Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 12:27 PM (in response to Jeff Seibenick)
You need to look in your user Library/Preferences for the .plist. Hold down the option key while using the Finder "Go To Folder" command. Enter ~/Library. Delete the .plist(s) for the application.
If you prefer to make your user library permanently visible, use the Terminal command found below.
You might want to bookmark the command. I had to use it again after I installed 10.8.2. I have also been informed that if you drag the user library to Finder it will remain visible.
Force quit Finder and test.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to Eric Root)
Totally awesome response, quick, conscice and helpful, just a quick question to clarify,
When you say"Delete the .plist(s) for the application" What applications do you mean?
My issue is that when I click a file in the Finder and choose "Open With" the dialogue pop up freezes and the finder freezes. It's not a specific application that does it, it's the Finder level "Open With" command that crashes everything.
going to try the sleep function fix next.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 5:31 PM (in response to Eric Root)
Hello Eric and thanks again for the intelligent responses.
FYI I did all that you suggested - the Finder and The Sleep fixes - the SLEEP FIX seemed to have worked. Though I haven't done any work or normal usage, but after the restart, and deleting the Cache and Cookies folder in Library - I was able to sleep and wake the computer without incident.
The Finder.plist however; still no dice. I will try the safe boot version next, but The finder still crashes when I hover over "Open With" in the pull down menu - this time with a blue spinner, then a rainbow spinner. Only way out is to force restart the finder.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 5:41 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
The results of the Safe Boot Test: The thing works. No hang up, no stutters, no freezes and no finder rainbow spinners. So now how I do decipher which conflicting thing is making that pull down function freeze up the finder? About to restart normally. Stand by.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2013 2:34 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Thank you Apple Support Community for the fast and helpful responses. The Finder issue was fixed by simply starting in safe mode and restarting regularly - no idea why, and the sleep issue was fixed by doing permission repair at the start up and deleting those folders in the Library. HAZAAH!!