OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cannot Open Finder Window And Finder Preferences Don't Stick

Apr 5, 2012

Sometimes I simply cannot open a new finder window. If I use Command-N or if I choose New Finder Window in the Finder menu, nothing happens. If I am using Command-N, I can see the File heading in the Finder menu bar highlighting, and then after a few seconds the highlight goes, but no window opens. Also, clicking on my Downloads icon in the dock, the dialog opens showing all the files, but if I then click on Open in Finder, the dialog closes but nothing happens. Now that I am writing this message, it all works again! That's what I mean by 'sometimes'. This issue can last for tens of minutes. Secndly, and this is still a problem, my finder Preferences do not stick. So for instance, I don't want to see an icon for my hard disk on the desktop, so I untick this in Finder preferences. The icon disappears. If I now re-start, then it comes back. The same happens for removing the empty trash warning and all of the other Finder Preference tick boxes. 

Now, when the first problem of not being able to open a finder window suddenly stopped being a problem, the icon for the hard disk suddenly appeared on my desktop. So the two issues are linked. This has been going on intermittently for a few days. I have verified my disk, and repaired permissions.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Apr 27, 2009

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I was adding some music to my idisk's public folder when the copying process froze;got stuck. The little spinning disc would not go away.

I closed down all other applications. My finder window was frozen with that disc, and could not force quit it, even though tried several techniques to do so. I finally turned off the computer manually.

When I turned my imac back on, the finder window was gone. I cannot open a finder window from the finder image on my dock.

My word documents, Safari, email all work, but my desktop is blank and I cannot open any finder window.

I think that it must have been something that the idisk caused.

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Jun 5, 2012

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Aug 30, 2009

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Apr 27, 2012

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com.apple.WindowServer[58526] WindowServer[58526] <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Apr 6, 2012

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May 22, 2012

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Mar 5, 2009

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Software :: Automatically Open Finder Window For USB?

Aug 24, 2010

I've got this problem that I need to try and solve for a client at work. They've got us to design a sort of media player application in Flash that allows the user to select any of their project videos to watch.

Now, the problem. They want this application to be distributed on a USB stick. They also want the application to automatically run when the USB is plugged in. Now, on Windows machines, this is easy enough. My problem is that I have no idea how to do this on a Mac.

I'm aware that Macs don't have the same AutoRun capabilities as Windows does. What I'm wondering, in the absence of being able to run the application automatically, is it possible to have Finder automatically open up a new window to the directory where the app is stored? Or, better yet, is it possible for Finder to automatically open up some sort of customized window (similar to the ones that pop up when you run an installer package), that just provides a shortcut to the application?

Obviously I need the solution to be common across multiple computers (so any solution that involves changing system settings or the like isn't really useful for me).

Is what I'm trying to do even possible? My knowledge is limited on the matter. I'm actually a video editor. Don't ask me why I've been put in charge of doing this, because I'm sort of wondering that myself.

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Can't open any window in Finder but my content on the desktop is displayed like normal (odd enough) 

Navigating with cd, ls in Terminal works and killall Finder doesn't do anything…  

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Jul 4, 2012

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Is there a key combination that lets me override that default (if that's what it is) and let's me open it where I want it? 

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Jun 11, 2012

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Jun 19, 2012

I have a fresh install of 10.5.8 client on a PPC-based G5 tower. Having an odd issue where, if I open a new Finder window and do a find (command-f), the window gets "stuck" (doesn't change to the "find"-based window, gets stuck at whatever it was when I hit command-f). The rest of the desktop and computer responds as normal, it's just that single window that gets stuck — it's almost like it the desktop/GUI won't update the drawing of just that window. I can open new Finder windows and do everything else — but the only way to get rid of the stuck window is to kill Finder and let is restart. I've tried re-applying te 10.5.8 combo updater, created a new admin user, etc. — all the standard troubleshooting stuff.

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Aug 3, 2009

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Jun 14, 2012

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Aug 29, 2009

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Apr 11, 2012

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Apr 10, 2012

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Apr 12, 2012

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Mar 15, 2012

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Jun 21, 2012

My USB doesn't seem to be showing in Finder and Disk Utility. Why could this be?

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