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Dragging a file/folder into the Dock just creates a reference there, it does not duplicate the file/folder. In your case you can omit the "create a link" step. The reference to said object is stored in the $HOME/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist file under the persistent-others key as a Dictionary labeled Item N where N is the next available number ...


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Cmd ⌘ H is the system-wide shortcut for "Hide frontmost app" To try tie a new shortcut to that, you could maybe use Automator to add a Service - but I still don't know how you would persuade it to override the existing System default. This works as a Service if you use a non-system key, but not with Cmd ⌘ H on run {input, parameters} set ...


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I've tried creating a PDF file with that name on two machines and both immediately index the files and provide them in searches for any part of the name. I would be curious to the see the actual content of the file in case the content is somehow causing the indexer to fail, but then you say the indexes okay with shorter names, so it doesn't follow that the ...


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Since I have a much newer system I couldn't accurately test with a 119 MB file as it took less then a second to copy in Terminal. So I created several much larger files, up to 2 GB, using dd and /dev/random as the source and made duplicates. I then rebooted and then did timed copies of each of the sets, one in Terminal and the other in Finder. This way ...


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Here is the solution. The script that generates the link, generats a url that starts with a custom googledrive:// and then the path to the file in the Google Drive folder. I then set lincastor to trigger the following script for urls beginning with googledrive:// on handle_url(args) set theUnixPath to |URL_PATH| of args set theUnixPath to (POSIX ...


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This has been a bug in Spotlight for a very long time and there does not seem to currently be a workaround except for renaming the file to be a shorter filename, as you have already discovered. The bug is only present for certain files and folders though and appears more frequently on certain machines. This extenuates the likelihood of it being a bug. For ...


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The SetFile utility is provided with Xcode, which Apple distributes at no cost. Once you have installed Xcode, you can issue the command SetFile -a T /path/to/foo.bar


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What about when creating a new user? Does that work over there or has it the same behavior? If it DOES work on the new user, I would try this is in order inside the problem account: It is (hopefully) unnecessary to mention that you want to create a backup of your machine first before trying the following steps, but I still felt the urge to do so. flush ...


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Multiple cursors isn't a feature supported by Mac OS X by default. Some apps have it and if you want it in the rest of the system you will need too find an third part plugin. I think it would be hard to make that work even with a plugin. But if you haven't already I would recommend giving Google a try in finding one. Here is a link to an similar discussion ...


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As noted in my comment from earlier, you can make an alias of the alias and it will acquire the icon from the original source... for some reason. The following example is with folders... so it's not the exact situation in the question, but I think it illustrates the point:


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Try using a feature of OS X called "Folder Actions". Right click on any folder and select "Folder Actions Setup". It will gives you a whole list of options. These options come with the operating system. If you would like to modify a script you can double click it and make a duplicate. You can edit your script to do what ever you want. For example, I could ...


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I have a feeling that what ever you try will not register the files before the app can delete them if your saying it is already too fast. But you could look at launchAgents/Daemons launchAgents/Daemons Many kinds of tasks that do not require user interaction are most effectively handled by a process that runs in the background. You can use a ...


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Apparently this is the way Firefox handles the "Save as..." action. When using Chrome or Safari there is no issue. There is a bug report since 2008, but the status is still 'NEW'. The only solution I see at the moment is to select the name (unnamed.png) and only edit that part in the text area.


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If you are stuck you could use a find command in a terminal window. Open a terminal window and type :$ find . -iname \*foo\* Here's an example using the files you mentioned in your question. mgagnon-mbp:tmp mgagnon$ ls AllTheFooReports.xlsx bar.foo.doc foo.doc foodstuffs.xlsx snafoos.docx mgagnon-mbp:tmp mgagnon$ find . -iname \*foo\* ...


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The Finder searches for word prefixes. If you save your search as a Smart Folder and then inspect that using a text editor (e.g. TextMate) you will see the raw Spotlight query: ((kMDItemDisplayName = "foo*"cdw)) The "w" modifier tells Spotlight to search for words. The "*" wildcard at the end of the search string makes Spotlight search for word prefixes. ...


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The Finder search box does not support wildcards. You can add additional criteria to narrow down your search, though. Enter _doc in the search field to start a search. In the bar that appears (showing "Search: This Mac" etc) click the plus sign button all the way to the right. In the new row that appears, in the first combobox, select Name, then in the ...


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Either, in a Terminal: killall Finder Or, from the Apple menu, Log Out and then log back in. Either should cause the Alias to show the correct icon. In the event the Alias doesn't update after this then delete the Alias and recreate it.


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I had the same problem. Fastest solution and worked on both computers was: (a) Go to http://www.code42.com/store/ (b) Download free version of CrashPlan (c) After clicking to install the pop-up with the application symbol (that you drop into your Applications folder) also has a small trashcan in the bottom right corner. (d) After installation complete click ...


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UTIs and Launch Services Where is the list of “known” file types stored? The official term for "file types" is Uniform Type Identifiers (UTIs), and the database of UTIs is maintained by Launch Services. Using the Terminal, you can view the contents of the Launch Services database using the lsregister tool, which is stored at: ...


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This could well be down to bad prefs, for either Finder or the Dock. Try running the following in Terminal and then testing the Finder icon again: mv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist.BAK killall Finder mv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist.BAK ...


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You just have to specify what you want to search. As soon as you begin typing your query the results will appear. From OS X: Keyboard shortcuts Command-F Find any matching Spotlight attribute As long as nothing is entered there is no match. If you just want to move the input focus to the search field without starting a search use command+option+F


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Try this: Select all with "CMD-A" in your home directory. Hit "CMD+ALT+O" and have fun. :)


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Finder tags were introduced in Mavericks (10.9). They're not available in earlier versions of OS X.



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