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Applescript for moving recently added files (not created or modified) to another folder?

I would like to get a recent downloaded pdf file ( !: it corresponds to the Finder sort method Date Added, not Date Created nor Date Modified) and either just moving to one another folder (if using ...
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Mac OS X Finder filter image by orientation

How can I filter images by orientation in Finder to show only portrait/vertical images or only landscape/horizontal images?
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Opening text files from finder: Unable to find application

Since I updated my OSX to version 10.9.1 I am unable to open text files from the Finder. I always opened the files with the default TextEditor. I've tried to change the default application from ...
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Missing “show package contents” cmd

I was trying to extract the contents of a .pkg file, and right clicking on it should usually allow the context sensitive Show Package Contents option. However, it does not seem to show on any .pkg ...
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How can I rename an ordered list of files with an ordered list of file names?

I have a series of files. I need to apply a series of file names. So, 001.jpg -> apple.jpg 002.jpg -> banana.jpg 003.jpg -> orange.jpg etc. I will have to repeat this for each of 16 folders with ...
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Can I get Mavericks QuickLook to display Finder images scaled up to full screen like before?

In Lion if I used QuickLook to display an image, and then clicked the double arrows to make it full screen, it would scale the image to the size of my monitor (up too, not just down). Then when I used ...
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How can I colorize Finder icons in Mavericks?

I don't like the new "tags". I'd like to be able to colorize some Finder icons. Preview allows me to "adjust the color" of icons, but only between Purple and Green. Is there a simple way to add ...
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How do I copy mp3s and then edit the ID3 tags of the copies without altering the tags on the originals?

I made a playlist for my brother, using tracks (.mp3) that I have on my Macbook and usually listen to with iTunes. I want to put these tracks onto a USB stick to give to him. I don't have the USB ...
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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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How many files in a folder is too many?

Many years ago I vaguely recall that the Finder in Mac OS X would start having problems if a folder contained 2,000 - 3,000 items or more. Apple doc says that the HFS Plus file system has a ...
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File selector list not starting at the top

When I go to attach a document in mail, I press the attach button, and the file selector dialog opens. However, the list starts 3 or 4 items from the top, so I have to scroll up a little to see the ...
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AppleScript and Finder - How to detect an “empty” selection when copying paths to the clipboard (Expanded Question)

I'm trying to build a Service that does the following: If some folder/files are selected in Finder, copy (all) the paths to the clipboard If nothing is selected, copy the "Path" of the window. ...
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How to kill the popup in OS X when a disk can't be ejected

With ZFS-OSX, sometimes when I try to force eject my HDD and it's failing, the following popup appears on my screen – floating on the top with all the buttons grayed out – and no possibility to close ...
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How to turn off click-to-rename feature in Finder

There are two ways to rename a file in the Finder which is already selected - press return, or click on it again, then wait a second. I find that the second option leads to a lot of unintentionally ...
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Rename when copying from case-sensitive to case-insensitive

I have a netatalk AFP share on a case-sensitive Linux system, which contains two files whose names differ only in case, test/a.txt and test/A.txt. Copying the folder containing these files in Finder ...
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unexpected error (error code -10813) when changing file association

In the Finder file properties of a EXE-file, I wanted to make all EXE-files to be opened with DOSBox. On "Open with:", I selected DOSBox and then clicked on "Change All...". Then I get the error ...
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Alias\symbolic link icons

I installed Mavericks on an external SSD drive and now want to point my music, pictures and video to ones on my previous drive. I created a link using ln command, a link was created. I launched ...
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Mavericks not keeping “Arrange by” when view NAS items

I am set my finder to always show in Column view and with "Arrange By" set to Kind and "Sort By" set to name. The problem is, when I open up my Synology NAS folder, the "Arrange By" has reverted ...
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Finder search differentiates between files of kind CSS and Cascading Style Sheets

when I do a search for files of kind CSS I get 2 results when I should have many but if I search for files of kind Cascading Style Sheet, I get all the results except the other 2... What's going on ...
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Copying files to NAS gives Error Code -50 “Error in user parameter list”

I had a cheap NAS that I was using that would give me an Error with code -50 whenever I tried to copy certain directories of files to it. At first I thought it was just the NAS device. Recently I ...
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Applescript to copy folder (and contents) to current location?

I am trying to create a button on my Finder toolbar powered by applescript to make a copy of a set folder (e.g. /Users/James/doc) and all files/subfolders within it to the current location in Finder. ...
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Do either iPhoto or Aperture allow me to keep my photo files in a quite “normal” directory structure?

I would like to switch from picasa to iphoto or aperture. However, I have heard (and googled) that, to some degree, these programs don't keep your photos as normal photo files in your drive's ...
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Automator service to print a relative path of selected files printing everything twice

I have a service that copy the selected file's paths and put them on the clipboard. It kinda works, except everything gets printed twice. The service is like this: Get selected files from Finder > ...
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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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Best way to create icons (buttons) in Finder toolbar matching OSX feel?

Is there an existing template/program/guide to create icons for the Finder toolbar that match the look and feel of the standard icons (buttons)? The reason I ask is that I have created shortcuts apps ...
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AppleShowAllFiles Command not working in Mavericks OS X 10.9

I have looked everywhere, but the command defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder and all variations thereof does not work since I upgraded to Mavericks. Why is this?? ...
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Mavericks - Managing Tags (Mine Get Erased on Overwrite)

I am trying to use the tags in finder to organize my files. When I open a document, edit, and overwrite it, the tag gets removed, throwing a wrench into my ability to sort by tag to bring up only my ...
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Is it possible to define template files for the context-menu?

I often have to generate files (for example letters), which should have a certain content at the beginning (e.g. letter head,...). In Many Linux-Distributions there is a folder called ~/Templates - ...
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How can I create a modifier shortcut to drag files into a new folder?

When dragging a file or files in the Finder, it is possible to hold certain modifier keys to change exactly what you're doing (e.g. ⌘⌥ to create an alias). I'd like to be able to drag several files, ...
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Home directory associated with application—how can I undo this?

For some weird reason I don't understand my home directory got associated with a program (TextWrangler): Now every time I try to open my home directory in the Finder, TextWrangler gets started. How ...
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Incremental Backup of iPhoto Library

I have an external hard drive, not always connected to my laptop. I don't use it for Time Machine, as it's not big enough, and most of my important documents are on DropBox... Plus I only connect it a ...
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My available disk space does not make sense. Why?

I have a 256 GB SSD installed in my Macbook Pro. Today I observed that Finder tells me that I have a free disk space of 247.51 GB, which is unquestionably wrong. At the same time, in System → ...
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mis-positioning of favicon dragged-and-dropped on desktop 10.8.5

Doing web research, I frequently collect .weblocs on my desktop, clicking on the favicon in a browser URL box, dragging it to the spot I want, and dropping it there. Until recently, the resulting ...
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Yet Another Custom Sidebar Icon Question (System Info.plist Question)

I have perused just about every Google search I could think of and have gotten what I think seems to be close to an answer on how to set custom icons in the sidebar WITHOUT having to resort to ...
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On Mavericks, in the Finder in List view, column widths keep changing

I'm on OS X Mavericks. In Finder, I use the "List" view. In this view, since upgrading to Mavericks, the column widths keep changing. Basically, the Name column expands to fill the window up, when you ...
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Moving a folder copies it, no longer moves it

I changed permissions on a folder to allow another user of that same computer, so they could access it while logged in. I wanted to then move that folder (formerly in Pictures folder) to the Shared ...
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Transfer labels (“tags”) from a SMB share to an AFP share

I had a SMB share from my NAS (based on illumos aka OpenSolaris, I used the kernel CIFS) and now I installed Netatalk for better performances. The metadata apparently cannot be read back, that means ...
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Can I disable tabs in the Finder?

I frequently use command-click in the titlebar to open the parent folder of a folder in the Finder. In Mavericks, instead of opening a new window with the same view style, it opens a new tab in ...
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While moving files in Finder, how to prevent the files from hiding the target folder?

When you want to move a group of files in Finder in column mode, you first select the group, then drag the group to a target folder. The problem is that the files hide the target folder, and in column ...
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is it possible to get finder to automatically create a folder with the same icon as the parent parent folder?

I have a folder with a custom icon, and was wondering if there was any way I could get all folders within it to automatically get the same custom folder icon, that way I don't have to keep changing ...
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Find symbolic links (’s names) with Spotlight (Finder)

underwhelmed by the fact that OS X’s Aliases got really big with Mountain Lion (Lion?) I basically switched to using symbolic links instead. Now I’m just learning the hard way that Spotlight (or, ...
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Changing text applied when duplicating file in Finder

When duplicating files in the finder, OS X attaches a space followed by 'copy' to the file name. This can lead to some file alphabetizing problems and the copies may appear out of order (not directly ...
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Expand 'Name' tab in 'Open' dialog by default and increase 'Open' dialog window size

Is it possible to define that the columns of a 'Open' dialogue (in "column" view) are by default expanded to the length of the file with the longest name?
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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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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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Where are my finder windows after a reboot

I have a late 2011 MBP, running Mac OS X 10.7.5, 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, with 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3. When I reboot and I try to open a Finder window with command + n or from the menu File > New Finder ...
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Dragging files onto desktop causes Finder window to unwantedly open

Every time I drag a file onto my desktop, my finder folder opens. This is new to OS X 10.9 Mavericks. How do I disable this behavior?
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to create an empty text file in Finder? [duplicate]

I like that Cmd+Shift+N creates a new folder in the current directory in Finder. I would like to have a similar command like Cmd+Control+N or Cmd+Control+Shift+N that creates an empty text file in the ...
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wrong icon of Unix symbolic link in Finder

I am now on OS X 10.9, and I am not sure whether this issue also occurs on other versions. So, I have many symlinks in my file system (created by ln -s). Today I modified one of them with ln -f -s ...
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Restore functionality of Escape key in Finder (Mavericks)

It's always been possible to remove focus from all selected files in Finder by pressing the ⎋ Escape key. It would appear that this is no longer possible in OS X Mavericks. I navigate the Finder ...