from the Finder menu bar. From the folder that opens, move the following item to the Desktop, leaving the window open:
Note: you’re not moving the Calendars application; you’re moving a folder named “Calendars”. Relaunch the application and test. If there’s no change, quit again and put the folder you moved back where it was, overwriting the one that may have been created in its place.
If the application launches after you move the Calendars folder, the event database is corrupt. You have two choices:
Restore the folder from a Time Machine snapshot or other backup that predates the corruption.
Use a third-party application such as Calendar Cleaner to try to repair the database.
If the application still crashes when you remove the database, then some other file is corrupt. Go to the next step.
Delete the following items from the Library folder (some may not exist):
Saved Application State/com.apple.iCal.savedState
Try the application again. If it works now, stop here. Close the Library folder.
Move the following items from the Library folder to the Desktop (again, some may not exist):
Here “*” stands for a long string of letters, numbers, and dashes. Test again. If the application now works, you may be able to put back some of the files you moved in this step, relaunching and testing after each one. Eventually you may find the file that caused the problem; delete it. Recreate your settings if necessary. Close the Library folder.
It used to be that Apple just had it automatically pop up or appear on the desktop. However due to security reasons probably, this is no longer the case. Mende1 has the solution below.
At the left part of the Finder window, you will find its sidebar. Here, you should see a “Devices” list at the bottom of the sidebar. If you don’t see it, scroll down, and finally, choose the USB drive.
To show it in Desktop, just go to the menu bar and press the “Finder” button, and then, select the “Preferences” option. Then, in the window you should see, tick “External disks”, and the USB drive should appear in Desktop
After much more searching I discovered a tip that I had not tried. Someone had found that deleting the Finder preference file resolved their problem, in 2008 no less. So with nothing to loose, I deleted the Finder preference file, restarted and burned 3 discs flawlessly.
Linc has the solution below. Deleting the Spotlight index seems to fix many issues with 10.8.
Try deleting the Spotlight index on the backup drive. To do that, proceed as follows.
Enter “cd ” (without the quotes, but with the trailing space) in the Terminal window. Now switch to the Finder and drag the icon of the drive into the Terminal window. More text will be added to what you entered.
Click in the Terminal window to activate it, then press return.
Next, enter this command:
sudo rm -r .Spotlight-V100
You’ll be prompted for your login password, which won’t be displayed when you type it. You may get a one-time warning not to screw up. You don’t need to post the warning. If you don’t have a login password, you’ll need to set one before you can run the command.
‘Shut Down’ is sloooooooow: Apple Support Communities. Lots of reasons that this occurs. Parallels seems to be the main culprit, but also Canon ImageRunner software, and possibily VMware Fusion. The instructions below from Chak might solve the issue for most people.
Thanks to ‘Softwater’ for pointing out Parallels. Yes, I am a Parallels user. This is what I did:
1. In ‘Finder’, clicked on ‘Macintosh HD’ under Devices.
2. Double clicked on ‘Library’
3. Double clicked on ‘LauchAgents’
4. Dragged three files starting with ‘com.parallels.’ to ‘Trash’. Required password.
5. Repeated #1 and #2
6. Double clicked on ‘LaunchDaemons’ now
7. Dragged one file starting with ‘com.parallels.’ to ‘Trash’. Required password.
8. Restarted the system. This is the last time system takes time to ‘Shut Down’.
9. After restart, ‘Shut Down’ took just a few seconds !
We have to wait for ‘Parallels’ to come up with an update fix.
New LCD 22" computer monitor (Photo credit: freefotouk)
I was helping a friend with his Mac Air connect to a ViewSonic monitor. The monitor said it supported full HD 1080p signal, but alas the Mac Air cannot support that. So it said that the highest resolution it could support was 1344×900 and it automatically synced at that resolution. The problem was that you couldn’t see the finder toolbar.
Looking in the Display preferences on the ViewSonic monitor it had an option that I had never seen called “Underscan”. It was turned to Off, but when I moved it six clicks from the left (almost in the middle), the image was sized appropriately. It was amazing. I couldn’t adjust the image from the screen itself, it wasn’t selectable. But when an HDMI output from a Mac Air is connected apparently the final adjustment is the Underscan function. Just wanted everyone to know if you can’t see the finder in the larger monitor.