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I found the only correct answer to remove the unwanted items that are on the dock is to shutdown the computer and then go through a restart and the items that are not wanted will still be there, then arrow over the item in the dock not wanted and right click and hold down and you will see one of two things Quit or Force Quit, arrow over one of these let go ...


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You can enable debug mode in ZSH using the -vx flags. Open up terminal, and create a new ZSH instance: zsh -vx Then, try your open <tab> It should print out everything it's trying to match on, and any processing it's doing. Might give you a clue as to which setting is influencing this behaviour. I can't replicate on mine.


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I can not reproduce this issue, so it should not happen by default. TAB works as expected in zsh (as in bash). What version of OSX are you using? This is in a standard terminal window right? Do you have something in your .zshrc file relating to custom completion settings? Try deleting your .zshrc file and run the zsh shell again, mv .zshrc .zshrc.old zsh ...


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Quit dropbox. Terminal: $ sudo rm -rf /Library/DropboxHelperTools Terminal: $ killall finder Open Dropbox. Enter Admin PWD when prompted. (Good Signal) Win.


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You can drag broken links out of the dock by click and drag them to the middle of the screen. Then use spotlight to locate the files - on your Mac or on a time machine backup before they went missing.


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Open Finder preferences and check it again like in the image below.


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It can be done by going to Finder preferences -> Sidebar and checking iCould Drive


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You can do it from Terminal.app. Navigate to the topmost directory with: cd / Then type this command: find . -name ".idea" -exec rm -r {} \; This will remove all .idea directories which are owned by You (more specificaly You have the rights to delete them). If You want to delete all of them, add sudo in front of this command. NOTE: calling sudo ...


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What you're describing is a $2 Mac app called Photo Geolocation from the Mac App Store: Photo Geolocation


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After choosing 'Connect to Server...' in Finder with cmdK you may also use an IP-address instead of the DNS-name. So if your NAS is at 192.168.1.10 (or mynas.example.home) and you've exported a share called 'Share', make sure the NAS provides you the entire pathname - sometimes they'll append /mnt/ (or /mount/ or /nfs/) to the path. Instead of simple ...


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If you have any zip files in the selection, you are unable to compress these and the option will be removed from the context menu. Deselect any zip files from your current selection and try again.


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You can make it from Terminal.app. Open Terminal, navigate to the folder where Your music is (here's example for iTunes library): cd ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/ Then run this command: find . -name "[[:alpha:]][[:alpha:]][[:alpha:]][[:alpha:]].mp3" -exec open {} \;" This will find all 4 letters mp3 files, for example XXXX.mp3 and open them in ...


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I'd just use the Recently Added smartlist & sort by date added. You can't search by '4 random characters'.


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You don't need to restart the Finder, only refresh the windows. This Applescript will toggle the state & refresh... set newHiddenVisiblesState to "YES" try set oldHiddenVisiblesState to do shell script "defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles" if oldHiddenVisiblesState is in {"1", "YES"} then set newHiddenVisiblesState to "NO" ...


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You can enter those directories from keyboard with ⌘ CMD+↓ Down arrow. Or ⇧ SHIFT+⌘ CMD+G and type the name of the directory You want to enter. You can complete directory name with ⇥ TAB button (for example type Down in $USER dir, press ⇥ TAB and it will become Downloads).


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The answer to all your questions is No To understand the file system you may like to start with File System Basics. The three /Library locations are for different purposes though, as you have guessed, there is some overlap. Briefly, the purpose of each is: /System/Library: Files which allow OS X to start and run. /Library: Other important system and ...


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Here is the way I removed this automatic upgrade which never explained me what was going on. The best information I found about this automatic update, and its removal is here: how to remove Google’s secret update software from your mac. Check the presence of GoogleSoftwareUpdate defaults read com.google.Keystone.Agent gives a lot of info confirming me ...


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I have something NeXTy for you. It's what I wanted on my NeXT in 1994. It works fine with the Finder (ex workspace) but it uses the time as the first concept to organize and retrieve your informations. In addition to the folders browsing, it allows the time browsing ! It's like a temporal workspace… You simply navigate through time, recall what you need to ...


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The dock doesn't support additional horizontal spacers per se (besides those invisible ones), but there used to be a hacky work-around where you made a .app file with a line as an icon, and could use that as a spacer. Basically, create a folder, append .app to it, and give it a separator icon by changing the icon. Then drag and drop the separator to the ...


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I also had this issue. For me, the solve was to first turn off Wi-Fi (somehow Finder actually allowed that single action), connect an ethernet cable, then reboot the machine. Immediately after booting up, I quit the Dropbox app, then unchecked Dropbox in System Prefs › Extensions. Seems to have resolved the issue for now.


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The easiest way to change the default application back is for each file type (mp4, etc…); select the file then select File > Get Info from the menu bar, then under the Open with section select the application you would like to use, then select Change All…


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I'm using OS X 10.10.1. The file that stores the "Open With" data seems to be ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices/com.apple.LaunchServices.secure.plist Assuming you've setup all of your apps' "Open With" settings, you can ensure that they're not permanently overwritten by removing write permissions from the above file: chmod 444 ...


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I was able to fix this by restarting Finder (there was an option to do it inside TotalFinder, but now it's appeared after I restarted.). Restarting OS X should fix it tho.


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You can use Automator/Apple Script for this with Mouse Tools command line app. You can get Mouse Tools from here. It's a small tool to move mouse pointer and perform clicks. [-h] return this help text [-b] coordinates are measured from bottom-left corner of the screen [-location] return the current mouse location [-x "xValue" -y "yValue"] move the mouse to ...


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Go to Finder → Preferences (⌘,) → Sidebar and check Applications.                                   


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The Quit menu item in Finder can be enabled by Onyx, Cocktail, Secrets etc Directly in Terminal with defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool YES


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This is not an answer. I wrote this just inform: In my experience, spotlight can get the right result, even if it contains spaces in the file name. Please refer to the screenshot below First, Make Sure enable "Mail & Message" option in spotlight preference. PS:Usually you can search email in build-in Apple mail search or using Smart mailbox. Of ...


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You would use the "" marks to search for multiple words that are also searched in the exact order as written. To insist on words that are in order with nothing intervening, use quotes marks around them: Example: "Mail Attachment" will search for Mail Attachment in names. Read more on Spotlight searches here


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To sort by modified in icon view: Go to the settings for your finder window by clicking on the gear icon at it's top and choosing View Options. You've already set it to arrange by date modified, but you also need to set it to sort by date modified. Then you'll have groupings to minimize until you reach the date range you are looking through AND a list of ...


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It doesn't update the folder opened date unless you open it in its own window. Just revealing it in a list view will not refresh the date. Before… During… After… Neither does adding a file to a folder refresh the opened date…


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It is sorting numerically. An eight digit number is always going to come before a nine digit number. It is a feature of Finder, so that Something10 shows up after Something9 and not before Something2, provided that all of the "Something" is always the same.


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The icon caches in OS X are stored under /private/var/folders. To clear them try the following commands in a Terminal window. sudo rm /private/var/folders/*/*/C/com.apple.dock.iconcache sudo rm -rf /private/var/folders/*/*/C/com.apple.iconservices killall Dock killall Finder Hopefully you should then find your icons restored.


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For OS X 10.8.5, the method below works well enough for me to stop looking for a better solution. The file modification has survived reboots, but it might need to be reset after Apple updates. Edit this sandbox profile as an admin: /usr/share/sandbox/quicklook-satellite.sb Add the file type deny rules at the end and save: (deny file-read* (regex ...


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sudo vi /etc/auto_master In this file comment out /net with # (#/net .....) sudo automount -vc


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In my case it seemed that a network drive (WDMyCloud via WdQuickView app) caused the Spinning wheel in Finder (Console showed a lock held exclusively for too long); disconnecting it solved this.


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In difficult cases, you may need to have the Launchpad rebuilt from scratch. I had to do this when I found an app in my Launchpad that could not be opened "because it may be damaged or incomplete," but I was unable to find the app anywhere on my system. This hack requires executing commands from the Darwin command line with the Terminal app. You can do some ...


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When you say "none of my documents are on my desktop" do you mean that the desktop is completely blank? No Icons of any kind? So all you can see is your dock and the menu bar? If that is the case Finder may not have loaded or might have just crashed and got stuck at login. try this: Hold COMMAND + OPTION and tap the esc key. That should bring up a dialog ...


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also installable via brew cask install qlstephen


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The sounds are embedded in the code. Therefore it is impossible to change them. If you try to change them, you risk wrecking your mac. P.S. Note that you can, however, change the sound that happens whenever you press the volume keys.


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Oh my... turns out it was one of the .* files in the share. A simple rm of them all (excluding .git and/or .svn) and I was golden. What a pain. Hours gone. I was unable to narrow down which file it was - a binary search failed so it may have been more than one. Here's hoping lots of other people can be saved the time wastage.


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This has been documented at http://www.macworld.com/article/1157724/alert.html. Hope this helps.


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I tried all the tricks I could find without success, but eventually solved it with the clue here that the phantom names on the network were "stowaways" on the Airport network. I had about 8 variations on the name of the Mac Mini on our network: some were names I gave it, some were simply appended numbers to one of the names. All three computers (two ...


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To relaunch the Finder: Hold the Option key and right-click the Finder icon in the Dock, then select Relaunch. Press Option-Command-Escape or choose Force Quit from the Apple menu, then select the Finder and click Relaunch. Log out and log back in to your user account.


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when saving a file, by default the entire name excluding .extension ought to be selected, so just starting to type will rename it. To navigate, forward arrow will go to the end of the filename, before the extension up arrow [or back arrow initially, until the fully-selected name is 'broken'] will go to the beginning, down arrow to the end, if you ...


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If the file name is highlighted then just use Delete, not the CMD+Delete. The CMD+Delete will also delete the file on my MBA with 10.9.5 Finder.


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I could not find any thing to re enable this. So I built a quick Safari Extension to give me something that would give me a list. I am posting the link here Hierarchy List And may repost with a how to make one when I get a little time. update* Update the download: The popover will now close when the url clicked in the list is not the current ...


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I created a workaround using KeyboardMaestro: only in Finder, on hotkey (⌘⇧↑), execute AppleScript: tell application "Finder" select window of desktop set selection to item 1 of desktop end tell Weirdly enough it doesn't show that it is selected, but Cmd-down opens its window.


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I fully accept the warnings other people have given here regarding running finder as root... but in a limited scenario it is very useful. The OP had a problem using the: sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder I suspect he/she may have also been using something like TotalFinder or XtraFinder If so, then use the options in ...


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In Expose, look for the alert window separate from the other applications, separate from finder. If that doesn't work, hold command and tap tab until Finder is highlighted, release command. In Finder, swipe down with 4 fingers (if this isn't enabled, select trackpad in system preferences and under the more options tab, select App Expose. Then repeat these ...


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I realised that the only volume I was having issues with was a NTFS-formatted volume, for which I use Paragons software to write to the volume. I searched for a solution to my problem and found someone having the same problem: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1280829 It turns out Paragon writes the files with read, write flags, AND also the ...



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