OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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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 ...
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MacBook Air reduces free space from 7GB to 1GB in after a few houres

I am using a Macbook Air with a 64GB HDD and Mountain Lion installed on it. When I reboot my Air, it shows that I have 7GB free disk space. But after a couple of hours, the system says my disk is ...
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can you set an application to come to the desktop you are on osx

I know that you can lock an application to a certain desktop, and if you select that application(either through the dock or command+tab), then OSX will change your desktop to the one where the ...
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Time Machine thinks “Latest Backup” is same as current version even though its not?

I've noticed an interesting thing with Time Machine and how it compares the current version of a folder with the Latest Backup version. I have a folder with a single text file. For some reason, when I ...
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Espresso - Folders Above FIles?

I recently purchased Espresso, however I'm slightly disappointed with the sidebar. I'm wondering if there's a way to arrange the "Project Files" so that the folders go above the files. It's just ...
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How do I disable hiding of the mouse pointer while typing text?

I think I'm finally annoyed enough with my mouse pointer disappearing as I start typing to want to do something about it. I want to move the mouse. I want to click. I want to start typing, but I want ...
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Documentation for advanced osX server maintenance: How current does it have to be?

Ok. Apple changes things a fair bit from the user side recently. I need to really know how to administer a mac system. Now, this is quite different then programming such a system. the dev docs are ...
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How can I get System Information's “Installations” and such to correctly reflect the software I currently have?

I installed a bunch of software. Then I removed most of it. I used a variety of methods. AppCleaner for some things, mdfind -name 'Adobe Flash' |parallel rm -rf {} for others. I removed app ...
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iPad to view LAN local domains?

I have multiple local domains (i.e. localtest.local) that my iPad cannot see. My machine name, alpha.local, has Apache directives to a "site" I have on the box. All are in ...
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Importing Facebook events into Calendar on Mac

iOS 6.0 brought iOS calendar syncing with Facebook, which is very convenient. I can see all my Facebook events on my iPhone. Is there a similar functionality for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion? Or is there ...
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Can I prevent a remote Mac from entering sleep via a remote ssh connection?

Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion, i've the feeling my Mac (early 2008 iMac) goes to sleep randomly when i'm connected through SSH. It's there a way I can prevent my Mac to go to sleep when i'm ...
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Disable Wifi Hotspot Popup Window

Is there a way to disable the wifi popup window that was introduced in OS X Lion. I know I can remove it from known wifi networks, but sometimes I do use this connection (It's the Starbucks free wifi ...
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How do I do 6-key Braille input?

Does Mac OS X have a facility for 6 key (Perkins) Braille typing? That is using F, D, S, J, F & L to type in the various Braille cells (mapping respectively to ⠁, ⠂, ⠄, ⠈, ⠐& ⠠) on the ...
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Is it safe to delete folder com.apple.appstore?

I am running extremely low on disk space and trying to clean up my Mac. Disk Inventory X shows me having over 20gb of space in .pkg (installer package) files in ...
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Why does Java SE 6 Web Start (javaws) not find the JRE with Apple's Java for OS X 2012-006 on Mountain Lion?

In brief The JRE is installed but javaws can not find the JRE. What can I do on the command line to re-enable the web plugin for Apple's Java 6 in Chrome or Safari? I want to avoid Java 7. (We're ...
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About this Mac shows wrong graphics on Macbook pro 15" late 2011

When I check out the Graphics on 'About this Mac' it says that it is using the Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB even if I also have an AMD Radeon HD 6750M. Also when i click on 'Displays'-tab, i see the ...
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Print job from Macbook Pro prints repeatedly

We are trying to set up printing for a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion (10.8.2) using an HP Color Laser Jet 3550 as a network printer. It seems to find and recognize the printer just ...
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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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Automatically Save Attachments in Mail.app in 10.8 Mountain Lion

I am trying to automatically save all email sent to one address (let's call it test@example.com) to this folder /Users/luomat/Dropbox/Incoming/e2w/ (where /Users/luomat = $HOME). Here is the rule ...
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Mail.app won't launch Skim in Mountain Lion

I have been using Skim for a while as my standard PDF reader. After migrating to a new MacBook Air with Mountain Lion (currently running 10.8.2), I can no longer launch Skim from Mail.app. This same ...
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MBP 13" 2011 OSX Mountain Lion tries to connect to my imac at startup every time?

my MBP always tries to connect to my iMac server at startup, i have checked that this server is not listed under login items for my user account, guest accounts are disabled (never been used), and ...
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Why do we have multiple contacts for the same person on Mountain Lion Messages?

Me and a friend have Mountain Lion and iPhone with IOS 6. When I launch Messages on Mac, I have to select either his email or phone number to send a message. I don't get this. Why do I have to select ...
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Is it possible to make “Look Up” appear higher in Spotlight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to place Dictionary definitions higher up in spotlight results If so, how? I happen to use Spotlight a lot for looking up definitions. Basically, I'll be reading or ...
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macbook pro with filevault loses startup disk

My MBP (13inch, late 2011) sometimes loses it's startup disk when I have powered it off by holding the power button for 10 seconds. Not every time, but one time out of 5. (See my other question on my ...
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“No Devices Syncing” in menu bar

Previously in the menu bar when I click on the "Refresh" icon it use to say Sync Now and now it says No Devices Syncing. Is this feature now obsolete due to MobileMe not available anymore?
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Problem with corrupt .rar file

I have a big file compressed in split .rar archives. There are 68 archives named .rar, .r01, .r02, etc., annd the problem is that .r36 is corrupted resulting in an Unexpected end of archive. I've ...
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Mountain Lion freezes for 20 seconds after waking up from suspend to disk

Is there any way to get a progress bar or whatever when waking up from suspend to disk? I remember seeing other Macbooks with older versions of OS X which showed a nice little progress bar after ...
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Full screen mode in two monitors

I have a MBP with an external monitor running ML. When I enter full screen mode, the other monitor isn't usable. Is it possible to have the full screen on one monitor and to use the other monitor as ...
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21" Screencasting

I started screen-casting for YouTube but stumbled upon a dilemma. When viewing one of my videos on YouTube, the text is impossible to read because my monitor is too big. Of course there's the option ...
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Where can I get a copy of Mountain Lion that I can resell with my Apple hardware?

I'm looking to turn over some older Apple hardware I have and all of the gear has been upgraded to the latest Mountain Lion using the App Store version of Mountain Lion and my Apple ID. Section 2.B of ...
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Finder windows show up in all my Spaces

When I open multiple Finder windows in Mountain Lion, I find that, no matter what virtual desktop I go to in Spaces, all the Finder windows remain where they are. However, when I open, say, Skype, for ...
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Change desktop wallpaper

Question is just a simple at first view. I have six virtual desktops. And want to change a desktop wallpaper for all of them at once. There is no such option when I use System Preferences, so I can ...
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Contents of gmail “Spam” folder appearing in search results

I updated Mail.app that comes with Mountain Lion and it seems to be unable to identify "Spam" folder located in my Gmail account as a spam folder. Consequently, it treats "Spam" as a regular mail ...
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What can be done when Finder crashes constantly?

Finder has started to crash constantly such that I can't click the icon in Dock. I can't click Apple in top-left corner of the screan (Finder also crash), I don't have any menubar icons from Apple ...
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How to add smbutil as a lookup mechanism for hostnames

There are a bunch of computers on my network that are not on the DNS server. They broadcast their name using Samba or are Windows Workgroup machines. When I run either ping or try to access them over ...
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Mail.app behaving strange when sending mail

When I send an email to somebody I get this dialog: Link to image (I'm a new user) But when I click on "Connection Doctor" and then "Try With Selected Server" it works. How can I fix this?
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How do I delete attachments from mails I sent

In Mountain Lion’s Mail app, I can delete attachments from mails others have sent me, but not from the mails I sent to others. In the mailbox, the messages I have sent are not marked with the small ...
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Large difference in reported free disk space

I have a strange discrepancy in the amount of free disk space that's being reported. The finder says: My iStat Menus says: Which is the same as df -h reports: remco@Prosperpine ~ $ df -h ...
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identify if Filevault is enabled on remote Mac

I need to do remote checks to verify OSX has filevault enabled. When you enable filevault, does it create / change something on the HDD that I can check for on VPN login using my posture assessment ...
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Fast user Switching remains disabled

Even when I unlock the Fast User Switching functionality, using an admin account, the menu remains disabled. What could be causing this? And, how could I solve it?
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Any stock means of inserting a period by pressing the spacebar twice?

I've grown to really appreciate the ability to press space twice on my iOS devices and have a period manually inserted without having to switch keyboards. Though I realize the need isn't quite there ...
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How to find the location of an icon file on OS X?

I am trying to find where the icon file is located for certificates on OS X. This is a picture of what I'm looking for: Do you know where OS X stores the icon for this file?
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Is there an app that can save dual-display window states and automatically save/restore them when I disconnect/reconnect the dual display?

I have a dual-display setup, and I have many open windows on each of my displays. When I disconnect the display and reconnect it, all the windows are positioned on my native display in an unordered ...
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entered wrong password while switching users, now can't switch, log out, or sleep?

I attempted to use the fast user switching menu to switch to a different account on my mac (it's a new Macbook Pro with OS 10.8.2, but I migrated users and settings from my old mac). I misremembered ...
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iPhoto 9.4.2 crashes on startup and reboots MacBook Pro 10.8.2

When I attempt to open iPhoto (9.4.2) on my MacBook Pro (10.8.2) iPhoto crashes and it reboots my laptop. iPhoto will open if I boot the MacBook Pro in safe mode. What could be going wrong?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to immediately focus the search bar in applications (not Spotlight) in Mountain Lion?

If keyboard shortcuts are enabled in gmail, pressing / will focus the search bar from anywhere, so that I can simply type /stuff to search for "stuff" no matter what is currently focused. Is there a ...
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Chrome sometimes doesn't detect two finger swipes in Macbook Air with Mountain Lion

It happens in most of the sites I visit, and it's happend for the last months: two-fingers swipe to go back or forward don't work. However, from time to time, there's some sites in which they work. ...
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How do I rename desktops in Mountain Lion?

It seems that Apple doesn't provide a way to rename desktops from the default "Desktop 1", etc. Renaming desktops would be great for my workflow. Does anyone know how to do this manually or with a ...
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Not Receiving Standard SMS on iMessage for Mac

I have a new Retina Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and an iPhone running 6.0.1. On my iPhone I can send and receive text messages from my email test@example.com and +1 (555) 555-5555. On my phone ...