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Any person new to Apple and Mac would find lot of things un-intuitive or just forced on the user, w/o any options to change it. Or it might be that just many of us had their first experiences on Win/Linux systems. But just found this plugin to finder XtraFinder which among lot of other options allows you to ENTER/RETURN to open a file. Feeling a lot ...


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You can undo window positions by pressing option+command+Z.


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Just hold the Option button when you drag the folder, then will be available the "Keep Both"/"Combine" option so you can merge the folders. Just like the Windows default behavior. Where did folder "merge" or "keep both" go in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?


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Just had the same Problem. I went to System Preferences >> Users & Groups, clicked the unlock button then right clicked on my User and set my group to Admin.


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If you do this a lot, you can create a convenient symlink or alias to the system / hidden folder you want to access. Note that symlinks work in Terminal, aliases do not.


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I've had the exact same problem but with the Desktop folder, rather than Applications. Based on the answer above, in Finder I clicked View > Arrange By and noted that "Name" was checked [and indeed all the files were in reverse alphabetical order]. Holding down the "Option" key, so that "Arrange By" was replaced with "Sort By", I noted that all the ...


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⇧shift+⌘cmd+G Opens the Go to the folder: dialog in the Finder window: This will let you open any folder for the directory you type.


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... or you could use xtrafinder (http://www.trankynam.com/xtrafinder/)


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This means there was an icon there, but it's been deleted/moved/etc and your current view doesn't do automatic sorting. Go to View → Clean Up By → Name to fix it just once now or press ⌘J to open View Options and set Sort By to Name to fix this now and in the future.


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I used this "trick" on Mountain Lion and it worked well for me. Create a new folder on the Desktop (CMD+SHIFT+N), open it, select View-View Options (CMD+J), set the window to your desired size and type view (either icon or list view: I prefer the latter), select always open, and then click Use as Defaults button. That should retain your setting ...


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If you simply put numbers (for the months) in front of the folders names they will be sorted. If you prefer then use the Folder Action and Automator to do that automatically, for the folder containing the sub folders with the months names (numbers).


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I've found out that removing the color tags (labels) to the files and folders displayed in the FileOpen Finder dialog solves the problem. This worked fine before Mavericks...


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An even better solution I found is XtraFinder. It sets my Finder windows permanently to right-size every column, so I can always see the entire filename. It saves me an amazing amount of time. I found it here: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/42067/xtrafinder


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You can reference the files like this: set myPath to (path to library folder from user domain as text) & "Keychains" tell application "Finder" to get files of folder myPath


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Simply drag the folder to the desired position in the sidebar. This adds the folder to the sidebar in every current and future Finder window, as well as Finder Open/Save windows/sheets. Removal is done by dragging the folder from the sidebar out to the side.


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You can sort your Desktop as you can do it with your Finder folder structure. Just sort by "Tags" and thats it: In my tests, folders are showen before other files. But of course, if you have Tags given, it gets sorted differently. So three solutions: Give specific Tags and sort by Tags Give non Tags and sort by Tags Give your folder names ...


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EasyFind is an excellent alternative app to get the job done. It's free and easy. You can search for text in files (even invisible ones). <= This may be an easier way to find your config files. You can get it from the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/easyfind/id411673888?mt=12 Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the developer.


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A simple shut down, then start, of OS X should automatically remove debris from /Volumes If you like: disconnect/eject any removable media before the start. Or simply leave the media in place, and restart. There may be other approaches to dealing with volume debris whilst the OS is running but in my experience, it's often better to restart. Also ...


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You are at the same location, namely your root: "Mac1 Sys". You only expanded the folder contents, you did not move into that folder. It is annoying to others as well ;) I solve this by cmdmouse-dbl click on the folder and move to icon view (cmd1) In my opinion Finder is old and needs some updating...


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In OS X 10.9, Mavericks, you have to hold the Option and Command keys to add it.


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The hard drive randomly started working again after an hour or so left alone.


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I don't have enough points to add a comment yet. How long ago did the drive stop mounting? I am going to ask the basic questions: Have you disconnected the drive and rebooted? Do you by any chance have any other computer you can try it on? Have you tried using diskutil from the command line? This is an older post, man diskutil looks like the utility ...


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AppleScript - Remove Files Added 5 Minutes Ago Elaborating on Lri’s answer, you could create a script that takes files that were downloaded 5 minutes ago and move them to the trash with a script like this (using Date Added sorting in Finder): set dirSel to path to downloads folder set timeInterval to -5 * 60 -- 1 measured in milliseconds e.g. -1*60 = 1 ...


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If the Status Bar is showing (View > Show Status Bar), then you can use the slider in the bottom-right corner to adjust the thumbnail zoom.


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In any folder or window (including Desktop) simply press : CMD+J


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Had the same problem. It's simply in the prefernces setup "open images in one window"


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I use the settings in Finder to always show dimensions as a coulomb. Right click on top of Finders window opens the pop up. Select Dimensions results in:


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Perhaps give either of these apps a try - not exactly ideal to have to install a separate app to manage it but it doesn't seem that there is an easy way to modify the Launchpad DB. If either works you could always uninstall after. http://launchpadmanager.com/ Has a pay version but seems the free version should do what you need. Or ...


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I had the same problem, but none of the fixes above helped. This finally did: http://blog.hsoi.com/2014/02/25/my-slow-mac-mavericks-coreservicesd-iconservicesagent-and-how-fs_usage-saved-me/ Some issue with an application (in my case Xcode) and icons. Try this command in Terminal, which reports realtime filesystem activity from the IconServicesAgent: ...


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Just like any other hidden file on your Mac, .DS_Store and .localized are going to be one of those files that appear when you turn hidden files 'on'. Without 3rd party applications you are not able to hide them without hiding every other hidden application. One thing you can do is, if there is only 1 or 2 hidden files/folders for eg. make aliases which in ...


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I don't think you can have it both ways. I can imagine a bit of a work around that involves the Mac knowing what network it is on, and then changing the defaults write command to match the network. Something like http://www.controlplaneapp.com/about/ would help you get that done. (not the simplest solution I'll admit)


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I think i've finally found the reason why it's been doing this. Every time you click the item it generates a preview the very moment you click down on the item. during the period that your mouse is clicked down it runs it's image anti-aliasing algorithms to create the preview. I've noticed when i click on the item as fast as i can (ensure that i release the ...


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thumbnail-cache will be random, it will always have the name com.apple.QuickLook.thumbnailcache. So i think you have already found the right location. There you find the index.sqlite file is a SQLite database-file containing two tables: thumbnails and files. The files table contains the name, path, file-identifier, and volume-identifier of each file ...


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I wonder if it has to do with the fact that the other Mac is already reserving the disk for use with Time Machine. I have a very similar setup and could try this myself on monday when I'm back at that computer. Until then, I suggest you try adding another small partition to the DS, e.g. by using any free space left on the internal disk, or by pluggin a USB ...


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Don't drag the small icon in the window titlebar, drag the miniature icon of the image on the sidebar instead (if you don't see the miniatures, select it from the "view" menu or press cmd+alt+2). Be aware that this won't move but copy the file. The greatest advantage of this is that with miniatures, you can drag single pages out of PDF files (or even join ...


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Hold down the alt (option) key before dropping the icon in the Finder. That copies it for me, and that's been standard behavior in the Finder forever.


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STOP ALL FILE OPERATIONS AND UNMOUNT YOUR HARD DRIVE If you haven't written to the Drive since then, it will eventually save you. When Moving files like this, they get marked as deleted on the drive. Therefore you can only try to recover them. Which means: Get a Recovery-Software like DataRescue Or a free (CLI) programm like PhotoRec Try recovering the ...



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