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Finder tags not appearing in Save Dialog

If I select an existing file with tags in the Save dialog, the Tags field is not showing any pre-existing tags. For example, the check.txt file in the dialog below is tagged (and sitting at ~/Desktop),...
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Applescript refer a link to a file in current finder window

Edited. Where is my current script : set plistfile_path to POSIX file "/users/moi/Desktop/Time/" choose file with prompt "Please choose a file:" of type {"plist"} ¬ default location ...
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How do I focus on file navigation in open / save dialog boxes?

When the dialog opens, it is focused on file navigation. After pressing tab, the search box is highlighted. But how do I get back to file navigation with the keyboard? I used to be able to just tab ...
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How to force-open unsupported files

Here's the problem straight up, I can't select a text file: The goal is to provide my bank's Java app with a text file, so that it may do stuff with it. In their description, they explicitly say ...
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How to select “Don't save” with keyboard in this dialog? [duplicate]

Whenever I close a file with unsaved changes, Sublime Text displays this dialog: (Note that Save is selected by default) In Windows, I would press "N" for "no" to close without saving changes, but ...
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Applescript Dialog

I it possible to make one dialog with multiple dropdown menu and multiple text field using Script Editor (and not Xcode) ? I know Xcode it's probably the best option but some of the script in my ...
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Unexpected Apple ID password prompt - Which App is causing this?

I am getting unexpected prompts for my Apple ID on my iPhone SE at random times, including on the lock screen. Here are a couple of examples: On the lock screen In the EMail app These started ...
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OS X Mixed languages in dialogs

I have a Macbook Pro 15" with Touch bar and Touch ID. The company has been bought from a Finnish store, and its language was Finland when bought. I changed it to English after booting up the computer ...
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macOS Sierra: Safari dialog opens with no buttons

Whenever I open safari, this alert opens with no buttons. The only way to close it is to force quit safari. How can I fix this? MacOS 10.12.4 MacBook Air 2013
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Is it possible for an AppleScript application's “Quit” button to override (i.e., cancel) an open dialog?

To witness the issue to which I refer, follow these steps: Create an AppleScript that simply contains one display dialog dialog. Save this script as an .app file. Run the .app file. If you right-...
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AppleScript progress bar bug: How to prevent progress dialog from lingering?

The bug: When AppleScript's progress dialog is succeeded by a dialog, the progress dialog still lingers—even though all progress steps have completed, and the progress bar is full. It will linger ...
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Is it possible to prevent TextEdit's “The file has been changed” dialog from appearing unnecessarily?

Every so often, I will be doing something on my computer (e.g., in Google Chrome), when an alert dialog from TextEdit.app randomly pops up. The dialog looks like this: The dialog asks if I want to ...
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What is the shortcut for confirming dialogs on Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 with macOS Sierra 10.12.4 installed. I have a question about confirming dialogs. I use WebStorm from JetBrains to write code. After some actions I can open Commit dialog. By ...
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applescript: get answer and buttons of display dialog

How do I get both the answer and the button pressed of a display dialog on applescript? The following code will get me the text, but not the button: set myquestion to the text returned of (display ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Revert Changes” in closing dialog?

A few releases of macOS (Mac OS X) ago, many native apps (such as Preview, TextEdit, etc) changed their closing dialog options from "Don't Save", "Cancel", and Save"… …to "Revert Changes", "Cancel", ...
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How do you specify the type of file you're looking for in an 'open file' dialog with a pattern?

On every other operating system except MacOS, when you bring up an Open File dialog, you can type (for example) *.txt or even *recipe*.txt to narrow down the list shown on the screen. On MacOS, ...
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AppleScript: Is it possible to have an unselected “default answer” in an input dialog?

When one uses the default answer parameter in display dialog in AppleScript, whatever text is set to default answer is automatically highlighted upon display of the dialog. Is it possible to specify ...
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Applescript - wait for window/dialog to appear/disappear

I am scripting iTunes and have bumped into two problems when I in one step of my script need to verify wether windows/dialogs are displayed or not. According to Waiting until a window exists in ...
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How to “require an answer” in a dialog in AppleScript?

If one inserts an "Ask for Text" action into their workflow in Automator, they will be presented with the option to "Require an answer" of the user: If the user fails to provide an answer, the user ...
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Apps purchases pop-up options

Whenever I am trying to dowanload free apps from the store it asks me about additional purchases. I am unable to understand this . Please help
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“slash trick” Accessing arbitrary paths in open dialogs in Sierra

In previous versions of mac/os/x you could type a slash in a open dialog, and the dialog would then let you enter an arbitrary path, such as /tmp. In Sierra, the slash key does nothing in open dialogs....
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How to create multi-field dialog box in AppleScript (to request time from user)?

I have an Automator Application that I would like to ask the user to enter a time of the user's choosing. Ideally, I would like the dialog box to have three fields: 1) Hour field 2) Minutes field ...
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How to open a file using Applescript?

Seems to be a very simple question, but i cannot find the answer in the many many documentation that is around on Applescript. I have a non-scriptable application for which i want to open a file ...
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Need to force close suspicious tab/dialogue box jamming everything

Need to force close suspicious tab without accepting a download from a dialogue box that currently has the whole browser stuck.It wants me to click "OK" to unfreeze things. The screen shot (for those ...
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Codesign dialog does not allow “accept”

Whenever I run codesign from the command line (or a pre-existing script tries to run it) – e.g. by running codesign -s "Local Developer" foo the following dialog appears. Clicking 'Deny' cancels it ...
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How can I review the most recently shown dialog box in OS X?

I was just typing a long string of text into an input field in Chrome. I saw my screen flash briefly and the shape of a dialog box appear, but before I could stop typing I had already hit some key ...
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set position {0,0} of element accessibillityTitle via Applescript

I have a UI element called accessibillityTitle with value Layers and I want to position this element in the top right corner, but I don't know how to acces it via Applescript. I have found the element ...
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Closing Preview documents without confirmation dialog AND without quitting Preview

Is there any way to close "Untitled" Preview documents without getting the confirmation dialog box (where it asks "Do you want to save the changes made to the document ....?")? I don't want to just ...
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How to make the Open… dialog default to another folder?

I have a problem with the old PageSpinner 5.2.1 that has not been updated for a long time and it can no longer remember the last opened folder in Open dialogs and always default to the same ~/...
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In non-native applications, in the Open File dialog, I can see hidden files but I can't select them

I have a problem with some non-native mac software (Perforce Diff and Kdiff3). When I use the Open File Dialog, I can see the hidden files, but I can not select them or interact with them at all. ...
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Navigating OS X dialogs with the keyboard [duplicate]

I am a keyboardist and using the mouse is slow and distracting. For the following dialog - which is just an example since there are others similar to it - how would one choose a non-default button ...
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How to Use Cancel Button in Osascript to Stop Running Script

Here is my basic script: #!/bin/bash osascript -e 'tell application id "com.apple.systemevents"' -e 'display dialog "Do you want to continue?" & return & return & " Please wait..." ...
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The “Open” and “Save” system dialogs get taller every time I open them

I'm using Mac OS 10.10.2, and I believe this problem only occurs with Mac OS X Yosemite. Here is the dialog box I am talking about: I just pressed Cmd+S on Ask Different to trigger this dialog. If ...
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Destroyed text in sudo dialog

I used the application "HDD Cleaner" to clear up my ~/Library/Cache folder. After this action I see the following dialog, whenever OS X asks for my sudo rights: It's the only dialog that has this ...
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Disabling “access to contacts” dialog box with terminal

I am trying to disable the following dialog box that pops up all the time when I open Mail.app: Is there a way to do so using terminal? Thanks!
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How to escape modal dialog in Safari?

A certain Safari tab is asking for a username/password that I do not have. I can click "Cancel" on the authentication dialog but it immediately pops up again. The dialog is modal, meaning that it ...
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Prevent Open/Save dialog from solliciting external hard drives

I have several external drives, which I don't use constantly, and so they spin down, and rest. Unfortunately for me, every time I have the "Open..." or "Save..." dialogs, Mac OS X spins these hard ...
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How to quit without saving using just the keyboard?

When I quit an application (e.g., Excel) with Command-Q, a dialog box pops up, asking me to select between don't save, cancel and save. I can hit Enter to select save, or I can navigate the mouse to ...
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Accidentally dragged a font's typeface out of the font dialog and “deleted” it

When I was trying to change the font in my xcode, I accidentally dragged a typeface out of the dialog with the mouse, causing the typeface to disappear from the fonts dialog forever. As you can see, ...
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Banish “You have forced XXX to quit” from showing on my screen again

I never want to see this popup on my computer again. Is it possible to prevent "do not ask again" this type of dialog?
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Fix broken system font

I manually transferred some of the fonts from my old Mac via Fontbook to my retina MacBook Pro. After doing this the font for system popups broke. How can I fix it? Here is an example:
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How to get to know which app causes the “would you like to install java?” dialog in Mavericks to appear?

I have apparently had Java installed at some point and Mavericks removed it, which is fine by me. The problem is that some unknown app is constantly trying to run Java, causing this dialog to appear ...
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OSX 10.8.5 file picker dialog doesn't allow sort by column

First post to this site and I'm writing with a user gripe. I haven't found any reference to this issue after some searching. I have a MacBook Air with OSX 10.8.5 and I've noticed a new behavior. ...
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How to make a message appear on the screen?

I'm trying to set up a kind of intercom system between Mac, Windows, and Linux boxes at home. Question: How can I make an arbitrary message appear on the graphical screen of Mac OS X? For instance, ...
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How can I restore the default dimensions of the Force Quit dialog

I accidentally maximized the Force Quit dialoge on my Mac and I am looking for a way to restore it to its original size other than manually resizing it. I would like it to be have exact dimensions as ...
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Firewall window pops up then vanishes

For about the last month, I've had the Firewall Accept/Deny incoming connection window pop up at semi-regular intervals. I have not, however, been able to identify the cause. Taking a look at the ...
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OS X dialogs: Can I use 'Enter' to invoke the *currently selected* button instead of the default one?

In an OS X dialog, there a way to make 'Enter/Return' invoke the currently selected button instead of the default one (and, if possible, make 'Space' invoke the default button instead). That is, can I ...
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Is there a Mac OSX equivalent of zenity?

I'm porting some simple X windows/bash scripts to Mac OSX, but I cannot find a build of Zenity (a Gnome app for basic GUI dialogs) for OSX. Is there some other command line driven dialog utility I can ...
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Display dialog from command line (like xmessage does)

Background I'd like to be able to display a notification window in OS X from within a script. The script will be running in background, so the notification should not go to the terminal but instead ...
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How to suppress the “Run or quit” dialog when launching an applescript?

I am having the same basic problem as in this question: AppleScript app started prompting to run or quit. How can I disable this? However, in my case the "Startup Screen" option is definitely NOT ...