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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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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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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 ...