, is there a way to do this?
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2answers
449 views

How can I change a file's creator code on vanilla Snow Leooard?

When Xcode is installed your best bet to change a file's creator is SetFile. I only found AppleScript. Unfortunately, while the type is set correctly, the second line silently fails on my 10.6: set ...
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1answer
137 views

Finder allows rename on Exposing desktop

When I press F11, It directly shows me the current-desktop of OSX. Now, Let me describe the issue ( which is an issue according to me ). Step 1) open any finder window ( for example as follows. ...
3
votes
6answers
6k views

How can I exclude the display of specific pictures and videos in the Finder?

I have some pictures and videos on my Mac (OS X Lion, OS X Snow Leopard) I'd rather have NOT show in Finder>Images. For example, if I'm in a meeting with clients and want to show some document, I have ...
2
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2answers
3k views

Changing Folder's Icon

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I tried changing a folder's icon using this well known method. I used a png image as my target icon. The icon does get changed, but not to the picture itself, ...
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1answer
118 views

Aperture (iPhoto) quick view

I’ve put all my photographs into Aperture’s photo library which means that in the Finder they are hidden in a special folder, making it virtually impossible to quickly browse the photos there. On the ...
0
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1answer
109 views

default command-F search folder

Somehow I have changed this, and I want to change it back. In Finder, on command-F "Find", I default to my home folder, not the current folder. (The "This Mac" choice is also there.) I don't ...
3
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3answers
669 views

Remove item from Context Menu

I noticed extra options pop up in my context menus, I'm not sure how I managed to get it (or how long ago I installed this item), but does anyone know how I can remove it? Particularly the iconStiX ...
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4answers
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How to remove a nonfunctional folder from the Finder sidebar with Paragon installed?

I drag-and-drop 2 folders to the places group in finder's sidebar. Now i want to remove it. However, there was no option for remove it from side bar, although the other things (application, desktop, ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Is there a way to search for locked files in the finder?

The title pretty much says it all. Using the File Inspector I can see if a given file is locked or not, but I would like to be able to create a smart folder containing all the files in a given folder ...
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3answers
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System-wide finder view preferences

I know that .DS_Store files are created in every directory I enter with the finder in Mac OS X, and that keeps track of the folder's metadata (including how is it being displayed). I also know that ...
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4answers
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What is this symbol? ⎋ (it is listed as menu shortcut)

The shortcut that is reported in the -menu, for Force Quit menu-item, is ⌥⌘⎋ (the last character is the Unicode broken circle with northwest arrow). What key should I press to invoke the Force Quit ...
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653 views

Change the way how finder truncates file names

Finder truncates file names (and other things). Is there a way of changing this behaviour? example: i have a file with a names long_file_name_that_i_do_care_about.txt ...
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2answers
592 views

Binding an applescript to a button in osx

I have asked a question here. But it is for adding a custom button in osx finder toolbar. Suppose I have an applescript & I want to bind it on a custom button. & then I want to place that ...
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3answers
327 views

key combo to toggle showing hidden items

Is there a key combination I can use to show/hide hidden items in Finder?
3
votes
2answers
106 views

Browsing left (up) in column view with no horizontal scroll bar?

Sometimes in an "Open" or "Save" dialog you want to go one directory up. It is in column view, but there simply is no column to the left and no horizontal scroll bar. Is there a way to go up one ...
3
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6answers
7k views

How do I kill the “server connections interrupted” window/process?

When my MacBook wakes up, away from a network it was previously connected to, it shows the "server connections interrupted" window. When I click "disconnect all", I get a spinning beach ball of death. ...
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2answers
502 views

Speeding up and improving directory listing from windows Servers?

When I connect to windows servers (called PC-servers in OS X) getting the list of files in a directory is really slow (20-30s) in comparison to using a windows machine (<1s). Sometimes the files in ...