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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 ...
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Finder Search (spotlight) not finding all relevant results

I'm trying to remove an application manually by deleting it and any extras using the search function in Finder. As a backup, I also ran the app through AppCleaner to see if it caught anything as ...
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Finder icons gone

After a reboot due to empty battery, my Finder's icons are just gone. I tried a few reboots, re-launch the finder but it didn't work... See :
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Can I navigate Finder with keys other than arrow keys, such as Ctrl-N?

In Column View in Finder, it seem like the only way to use the keyboard to move a pane to the right is by using the right arrow key. In any other view, the only way to move up or down a file seems to ...
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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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Burning Folder to DVD

I've only been a mac user for a little while so I'm still getting used to OSX so bear with me ... I find some things OSX does to be inexplicable frankly. I'm a software engineer and very technical ...
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Finder in Mavericks will not tag files on network drives

Is there a workaround? How can I fix this? These files are on SMB shares to Windows servers with a NTFS file system. Is there a better way to connect to windows shares? Please guide as I am new to the ...
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Finder windows keeps turning off and on [duplicate]

All of a sudden my Finder windows keeps disappearing and reappearing every 30 seconds or so. I restarted the computer, and emptied the trash can as some Google search suggested, but none of them ...
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How to reset default sidebar favourites icons in Finder?

I broke my Mac Mini, trying set some permissions on some folders for web-development, but somehow ended up removing permissions from everything. I managed to restore permissions, but have had a few ...
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Finder Search Results in Mavericks shows Files as Tags

When I search in Finder I'm getting some weird behaviour. Search results seem to confuse files for Tags. So my entire search is a list of bullets with the filenames confused for 'tag' names INSTEAD ...
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Why is my Mac Mini unable to burn CD's using Finder? I'm getting error 0x80020063

I'm having trouble burning some files to CD's using the finder. Every time I attempt to do so, disc verification hangs at 0%, followed by a bad media error (0x80020063). I've already attempted to use ...
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Single-purpose app to prevent .DS_Store creation under Mavericks

Asepsis is currently not working under Mavericks. It's, in my knowledge, the only single-purpose app existing for this job. Therefore, what is the less intrusive solution to prevent .DS_Store creation ...
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OSX Mavericks horizontal scrolling doesn't work well in Finder?

I've noticed since updating to Mavericks last week (though this is a new Macbook, and I've been on Snow Leopard forever so not sure if this is 10.9 or 10.8 or what....) that horizontal scrolling in ...
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AppleScript : do a mouse scroll on a Finder window

How can I do a mouse scroll on a Finder window in AppleScript ? I know there is keystroke for the keyboard, click for a mouse click, but is there something for the mouse wheel ?
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Deleting files with applescript messes up Finder's CoverFlow

I wrote myself a little script to delete JPG+RAW files by just reviewing my JPG (who loads faster thant CR2). I've put the following code in an Automator service bound to a keyboard shortcut. on ...
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Is there a way to display tags in the preview column of a Finder window?

When viewing Finder windows in Column view with preview column activated, the following metadata of the selected item is displayed: Name, Kind, Size, [date] Created, [date] Modified, and [date] Last ...
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Can Quicksilver be configured to open folders in new Finder tabs?

Is there a way to configure Quicksilver so it will open folders in new Finder tabs? Right now, when I use QS to navigate to a folder location and select the "Open" option from the actions pane QS ...
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Disable “Tags” prompt in OS 10.9 Save dialog

In Mavericks, the Save dialog now offers the ability to add Tags to the file you're saving: Supposing I want to remove this prompt, likely by running a shell command involving defaults write ...
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Entering Time Machine on an external drive does not work

If I open an external drive, or an folder on that drive, in the Finder, then enter Time Machine by clicking on the menu bar icon and selecting "Enter Time Machine", then Time Machine runs, but it ...
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Mavericks Finder spins when opening folders

Since upgrading to Mavericks, Finder sometimes hangs when I select a folder and am waiting for its contents to populate the window. This happens primarily in Open dialog boxes: It'll spin for about ...
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Opening file in different application with Option+Double Click?

Let's say I'd like to open .png files in Preview if I simply double-click them, but then open them in Pixelmator if I hold Option and double-click them. Are there any third-party tools that would ...
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Mount Shared Drive via AFP in Terminal

I want to mount an external drive, connected on computer A, to computer B. I am able to access and mount the drive by connecting to the server through Finder (Command-K), but how can I do this exact ...
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Automator: How can I monitor a folder, make items process in a specific app?

I will be feeding images into a folder from my camera as they are taken. When those items enter the folder, I need for them to be opened and processed by an app. How would I go about monitoring the ...
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Where did folder “merge” or “keep both” go in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Before Mavericks one could hold the ALT key and move a folder "A" onto a folder "B" where already an "A" existed. In this case Mac OS X asked in Lion if I want to merge - or on Mountain Lion if I want ...
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Change behavior of click on desktop

Sometimes when I click on the desktop, Finder opens. How can I disable this in OS X 10.9? For what it's worth, it was already happening in Mountain Lion.
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Wrong app is focused when quitting another one?

I have Firefox and the Finder open (neither are hidden), with PDF files in the current Finder window. If I open one of the PDF files, it opens in Preview. When I quit Preview, rather than Finder being ...
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Mavericks Finder hangs on tagging

I'm having a problem with the new tagging feature in Mavericks and I have a feeling it might go deeper than just the tagging. The problem is this: When tagging anything on Mavericks the Finder ...
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Expand symlinked directory in finder

Is there a way to make it so that in list view in Finder a symbolically linked directory can be expanded like a regular directory? I would just switch to column view, but I'm using TextMate 2's file ...
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How can I automatically focus Finder windows after CMD-TAB to one in a different space?

CMD-TAB to Finder in a different space and the focus will always bet set to the Desktop. As a result, keyboard interaction is impossible until the Finder window is focused with CMD-` (backtick) or ...
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Is there software that implements John Siracusa's Spatial Finder concept?

Grumbling about how Apple wrecked the Finder when switching to OS X has been going on since OS X was first released. It's been ten years since John Siracusa outlined exactly how the Finder ought to ...
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How can I apply tags in Mavericks recursively?

Now that Mavericks removed that ugly colored bar and replaced it with a nice looking dot, I would like to use tags more. Basically I have work files in different places that deal with different ...
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How do I tell Finder to always show my Library folder on Mavericks?

I thought there was a checkbox to suppress the hiding of my user Library folder on Mavericks, but I can't seem to find it. I appreciate hiding Library by default, but since Lion have missed it being ...
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How to turn off Finder Tabs in OS X Maverics

Initially I did not have tabs in Finder after installing OS X Mavericks. After pressing Command+T, now I always have at least one tab in the Finder window. How do I turn the tabs off?
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Why are my preferences reset after restart with Mavericks?

My desktop wallpaper, the desktop icons - the file preview icon goes away, my default sound device, all get reset back to the default after a restart. I removed the com.apple.desktop.plist from the ...
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How do I open folders in new windows/tabs by default in the Finder in 10.9?

In 10.9 Mavericks the default for the Finder is to now open the selected folder in the same window instead of a new tab or window. How do I go back to the old behavior where a new window (or tab) is ...
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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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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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Check for Existence of File then Move Rename Old File and Move New One

Here is what I am attempting to do: I have a folder which contains a script and a file. The file is an older copy of a file located in this path: ...
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How can I get colored folders back in Mavericks? [duplicate]

With the launch of the new tagging system in OS X Mavericks, the ability to color the actual folder line in the finder appears to be gone. Is there anyway to bring this back??
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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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How to add apps or files to the Finder toolbar in 10.9 Mavericks?

In previous versions of OS X, I could drag an application or any file onto the Finder toolbar, creating a persistent shortcut that works in all Finder windows. It's no longer working in Mavericks.
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Make folders opened by external apps open in a new finder tab rather than a window

I have the setting "open folders in new tabs" (instead of new windows) in finder turned on but this does not seem to influence what my other apps do when they open a folder. Launchbar and a shell ...
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CPU really busy every time I plug in an external HDD

I have a white MacBook, from 2010. I recently upgraded its software from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Now, I am experiencing 2 problems (not sure if related with the OS upgrade or not, but looks ...
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Hidden folder without a dot at the start

On any unix machine, Mac included, files and folders with dots at the start are normally invisible. However, it seems that the Mac has it's own type of hidden folder. If I enable showing hidden files ...
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Finder generic icons for music/movies on second drive

I have added an SSD to my iMac with OS X Lion and wanted to reorganise files a little: System and home folder on SSD Music, Documents, movies on HDD That's not hard, but when I move the Music ...
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How to join the files into a similar directory tree?

I've two similar directory tree in different HD, but inside many groups of subfolders named e.g. B and C (note inside B and C there are others subfolders) there are different files (e.g. file 1,2 in ...
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Adding application to “Open With” context menu - QNapi problem

I have tried many available solutions (searched through similar questions), most of them was quite obvious - like editing Info.plist in the application package, but oryginal application Info.plist ...
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Can't change folder permissions

I'm running Mountain Lion and I have a folder in ~/sites that has a red icon on the folder and I can't open it because 'access is denied'. What I've tried: Get Info > unlock with admin password, ...
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Can I edit the “Open with…” menu in Apple Mail / Finder?

I am aware of ways to remove duplicate entries from the Finder "Open with..." menu. But in this instance I simply want to cull down the list of apps that appear when I do "Open with..." on pictures. ...