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10.5: Change folder sort order in the Finder's Kind view
Authored by: Chas on Apr 24, '09 05:41:28AM

No, it is unnecessary to restart after this edit to Finder.app, it isn't even necessary to log out. Just quit the Finder. From the Finder, go to the menu Finder>Quit Finder. Or just click on the Desktop (to invoke the Finder) and hit Command-Q. Or Option-click and hold on the Finder icon in the Dock and select Relaunch.

Are you getting the impression that Apple left this feature almost EVERY place so you'd notice you can just Quit instead of rebooting? Please everybody, the Mac is not Windows and should never be rebooted unless absolutely necessary. Rebooting after minor changes is for Windoze lusers. My Mac hasn't been rebooted in months. MacOS X is Unix and is designed to allow modifications to system components without rebooting.



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10.5: Change folder sort order in the Finder's Kind view
Authored by: barefootguru on Apr 24, '09 05:42:39AM
Actually you have 3rd party hack installed (or have visited the command line?) which is giving you Quit options for the Finder--they don't come with a standard OS X install.

I always use AppleScript (tell app "Finder" to quit) because relaunching will lose any recent folder open/closes, etc.

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10.5: Change folder sort order in the Finder's Kind view
Authored by: robg on Apr 24, '09 05:44:32AM
This really old hint explains how to add Quit to the Finder's menus; I don't know if it still works or not.

-rob.

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10.5: Change folder sort order in the Finder's Kind view
Authored by: mark hunte on Apr 24, '09 11:57:02AM

It was not in mine.
But I added the key 'QuitMenuItem' as a child to the root in the plist file.
Set it to true. Relaunched and the Quit menu shows up.


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mh



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10.5: Change folder sort order in the Finder's Kind view
Authored by: hamarkus on Apr 24, '09 08:25:03AM

That third-party hack could be for example the Preference Pane Secrets. But even without it, you could quit the Finder via the Activity Monitor (or via the command line, with killall Finder.



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