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Wrong sorting of non-English characters (iTunes 11.2 for Windows)

Since version 11.2 of iTunes for Windows, I am experiencing a problem with sorting of names with non-English characters (such as ž, š, č, ř or other in Czech). It seems that iTunes completely omits ...
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Is there a way to disable the sorting on click within mail.app?

Let me first tell you my specific problem: I'm setting up mail.app for a senior citizen (read as in bad eyesight, bad hand-eye coordination). I taught a setup were emails would be sorted by ...
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Getting the lower variable

In applescript I have 4 variables, each one with its number. I'd like to have a function that tells me which variable is set to the lower number. EG. set one to 12 set two to 55 set three to 2 set ...
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Sorting file names using a custom rule

I saw that in iTunes if you select an item in your playlist and go to Edit > Info > Sorting, in the "Sort As" field you can enter the actual name in which you want the item to be sorted as when you ...
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How to change the sorting priority for special characters in file names

In Finder.app, as per the default sort order, the files and folders whose name begin with an underscore character _ appear before the hidden files, i.e. ones whose name being with a dot .. I would ...
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Can I make Finder NOT ignore leading zeros sorting by name?

I understand Apple's intention to sort things like this: dir_1 dir_002 dir_03 ... But it becomes ridiculous in the following example: dir_0.1_1 dir_0.01_1 dir_0.001_1 dir_0.1_2 dir_0.01_2 dir_0....
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How is the iOS App Store Updates list organized?

I have dozens of apps in my iOS App Store that have updates available, but I have no interest in updating most of them. There are certain apps though that if an update were available I would want to ...
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Last Opened not clickable in Applications folder View Options

I’m trying to sort my applications by Last Opened column, but the option is not clickable (is grayed out) in the view options (⌘+J) panel (see image below). Why and how can I fix this? (I’m on Snow ...
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How to sort by name in Finder?

I cannot sort by name when I simply open a finder, and select a folder. See the image below: I know that I can do Cmd-J to bring up the menu for defining the sort and arrange by, but this seems ...
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How can I sort by date consistently in the Finder?

I would like to use the "arrange by date" feature of Finder on Mountain Lion (version 10.8.2, all current system updates installed) and view the result in a consistent manner from "newer" to "older". ...
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Numbers not sorting dates correctly

I cannot get the column to sort the dates correctly in Numbers! I want to sort the column by date and instead of sorting 1 through 12, it sorts like this: 1,10,11,12,2,3
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How do I sort/recover deleted items on Mac?

So I'm a DJ and I was going through my music files in Itunes when I made a bonehead mistake of deleting about half of my music library! Now I go to my Trash Bin in hopes of being able to recover those ...
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How can I reset the sorting of my Events in iPhoto back to by date?

I see by default iphoto orders events by the earliest date inside the event. That being said, i see you can drag and drop events to come up with your own ordering. Is there a way to reset the ...
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Sort output of tmutil compare by file size

tmutil compare gives differences between two backups. But I wonder how do I sort the output by file size? With GNU sort, there is the --human-numeric-sort option for this, but the sort which is part ...
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Finder sort order not alphabetical (again)

I know you might be annoyed by those questions, but here is my specific problem: A list of PDFs, which is in no explaineable way ordered non-alphabetical. It is consistent between list and column ...
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How to sort files in reverse alphabetical and maintain that setting for given folders

I have a bunch of folders that I use to store bank statements, utility bills, correspondence etc. The filename of each item starts with an eight digit code, which is the date of the item (for example, ...
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Why can't I have unique sorting options for folders in Finder?

For example, when I set the Documents folder in my user folder to "Sort by: Kind", it also sets the sorting option for every other folder on my computer. Can I have unique folder sorting options? Or ...
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Reverse sorting order in Photos app on Mac OS X

the Photos app on Mac is really nice, but it shows the oldest pictures first, so I have to scroll to the bottom each time I open it... and I have lots of pictures. So my question is: How can I ...
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Sort folders first, then files [El Capitan]

I am aware there are many posts about this problem, but many are just workarounds for Finder. However I use console more often then Finder because of programming. I am also aware of something like ...
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Itunes Smart Playlist - Sort by Descending Track Number

I want to create a smart playlist that will list an album by descending track number. I have a singles album in which I would like to add new singles as time goes on but I want to listen to the new ...
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Sort order tiebreaker for “Album by Artist”

If there are two tracks in an album made of various homemade MP3 files (rather than an imported CD or downloaded) that have the same "album by artist" value, what is the tiebreaker value that controls ...
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How to make Image Capture import images as chunks rather than rearranging?

Why does Image Capture app in macOS rearrange the images when it imports them? I'm running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. My old computer always imported images as they were taken. I could choose groups, ...
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Sorting files on extension (kind) and then date in Finder? (Mojave)

When viewing a folder in Finder, by clicking the different column headings you can select how you want the folder contents sorted: by name, kind (extension), modified date, et cetera. What I would ...
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Mavericks Finder No Coverflow

I just upgraded to Mavericks (late I know), and I'm not much liking the new Finder sorting system. I had it arranged by modified, for workflow reasons, but I liked the grid too, not the coverflow rows ...
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After iOS 5.1.1 my ipod doesn't list artists/albums in the correct order

Over the weekend I upgraded my iPod 3 to iOS 5.1.1 and jailbroke it. Today I noticed that artists and albums are not properly sorted and it doesn't display everything. However, all the tracks are on ...
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Any way to sort each column differently in the Finder?

Is there any way in the Finder to sort each column in column view by different criteria? When I select a sort order, it applies universally to every column. For example, I would like to sort a ...
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Sort files by name length in finder?

I want to be able to find all mp3 files with exactly 4 letters so i can highlight them and open them up in ITunes. How do I do this? I recently copied mp3s from my iPod to my mac. These files are all ...