OS X V10.7 Lion :: Change Name Of TextEdit / Trash?
May 5, 2012
It looks like some icons names cannot be changed in OS X Lion via the Resources technique? I used to use the tips from this thread in Leopard and Snow Leopard but now the game seems to be up:
I would, normally, replace the app with a copy of itself to overwrite the name but Lion won't let me delete the original because the OS needs it and like I said, the Resource lproj trick doesn't seem to work.
Is there a way to change the name of the Trash or TextEdit app?
Info:MacBook (white), Mac OS X (10.6.8), 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
My computer is set up with a network drive that does not allow for the new feature "versions" to function properly. I guess at some point a window popped up and asked if I wanted to save anyway and I clicked the "do not show message again" and cancel. Well it has remembered my choice to not show this message again but now it just permanently overwrites and saves text files when I close them without even hesitating. So 10 minutes ago I had a very important file open and accidentally modified it, I was done with the file but did not want to save it so instead of undoing I just closed the file. This new system has completely overwritten the file with this new version and when I reopen it there are no undo options or previous versions available to restore. How do I turn this stupid feature off?
Even though my permissions are set to read write, I can't save changes to a TextEdit file. The program keeps saying I don't have permission and asks me if I want to create a duplicate. How can I fix this?
I just lost a whole hours worth of research. I was typing in text edit and then it started making me duplicate the file at every save and then I had to replace the orginal, and I did this several times until I finally decided to close it down (as it's done this before) and when I opened it up again a whole hours worth of research was missing. I clicked on the Restore button but it hadn't saved any of my research for over an hour.†
Pre-Lion the way to see the path of the file you are currently looking at (in any app, but for simplicity let's say TextEdit), was to select Save As... and it would default to the directory the file is open in. At least that's the way I did it...¬†
So now in Lion (which I generally like) how do you see what directory your current file is located in??¬†
I do a lot of editing of text docs and every time I open TextEdit it opens a new doc when I want to just open the doc I'm after. Then I have to close both of them.¬† This gets annoying when editing several docs.¬† Is there any way to turn off the new doc? I don't see that option in the menu or preferences.
Just switched to Lion, and was alarmed to notice existing (previously saved) TextEdit files closing without an option to save or not save changes.¬†How can I open a TextEdit file, edit it, and then close it without saving the changes?¬†(I often like to print a document without the photo that may be in it, so I delete the photo, print, and then close without saving, because I didn't want the photo permanently removed from the document.)¬†
Despite having several files in the trash, its icon never changes (always shows an empty trash) and the "Empty Trash" option is dimmed (that is, cannot be used). OnyX ws the only solution but it's temporary. What's the fix I should apply to Mac OS X?†Also, why is it that every time I want to move a file to trash I must enter my password? It's annoying to say the least.Please help me as I don't want to go through the royal pains of installing everything again, Windows-style. I think Mac OS X should be better than that.
Info: MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Having upgraded to Lion 10.7.3, the TextEdit 1.7 (289.3) application does not display any fonts placed in Users area: Mac HD/Users/Library/Fonts.¬† But the same fonts are OK when placed at Public area:¬† Mac HD/Library/Fonts.¬† Tried Repairing Permission via Disk Utility with no joy. Although fonts placed at Users area don't display in TextEdit, they do display in Quark XPress, FileMaker, OpenOffice, Illustrator etc, etc.
Info: Mac Pro Quad 2x 2.66 GHz Dual-Core, 1 Gb 667 MHz FB-DIMM, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Windows partition 30Gb
I finally upgraded to 10.7.4 this morning, and promptly opened TextEdit to write a new note to myself. When I tried to save it- cmd+S - the "File" in the menu bar was selected for ~10 seconds, as though it were saving, and then it was done. I never got the dialog to actually name the file, choose where to save it, etc. (Keep in mind that I'd just opened a new blank file, so I was kind of expecting this dialog.) Then it got weirder. I tried to close the window- cmd+W - and the x in the upper-left corner of the window was selected, as though it were trying to close, for ~10 seconds. Then it gave up and the window was still there. Needless to say I gave up, force-quit TextEdit and wrote the note in emacs. Should've done that all along...¬†
Then, just now, I had the same thing happen to me in Preview. Can't save files, or close windows. Tried duplicating a jpg to save as a copy somewhere else, and never got a save dialog, and couldn't close either the copy or the original. ¬†
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Sometimes items it put in the trash don't appear in the trash, although they are there.¬† This often happens when I manually delete podcasts from iTunes, or drag an item such as a PDF from my downloads folder to the trash.¬† The dock icon remains in it's "empty" state and bring up the trash finder window also shows that it is empty.¬† If I restart my MacBook however, the items appear in the trash and are able to be deleted.
I am getting "downloaded from the internet" alerts on files I have created myself, and were never downloaded.¬†Example: create a new file with TextEdit, put some text in it, save it as Test.tst, and close it.
If I re-open it, I get the warning: "This may be an application. It was downloaded from the internet etc.". But it is not executable, it is just a flat text file, and it was definitely not downloaded from the internet. If I give it the extension .txt instead of .tst this does not happen, but I want to work with non-standard extensions sometimes. Strangely, if I give it no extension at all, the problem also does not occur. So the system distrusts ".tst", but anything without extension is OK? Looks like a bug or misdesigned feature to me.¬†
The most annoying thing is that if I make changes to such a file I get the same warning again, and this continues forever.When I type "ls -ld@ Test.tst" I see:¬†com.apple.quarantine23 ¬†This is supposedly the reason for the message. I know I can change that for each file separately or turn off quarantine completely, but that is not what I want.Is there a way to switch of quarantine just for certain file extensions?
My iMac 27" Lion hangs up emptying trash. This happened a few days ago and tech support helped unlock it, but I forget the keys they told me to press when I restarted it, to start it in a safe mode. Control or option then something else.