OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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What is rollbackBackupDirectory for?

I recently found this folder in my /Applications folder. Anyone have any idea what it is for or what does it do?
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Need a rule to set archived incoming e-mails as read

This question was asked before, but the answer was just to use Mail 6.x with Mountain Lion -- and that's not working for me. The question is: I have a Mail.app rule that copies certain incoming ...
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How to have multiple names in Apple Mail?

In Mail.app I can send e-mails on behalf of different mail addresses. It looks like this: I've achieved this by inputting multiple e-mail addresses separated by a comma in the Email Address field of ...
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How do I check if my son has accessed my computer at 2:00 AM?

When I opened my Finder this morning, it said that Google Chrome had been accessed and edited at 2:01 AM. I suspect that my son has woken up and done something on my computer in the middle of the ...
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Secondary group membership

I have two systems accessing a NAS (Isilon), with local user authentication. On first system (actually two systems with same OSX) running Lion (OSX10.7.5) I used following command: dscl . -append ...
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Installing OS X on new SSD with 10.8 found online

Since I had lost the cds that came with my MBP (late 2010/11 model - 10.6 OSX CDS) I couldnt continue with my OSX installation. I asked apple about purchasing the CDS but it would take for them to ...
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OS X Maverick - my flagged e-mails just went out of the box to the Inbox

I recently upgraded the OS when the free offering of OS 10.9 - Maverick showed up as an update. And fittingly, my computer just had a glitch - it went Maverick. The issue is this: I had about 30 ...
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Workspaces not switching automatically

Despite the fact that I have told mission control under 10.8 to spaces when switching applications(to the key window), it does not appear to work. In fact the only time spaces works is when I tell it ...
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Encrypt Time Machine backup images, not entire drive?

I have multiple Macs (for multiple users) backing up to a single Time Capsule over our network with an external USB drive connected. In the case of the backups saved to the external drive, they're all ...
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Terminal wraps at 80 chars even if window is wider

Problem description If I increase the width of a Terminal version 2.3 (309) window, and then use less (or some command invoking less, like man) in that window, I often get garbled output, since the ...
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3rd party apps won't load in os x 10.8.5

Today none of my 3rd party apps (quickbooks2012, pixelmator, transmit, firefox, etc) would not load. I would get one bounce on the icon and nothing more, no error msg or anything. The apps are on an ...
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What are disks “MadRiver5M993.iPhone”, “ Bittersweet6M149.iPh…” as shown by “diskutil list”

When I type diskutil list, I see disks I don't recognise: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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Software recommendation for equivalence to MS Access [closed]

I am looking for an equivalent product to access. I have looked for this before, and have not been impressed with the would-be contenders. It has to have quick and dirty form layout and report ...
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Autokey NTP client?

What's a reasonably short path to getting OS X to be an NTP client of an NTP server, using autokey? I tried adding the server's public keyfile (iffpar) and the appropriate commands in ntp.conf in the ...
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Mac Pro running MySQL: Error 2013 Error 32

This is mysql running on an Mountain Lion OS X with server.app v2 that set up the server. We suddenly have an issue where only one of anything can seem to connect to mysql at anytime. The problem ...
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How to make Mac shut down when fully charged?

Since I have heard that keeping on the charger plugged while the battery is at 100% will degrade battery life, I would like to find a way to make the Mac switch off by itself when it reaches 100%. ...
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How do I navigate through Dashboard widgets using keyboard (Mountain Lion)?

When on the Dashboard, is there a way to move from one widget to another using the keyboard? For now, I have used my mouse to change the active widget on the Dashboard. It would be more convenient ...
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Junk mail doesn't get automatically deleted

This is happening with Mail.app 6.6 on OS X 10.8.5, but has been going on for a few OS X versions. In Mail.app, my account settings specify to delete junk mail after one day. Except it never gets ...
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Why does my 10.8.5 OS X not recognize my iPod when I plug it in?

Just today, I plugged in my iPod Classic (bought recently; 160 GB), and it doesn't charge or show up in iTunes. Its screen turns on though. I have OS X 10.8.5, and the latest iTunes on a MacPro 2008. ...
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Mac OS X Speech Won't Work

Let's say i'm reading a book online. I wouldn't want to read i would use the Speech Feature by Apple. I open Safari, read a book, I select all using CMD+A and i right click and start the speech. I ...
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Transform Parallels Windows disk in native Windows, bootable with Bootcamp

I use Parallels 8 to run Windows 7 in my MacBook with Mountain Lion. But I'd like to have Windows running natively in my Mac. I don't want to start again with a clean Windows installation, and ...
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Double clicking the title bar hides the app. How do I make it “zoom” like the green button? / Maximize

I'm a windows user who is sub consciously trained to double click the title bar of an app that I am "active" in to make it fit and align in the screen better. I don't want it to fill the entire ...
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The minimize icon is gray

It happens sometimes that the yellow circle in the top left of the windows, for minimizing, becomes gray for some windows. In particular it is gray for Finder, Safari, Calendar, iTerm2, Xchat Azure, ...
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Software recommendation: Command line network analyser that shows owning process

I'm looking for something that is a mix of tcpdump, lsof, and netstat. I want to be able to filter like tcpdump, but have an additional column showing the process ID. At the end I'd like to be able ...
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How do I remove Wondershare Video Converter from MacBook Air Mountain Lion?

I have changed my mind about this app but when I try to remove it by dragging it to the trash and then try to empty the trash I get a message that the trash can not be emptied because the program is ...
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Automatically Add to iTunes Folder Broken?

I help to run an internet based, community radio station that uses almost entirely built in Mac OS X components. In order to flesh out our schedule, we record and then import locally produced shows ...
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Lion to Mavericks = iMail Fail

Currently have OSX Lion 10.7.5 and everything is hunky dory. I upgraded to Mavericks when it first came out and my iMail for work will NOT accept my pswd. Figured I'd restore to my Lion and ...
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Random Signal Strength Drops

I have a Macbook Air (Mid-2011) at home and a Verizon Actiontec MI424WR Rev. I router. Recently, I noticed that the internet got slower for about 10 sec. and went back to normal. I then opened Wifi ...
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Can't move message with keyboard to favorite folder with Apple Mail?

I'm trying to use the shortcuts in Apple Mail in Mountain Lion to move a message to a favorite folder but it doesn't work. I'm using the ctrl+command+2 combo for example and Mail sends me in this ...
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Compose Message Shortcut

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open Notification Center and begin an iMessage as seen below?
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How to reduce the RAM usage by run_kernel in MACBook pro

run_kernel is using upto 1gb of ram in macbook pro.Please help
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Cannot erase and reformat Mt Lion on Mac Book Pro

I am trying to erase and reformat my mac book pro. It has mt lion installed already. I have a usb w mt lion ready to go. When I go through the erase steps in the disk utility, the erase button ...
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Unable to install R-2.11.1.pkg and up to R-3.0.2 in Mac OSX 10.8.5

I have an iMac 2013 with a Fusion Drive and OSX 10.8.5. No plans to migrate to Mavericks yet. I have had issues also with x11 that I've solved with a "direct" install: installer -pkg ...
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How to properly setup sleep mode?

Recently upgraded to Mavericks and faced one problem: my mac book pro mid 11 goes to sleep after some time... I set that monitor would go off after a minute and hdd never, that if i leave my pc at ...
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Shortcut to Eclipse in /Applications

I just downloaded Eclipse for OS X. I managed to run it, but I want to put it directly in /Applications: I don't want to place the eclipse folder, which has inside it the Eclipse.app, inside ...
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I've lost a lot of my accessory windows from some random app install

To start: I'm a software dev much more comfortable on Windows than OSX. I've tinkered with things like homebrew (which is where I think I started my issue) and I'm not 100% familiar with what I may ...
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Bad sort order in file picker, correct in Finder

Say I download a bunch of random files in Safari for upload to some other website. The files automatically end up in my Downloads folder, so it would make sense to sort the files by Date Added so the ...
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Reinstall Mountain Lion on an older mac

I bought a new mac and want to sell my old one. It came with Snow Leopard but I upgraded a few times since I bought it. I have deauthorized, reformatted and reinstalled OS X on my mac following the ...
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Must I log in upon connecting to a computer via VNC?

Can I turn off logging into a computer after connecting via VNC if I have a password set for connecting to the VNC server itself? will I need to enter a password somewhere before connecting?
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Safari saves random files to Desktop in Mountain Lion

Sometimes, when I leave Safari (6.0.5) and look at my desktop, I find random files on it. These are always in the form of a *.textClipping file, or in the case of images, the original filename and ...
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Problem while trying to export iTunes library to an xml file (on OS X 10.8, iTunes 11.1.3)

Short version: When I try to export iTunes library to an xml file, iTunes creates a temporary file (called iTunes export.tmp) and it quickly disappears and I don't get any xml file... Long version: I ...
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How to restore /dev/rdisk1?

Accidentally when installing third-party distribution on to the stick I mixed up paths and instead of /dev/rdisk2 used /dev/rdisk1 and now my OS X do not load. Is it possible somehow to restore boot? ...
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Is it possible to reset FileVault password in recovery mode?

I have problems with my startup volume, and it's encrypted with FileVault. I don't remember the pasword, but have the recovery key. Is it possible to reset the password?
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How to reset OS X 10.8 to boot?

I ran the dd command on /dev/rdisk1 and now OS X is not starting. Is it possible to recover the OS? I have access to recovery mode, but Disk Utility says that the disk is fine.
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preview highlight shape

I am using 10.8.5 with Preview V 6.0.1(765.6). When I use Tools->Annotate->Highlight Text to select texts in order to highlight them, I expect it to be a rectangle region. But it is not, see the ...
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How can I go back to Mountain Lion from Mavericks [duplicate]

My question it simple: How can I go back to Mountain Lion from Mavericks? My iMac (late 2010, Processor 3.4 GHz Core i7, Memory 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3) became EXTREMELY slow with Mavericks - It was great ...
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Accented characters: hold and select has stopped working

Somehow my "press and hold" for accented characters has ceased to function. How can I re-enable that? Example of how it used to work is in How to add characters to the press and hold character ...
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Opening a CBR with Archive Utility; avoiding cpgz/zip loop

I'd like to use Archive Utility (the built-in OSX archive tool) to decompress some .cbz and .cbr files. Unfortunately, Archive Utility doesn't seem to recognize .cbz or .cbr as a zipped file, so if I ...
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Problem with Apple ID while installing Mountain Lion

I have been having problems installing Mountain Lion for a while now. First, it was with my Apple ID, which I created myself, and during the installation process, I got an error saying that my Apple ...
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Mail 6.6 shows some messages without body text, hangs when text is finally loaded

I have coupled my Gmail account with Mail.app on Mountain Lion. Sometimes I search for old messages, only to find out that the message is there, but without any content. Checking the raw source also ...