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I wanted to change the default folder, but there does not appear to be a builtin way to do it. Therefore, I wrote an automator action that can be used in a folder action on your downloads folder. For example, I have one set to move any airdropped files to my Desktop. There is a binary for download at my Github repository


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The site has a general options list as well for the window management category at: What Window Management Options exist for OS X? For your specific requirements of keyboard, HUD and non-text preferences, I would select either divvy or moom. The former is one I've selected for several clients and they have enjoyed it and adopted it easily. Moom is also ...


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BetterSnapTool is quite handy!


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Have you tried Finder:Preferences:General:Show these items on the desktop and check Connected servers? That normally works for me.


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I tried to do this answer myself to make it easier to explain to you but that answer is over complex, I bet it is something really small.. But here it is: http://superuser.com/a/371939 If this worked for you, let us know what you did, in a better way please! :)


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To remove or move the Backups.backupdb folder open Terminal.app. Enter cd /Volumes/<Name_of_BackupDrive>/.Trashes to change the working directory. <Name_of_BackupDrive> has to be the volume name of your TM backup volume. Enter sudo ls -laO to show all folders. Usually you should see only one folder with the name 501 now: d-wx-wx-wt@ 3 root ...


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Sorry, for this late answer, but this will solve your Problem: You need to navigate to %AppData%\Local\CatalinaGroup\Citrio\Application\50.0.2661.271\Extensions modify "external_extensions.json" and delete every crx-File, except of those you want to keep. :D


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For those using iTerm, the AppleScript syntax has change in iTerm version 3. Here's the full procedure to follow to create a shortcut in the Finder. Launch Automator. Select "Application" : Choose "run Applescript" : Paste the code below: -- get the current directory in Finder on run {input, parameters} tell application "Finder" set ...


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The trick of switching views worked well in Yosemite but no longer in El Capitan. I've had to go back to the simple, yet annoying 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 ...


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Open Terminal cd /Users/$username$/Library/Preferences/ sudo mv com.apple.finder.plist com.apple.finder.plist.GO.AWAY On the desktop: Finder->Apple->Force Quit->Relaunch Finder Check the preview pane (pain) is now gone. Back to terminal: sudo chmod 444 com.apple.finder.plist


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Typing open . in Terminal will open the current working directory in a Finder window. But there is also an alternative version open `pwd`


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I've had this problem and its common. I would like to help but will need more information about your attempts to solve because there is more than on potential solution. Restart your computer. Sometimes that works just like a nap will make you feel better. Check the power adapter (try a different one but be careful to pick the exact same voltage and cable)...


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Try using System Events instead of Finder. I was trying to get every file of a particular extension type in a folder, and kept getting script errors. tell application "System Events" continue with the rest of your code. Hope this helps!


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Run the following command in Terminal (it will create a symbolic link for all users): sudo ln -s /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app /Applications Or just for currently logged on user: ln -s /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app ~/Applications Finder will appear in the applications list opened with Launchpad.


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You need to move Chinese language to the top of the Preferred languages list in System Preferences > Language & Region: If you have Chinese file and folder names created in OS 9 and earlier, you can use File Name Encoding Repair Utility (untested). This script gist also renames filename in GBK to UTF-8 (untested). I found interesting information for ...


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Your Time Capsule has that "lag" because the drives spin down (goes to sleep) if there has been no activity for a certain amount of time. This is also the reason that it gets disconnected after a certain amount of time. The drives go to sleep for two reasons: one, it's to save power; there's no point in spinning drives that aren't being used, and two it's ...


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You could add the folder for Time Capsule to the startup items and it will attempt to mount each time you log in. You would then want to consider if you want to reconfigure CrashPlan to not backup the Time Capsule Volume. Really two separate tasks, but that would be the game plan. For the automatic part - search the Mac Finder help menu for the string "Open ...


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The ~/Pictures folder is showing two extended attributes it shouldn't have, com.apple.FinderInfo which is probably holding the bundle bit and com.apple.quarantine. In a Terminal use the following commands to remove both extended attributes that shouldn't be there. xattr -d com.apple.FinderInfo ~/Pictures xattr -d com.apple.quarantine ~/Pictures No need to ...


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Here's an apple discussions page where another user has the same problem: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2586142?tstart=0 This problem is due to the fact that OS X has what's called a "bundle bit" that determines whether a folder is a bundle or not.


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Using answer space to provide pictures... Get Info on both your Pictures & Photos Library directories, make sure they are named as below, Pictures & Photos Library.photoslibrary Also check whether the extension is hidden for only the Library & whether something managed to rename it with a double extension .photoslibrary.photoslibrary - which has ...


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Moscarda, friend: These are good points, each, and I agree with your conclusion that the list of system daemons or services which are running after the operating system installation is rather excessive. Between performance and ease-of-operation I readily prefer performance. Thus, I tend to reduce to bare minimum the list of services which are allowed to ...


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Not strictly a duplicate of Spring loaded folder settings missing in Yosemite however the answer is the same, so I'll save future Googlers some effort by copying it, with slight modification, to here. Spring-Loaded Folders The slider is located in System Preferences → Accessibility → Mouse & Trackpad You can change the spring-loaded ...


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i just using cleanymac to complete uninstalling deleted program thats still showing in launchpad.


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Open a finder window, hold down the option key and resize the window as you wish. Close all finder windows and next time you open a new one it will remember the size.


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On OS X El Capitan, to bring up the search screen I use the key combination Command F, instead of CTRL F.


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There's a simpler solution already built-in. Just open an Archive Utility.app located in /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/ and change the preferences to use archive format: "Zip archive" Then you can just drag and drop the folders on it's icon in the dock.


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If you don't have view permissions it will report itself as taking zero space to the directory that encloses it. This is especially visible with the "Users" folder. Take another User's folder. Notice how oddly small this folder appears. Yet it is reporting a valid file size, as I have read permissions to the folder. Now look at the contents of this ...


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You can create an application doing exactly this using ScriptEditor.app and then add it to Finder Toolbar. First place this line inside your ~/.bash_profile file: alias cdf="eval \"cd \\\"\\\`osascript -e 'tell app \\\\\\\"Finder\\\\\\\" to return the POSIX path of (target of window 1 as alias)'\\\`\\\"\"" This will change the active directory to the ...


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Found the solution. At the top of the little "pop down" window that shows your files to attach, I had to click on the drop down box (where it currently shows "Documents") to choose a different directory:


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The few files I had this problem with all happened to have their executable bit set, and the application the finder wanted to use was Terminal. Turning off the executable bit resolved the problem.


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You don't. That's what System Integrity Protection is all about. But keep in mind you can disable it, do your changes and reenable it again. Both steps are described in How do I disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) AKA “rootless” on OS X 10.11, El Capitan?


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Since it's out of warranty your options are a bit limited. I would start by bringing to the Apple store for diagnostic, or read here for how to get your own hardware diags. You have already reinstalled a fresh OS on a new drive, so it's possible the SATA cable is bad (believe it or not I've seen this happen), or even the logic board. What errors are ...


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I had this problem too. Here's how I fixed it: delete the folder ~Library/Application Support/com.apple.sharedfilelist/ and then use Activity Monitor to kill the sharedfilelistd process belonging to your user. Then I relaunched Finder for good measure. Works now!


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While in the Finder, go to the "Finder" menu and select "Preferences". Add the name of your MacBook to the Sidebar. Click on the name of your MacBook and drag your hard drive or untitled to the Sidebar.


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The kind of items in your case hidden are named Favourites. To show them, go to a site where you can upload a file (e.g. https://encodable.com/uploaddemo/) and then click on "Choose File", like you said. When you are prompted to upload something, just hover your cursor on the Favourites line, located on the top of the sidebar. A "Show" button will be shown (...


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This is not a bug, so there is nothing to fix. Apple (and pretty much every other computer company) moved over to base 10 to avoid confusion with the standards that we have with the metric system. In metric: 10 mm = 1 centimeter 1000 cm = 1 meter 1000 m = 1 kilometer In base 2: 1 byte = 8 bits 1 KB = 1024 bytes 1 MB = ...


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I don't think it' malware. I have the same problem after installing 10.11.5. I found a (not so nice) workaround: When the app is still running: Save all changes and force quit the Application When already quit the app: Open the Activity Monitor and force quit the Widowserver Process. You'll be logged out. Now restart the mac (don't just log in again) and ...


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mount without any options gives an overview of the mounted file systems with information such as the type of file systems, location, and mount options. In your case, you have one file system mounted in /Volumes called MiniPro 2 which is a HFS file system mounted noowners (ignore permissions). Your list (ls) command reveals that you also have a directory ...


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No, file location isn't something that's tracked and without any form of backups, that would have path recursion, you're out of luck. At least you have the files and didn't loose them. You might want to consider using Time Machine going forward! Source: comment by user3439894


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I've just had the very same problem (OS X El Capitan) and refreshing the Finder didn't work out for me. Neither turning off and then back on the WiFi. What worked for me was restarting the router.


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If you are trying to cd into an alias, it will not work; this is by design as an alias works at the Finder level, not the underlying UNIX level. I have excerpted some of the key aspects of aliases, symbolic links (symlinks), and hard links from the article "What Are Aliases, Symbolic Links, and Hard Links in Mac OS X?" below. Aliases This type of ...


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I found this similar thread with different terms : "File Open" dialog is missing sidebar items For me, delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist and reboot worked well.


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use dot_clean, the directory which is being copied and throwing the Error Code 36, the basics look like this: Launch the Terminal (found in /Applications/Utilities/ or with Spotlight) At the command prompt, type: dot_clean /Path/To/Directory/With/Problem/ When dot_clean is finished, attempt the file copy again and it should succeed with no error code For ...


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Right clicking on the Application's Dock icon, highlight over options, and unselect "Keep in Dock". You'll need to do this for all the Applications in Dock. If you wish to have ONLY open applications in the Dock, here is a Terminal.app command you can run to change the preferences to show only open applications in the Dock. defaults write com.apple.dock ...


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Yes, you need driver & software for your Canon PowerShot G12.


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There is no menu item in Finder named "Right Size This Column" so this shortcut does nothing as no matching menu item can be found.


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Enable AFP (Netatalk) on your Ubuntu server and connect to the mount points using afp:// And get a lot of ._*,.DS_Store,.TemporaryItems,.apdisk,.Appledouble ones in each folder)))


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This happened to me in Yosemite. Some folders had their contents displayed just fine, others got the spin wheel. All folders in question were local folders, and their contents displayed fine with ls in the terminal. What my problem seemed to be related to was having a network share connected prior to closing the lid on my laptop, then opening my laptop and ...


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I'll probably be down voted in this answer, but I tried in my El Capitan as the OP described and it never ends selected, it does not work as Windows. As long I still think somethings are still easier in Windows, an O.S. it's about a culture, the usability solution, and may be a better idea dance as the music is playing. The best way to do this task is by OS ...


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If you don't have a current selection, the Paste action will select the new pasted file or folder. Therefore, make sure you don't have a current selection when pasting and the file or folder will be selected when you paste. A quick way to deselect any currently selected items before pasting is ⌥⌘A. If you'd like more automation in this, you can use Keyboard ...



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