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I couldn't trash Crashplan, either. And when I did option/click, revealing the Package Contents, the uninstaller wouldn't work. What worked for me was redownloading & reinstalling Crashplan. Then I did the option/click thing, ran the new uninstaller, and this seems to have completely removed Crashplan, including the pre-existing app that I couldn't get ...


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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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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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Is there a way to adjust the file type list to go into Recent Items/Documents to a useful set of document types? Not that I know of, but you can increase the number under System Preferences> Recent Items, which might help.


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You can also schedule your system to reboot at certain times of the day using options within System Preferences, or by use of a bash script that will handle this when the symptoms you described above are detected. When you notice this happening, have your monitors also gone into standby mode r shutdown from inactivity?


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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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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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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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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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This is a case of "destructive" vs "non-destructive" editing of files. Like in old days of cutting and gluing together audio tape or film, editing then was destructive like RM command is. You type in the command, hit ENTER and RM is immediately executed. On the other hand, moving files to the TRASH folder is just that, and the system responds, "wait while I ...


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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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I've also found that deleting a file in the same folder will make all files appear again as normal...Really annoying when saving item to the desktop!


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You can set a keyboard shortcut for the Move To command in the Forklift preferences. I tested using Command-Shift-M, which is unused in the default Forklift shortcuts. With that configured, any files/folders selected in the active browsing pane will be moved to the location in the other browsing pane.


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You can use Tab to switch between left and right pane Cursor keys to move up and down within a pane Cmd-C/Cmd-V to copy/paste files and folders


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You'll want to right click on the favorite and "get info". The name shows up under "Name and Extension". You'll not, I think, be able to rename everything. If it's greyed out, for example, you won't be able to rename 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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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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Much of apple's aesthetic design has quirks like this. Things look nice one way on a small scale and look nice in a different way on a large scale. One thing I might offer is that perhaps snap to grid is disabled if there aren't enough files to create a second row. Try resizing your window to allow five items before having to move down. Does the same thing ...


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I had this problem and the following seems to have resolved it. I'm not sure if steps 2 and 3 are both required so you can try one and then the other if you prefer. Remove symbolic links Clear your icon cache: sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.dock.iconcache -exec rm {} \; Clear your caches: sudo rm -rf /Library/Caches/* sudo rm -rf ...


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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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Choose Get Info on both apps. Click on the little iTerm icon in the upper left, select CMD-C. Click on the little Terminal icon in the upper left, select CMD-V. It should immediately replace the application icon. This feature has been available since at least 10.5.


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@Georgia - That was a great tip .. but the folder locale got slightly lost in translation .. here is what I did PROPER PATH $ cd /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/ The Resources folder contains all the icons. Using "ditto" so it copies resources properly. The "-ck" makes a zipped archive. $ ditto -ck Resources mav-icons.zip Just ...


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I found a solution that seems to fix this. 1.) Open a new finder window 2.) If All the columns aren’t visible, drag the lower right corner of the window to the right until they are. 3.) Resize the first column to be narrower. 4.) Close the window immediatey. 5.) Open another new finder window. Is this finder window too wide?   -if yes: ...


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After Yosemite upgrade the finder crashes every time I drag and drop a file to a folder in the finder. It basically freezes and 'floats' the file icon until I force quit finder. I tried quitting the Dropbox finder extension but it didn't work for me (you must quit Dropbox app first or the finder extension will auto relaunch). So I looked at the console ...


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Sharing is caring. Here's the solution to my 'problem'. Just go to Finder -> Preferences -> Sidebar and unclick the two points marked with the red arrows. From now on only the mounted shares will be listed in the sidebar of Finder. :)


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Just drag the icon outside of the sidebar.


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This seems like a bug with Spotlight in OS X. Spotlight should search recursively in whatever directory it is told to, however after some testing it seems this functionality breaks with some exFAT and NTFS partitions. If you want to search by name in such cases, you can use 'find': find /path/to/folder -name "*name*"


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After things settled down (spotlight indexing is complete, a few reboots, using different user names), things have settled down and the "fetching" delay has gone away and the popup menu opens in less than 2 seconds are so. But some conditions (like mounting new disks) seem to make the delay increase again. Resetting Launch Services from first comment DOES ...


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I remember seeing that from time to time in the past. Just command click, hold, and drag them off. They have removed that weird feature in Yosemite (and perhaps earlier.)


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Same problem with the prior state here - since updating to Yosemite, the Finder doesn't reliable show the current state of the file system anymore. And as you said, relaunching Finder seems to be a temporary fix. I also found that Finder can still find a file if I explicitly search for it, even while it does not show it in the normal window view.


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I had the same problem. It was solved when I updated to Dropbox version 2.10.46 and relaunched Finder. You can restart finder with the following Terminal command: killall Finder && open /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app


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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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Xtra Finder does this automatically and I had been using it. However I found it slow after upgrading to Yosemite - like many other things - so I uninstalled it to give the Finder another chance with the hope it had improved. Sadly it remains really limited and like you, I use Spotlight to navigate to folders and find it infuriating that it keeps launching ...


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The Finders function "All my Files" will show you all files that are saved on your hard drive. If you delete them they are deleted. How ever, your email could download them again from the email server (like gmail) if you kept them there.


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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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I'm not sure I understand your question: You want Finder windows to be of a certain size even after closing them? Try holding the option key while dragging to resize, then immediately after that close all finder windows, and relaunch.


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If on top of your Mac's hard drive, you are also backuping an external USB drive, you may want to check this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/message/27031297


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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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The answer is no, there is not a way to get the nice little triangle to easily expand a symlink directory in the Finder's list view. According to "Folder Aliases in Dock or List View cannot be expanded?" on SuperUser, "This is a known bug and is even mentioned in John Siracusa's review on Snow Leopard." This is consistent with this Textmate Thread which ...


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I don't know any way to change the default window size, but you can use a script like this to reset the properties of windows manually: tell application "Finder" if number of Finder windows is 0 then return tell Finder window 1 set toolbar visible to false set sidebar width to 0 set statusbar visible to false set ...


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They don't appear to be there by default, but you can add them back in pretty easily. Open a Finder window Type "today" into the search box. It should offer you two options in a dropdown menu "Dates: today" and "Filenames - Name Matches: today". Pick the dates option. The search should complete and the search bar should appear saying "This Mac" and the ...


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In Finder hit Cmd+F to open the Spotlight interface (without requiring a string to search for). Hit the search parameter dropdown (by default "Kind"), select Name. Select 'matches' in next dropdown. Type tif~ in the text box. You could select Kind → Other and insert tif~, but does not work that way. Additionally, you could search for it on the Terminal ...


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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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It's on a folder called Utilities inside Applications.


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Right now Dropbox's changelog is full of entries like "More fixes for Finder on Mac OSX 10.10". I didn't notice your issues, but Dropbox kept hanging since the Yosemite upgrade. I just updated to the latest version from Dropbox website, which got me release 2.10.41, and now everything you mention works fine (for now). But from the changelog link, you can ...


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I had the same issue, the only explanation i can guess that , the reason it went hidden as an impact from a Spyware script that was installed with an infected dmg file of one of the software downloaded recently from cNet


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No dual mode in OS X Finder There is no native dual mode in OS X Finder. You can replace Finder with software like 'TotalFinder' (image below). Or you can use window managing software, like ShiftIt or mjolnir, to place your Finder windows side-by-side. Mjolnir (donation ware) is highly scriptable and should be capable of doing exactly this. This feature ...


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Basically, your way of viewing the folders in the OS means that in the over-arching parent folder that you opened the finder window in will be the folder that it detects you to be in causing your CMD+V to paste into this folder. Even if you've expanded sub-folders the OS has made it so that in this viewing format you haven't actually entered the folder so ...



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