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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 ...
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OSX Mavericks - Open Finder windows full-screen by default

Problem Mavericks enables me to make my finder windows full-screen. It's awesome. When I first open a finder window, it opens by default as a small window on my desktop. I then have to click the ...
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How to highlight Finder items when going back from a nested folder

I would like to know how to setup highlighting the item of Finder even when I go back from a nested folder. It's when I display folders in list view. This is the current status: after I open ...
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Allow app to request authefication

I use ForkLift as default file manager. From time to time some files could be overwritten only with user permission. Finder asks password but Forklift just says that it is impossible. Launching ...
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previously opened folders tree

I'm running Mac OSX 10.5.8 and for all the years I've had it, when I open Finder, the drives and folders would present themselves as closed and I would navigate by double clicking through the folders ...
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iMac keeps hanging

For some reason I have to restart my iMac about 3 or 4 times each day. Almost everytime it's the finder that is hanging. I can't do anything anymore. I can't force stop and in the rare cases that I ...
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Mac: Dragging won't move folder — instead creates alias

I accidentally dragged an important folder into my Applications folder and now whenever I try to move it back, the system instead creates an alias and I can't move it to its previous location. i've ...
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How can I browse white icons in Mac OS X Finder (Mavericks)?

I have bunch of white, transparent png icons in my folder and I find no way to see them clearly even if I change the background in view options (still white overlay on the image stays): I know ...
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How to write OSX/Finder tags as metadata into PDF?

I have added tags to all of my PDF documents, but the problem is, that these kind of tags are only supported by OSX (Mavericks), that means they are gone if I want to use the PDF on a e.g. windows or ...
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How do I make Finder use my default view options for disk images?

I've set the default view options (using the Use as Defaults button in the View Options panel). This is what I expect, and, indeed, what I get most of the time: Yet every time I create a disk image ...
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Unable to write to NFS share, Finder hanging

I've a issue with an nfs share : this is my setup : /etc/exports : /home/delaland/sharetest 111.111.111.111(rw,all_squash,anonuid=1000,anongid=100,sync,insecure,no_subtree_check) all needed ...
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View/edit Mac OS X's Finder labels from a Windows PC

Is it possible to view and/or edit the Mac's Finder labels (applied to folders and/or files) from a Windows PC? We are sharing files via Dropbox and it'd be nice if the few Windows users we have ...
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Mac OS. Finder windows split the screen?

I want to achieve something like this at least for 4 windows:
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Open new Finder tab when using 'open .' in the Terminal

In the Terminal I use open . to open the current directory using Finder. Open folders in new tabs settings is set in the Finder, yet it opens a new window every time. By the end of a project/day I ...
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How to have first page of PDF be used as icon preview in list view in OSX finder

I've got an image to clarify what I'm asking. Finder example I want the little icon preview to be the first page of the pdf (which is the big display to the right). You can see that it works for ...
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Spotlight: search any word using services without opening Finder

I'm using Mavericks on a Mac. The "services" shortcuts allow me to highlight a word and search for this word in spotlight. This searches for the word in a new Finder window. Is it possible to ...
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Dismount TrueCrypt volume via Finder

In OS X I can unmount a TrueCrypt drive from Finder as it gets listed under the Devices sidebar. Now when I press Eject it's no longer accessible, however it's still listed in the TrueCrypt ...
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Apple Script - Reopen Closed Finder Windows

I have the following Applescript which toggles the show/hide hidden files and I would like to reopen the user's Finder windows which will be closed as the Finder gets relaunched. tell application ...
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How can I add myself to _www:staff permanently on osx?

I have a local instance of apache with an application writing to a cache directory. The cache directory is written to by _www:staff. It appears in the finder with a 'no-entry' icon. How can I add my ...
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How can I increase the size of thumbnails when opening files?

This is the view I get when I want to upload a file to OS X' browser. I like the thumbnail view, but as you can see, they are too small. I don't mind showing fewer pictures – I just want a bigger ...
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Folder name in sidebar is changed, how to get it back?

My OSX is Simplified Chinese, so the user folders in finder's sidebar is like this: AirDrop 应用程序 桌面 文稿 下载 影片 音乐 图片 These stand for AirDrop, Applications, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Movies, ...
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How do you duplicate current open Finder view in new tab (Mavericks)?

In a thread on this forum there is an interesting solution on how to open a duplicate of an already open Finder window with the help of an AppleScript: How do you duplicate current open Finder view? ...
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How to cut files on Finder on Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks? [duplicate]

I can't cut files on Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks after upgrade. I can only copy and delete them. Why? How can I fix this?
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How can I show/hide hidden files on Finder on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

The following script doesn't work on Mavericks: # check if hidden files are visible and store result in a variable isVisible=”$(defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles)” # toggle visibility ...
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Browers (Chrome, Safari,Firefox) can't see files after OSX is upgraded to Maverick

Everything work well, until I decide to upgrade my OSX. I tried logging in and Out as forums suggested. But Browsers can't see any single file from finder.Using finder Normally is okay.
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Select from x to top/bottom with page up/down on OS X

When I need to highlight a list of items in my explorer on Windows, I was able to select say the 5th item and then hold shift while pressing page end or page down to highlight a number of items. Is ...
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Can I create a service in Automator that will run without having a file selected?

When creating services in automator, the topmost options is "Service receives selected..." Is there a way to create a service that just works on the currently open finder window, without having a file ...
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How can I open a folder in the current finder window?

I know tell application "Finder" to open POSIX file "/folder/path/" will open a new finder window, how can I open a folder in the current finder window?
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MacOSX Find Media Files

I need a way to "disinfect/de-porn" a Mac system...Its not mine of course...This is for a "friend!" I'm looking for an app that will search out and put into a single finder window all video files. I ...
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Recently opened files on Finder's sidebar in OSX

OSX Finder (seemingly randomly) adds documents I open to the sidebar under "FAVORTIES" section. How can I stop that? I use OSX 10.8.5 on a Retina MacBook Pro 15.
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Remove tonymacx86 logo in Hackintosh

I have OS X (hackintosh) installed in virtualbox on ubuntu linux host. I used iAtkos ML8 distribution with MultiBeast to get the right drivers. Everything works perfectly fine, however somewhere ...
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How does Mavericks's Finder store tags?

I haven't used Mavericks yet. Does finder store tags in the file itself (ex: xmp), or is it powered by some kind of Database? or what?
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Open a bundle in the mac file save dialog?

I am saving a from an app on my mac. I have the file save dialog open. I'd like to save it inside a bundle myBundle.bundle. I could add the bundle to the finder favorites, or I could save it ...
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Add an NSBundle to finder favorites?

I have a bundle myBundle.bundle. I'd like to add it to the favorites that appear in the left column of the finder. Is that possible?
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Make names of files and folders display fully in the Mac OS X Finder

I am not normally a Mac person, however, my father has a Mac and finds it frustrating to need to click on items with long names in order to display the full name. Is there any way to get around this? ...
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How to I make OS X move files between hard drives instead of copying when dragging and dropping?

I keep my system files on the internal hard drive and often move downloaded files and so on out to the external hard drive. Is there a way to make Mac OS X move files instead of copying when dragging ...
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Replacing / adding to a folder in OS X?

I am quite new to OS X and I just dragged a folder from one Finder window to another and it said that it already existed, and asked me whether I wanted to replace it – and I said yes. The outcome was ...
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Open current bash location explicitly in Finder

When double clicking a bundle folder (folder called *.bundle), a Terminal window opens as expected. However, $ open . does not then open a Finder window but another Terminal. Is there a way ...
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Trying to unzip file

When trying to unzip a file, I ghet the following error: Archive: file.zip skipping: file.bla need PK compat. v4.5 (can do v2.1) Can any one help?
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How to configure warning dialog when opening multiple files?

Finder used to show a warning dialog when I tried to open many files at once. Something like "Opening 100 files simultaneously may slow down the system. Are you sure you want to do this?" I disabled ...
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Preview image dimensions of files in a hidden folder

I'm using XtraFinder as a Finder at the moment, although the problem exists with the 'default' Finder. When an image is inside a hidden folder, the image's dimensions will not show in the preview ...
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How to get OSX finder to calculate duration and bit rate in finder window preview

I cannot figure out how to get the preview area (to the right side of selected audio files) in finder windows to display the correct data. If anyone has a suggestion of how to force Finder to either ...
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Why does OS X Mountain Lion ask for my password when I duplicate a file?

When I use Finder to do this: - right click file - choose "duplicate" I get asked for my password. Every. Single. Time. I have tried every trick I could find online, up to and including repairing ...
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How can I connect to my linux server with Mac using the credentials of one of the users on the linux box?

How can I connect to my linux server with Mac (Finder and/or Pathfinder apps) using the credentials of one of the users on the linux box?? I am using SMB. The linux box is running Centos 6, Mac is ...
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two finder windows next to each other like Ubuntu F3 shortcut

Ok, so at work I use Ubuntu and its create for copying a files from one folder to another folder without having two finder windows open. What I would like is to have that function on my mac and I am ...