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I had a similar issue and the 'Fetching...' was taking many seconds. I just reset Launch Services with the following command: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -seed -r -f -v -domain local -domain user -domain system


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Has your spotlight been botched? IN short, finder relies on spotlight to find things quickly. This will take a while (5 or so mins) and make your Mac go into "jump-jet" mode with the fans, but: Drop to terminal type in sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight-V100 then sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight-V200 then sudo mdutil -i off / then sudo mdutil -i on / finally sudo mdutil -E / ...


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Here's another way to Force Quit an application: Click the Apple Menu Hold Shift, and notice that the 'Force Quit...' menu item has changed to 'Force Quit [frontmost app name].' Select 'Force Quit [frontmost app name]' to force quit the Application.


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You're in the "trash" directory now because when you threw out the folder, your view of that folder in the terminal went with it. The terminal, being completely inside the directory, doesn't even need to know it's been moved to the trash. It's pwd doesn't even change because it has no reason to re-validate the current directory path on every interaction - ...


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The folders/documents in the sidebar are just shortcuts to the given folders/documents. So if you just removed them from the sidebar they still are where they've been.


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You can use the command below to edit the com.apple.finder preference. defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitEject true that will set it for the current user, to set it system wide use sudo defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitEject true The eject button will still show in finder but will not do anything when pressed.


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Not necessarily a fix, but I use this to refresh Finder windows - works after changing file visibility too, rather than killing the Finder. tell application "Finder" set theWindows to every window repeat with i from 1 to number of items in theWindows set this_item to item i of theWindows set theView to current view of this_item ...


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This can be done using AppleScript, like in the question you linked to. Watch out, this is not the same as Automator. Example script: osascript -e 'tell application (path to frontmost application as text) set myFile to choose file POSIX path of myFile end' This uses the simplest form of the choose file command, and puts the result in the variable myFile. ...


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I see now that enlarging the preview area allows room for the timestamp to show.


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You could do it installing this workflow: Open in Finder Tab. Just type ot Directory and you will have it open on a new Finder tab. If you want to open a directory in the same window without open a new tab, you could edit the workflow. Go to Alfred Preferences → Workflows → Open in Finder Tab. You must right click on Run Script and select configure. ...


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I recommend using a disk space analyzer application for this purpose, specifically because of the concerns you bring up. Some options include DaisyDisk (Free to try, Full Version US$9.99) or GrandPerspective (free), OmniDiskSweeper (free)


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I would do this from a terminal window like so: substitute whatever byte value you're interested in for where I have 100000 below run this command from the directory you're interested in checking the subdirectory sizes of (from root / if everything) du -k * | sort -nr| awk '$1>100000{print}'


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In one of the folders where the items are "stuck", go to View menu > Show View Options, or press ⌘+J. In the new window, change "Arrange By" to "None" and "Sort By" to "None".


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Quick Look doesn't make web requests, so it can't show the contents of the webpage without opening it. The question you linked was asking about .html files, with the actual source saved locally. .url files only include a URL, so without downloading the page it can't render anything. You can still use .html or .webarchive files and they will be rendered in ...


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If you are talking about operating on files in the folder structure you see in the Save window as if you were working in a Finder window, the answer is no. The only operation that approaches this is to click on a filename appearing in the Save window, which will then rename the file portion of the filename, and save the file in its native format. Below I'm ...


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A quick test in OS X 10.10 shows that you can copy and delete, but not rename files from the save dialog box. Right(control)-clicking on a file brings up the options for Move to Trash and Duplicate. The usual behavior of changing a file name by clicking on the already-selected file does not seem to work as it does in the Finder.


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It turns out that Box Sync was indeed causing problems. I uninstalled Box Sync and the progress dialog in Finder reappeared.


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This problem has been bugging me for months. I've kept a weather eye on the Google results, poked around trying to find my own solution, upgraded to Yosemite to see if the issue was resolved there, but nothing turned up. So, during the Thanksgiving break I decided to sit down and fix this once and for all. Looooong story short, every time you add a tag it ...


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I had this same exact problem and no amount of "uninstalling" would get this pesky application file to DELETE. I even connected this Mac in Thunderbolt Target Mode to another Mac and tried to delete it that way. No go. I was at my wit's end, almost ready for a complete system backup, wipe and re-install. Fortunately before getting that far, I was able to ...


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If you select "Snap to Grid" from the "Sort by" menu and "None" from the "Arrange By" menu, it'll keep the same grid spacing regardless of the number of items in the folder.


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It's on a folder called Utilities inside Applications.



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