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Quickly Show/Hide Hidden Files on macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan & Yosemite | Ian Lunn - Front-end Developer
Since the release of macOS Sierra, when in Finder, it is now possible to use the shortcut:


Not sure if this actually (still) works. I'm pretty sure I restarted Finder.
<code class="language-bash">defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YE</code>
hiddenfiles  dotfiles  mac  osx  macos  finder  hotkey  fuckina  solution 
7 days ago by kme
Show all files in the Finder | Macworld
<code class="language-bash">defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES</code>
macos  finder  hiddenfiles  configsetting  defaultswrite  defaults  maybesolution 
7 days ago by kme
Prevent .DS_Store file creation on network volumes - Mac OS X Hints
<code class="language-bash">find /Volumes/PSP/ | grep -ir '\(\._\..*\|\.AppleDouble\|\.AppleDesktop\|ws_ftp\.log\|Thumbs\.db\|pspbrwse\.jbf\)$' \
| sed 's/^\(.*\)$/rm -f "\1"/' | /bin/sh</code>
finder  mac  macos  annoyance  network  filesytem  sysadmin 
10 weeks ago by kme
How to Prevent .DS_Store File Creation
<code class="language-bash">defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores true</code>

See also:
mac  macos  finder  annoyance  defaults  movein 
10 weeks ago by kme
How to Show to ~/Library Folder in MacOS Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra
Choose “Show Library Folder” in the settings options for the User home folder
finder  libraryfolder  mac  osx  mojave  10.14  tipsandtricks  essential  movein  solution 
september 2019 by kme
GitHub - peterldowns/iterm2-finder-tools: Open iTerm2 from the Finder |
You need to change the (bundled) Automator app to open a new window rather than a tab, if that's what you want by default.

As of 2019-09-05, I had to remove the "try" block and leave behind just the 'set newWindow to (create window with default profile)' so it wasn't trying to open a tab (invisbly) using the drop-down hotkey window.
iterm  finder  automation  hotkey  applescript  filemanagement  fuckina  solution 
november 2017 by kme
[10.10] [OS X] Finder extensions spams console system log · Issue #3782 · owncloud/client · GitHub
FYI in my case Box Sync was causing this. Even while the Box Sync app was not running, nor was its' client icon visible in the Mac bar.

Killing the Box Sync Extension within Activity Monitor stopped the log spamming.
mac  osx  finder  errormessage  logging  box  syncclient  cloudstorage  sortof  solution 
october 2017 by kme
macos - How to find offending Finder Extension? - Ask Different |

I found the offenders in my case (plural, for several apps were using this plugin), using a ps -axe | grep FinderSyncExt .

Before removing the apps using it from my /Applications folder, I decided to kill each of the processes using a killall -9 FinderSyncExt.
mac  osx  finder  console  errormessage  logging  solution 
october 2017 by kme
Two separate services (one internal and one not) can be confusing · Issue #409 · quicksilver/Quicksilver · GitHub |
So I've started looking into this, since the ⌘⎋ shortcut doesn't work on the Mac at work. Interestingly enough, this is not the fault of QS, but the fault of the keyboard (?!?). The ⌘⎋ just doesn't seem to work AT ALL. I've installed key codes and when I press ⌘⎋ it doesn't register. All other shortcuts do. This is on 10.7.4, new Mac Mini with an Apple keyboard
(P.S. international English is so annoying. Where's the £ sign?!)

The intersesting thing, however, is that when QS simulates the ⌘⎋ keystrokes using carbon (in QSGlobalSelectionProvider.m invokeService) it does work (this is invoked when you use the 'current selection' object with the 'pull selection from frontmost app' option enabled.

Seeing as there seems to be this huge limitation with ⌘⎋ not actually registering as a keyboard shortcut, here's what I propose:

We remove the 'send to quicksilver' service
We keep the get current selection (internal) service, but rename it to something more obvious so as it isn't changed. e.g. Quicksilver Internal Selection (Private)
We make a new default trigger called 'get selection' that literally just does select current selection in command window. People would be told NOT to touch the ⌘⎋ shortcut in the keyboard preferences (if they do, things will) but to edit the trigger keyboard shortcut.
For those who still like the ⌘⎋ shortcut, and for whom it still works, since it'll still be enabled (as a 'private' service) you can still use that.
Added bonus: Using the current selection proxy works more consistently than the service in Finder (e.g. try the service on a folder in Finder when in column mode) so it should fix a few problems

Once we're down to one service, I'll start working on the few bugs with the 'current selection' proxy :)
quicksilver  hotkey  finder  filemanagement  tipsandtricks 
september 2017 by kme
Issues with Finder Selection (Proxies and Service) · Issue #485 · quicksilver/Quicksilver · GitHub |
Mentioned in IRC, but ⌥⌘G is "Grab 'n' Drop". It's a shortcut for "move the Finder Selection here". Hitting it should result in the interface showing [Finder Selection] ⇥ Move to… ⇥ [Quicksilver Selection], at which point you can hit ↩ to confirm.
quicksilver  hotkey  finder  filemanagement  tipsandtricks 
september 2017 by kme
Finding Files from the Command Line
At it’s most basic level, mdfind is used as follows:

mdfind -name FileName

For example, to find all appearances of “Photo 1.PNG” the command would be:

mdfind -name "Photo 1.PNG"

Because mdfind is like Spotlight, it can also be used to search the content of files and folders for a specific file. To find all documents containing someones name could be done as follows:

mdfind "Will Pearson"
finder  spotlight  commandline  findingthings  searchandindex  cli  mac  osx  tipsandtricks  solution 
july 2017 by kme
What to do when El Capitan sidebar's favorites disappear | Macworld
Did you suddenly notice that the items you added to the Finder sidebar are suddenly missing either in the Finder or Open/Save dialogs or both? It’s not you: It’s a bug.

It’s a subtle thing, because nothing fails; rather, it dawns on you that when you’re clicking to navigate to a folder via your sidebar’s Favorites list, there’s nothing there. This happened to me recently, and I discovered it’s a routine problem people are experiencing.

While several solutions have been proposed, including deleting cache files and the like, what appears to work best—and worked for me—is to restart your Mac. When I had my sidebar faves disappear, I also had some other seemingly inexplicable slowdowns and system oddities. These went away with the restart as well.
elcapitan  yosemite  finder  favorites  fileopensaveas  dialog  bug  annoyance  solution 
april 2016 by kme
Resolved - Finder: drag item to other folder, and... | MacRumors Forums
The behavior *has* changed, however, since Mavericks (relative to 10.11.4). It seems you can no longer press spacebar in "Miller Columns" view to expand one level of hierarchy while dragging. The only way to get this behavior seems to be to enable "Spring-loaded folders," which is in this goofy place in the "Acessibility" prefpane now.
ha! just found 'spring-loaded delay', it's been moved to: System Preferences>Accessibility>Mouse & Trackpad
(if i'd known it was there, i would have tried changing those settings first...)
mac  osx  accessibility  filemanagement  finder  annoyance  elcapitan 
march 2016 by kme
Automator searching labels rather than...: Apple Support Communities
Use boolean operators (i.e. Tag:Green OR tag: Grey NOT Tag:Blue)

For multiple tagged files use: Tag:Green AND Tag:Gray

Except for Lion it's "label:green." Other than that, it's all good.
automator  finder  mac  osx  metadata  automation  solution 
may 2014 by kme
How to resize the Finder column view in OS X - CNET
Contextual menu options
If you right-click the column separator, you will see a contextual menu appear that contains three additional options for "Right-sizing" the column, which pertain to the current column, all columns equally, and all columns individually. These options will automatically adjust the columns to resize to the current content, all contents, or set them to be equal in size.
mac  osx  finder  tipsandtricks  columnbrowser  millercolumns  didntknowthat 
april 2014 by kme
Automount NFS in OS X | Your Mac / Linux Guy
The only way I’ve found this to work – with limitations; see below – is to instead append `browse` to the `AUTOMOUNTD_MNTOPTS=…` line in `/etc/autofs.conf`; e.g.

This causes automounted mounts to behave as follows – WHILE ACTUALLY MOUNTED:

* They show up *individually* on the Desktop – assuming the Finder option to show connected servers on the Desktop is turned on.
* in the Finder sidebar, only the *server* – not the individual mounts – shows up in category Shared as connected – implied by the eject icon next to it – assuming you have the Finder option to show connected servers in the sidebar turned on.
* Also note that if you eject the server via the Finder sidebar, the icons disappear from the Desktop – yet, the shares will continue to be accessible, by virtue of being automounts that reconnect on demand.

Another useful tidbit, although unrelated to the problem I was having:
One last thing to mention. You will probably wish to disable the creation of .DS_Store files on network volumes when using automounts. The Finder has a bad habit of leaving these files open, so your automounted shares will not unmount after set idle times like they’re supposed to. To keep your Mac from writing .DS_Store files to network drives, run the following defaults command in the terminal. This is a per-user setting.

defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores true
automount  autofs  nfs  mac  osx  finder  maybesolution  DS_Store  annoyance  networking 
january 2014 by kme
Easiest way to add an app to the "Open With" menu? - The macosxhints Forums
tl;dr - but there may be good stuff in here. I found a solution elsewhere, which involved modifying the app bundle's 'info.plist' with Xcode.
mac  osx  finder  contextmenu  launchservices  openwith  interesting  maybesolution 
january 2014 by kme
This was essential for the 'open iTerm Here,' and 'Copy POSIX path(s)' plugins which are part of the user-contributed repository.
mac  osx  automation  services  solution  applescript  contextmenu  finder  likewindows  sendtomenu  essential  movein 
january 2014 by kme
scplugin: Roadmap
Product requests are the items that are visible to the end user of SCPlugin.

Connection protocols:
Accurate badging for all cases
SCPlugin to begin badging on Finder launch, instead of only after a context-menu selection
Badging of the top-level working copy folder
folder badges change to reflect changes inside folders (recursively)
Badging to work when a file is moved to another directory (right now, the badging sticks but it is not correct to stick)
Extension to 'Get Info' in Finder to add in SVN information about a file.
SVN information added to the Finder 'Show view options' so it can be reported in the Finder window as a column
Completion of the basic SVN functions from the command line (e.g., SVN->Info, Log, etc).
SVN Lock functionality
SVN Needs-Lock functionality
SVN property display/edit
Drag-and-drop into/out of the set-up dialog to include/exclude files from a pending operation such as a commit
(Optionally, configurably) colorize files, as well as badging, so they can be used for smart folders
Merge functionality. There are two big options here:
Write our own merge tool
Integrate an existing merge tool
svn  finder  pluging  mac  osx  cocoa  needshelp  programming 
august 2013 by kme
scplugin -
Provides Subversion file-icon badging and commands from Finder
svn  subversion  sourcecontrol  scm  mac  osx  software  finder  plugin 
august 2013 by kme
Find out where a file was downloaded from

Maybe try to trace the image.

If you’re comfortable digging into javascript source files, it’s possible to modify Firefox’s Download Statusbar extension to add the WhereFrom data:
maybesolution  finder  wherefrom  metadata  webbrowser  firefox 
january 2013 by kme

Defunct. See for a PPC download. This developer doesn't seem to have lasted long enough to see Intel.
mac  osx  essential  contextmenuplugin  extension  shellenhancement  finder  utility  software  freeware  icon  defunct 
december 2011 by kme

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