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Why is my Application's Icon grayed out in OS X Lion?

In the Applications folder on OS X I have a few programs that are "grayed out": I tried running Repair Disk Permissions in the Disk Utility but it doesn't fix this. I tried looking at the ...
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Keyboard shortcut (or permanent setting) for fitting column width to longest filename in OS X?

I use the OS X Finder feature to expand/fit the column width to the longest filename a lot -- by double-clicking the two vertical bars at the bottom of the column border (in Snow Leopard) or the ...
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Drag from spotlight

Is there any way that I could implement the functionality of being able to drag files and folders from spotlight to a finder window?
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Mac preview space broken

In Finder you can preview files just by hitting space. This function is broken since some days. Where to look at to repair this? Is there a setting in library, preferences or elsewhere? Using: Snow ...
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Search through all files when searching in Finder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spotlight and the locate command don't search all folders Is there a way to search through all files from Finder? Currently it only searches "safe" files but I would ...
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Does “show all filename extensions” actually work in Mac OS X?

Quite simply, the option in Finder prefs to show all filename extensions is checked, but sometimes when I save something, e.g. a text file, and don't explicitly specify a filename in the save dialog, ...
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How can I do full text searches on files and have a preview?

On Windows XP I used Google Desktop Search which provided full text searches on files and emails with a preview of results, like a Google search. It indexed files when needed. I'm looking for ...
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Unremovable Links in OSX Finder Sidebar

Some links seem to be broken and can not be clicked. Drag & Drop to delete does also not work for any link in sidebar. Some can be removed by alt-click "remove from sidebar". I had disk utility ...
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Mac OS X with Windows-like path bar for Finder?

I'm new to OS X and I like the operating system. The only problem is, I'd like to have a Windows-like path bar in Finder, where I could, for example, enter "/user/Desktop/" to go to the Desktop. I ...
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Is there a way to access open finder windows with Quicksilver?

If I have two finder windows open, and I want to move files from one to the other, without dragging, how should I do this with Quicksilver? I can select the files in one, and then use the "Get ...
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Adding Folder to Finder Sidebar with Custom Name

I'd like to add a a shortcut to Finder's Places Sidebar. The folder's name happens to be Applications, so I want to give it a different name since there's already the standard Applications folder ...
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Dock displays low-resolution icons

Recently, I've noticed that the dock has been starting to display low-resolution icons in place of the former high-resolution icons for common apps like Stickies, Word, iTunes and Preview. Looking at ...
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Expanded entries in Finder's list view reset

When I have a folder open in the Finder, in list view, and have several of the folders expanded (or as they say, the disclosure triangles expanded), sometimes I come back to the window and find all ...
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Is there a way to restore to previous version in Mac OS X after installing the update?

In my Mac OSX I recently updated my Mac from 10.6.5 to 10.6.6. After I installed the 10.6.6 version, I get error in Finder as below: The application Finder can't be opened Just around a minute ...
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The application Finder can't be opened. -10810

I am getting an error as shown in the screenshot. This started happening after I updated my Mac OS X from 10.6.5 to 10.6.6. Problem is that Finder stops working 5 mins after the restart and all the ...
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Colors less saturated in Snow Leopard Finder, Preview & Safari than in Chrome — why?

If I look at the picture here in Safari, Preview or the finder, the shades of blue are significantly different than if I look at the picture in Google Chrome (they are less saturated than in Chrome). ...
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External HDD won't stay mounted

After turning time machine on and then off again for an external volume, the disk will spontaneously unmount and takes around 30 seconds to list directories. Disk utility can't find anything wrong ...
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Network Windows computer won't show in Finder of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Old Macs had windows locations automatically shown in the Finder under Network. New Macs doesn't. How come and how can I change it?
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Change wallpaper that appears between login screen and finder screen in Snow Leopard?

I changed the login background in Snow Leopard. Each time I start up the computer, I see my nice new login background, but after I log in, I get the same old Aurora image for about a second before the ...
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Display permissions in Finder?

Is there a way (or plugin) to display permissions in Snow Leopard's Finder? Something like the CLI would be useful, e.g. drwx------
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1answer
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How Can I Set Mac OS X's Finder Default Window Size

I wish to configure Finder.app so that the default window size is larger then the default. If I resize a window that displays a folder, next time I open that folder with Finder, the window size would ...
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Make search by file name default in Finder

In Finder when I type something in the textbox the default is to search the whole mac in the contents of the files. I was able to change the default to search the current directory, but didn't see an ...
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How can I make Mac Finder show the actual size of files not 'size on disk' multiples of 4KB [duplicate]

I understand that the minimum disk allocation block is 4kb, but in Finder I don't really care about that. I'd much rather be able to see which of 12 similar text files/images is largest, expecially ...
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Snow Leopard: Remove blue background for files in finder

I just upgraded from Tiger to Snow Leopard and I have been undoing all of the visual things that I don't like. In the finder it highlights every other file with a blue background. Anyone know how ...
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How to connect to ftp, having write privilegies

I connecting to my ftp server with Finder, entering login and password. After establishing connection, i'm in read-only mode. When i connecting with some ftp clients, like Cyberduck, i can write. ...
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How to change directory sort order only in the current Finder window?

I can't stand how in one Finder window you set the files to be sorted by name, and then open another Finder window and need to sort by size, well it changes all Finder windows to the same thing. So ...
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Disable all the idiot-checking in Mac OS X

I am a Windows/Linux user, who is learning Mac OS X out of interest in doing dev-work for the iPad which I recently purchased. However, OS X is driving me nuts by trying to protect all it's system ...
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How to display other columns in Mac Finder?

How can I get Finder to display other file properties so I can sort on those instead e.g. bit rate You can do this in windows XP and I'm finding it incredibly frustrating that such an option does ...
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How to change the icon (apply a thumb) of a folder on Mac OS X?

In Mac OS X, suppose you open your root disk, following folders/directories will have different icon (thumb) on it. Application Developer Library System How to apply a thumb image on my specific ...
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1answer
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How to sync finder folders into their respective albums in iPhoto?

Currently, I have set up in Firefox an add-on which when right clicked on an image toggles and saves this image to a specified folder. I use these folders as a reference library, now on 20 odd folders ...
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HELP! Overzealous `mv` renamed my /usr/lib folder

I was having a problem where my libiconv.2.dylib file in /usr/lib was corrupt and lots of applications were failing. I got a copy of a friends /usr/lib folder and was going to swap them out. ...
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What are the pros of using Path Finder?

What are the pros of using Path Finder, and not Finder? Could I not get some of the features of Path Finder by adding Applescript scripts to the stock Finder?
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What is Finder doing when it has a spinner in the bottom-right?

Whenever I open a folder on a remote network share that hasn't been opened since I last booted, Finder displays this animated spinner in the bottom-right (see picture below) for about 30 seconds and ...
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Is it possible to run multiple instances/windows of Finder in Mac OS X?

Mac OS X's Finder seems to be the equivalent to Windows Explorer. In Windows, I enjoy having multiple instances of Explorer open to move/copy files from one folder in a window, to another folder in ...
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OS X Enclosing folder shortcut?

This may have been asked before, but I'm wondering whether there is a shortcut for navigating to the enclosing folder in OS X (Snow Leopard)? I find navigating Finder particularly frustrating since ...
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Send files to Automator in Snow Leopard

I remember in Tiger, you could always select a bunch of files in Finder and right click them, there was an option to open the selection in Automator. However, it seems that option has been lost ...
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How to disable Expose slow mode animation in Snow Leopard?

This tip describes how to disable the "slow mode" animation for expose, which is normally performed by holding down shift when you invoke expose. However, the fix described in that tip doesn't seem ...
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How can I make Finder always show the Side Bar when mounting a volume?

In OS X 10.6, Finder usually looks something like this: The Finder window looks like that when you double-click on most folders or drives. However, whenever I mount a Truecrypt Volume and ...
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Hidden file/folder in MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.6) Finder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I show hidden files/folders in Finder How can I hide file/folder in Finder and roll it back easily (like windows) and how can I tell Finder to show hidden files ...
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Snow Leopard - Finder “Arrange By …” for all files/folders

I just upgraded to Snow Leopard and one feature that seems to be different (from Leopard) is that setting the default "arrange by" option doesn't affect all files and folders, and only changes the ...
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Finder dying when Mac wakes from sleep

I have this persisting issue where when I put my Mac (Snow Leopard) to sleep on my MacBook, whenever I wake the Mac, everything is fine besides the Finder. The Finder does not open up, none of the ...
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Problems with Finder background images produced in Mac OS X 10.6?

Morning all. I'm creating DMG installers with background pictures. My build machine is 10.6. I'm having problems getting them working consistently: If I create one on 10.4 it works fine in 10.5, ...
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OS X Snow Leopard: Finder automator item for creating a new text file

how can I create a Finder automaton item that appears in 'Services' for creating a new text file inside a file folder? I use TextMate, so better if the solution is editor-agnostic (rather than using ...
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How to disable Finder launching at login in Snow Leopard?

Pre-Snow Leopard, I could use the following command: defaults write com.apple.loginwindow Finder /Applications/My-replacement-app-such-as-Terminal.app Which would a.) replace the Finder launching ...
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How do I find out what the Finder is busy with?

I'm running Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro. My Finder has decided to be very busy, and neither restarting Finder nor a reboot cools it down. Spotlight doesn't report activity, Time Machine isn't ...
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Folder Aliases in Dock or List View cannot be expanded?

I have been increasingly frustrated with the fact that you cannot expand a folder alias in the Finder "List View" via the "expand triangle" or in the dock. If I add a folder to the dock that contains ...