Apple lets you click the file in Finder to download, but I prefer using a utility specifically designed for this.
Bailiff lets you set up rules and evict files the default settings think should be stored locally as well as request a download / pin files you want to keep whether the code thinks it should be freed up ...
I think you might run into a System Integrity Protection (SIP) problem:
disable sip: boot from recovery partition, open terminal, execute "csrutil disable", reboot -> try again.
Root accounts on macos are not the godmode (anymore) they are on other Unix style machines.
Old question, still an issue to this day in OSX Mojave 10.14.5
I have found the best solution possible, although it is a couple steps just to do it.
Still useful for shortcut files you use frequently on your desktop / folders
Open AppleScript Editor (Script Editor)
Copy / Paste the following into the editor:
tell application "Google Chrome"
i don't know how to select which files Spotlight searches if it does search inside of files. A possible workaround is to use the free app Easyfind available from the app store. An image of the EasyFind window is shown below.
By clicking on the Settings button on the top left you can open the sidebar shown on the left. This is where you'll check which files ...
In terminal app using the command line, this is easy to do.
mdfind -onlyin ~ Ramanujan|grep txt
You could make a complex query and get rid of the pipe to grep, but the above should work very quickly. You could probably assemble a finder search as well with about 12 clicks if you couldn’t use the command line tools.
To refresh icons go to target folder (like cd /home/John/music/nocovers/ or cd ~/music/nocovers/ whatever - they mean the same for user John assuming /home/John/music/nocovers/ your target directory) in the Terminal and there execute:
qlmanage -p .
Should do the job.
The specific software you are probably alluding to is Default Folder X - which even allows you to click through any intervening windows to return to a folder visibly open on the Finder desktop. It also has a pre-determined list of 'useful' places & a history list. I do consider it one of the indispensible utilities on Mac.
Alternatively, macOS itself ...
Add this to complex modifications in Karabiner. Basically it will simulate go up once, go down once, then cmd + ctrl + o. The first two to make sure nothing is selected.
It is a bit slow though.
If you have a better idea of how to simulate the unselecting of anything then let me know. Maybe up will not work on /.
This worked for me after everything else on the internet didn't worked:
So here is what the problem is and what you do to solve it:
Mojave installed an internal list of which Mac model can use hardware de-/encoding for images and other files.
Is it possible to create a link to a folder on the desktop, or something functionally similar? Something I can easily find when I want it, and click on it?
Yes. There are a couple of options.
Desktop Folder: Find any folder that you'd like to have directly accessible on the Desktop. Right-click the folder icon to open the pop-up menu. Pick Make Alias. ...
By default, Logic saves projects to <user>/Music/Logic. (where <user> is the name of your user domain.)
In the Finder, you can navigate to that folder by:
open a new window (Command N). If that doesn't show your User Home,
type Command Shift H (or Go > Home from the menubar).
You should then see the Music folder, which you can select, ...
For reasons of which I cannot explain, this following code was unreliable and only worked about 50% of the time.
tell application "Finder"
set finderWindowID to (make new Finder window)
set current view of finderWindowID to icon view
set arrangement of icon view options of finderWindowID to arranged by name
After trying ...
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH13433?locale=en_US explains better about file save location for the app. If you're doubtful, open Logic, try to Save a new project and remember the location.
Replying to your: "whatever unknowable scope it's searching in", there are two places where it is written that "This Mac" is being searched. So see there to find the scope....
Sounds like the folder has a custom icon.
To remove the custom icon:
Open the Get Info window for the folder (⌘-I).
Click on the folder icon in the top-left corner.
Press the Delete key on your keyboard.
You can rebuild the default applications to open files, via command line.
Sometimes I run this command, if/when the Finder "Open With" submenu gets slow to respond because of many removed applications. Or if the file associations is so wrong that is better rebuild it to defauls and then change just a few for some applications.
This will rebuid the default ...
We've faced this at my work as well, we noticed that Mojave machines would complain about "Write Access" not being granted, we went through using Full Control/Modify on our user's folder and it didn't resolve it.
We tried turning off thumbnails in Finder which also didn't do much in the way of it working, then finally we ran Handle which showed us when we ...
Not sure I really understand the goal here, so this solution may not work for you (this may still work for someone else). Not sure why you want to see all those icons but ... don't want to see all those icons. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Yeah. I prolly got that part wrong.
Save them in a folder. It doesn't matter much what you call this folder or where you place it. Drag it ...
What about creating a smart folder “Desktop” and put it onto your sidebar. Try omitting parameters like show only files larger than 1kb. If you go to more options/show more from the query menu in finder... you can add a ton of parameters including “raw” query. Raw can be used to make some really complicated and effective searches. I think you can even ...
If you add a period the beginning of the empty file names, they will become a hidden file. Then can be viewed again by pressing cmd+alt+opt+period. However if you work often while showing “hidden files” there is a step further you can hide them by flagging the items as hidden. You can do so in terminal...
chflags hidden /path/to/file
In your case you may ...
I find in MacOS 10.14.5 that when System Preferences -> General Preferences -> Show scroll bars -> "When scrolling" is set, you can resize columns as normal, but when Show scroll bars is set to "Always", you have to use the widget at the bottom of the scrollbar - as mentioned in other answers.
It seems odd, however, that when "When scrolling" is set, the ...
90% of what I do on the Mac is controlled by voice commands. It sounds like your buddy has enhanced dictation set up on his computer already. If so, if this following AppleScript code was saved in Script Editor.app as "Make Read Only.scpt" ...
tell application "Finder"
set selectedItemsRef to a reference to (get selection)
set itemCount to count ...
Select the folder of interest in Finder. Type Command - i to get info. This brings up the 'Get Info' window shown below.
At the bottom of the window you can see the current permissions for all enclosed files. You can then change the permissions to suit you by following the steps on the image below.
My solution was to make an Automator workflow to run a shell script, and map it to a universal keyboard shortcut. This has been very useful to me, so here it is:
# echo `date +"%Y-%m-%d "` + " "
echo "$A "
Open Automator and create new workflow.
Set workflow to receive text from any application, choose to replace the selected text and add Run ...
With the upcoming push to sign and notarize applications, there is some great technical information on how to use the Icon folder and data fork as the equivalent to the desktop.ini idiom.