OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

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Switch from a not-installed Windows partition to Mountain Lion

I tried to install Windows in dual boots (version 4 I think) in my Macbook Pro 10.8. Everything was fine until Windows boot for the first time for it's installation. The operating system was not able ...
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hotkey to switch application

I am running os 10.8.4 and would like to switch between full screen applications that are already open using hotkeys. I can only use cmd + 1 to move to space 1, but cmd + 2 does not work if you have ...
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Multi-monitor: spaces thumbnails on external monitor missing

I've been having the following issue since about two weeks: My external monitor, containing the OS X title bar, does not show the thumbnails for my three spaces when in mission control. My retina's ...
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TextMate/TextWrangler Document Reverts

This happens to me when I'm editing a document (usually a Javascript script) in TextMate (1 and 2) and TextWrangler. I have this document open in another app, and in certain occasions, the document ...
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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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How can I import a .terminal file using the command line?

I'm writing a (Bash) script to automate setting up my Mac environment and would like to do this, except using the command line only. I'd also like to make that theme the default. I have a .terminal ...
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Sudden spike in CPU temperatures

My Macbook Pro 13" early 2011 has been running fairly cool for the last 4 months, about an average of 32-40C. However, within the last few days, the average temp has gone to an average of 45 - 52C, ...
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Time Machine backup of legacy filevault encrypted homedir?

I have recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Given that I don't have a lot of space left on disk, it was not feasible to migrate from Filevault to Filevault 2. I have just noticed ...
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Clicking on folder in iTerm2 opens in web browser instead of Finder

I have iTerm2 v1.0.0.2 and I am correctly able to open folders in my home directory if command-click on them. However I am not able to open folders on my Desktop or Documents if I command-click them, ...
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Slow start up following File Vault 2 Trial on Mountain Lion

I spent a week with file vault 2 running but found the startup time of my 2012 Retina MBP was excessively slow (5+ mins on the grey apple screen after the spinning white thingo stops) along with the ...
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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 ~/Library/...
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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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'Always Trust' wifi network not working

This is more of an annoyance than anything...I have a MacBook Pro (latest Retina 15") and a Mac mini (latest model) both running Mac OS 10.8.4 and whenever I connect to my company's wifi network, 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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Both Safari and Webkit crash on startup

I'm trying to debug a Webkit problem, and I seem to have botched my Safari installation: whenever I try to launch any version of Safari or Webkit, it crashes immediately with an error like this: ...
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using kinect to move cursor on macbook pro

I need help. I have a kinect, and I would like to hook it to my laptop so that my right hand controls the mouse cursor. It's actually for a science fair project, and I don't want functionality for ...
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Missing File in Download stack

I have a file that shows up in my 'Downloads' stack with the filename nMEMp5Qv.exe.part. However, when I open Finder, the file is not in the Downloads folder. Also, I can't delete the file from the ...
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What is the server URL thru which Apple updates occur?

I would like to know what is the URL thru which Apple updates occur. I need this to setup caching for my Squid Proxy server.
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Favorites disappears from sidebar in Finder

Running Mountain Lion 10.8.3 I find that after a recent reboot my Favorites have all disappeared from the sidebar in Finder. Finder > Preferences > Sidebar shows a number of boxes against Favorite ...
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Printers compatible with case sensitive hardened Mountain Lion

For security improvment, I'm running all my MacOS X on case sensitive and journaled file systems (then any ill written program which one day open a file named conf, and the day after try to open it ...
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Boot into Safari-only mode in Mountain Lion?

In Lion, you used to be able to boot into a Safari-only mode. Where did that go in Mountain Lion?
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Change Keyboard Layout on Lock Screen

I've been struggling with the following problem: I am writing something in German during the day, therefore I change my keyboard layout to their QWERTZ style. When I lock the screen or close my MBP ...
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Internet Sharing on Mountain Lion not working

I am trying to share an ethernet connection on a MacBook over Wi-Fi. I enabled Internet Sharing in the Sharing prefpane, When I try to connect using an iPad, the iPad can see the network but cannot ...
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Have Mountain Lion Messages running but hidden from dock?

I use Mountain Lion (10.8.3) Messages exclusively to monitor text messages sent to my cell phone. When I first start my computer or login Messages is hidden (I don't want it in my dock) and if I ...
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How can I designate a default email account in Apple Mail on Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

Opening a new mail to compose currently defaults to the Cloud email. I want to change that default to my Gmail (set up already in Apple Mail). How can I do this?
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How to find cause of repeated reboots?

I have been having issues with my mid-2009 Mac Pro ever since I installed Mountain Lion. First it was intermittent kernel panics; I did some research and found that this is an ML bug that's triggered ...
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Cannot connect to specific website since OSX Mountain Lion install

I just installed Mountain Lion and everything is working pretty well except I can't connect to adobe.com. I can not connect on any of the browsers (firefox, chrome, safari). i can access the website ...
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Why does Mountain Lion keep using the wrong screen saver?

I have my screen saver set to Arabesque. If I move my mouse down to the Screen Saver hot corner, I get Arabesque. If I sit and wait for the screen saver to start automatically, I get Arabesque. But ...
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Use desktop as camera on Mountain Lion

Hopefully this is not too difficult; I have an Elgato Game Capture HD, which I am using to capture an HDMI signal. What I want to do is take either the onscreen capture window or the USB signal into ...
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Charge cycles increase?

This is a bit weird, I've been doing everything to keep the battery health great and that's what i achieved so far. it's going through 99-100%, but the thing is.. those charging cycles thing are ...
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Accessing my old FileVault2 encrypted drive from my new SSD

I'm almost ready to mount my new Crucial M4 SSD into my MBP Unibody13" and move my old HDD into an Optibay caddy. (Finally, thanks to an Amazon's discount..) I would like to install a fresh Mountain ...
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Cannot Save/Edit to Mac Share Using Mountain Lion

The problem: Under Mountain Lion (10.8.3) I cannot create new files or save changes to a particular share, which is running Lion (10.7). I can connect to the shared Mac on my local network (in a ...
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Multiple Apple ID in Messages.app

We use two independent Apple IDs in Messages.app, which I want to keep private. But if I log out of one and log in with the second one within Messages (not the computer itself, but the Apple ID in the ...
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Why is it that I can no longer access some folders in my old time machine backups and how can I get access?

So I recently had IT reformat my Mac OS 10.6 laptop to put a 10.8 image on it. When I first got it back I could still access all folders in my old backups, including the Library folder under my old ...
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Parallels doesn't recognize Windows 8 Bootcamp

I just upgraded my OSX to 10.8.3 and installed Windows 8 via Bootcamp. For some reasons Parallels (8.0.18354) doesn't recognize this Bootcamp partition. It doesn't show up in the Parallels Wizard used ...
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wifi.log disappeared?

I had some trouble with my wifi connection so I figured, I could switch on logging for airport via sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport debug ...
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Trouble sending emails in Apple's Mail Application

I can't send any emails on one of my email accounts in Apple's Mail application even though I can receive emails with this account. My other accounts send and receive. I have no problem sending from ...
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Apps that were active won't launch after crash

im having a really strange problem here. My macbook air running mountain lion locked on me so i held the power button down to restart it. When it restarted, the OS offered to reopen the apps I had ...
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How to show app window

When I change from one running application to another, I no longer see the topmost (or any) window from the new app. I now have to select a window from the menu bar. This is a new and unwelcome ...
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Cannot ping localhost

I have setup a new MacBook Pro retina, things were going well but now I cannot access localhost. $ ping localhost ping: cannot resolve localhost: Unknown host My /etc/hosts file is fine, or at ...
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Finder window resizes by itself

Every time I restart the computer or just Finder app the Macintosh HD folder will be resized to the default size without remember my configuration. Why? Does someone know how to fix this?
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How to replace Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 with Mac Mini Server (Mountain Lion)

Our SBS2003 is basically only managing user IDs (aka Active Directory). Files shares are on a NAS and mail is to soon be on Google Apps. Can I replace SBS2003 with a MountainLion Mac Mini Server to ...
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How to set up multiple PATHs in the user bash_profile in OSX 10.8?

I am looking to set up my laptop for both Python development and Phonegap Android development in OSX 10.8 using Eclipse. I installed the lastest version of Python (3.3) which added the code: # ...
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How to reenable Java Preferences

After installed JDK7, I disabled Java 1.6 in Java Preferences. Then I found the system cannot launch jars by new JDK 1.7, so I want to reenable 1.6, but I cannot relaunch preference again, it told me ...
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Reverse tethering of Android device to OSX over WIFI

or HOW TO Find OSX wifi sharing on an android device I have setup a mac mini (Mountain Lion) with internet sharing to devices using WIFI. My iPhone and iPod both see and can use the connection but ...
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Safari blocks all UK websites?

Suddenly no site in the UK will open in Safari (10.8.2 OS/6.0.2 Safari): BBC.co.uk, virgin.co.uk, apple.co.uk, amazon.co.uk, bobsyeruncle.co.uk, etc - every UK site is unavailable. Safari generates a "...
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Unable to activate mobile account

I am in a dead end. I am trying to settup mobile account on 10.8 Server, with 10.8 clients. So far, I got my Open Directory seted up server.name.private I created a new user in the Users tab, named ...
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Mountain Lion Installation Error

I was helping a friend to do a clean install on his Macbook Pro with the bootable Mountain Lion USB disk (By holding down the option key at boot up and choosing the USB Installer) but I got stuck with ...
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Can Mountain Lion bridge two network adapters for Parallels VM use?

I need bridged networking under Parallels for a VPN from the Windows VM. However, this conflicts with my main OS (Mountain Lion) using the same adapter. I'd be happy to direct the mac to wifi (AirPort)...
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Full screen videos in Chrome suffer a lag

I have an issue concerning full screen videos within the Google Chrome browser. The video lags for a second. Since it is too hard to explain, I captured 16 seconds of video. What could be the cause ...