OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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How can I assign different characters to different keyboard shortcuts on Mac?

I am using Macbook Air with OS 10.8.2. I bought my MAC from the US, and then moved to another country. Therefore, I had to change my keyboard language. The problem is the keyboard layout is not the ...
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Is there a way to decline Mountain Lion updates?

In particular, I receive update notifications for printer drivers where my current drivers work and I don't want to update them. I'd like to clear the updates from the store and stop receiving ...
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How to create an up to date ML recovery?

There were several updates affecting the recovery partition. Is there a way to create an usb memory stick containing an up to date Mountain Lion recovery partition?
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Logitech C615 on Macbook Air (Mac OSX 10.8.2)

I have been looking into buying a web cam to serve as a document camera. I have read a lot of conflicting reviews on the Logitech C615. Does anyone know if the webcam is compatible with my OS?
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Hide/Show menu bar similar to dock?

Do you know if it is possible to hide/show the menu bar similar to the Dock? I found about Menu Eclipse , but I think you can't use the menu bar space, and additionally it costs $1.99. Do you know ...
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How long would it take for FileVault to encrypt my Retina Macbook Pro?

I have a Retina Macbook Pro with the following specifications : Mountain Lion OSX 10.8.2 Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 - 500 GB Flash Storage 286.83 GB of 499.42 ...
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After reboot system time changed and menu bar items changed position

I'm new to Apple Mac OS, just Bought a new Macbook pro 13" Mid 2012 a month ago. Yesterday everything was good and working fine. I shut down system and went to sleep. Today when I Started my system I ...
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OSX Mountain Lion: Automatically restarts after showing screen saver a certain amount of time

Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion it happens to me every day when I enter the screen saver while having lunch it tries to restart the computer. I don't have any clue why this happens. If there is ...
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How do I disable native OS X scrollbar in Sublime Text?

The native OS X scrollbar obviously completely defeats the purpose of Sublime Text 3's Minimap (which is a scrollbar by itself). So I want to disable OS X scrollbars …!! "overlay_scroll_bars": ...
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Automator Start Capture action doesn't detect stop in Quicktime in OS X 10.8.2

I am attempting to create an Automator application that will launch Quicktime, create a new audio capture, start that capture, and then save it with a specific filename after the stop button is ...
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Birthdays a day early in Calendar on Mountain Lion

On my Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) all the birthdays from the "Birthdays" calendar are showing a day early in Calendar. E.g. When I browse to contact Joe Bloggs in Contacts it ...
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How to reinstall Java 6, for development for Android, on Mountain Lion?

Requirement Java 6 for Android development on Mountain Lion. Question Is it possible? What can I do? I've looked everywhere for a way to do this and am unable to find any solution. Background ...
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Why won't Mountain Lion Mail connect to Custom Dovecot IMAP server where Lion Mail connects just fine?

I am trying to set up a new Mountain Lion install on a mac mini to connect using Mail version 6.2 with IMAP to my custom Dovecot mail server which is on an old G5 on my network. My Macbook Air ...
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Dell mouse triggering double-click on almost every single-click

My generic Dell mouse behaves pretty strange compared to all other mice I have used with my MacBook. Almost every single-click is treated as if it were a double-click. Both the right and left button. ...
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Why can't I drag columns in Finder's Column View?

Sometimes, when I'm working with Finder (Mac OS X 10.8), with a folder in Column View, I suddenly notice that the separator between columns has changed to a thick one like this: When this happens, ...
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Is there a way to split the Cmd-Tab app list onto multiple rows?

Is there an app/program for OS X that will "split" the list of open apps that appears when you hit ⌘-tab into multiple rows? This is the default behaviour for Windows 7 and it's really quite useful ...
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Change quality of built-in recording script

I've recently bought ScreenFlow, but I noticed that the recording quality is horrible, and even worse when uploaded to Youtube. After some research I have to the conclusion that it records using Mac ...
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Find process associated with launchd

TCP port 5901 is open on my machine and is causing some mischief, and I want to know which process is opening it. When I run lsof -i -P I see that launchd is the process that opened the port. Is ...
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How to choke network preformance on OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to simulate slow internet connections on the mac For testing purposes I would like to choke the performance of the network on my OS X 10.8.2 machine. I have ...
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Mountain Lion takes long time to shutdown

The fix does not stay, guess I'll wait for Apple to releases a fix. It usually shutdown in 2,3 seconds while I was on Lion. I upgraded to ML recently and this happened. In launchd-shutdown log, I ...
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Can't find/run `configure` script on mac os 10.8

I'm trying to install a program called CSIM (neural micro circuit simulator) and one of the steps is as follows: Step 2. Run: configure; make; for Linux/Unix(/Mac OS) But I can't run, not ...
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Command + C does not always work from the first try in Microsoft Word (Office 2011)

I have no idea why COMMAND + C doesn't always register from the first time. I sometimes try to copy something off Word, but I have to press COMMAND + C more than once for it to register, otherwise ...
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Finder, column view: arrange by Kind, sort by Application

Currently (i.e. Mountain Lion, 10.8.2), in Finder, column view, I can arrange the files/folders thus: What I would like to do is, on the other hand, to arrange by Kind, then sort by Application. ...
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Cannot differentiate between LEFT ⌘ (0x37) and RIGHT ⌘ (0x36) keys

I would like to swap the right-⌘ key with the right-⌥ key. KeyRemap4MacBook's EventViewer shows that Alt Gr key acts as the left-⌘ (Command_L in EventViewer), whereas I'd like to be the right-⌘ ...
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Mountain Lion on Unibody late-2008 Macbook?

I'm currently having a late-2008 Unibody Macbook with Snow Leopard installed. It runs really great! However, I'm thinking of installing Mountain Lion. Mainly to use Filevault 2. Will my Macbook run ...
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Google Calendar sync not working in Mountain Lion

Last week my OS X Calendar stopped syncing to Google Calendar. Past events are still there, but new events aren't pushed to Google anymore. I already tried deleting Calendar's/iCals Cache and ...
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How does memory management work in Mac OS X?

I am a university student who has been trying to write a compare and contrast paper between how Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X manage memory. For instance, with Windows, it's physical memory (RAM) and ...
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Fresh Install of Mountain Lion on MacBook Pro Retina that upgraded via a voucher

I want to do a fresh install of Mountain Lion. I bought my MackBook Pro before Mountain Lion was out. Later I got my free download voucher and used it to upgrade. Now I want to do a fresh install, but ...
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OS X Server Websites - How can i make mydomain.com, www.mydomain.com to go directly to http://www.mydomain.com/wiki/projects

OS X Server Websites - How can i make mydomain.com, www.mydomain.com to go directly to http://www.mydomain.com/wiki/projects I have wikis setup correctly. I want visitors that come to mydomain.com ...
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Disconnect external monitor without unplugging Mini DisplayPort Adapter

Would like to disconnect my external monitor without unplugging the Mini DisplayPort Adapter. Any ideas? Running Mountain Lion, mid 2012 MacBook Pro. The scenario: I have another Windows machine ...
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How to reset Logitech mouse's back/forward buttons?

I've been using my Logitech Anywhere MX with my Mac succesfully for a couple of months, but suddenly last week the functionality of the back/forward buttons changed from navigating to previous/next ...
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Change location of notification center alerts

Is it possible to change where alerts in the notification center appear on the screen? Alerts appearing in the top right tend to cover up work I'm doing more often than not and I would prefer, say, ...
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how stop google calendars repeating events on additional calendars

This annoying behavior is that from time to time the additional calendars on my google account get repeated in the gmail account section and then in the Delegates section. I don't mind where they ...
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Cannot update Microsoft Office Word 2011 to 14.2.3 on OSX

I just purchased Microsoft Office 2011 for MAC and installed it on my rMBP OSX 10.8.2 running Mountain Lion. The installed version from purchase is 14.2.0. I tried installing 14.2.3 but it failed due ...
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How to get keyboard focus on login screen password field in OS X 10.8?

My computer doubles as a server, so I leave it turned on and not asleep, but logged out, most of the time. In 10.6, if I logged out of the computer for an extended period of time, I could log back ...
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How to stop the Mail app from running every 10 minutes on the Mac?

I have Mountain Lion on an 27" iMac, and recently, for some reason, the Mail app launches every 10 minutes or so, and I have to quit it every time. In the Preferences of Mail, I already tried every ...
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Can't delete e-mails from Mail app

I have a mail account with lot of e-mails stored on server (around 100 thousand). I would like to clean it using Mail app and delete all unnecessary messages. But so far no luck Store deleted ...
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Mount Windows share automatically with Active Directory credentials

In our environment we have a bunch of iMacs running Mountain Lion that are bound to Active Directory for authentication, and we also have a Windows share that we would like all Active Directory ...
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What is the best backup strategy for macbook pro laptop?

I have a lot of data on my macbook pro retina laptop and i am looking for the best backup strategy. I have previously had a windows desktop with an external harddrive connected all of the time and a ...
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Make application “active” while on another desktop

Is there a way I can change the current menubar to an active application while on another desktop ? Example : Safari running on desktop 1 While on desktop 2, activate safari so that the menubar ...
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Why are notes not being saved when using Notes on my macbook pro?

I keep having this issue where I will Add a note to Notes Close the app Come back later and open it and its no longer there. There is no Save button on the so assume that once i click "+" and add ...
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Can't Disable Apple Remote

I'm not sure why this is, but my Apple remote won't obey the decoupling set in System Preferences (see the pic below). This is important because I have an Apple TV 2, and there are times where my ...
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Logitech C615 webcam not detected (Mac OS X 10.8.2)

I have a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and I purchased a Logitech C615 webcam because I read it is compatible with Mac. I installed the Logitech Camera Software, opened it and ...
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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 do I fix a bad file name encoding on an Intel Mac?

On occasion I get files that have names mangled (mis-encoded, often from an archive file) by the senders. How do I fix the encoding on an Intel Mac? I am aware of Apple's File Name Encoding Repair ...
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Why are 2 Mac Pros on a separate subnet directly connected seeing very low transfer rates?

I have two Mac Pros and as one is primarily utilized for storage, I thought connecting the two directly under a different subnet would be a worthwhile endeavor that would directly transfer data ...
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Why is Java using so Much Real Memory?

Java is consistently listed as using 700MB of real memory. That is a nice chunk of change on my 4GB iMac. I don't even know that I am running a Java Application, ever. Any ideas?
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how to put the two fingers right click(secondary click) on macbook with Mountain Lion

I have a late 2009 macbook which has the trackpad with division, unlike the ones that are in market right now. I upgraded to Mountain Lion(10.8.x) but I forgot how to enable the Secondary two fingers ...
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How do I enable Java Web Start for ASDM Launcher (Cisco ASA management) in Mountain Lion?

I've been trying to get my Cisco ASA management software working and on Snow Leopard, it ran fine. However, even after installing Java manually on Mountain Lion (on my new Macbook Pro), I continue to ...
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Delayed, undesirable sleep on de-powering MBP retina with ML

If my laptop is sitting with the screen open, live, and plugged in, and I unplug it and keep working, a moment later it will go to sleep. Even as I am typing at it. The only solution is to close the ...