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But thanks to ganbustein@'s answer, which led me to find the solution (since I wanted to create the jpg files via commandline): I noticed that even though I changed the name to something else via Finder, it still appends a hidden extension of (.playground) to it, so I just renamed the folders there and the folders are back! Alternatively, I think if I had ...


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I created a folder with two .jpg files in it, and renamed the folder "Today.Playground". As you say, it got associated with Xcode. (Nifty icon!) So I changed the name to "Today.layground". At first, Finder wouldn't show me what was in it. (That is, I was viewing it in column view, and column to the right showed a preview of a generic folder, instead of ...


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Save the following as a text file and make it executable. Invoke it from the command line, passing in the paths to folder A and folder B. #!ruby a = ARGV[0].chomp("/") b = ARGV[1].chomp("/") old_bases = Hash.new Dir.foreach(b) do |f| next if f =~ /^\./ old_bases[f.sub(/\.[^.]*$/, "")] = true end Dir.foreach(a) do |f| next if f =~ /^\./ ...


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Here is how I solved it: Restart finder via terminal command or just reboot (copy/paste into Terminal: killall Finder && open /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app) Finder > Go tab > Go To Folder Drag DropBox to the left favorite column Works!


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pluginkit -e use -i <com.XXX.plugin_bundle_id> installs the extension!


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aaaand while typing the question I just played around and figured it out: In order to expand a folder you need to use COMMAND+"left arrow" and COMMAND+"right arrow" respectively.


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BetaRide. There is a difference between shared and public folders. The Shared folder is located in the Users folder on your hard disk, with your home folder and the home folders of any other people who have accounts on your Mac. You can use the Shared folder to share files with other users on your Mac. The Shared folder is set up so that all users on your ...


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I noticed mine didn't either under Mavericks 10.9.5. Open System Preferences -> Keyboard - Shortcuts tab, Select App shortcuts Click the + button and under Application: select Finder.app, under Menu Title enter New Tab and under Keyboard Shortcut enter ⌘T. After that in an open Finder window ⌘T opens a new tab.


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Install QLStephen, a QuickLook plugin that enables viewing of text files with arbitrary filetypes.


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I had exactly the same issue and this helped. In my case it was an OpenOffice installation causing the problem. I removed OpenOffice and the problem disappeared. I will re-install an updated OO. Like you I tried all the other tricks in many other threads, to no avail. Many thanks for posting this.d


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Files that begin in a . are invisible to Finder. If you go to the directory in terminal and enter ls -a it will show the invisible files. You can do mv .cubicle..reason cubicle..reason which will change the name and make the file visible. To view hidden files in Finder see: How to show hidden files and folders in finder?


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Sometimes the file extension is hidden, but it actually exists. To show file extensions: Choose Finder > Preferences, then click Advanced. Select or deselect “Show all filename extensions.” Info


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As you have tried, Smart folders/Saved Searches by themselves can't be used as the default location. However, they can be made into Canned Searches, which you can use for new windows. Here is what you need to do. Create a new folder called To-Do (which will become the Canned Search) into your Documents folder. Switch back to your home folder Run a search ...


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You can have the folder contents auto-arranged in icon view via a few settings in View > Show View Options (⌘ Cmd-J). When you select the files to be Arranged By the criteria you prefer and select Use as Defaults, the icons are automatically re-organised on-the-fly. Note that you don't need to select Always open in icon view, as in the example image ...


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This is not possible how I think you wish it would be: through Objective-C code within your app. This would be a security risk if this would be permitted. In a similar fashion to enabling accessibility options for an app, the app itself is not able to set this. Furthermore, through GUI scripting, accessibility must be enabled for your app anyway, which is ...


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Hold the Option key while resizing a column; Close all Finder windows; When you next open a window, the column will be the same size as you just set! See a video example & also check this useful information.


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Nothing helped, until I uninstalled and re-installed OS.


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Also make sure the "enable finder integration" is checked


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You can create a custom service for Finder using Automator.app. Open Automator.app located in /Applications/ folder by default. When prompted to choose a document type, choose "Service". On the top you will see a a box with drop downs. Select "image files" for the drop down box "Service receives selected" and choose "Finder" for the in. Then on the ...


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One way (which for just this is overkill but it has other benefits) is to use PathFinder as a replacement for Finder. Its Open With... menu has submenus Applications - listing all apps it can find e.g. in /Applications ~/Applications Running - all running apps Text Editor - its copy of TextEdit List of all apps that have registered for the extension


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You could just drag the file onto the App icon in the Dock… [which is very difficult to take a screenshot of…] From Asmus's comment… Alternatively, you could drag the file onto the app switcher (the one you bring up by pressing Cmd ⌘ Tab ⇥ ).


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Try to use automator. It's simple: create a new service with preferences (what items in which program to open). That's all - on right click menu there will be a new rule - "open in ...".


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Add an item back to the empty folder that you can't delete. Change the name of the folder to something else (doesn't matter what, just some random thing like "asd"). Take out the item you put in it. After these steps, the folder should be gone automatically. I got this solution from the last answer below in this apple discussions thread.


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Confirming my above post. Seems to be if I give the network adapter 30 seconds to wake up, before logging in, the drives come across without error. Bit out of scope to go modifying anything here, so i'll just warn end users to allow for a minute or so on wake, unless we decide to implement significantly more than 5 OS X Machines on our network.


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I've been having the same problem for a few weeks, trying every suggestion listed here and other forums but without success.... until tonight! TL;DR: Run these 2 commands then reboot. mv ${TMPDIR}/com.apple.IconServices{,-bad} mv ${TMPDIR}/../C/com.apple.IconServices{,-bad} Long Version: The problem did not happen when I tried a newly created user ...


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I finally found a terminal command for changing the Simple Finder interface back to the Standard interface and it did the trick ;) defaults write com.apple.finder InterfaceLevel standard;killall Finder Got this from http://www.amsys.co.uk/2013/blog/how-to-quickly-enable-os-x-finders-simple-finder-mode/#.VI9WasZINv1 Thanks for the troubleshoot ...


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Yes, you can: Select Finder. Create a Smart Folder using the key combination Option+Command+N Click the + icon. Kind is any is the default search rule. Leave it for now. Most important step: Hold down the Option key. You will see the + icon change to … Simply click the … icon to add conditional criteria. Use the default, "Any : of the following are true” ...


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Since PDF is also a Document those can not be separated with a "or". If you want to search only for pure Documents (non PDF) , the use the serch box and select what kind of document you are after If you want to search for PDF (that are also Documents use that.


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Use Quick Look. Select the first image, then press Space. The arrow keys can then be used to navigate through the images.


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Correction: 'sudo' was not the problem. I was using a bash script to link all the files automatically, which for some reason ends up creating symlinks that point to where they are created ('source file' is ignored and substituted with 'target file'). Basically what you end up with is a file that points to itself. This problem doesn't happen when you type ...


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The properties for any Finder window are stored in the .DS_Store file located at the root of the directory. It should have nothing to do with the permissions of the file, unless the active user account is not a member of the wheel group (very unlikely). You should be able to change the view configuration of the Macintosh HD window and have those settings ...


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Because Finder is located inside /System/Library. (Specifically, at /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app.) Everything inside any of the Library folders is considered a "system file", and not normally visible. Interestingly, Yosemite seems to have made an exception for /System/Library/CoreServices, treating it more like an applications folder than a ...


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What are you trying to accomplish? Finder.app is hidden. If you wish to quickly open finder, command-tab is easy. If that's your goal, some of these suggestions may be helpful. Personally I use finder windows accessed via command-tab. I dragged my Downloads directory into the sidebar (it should be there already). So: command-tab to finder, click Downloads ...


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If the dmg is mounted, you'll get that error when trying to copy it I believe. Eject/unmount the dmg file first and try to copy it.


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Since Yosemite now has Windows-like dropdowns in Info window and this is the top Google result, here's what I came up with: Press Command + I to bring up Info window, the Comments and Preview sections will be expanded by default Drag Preview's folder icon into Comment's textbox Command + A, Command+X to cut the path to clipboard and undo the Comment ...


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Same problem here. Only log-out and log-in repair it temporarily.


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NEVER manipulate directly any of the files in ~/Library/Preferences. All preferences are managed by a background process named cfprefsd (short for Core Foundation PREFerences Daemon), which slurps up and caches in RAM the files in ~/Library/Preferences. It used to be that you could often get away with manipulating preference files behind cfprefsd's back, so ...


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The dialog on the left seems to be a File Open dialog, not a Finder window. (Note the word Open in the title bar, and the Cancel/Open buttons at the bottom.) If the app is opening photos, it may be more interested in the date the photo was taken, rather than any modify/creation/access date associated with the underlying file. Finder, of course, is only ...


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Caching. Not all Finder dialogs use the latest information available for a file to improve performance. Information such as that is loaded asynchronously, but this sometimes fails and doesn't show the correct information. If a directory is taking too long to load, Finder may sometimes prefer to load partial information rather than not listing the directory ...


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I know that when dragging items off of the Dock to remove them, it has changed slightly. Previously, as soon as you would drag a item off the Dock and release the mouse button, it would disappear. Now, when I drag icons off the Dock, I need to hold the icon off the Dock for a second or two before it realizes I'm intending to remove it. A little annoying, ...


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As requested , here is a capture of [my blog] post for an Automator Service that works for me in Yosemite . Code for Applescript in step 2 on run {input, parameters} tell current application to activate end run Code for Applescript in step 5 on run {input, parameters} set theApp to (POSIX path of (item 1 of input)) repeat with i from 2 ...


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For the most part the menu bar has no configuration options in respect to font, size, etc. You can however manage the icons in the menu bar by holding command while clicking & dragging them. This allows you to re-arrange the icons or drag them off the menubar to hide them. As others have suggested, I'd encourage you to submit feedback to Apple ...


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The Finder status bar is currently unconfigurable. You can provide feedback to Apple here: https://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html


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There shouldn't be a way to have two identically named files in the /etc folder. Can you do a Get Info on the original and verify the Name & Extension (and that the extension is not hidden, and that there are no spaces at the end of the name)?


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The best way I have found to change hosts settings is to: 1) Make a duplicate (which you already have done) 2) Move the duplicate to a new location, such as the desktop 3) Make another duplicate on the desktop and rename it "hosts ORIGINAL" so you know it is the original hosts file, in case you need to revert back. 4) Make the changes to "hosts" on the ...


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Usually only the root user is allowed to modify the file hosts. To do that and fix your hosts file or your /etc folder (depending where you applied your read/write permissions) follow these steps: Throw away your newly created hosts file (but not the old one!) Repair your permissions with Disk Utility. Open Terminal and enter sudo nano /etc/hosts and hit ...


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Just Change what you want to change on the duplicate, then replace the old hosts file.


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You can use cmd + alt + w to close All windows.


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Think of Finder as explorer.exe on Windows. It is like the shell, it must always be running.


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You can close all windows of an application (including Finder) with ⌘+⌥+w. You can add a quit option to the Finder by running: defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool YES && killall Finder Considering Finder is responsible for the desktop icons, quitting it rather pointless, but have it!



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