Mac OS X's default file manager and desktop shell

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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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Error Code -36 Deleting from Finder, but ok in Terminal [duplicate]

For some reason, I cannot delete files from this one external HDD that is in NTFS on one specific MacBook Pro. On other MBPs I own, it is fine, it's just one system. When I try to delete from Finder, ...
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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 ...
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How to hide external drive's Eject button in Mac OS X

How can I hide/disable the Eject button for a specific external drive, like JetDrive or StorEdge, in a Mac OS X? Because usually the JetDrive or StorEdge does not need to be removed. The Eject button ...
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How can I (on a mac) highlight a list of files in finder from a list of filenames in a spreadsheet?

I do a lot of content management. I already have a program that will detect from a spreadsheet a list of filenames and RENAME those items... but this program is limited to renaming those filenames. ...
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VLC media file kind attribute differs from Mavericks to Yosemite

I have noticed since I started using OS X Yosemite beta 3 that any files that by default open with VLC now have the Kind attribute set to just VLC Document, except for MP4 which also opens with VLC by ...
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How do I show all files in “open file” dialogs in OS X?

There are various articles describing how to work around the bug in Finder that stops some files being shown. However, the workaround described does not solve the same bug in the "open file" dialog, ...
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How do I display the filepath field in Finder?

I'm going a bit crazy here -- for some reason I can't figure out how to turn on the file path field in the Finder application in OS X. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to find: Note that I'm ...
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Change Mavericks Finder column display width in list view?

I upgraded from SL to Mavericks a month a go and a few things are odd. One is that Finder shows the name column in list view as being wider than my monitor. I guess it's auto-fitting to long URLs. but ...
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How to change Mavericks search results window default settings?

I want searches in Finder to be shown in "arrange by: none" as a default setting as they were in Snow Leopard—can I change this setting and if so, where? It's a pain to have to go every time to ...
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Reveal a broken symlink

Our application uses /usr/bin/open --reveal $filePath to reveal a file in the Finder. Unfortunately, this does nothing (except of showing an error when invoked from a terminal) if invoked for a broken ...
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Can copy file to samba share with terminal but not from finder (OSX Maverick)

I have a samba share located on a Router USB storage DD-WRT V24 USB drive. I try to copy a file from a MAC OSX machine using Finder. Finder returns the following message: "can’t be copied because ...
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How to force Finder to refresh external drive? OS X

I use an external hard drive for Time Machine backups. Recently, I moved it to a USB hub (so that I don't have as many cables to deal with). This has slowed down the speed which I can read/write to ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for menu with a dynamic name, such as “Move x Items Here”?

In Finder, the menu item to move files has a dynamic text. If one item has been copied, it says "Move Item Here", but for multiple files it says something like "Move <x> Items Here". In the ...
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Mac OSX finder requiring permissions when deleting file, even after chmod

I created a Python script that requires sudo permissions to run (doing ICMP requests). This script creates a small directory and a couple .csv files, as well as a log.txt file. At first, after running ...
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How to cycle in Finder autocomplete suggestions?

For example I want to go to ~/Library/Application Support. By pressing command+shift+g in Finder and type ~/Library/App, Finder will autocomplete it with ~/Library/Application Scripts. I need to ...
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How to change default column widths in Macintosh Finder?

In Mac OS X Mavericks, I find that when I bring up a finder window showing items in a list with columns, the Name column defaults to being way to wide, I have to scroll to the right to grab column ...
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OS X / Finder - Right Click “New Folder with Selection” - how to Increase the Animation Effect Speed?

I'm using Finder on OS X 10.9x. The effect that pulls all the selected items into a new folder from the right click "new folder with selection" is really nice, but way too slow for me. Anyone know a ...
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How to add metadata keywords in finder

In windows there is a neat little info box at the bottoms of explorer that shows the keyword field of the files metadata. Is there such a tool in OS X Finder? It is extremely frustrating to have to ...
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Open file as text?

I'm working on a MacBook Pro with 10.8.5 (fully patched). I'm trying to add a new platform to OpenSSL's Configure script (Android, x86): I right click on Configure and browse to an text editor ...
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How can I make pref changes via defaults command happen immediately?

There are many changes to Finder, Dock, etc. preferences that you can do with the defaults command, i.e. defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool yes However, in order to make the ...
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how to keep folder in favorites(os x finder) when it cannot be reached?

I have a folder which is based on NAS in my home LAN. I added it to favorites in my macbook. In my home, everythink is OK, because NAS is available. But, if in outside, the folder cannot be reached. ...
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How To Find SVN on my Mac

I'm very wet behind the ears on my Mac as I'm a windows developer. I'm trying to find out if I have SVN installed and where it is but I cannot even figure out this basic task. I've got a terminal ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks opens Finder in the same view as an external drive

Whenever I open a new finder window it opens up as if it's an external drive. I.e. there's no side navigation bar and clicking through to each folder opens up a new window. Any suggestions would ...
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How can I make quicklook loop previewed videos?

When I use Quick Look in the Finder to preview an mp4 I would prefer if the videos looped over and over instead of stopping at the end, because the play back button is really tiny and hard to click. ...
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How can I hide certain file types from appearing in my finder windows?

TeX is great but but produces a lot of files every time I compile a document. When I open the folder containing the source .tex file I also see a lot of accessories file (e.g. .log, .toc that I am not ...
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open Safari and Finder failed in tmux

OS X 10.9.2, tmux 1.9a install via brew. In tmux: $ open /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app ...
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“Show in Finder” switches Desktops

Here's an odd problem I noticed with Chrome and the Finder. I'm new to OS X so I'm not really sure if this is a bug, or there is some setting that may fix it. Select Assign To..None for the Finder ...
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Location added to Finder Favorites on OSX Mavericks keep disappearing

In the Finder (on OSX Mavericks) the locations I have added to ‘Favorites’ keep disappearing. In the image ‘workspace’ and ‘Dropbox’ disappears. Any idea how to fix this?
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How to stop sync file when using dropbox(not pause and resume, I want to quit)

I am trying to upload an file to dropbox, but it takes over 8hrs. So I want to quit and place my file back. However, I can see only 'resume' and 'pause', no 'quit':< I already tried shutdown ...
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Mac OS X Quick Look locking Office 2011 files on SMB for too long

When opening Microsoft Office files on one of our SMB servers, occasionally Office will show the following error: This file is locked for editing. Locked by: another user Filename: File.docx ...
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Make alias in a folder to be chosen

I want to make an alias of selected files or folder in other folders, which I want to be able to choose each time from a pop-up window. This was something that was available on previous OSX versions ...
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OS/X Open File Dialog not showing recent files (but the files DO show in the normal Finder!)

I am trying to attached a screenshot to a mail message (in Chrome). The Finder dialog shows screenshots up to and including yesterday ones, but not today. I have done an ls -lrta on the ~/Desktop ...
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How to create a new file from Finder's context menu?

Could you tell me how to add a menu item into Finder's contextual menu (the one I get when I Control-click in a folder)? When I create a document or spreadsheet using LibreOffice, I usually run ...
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How can I highlight a file in Cover Flow view of Finder even after opening and closing the file

I would like to high light a file in cover flow view of Finder even after opening and closing the file. I tried to find it but i could not file it. Could you tell me how to do it? Condition: After I ...
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How can I change the list view of Finder setting for using spring folder action more effectively

I would like to know whether I can change the row setting of list view of Finder to use spring folder function effectively. Condition: Currently, If I want to drag and drop a file under specific ...
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Where is the right OS X 10.9 source using “kloglevel”

MacOS X 10.9 and 10.9.1 contain a Finder bug which is revealed upon using SMB v2 servers. (This bug is signaled to Apple, and shortly described here: smb v2 Finder bug / Mavericks). I found with man ...
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How to drag and drop a folder on other folder has same name of folder without losing existing files

I would like to know how to drag and drop a folder on other folder has same name of folder without losing existing files. For example: I have same name of file under Folder1 like below. then I move ...