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The Dock process on OS X is responsible for more than just the actual Dock on your screen. It does a bunch of background stuff, including Dashboard. Most notably, the Finder won't function properly if the Dock process isn't running, so turning it off completely is pretty much a no-go without breaking OS X in the process. The best I can suggest is keeping ...


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This article from Lifehacker.com.au suggests setting the Dock autohide delay to 1000 seconds, like so: defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 1000; killall Dock To restore the default behavior: defaults delete com.apple.dock autohide-delay; killall Dock The author says he sets the delay to two seconds, so he can still get to the Dock in ...


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This can be done by using the "New Text Document Here" action Select folder -> tab -> start typing "New" -> select "New Text Document Here" -> type name -> enter. If you're looking for a more complete solution that can create any type of file (including ones without the .txt extension that the New Text Document action forces) try this Applescript. Just put ...


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Long press any app icon to enter "wiggle mode". Drag the desired folder to the Dock. Press the Home button to exit "wiggle mode". Done!


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I found a post on the Objective Development Forums that suggests a different approach: Select the file to move or copy (either in the Finder, or in LaunchBar). Copy it (⌘-C) Select another file (again, either in the Finder, or in LaunchBar). Use ClipMerge (Press ⌘-C twice.) Repeat steps 3 & 4 if you wish to select more than two files. Select the ...


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First you need a script. There are countless ways to script things, based on individual skills and knowledge of AppleScript or other languages. For simplicity, let's use automator. You will want to use the Watch Me Do action to show Automator how to trigger the menu item to lock the screen. I made this a service, since I like to use FastScripts for ...


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Once you use the Instant Send hotkey to select the file in Launchbar... You can start typing "Applications" to select your /Applications folder. Then press Return and select Copy to "Applications" from the menu.


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In AppleScript: do shell script "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend" This doesn't require you to keep the menu bar item.


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I've contacted their support and here's their reply:


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Here is what you want: tell application "System Events" tell process "Notification Center" click menu bar item 1 of menu bar 1 end tell end tell Then, just save the script, then just add it to quicksilver's triggers.


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Yes. Move your mouse curser to the left/right edge of the launch bar. Then you can increase the width. Use ctrl+⇧+←/→ to change the width in pre-defined increments.


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The fastest way using spotlight is to add kind:folder to the search term in the spotlight field. You can use booleans, metadata tags like kind:music or date:yesterday and more as described in Specifying criteria in the Spotlight search field I always forget about these and instead use the search window to build up a boolean criteria rather than use the ...


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You can set Spotlight to list folders at the top of the list in the Spotlight preferences in System Prefs. You can also uncheck the other items in the list so only folders will show up in the results.


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Not through folders, no, but if you're JailBroken, there're a couple tweaks in Cydia that you can get called Infinidock and Cascade. They're $1.99 and $0.99, respectively. When you put them together, it adds an Overflow type of look to your dock. It's close to what you're asking, but other than that, there isn't anything that does what you want.


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A simpler version is here: http://www.harukizaemon.com/2008/02/lock-your-screen-with-launchbar.html Repeating it (with an update for LaunchBar 5): Open the the Script Editor, /Applications/AppleScript/Script Editor Enter the text activate application "ScreenSaverEngine" Save it to ~/Library/Scripts/Lock Screen Open the LaunchBar Press ⌘⌥I Select "Actions" ...


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The open() handler gets passed an alias (which is a kind of a pointer to a file or folder). You can then simply convert the alias to text, but it will show you the path with colons as separators (e.g. "Macintosh HD:Users:Username:Documents:Folder:"). Use POSIX path of to convert it to a UNIX-style path with "/" separators, and if you want to paste it into ...


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There are several ways to use the currently selected thing (files/folders in finder, selected text in other applications, ...) in Quicksilver. There is the ⌘⎋ (command-escape) shortcut. It opens the Quicksilver interface with the selected thing in the first pane Or you can open the Quicksilver interface and use the "Current Selection" proxy object. That ...


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Command-Return Hold the Command key and tap the Return key This will bring you to a Finder window, where the file/app is selected within the enclosing folder.


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You could create an Automator service with a Run Shell Script action like this: for f; do q=$(xattr -p com.apple.quarantine "$f" 2> /dev/null) if [[ $q ]]; then xattr -d com.apple.quarantine "$f" open "$f" xattr -w com.apple.quarantine "$q" "$f" else open "$f" fi done Set the input type to files or folders (just folders doesn't ...


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I found this question and it made me go look for an answer! What I found is useful, though not directly addressing your question, it does provide the functionality. Perhaps someone coming here will find it useful as well. To Search Evernote from LaunchBar With LaunchBar 6.4 and Evernote 6.0. Fire up LaunchBar Call up Evernote by typing a few letters to ...


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Tagging is supported since LaunchBar 6, released June 11, 2014. You either send a file or a selection of files from Finder to LB (alt + holding space) or select a file (or – with nightly build 6.1 – a selection of files) within LB. Then press tab, type a part of the Finder tag name and add the tag by pressing return. You have also the option to replace ...


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I did this, not sure if it will answer it for you. Finder Preferences > General > check "open folders in tabs instead of new windows"


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I emailed the developer and got a very clear reply. The application has a white list to avoid putting unknown CoreServices into play, so the steps I took to index that folder were for naught. The 5.5.1 update to the app fixes this one tool. If you can't update or want to learn how to index this file manually, read on... I needed to instead use the ...


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There's a checkbox for the Applications index in LaunchBar that says "Use Spotlight index". Uncheck that and you're good to go. I've used LaunchBar for years to find and launch applications on drives that Spotlight isn't indexing, and it works fine as long as you tell it not to use Spotlight. Even if Spotlight is active, LaunchBar works much better with this ...


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It does indexing separately, but has a feature that lets you pass a search directly to Spotlight. I assume if you disable Spotlight, you'd just lose that feature and the rest of the app would function normally. This won't be the case for all apps like this though. Alfred, which I use, relies wholly on Spotlight for indexing. If Spotlight stops working, so ...


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I see you know about LaunchBar's "large type" feature -- did you know you can send selected text to it with the "Display in Large Type" action? I.e. Select your file in LaunchBar Tab, "dla", return


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Alfred 0.9.9 has extensions now. One kind of extension that it supports is "Search Filters". For example, a filter that searches for only PDF files, or like in your case, a filter that searches for only folders. It is very easy to create such a "folders" extension. Like this: You can download this extension here.


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Alfred can be configured to show only certain result types. I believe that its results will always include applications, but in my experience, the directories will percolate to the top after a few keystrokes.


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I just tested this on my Mac running Snow Leopard and Quicksilver and it works the way I'd expect you'll like (with a minimum of fuss). Create a folder somewhere, and name it something meaningful (I created ~/Documents/launchfolders) Put folders and/or shortcuts in there to the folders you want searchable. Open Quicksilver and go to the Catalog Click on ...


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An update for LaunchBar 6 Version 6.0 introduced a slick way of selecting multiple items. The LaunchBar folks call it the “Sixth Sense”. Selected items are held in a “staging area” and can be acted upon all at once using typical LaunchBar tools. Typing Command-A will select all items in the search list. Typing a Comma ...



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