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I had the same problem, and Andrew was right, but I was using Apple Magic Mouse. So, I tried to switch off the bluetooth that my mouse was connected to, then using the trackpad, I could resize the column in Finder. I turned back on the bluetooth and the problem of resizing the columns has gone. I have to make a remark that my magic mouse was also low on ...


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There is no graphical tool that shows an overview of syncing with Finder on OS X 10.10 and only time will tell if it gets added to any patches or newer versions. There is a brctl tool that ships with Yosemite to monitor changes. Open terminal and type the following command: brctl log --wait --shorten It will show you a brief summary of the sync changes ...


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I have noticed the same problem. The only way I have found is to look at the upload status bar in finder, way down at individual file list level. It shows how far the file has uploaded and then changes to file size when completed. Definitely not as helpful as Dropbox.


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I actually wanted the link term in the rename with the extension preserved otherwise finder wouldn't recognize the filetype. so I used Daniel's Answer(thanks for that) and changed it a bit for f in "$@"; do extension="${filename##*.}" filename="${f%.*}" ln "$f" "$filename link.$extension" done


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For changing default app (no option to clean the setting tho): If you don't have a file with that specific extension - create one. Right click on it -> get info. Set "Open with" and click "Change All" button right under it. All files with that extension will now be opened by that app.


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It's free, and configurable per extension. http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/


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It turns out Dropbox' self-updating wasn't functioning. The program was several versions behind current. I was able to restore Finder context menus and sync status by going to the Dropbox download page, downloading and re-installing Dropbox. After getting version 2.10.41 the sync status indicators and context menus were returned to the main Finder windows ...


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I saw this behavior and... you know what... it's really unexplainable. I don't have a root cause (obviously) but I did resolve the problem in this way (below). I also leave a note below but I am unsure if it relates directly as to why the finder started to show results when I would search. In general, my finder would not display any files when I opened it ...


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Try this I found on StackOverflow Automator Command to Refresh ALL Finder Windows Make it into an applescript application. btw, you don't need to force-quit the finder, you can relaunch it gracefully if you Opt/right click or Ctrl/Opt/left click on the icon in the dock. tell application "Finder" set theWindows to every window repeat with i from 1 ...


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Relaunch the Finder Opt/right click [or Ctrl/Opt/left click] the Finder icon in the Dock, last item is Relaunch. Or try this I found on StackOverflow Automator Command to Refresh ALL Finder/all Finder Windows - works for Finder windows, can't test for Shared items. tell application "Finder" set theWindows to every window repeat with i from 1 to ...


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Thumbnails are generated by QuickLook. You can reset its cache by typing qlmanage -r cache. If this didn't work reset it completly with qlmanage -r.


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You can fix this on a per-app basis. I don't quite know how to fix this on a per-file-type basis. Go To /Applications/App2Disassociate.app/Contents/Info.plist and open it with a text editor. Search for the extensions you would like to disassociate and remove that whole block of code. Reset cache. You can restart, or run: ...


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I will suggest an alternative way than modifying the system's "open with" list. I use LaunchBar as my main tool to interact with apps, files and more. I have configured LaunchBar so that when I select a document (or some text) and double tap the command key, LauchBar will allow me to specify the Application to open the file. I believe that Alfred and ...


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Most Mac OS X browsers will allow you to drag a website's favicon to your Desktop to create an icon that you can double click to open the site. However, this will open the link in the Default browser as specified Safari -> Preferences -> General -> Default web browser regardless of which app created the desktop icon. To force opening the link in a ...


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I was having this same problem recently on a mid-2010 MacBook Pro 15" (model 6,2). I'm not entirely sure how I fixed it, but here was my process (forgive me for not having references to all the other threads I consulted readily available): I installed and ran Onyx, which indicated that I needed to repair my drive, which I did by booting with the Option key ...


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Easy in Safari, idk in Chrome. Open bookmarks from the icon top left, to show the sidebar; find appropriate bookmark in the list, drag to desktop. Doesn't work from menus, just from that list. I can't imagine Chrome being much different.


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Open the webpage in your preferred browser, then click on the website's icon on the left of the URL bar and drag it to your Desktop. This creates a shortcut. Applescript to create a webpage shortcut seems like the hard way.


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No, just had a fiddle and it appears there is no way to do that. Neither of these work: In terminal: open . will open the current directory in Finder. Unhiding it with: sudo chflags nohidden dirname Does not work either. (Error --> chflags: dev/: Operation not supported)


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After reindexing my drive with sudo mdutil -E /path/to/volume the files showed in the tag list correctly, so it was clearly an issue with the Spotlight index; hopefully this helps someone else in the future.


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Spotlight can, if you just search for "-kind:folder". It also shows the files. It looks like a bug to me, but it works. Found here.


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Check my answer at - SuperUser. Try XtraFinder. This app is just great, solved all my basic needs after switching from a windows platform like adding "New File" in context menu and finder toolbar, etc. Some of the features as listed on their website are - XtraFinder add Tabs and features to Mac Finder. • Tabs & Dual Panel. • Arrange ...


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Nice solution provided by Daniel, but I suggest replacing his script code by the one below which preserves the file type. for f in "$@" do ln "$f" "Plink-$(basename "$f")" done


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You can create a smart folder which shows the contents of both folders. Go to File → New Smart Folder and add both the directories as rules for the smart folder.


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The issue was created because either the Google Drive App or the Dropbox App lost their download directories. But the shortcut links were still in Finder on the left. Once I removed the shortcuts to these folders the issue was resolved. Not sure of the technical details behind it, but something to check for next time.


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Try to do this. Worked fine for me . View > Arrange By > None


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There are a variety of ways to hide things in Mac OS X. Note: if you do any of these you most likely do not need to use the .noindex extensions since files hidden from the finder will not be typically be shown in Finder Spotlight searches. chflags hidden fileToHide (as already mentioned) does this by setting OS X file attributes. use the Unix style period ...


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In the command line use: chflags hidden fileToHide To show files again chflags nohidden ...


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I sometimes have a similar problem: Finder is completely unresponsive, i.e., all Finder windows are frozen, and they all show the spinning beach ball. In that case, for me the only thing that helped was to open Activity Monitor, and kill Finder (i.e., relaunch) it a number of times. Sometimes, I had to relaunch it up to 5 times. (So far I haven't been able ...


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You can use simple command inside Terminal.app to rename all files in directory including subdirectories. Navigate to directory in which You have files to rename (cd /path/to/dir) and run this command: find . -name "*\.txt" -exec bash -c 'mv "{}" "{}.noindex"' \; This will rename all txt files. Change extension to whatever You want.


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The following AppleScript will append the extension .noindex to any single file. To use this particular script, paste it into a new AppleScript document and save it as an Application. It will have a Application like icon with an arrow. This means the script is a droplet. To rename any single file, simply drop the file on top of this application's icon, and ...


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.noindex One of the fastest ways to hide a file or folder, from Spotlight, on the fly is to add the .noindex extension to the end of the filename or folder. The simplest way to get those files hidden is to create a folder, preferably named something innocuous, and add the extension to the end of the name. I’ll end up with a folder named “Nothing ...


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After a similar experience with 10.9.5 (MBA mid-2012 13") I booted into Safe Mode and then back to a normal boot. This resolved the issue.


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I tried @Gary 's answer, it didn't work for me. My problem was only concerning Shared folders After a lot of reading and searching, didn't try all solutions, but when i went into the settings-> sharing it was also taking a lot of time to load the settings. So i disabled everything one by one, afp and smb and windows, and then turned off the sharing ...


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This is for OS X Mavericks. /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user Running the above command on Terminal will rebuild the LaunchServices DB, and restarting the Mac works. Credits for this answer by Mateusz


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You may get some mileage out of the following article: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH10847?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US In that Info screen, click the Wrangler icon at the top of the page and then command+x to cut the incorrect icon. That should restore the 'default' image, which is now Sublime Text.


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There are a couple of things to look at here. The first thing is to ctrl+click on All My Files in the sidebar in Finder and select Show Search Criteria. Make sure that All My Files is selected and remove any bizarre criteria that may have gotten in there. The default selection criteria are: Any of the following are true -- Kind is Document Some apps may ...


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You might try killall Finder && open /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app


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I'm not entirely sure but 145GB is exactly 135 GiB so I think Finder gives result with decimal prefixes while du uses the binary ones. See this article


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Yes! Simply right click on the finder icon on the dock, go to "Options" and then select "All Desktops". And voila! You have the same Finder window open anywhere and everywhere you need it!


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If Windows is having trouble opening various folders and is causing your drive to freeze, it suggests that the file system is corrupted or that the disk itself is failing. The first thing you should do is run chkdsk on the drive from a Windows system to correct any errors with the NTFS file system. If you still have trouble, I suspect that there's little you ...


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I don't know of a way to fix this in the Finder. The images your are looking at are most likely "web ready" meaning that they have been stripped of much meta data that takes up extra bytes which would slow the loading of the images into a browser. Without a pre-generated icon the Finder creates them on the fly and does not always create a meaningful icon. ...


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You can change the background color in the Finder's view options. You can also change the view to Cover Flow?


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6 months or more of this problem... my 2013 Mac was hanging when saving files, making outlook 2011 hang often! and slowing down workflows... and after reading this post it dawned on me... before Mavericks I used 2 different tagging appx, TAGS and Leap. When installing mavericks, tags were quite well, though they became increasingly slow. I I deleted ...


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Found the answer in this blog post Hide The Menu Bar On Your Secondary Monitor With Mavericks. Uncheck the option "separate Spaces" on Mission Control:


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I keep the Preview.app icon in my dock (OS X 10.9.5). Drag and drop a folder of images onto the Preview.app icon. This will open all images in a single Preview window.


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I just created this one-liner bash script that creates symbolic links for all dot-files in your home directory. Note that it attempts to create a directory at ~/Dotfiles: cd ~; mkdir Dotfiles; for f in .*; do ln -s $f Dotfiles/${f:1}; done; rm Dotfiles/DS_Store; Just paste the line into the Terminal and press Enter.


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To make sure the Google Chrome has not left a bitter taste in your VM (Virtual Memory). While active memory contents are maintained in memory, the system also keeps some recently used but inactive processes and data there in order to quickly revive them, if needed. The Terminal command would be: sudo purge Be aware that purging can have side ...


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If you're running Docker, I saw a thread that implicates this with Finder crashes: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1658289


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Remove GoogleSoftwareUpdate! It's evil on your machine. Download the unofficial uninstalled here.


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Here is a solution with an AppleScript. Remove the "Rename Finder items ..." action. Add the "Run AppleScript" action, clear all text in this action. Copy/paste this script in the action: on run {input, parameters} set oldFolder to "" repeat with i in input set f to my getFolder(i as text) if f is oldFolder then set ...



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