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OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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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 ...
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Time Machine deleting backups from several months ago (but not the oldest)?

During its "Cleanup" phase, Time Machine has recently been deleting backups from several months ago—even though these aren't the oldest backups, and my backup drive isn't full. My backups go back to ...
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Does Mac OS X load average reporting (via top) include processes waiting on IO?

I'm looking at the output of top to view my system's load average. I want to understand whether the load average is reporting processes just waiting for CPU, or whether it's reporting processes that ...
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How to debug and solve an OS X 10.8 kernel panic which appears quite often, sometimes twice a day?

Suddenly my Mac started to have kernel panics, about 1-2 a day. I am running latest OS X 10.8.2 on a 15-inch, Early 2011 MacBook Pro 8GB RAM with Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB, Intel SSD + ...
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How to regain warnings about permanent version storage?

With Preview in Mountain Lion, I carelessly checked the box – [√] Do not show this message again – imagining that the preference was for just one volume. Then realised that the warning (the ...
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How do I change the default font size for reading in Mail 6.0?

How do I change the default font size for reading the body of messages in Mail 6.0? I know that I can use ctrl++, but I want the reading pane to default the body of the message to a larger font ...
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What might be causing Safari 6.0.2 to crash several times a day?

Safari 6.0.2 randomly crashes on me several times a day. Today I checked the console logs after it crashed, and only found this: objc[2339]: Object 0x7f9b7b41cab0 of class NSUserDefaults ...
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How can I easily specify an or-search in Finder?

I wanted to create a smart-search for my R-files, including both files ending in ".r" and ".rmd". Obviously, files can't end in both. This yields only files that satisfy both criteria This yields ...
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Block network with Network Link Conditioner?

Any one know how to block all network traffic with the Network Link Conditioner on Mountain Lion? Here's the custom offline profile I made that's not working. I'm trying to block the network for the ...
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How does Messages work between my Mac and my iPhone?

I thought with Mountain Lion that Messages are shown on both my Mac and iPhone (so I can start a chat on my iPhone and continue it on my Mac). What is weird is that I seem to get an arbitrary set of ...
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Reinstall Mac OS X Mountain Lion before selling a Mac

I want to sell my laptop (Macbook Pro late 2011). I have erased my disk drive but it seems that I cannot reinstall Mac OS without an Apple ID. At the origin my mac was shipped with Lion, I have ...
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What does the secure keyboard entry menu item in Terminal app do?

What does this option in Terminal do? It seems to have no effect on anything.
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Applescript opens new window for everything when run

I have the following code I did for a tweetbot keyboard shortcut to open tweetbot and create a new tweet. on run {input, parameters} activate application "Tweetbot 2" tell application ...
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Cannot write to SMB Share with Terminal OS X 10.8

I am trying to copy some files from my local drive to a SMB share I have set up on my home network using Terminal, but I keep getting this error: fchmod failed: Permission denied The share is set ...
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How to create a recovery disk after using the up-to-date program?

I used the Up-to-Date program to update OSX to Mountain Lion. Now I'd like to create a recovery disk, but I can't use the same code to redeem installation package, and from the Apple Store it seems ...
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Open Safari in a new window from Dock?

Is there a way I can open Safari in a new window directly from dock ? For example, CMD + Safari on dock reveals the application in Finder. Is there another key combination that can open a new window ? ...
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White on black in TextEdit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Default background color in Textedit Is there any way to get text displayed in white and the background be black in TextEdit in plain text mode?
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Is it easy to mount my Time Capsule after a clean install (without any restore) so that I can copy individual files from it?

People say it is possible but I am suspicious. I want to clean install and start fresh with nothing. Then I can access my Time Capsule that has my backup and copy any files I want. How easy or ...
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What software can replace AppleWorks on a new Mac?

I just purchased a new Mac Mini, replacing an ancient iMac with AppleWorks. I use that software for email, web-browsing, word processing, spreadsheets and an occasional database. Is there a package ...
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messages disappeared from some mailboxes and smart mailboxes following removal of an account from Mail

I upgraded to Mountain Lion recently. My email changed as well. I used to have my 40K emails in different mailboxes and now I realize that the new way to do so is with 'smart mailboxes' (I actually ...
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How do I erase an encrypted TimeMachine drive on Mountain Lion if I've forgotten the password?

My question is similar to this question. I have a USB drive that contains an old encrypted backup. I don't remember the password and don't care about loosing the backup - I just want to be able to use ...
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How to compile gcc-4.0 on Mountain Lion?

So far I've successfully launched the configure, but when I type make, I get the following error, after some time (there's a lot which compile successfully): ld: unknown/unsupported architecture ...
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Disable all Notification Center sounds?

I know it's possible to turn off sound alerts app-by-app in notification center, but is there a way to turn them off altogether. I hate all system sounds!
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How do you fix an app icon that got associated with a file type in spotlight?

When I try and search for something using spotlight, all application results show the .c file extension icon instead of the actual app icon you would expect to see for FireFox, Safari, Mail etc. Very ...
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Reminders going off at the wrong time

I have a daily reminder that is set to trigger at 3am. However, they seem to be triggering around 10pm on both my Macbook, my iPhone, and my iPad. Why? How can I stop this?
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Automatically resume Transmission torrents

Is there a way to make Transmission on OS X automatically resume seeding/downloading when it's launched?
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cannot download Safari 6.0.2 update from App Store on ML [closed]

As by the title! I have an update notification: Safari 6.0.2 Safari 6.0.2 is recommended for all users running Mountain Lion v10.8.2 and includes security updates. For more information, please ...
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How do I auto-mount a SMB share on OS X 10.8? [duplicate]

How do I auto-mount a SMB share on OS X ? I know how to mount it using GUI: Cmd-K on Finder but I want a solution that would restore them after reboot/relogin. This questions applies to latest OS X, ...
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How can I automate window arrangement?

I know and have been reading a few ideas about how to "import" the features of xmonad/tiling window managers in OSX. I don't care much about the X11/Xquartz windows, but about conventional OSX ...
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computer sleeps, then crashes later

For the past several weeks, this has been happening. I put the computer to sleep at night, and when I wake the computer up the next morning, my computer has restarted itself. There's a "Problem ...
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Ip blocked since I updated my Mac to Mountain Lion

Since I've upgraded my mac from lion to mountain lion, the ip 5.9.31.48 (api.shellycloud.com) appear to be down (ping said that "Host is down"). So I think that there is somewhere a firewall rule that ...