OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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DNS resolution temporarily failing

Macbook air mid-2012 w/ Mountain Lion. Whenever I wakeup from a long sleep and also on some random moments when it's on, i get DNS resolution failures for every server, with nslookup saying ;; ...
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What are the default QuickLook plugins in /System/Library/QuickLook/ under OS X 10.8?

I want to see if I have any extra .qlgenerator files there, or if I'm missing any. If someone with a recent or (better yet) new clean install could list the files in that folder, OR if anyone knows ...
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MBA has occasional difficulty with campus WPA/WPA2 enterprise wifi network

I'm at the University of Texas, where we have a WPA/WPA2 enterprise wifi network. Much of the time it works great. Other times, it's tricky to connect and stay connected. I can actually force it to ...
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What can be done to troubleshoot or diagnose intermittent VPN connects, and disconnects?

Internal VPN Fails to Connect - Sometimes, but not always. racoon[337] IPSec connecting to server aaa.bbb.cc.dd racoon[337] Connecting. racoon[337] IPSec Phase1 started (Initiated by me). racoon[337] ...
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Folder selection in Finder's column view

I'm running 10.8.4 on a MBA, and I've run into a little inconsistency in Finder's behavior. I have two accounts on my machine, an admin account and a user account. In both accounts I have Finder set ...
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How do I get Mountain Lion Calendar to subscribe to iCloud calendar another user invited me to?

I have been sent an invitation to join another user's calendar. I have previously been sent calendars by this person and have had to view the source code of the e-mail where I found a URL that I ...
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Proxy setup to install Mountain Lion

On my work place and at home I have networks using a proxy. For security reasons (it is correctly filtering most form of web based attacks), I don't want to remove it or to modify an healthy network ...
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Playing videos on VirtualBox MacOs X guest on Ubuntu 13.04 as host

I managed to install Mac OS X Moutain Lion as a VirtualBox guest on Ubuntu 13.04 as host. I need to test a web app which plays HTML5 videos on Safari 6. Unfortunately, I can't play any video on ...
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How To Duck Audio in Logic Pro X

In garageband ducking audio was a one-click operation. However I cannot find how to preform the same action in Logic Pro X.
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Installing Hadoop, Zookeeper, AccumuLo on Mac

EDIT JavaJDK 1.6 Hadoop ZooKeeper AccumuLo Hadoop is starting up and seems to be running fine. Tested the NameNode and JobTracker and they both can be seen in the localhost html page. ZooKeeper ...
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PHP exec() with Mac ports issue

I'm running PHP 5.3 from Mac Ports. I'm seeing some odd behavior with "exec()" that I can't track down. Calling commands that are installed in system-standard directories work, but calling commands ...
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Show all applications using keyboard shortcut

Problem: Show all installed applications in the /Applications folder using keyboard shortcut. Desired solution: Potential utility/tool that runs in the background to show all applications upon ...
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How can I reject sync changes for my OS X Contacts?

I have my OS X Mountain Lion contacts hooked up to synchronize with Google Contacts. Every once in a while, I receive a notice that "Syncing with Google Contacts will change more than 25% of your ...
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Why does Finder search not find my .c files?

My goal is, that the finder search finds .c files that have the search keywords in it. It seems to work for others but not for me: but searching for main doesn't yield any results: What do I ...
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Duplicate archive subfolders with Mail.app

I have a strange problem with Mail and I cannot understand if it's a bug or not. When I archive a message, Mail creates duplicated subfolders. They are called "On my Mac" and they are located under ...
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iMac 27" shutting down during Windows 7 install

I've got a problem with my Mid-2010 iMac 27" where when trying to Bootcamp Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate edition) it simply wont get past the expanding files stage. Despite numerous attempts to use USB and ...
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Applescript - the activate command makes application “half-active”

What I did: Using this link, I created the following Applescript: tell application "System Events" click (first button whose subrole is "AXZoomButton") of (first window whose subrole is ...
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Add more flags to Mail OSX client

Is there any way to add more flags to Mail.app (Mountain Lion 10.8.4)? I have a lot of subprojects, and need more flags.
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How to prevent OSX from resetting multi-monitor setup after sleep?

I have an external Dell monitor connected to my MacBook Pro that runs OSX 10.8.4. My MacBook screen is set as the primary display, the Dell as the secondary. Sometimes after sleep the secondary ...
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Mail.app doesn't show the email body on my MacBook Pro

Sometimes Mail.app doesn't show the body of the mails. It appears just for a second under the sender and the objects but then it disappears. When I close and reopen the App the problem is fixed ...
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Zoom capability gone

I used to be able to hit Ctrl and use mouse wheel to zoom in on pictures, web pages, or whatever. With OS 10.8 the mouse wheel just scrolls up and down pages. Any thoughts on getting the zoom feature ...
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How to completely reinstall an app such as Google Chrome on the Mac?

The short question is: if I have an app (Chrome) that keeps on crashing on app start up, how do I reinstall the app totally so it will run again? (removing the app and download and reinstall won't ...
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How to use a different mirror of macports rather than the offical mirrors?

How to use a different mirror rather than the mirrors in the list? Well, I mean not only download port.tar from other mirror, like the question here, but also download packages from a different ...
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Messages applescript not working under Mountain Lion?

Tried adding an AppleScript to run a specific command when I'm sending or receiving a message in Messages on my server, but for some reason it never seems to get called. Placed it first in ...
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Finder window left border display bug

I see a strange thing on all left borders of Finder windows: The background is 1px moved, and the rounded corner mask fails. I thought it was only me, but I saw this on several computers (iMacs ...
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What's an effective way to proactively spot runaway processes? [duplicate]

Sometimes my Mac ends up with a runaway process; a process that's hogging all the CPU. Often it's Firefox, but I've had a few others recently. Normally I don't spot this for a while until I notice my ...
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How to speed up reading Blu-ray images?

I have unencrypted .iso images of both DVD and BD (don't know how to check the UDF version used). When mounting and copying files off them, BD is around four times slower. Why? How do I speed it up?
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Problem with usb drive in virtualbox

I have a macbook pro and a osx of 10.8.4 in installed on it. I also have VirtualBox 4.2.14 and extension 4.2.14r86644 installed on it. I installed windows8 64bit and now I have problem with usb ...
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Two pane file manager for Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

I recently moved from Linux to Mac, and am missing a two pane file manager. I was thinking about along the lines of midnight commander, krusader (Linux) or total commander (Windows). I installed ...
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Archive script for Mail in Mountain Lion

I found this script on this site: tell application "Mail" selected messages of message viewer 1 move result to mailbox "[Gmail]/All Mail" of account "Gmail" end tell Is there a way to take ...
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Mountain Lion Internet connectivity issue

I am system admin for my department I have recently updated all machines to Mountain lion and I am now getting reports of connection problems , the users lose their connection to the internet yet i ...
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Bootcamp windows drivers downloading stuck

This is my fourth download, Net speed 12MBPS and everytime its stuck at this place. How can fix this. I am running Mountain Lion on 128GB SSD, 8GB Ram with Mid 2010 model.
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How to change mouse speed of the login window?

I prefer a fast tracking speed for mouse on my MacBook.   However, this setting is only good for the logged in user. When I logged out, the mouse is slow again. How can I change the mouse tracking ...
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Better Media Key controls?

I'd like a better way to control iTunes, Rdio and other audio applications on my computer with my media keys. Ideally, this app would allow me to say that the default media keys will always operate ...
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Prevent Mail.app from caching passwords in Keychain

I recently upgraded from 10.7 to 10.8, and noticed a behavior change in Mail.app. Previously, in 10.7, I told it not to save the password to my IMAP account, so every time I quit and restarted I was ...
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Using AppleScript to modify contacts not working

I'm trying to use applescript to clean up various problems a large address book, to large to fix by hand. I've been able to find and observe contacts and groups in AppleScript successfully. However, ...
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XCode repeatedly hangs on launch

I'm new to OSX and running Mountain Lion in a Virtual Box VM. Xcode was running fine and I managed to create a simple Hello World App. I restarted the VM and when I tried to reopen my project Xcode ...
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Enabling AGC logging in OSX 10.7.2?

I'm trying to enable AGC logging in Mountain Lion to the kernel log: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Pastebot Mac software says Disabled in menu

I don't use Pastebot on this computer very often, but it has worked previously without difficulty. Today, the menu shows "Disabled..." in grey text, and Pastebot doesn't allow me to copy & paste ...
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Restoring <= 10.6.8 lid-open Clamshell Mode in Mountain Lion?

In Snow Leopoard and earlier, you could open the lid of your laptop after you had activated clam shell mode and the display would remain inactive until you disconnected the external monitors. In ...
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Create hotkey to open a menubar app?

Is it possible to create a hotkey (or other trigger) that opens a menubar app? I don't mean launch. I mean, cause the menubar app to display its contents. Let's say, for example, I wanted to create ...
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pause download from appstore and shutdown then resume after restarting computer

I am using mountain lion on macbook pro. I want to know if it is posible to pause while downloading xcode from appstore and shutdown my computer, then resume my download from where i paused it when I ...
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Enforcing firewall (native or 3rd-party)

We're currently doing PCI compliance, and one of the requirements is that mobile devices that have access to systems involved in processing card data have personal firewall software installed which ...
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How to install Windows 8 with BootCamp 5 Assistant via USB?

I was able to put Windows 8 setup files on my usb from the installer. Now I just upgraded my machine to Mountain Lion. I have gone through the BC Assistant and it only asks for my Windows CD to be put ...
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Any ideas why my Airport Extreme identifies itself as a Time Capsule in Time Machine?

I recently noticed that Time Machine on both my Macs (Mountain Lion, 10.8.3) seem to think that my Airport Extreme base station (AEBS) + USB hard drive is actually a Time Capsule. Screenshots below. ...
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Macintosh HD missing after failed catalog btree rebuilding

There is an I/O error in the hard disk in my MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion and as I start it up, a progress bar fills up and then it shuts down on its own. I attempted to recover the files in ...
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Notes.app on Mountain Lion: How can I change the default folder view?

I use the Notes app with iCloud. The 'Notes' folder under 'iCloud' is set as my default account under Notes > Default Account > iCloud. This ensures that new notes are created in iCloud instead of on ...
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Shortcut to create/remove desktop in Mac OSX 10.8

To switch desktops, one can use < CTRL >-i or < CTRL >-[< left >< right >]. Are there shortcuts to create and remove desktops? If not, how can I make them?
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How do I remove black rectangles on the desktop screen in os x 10.8?

Shown to the left of the screen, on the middle. Moving a window over it does not remove it, however restarting does. But then they reappear after a while.
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Mac Mini has slowed to an unbearable crawl!

I've read a lot of other questions about speed, but my question does not seem to be answered anywhere. My Mac Mini is running so slow that I cannot see what I am typing. It takes up to 15 seconds to ...