OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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Notification Center: Sparrow notifications not removed automatically

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, Sparrow (email client) places notifcations in Notification Center. I'm happy enough with that but when I read the email in Sparrow, the notification remains in ...
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can't sync Calendar events from Mac to iPhone

Mac running OS X 10.8.1, and iPhone 4 running 5.1.1. Since upgrading to OS X 10.8.1 from 10.7.4, I can't sync Calendar events from the Mac to the iPhone. The opposite direction works just fine. I am ...
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How can Mountain Lion be prevented from reorganizing app layout in Launch Pad?

I organize my 100+ apps in a very particular order, only to find out that a few days later they are completely out of order. Imagine your iPad or iPhone doing that - would be very annoying. Is this ...
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How to get installers not to hang on “Waiting for other installations to complete…”?

As I got a new computer recently, I've been trying to get back the stuff that I need for work. However, a few applications (Hotspot Shield is one of them) that requires an installer to install it ...
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How to move Keychain from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion?

I am trying to move keychain database from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. I can't find the place of keychain in Mountain Lion anymore. Even if I will find that keychain file location: Will it be ...
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How to recover 'Reminders' wiped out by Mountain Lion?

I had a large list of reminders in OSX (Mountain Lion) sync'd to iCloud (i.e. my iPhone). While editing the list on the Mac and trying to delete (not 'checkbox') one work item, I accidentally deleted ...
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How long before Standby/Deep sleep mode is activated?

I recently learned that I can modify the time at which Standby mode is activated automatically when the laptop is sleeping. However, I would like to know the default value before changing anything. ...
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How can I create a backup disk image of a MacBook before I start the first-run process?

Is there any way to create an image of a brand new "unconfigured" MacBook? I want to get an image of this box before the OS installs just in case I have any issues.
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Messages AIM account regularly stops working

I have set up iChat with different accounts: Facebook Jabber, Google Jabber, iCloud and an AIM account coming from MobileMe. My AIM account regularly stops working where Messages will indefinitely ...
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Xcode 4.4.1 version not recognized in Macports?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I noticed that I can't install ports via Macports. I get the following error: Error: The installed version of Xcode (3.2.6) is too old to use on the installed OS ...
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How do I use the Logitech Webcam 9000 on my Macbook Pro?

I have OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installed on my Macbook Pro. I want to use my Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 webcam with it, but Logitech does not include drivers for OS X. I need an camera that is not on ...
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Does the Programmer's Dvorak keyboard layout work on Mountain Lion?

I see that Mountain Lion has come preinstalled with 4 versions of the Dvorak keyboard layout. I do not think these versions are "Programmer's Dvorak." I found a version of this layout here: ...
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Mountain Lion Figlet through MacPorts error?

I've just installed Mountain Lion, Xcode 4.4.1 + command line tools, and MacPorts for ML. It's working for other packages but I can't get figlet to install. When I use sudo port install figlet in ...
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QuickTime Screen + Audio Capture

I'm using Retina Macbook Pro running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Is it possible to use QuickTime to capture both audio and screen ? If not, what are the free apps that can do it? P.S. A lot of the times ...
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Macbook pro retina setting resolution to 2880 restored to 1440 after restart system

System is Mountain Lion, these steps will reproduce the problem: Select a primary resolution in System Preferences pannel, Displays. Select the 'Best for Retina display' (Other resolution in this ...
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How can I diagnose why I can no longer access certain sites on certain networks since I upgraded to Mountain Lion?

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, I can no longer see certain sites, when connected to certain networks. I have a 2011 15" MacBook Pro (Quad-Core i7) which came with Lion (actually I think it came ...
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Moving Application to other folder

I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Now when I open my application folder via the Dock there are different programs present, e.g. Automator, which I moved to the "Utilities" sub-folder ...
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Contextual Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut for a contextual menu item and if so, how? I'm not sure if this functionality was available in Lion, but if it wasn't, maybe it is in Mountain Lion.
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What to do when having I/O (kernel panic) errors with Samsung 830 SSD on a mid 2009 MacBook Pro?

I am trying to upgrade my mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro with a Samsung 830 SSD but I am experiencing a lot of issues. The issues starts at installation time, when I sometimes get a kernel panic when I try ...
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How to style notifications in Mountain Lion?

Growl notifications can be styled using css. Has anyone made any inroads on styling the notifications in Notification Center in Mountain Lion?
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How does data get “imported” into ML's new features?

I'm a little concerned about upgrading to Mountain Lion right now because I'm not sure how some of the data I have on my machine will get shoehorned into Mountain Lion's new apps and features. Does ...
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How to allow users to reset passwords in Time Capsule accounts?

I have a Time Capsule that I share with others in the office. I control the base station and create accounts for others to backup their machines with Time Machine i.e., using Airport Utility > ...
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How to fix slow Remote Desktop To Windows 7 PC?

I'm using Remote Desktop for Mac on my base Retina MBP. Remote Desktop is incredibly slow for connecting to my Windows 7 PC. Why is to so slow? Are there other alternatives that will work faster?
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How to I block a yahoo contact that is spamming me in Messages application?

How to I block a Yahoo messenger contact that is spamming me in Messages application? I tried Buddied > Remove buddy but it has not effect. Do I really have to install the 💩 Yahoo! client in ...
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Dock is semi-functional after Mountain Lion upgrade

So I updated to Mountain Lion recently, and as far as I can tell everything has been great. Except that Dock doesn’t really function as it is supposed to. It shows up, but when I launch an application ...
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How to repair documents that display the “The document xxx.pages could not be opened” error when opened in Pages?

I recently did a clean Mountain Lion install, after which I restored some important Pages documents from a backup HD. Now, when I try to open these documents in Pages, I get the following error: ...
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Advised setup for: Parallels, Time Machine, Security, Windows 7, and MS Visual Studio 2010

I just bought the latest MacBook Air 13". I run Parallels with Windows 7, but I'm running out of disk space quickly. So, I'm now considering moving the VM to an external hard drive. With that I want ...
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Trackbar Gesture for Mission Control / Spaces: Two fingers + click

Up until Snow Leopard I was using a simple shortcut to navigate through Spaces (Desktops). Two fingers plus click would present Spaces and allow me to select desktop and/or window effortlessly. So my ...
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After upgrading Mac mini to Mountain Lion, the display is not working

I had my Mac mini connected to a TV using VGA (with the mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter) running fine. After upgrading to Mountain Lion it simply doesn't work anymore. I wasn't using any software ...
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Will a 32 bit intel app run on Mountain Lion?

I have Lion, running on a 64 bit kernel $ uname -a Darwin dyn1158-144.insecure.ic.ac.uk 11.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.0: Mon Apr 9 19:32:15 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.26.8~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 ...
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No Sites Folder in Mountain Lion after Upgrade

After i upgraded Mountain Lion on my MacBook Air, i haven't any Sites folder in my home-folder. On my Mac Mini there is still my Sites folder with all my local sites in it. How do i get it ...
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How to decide what to store in iCloud

For Mac OS X, what criteria should I use to decide whether to store a document or file in iCloud or on my local machine? What are the tradeoffs and considerations to be most aware of?
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Manually Add Twitter Account in Contacts.app in Mountain Lion

With Mountain Lion providing integration it is possible to have a contact's twitter username listed as a part of the contact. I don't see any way to manually do this before an account has already been ...
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Has Mountain Lion helped take advantage of multiple displays?

after using Lion I was frustrated by the lack of multiple display integration it had. When I swiped between spaces, the secondary display served no purpose but to display that gray linen pattern that ...
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How can I disable the tweet sound when using Click to Tweet in Notification Center?

I really like being able to send tweets on Twitter from Notification Center, but I can live without the sound that plays when you click Send. Is there a way to disable or customize the tweet sound?
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Is iCloud email address different from me.com address?

I have a me.com address that works on my iPad and on my Mac. However, I am trying to set up iCloud to sync all of my devices on my Mac using the instructions found here, ...
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rMBP Doesn't Wake Up From Sleep After Upgrading to ML

It is the second time that my rMBP doesn't wake up from sleep. The only application that I've recently installed are Alferd and BetterTouchTool - Could it have something to do with that? In addition ...
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Mountain Lion on Intel Core 2 duo (2009 macbook pro)

has anyone tested the new Mountain Lion on a 2008/2009 macbook?(aluminium) I've heard that with Lion some problems occured like mac becomes slow, battery life is halved etc. I'd like to know specific ...
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What is assistantd?

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion and installed OS X Server, I keep getting prompts for my Keychain password from a process called assistantd. I'm pretty sure that it's an OS X process, but ...
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In the past, how long have Up-to-date OS upgrades taken to arrive?

I've bought a Macbook Pro Retina display before Mountain Lion was released. I have signed up for a copy of Mountain Lion for free, as promised by Apple if you purchase an Apple computer after June 11, ...
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streaming a full screen app or a screen space on apple TV [closed]

I would like to see if there is a possibility of streaming a full screen app or a space onto Apple TV with MacOS mountain lion. The implication of this is that I could stream for example a tech talk ...
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Has anyone found a download for a Mountain Lion resembling Dock theme?

Mountain Lion has a SWEET new Dock look that I'd love to replicate into my Lion install. Has anyone found a download link for any kind of fan art resembling it accurately, yet?
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Terminal 3 failed password attempts

I've got a really funny issue with my Mac at the moment. I was using a sudo command and it rejected my password 3 times (I double checked and the password was correct) but now I can't do anything as ...
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Mountain Lion — Finder always freezing

I'm on 10.8.2. Finder always freezes. I have way more CPU and memory than this OS needs. It's only Finder. CPU usage spikes, spinning beachball, the whole thing. I cleared all my caches, disabled ...
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MySQL fails to start at restart after Yosemite update

I have MySQL installed. When I had the previous version, it used to start after boot automatically. This is not the case after I updated to Yosemite. In System Preferences there is an icon for MySQL ...
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Trouble installing OS X Yosemite (using bootable USB) onto MBP'12 w/ wiped HD

I erased the disk on a MBP ’12 running Mountain Lion before upgrading to Yosemite. So I erased the “Macintosh HD” using Disk Utility and now I’m at the “OS X Utilities” front-window in recovery mode. ...
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Can I mount an external NTFS drive as writable when running the install DVD?

I have an old Macbook Pro on which I'd like to try Mavericks. Before doing so I want to make a back-up of my current Mac OS X install (10.6.8). I will use the disk utility option (and not the time ...
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Why am I unable to download Mavericks from the App Store? [duplicate]

I am running Mountain Lion. But unfortunately, I'm having trouble downloading Mavericks Installer from the App Store. Here is what happens: I search for Mavericks in the App Store, it shows ...
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Getting rid of “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer” message at startup

I have a couple of disks in Windows software mirroring RAID in my system, and when OS X (Mountain Lion) loads, the same message pops up (twice) each time: The disk you inserted was not readable by ...
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Get rid of WW8Num* list styles upon exporting from Pages?

Context: MacOS X 10.8.5 Pages ’09 From Pages upon exporting a file to a .doc format, I get a file with more than 20 new list styles with names of the form: WW8Num* These list styles ...