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Logitech C615 on Macbook Air (Mac OSX 10.8.2)

I have been looking into buying a web cam to serve as a document camera. I have read a lot of conflicting reviews on the Logitech C615. Does anyone know if the webcam is compatible with my OS?
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Birthdays a day early in Calendar on Mountain Lion

On my Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) all the birthdays from the "Birthdays" calendar are showing a day early in Calendar. E.g. When I browse to contact Joe Bloggs in Contacts it ...
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Is there a way to split the Cmd-Tab app list onto multiple rows?

Is there an app/program for OS X that will "split" the list of open apps that appears when you hit ⌘-tab into multiple rows? This is the default behaviour for Windows 7 and it's really quite useful ...
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Fresh Install of Mountain Lion on MacBook Pro Retina that upgraded via a voucher

I want to do a fresh install of Mountain Lion. I bought my MackBook Pro before Mountain Lion was out. Later I got my free download voucher and used it to upgrade. Now I want to do a fresh install, but ...
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MacBook Air reduces free space from 7GB to 1GB in after a few houres

I am using a Macbook Air with a 64GB HDD and Mountain Lion installed on it. When I reboot my Air, it shows that I have 7GB free disk space. But after a couple of hours, the system says my disk is ...
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About this Mac shows wrong graphics on Macbook pro 15" late 2011

When I check out the Graphics on 'About this Mac' it says that it is using the Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB even if I also have an AMD Radeon HD 6750M. Also when i click on 'Displays'-tab, i see the ...
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“No Devices Syncing” in menu bar

Previously in the menu bar when I click on the "Refresh" icon it use to say Sync Now and now it says No Devices Syncing. Is this feature now obsolete due to MobileMe not available anymore?
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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 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 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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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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Derive the launchd config plist based on a launch label

When I list the currently running services, I see a service I'd like to remove: % launchctl list | grep -i spotify - 13 com.spotify.webhelper Launchctl allows me to stop it via launchctl stop ...
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Time Machine External Backup Disk Icon

I bought a new external hard drive to use with Time Machine: The Western Digital "My Passport for Mac" 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive. This is the second hard drive Time Machine uses, the first one being ...
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I just upgraded to Mountain Lion. Now I can't share files with the Snow Leopard on my network

Before the upgrade, I could pull files from the other laptop on to mine with apple file sharing. Now I can't see any machines in the network view. How can I pull files from the Snow Leopard laptop ...
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Keyboard and Mouse freeze after deep sleep (Mountain Lion)

I got a mid 2011 MacBook Air 13.6" and its keyboard and mouse freezes very often after I leave it in sleep mode for some time and it wakes up. Only the power key and the lid detector are still ...
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NAS Streaming Performance

I recently bought a NAS drive (WD Personal Cloud) and it seems great - for everything but streaming video, it is very quick. However, when playing video files (480 and 720p) despite there being no ...
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Moving individual specific applications from Leopard to Mountain Lion

I'm moving from an old 2007 MBP running Leopard OS X 10.5.8 to a new MBP running OS X 10.8.2 and I want to keep the new system as clean as possible. Therefore, I chose not to use the Migration ...
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Access denied when creating a Python file?

I'm trying to compile a file using Python and I receive this message: error: could not create '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/7.3/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tulip': Permission denied ...
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Waking up rMBP via Keyboard Attached to TB Display Doesn't Work

rMBP has 10.8.2 installed. Both TB display and rMBP are brand new as of last a few days ago. I've got a USB mouse and keyboard (wired) plugged into the TB display. The TB display is hooked up to the ...
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Is there any way in mountain lion to change copy paste shortcut keys?

I am using a mac and I use parallels as i need to use windows as well. One thing that keeps bugging me is that on windows i use Control+C and on mountain lion i have to use Command+C. Is there ...
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iPhoto problem after upgrading to Mountain Lion

I had an iMac running Snow Leopard. When I upgraded to Lion, iPhoto didn't recognize the photo database and I spent a year organizing it again. The error message I received was something like: "iPhoto ...
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“Cycle Through Windows” Menu Item is Missing

I recently noticed that the normal cycle through windows command was not working in many of my applications — Terminal is about the only one left that would work. I went to go check, and the Cycle ...
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Pop-ups in Chrome Cause Mountain Lion to Switch Spaces

I have 5 spaces. I assigned Chrome to Space 2. When I encounter a pop-up in Chrome, Mountain Lion automatically switches to Space 3 and prevents me from switching back to Space 2. I'm forced to quit ...
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How can I keep my Mountain Lion MacBook Pro display at maximum brightness?

I have periodically noticed that my display has been a bit dim, and have brought it up to maximum brightness... only later to find that my display was about halfway on brightness. I can't rule out a ...
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Can't remote into Mac mini

I have a MacBook Pro and a Mac mini, both running Mountain Lion. This problem, however, started when I had Lion. I can remote in to my MacBook Pro just fine from my iPhone and iPad. But I can't remote ...
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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?