OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

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Remove full name from login window

In Mountain Lion, my full name is displayed at the bottom of the log in menu. As I want to sell my computer, I was wondering if there is a way to hide this? (it's the only place that you can see it as ...
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Cannot boot recorvery

I am trying to re-install our Mac Mini. Looking around Apple's website, it seems the Recovery Disk Assistant is the way to do it. I have followed the instructions for the OSX Recovery Disk Assistant ...
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Can I mount an external NTFS drive as writable when running the install DVD?

I have an old Macbook Pro on which I'd like to try Mavericks. Before doing so I want to make a back-up of my current Mac OS X install (10.6.8). I will use the disk utility option (and not the time ...
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Gatekeeper Configuration Data 14.0

I recently received Gatekeeper Configuration Data 14.0 installed automatically without any notice on my MBP, it's not shown on the normal "Software Update" list. But can be found via Apple > About ...
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Why is the “Word of the Day” screensaver giving me false information?

I'm using the "Word of the Day" screensaver under OSX 10.8. It says "Press the D key to see more.", however hitting the D, or any other key, instead brings up the password screen used to terminate ...
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Why am I unable to download Mavericks from the App Store? [duplicate]

I am running Mountain Lion. But unfortunately, I'm having trouble downloading Mavericks Installer from the App Store. Here is what happens: I search for Mavericks in the App Store, it shows Mavericks....
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User's home folder path displaying problem

Let's say the name of my current account is johndoe. Open Finder Preferences, and set "New Finder window show" to johndoe, and add it to sidebar. Then each time opening up Finder after a reboot or ...
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Getting rid of “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer” message at startup

I have a couple of disks in Windows software mirroring RAID in my system, and when OS X (Mountain Lion) loads, the same message pops up (twice) each time: The disk you inserted was not readable by ...
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How to get 'favorites' to display in finder…?

I used to have several favorites in the sidebar of the finder window, but today they are gone. I cannot drag folders into the sidebar, and I can't display the ones available to choose from in ...
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OS X keeps rebooting by itself

This is a bit weird to start since I work at a AAAC and should at least be able to pinpoint a cause, but: I have been having this issue for at least a year It spawns three different machines and ...
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Can I use sharing?

Can I use "Share my library on my local network" ? I have my library in a shared folder on my iMac, this is to stop having to have the same music stored twice so my other half can use iTunes as well ...
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FileVaults asks for Recovery Key, no option for User Password

My Mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13" (Core i7) with Mountain Lion (10.8.5) always asks for the FileVault recovery key (consisting of 24 digits and letters) when awakening from hibernation. I just get the ...
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Cannot change my Apple ID when attempting to sign in to download from the App Store

When attempting to download an app from the App Store, I am unable to change the Apple ID as the box is disabled, as shown below. How can I change the Apple ID?
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How can I switch to the Finder without switching in another “space”?

I'm using many "spaces" to separate different tasks, and I have blocked the "spaces" switching through this configuration of Mission Control: Nonetheless I have a remaining problem with "Spaces" I ...
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How can I force new browser windows to open on my main display?

I use a MacBook Air at work connected to a larger display, which while working is my main display. I use the MacBook's display as a secondary screen on which I usually have a browser open with some ...
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sign in to xx@xx.com update applications for that account

How to solve this? I want to change my apple id in my mac. But it prevent me from update applications.
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Can't download Mavericks - I got a Mountain Lion CD, what to do?

This is the most silly question I'll ever ask, and I'm sorry for this. But doing the following: Step 1: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567 Step 2: http://www.apple.com/osx/...
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Get rid of WW8Num* list styles upon exporting from Pages?

Context: MacOS X 10.8.5 Pages ’09 From Pages upon exporting a file to a .doc format, I get a file with more than 20 new list styles with names of the form: WW8Num* These list styles ...
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Google Chrome is no longer Retina [closed]

I am using a 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display, which obviously has an extremely high resolution. I recently opened my chrome browser (which I use regularly and need) and I found the the resolution ...
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Automatically opening multiple Apps / TABs for certain projects

I'm trying to improve my workflow when working on certain projects. Depending on what kind of work I'm doing, I'll want certain apps open with certain configurations. Example: For a web development ...
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Macbook Air 2013 OS X 10.8.2 acting funny

I have a MacBook Air 2013. Suddenly, on startup it shows a 🚛🚫 sign, then the apple and it goes to disk utility. There I have 4 options. Restore from time machine, reinstall OS X, Get help online and ...
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Can't bind cmd+\ to “Move focus to next window”, but I can bind it to other actions… why?

I just reinstalled OSX 10.8, and I've encountered an incredibly odd behaviour: binding cmd+\ to "Move focus to next window" doesn't work (if I hit it, I get the "pop" error sound). However, binding it ...
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Is using 10.8 (over 10.9) a security risk?

Is 10.8 currently (as of 2014 Aug) fully supported, especially security-wise, or using it might be a security risk?
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Why is Mission Control lagging when using the discrete GPU in Mavericks?

I just switched to Mavericks (10.9.4) from the latest Mountain Lion and noticed that my screen, especially noticeable with Mission Control, lags a bit when using the discrete GPU. I've recorded my ...
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Option key stopped working after installing Microsoft Office 2011

I first noticed that the option key wasn't working in Photoshop. Then I noticed that Command-Option-ESC didn't work either. I looked on the web and saw that holding the option key down while ...
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how can /etc/ppp/ip-up tell which VPN service is used in OS X

I am using /etc/ppp/ip-up to set up some particular routes for an L2TP VN (defined in System Preferences/Network as a service) I now want to add a new VPN service but use a different ip-up script (or ...
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Remote desktop drawing problems

I'm trying to connect into one of our Mac build servers (running OS X 10.8.5). However every time I connect the VNC connection gets into a bad state where the mouse cursor seems to corrupt the display....
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Intermittent stuttering after upgrade to OS X 10.9.4 from 10.9.3

MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013. OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) After the update from 10.9.3 to 10.9.4 my cursor/keyboard inputs stutter every ~5 seconds for about a second after my computer awakes from ...
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SSD on OSX Mountain Lion says it's almost full but isn't

So, first things first, my mac is a hackintosh so my issue may be some weird issue due to that. However, I was wondering if what I'm experiencing is signs of ssd failure. I have a 128gb ssd in the rig ...
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Executing 'killall Finder' in Terminal raises reopening windows popup

I open Terminal, type killall Finder, press enter to execute, then Finder icon bounces and the well known error popup appears: The last time you opened Finder, it unexpectedly quit while reopening ...
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Running meld: AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'append_search_path'

After upgrading to Mountain Lion 10.8.5 I can no longer run meld via X11. I get the following. I've tried searching around for solutions but found nothing that works. $ meld /opt/local/Library/...
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MBP 2011: Built-in screen mistakenly treated as external display

System facts MBP (Early 2011) (15") OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.5) No external displays connected Chain of events Discrete GPU (AMD Radeon HD 6490M) goes bust [REF-1] I managed to avoid the problem ...
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Local Email folders dont come up on new OS 10.8. What can I do?

I just upgraded my from 10.6.8 to 10.8.5. However my local folders are gone. I just tried to use time machine to access them however the time line before I made the upgrade is in red. How can I access ...
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Display Unread E-Mail Count on Loginwindow

Bit of an unusual case, but I'm planning to restructure how I use OS X when I next do a clean-install, such that I have a separate user account for casual use and work use, to keep things a lot tidier ...
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How to get rid of the circular speech commands thing?

This thing has appeared, hovering obtrusively over my desktop (Mountain Lion): I don't know how it got there. Presumably I pressed some key combination by accident. But I can't for the life of me ...
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How to install OS X 10.7 and 10.8 in VMWare Fusion, on a 10.9 host?

I'm working on fairly new Mac Mini, running OS X 10.9.4 and VMWare Fusion Pro 6.0.4. For software testing purposes, I want to install both a OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion inside a ...
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sudo: unable to cache user root, already exists

Suddenly started getting this strange error when attempting to run any command via sudo: sudo: unable to cache user root, already exists I've tried different Terminal windows, repairing permissions,...
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Why files created by Kaleidoscope App are in quarantine?

I like to use Kaleidoscope (v 2.1.0 - build 133.01 under Mac OS X 10.8.5) to compare 2 directories. But, when I create files by copying them from a directory to another using ...
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Not able to update from 10.8.5 to OS X Mavericks

I'm currently trying to update my mid 2009 Macbook Pro to Mac OS X Mavericks. I've downloaded the file from App Store several times the but every time when the Install progress reaches about "1 second ...
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Why does my mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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Flash player unable to proceed with the installation

I have difficulties installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (14.0.0.125) on my Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). Every time I do so, it fails at 90% with the following error message. Error: ...
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Can't install Mountain Lion on a machine that has Mavericks installed, even on a separate disk/partition

I have upgraded my Mac mini 2012 to Mavericks, and everything is running quite well. However, it turns out that I need to also run Mountain Lion sometimes (a piece of hardware I need to use is not ...
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Dock background disappears. Bug or trouble?

It's already the second time that this occurs. I switch from one user to another and the dock has no background. It looks pretty cool but I don't understand if there's a problem on my hard drive setup ...
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How to install OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) on VirtualBox 4.3?

I've seen a lot of variants of this question, but most are pretty old, and don't quite match my use case. How the heck do you get 10.8 (Mountain Lion) running on the latest version of VirtualBox, e.g....
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MacBook Air serial number

I am seeking to find a Macbook Air serial number from within the backup files created by the Mountain Lion operating system and stored on an external hard drive. Exactly which file do I need to be ...
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don't show contact photos in mail message view

How do I disable showing of the contact photos in OSX mail in the message headers in the message view? The faces distract me from the messages. They are pulled from some ldap server based contact list ...
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How can I get a OSX mountain lion installer for deployment testing?

I have a macmini which came with Mountain Lion preinstalled as from factory. I need to create a virtual machine on this macmini (OSX host/OSX guest) with the same version for end-user deployment ...
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Running Mac OS X in non-apple hardware [duplicate]

I want to know if its "legal" to run Mac OS X in non apple hardware. If not, what is the point of having to run Mac OS X in a apple hardware, when apple hardware is running Mac OS X already.
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White Login Screen?

Whenever I boot up my mac, I get a white login page with only my user on it. This started after I entered single-user mode to give myself admin (this is a school laptop... shhhhh ;) ) I can boot ...
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Why it shows "You are opening the application 'Xcode' for the first time?

I am running XCode v.5.1 in my Mountain Lion, I don't know why, but I'm getting this message after a successful start of Mac computer. I was already using this version of XCode before and now suddenly ...