OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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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) ...
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How Do I Partition A Raid 0 Using Disk Utility?

I have just purchased a WD My Passport Pro. It comes in a striped RAID 0 configuration comprising of two 2TB drives. I want to partition the drive into 3: Photoshop Cache Lightroom Catalogue Video ...
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How to manually uninstall the Lexicon Lambda driver?

My Lexicon Lambda just stopped responding to audio apps (Sound Forge, Reaper). It won't record anymore - applications just freeze for a few seconds and nothing happens, recording stopped, nothing ...
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Sandvox: Only reachable within local network

I have several Mac Minis using several OS (10.7.2-Intel Core 2 Duo, 10.8.5-Intel Core i5, 10.5.8-Power PC, 10.9.5-Intel Core i5, 10.6.8-Intel Core 2 Duo). I am using serving pages from all and built ...
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Finder's akward filesize behavior

Updated my os from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion a week ago and noticed strange filesize info inside 10.8.5's finder. The info on filesize/foldersize in 10.8.5 is different from 10.6.5. While a folder ...
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The best way to sandbox programs in OSX?

I know that this question have been discussed before on AskDifferent, but none of the threads really satisfied me. For Windows you have a wonderful program called Sandboxie http://www.sandboxie.com/ ...
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Automatic conversion between .ps to .pdf upon download onto Mac OSX?

Is there any way to convert .ps to .pdf every time automatically as a .ps is downloaded onto a Mac machine? (Using Mountain Lion 10.8) can Automator perform this task? convert and then delete the ...
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keychaindump OS X 10.8.5 how to run it?

I am using OS X 10.8.5 and fairly new on Apple systems and especially running scripts. Can anyone describe how to start Keychaindump, does it need to run thru Terminal, or i need a additional program ...
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How can I convert 100 photos into a pdf thats less than 6 MB?

I need to convert 100 photos into a pdf file thats less than 6 mb. I use iPhoto to store my photos in. HELP!
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How do I convert from Case-Insensitive to case-sensitive in 10.8

I just got a new (well refurbished) MacBook Pro running 10.8.3. I am a programmer, so I have need of a case-sensitive filesystem. It is fresh and I am reluctant to upgrade it or do much with it until ...
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How does double-tap to drag work?

I'm using an image editing program, and I'm trying to do a large clone. This requires me to keep the mouse button down (virtually, this is on a trackpad) for a long period of time, and any mistake ...
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Security update for git on mac

The latest git installers linked to from http://git-scm.com/download/mac all seem to be for snow-leopard ...
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Installing ML 10.8 Using Internet Recovery freezes during install process

I changed my Mac HDD because the other one was corrupted. But when I do the Internet Recovery install, the bar on OS X Mountain Lion Install Page (Downloading Additional Components) goes all the way ...
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How to merge 2 one page PDF files

On Lion (from memory, and I can't check anymore) this method: open a one page PDF doc2 (with Preview), open a one page PDF doc1 (with Preview), drag thumbnail from doc1 onto doc2, save as (⌘⌥⇧S) ...
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How can I add “.mp4” to the end of multiple files in a folder?

I just received a bunch of videos (for editing) and something weird happened. I was told the files are .mp4, but when I received them they did not have a filetype assigned to them. I can add ...
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Root Device UUID Error while installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox 4.3

While installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox, it starts booting, then stops at the line "root device uuid: xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx". I've allocated all the required RAM and memory, but even after looking ...
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Magic trackpad works for some things but can't be found

I use a magic trackpad with my Mac Mini (approx 2010, Mountain Lion). I can use it to move the cursor and click on things but I can't do any gestures (3 finger swipe etc) with it. Also if I go into ...
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Mac with newer OS X installed no longer boots previous version

First of all I am aware of the fact, that Macs usually refuse to boot or install older version of OS X than they were shipped with. But this is not the case here. The long story: A few months ago I ...
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Where exactly is QuickTime Player on OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion?

I bought a used MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2012 with Mountain Lion. I can't seem to find the QuickTime Player anywhere. There is no such app in Apps nor in Utilities. When I right-click a video icon, Open ...
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Terminal 3 failed password attempts

I've got a really funny issue with my Mac at the moment. I was using a sudo command and it rejected my password 3 times (I double checked and the password was correct) but now I can't do anything as ...
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How do I paste or type without moving the insertion point? (10.8.x)

How do I paste or type without moving the insertion point? I am currently on 10.8.x. I want to be able to type where the insertion point (blinking I-bar) doesn't move but the text I type goes in ...
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Mountain Lion — Finder always freezing

I'm on 10.8.2. Finder always freezes. I have way more CPU and memory than this OS needs. It's only Finder. CPU usage spikes, spinning beachball, the whole thing. I cleared all my caches, disabled ...
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How to access a FileVault-encrypted home directory with forgotten password

For ease of the reader, the short version: MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. A user has forgotten his FileVault password and master recovery code. FileVault 2 is not enabled, just the user's home ...