Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 1:40 AM (in response to Curtis Tucker)
I too am on Safari 6.0.2 and the "Show in Finder" option is not working. It doesn't work to single click, double click, highlight then click or right click and select the option.
Just not working!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 6:43 AM (in response to drfrot)
Here's the workaround: http://d43.me/blog/1511/show-in-finder-not-working-in-mountain-lion/
As an aside: OS X is the worlds greatest window manager on top of a Unix-like system. You should NEVER have to reboot for any reason. If a process offends you, restart it.
Most of the time, OS X will restart any process it needs, so all you have to do is kill it, and let OS X restart it for you.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 8:23 AM (in response to TorontoCarey)
What if that process isn't running?
In Activity monitor for me, if I search for "event", it shows only:
There is no "appleeventsd" running...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 6:53 AM (in response to dileep_s)
As counterintuitive as it may seem, the problem actually *is* a corrupted Finder preferences file (Users/(your user account)/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist). This will cause the little magnifying glass icon that does a "Show in Finder" to not work in multiple applications (e.g. Safari, Transmission, etc.).
Delete 'com.apple.finder.plist' and restart the Finder. You will then (obviously) have to reset all of your Finder preferences.
This is how I fixed the Downloads "Show in Finder" issue in Safari 6.0.2 on my MBP (Mid 2012) running OS X.8.2.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 1:33 PM (in response to TorontoCarey)
TorontoCarey suggestion was what fixed it for me. I often quit my finder (using a unsupported plist hack) when I do demos. So it seems that when I quit finder and there is an even for finder, appleeventsd seems to get stuck... and killing it fixes the problem.
Thanks! -Cheers, Peter.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to Bici)
While my previous post about deleting 'com.apple.finder.plist' and restarting the Finder works, the problem returns. So, since restarting '
appleeventsd' is faster and easier, it's a better--still temporary--solution.
Here's how to do it in AppleScript:
tell application "System Events"
do shell script "sudo killall -KILL appleeventsd" password "your_password_here" with administrator privileges
Put your system password into the script and save it as an application (bottom of AppleScript's Save dialog). Whenever the little magnifier icon stops revealing what it's supposed to in any application, just run this little script. Things will return to normal.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 10:44 AM (in response to bachelorbob)
Thank you, very elegant solution!
oops just tried and get ths error:
error "System Events got an error: No matching processes were found" number 1
FIXED. I had to save the scri rther than just testing it in the applescrip editor.