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Basic publishing program for MacBook Pro on OSX 10.8.5

I use Word from Office for Mac for word processing. I want to create documents of text with a photo inserted and be able to resize the photo and wrap around text. I can only partially achieve it ...
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Install OS X 10.8 from bootable USB on empty Mac HDD

I have a bootable USB for 10.8, but my Mac's HDD is completely empty. How do I install this OS to my Mac?
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Can I stop mac 10.8 from saving previous open programs/finder windows after power shutdown?

I think what I'm looking for is a .plist file. specifically what I want, is it possible to clear whatever files saves last opened windows that are re-opened on startup that get saved after a shutdown ...
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Can't login to Mac App store

I have an iMac with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). When I open the Mac App store, and try to download an App, it asks me for the login. When I enter my Apple ID's email and password and click login, ...
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Panic reports/ Mac keeps on restarting

Does anyone know what this means? Anonymous UUID: 8195C90F-BAA5-F742-8694-AE59F9D349D3 Wed Apr 15 22:20:40 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff7fa8c4ff63): "GPU Panic: ...
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Restore 10.8 homedir backup to 10.10

I have a mac mini which was running 10.8. After a power outage at home, the OS was corrupted, and diskutil could not repair it. I do regular backups of my homedir to CrashPlan, so I figured I would ...
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Your computer was restarted because of a problem — OS X Yosemite

My system was working fine, but when I was updating iTunes this problem happened. Sun Apr 12 21:17:23 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff800a017cc2): Kernel trap at ...
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Kernel panics randomly OSX 10.9.5

Could someone decrypt this so I can understand what is randomly crashing my Macbook Pro 13" Early 2011 please? panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff802cedcc1d): Kernel trap at 0xffffff802cea3b19, type 14=page ...
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iMovie crashes on opening

iMovie keeps crashing whenever I open it. It opens up the window comes up and it starts loading files and then it crashes. I wanted to add the crash report but it was too long
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Running Preview App from Mountain Lion (6.0.1) in Yosemite

I'm quite disappointed with the changes to the preview app in Yosemite therefore I'm trying to run the Preview App from Mountain Lion (6.0.1) but a message pops up saying the version is not supported ...
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Old Users App Store Account is still active on my computer

I just picked up a used Mac for a great price (I might add but doesn't have much to do with my question); and the old users App Store Account is still linked to him, even though I have everything else ...
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Disable Application During Class

I'm teaching a class on Sunday and my wonderful but occasionally rebellious students love to quietly play Minecraft during class. Is there a way I can disable the Minecraft application during class ...
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Mac Mail - Mountain Lion - How does one remove the name from the sender heading? [duplicate]

Instead of From: listing { "Name" } and showing up on recipients email as such, I would like to only have the email address shoe up so the above would be - { ,xxx@yyyy.zz }. I have three ...
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Apps, specific tasks or system preference panes won't open in mountain lion

I am having a weird case. It started with a POP mailbox that had issue to display the emails. Whatever I tried the mailbox couldn't be restored/rebuilt/imported - the mail app was hanging and had to ...
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Remove Sender name ( not email address) from outgoing Mac Mail

Instead of "from" showing (Name,Name)blablabla@hjgy.xxx - just show blablabla@hjgy.xxx. Only want my email address to show on certain outgoing emails from certain servives, ex. show Name and ...
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How do I set up Apple Mail to show me e-mail priority?

When somebody sends me an e-mail that is marked as "High priority" it does not show up any differently than other e-mails. I am expecting to see a red flag or other indicator to show that the e-mail ...
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Kotoeri doesn't work anymore in Mountain Lion

So the Kotoeri input method doesn't work anymore. I've selected Italian and Kotoeri with Hiragana, Katakana, Romaji and Full width Romaji. The first few times I switched from the usual Italian to ...
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All downloaded files cannot be opened as they are 'damaged and should be moved to the Trash'

Everything I download will not open. OS X says the file is damaged and can't be opened and should be moved to the Trash. Like Adobe Reader, for PDF documents. JPEG files will not open. Office files ...
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Fix formatted GPT in SSD

I accidentally formatted my SSD's GPT while formatting a USB in Linux's gparted. Now, when running gpt in Mac's command line, this is how my SSD looks like: My-MacBook-Pro:~ user$ sudo gpt -r show ...
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Bootcamp Partition Creation Failure

I wanted to install Windows on my 2011 Macbook Air running 10.8. I had approximately 40 GB of a 120 GB hard drive free and I set Bootcamp to create a 20 GB partition for Windows. Halfway through the ...
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Migrating with different operating systems … Issue?

Trying to migrate software on two OS X macs with different operating systems. Source is running mountain lion and target is running Yosemite. Is this an issue?? I'm using an ethernet cable, have ...
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Installing Xcode command line tools error: The package “DeveloperToolsCLI.pkg” is untrusted

When I try to install the Xcode Command Line Tools I get the error message: "The package “DeveloperToolsCLI.pkg” is untrusted." I can't seem to find the answer to this problem anywhere, how do you fix ...
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Caveats and which upgrade path from Mountain Lion

My 2010 i7 iMac running off an internal SSD is currently on OS X 10.8.5. I need to upgrade it to at least 10.9 to use a certain software package because they stuck fixes for a 10.8 compatible version ...
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External Monitor in Portrait Mode with MacBook Pro

I've been searching around and found the "alt/option + command keys" trick, but doing this doesn't provide the rotation drop down on my Dell monitor (P2714H) (only offers to rotate on my MBP screen). ...
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Moving server Share Points to a new drive in Mac OS X Server 10.8

How do I move a Share Point under Mac OS X 10.8 so that it points to a folder on a different volume? I have currently have 8 Share Points located on an old external RAID. I am upgrading to a new ...
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Disable Menu/Title Bar When in Full Screen Mode

When I have applications open in full screen mode, can I disable the top bar from appearing when navigating to the top of the screen with the mouse. I use my IDE in full screen mode, and I am ...
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Move file from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion

I have Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion in separate partitions on the same iMac. Running Snow Leopard I can copy a TurboTax data file from the Snow Leopard partion to Mountain Lion but when I boot ...
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Which OS X Lion or ML more stable on Macbook Pro 2010 Mid 15" [closed]

I had a old Macbook Pro 2010 mid 15" buy from 2nd market. And it still shipping yet on the way ... Just know it still running the very very old 10.6.8 on it .. Yes, I know it maybe or not have the ...
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Attemping dual boot with rEFInd - Mac OS X & Ubuntu 14.04 - Unexpected behavior

After posting here recently and having good success in getting to a solution, I thought it'd be worthwhile to ask about my latest headache. I’ve been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS as a dual boot ...
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Aperture 3.2.4 fails to open Nikon D7100 Raw files with Camera Raw 4.07

I am running Aperture 3.2.4, under Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and in light of 'dumbing down' reports, have no wish to upgrade my version of aperture. Aperture reports Camara Raw 4.07 OS X Mountain Lion: ...
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I'm not able to re-size a HD Partition to utilize all its free space, how can I fix this?

I've seen a couple of questions on the exchange that are similar to the issues I am having. But I haven't been able to get things to work referencing those issues. I am ultimately looking to install ...
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Beach ball when watching Flash movies with Firefox

Symptoms: White Macbook with Mountain lion 10.6.8 shows a beach ball after 20 minutes of watching streaming video from sites that do not support HTML5 video. This is very recent so I suspect a Flash ...
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How to disable that “Guest User” from appearing at the OS X 10.8.5 login screen

I have removed the "guest user" account by: System Preferences → Users & groups → Guest User → Remove. It still remains as an option under users (but states disabled). It still shows up on login ...
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Quicklook plugin giving problems

10.8.6 mountain lion I see the beachball and the console shows this each time 1/31/15 7:19:10 PM quicklookd[159] [QL] Can't get plugin bundle info at /Applications/Sibelius ...
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External keyboard doesn't act how it's supposed to

I have acquired a 2009 Mac Mini with OS X 10.8.5 for development purposes, and now I'm stumbling on quite a big problem. I have connected my CM Storm mechanical keyboard to the Mac Mini and something ...
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How to install Mac OSX Mountain Lion as virtual OS in Mac OSX Yosemite?

I have Macbook Pro ( late 2011) which I recently upgraded to Yosemite and works fine. It has only one hard drive which is 256GB SSD (Samsung). After purchasing I received Mountain Lion as an app in ...
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Sort Contacts Marked As Company

I found an Applescript at apple's support site to sort any contact with the "Company" checkmark checked into a "Business" group: property groupName : "Business" tell application "Contacts" if ...
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How do I do a clean install of Mountain Lion with no disc?

I purchased an iMac in late 2013. This model has no disc drive. It came with Mountain Lion pre-installed. If I ever needed to perform a clean install of Mountain Lion, how can I? I don't have an ...
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Backup & Restore to fix GPT/MBR error

Problem: I had previously had dual booted my MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2010) with OS X 10.8.5 (Encrypted) & Windows 7 x64 with a separate FAT32 partition which I was going to install Kali Linux on. ...
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Enable Do Not Disturb in Notification Center when certain app is open

Is there a way to get Do Not Disturb to automatically turn on when a certain app is running? In the DND preference panel, you can tell it to engage whenever you're mirroring to a TV or projector, ...
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I want to allow a specific port but still keep my firewall active. OS X 10.8

I have tried this from a previous post: The builtin firewall used by OS X is ipfw. To learn more about it from the Terminal you can enter man ipfw. To create a new firewall rule to allow incoming ...
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How to install Mountain Lion on USB disk and boot from USB

I have MacBook Pro from late 2011 era which I recently upgraded to Yosemite from Mountain Lion. But unfortunately I need some application that only worked on Mountain Lion and I cannot restore back to ...
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How to find and kill an installer that autostarts at boot time

Asking on behalf of a child who doesn't remember if/when some application was updated and required a restart to complete the installation. OSX 10.8.5 , macbookpro. Here's what happens: when ...
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Application switcher not cycling anymore on hold [duplicate]

10.9.5 here Suddenly my Application Switcher won't cycle anymore on hold. It still can cycle between apps one by one, but if I hold command tab it will stop after reaching the right end of the row. ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 OS 10.8.5- running very slow-

when waking I get prompt "Completer wants to make changes please enter your password" ( I hit cancel)and the Installer app mounts , which I always eject
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Possible to play chess without requiring Apple ID?

On Mountain Lion, when I launch Chess, it automatically launches Game Center as well, asking me to sign in with my Apple ID. Can I play chess without doing that? (ignoring the Game Center screen is ...
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Frequent mDNSResponder host resolution issue

I have a frequent problem with one specific host on my network. I have a local DNS server running on one of the machines. I have host nas.mydomain.com configured through that DNS with A and AAAA ...
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Can I upgrade from 10.8 to 10.9 with a bootable usb installer?

I've got a working bootable mavericks thumb drive, but I haven't the installer from Mac App store... Can I upgrade from mountain lion to mavericks doing the installation from usb drive or must I do ...
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Internal SSD not visible

When I boot up my Macbook Air (circa Sept 2013, running Mountain Lion), I get a folder with a "?", indicating the SSD is not visible. This started when I tried installing an Office upgrade, and ...
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ntopng error: segmentation fault

I want to use ntopng to monitor my internet availability. I installed it following the instructions shown here and Run ntopng. However I'm getting the following error: ...(some messages here) ...