OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

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Upgrade Macbook Pro from 10.6.8 to 10.8

I am considering upgrading my Macbook Pro with 2GB of memory from 10.6.8 to 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Are there any other considerations for upgrading? Is this generally a good idea?
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Delete backup of iPhone

My wife bought a new iPhone today at the Apple store. This was partially setup in the store. She attempted to restore data from a backup of her old iPhone, but this was locked requesting that she turn ...
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iMac - Can't install a Supplemental Update (10.8.5)

Just the other day, I had an iMac issue resolved by a AskDifferent member, but part of the solution pushed me to go from 10.8.4 to 10.8.5. I am locked to 10.8, due to applications I use that are ...
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Can I use Migration Assistant to go from a Case-Sensitive machine to a Case-Insensitive one?

I have a machine with 10.6.8 case-sensitive, journalled, and will be upgrading to a newer refurbished machine with 10.8+ case-insensitive, journalled? I need case-insensitive to be able to run newer ...
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Internet Recovery after crash

My Mac running Mountain Lion OS, crashed during startup , so i followed instructions as mentioned on Apple website I chose Internet recovery option by pressing Cmd + R key. After running disk utility ...
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Where are crontab files stored in OS 10.8

I've already looked at this question: Where is my crontab file? But there is no real answer except for 10.7. I'm trying to migrate crontab from an old drive that I can't boot so using crontab -e is ...
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Creating OS X Mountain Lion app from an OS X Mountain Lion DVD

I am trying to upgrade an early MacPro 1.1 from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion but the process I am using involves accessing the Install OS X Mountain Lion app which was formerly downloadable from the ...
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How to adjust the compiler for c++11 on 10.8

Originally, I posted my question on Stack Overflow.Compile R package It seems that when installing the R library(Boom) I always get that error relating to compile error: fatal error: 'future' file ...
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Two Safari's at once?

The goal is to have two (or more) versions of Safari accessible on my mac at the same time. I know this is possible because I have done it with iMovie 9. I now can run iMovie 9 and the latest version ...
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Installed SSD in Macbook Pro 2011 and now the DVD player won't read disks

I just installed a SSD (Crucial MX200 2.5" 500 GB) into my late 2011 Macbook Pro (running 10.8.5). The DVD player will accept a DVD (which works fine on another computer so it's not the DVD), and the ...
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Restoring C++ Compiler

I needed the OpenMP C++ library so I followed the instructions in this post to install GCC since Clang does not support OpenMP. I have OS X Mountain Lion and installed GCC4.9. I do not know what went ...
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Multiple Parallels 8 dmg's in my MBA

I use Parallels 8 w/my MBA running Mountain Lion so I can use some Office application. Today, I noticed I have 4 Parallels related dmg's. Each one is approximately 320MB. ...
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Has anyone got a preferred front-end for SDL Mame & got it running?

In short, I usually do emulation with OpenEmu (Experimental) http://openemu.org/, but I believe (and I am happy to be proved wrong), SDLMame (http://sdlmame.lngn.net) runs more of the roms (that may ...
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Failing Superdrive(?) and Problems with Bootcamp

I'm running a 27" iMac from 2010, and I just recently installed Mountain Lion (10.8.5). On Snow Leopard, I had a Windows 7 partition that I had installed from a burned DVD, and everything was working ...
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Finally upgraded my Mac, now I can't install security update

I finally upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion (I didn't trust my older iMac (iMac11,3) to run the newest OS X) but now I can't install an important security update, the Security Update ...
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Concerned I may have accidentally dropped malware (or something) onto my system

First time poster in this part of Stack Exchange - apologies I have posted in the wrong section. In short I have an iMac running 10.8. Most of the time I quite happily get about my business but about ...
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When attempting to connect to wifi network receiving timeout error on 10.8.5

Two important things: The computer can connect to other wifi networks Other devices can connect to this wifi network It is only with this specific computer and this this specific router that there ...
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App gets in commandline parameter “-psn_0_nnnnnn”, why

I installed an app which is compatible with OSX 10.10, on 10.8 app shows warning about incorrect parameter: -psn_0_176171 Why app shows this? it is installed from Dmg file, it's .app file - on ...
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How do I edit (remove frames from) an animated GIF using Preview (Mountain Lion)

I've been able to access the animated GIF, similarly to this thread, but I want to remove frames from the GIF. Is this possible with Preview, or do I need to use a different software?
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Best way to deal with name collisions restoring a case sensitive TM backup to a case insensitive file system?

I have a 500 GB user directory that I'm restoring from TM. The original disk was case sensitive, and this creates problems for adobe products, and possible explains some other odd behaviour. So I ...
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Which OS X version to install on old Mac Mini?

I'd like to repurpose a very old Mac Mini 2,1 (1.83 GHz Intel C2D, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD) into a browsing / movie watching machine. Would I be better off with Snow Leopard or Lion on such an old Mac? ...
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Copy greyed out in Preview

I'm trying to copy an images from Preview and Copy is greyed out under Edit. Can anyone tell me how to get it on? Ygdrasill
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How to completely remove GoToMeeting.app?

I installed the GoToMeeting.app because a client used it. I no longer need it, but I can't seem to remove it. Its burrowed in worse than most malware found on a PC. I tried a simple drag and drop ...
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Terminal not launching correctly, prompt does not appear until SIGINT

I am running OSX 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion). When I launch terminal, or a new window/tab within terminal, I don't get my prompt. The last login information gets displayed fine, and my cursor is set ...
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How can I resume a tmutil restore?

I need to restore a 200 GB user directory from a Time Machine backup. However it fails periodical with an error about the source file. Different file each time. bash-3.2# tmutil restore ...
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Decipher diskutil error code

Checking catalog hierarchy The volume could not be verified completely Volume repair complete Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required Error: -69845: File system verify or repair ...
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OS X Mountain Lion says “Apple80211Agent wants to make changes.” every time wireless connects to my work network

The title is pretty descriptive of my problem. Put the computer to sleep and wake up? Apple80211Agent is feeling picky again. Wireless is dropped for any other reason? Apple80211Agent is feeling picky ...
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Time Machine restore to new partition, different computer

I split my macpro disk into 2 partitions. I wish to continue to use partition 1 as a 10.6.8 (Mountain Lion) system. I wish restore everything (O/S, data, etc.) from a Time Machine backup, from a ...
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Menu CalledndarClock iCal Functionality in OSX Yosemite

In OS X 10.8.5 there was a native menu item called Menu CalendarClock iCal. It let the user select the clock on the menu bar and it would the show a drop down of an essentials of your calendar to ...
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Crontab stopped running after upgrading to mac os 10.8.5

Pls advise what needs to be done to run the crontab on mac 10.8.5. Here is my problem. I had a crontab running smoothly on my mac 10.6.8. Now, after upgrading to 10.8.5, the crontab does not run ...
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How to recover a shared (OS X-Win) FAT partition?

How can I recover a FAT partition originally created under OS X and used mainly from Bootcamp Windows which now looks as follows: OS X diskutility shows it in grey, as unmounted partition disk0s4 ...
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Delete Yosemite? Find Mountain Lion? Post-Stroke Explanations, Please

I hope you can help me. I had modest tech abilities until 6 months ago, when I had a stroke. I don't know now what these abbreviations mean. I have read the answers but they don't seem to apply. My ...
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How do I change the appearance of the window that has focus?

I find that I frequently close the wrong window or app by accident, because I think that (for example) the Browser window I am looking at has the focus, when in fact another app, such as iTerm really ...
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Logging for SSHD when started from Launchd with `-d` option?

I'm working on OS X 10.8.5, fully patched. I have an updated OpenSSH server installed in /usr/local/sbin listening on port 1522. Connection attempts result in ssh_exchange_identification: Connection ...
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Why do I have IPv6 listeners when IPv6 is disabled?

I'm working under OS X 10.8.5, fully patched. I have IPv6 disabled under Network Settings: I also have unneeded network interfaces disabled: While troubleshooting an OpenSSH server issue, I ...
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Tried to reinstall osX and ended up getting folder with questionmark on boot

Today I decided after 6 years to format my MacBook Pro 2009 laptop. Originally I had Snow Leopard on it (I still have an unscratched cd) but in some point back in 2012 a friend installed (using his ...
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How can I open a Pages file prepared with Yosemite in OS X 10.8.5?

How can I open a Pages file prepared with Yosemite in OS X 10.8.5?
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Clean Install, or in-place upgrade from Mountain Lion to Yosemite?

In the old days, doing a clean install was pretty much required for a major Mac OS X 10.x release. Is that still the case? Or should this graybeard let go of his old ways? The MacBook in question ...
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Enable `ipfw` port-forwarding on startup

For older versions of Mac OS X (Mountain Lion), port-forwarding is done with the ipfw tool. (In later versions, use PF tool.) For example, the Apache Tomcat web server listens by default on port ...
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Installing git on OSX 10.8 without Xcode

I'd like to setup my dev environment on my girlfriend's iMac, but she's not cool with me wasting 3GB of space, which is what Xcode takes up. She also doesn't want to/can't upgrade past 10.8 because ...
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Uninstall PHP on Mac Mountain Lion

I have installed PHP 5.4.40 on my Mac OS Mountain Lion, but need >=5.5.9 (for laravel/lumen-framework v5.1.0 installation), so i run installation with package installer, iMac-Dmitry:Projects dmitry$ ...
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launchctl error “nothing found to load” when run via cron

On OS X 10.9, I'm running a script (e.g., ~/bin/run.sh) via my user crontab (added using crontab -e). This script, under some specific conditions (not related to this question), will run the following ...
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Why is my HD full of nothing?

I'm running 10.8. Everything is updated. Tried all the usual memory recovery stuff and resets. Disabled time machine. When I look at at the HD folders in terminal, with show all sizes all the files ...
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How to use previous iTunes icon?

I'm have a MacBook Pro (x86_64) with OS X 10.8.5 (fully patched). When I got the MBP, the iTunes icon was a cool blue icon. Recently, Apple changed it to red. The psychologist tell us red indicates ...
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How can I troubleshoot Mac OS X 10.8 hard lockups?

I have a Mac OS X 10.8.5 virtual machine running on a 6-core Mac Pro Mid 2012 (MacPro5,1) with Server.app installed. Kernel information: Darwin forceten.farcry.sitepalette.com 12.5.0 Darwin Kernel ...
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Beats 1 and Mountain Lion [closed]

Why does Apple require an update to OS X 10.9 to access Beats 1? I have iTunes 12.2 installed, I can see Beats 1 in my iTunes app, I can even stream Beats 1 by manually opening its URL in iTunes. So ...
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Notes format from Mountain Lion (V1) to Mavericks (V2): how to migrate?

My previous Mac's hard drive died, but I had backups, so I am migrating all its data to a new Mac. The only problem: my previous computer had Mountain Lion and the new one has Mavericks, so the data ...
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Missing Items From KeyChain Dumps

I'm using the process outlined here to export my OS X keychain items to .csv files. After getting many blank .csv files, I adapted the script using this guy's suggestion. After making this change, ...
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Hard Drive Change SSD - Macbook Pro

My Macbook was slow, and then i've want to make it faster, it is a Macbook Pro from 2011 or 2012, can't remember it. I bought a Samsung SSD 850 EVO. Firstly what i did, was to take out the old ...
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Disabled/Enabled stack shots [duplicate]

I'm getting this and it makes no sense to me: coreaudiod: Disabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is active coreaudiod: Enabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is inactive The only ...