The other day Safari 6's "Show/Reveal in Finder" command in the downloads window suddenly stopped working. Whether right-clicking or clicking the magnifying glass/loupe button, I can't get the Finder to jump immediately to the file in question. Double-clicking to open the file works, but I don't want to do that immediately with all my downloads.

What can be done about this?


It's caused by the Apple Events bug in 10.8. It also affects other applications and makes Archive Utility stop responding when extracting archives.

As a workaround, you can terminate the appleeventsd process from Activity Monitor or by running sudo killall -kill appleeventsd (without -kill the process is sent a TERM signal, which makes other processes stop responding).

  • I'll try that when I get home. – CyberSkull Dec 6 '12 at 20:41
  • That has fixed quite a few issues! 😃 – CyberSkull Dec 7 '12 at 5:05
  • I put it in a script I call fixevents.sh with the command killall -v -KILL appleeventsd Dock – CyberSkull Dec 19 '12 at 19:05

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