Woah, I managed to quit finder?

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  1. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    So, I ran the terminal command to show hidden files and folder. I then restarted finder to expose those files.

    When I was done, I entered the terminal command to hide hidden files and folders. Typed in "killall Finder," but then nothing happened. My hard disk disappeared from my desktop and the light below the finder turned off. :eek:

    Anyone ever have this happen to them?

    I didn't know what to do so I just ended up restarting my iMac.
     

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  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    #2
    type

    Code:
    open /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder
    
    into Terminal.

    works for me but i get an error once the Finder starts back up again, gets it working at least :)
     
  3. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    If you're running another program other than finder, you can click Finder in the dock, Command-Q it and it'll quit.
     
  4. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Cool

    The only thing I tried was relaunching finder from the "Force Quit Applications" window but that didn't work.
     
  5. frenetic macrumors regular

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    #5
    also, clicking your finder icon in the dock will do the trick
     
  6. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried that but it didn't work either.
     
  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I've had this problem a few times. The only way I could get rid of it was to reboot.
     
  8. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait - you're saying that being Finder-less made your dock black? It looks better like that.
     
  9. lopoz macrumors regular

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    #9
    Probably not. He meant the activity indicator (little blueish orb under running apps).

    You can customize the dock appearance with some 3rd party apps like Docker
     
  10. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Off-topic: Geez Louis you guys have tiny docs. Mine is like *HUGE* to the point of insanity. Anyway, back to the point

    When I relaunch Finder it usually comes back by itself. When I could quit finder (this was when I was trying out Path Finder -didn't really like it btw- ) clicking on the Finder icon in the Dock always brought it back. Something isn't quite right here hmmm...

    On hindsight, maybe you shouldn't have "killed" Finder. Just relaunch it from the force quit menu. Just a thought.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  12. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    What? (Too lazy to close my uninstaller)
     

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  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #14
    To add a Quit Finder entry to the Finder menu, in Terminal type:

     

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