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For every window in Mac OS X, a hidden file called ".DS_Store" contains the information on how the window is to be displayed (such as, which columns are shown for "list" mode, icon sizes, window position, and so on). When you change settings in the vie
Missing files that aren't actually missing.
.DS_Store files can cause headaches, but are easily removed.
Dealing with .DS_Store files
Managing persistent icon placement changes, physically spurred visual artifacts on a MacBook display, and more are among this week's topics.
If you find a number of similarly named files that you would like to delete from multiple folders, the Find command in the Terminal can be used to do the trick.
What happened to the bounce option in OS X Mail, and what are unexpected ACLs and .DS_Store files in OS X? Here we answer these and other questions from MacFixIt readers.
The icons and window positioning in OS X can be customized in numerous ways, but in some instances these settings may revert or randomly change.
Our utilities update report is a column on updates for Mac utilities that have been released in the past week, which include maintenance utilities, launcher configuration tools, and benchmarking and monitoring tools.
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