Snow Leopard has brought an annoying bug (still available in 10.6.6). A number of people are having a problem where the Finder will hang or crash, followed by a Finder error message saying “The application Finder.app can’t be opened. -10810″. The general agreement among affected users seems to be that this is spurred mainly when accessing external drives, but there could be a few other related reasons.Sometimes, when dealing with external hard drives or USB sticks, Finder crashes and does not automatically reopen. Trying to click on the Finder icon in the Dock does not help ...(continue read) tags: Finder
If Finder is misbehaving you probably think you need to restart your computer. Usually you can fix the problem by relaunching Finder itself. This saves a lot of time since the relaunch only takes seconds to do.
Here 4 ways for relaunching Finder in Snow Leopard
Relaunching with Dock
This is probably the fastest way to relaunch Finder.Hold down control-option and click on the Finder icon stuck onto Dock
Choose Relaunch option from appearing contextual menu
Finder should be relaunched by then
Relaunching with Terminal
As usual, Terminal lends us a great help in relaunching Finder.Open Terminal ...(continue read) tags: Finder
The fastest way to browse your directories in OS X is clearly the column view that you access by pressing “Command + 3“.
You probably know that if you double-click the icon at the bottom of a column, it will “right size” that column, so you can see the entire file name.
If you “Option-double-click” that icon, then all columns will be “right sized” to the maximum width necessary to display the longest item in the column.
If you want to change all of them press “Alt” while resizing. This will not only resize all columns at once, but also ...(continue read) tags: Finder
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