OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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Want to increase spead and reponsiveness in older Mac

Current Information: Software: Mac OSX (10.5.8) Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM I want to get my computer moving faster, specifically around safari, itunes, ...
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Running actions when I disconnect external monitor

I would love to auto start Bartender (by the way, excellent app that hides some of your notification area icons) when I unplug my external monitor from my Mac. Is there any app or script that could ...
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Remote installation of Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 as an upgrade, not a fresh install

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions (or know if its even possible) to remote upgrade a fleet of Macs from 10.6.8 to 10.8 remotely. I presume I can push the installESD through ARD, but I want it to ...
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Internet Sharing from WiFi to Ethernet doesn't work in Mountain Lion

After upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion, it seems like internet sharing no longer works. With the settings: Share network from: WiFi To computers using: Ethernet When Internet Sharing is ...
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“Name” folder appears in the top of every finder window

I am running Mountain Lion and notice occasionally a weird thing happening in the finder. I will be navigating through folders and notice that at the top of each folder that there is a folder called ...
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Stuttering in Quicktime and BBoDs on Mountain Lion

A few weeks ago, after installing the Safari 6.0.2 update, Quicktime started stuttering (Music playback in iTunes stutters, playing those silly quicktime videos on Apple's website stutters, etc.). ...
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Removing the font toolbar in a new message

In the mac (mountain lion) mail.app (v 6.2), when composing a new message, im looking to hide the default font/styling bar that appears beneath the standard toolbar at the top of the window. I've ...
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getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)

UPDATE: Rich's solution (with the checkmark) solved my problem! I also posted an answer with a workaround that may help if Rich's solution doesn't work for you. The answer that received the bounty was ...
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How effective is a Time Machine backup?

I'm having a problem with Office not installing correctly and not being able to update. I have one last resort which is Backing up and formatting my system. However I would like to know how effective ...
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View Artwork in Sidebar - iTunes 11

How can I view the artwork in the sidebar in the latest version of iTunes 11 ?
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I keep having huge lag spikes, anyone have a clue?

The first lag spike is only caused by Google Chrome or Firefox, I suppose it's a memory leak. It affects the whole computer too. And it can last as long as half an hour (probably more if I let it). ...
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pinch to zoom with magic mouse in Mountain Lion

I am unable to "pinch-to-zoom" on my magic mouse in mountain lion. I am using better touch tool (but have tried disabling that and pinch-to-zoom still doesn't work). In better touch tool under mouse ...
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Mail.app inbox becomes blank after a few minutes of use

On a newly installed and fully updated Mountain Lion system, I see the following problem: After a few minutes of using Mail.app (or even just letting it sit in the dock), the inbox becomes empty. ...
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How to detect from a script that a TimeMachine backup is running? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a bash command to check to see if Time Machine has finished backing up? To run some syncs to remote servers to have their data included in TimeMachine backups I ...
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Disable cross-screen shadows

I have a dual-screen setup, which works fine, but there's one annoyance, the window shadows. If I maximize a window on one screen (or just make its edge touch the edge of one of the monitors), the ...
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Does there exist any Apple hardware “Cloud Computing” solutions?

I have a program which uses Mac OS X's Grand Central Dispatch queueing technology to handle multi-core programming. However, I notice that, in the near future, Microsoft is expecting to roll out ...
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Is there any way to use Safari 5.1's rendering engine for browser testing on OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion)?

I have OSX 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) on both my Macs, which comes with Safari 6.1. A couple of my clients have been reporting minor CSS errors using Safari 5.1, which I obviously can't install. This ...
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VPN mountain lion server not working

I cannot connect to my mac server using a VPN connection from outside my LAN. I can connect from inside which means that the VPN server on Mountain Lion is working. When I look at the logs on my ...
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Mountain Lion aggressively hibernates

Recently, my MacBook Pro (mid 2012, 15 inch, 10.8.2) has started going into what seems to be hibernate mode after several hours asleep, whether it's plugged in or on battery. When I unplug it, it ...
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Can I export my account configuration from Mail app and import it into Outlook?

I am meeting an unexpected issue where Mail app connects just fine to my Exchange 2007 server given my email address, login and password (autodiscovery), but Outlook 2011 fails to connect. If I try to ...
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Open two views of the same PDF

Is there a way to open two views of the same PDF in Preview (without creating two copies of the file), or perhaps split the window and show two different pages at the same time? This is very useful ...
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Connect to external TV without main screen

I have a Macbook Pro 13 "(late 2009) with a screen that just stopped working. In the technical assistance they told me that the problem would be the logic board or the display, any of them quite ...
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Mountain Lion spaces erratic behavior

I have been noticed unique behavior between virtual desktops on my Macbook. For example, Mail is in Space 1, my browser in Space 2, and Autocad in Space 3. Seemingly at random intervals, it will ...
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How do I make the hard drive visible in the Finder?

On OS X Lion I don't see the hard drive in the Finder and I seem to have no permission to create a folder under / from terminal. I know I can do this if I activate the root user, but I need to be ...
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How can I permanently dismiss Updates Available notifications?

With the Notification Center in Mountain Lion, I get an alert when software updates are available. The problem is, my only options are 'Details' and 'Update'. I don't want to interrupt my work to ...
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How to use my phone number on my Macbook's Messages?

iMessage is very confusing as my email and phone number keeps receiving different messages at random occasions rather than having all messages sent to both. This is very apparent in group messages. ...
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Resetting Mountain Lion iCloud login request

The first time you log into a new account with Mountain Lion, a special iCloud login screen is shown. Once you "skip" this screen it is never shown again. When setting up an account I like to add a ...
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Configure your mail with mail.app on Mountain Lion

I have Macbook Air 2012 model (128 GB SSD) with Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and I am having difficulties trying to configure the mail.app. When I first tried to set-up my gmail account it started to sync ...
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Mountain Lion 10.8 cmd+shif+arrow key bindings not working

I have switched Cmd and Ctrl in System preferences. I have the following key bindings defined: "@\UF702" = "moveWordBackward:"; /* Cmd + LeftArrow */ "@\UF703" = ...
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Quicktime Skip after fast forward

I'm running Mountain Lion on my Retina MBP and whenever I use Quicktime to fast-forward and then return to normal speed, the audio is skipped and doesn't work properly. The only fix I found(which ...
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Copying text gets jumbled around

I am doing a series of text correction for a game, and recieved the pdf of corrections from the customer. I use preview as a pdf reader. On windows, I can freely copypaste the content back and forth, ...
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My Mac has stopped working

I installed bootcamp about a month or two ago and I installed windows 7. Well everything worked just fine until one day whenever I would start up my computer and hold down the option key the Mac ...
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Problem with Mac HDMI - Thunderbolt display to Sony (not a cable problem)

I have a 13-inch Macbook Pro with Mountain Lion installed. I bought an HDMI - Thunderbolt cable months ago in order to watch movies, TV shows and whatnot on my TV (Sony Bravia). The cable had been ...
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Java WebStart fails on Mac OS Mountain Lion

After searching several hours for a helpful hint on support pages and FAQs that really (!) work this question: I need Java WebStart for an application that works on MAC OS X (Mountain) Lion. So far ...
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Pair Apple remote and MacBook Pro

I am unable to pair my Apple Remote, which otherwise works perfectly, with my MacBook Pro. My Mac responds to all the commands but the pairing one (I hold menu and next for about five seconds, but ...
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Remove entries from finder's context menu?

Does any one know how can I remove items that I never use from the context menu? e.g.: Burn "yadda yadda" to Disk...
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Multi display application manuevering

In mountain Lion, when you have multiple monitors, if you have multiple desktops enabled, how do you move an application in Mission control to another desktop on a different display. I can move an ...
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Which browsers with an integral Java runtime environment (JRE) can run that JRE on Mountain Lion?

I know that some old Netscape products included a Java runtime environment (JRE). (I'm not sure where to download the most recent app with that integration, I'll continue to look. ...
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After sleep, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords

My MacBook will often sleep while I take a break, and when it wakes up, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords. Instead, I'm prompted for all of my passwords again. Why is this? Is there ...
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Tab key sometimes fails to autocomplete in Go To Folder… sheets in Mountain Lion

I like keyboard navigation, so I frequently use Shift-Command-G to Go to Folder… when saving files. I type the first few letters of the directory I want then key Tab to complete the rest. This worked ...
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Where did the /proc directory go in Mountain Lion?

I used to find the location of cached flash videos by lsof | grep Flash, the result is something like this Google 38571 lamnk 74u REG 1,2 156826302 37061768 /Users/lamnk/Library/Application ...
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“Minecraft” is damaged and can't be opened on Mountain Lion

I'm trying to run Minecraft on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I downloaded the zip file (link here) from minecraft.net and unzipped it. Double clicked on the icon and it tells me, "Minecraft" is damaged ...
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Viewing .VCE files on Mac, possible?

How can I open .VCE files on Mac? Is there a free software product I can download?
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How can I create a new Recovery Partition on EXTERNAL disk?

I want to enable encryption on an external FireWire disk. The disk has been formatted a while ago (2+ years), and when choosing "encrypt volume" from the Finder context menu, Mountain Lion refuses ...
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Cannot update Microsoft Office 2011

I have tried numerous ways to fix this problem : Clean uninstall and re-install of Office 2011 Download individual updates Download older Office updates I always stop at "Destination Select" step ...
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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 ...