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How to get file path of selected file in Finder into clipboard? Issue with Jumpcut

I used to be able to get the file path from any selected file in Finder by hitting a keyboard shortcut. I'm running an automated script that takes Files and Folders in Finder and uses the built-in ...
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In Finder, when I change extension it adds .txt to end instead of changing it

I have a file.txt I want to change it to file.faa I click on the file in Finder and change it to file.faa, it says it changed it but then when I Get Info it says file.faa.txt so I need to manually ...
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Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Finder fails to open pdf w Prieview.app or save with normal icon

Icon is blank "sheet" on all users' file names ending with .PDF. Finder will not open any .pdf files with default "Prieview.app. Info shows prieview is listed with "Open with:" for these files. ...
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How can I change Finder's default font size system wide?

I am using an iMac 5k with 27 inch screen. The screen is great. The problem is the screen is too large which makes the font looks smaller in Finder. Command+J can only change the view option for one ...
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Weird Behavior In MacOSX File Find

I have these two searches. Why do they return different file sets? The shorter one seems to not return files that fit the requirement to contain "dona", but not contain "sams" or "mart".
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Saving screenshots to a path with a space in it [closed]

I know I should run defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Users/kirkstrobeck/Dropbox\ \(Personal\)/Sync/Pictures/Screenshots killall SystemUIServer To change my screenshot destination, ...
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Yosemite: can I get rid of the default finder view for the home directory?

In Yosemite, the home directory seems to be tied to an hybrid view which I personnaly don't like. Is there a way to get back to the normal finder view?
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Yosemite: is there a way to define a default application to open unknown file types?

I'm on Yosemite, I've got the feeling to waste a lot of time choosing an App every time the Finder doesn't know how to handle a file type. I would like to say a simple thing: by default, use ...
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Mac Server Custom Payload configuration

I have a group of users with a variety of settings and need to fine tune what items display in the sidebar when they open up finder. What happens when a user logs in, is it connects to our Mac server ...
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How do I automatically show all the folder icons when sorted by kind in OS X?

I have my finder window set to sort by kind and it shows one row of folder icons and the rest are all scrunched up under a "Show All(30)" command. How do I make it so I don't have to click on that ...
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OS X Finder: “Plain Text Document” has changed to “text”, “Rich Text Document” to “rich text (RTF)”, etc

Sometime recently some file type names have changed — not the file associations or default application, but the name of the file type itself. "Plain Text Document" has changed to "text", "Rich Text ...
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OSX map network drives on login WITHOUT finder windows popping up

I have followed some other tutorials to get OSX to mount my network drives when I log in, using the "Users and Groups > Login Items" method, which works fine, but this brings up a whole load of finder ...
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Arrow key navigation in Finder (OS X Yosemite)

I like to use the arrow keys to navigate through files in Finder, but when I'm in icon view (which is sometimes more appropriate than list view), I cannot jump to the next line using the right arrow ...
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How do I specify multiple (but not all) drives for an osx Smart Folder to search?

When I create a new Smart Folder I can either set it to "This Mac" which searches all my drives (including ones I don't want like my backup drive), or to one location like my Macontosh HD root folder. ...
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Lost Messages app by mistake

OS: Yosemite I am very new on Mac, I was removing a software and cleaning up after it, I got to know after a week or so that I deleted all files and folders related to Messages app. The files are ...
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OS X 10.5.8 Default Apps Phoning Home

I was curious about OS X 10.5.8 Default Apps Phoning Home? Such as TextEdit, Calculator and Finder. Why would these Apps want/need to make an online connection every time I use them? Is this normal ...
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How to run specified terminal command from context menu on right clicked folder?

I'm quite happy I found out about Finder > right-click > "New Terminal at Folder". To make it perfect, I'm looking for a way to run a specified command right after. Automator doesn't seem to have such ...
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Mac has lost view of certain files, but they still exist

So I am having trouble with a mac. After the antivirus removing a virus it got, all the files in the User Directory folders Applications, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Movies has disappeared. ...
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How to add 'New File' to the OS X Finder context menu? [duplicate]

I am using a Mac--which is running OS X 10.10.3. I want to add a 'new file' button to the context menu--the menu that pops up when you right-click in a Finder window/on the desktop.
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how to tag a folder in a hidden directory in OS X

In OS X is there a way to tag a folder inside of a hidden directory or tag the hidden directory itself? As a workaround I create aliases of those folders and place them somewhere visible and tag ...
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Photos & Carousel - folder structure in finder?

I am thrilled about Photos (Apple) and Carousel (Dropbox). However, I see there is a MAJOR inconvenient that I don't seem to get myself around. It's great to be able to group the images in albums and ...
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Getting info about image dimension on Mavericks [duplicate]

I am using Mavericks OSX and Photoshop CS6. Is there a way to see images dimension when opening image in different apps ? Earlier this was working by default (using Finder ->right click on image->Get ...
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Sometimes the 'SHARED' tab in my Finder sidebar is completely missing

I'm new to this wonderful place so please excuse me if I am going about this the wrong way. I am running a MBPro w/Yosemite and an iMac w/Yosemite which is in my home office. I sometimes like to ...
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Difference between Command + H and Command + W in Mac OS X

I am brand new to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and was going over the keyboard shortcuts. I wanted to know what the difference was between command+H and command+W. From what I have seen is that ...
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How do I search files in specified destination and let them all showed in one Finder window on Mac OS X?

I want to search all .xml files inside a specified folder (and its subfolders) ~/folder/ and make all the result showed in one window, what can I do? I can search all files but don't know how to ...
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autofs creates empty shares

I'm having a weird issue with OSX, I have had 2 automounted shares running over NFS from my NAS with my work. Now, it is mounting the shares, but the drives are empty according to Finder. I've tried ...
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Time Machiine Volumes owned by root

I recently set up time machine to back up to two external USB drives. backups are proceeding fine, but the drives are owned by root and I can't access them via "enter time machine" or via normal ...
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Double clicking on a Zip file in Finder re-downloads it from web

I'm experiencing a strange behavior, after downloading any zip file, when I double click it, expecting it would open, instead it reconnects to its website and re-downloads itself. The file is opened ...
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How can I remove a broken favorites list item from Finder?

I added a folder from one of our servers to the favorites list on Finder and I don't know whether I moved the directory or whether the favorites list just doesn't play nice with folders accessed via ...
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Where is the rest of my MacBook’s hard disk space?

I have a MacBook Pro with a 250GB hard drive. Right now I'm left with only 4GB free memory. I've selected the root folder in Finder (my computer name) and hit CMD+A and ALT+CMD+I to get the size of ...
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Why is this application’s (Mou) window always on in front of all other windows in Mac OS X?

I am using Mou to edit Mardown documents in Mac OS X 10.9.5 and recently it’s oddly been pushing its windows to the front of all applications I have open. I don’t recall this behavior happening in the ...
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OS X How to select all protected files in a folder?

I'm currently on OS X 10.9.5 and am struggling to find a finder shortcut or option to select all protected files in a folder? Is there even such a thing? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Extra ...
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Is there an alternative for TotalFinder's Visor Feature in Mac OS X?

Is there an alternative for TotalFinder’s Visor feature? The Visor feature is a keyboard shortcut that brings up a “Finder” window over top of the screen, even on full screen apps. I don’t want to ...
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How can I make OS X Finder ICON VIEW act responsive?

Finder is great for the icon view but the icon view doesn't adjust the icon layout when you alter the window dimensions... can we change this to act responsive?? Like Pinterest?
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OSX Mavericks Downloads folder opens in Finder without sidebar, status bar or toolbar

I have an issue which only started happening around 3 weeks ago which is when I open up the Downloads folder via the dock, the finder window opens without a sidebar, status bar or toolbar (see image). ...
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Mac OSX Mavericks Finder issues

My Finder continually goes to "not responding" status in the activity monitor. I cannot see desktop items, I cannot open a new finder window. I also have a DVD stuck in my drive, that I cannot ...
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How do I restart a hung loginwindow?

I'm running OS X as a server (10.9.4) and the following things keep happening over and over. Things will run smoothly for a while and then the GUI will simply crap out. I'm not sure if it is caused ...
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OS X: How to call “Service” through command line?

I'm looking for a way to call "service" actions (In Finder, I can right click a file and find them on the bottom of the menu, see below) Through command line, is there any way to do it? Thanks in ...
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Applications folder not responding after restoring time machine backup

I have purchased a new iMac and I got a backup from my old macbook air, I tried to restore this backup file via Time Machine on iMac and already all data transferred successfully but the Applications ...
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Mac OS shortkey for popping up the Finder window?

I would like to know whether there is a shortkey in Mac Os for my finder window to pop up? For example, when I download a file via firefox, I want to go to the ~/Downloads directory. This process is ...
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Ignoring .DS_store preferences clientside

At work our largely shared fileserver is filled with .DS_store preferences from various users. We clean these files now and then, but still it happens constantly that I run into a folder where someone ...
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How to configure Finder on OS/X yosemite to only search files on local hard disk

I would like to configure Finder to only search the local hard disk by default. No Internet or Mail or anything else. Is there a way to configure Finder in that manner?
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Is there a filepath for the highest level, Computer, directory on the mac? (dir above Macintosh HD)

The filepath for Macintosh HD is simply '/'. A step above is a folder called your-user-name's Macbook (or whichever type of machine you have) that houses the HD, Network, Remote Disc, and any other ...
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Mac, reopen finder on restart of system

On my windows system as I restart my old Explorer windows reopen all the Explorer windows I had the last time when I shut down, is it possible for me to do the same for my Mac Finder windows? I am on ...
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Finder freeze under .DS_Store preview

Since I updated to Mac OS X Yosemite, when I try to preview a .DS_Store file, I need to kill Finder because it totally freezes. It's very annoying. I tried to delete the Spotlight cache and rebuild ...
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Open iTerm and run Vim from a directory in Finder (OS X)

Is it possible (maybe with Apple Script or something) when I'm in a folder in OSX's finder to open iTerm and run vim with this folder as the working directory? This would be useful to quickly create ...
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OS X Sidebar language is messed up

I use OSX in English - but with Hungarian as secondary language and with Hungarian format language in the system preferences. Still I get some sidebar names (like Downloads, Desktop, etc) in ...
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OSX Yosemite, change the finder folder color

Is it possible to change the ugly light blue of the finder's folders to another one ?
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How can I completely remove all traces of Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 (Trial)?

so I did something foolish and installed this software without fully reading the reviews about how bad it is. I did the free trial for Paragon NTFS for Mac 12. I ran the installation and after hitting ...
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What is the fastest way to show an open document in the finder using Alfred or any relevant technique?

At the moment I am particularly interested in Word documents, but this also relates to Photoshop, Illustrator, and any other program I use frequently. I want the finder to open location of the ...