How can you create and resolve Finder Aliases at the command line? And two further utilities you may find helpful for working with Aliases.
Trying to discover the effective size of a snapshot proves baffling, particularly when the Finder claims it’s almost astronomical.
Strange moiré effects seen in some QuickLook thumbnails lead down another rabbit hole in what we thought was reliable code.
Five different classes of metadata, from file system attributes to embedded Info.plist files, explained and explored.
How many apps have you got? Can you remember what they all do? Do you fancy a utility to help you categorise them flexibly and intelligently?
If grouping apps by Application Categories won’t help you find them, here’s a method using metadata which you can customise.
Have you tried arranging items in the Finder using Groups? Detailed insights into what this does, and how it works with apps.
Where does Apple warn the user that four stray files in an unprotected folder are specially protected by the Sandbox kernel extension?
Over six years old and still going strong, here’s a workaround which makes this infuriating bug all but vanish.
Obvious problems include QuickLook thumbnails and previews which display white text on a white background.