OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

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Cut-Paste files or folders on Mac OS X

Is there anyway to move some files/folders on Mac OS X as easy as in Windows? The only way I know is to side the two source and destination folders, and drag and drop the files from one to the ...
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Randomly losing CMD+V (paste) functionality

I am randomly losing CMD+V functionality. Is there a shortcut which might trigger this? So that the keyboard goes into some kind of different mode? I am working with cmd/shift/option a lot in gfx ...
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Mac AppStore badge does not reset after installing update

I am experiencing a strange problem: after I installed a bunch of updates, the Mac AppStore badge was not reset. When I go to "Updates", I get the message "no updates available". I tried to delete ...
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Why can't I search files and folders on my external NTFS drive on Mountain Lion?

I have tried to re-index my external drive by removing it from Spotlight's privacy settings and putting it back there. I tried with mdutil in the terminal and I've got the following log: bb:~ bb$ ...
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Add spotlight indexing for CSV files

On my system (Mountain Lion) Spotlight doesn't do a full-text search for comma-separated values, but I can search them with Spotlight if I rename them to .txt for example. Is there a way that I can ...
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Permanently deleting iMessages in a Mac

I painstakingly delete all my iMessages from my Mac (Mountain Lion) but every time someone sends me a new iMessage all earlier messages of that person AND others get downloaded. Is not there a setting ...
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How do you change the screen saver at the log in screen?

I migrated from Lion on an iMac to Mountain Lion on a Mini. The log in screen uses the clunky default message screen saver. I'd like to change it. I tried logging in as root and changing the screen ...
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How can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?

I have a script that needs to run every so often, but only if the screensaver is active or if the screen is asleep (to make sure nobody is actively using the computer first). I need to have a way to ...
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How to make the dock transparent in Mountain Lion?

When I log in as a Guest user on Mountain Lion, i get a transparent dock with no background 'surface': I can seem to find the settings that would make the dock in my own users' desktop look like ...
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Does Mac OSX Mountain Lion autosave/versions interact badly with git?

I use git with some of my documents and wonder if the autosaved versions created by Mountain Lion could interfere (or even break) git versioning? This is important for me as I do not work on Macs ...
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Business-oriented calendar app for OS X

I'm looking for a calendar app for OS X that shows available times for meeting attendees, and allows me to propose meetings and accept such proposals from others. I've been trying Mac calendar and ...
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Where's launchd.conf gone in Mountain Lion?

Or is this page outdated? As man launchd.conf still shows the man file as before.
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Lack of sharing options

Im having some trouble using the new sharing features in Finder, Preview, etc. Having tried with many different file types (pictures, text, audio, video), it only ever lists Messages and Airdrop. Not ...
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Why doesn't /usr/libexec/java_home recognize JDK 1.8?

I am trying to install a JDK 8 on OS X Mountain Lion (to experiment with the new lambda features). Starting point A machine recently updated from OS X 10.6 to 10.8, with $ sw_vers ProductName: ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to close the edit window in Calendar (and retain changes)?

In Calendar 6 (mountain lion) when I use command E to bring up an edit window after I make changes I haven't been able to find a keyboard short cut to close that window and keep whatever info I've ...
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Mountain Lion desktop order

On Mountain Lion, I have three desktops. What I find is that the sequential left to right order of these desktops keeps changing. Is it doing something based on usage ? and how can I disable this ?
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Slow interent on 3g dongle Macbook pro Retina

Im getting very slow internet speeds when I use my Vodafone 3g dongle with the Macbook pro retina. But on the Macbook pro (2011) the internet is fine. Any ideas?
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Mountain Lion - scale down the window shadows

it is just me or did apple increased the size of the window shadows in mountain lion way to much? This is annoying when you've 2 windows side by side - is there any way to turn them off / to scale ...
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Uninstall Java Mountain Lion [duplicate]

How do I completely uninstall Java from Mountain Lion? I wanted to run Minecraft so I followed the system promps and I think I installed Java 7 and then Java 6. I couldn't get Mincraft to work for ...
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How to export the contact photo in Mountain Lion?

I want to use the photo of a contact in the Address Book/Contacts in another app. What is the easiest way to export the contact photo in Mountain Lion to an image file? Dragging it out to the desktop ...
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Auto run a UI app and click a button on startup

I want to do two things when my Mac boots up: 1) Run an app 2) Click a button on that app Any suggestions for how I can accomplish this? FWIW, this is app I haven't written so I can't change ...
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Time Machine drive encryption going for 22 hours. Is it stalled?

I set up Time Machine in Mountain Lion by plugging in a newly formatted 500GB USB drive, selecting that from the Time Machine dialog, and checking the box to encrypt my backups. A window appeared that ...
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iTunes 11 does not record Play Counts anymore?

I was playing an album the other day and noticed that none of the songs being played are incrementing their play count. I am running iTunes 11.0 and would like play counts to work like before. What ...
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Safari 6's show/reveal in Finder stopped working

The other day Safari 6's "Show/Reveal in Finder" command in the downloads window suddenly stopped working. Whether right-clicking or clicking the magnifying glass/loupe button, I can't get the Finder ...
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Lauchd - Run task multiple times between time interval

I want to run a script every 15 minutes between 12:00 AM and 4:00 AM. Is there a way to do that with launchd? I know you can specify and array of dictionaries using StartCalendarInterval to ...
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Is there any way to run PowerPC applications on Mountain Lion (Not installing-just opening from a CD)

I have old software (will run from a CD) in both a Mac OSX (10.5.8) and Mac OS9 version which I would like to run on Mt Lion, MacBook Pro 2012. A very similar question has been asked and answered ...
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How to open a jar by default?

I had a question "How do I run a jar when double-click it?" But now I know that my computer is not set to open jars by default. Is there a settings in the mac that open jars by default? All the jars ...
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Calendar that's accessible from Mac OS X and Linux

Does anyone know of any calendar software/approach, so that I can use my calendar from both Mac OS X and from Linux? I use both Mac OS X and Linux regularly, and I'd like to be able to both view and ...
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How do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?

Title says it all: how do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?
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Any shortkey for new tweet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to tweet from a keyboard command? I want to know, is there any shortcut for creating new tweet in OS X Mountain Lion? If not, how can I define that?
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How do I fix 'servermgr_certs' error when clicking on ProfileManager in OSX Server Server.app?

When clicking on the Profile Manager service in the side bar in Server.app, I receive an error: An error occurred on the server while processing a command. The error occurred while processing a ...
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Transferring PC files to MacBook Pro with Lion OS via flash drive

I have a flash drive with all the files from my old PC. How do I access / find this flash drive after it is installed, and can I save and use these files (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook ...
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Has Mountain Lion broken the ability to show Desktop with a gesture, begin dragging an icon, and unshow the Desktop?

I have just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Despite my initial concerns relating to the new gestures, I am actually getting on pretty well and many of the new features are welcome. I do ...
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Mail.app: How can I set a different default signature for each address?

I have my Gmail account setup in Mail 6.2 (Mountain Lion). From that account I can send mail with one of five different addresses (4 other accounts forwarding onto Gmail). Is there a way I can set up ...
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Completely erased my Leopard machine from another computer, how do I install an OS on it?

I started up my computer in Target Disk Mode and erased it from a friends Mac thinking that I could then install Mountain Lion without installing Snow Leopard. Do I have any way of getting my machine ...
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What is the “wake for wifi network access” setting in energy preferences?

Can anyone explain the "wake for wifi network access" setting in energy preferences for me? I do not understand it.
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Flickering in Safari after switching back to integrated graphics

I have a MacBook Pro which switches dynamically between discrete and integrated graphics. I get a notification about the switching using gfxCardStatus. If Safari is running while the system switches ...
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Assign all desktops?

I'm trying some of the tips from the Cult of Mac iTunes 11 tips blog post. I don't see Options > Assign To > All Desktops when I right click my iTunes 11 icon. Any ideas? Using OSX 10.8.2, that ...
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Messed up color profiles in Mountain Lion

For some unknown reason, my color profiles are messed up in way that whenever an application (e.g. pixelmator, Preview, Xcode, etc.) tries loading Adobe RGB 1998 color profile (probably any other ...
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Color Calibrator auto-calibrates after every change

I want to calibrate my display using the built-in calibrator (Preferences > Displays > Colors > Calibrate). This worked great in the past, but since last week it behaves strangely. When I start a ...
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How do install the OS on a secondary drive in a new Mac Pro?

I've got a Mac Pro coming in today. I ordered it with a typical 1TB HDD in the default configuration from Apple. I purchased a Crucial 512GB SSD that I want to make my primary drive for the OS and the ...
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mountain-lion file associations are reset

I just upgraded from 10.6 to 10.8 a few days ago. I notice that every now and then my file associations are reset on start-up. I get a message from chrome that it is no longer the default browser. ...
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How can I shut down using keyboard shortcut and not reopen windows on login?

I upgraded from OS X 10.6 to OS X 10.8 a few days ago. I find that when I use the keyboard shortcut (⌃ ctrl + ⌥ alt + ⌘ cmd + ⏏ eject) to shutdown, on startup all the previously open applications are ...
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External hard drive not indexed by Spolight on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I recently bought a new hard drive and it is not indexed by Finder. I tried to get it re-indexed by following this tutorial: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10330114-263.html and I even tried ...
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Can I use the same Time Machine drive with OS X 10.5 and 10.8?

I have an external 500 GB hard drive that I used to use for Time Machine backups with my PowerBook G4 running OS X 10.5 (Leopard). However, I now use it with a white MacBook running 10.8 (Mountain ...
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Backup MBP to a network attached Disk Drive

Im kind of stuck with this... im following this link? I get these errors that are in the image. aka they timed out for some reason. im upto 5b, stackexchange wont let me put a image... image ...
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Cannot Connect to Site with Wi-Fi But Can on 3G

At some point earlier today, I lost the ability to connect to a site via my wireless network, powered by an Airport Express. When I try to load the page in Chrome 23 and Safari 6.0.2 on a MacBook Air ...
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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 ...