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comment Macbook boots up to grey 'prohibited' symbol
@Undo Well, the drive sectors that are used for things like swapping memory are chosen randomly at boot, as far as I know, so it could be just coincidence if you run into these errors at boot or later. Usually I'd go on with a backup on a new drive, but if I see it correctly, you've got a MacBook Air (says Pro in the first sentence), so I see that it wouldn't be easy to just buy a replacement drive… If you have a perfect backup, you could erase the hard drive with zeroes and see if it manages to finish. If it does, then it's your cables or (worse) logic board.
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comment Macbook boots up to grey 'prohibited' symbol
@Undo Dead hard drives don't alway produce a bad noise; in your case your Mac seems to be unable to find the boot system, meaning there could be corrupt sectors in an area where the system files reside, while the drive itself is perfectly mountable. Another explanation (while not as likely) are defect hard drive connector cables or even the main board. Try booting your Mac from a different (usb) drive or DVD if you have.
Jul
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comment Macbook boots up to grey 'prohibited' symbol
Sounds like your hard drive is dead… :-(
Jul
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comment How to drag icon in Preview to a folder and copy instead of aliasing?
Huh, that's wierd; tried that before but it didn't work - turns out it doesn't appear to work every time for me, more like 80%. Also the mouse pointer moves back and forth between the "copy" pointer and the "alias" pointer. Don't know why.. hope there's nothing wrong with my keyboard.
Jul
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answered How to drag icon in Preview to a folder and copy instead of aliasing?
Jul
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comment Get Info of a hidden file (to change its default app)
Please consider editing your question so that it becomes a bit more clear what you want to achieve; as I said below 1) you can only change the default text editor for all text files, not just .htaccess, see also here 2) you can not click on invisible files without making them visible first. Apart from using the command line I'd only suggest using the Open Dialog from whichever Editor and pressing <kbd>cmd</kbd>+<kbd>shift</kbd>+<kbd>.</kbd> to make hidden files temporarily visible.
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comment Get Info of a hidden file (to change its default app)
@GeorgeGarside … but Geo commented on my answer that he basically wants to be able to click on an invisible file! How could this be achieved?
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comment Get Info of a hidden file (to change its default app)
@Geo As I said: unless you want to open all text files with the same editor, it won't work!
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comment Get Info of a hidden file (to change its default app)
Ah, that's clever! :-) Didn't now about open information window before! Even though this won't help in the end with Geo's problem of opening .htaccess files in specific editors, have an upvote!
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comment Get Info of a hidden file (to change its default app)
@Geo Applescript is usually executed inside the Applescript editor which resides in /Application/Utilities/, not directly on the command line. I've also updated my answer to reflect your question about file handlers.
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revised Get Info of a hidden file (to change its default app)
updated to reflect the slightly changed question, forgot link
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answered Get Info of a hidden file (to change its default app)
Jun
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comment Display weather information in the Mavericks notification center?
… since Yosemite is unreleased, would you say this a "good" answer? I don't want to nag, I'm actually curious considering questions about unreleased software are considered "not ok" what the consensus is about answers.
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Deleting multiple songs from new itunes playlist
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Export Folders as MBOX Files Using a Script
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comment How does one downgrade TextMate Bundles?
Yeah, the specific problem is fixed now, see github discussion here I'll just wait a few more days to see whether there is a more comfortable fix than going through TimeMachine to downgrade bundles, then I'll accept your answer ;-)
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Time Machine backup to an SMB share Mavericks