OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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How to change the default Mail account in Mountain Lion?

I have 2 mail accounts configured. When composing a new message, it will default to the account for the currently selected mailbox, which is fine. However, when no particular mailbox is selected (when ...
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How to get back the missing monitor option in Mountain Lion's menubar?

When plugging in an external monitor on every OS X < 10.8 you could set the monitor options to show up on the menu bar. How do I get this option on Mountain Lion? I connect a DVI monitor via the ...
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Why are some Mail messages shown as empty with “This message has no content”?

Sometimes new messages come in and Mail (on OS X Lion and Mountain Lion) shows them as empty, with "This message has no content" in the preview column. The message is empty in the full message view ...
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How to revert Safari 6 Web Inspector?

The new Safari 6 Web Inspector UI is a usability nightmare for me due to loads of tabs/panes with small icons and no labels. It also seems to complicate common tasks like showing a list of XHR ...
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How does the Finder refresh in OS X Mountain Lion?

I just batch edited some pictures with Preview and changed the name of one file in the Preview window. Minutes later, Finder still didn't show the changed file sizes (not even when opening the Info ...
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How do I enable the Debug menu in Calendar?

The following command entered in Terminal will enable the Debug menu in iCal (Lion): defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu YES I would like to accomplish the same thing in Calendar ...
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No email notifications when Mail.app isn't running?

On Mountain Lion, I don't get email notifications in Notification Center when Mail.app isn't running. This is not the expected behaviour (it is inconsistent with the Mail.app behaviour on iOS) and ...
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Audio balance is being changed randomly in a MBP retina 15'' mid 2012

I'm having some strange issues on my MBP retina , suddenly it changes the audobalance, and the right speaker is being almost muted. Anyone knows what could be wrong here? I have OSX 10.8.2
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How can i enable Time Machine encryption on the command line?

Is is possible to enable encryption for a Time Machine target disk with a script/using the command line? Is an encrypted Time Machine disk really just the same as a normal disk, full-disk-encrypted ...
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Is there a way to completely disable Dock?

I want the Dock completely gone. I haven't used it in the past three releases of OS X (10.5 to present). I want it completely gone, and LaunchBar there instead. Is there a way to kill the Dock so ...
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Reinstall Mac OS X Mountain Lion before selling a Mac

I want to sell my laptop (Macbook Pro late 2011). I have erased my disk drive but it seems that I cannot reinstall Mac OS without an Apple ID. At the origin my mac was shipped with Lion, I have ...
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What does the secure keyboard entry menu item in Terminal app do?

What does this option in Terminal do? It seems to have no effect on anything.
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How can I prevent my Mac from periodically whooshing at me?

Seemingly randomly throughout the day, my mac will "whoosh" at me. I set up Messages, but whenever I switch to Messages after the whoosh, I don't have any new messages and usually my buddies are set ...
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How to set screen resolution with a keyboard shortcut on Retina MBP?

I've found myself switching between the 1440x900 and 1920x1200 "effective resolution" setting depending on what I'm doing (need more space on screen, etc). Is there a way to toggle between these two ...
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Can a Mac's airport card run 802.11 N, G, B or A only?

Occasionally it's nice to hard code a wired connection network port to not auto negotiate and force things to be 100 half duplex even though a higher speed is configured and negotiable on the switch. ...
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Does the Microsoft Intellipoint software work with Mountain Lion?

I've been using the Microsoft Intellipoint software with Leopard, Snow Leopard, and currently Lion, to provide mouse cursor movement that feels a lot more like Windows. Has anybody tried installing ...
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Is there a way to forward Growl notifications to Notification Centre?

Since there's a lot of apps that support Growl, and only a handful have been updated yet, I'd like to know if there's a way to convert those Growl notifications into Notification Centre notifications. ...
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Eclipse 4.2 on Mountain Lion: gatekeeper rejects as unidentified developer?

Just updated the mountain lion, and download the latest Eclipse 4.2 to upgrade the old one. However when opening the application, it shows that it is from an unidentified developer and the gatekeeper ...
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How safe is it for me to install Java on OS X 10.8

I know very little about how Java works and its interactions with OS X, so I'm partly looking for an expert and simple description on how Java works on the Mac, and why so much press includes "fear, ...
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How can I add missing avatar/profile pictures in Messages?

In the new Messages application introduced with Mountain Lion, I cannot see my own avatar. This is happening even though my Messages.app email is linked with my contact in Contacts.app. No Avatar ...
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How do I install MacVim?

How do I install MacVim on Mountain Lion? I want to get the MacVim application, as well as the new command-line vim. I see there are several ways to do it (a snapshot from Google Code, via ...
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Intriguing connection issue on OS X

I've been recently having this issue with my internet connection on my MacBook Pro Early 2011 running OS X 10.8.3: from time to time the connection "freezes" for about 5 seconds and then comes back. ...
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How to wipe huge .MobileBackups folder?

I found my .MobileBackups folder quite large, it weights 160 Gi. Shouldn't the .MobileBsckups folder be wiped after the TM 'backup session'? Since I have backup done on my external drive how can I ...
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How to write on FAT32 and NTFS from Mountain Lion?

What is the best free software for OS X Mountain Lion for enabling write support for FAT32 and NTFS?
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How to save chat logs in Messages for Mountain Lion?

I always used to save my Chat logs because I use IM in the professional environment. Now I find that I can’t save chat logs anymore. That option is gone. Is there any workaround or hidden preference ...
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How to view progress when encrypting a disk?

Mountain Lion allows one to encrypt any disk by right-clicking on the disk in the Finder and selecting Encrypt from the contextual menu. Is there anyway to check on the progress of this encryption ...
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10.8 reminders snooze duration

When I get either a Calendar or Reminders notification, I have the option to 'snooze': I would like to be able to say something like 'remind me in 10 minutes' or 'remind me in 2 hours' (much like ...
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How to stop MacBook Pro (Retina) from freezing/locking at the login/authentication dialogue, after wake?

Steps to reproduce: Be doing anything Close the lid of the computer Wait around for a while Open the lid of the computer Login prompt for last logged in user appears, battery and time MAY update, ...
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Can sudo's annoying message be removed from Mountain Lion 10.8.0?

After the upgrade to 10.8.0, whenever I do a sudo, I always get this message: dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/usr/bin/sudo) is setuid or setgid I have ...
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Disappearing Alerts - Notification Center not working as per Preference Settings

I'm trying to understand how to get Notifications working properly in Mountain Lion. I understand all the concepts about how to enable them, and configure them etc, but it doesn't seem to work as ...
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How to refresh Messages on Mac after hibernation?

I've set up iMessage on my iPhone correctly (apple id) with Messages on my Mac (OSX Mountain Lion), and it syncs. But the syncing isn't flawless.. Everytime I wake up my Mac after hibernation, it ...
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Why does File:/// crash my app?

Whenever I type File:/// into the URL bar in Chrome, into Text Edit, and more, it crashes the app. I found out about this after reading this blog post. How can I avoid this crash and make it ...
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How to check if my HD is case sensitive or not?

How can I get information if my HD format is case sensitive or case insensitive? I want to make sure my Mac running Mountain Lion has a case sensitive file system.
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Does Notification Center have keyboard shortcuts?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for controlling Notification Center on OS X Mountain Lion? Of particular interest is a shortcut equivalent of the Click to Tweet button that appears at the top of ...
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Multiple Java versions support on OS X and JAVA_HOME location

I know is possible to have multiple versions of Java on OS X but i find it difficult to understand how it works. I upgraded to Mountain Lion and now echo $JAVA_HOME is empty. However in ...
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Desktop image is not showing in Mountain Lion with dual monitor

I have a MBA connecting via HDMI to Samsung Monitor. Problem is desktop background for Samsung monitor is not showing. There is only grey desktop and doesn't have any changes even I try to change the ...
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What hooks exist into Notification Center / twitter so that I can tweet programmatically?

I'm specifically looking to design a custom action for LaunchBar so that I can initiate a tweet from that utility. Since Notification Center has a "Click to tweet" button, I wondered if Notification ...
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Hide files/icons on the desktop but not in finder

Not sure if something like this exists in OSX. I would like to display a cheatsheet on my desktop as a wallpaper and to make it visible at all times I would like to hide all the icons/files/folders ...
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Can Gatekeeper be disabled via terminal in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

How can you disable Gatekeeper via Terminal Commands in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion? I am looking to replicate the Security & Privacy preference pane selection to allow applications downloaded from ...
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How can I configure custom repeat intervals for Reminders?

I would like to configure an alert for a recurring reminder in Reminders.app on Mountain Lion. Currently the only options I have for repeating the alert are "Every Day", "Every Week", "Every 2 Weeks", ...
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How can I dismiss the App Store banner in Notification Center without taking an action?

This is the notification that pops up from the App Store on Mountain Lion: As you can see, the only options are Details and Update. Most of these banners have a 'close' button, to dismiss the ...
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Safari 6: How to change default fonts?

This is probably a duplicate. I can't imagine I'm the first person to notice this. It seems that Safari 6 has removed the appearance tab from the preferences, and with it, the ability to change the ...
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How can Apple Mail be configured to mimic Gmail's “Archiving” behaviour for a generic IMAP account?

It is straightforward to configure a Gmail account being accessed through Apple Mail to Archive messages when you "delete" them from the mail client. With generic IMAP accounts, however, the only ...
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Mountain Lion 10.8.2, Java Preferences has disappeared

I just installed the latest Java update from apple (Java for OS X 2012-006) and I was looking to have a look at what's going on with my java(s) with Java Preferences app (which used to live in ...
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Will I still be able to buy and install Lion after Mountain Lion is released?

I own an Early 2008, white MacBook (MB403LL/A) which still has Snow Leopard, 10.6.8, installed. My understanding is Mountain Lion will not support my MacBook. If this turns out to be true then I ...
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Move iPhone notes to iCloud

So, today 10.8 released, and I have empty list of notes on my mac. But I have some notes on iPhone, which are not in iCloud. How to move them into iCloud?
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Software Update doesn't show available updates

OS X 10.8.4 (although this started in 10.8.3). When running Software Update GUI (that switches to App Store), it shows no updates, although some are available (e.g. Java when this was posted ...
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For maximum FileVault2 security, why is hibernation recommended?

Many discussions of FileVault 2 security suggest using: sudo pmset -a destroyfvkeyonstandby 1 hibernatemode 25 Some of those discussion state that FileVault keys are stored in RAM during normal ...
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How can I disable the delay + minimum distance when deleting icons from the Dock by dragging in Mountain Lion?

As you all know, Dock icons can be removed by simply clicking them and dragging them out of the Dock. As soon as the “poof” animation appears, you can release the mouse button to remove the icon. ...
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iTunes track notifications for Mountain Lion

In OS X Lion there was the preference (via a Terminal command) to enable iTunes track notifications that were displayed as a popup in the dock. So far it seems as though Mountain Lion does not allow ...