OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Takes a long time for my macbook pro to wake from sleep

Ever since I first started using my brand new Macbook pro (mountain lion, 10.8.2) it has taken a long time for it to wake up from sleep (several minutes). When I open the macbook it first shows a ...
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iPhoto crashes at launch?

Whenever I open iPhoto, I get this error : Any idea how to fix this ? Error log : Process: iPhoto [52263] Path: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto Identifier: ...
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Set preview.app to default to “content only” view

Is there any way to make (Mountain Lion) Preview's default view 'content only'?
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Cloning an image from MacBook Air to MacBook Pro

I am getting a mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I currently have a mid-2011 11" MacBook Air. I will be purchasing a Crucial M4 512GB SSD for the Pro and I want to clone my existing Air's HDD before I give ...
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How to change preference pane unlock dialog language?

During the Mountain Lion installation I have selected the English language as the system language. However, the dialog asking for my password – that appears when you need to install an application, or ...
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How can I control a Mac through TS-Gateway?

I have a new Mac at the office. We have a pretty closed off firewall here but we allow people to work remotely through a TS-Gateway using RDP. For a client I use iTap as it supports the gateway very ...
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Permission denied error when opening Terminal

I'm using a clean install of 10.8. I wanted to add a couple of directories to my path. I tried adding them to /etc/paths using sudo vim /etc/paths Now when I open a terminal window I see this: ...
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How to disable Gatekeeper alerts on opening text files synced with Dropbox?

I use WriteRoom to create and edit text files on the Mac (10.8.2). I keep these files in my DropBox (v1.6.14) folder so that they're synced to the cloud and can be edited on my iOS devices and other ...
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Mac Frequent SSL errors when trying to reach google.com

On my mac, I often try to go to Google.com and chrome gives me an error: "You attempted to reach www.google.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as www.apple.com. This may ...
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Stop App Store prompting for specific system update

I have a Brother MFC printer, and installed the latest drivers from the Brother website. All is good, everything works. The App Store now prompts me that there is an update available: Brother Printer ...
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Are the iLife install discs still compatible with Mountain Lion?

I'm about to install Mountain Lion to my Macbook Pro. But before I go for an upgrade, I've search some information about the Mountain Lion. Some says that their iLife was removed after upgrading. I'm ...
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How can I change the view options for all subfolders at once?

I want to adjust the view options of a folder and all of its subfolders, the end result being that they have identical view options. I'm not sure where to start with this. I normally launch View ...
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Can I use setup assistant to move files to a Mac with a newer OS?

I would like to migrate all my accounts, settings and applications from a OSX 10.7 Lion Mac Pro to a brand new OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion iMac. Would Setup Assistant be able to move my files to a newer ...
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What is causing this kernel panic?

nterval Since Last Panic Report: 835635 sec Panics Since Last Report: 3 Anonymous UUID: FE016DAD-F74D-CFED-FEBF-38D3994B54B5 Fri Jan 11 19:09:31 2013 panic(cpu 0 caller ...
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killing httpd spawns new processes

In short, I need to kill all httpd processes so I can run a particular program. When I go to Activity Monitor and Quit all of the httpd processes, a new one is immediately spawned. I'm not sure what ...
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Can't I resize my existing partition?

I tried installing Win 7 into my Mac so I can dual boot and use Win 7 but then again changed my mind about it but i have already partitioned a separate drive for windows. I deleted it and tried ...
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Mountain Lion - Flash sluggish, spinning beachballs etc

I upgraded from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion 10.8, and then to 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. I only have a few installed applications (Photoshop and Microsoft Office), VLC movie player and ...