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Secondary group membership

I have two systems accessing a NAS (Isilon), with local user authentication. On first system (actually two systems with same OSX) running Lion (OSX10.7.5) I used following command: dscl . -append ...
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Installing OS X on new SSD with 10.8 found online

Since I had lost the cds that came with my MBP (late 2010/11 model - 10.6 OSX CDS) I couldnt continue with my OSX installation. I asked apple about purchasing the CDS but it would take for them to ...
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Terminal wraps at 80 chars even if window is wider

Problem description If I increase the width of a Terminal version 2.3 (309) window, and then use less (or some command invoking less, like man) in that window, I often get garbled output, since the ...
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iTunes: sort order of a shared mediathek

If I access a shared mediathek, it is always sorted by interpret. To change this order, I can use ⌘+J. However, is there any way to set a different sort order as default?
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Where are updated Apple security guidelines for recent OS X versions? [duplicate]

Pardon my paranoia; but with an 80,000-strong[#] global work force, one would think the need to cover important security guidelines for users would easily be met with each new OS X release. Yet a ...
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242 views

OS X Server 10.8 PDF manual

Where can I find the PDF manual for OS X Server 10.8?
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1answer
304 views

How to Partition hard Drive + install previous OS (10.7.2) on one, while leaving 10.8.4 on other

I am having to do this to make my Presonus Firewire 26x26 work since they do not have updated drivers past 10.7 Bought the Macbook Pro in 2009 - it came with Snow Leapord. Hard Drive started to fail ...
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Used iMac with lion installed, no discs. Do I upgrade to Mountain Lion? Rename HD?

Just bought a used iMac (mid 2011) with Lion installed on it. I do not have the install disc so I am wondering if I should upgrade to mountain lion or continue as is and hope I never need the system ...
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How to Erase Hard Drive Mac System (this partition can't be modified/unmount)?

I want to erase a disk (Mac system) to resize OS X Mountain Lion to the max volume but I couldn't resize it nor unmount the other disk.
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1answer
534 views

Upgrade from Lion to Mountain Lion but not Mavericks

I have to downgrade from Mavericks to Mountain Lion due to some software required for work. I used the Internet Recovery method to downgrade, but it is not Lion. I would like to upgrade to Mountain ...
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2answers
144 views

How to configure `ipfw` on Lion, Mountain Lion?

I'd like to configure and start ipfw on Macs running Lion, Mountain Lion. I found that pfctl is configured and started with: /etc/pf.conf /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.pfctl.plist How is ...
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Is It Possible To Still Upgrade To OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

For those Mac owners still on OS X Snow Leopard, does the possibility exist to upgrade to OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion rather than to 10.9 Mavericks?
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Mavericks downgrade to Mountain Lion - alert cannot be installed on this computer

I purchased a second hand iMac with Mavericks Developer installed already, seen as I am not a developer and other things don't work, I purchased a copy of Mountain Lion but when tring to run the ...
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1answer
2k views

Positioning desktop icons on the left instead of right

Any way to automatically make alias or icons to show up on the left side of apple desktop. By default they go to the right.
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370 views

How can I purchase Mountain Lion on a computer and install it on a different computer?

I bought a used MacBook Pro 15″ with Lion and Windows dual boot. I accidentally dropped my Mac when it was on - everything was fine until I rebooted it and it got stuck on the grey screen, and I lost ...
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Apple OS Update and SSD failed last time I tried

I have a MacMini that is running 10.7.5. This is a Mid-2011 MacMini. I installed a SSD in my MacMini about a year ago. When I put the SSD in, the Mini was already running Lion. I installed the ...
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1answer
258 views

USB Drive with Mountain Lion Boot-Up Problem

I've tried a few ways to restore the Mountain Lion InstallESD.dmg to a USB hard drive to reinstall on my Mac Mini. I've used Disk Utility Restore, Lion Disk Maker and Carbon Copy Cloner. Each method ...
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1answer
198 views

Help with Mountain Lion installation on USB - Wont boot internally

I'm hoping you can help me out with a strange issue I've been dealing with the past few days. I recently purchased a 2008 Xserve. I've been trying to get Mountain Lion on it without much luck, ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 upgrading issue

I need to upgrade my Mac OS from 10.7.5 to latest (10.8.5) I am trying to download the latest OS from App Store, download starts but newer progresses. I was able to successfully upgrade with same ...
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How to debug slow Chrome on MacBook Air?

I have a MacBook Air that is behaving poorly with Chrome. Symptoms include: Chrome often giving the "Ahh Snap" error message for lots of different websites, this happens frequently with the Google ...
4
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1answer
314 views

How can I completely disable desktop background change?

I need to block the possibility for a single user to change the desktop background, or at least to make it possible only by inserting his password on OS X Lion / Mountain Lion. I want to lock every ...
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1answer
224 views

Where is the autoexpect command line tool on OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

On a fresh OSX 10.8.5 install, I was surprised to find no autoexpect tool. Where'd it go?
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1answer
107 views

Upgrade OS X Lion (10.7.4) to OS X Mountain Lion

I have OS X Lion 10.7.4 and want to upgrade OS X Mountain Lion. What do I have to do for the upgrade? Do I have to backup my system? If yes, which program can I use for the backup? If I have any ...
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1answer
435 views

How to reformat the latest iMac?

I need to reformat my work mac. My boss bought it about a month ago, so it's one of the newer ones that didn't come with an installation disc. It's running mountain lion and has a bluetooth keyboard ...
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1answer
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Suppress event times in week view?

Within iCal the preferences settings let choose the use of event times in month view. I would like to obtain the same choice for the week view. I'm actually using iCal on Snow Leopard, which I will ...
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1answer
253 views

Cisco VPN timeout issues

I'm trying to use the native Cisco VPN client installed with Lion and it's been a terrible experience. The VPN times out between 15 and 45 minutes and I can't seem to fix it. I've followed guides for ...
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1answer
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In Mountain Lion, where is the exclude list for Time Machine stored? [duplicate]

I want to know if the list of Time Machine excluded files (pictured below) can be found in a file somewhere. I know about the question On Lion, what files are excluded by rule from a Time Machine ...
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How do I download Mountain Lion on a mac that does not support Mountain Lion?

My own Mac crashed while downloading Mountain Lion and does not boot anymore. Now I want to download Mountain Lion on another Mac, that only runs OS X Lion - and does not support Mountain Lion. My ...
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Mac OS X Lion to mountain lion upgrade failed “NO Recovery”

I'm trying to upgrade from OS X Lion 10.7.5 to Mountain Lion. The installation failed with a message stated something about "no recovery" and a link to Apple site with Recovery update. I downloaded ...
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Enabling Folder Actions Within OS X?

There is an element to OS X known as Folder Actions, which causes certain actions or events to occur when items are either added or removed from user specific folders. How can I enable this ? (I am ...
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/StartupItem/ Error, How to resolved the issue?

I'm using Macbook Pro late 2011 and I'm getting this error in my startup. I've already performed Repair Disk Permission in my Utilities; I've also upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion (10.8.3) but ...
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1answer
639 views

Bootcamp windows drivers downloading stuck

This is my fourth download, Net speed 12MBPS and everytime its stuck at this place. How can fix this. I am running Mountain Lion on 128GB SSD, 8GB Ram with Mid 2010 model.
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Installation stuck at grey boot screen on Macbook Pro 4,1 (Early 2008)

I would appreciate any help you guys can give me since I would really like to upgrade my laptop to Mountain Lion. Computer: Macbook Pro 17" 4,1 (Early 2008) RAM: 4 GB RAM Hard drive: 128 SSD Hard ...
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Terminal has gone weird after screen sharing

I used screen sharing on my Macbook Pro to remote control my friend's iMac. Unfortunately, now my Terminal now says: kellys-iphone-2:~ James$ Why is it now saying this all of a sudden? Where has ...
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WiFi: No Hardware Installed and using wifi adapter

I am getting an error 'WiFi: No Hardware Installed' and am trying to use a micro usb wifi piece (http://www.amazon.com/computers-accessories/dp/B005CLMJLU). I know this hardware works fine as I've ...
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AppleScript works fine in 10.8 but not in 10.7

I have a simple AppleScript that works perfectly on two ML machines (10.8.3), but when I try to run it on a 10.7.5 machine it doesn't work. To make matters more confusing, in 10.7.5 it runs in the ...
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133 views

Boot into Safari-only mode in Mountain Lion?

In Lion, you used to be able to boot into a Safari-only mode. Where did that go in Mountain Lion?
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How can I remove a signature once it's saved in Preview.app?

How can I delete a signature that I inserted using Preview.app? I can edit or delete all the text fields but the signature seems locked somehow.
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1answer
398 views

Installed new SSD, but I have no Snow Leopard disk. Can I install Lion from Internet?

I've just installed a 128GB SSD onto my 2009 MacBook Pro. I've run into an issue. I was under the impression you can install Lion over the Internet on a fresh install. I've done this before on a ...
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1answer
76 views

Allow users to update certain applications

I am the admin for my company's Mac users. Apps that I initially installed, such as Adobe apps, MS Office, Firefox, etc., all require an admin password to install updates. In order to avoid the snide ...
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As a developer, do I need Mountain Lion? [closed]

I'm a college student and aspiring Apple developer. As such, I am trying to find an intel Mac Mini for as cheep as possible. I've noticed that there is quite a price gap between the models that can ...
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1answer
251 views

Time Machine error - The backup disk is not available - Using internal disk for TM

I have an old Mac Pro that I would like to use as a Time Machine server for my small company. I just put in some spare hard drives in the unused bays, and set up a mirrored RAID set to use for Time ...
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1answer
937 views

Making A USB Drive Bootable in Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion

I own copies of all three operating systems and would like to have a single drive that enable me to boot from and use Disk Warrior etc under each OS. Is this possible?
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Policy on users of Internet sharing on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I have an ADSL Modem directly connected to my Mac 10.8.2 in bridge mode, the PPPoE connection is initiated by Mac and internet is shared to user computers / mobiles using WiFi. Question: Can i limit ...
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SMB share only accessible with FQDN or IP address, netbiosname no longer resolves

We have several Macs in our office, ranging from 10.5.8 - 10.8.2. Until a few days ago all of the machines could access all of our file servers, running on Win 2007 server, using just the netbiosname ...
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mac mini stuck on boot

since I was not longer using the Server options on my mac mini I wanted to install os x mountain lion, so I downloaded the app and selected the appropriate hard disk. now, after it booted i'm stuck on ...
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348 views

Where are OS X document versions stored? Are they secure?

Support for OS X versioning is spreading among apps (e.g., TextWrangler has just added this feature as of version 4.5), but it is unclear what the security implications of this are. For example, if I ...
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How to automatically open files downloaded from Safari?

When I download mp4 files from Safari, I'd like them to open automatically once they have been downloaded. How can this be done? Safari Preferences->General->Open "safe" files after downloading is ...
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1answer
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Can Time Machine back up different data (or different exclusion lists) to different drives?

Mountain Lion includes a feature to configure multiple Time Machine locations and to back up to those locations when they become available (plugged in external drives, accessible network drives, etc). ...
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325 views

Is a 10.8 Time Machine backup restorable under 10.7

I want to revert my system from 10.8 Mountain Lion to 10.7 Lion. Will Time Machine (or Migration assistant) gracefully restore my users and files created under 10.8?