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I'm not sure you can really have both… Telling Excel to close a window doesn't tell Excel to quit. It doesn't actually tell it anything other than you closed a window. It sits there waiting for you to tell it what to do next; it can't guess what your next action is going to be. Of course, if you Quit it, then it goes away & the last-used app will be ...


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Selecting the file and doing Command+i will bring up the file's Info. Under the More Info section you'll find the Where From information, which is the URL where the file was downloaded from.


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You can do this with Keyboard Maestro. Create a macro group just for Excel, then create a macro that executes upon ⌘W which closes the window and switches focus to Finder.                  


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I've created an AppleScript very similar to the @YoshiBotX's one, but with some improvements. The idea is to create an Automator workflow and assigning a shortcut to it using the following steps: Open Automator and create a Service; Set the input to no input, and the application to Finder.app; Drag and Drop the Run AppleScript workflow element onto the ...


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Try Finder prefs > Sidebar - Cmd ⌘ , - they may just have become unchecked… Any that are still missing after that - previous customer entries etc, can be restored by selecting the appropriate drive/folder/app in any Finder window & hitting Opt ⌥ Ctrl ⌃ Cmd ⌘ / or File Menu > Add to Sidebar Perhaps Time Machine would have an older version? ...


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This seems to be a somewhat prevalent issue, without a clear fix yet. Here's a link to one of the Apple Support threads that I think is a similar problem: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5556541?start=45&tstart=0


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Stretch goal! To expand on the answer above (because the more appropriate related question is marked as a dupe and can't recieve new answers)... I've added a function to my ~/.bash_profile to handle revealing a file or directory: # Reveal a file or directory in Finder # ..expects only one argument # the argument is quoted to accommodate spaces in the ...


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I've known it happen if memory was being paged heavily, or if a drive was particularly full. F5 has no effect on a Mac, btw, it's a Windows command. The only real equivalent - to a system that really ought to never need to be refreshed under normal circumstances - is to switch view style… …from list to column then back again, for instance… Cmd ⌘ 3 ...


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Check Preferences > General > Importing and see if the "Copy files" checkbox is checked. If it is not: you have a referenced photo library. This means that all of your photos stay in their original locations when added to Photos. All that Photos does is make thumbnails and catalog the metadata so you can view your library. Therefore, Show Referenced File in ...


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You can isolate things a little if you don't mind using terminal. The trash in finder is an overlay of trash from each mounted volume and each user. Furthermore, you can see the filename of the file and search using spotlight to see if there are similar files or use spotlight to search in Time Machine to find where the file was before it was trashed. The ...


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Since OS X 10.6 and so on, the format of .DS_Store changed from text into binary and it seems to be undocumented by Apple, therefore you really don't know the exact consequences of removing such files. But based on the information that we have, the file is basically storing information about how it displays directories and files (e.g. its position in ...


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A couple of things to try. Remove the Finder preferences file. The system will automatically regenerate it. In Finder, press Shift-Command-G and enter ~/Library/Preferences. Then find com.apple.finder.plist and move it to the Trash. Right-click on the Finder icon in the dock and select Relaunch. If this doesn't work, ensure that JPG files are associated ...


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When a file is not associated with a specific application, it will not show as Icon. To change that right click on one of those files and select the Get Info, in that window select the Application to use to open, and then select apply to all (Change All).


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You can only specify the sort order for the top-most folder in any given view. If you want to sort a folder in a folder to a different view, you would need to open it in a new window… Main folder sorted by Name, sub folder by Date…


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The com.apple.finder.plist file is the actual file. I believe the ones with a random extension are renamed originals used to hold the changes until the .plist file is updated and then are deleted.


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You can reset OS X's icon cache with the following commands. Just copy and paste each into a Terminal window and then reboot your Mac. sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.dock.iconcache -exec rm {} \; sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.iconservices -exec rm -rf {} \; sudo rm -rf /Library/Caches/com.apple.iconservices.store ...


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This fix from Reddit worked perfectly for me!! http://www.reddit.com/r/osx/comments/2jtikj/finder_not_responding_new_yosemite_install/ You can most likely fix the issue by clearing out Finder's saved state, caches, and/or settings. Use Spotlight (the search icon in the far right of the menu bar) to find and open the "Terminal" application. Triple-click ...


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Normally, your user folder is located at /Users/johnsmith/. However for the case that you are in Recovery Mode, your user folder is located at /Volumes/Mac/Users/johnsmith/. This is because Recovery Mode is like another operation system started from another disk partition, so the disk partition with your main system appears as a mounted volume (like an ...


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The three simplest things to do to troubleshoot slowness is to write down what specifically you wish to optimize and then measure it. When you have a good baseline and preferably can reliably reproduce the conditions when it's slow. Make a new empty user and set the Mac to not auto log in. Reboot and repeat the test with the new account. Look in the ...


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Actually I would use Automator. Set up a service and call it what you like. Under the "Actions" tab select "Files & Folders". Then double-click/select "Move Finder Items". Then select the location you want said items to move to. Save it and then you can add it to the custom keyboard shortcuts. To do this go to "System Preferences" and under ...


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This might be a bit of a sledgehammer approach by Applescript compared to Automator's 'move' command, but as that's how the OP approaches it... To do it as an Automator Service, so it's easy to hotkey it… 'Service receives selected 'files or folders' in 'Finder''. on run {input, parameters} tell application "Finder" set selected_items to ...


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I'm using PhotoShop CC 2014 under Yosemite on a 2012 MacBook Pro. I'm not seeing an issue, even testing with a 5MB PDF. One thing to consider is that the PDF file is corrupt. To check this, try loading some alternative PDFs into PhotoShop. Instead of drag-dropping the PDF onto the Dock icon, you can also try either of the following: Right-click the PDF, ...


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According to the documentation for the Finder Sync Extension: You can also use the extension point’s API to add a toolbar button to the Finder window or a sidebar icon for the monitored folder. I would guess this is what Dropbox uses to achieve this and some/all the other functionality facilitated by this extension. For example you can also: ...


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Update 1 Based on the comments made by ironsand to grgarside's answer. Step 6 should be changed to: tell application "System Events" to set activeApp to name of application processes whose frontmost is true if length of activeApp is not 0 then tell application (first item of activeApp) to activate end if My Answer to Posted Question This can be ...



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