OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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How do I unlock my Mac without having to click my name?

In Snow Leopard, at least, I could press Cmd + L to select my name and then press Enter to get the password prompt, but I can't get that to work in Mountain Lion when I've left the computer locked for ...
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Where can I find a comprehensive and detailed technical software manual for OS X?

Are there books written for OS X (particularly the most current version) like the hundreds of thousands written for Unix? I'd like to know about the command-line utilities and the locations of system ...
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What happens when I've closed all of an application's windows on OSX?

I'm used to Windows, where applications disappear from my task tray, Alt+Tab menu, etc. when I close their last window; so it's a little unexpected to me that an application's icon still sits in my ...
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How to disable three-finger tap word lookup?

Just upgraded to Mac OS X Mountain Lion, and I'm loving it so far. One thing I don't care for though is that now, three-finger tapping links—or anything, for that matter—brings up popups with the ...
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Can Mountain Lion's Preview.app be configured to use Lion's highlighting colours?

The highlight function in the Mountain Lion version of Preview.app is now directly accessible from the toolbar, while the other annotation functions keep their usual location. The problem is that ...
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Install 2 different OS X versions on the same machine/hdd

OK, here's my situation : I am a developer needing to debug under different OS X versions I currently own 2 macs : a MacBook Pro and an iMac the iMac has Snow Leopard (10.6) on it - it came ...
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Is it possible to always show hidden/dotfiles in Open/Save dialogs?

It is possible to show so-called dotfiles/directories like .git or files/directories that have the Hidden attribute in the Finder by running defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles 1 ...
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How to block internet traffic of an application?

Little Snitch can block internet traffic of a particular app. Can I do something similar without (paying) Little Snitch?
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How do I turn off new mail notifications in Mountain Lion?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I'm receiving new email notifications. I previously turned these off in the Mail application. How do I turn them off now?
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Open an app in fullscreen via Terminal

I wonder if it's possible to open a program in Lion fullscreen mode via the Terminal. I want to write a short script which starts a bunch of programs in fullscreen mode, so that I only have to click ...
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copy last command in terminal

I can see last command in terminal by pressing up arrow as in following example: I typed cd /: Makss-Mac:~ maks$ cd / ... pressed enter, command cd / executed and now I can press up arrow and see ...
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Java Plugin for Chrome on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2

I'm trying to use webex in Chrome. To click on webex links, I need the java plugin. However, it appears that a recent OS X Mountain Lion update removed the java plugin from my computer. When I try ...
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How do I stop marking mail as read caused by looking at the preview pane?

I use Mountain Lion. How do I prevent Mail.app (6.0) from marking a message as read automatically, just because I have looked at it in the preview pane?
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How do I limit calendar notifications to certain calendars?

In Calendar, I have a number of "iCloud" calendars that I share with my wife. ("Family", "Me", "Her", etc.) so we can see when we're both free/busy. While I do want to see her whole schedule on my ...
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Disable expanding scroll bars in Mountain Lion

How can I stop the scroll bars in Mountain Lion from expanding when I move my curser over them? Sometimes when I try to click on the bottom item in a finder window the scroll bar expands, covering ...
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Change Mac OS X Finder sidebar icons

I have seen a lot of related questions/answers but it seems that there still isn't a working solution for it. So I have sum up all related info that I found and maybe we can find a solution to it. So ...
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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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Can Mountain Lion be modified so that a double click will open “hidden” folders and files?

I've noticed something strange in Finder since upgrading to Mountain Lion; any hidden folder or files (that I've already run defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE for) can only be ...
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Does -tef in the extension stand for anything in documents saved to iCloud in ML?

When you save a new iWork document under Mountain Lion you are given the default extension of .pages-tef or .numbers-tef. These files appear to be directories and a different format than your standard ...
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Is there a way to determine what application wants Java installed?

After upgrading to Mountian Lion on both my MacBook Air and my wife's MacBook Pro, I recieved a prompt asking to install Java (I did not get this on my iMac). I was wondering what triggered this ...
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mount is adding a quarantine flag, causing: /bin/bash: bad interpreter: Operation not permitted - but not the usual suspects

OK, I'm having a similar problem to: -bash: Applications/mvim: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Operation not permitted - but it's not the same problem. I'm getting the same result. I've already verified ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - Kernel Panic and Restart after Sleep

I have a mid-2009 15" MacMook Pro, with 10.8.2 installed. Periodically, after sleeping my machine, I open it and hit a kernel panic. The logs fail at the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient kext, and I ...
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Is there a way to customize highlight colors in Preview (Mountain Lion and later)?

Since Mountain Lion, the highlight tool in Preview allows one to select among a small number of colors. Is there a way to customize the colors (add to or change)?
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How Many Different Ways Are There To Force Quit An Application?

Although it is not a common occurrance, sometimes my cursor has a continuing spinning beach ball, which I believe to indicate that an app has frozen (correct me if i'm wrong). When this happens I ...
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error: There was a problem with the editor 'vi' when using it with git

I have this strange problem with using vi as the editor for git commit -a. Normal flow is: I type git commit -a, vi appears, I enter my commit message, and then :wq to save & exit from vi. This ...
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Ruby 2.0.0 install via RVM: errors surrounding openssl

Using: Mountain Lion 10.8.2, RVM 1.18.15 Having trouble with, apparently, openssl when trying to install Ruby 2.0.0 via RVM: $ rvm install 2.0.0 ... Extracting openssl to ...
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Can I use Dictation in OS X Mountain Lion offline?

There is a new feature in Mountain Lion, Dictation. When I try to enable it in the System Preferences, I get the following dialog: In other words, what Dictation does is just record your voice and ...
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How can I perform the swipe gesture for quickly accessing Notification Center?

The swipe gesture for accessing Notification Centre is the same as for going back in Safari (amongst others). How can I consistently get it to do one or the other to stop me using the wrong gesture?
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“Minecraft” is damaged and can't be opened on Mountain Lion

I'm trying to run Minecraft on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I downloaded the zip file (link here) from minecraft.net and unzipped it. Double clicked on the icon and it tells me, "Minecraft" is damaged ...
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Why does a .DS_Store file keep appearing on the desktop?

Every time I delete it from the desktop, I get the same file ".DS_store" created after some time. Is there a reason why this happens ? And can I permanently stop it from being created ?
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Sync Google Contacts in Mountain Lion

I am having trouble with keeping my Contacts sync'd with my Google Apps account. In "Mail, Contacts & Calendars" there is no Contacts option: In the contacts program, I did get it to sync by ...
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How to set noatime for startup drive in Mountain Lion?

I've followed instructions to set the noatime flag in Lion so I can reduce SSD usage but it isn't working for me on Mountain Lion. I'm still seeing this after restarting: $ mount | grep " / " ...
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Enabling Java 7 on Mountain Lion

The first time I tried to use Java on Mountain Lion, it installed automatically. Unfortunately, it installed Java 6, so I installed Java 7. If I navigate to Java in System Preferences, only Java 7 is ...
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Updating everything installed through Homebrew on Mountain Lion [closed]

After updating to 10.8 ‘Mountain Lion’ I’m wondering whether it would be vise to rebuild everything I have installed through the packaging system Homebrew (similar to MacPorts) to ensure all ...
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What is the “wake for wifi network access” setting in energy preferences?

Can anyone explain the "wake for wifi network access" setting in energy preferences for me? I do not understand it.
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Safari 6 Search Bar Focus On New Tab/Window

When I open new tab or window in Safari 6 in ML it doesn't focus on the search bar - what should I do to make focus automatic?
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OS X: disable CMD-H or “Hide App” command?

I never (intentionally) hide an app with ⌘H, which could be rebound for each app (e.g. Finder), but this is obviously the wrong approach. So, (how) can you disable ⌘H for application-hiding in one ...
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Why does the folder icon in my Terminal have a question mark overlaid?

From time to time, I spot that the folder icon in the titlebar of one of my Terminal windows has a question mark overlaid on it, e.g. this one: What does this mean? It doesn't seem to have any ...
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Can I list all the Bonjour-enabled services that are running?

I would be interested in knowing which programs advertise themselves using Bonjour on my machine. Is there a way to do that?
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How can I bring a window to frontmost without focusing it using Applescript in OS X 10.8

I want to bring a window (QuickTime for example) to frontmost, without focusing it. I can do it in OS X 10.7 using the following code in Applescript. tell application "System Events" set visible ...
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Does Mac OSX Mountain Lion autosave/versions interact badly with git?

I use git with some of my documents and wonder if the autosaved versions created by Mountain Lion could interfere (or even break) git versioning? This is important for me as I do not work on Macs ...
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Remap Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, and Ctrl-X only

I know that I can globally swap the Control and Command in Mac OS and this is not what I need. What I would like to do is keep both buttons as they are and only and make Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, and Ctrl-X ...
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iCloud on Mountain Lion: one account per Mac or one per user?

Before installing Mountain Lion and using iCloud for the first time, I would like to know how it can be configured. My iMac has three standard user accounts and one admin account. If I understand ...
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How to revert to Lion from Mountain Lion?

I'm running a Mid-2011 Macbook Air, my first Mac. When I bought it, it had Lion pre-installed. Yesterday I picked up an external hard drive, and made my first Time Machine backup. In the next few ...
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How to display the full path of files found by the Finder “Find” function?

I'm trying to use the Finder to search my code base. For example I would like to find every files that ends with ".m" and contains "keyDown". Finder does this, but in the Finder window showing the ...
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Testing a MacBook Pro's RAM upgrade

What are the best possible RAM tests that can be run on a MacBook Pro (Early 2011 running Mountain Lion) after upgrading RAM from 4 GB to 16 GB? I see there a quite a few tools out there and the ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X built in Perl on Mountain Lion?

I updated to Mountain Lion 4 days ago and then realised that my perl scripts did not work any longer. So I installed ActivePerl 5.14 (newest version) because I thought that perl has been deleted. ...
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Any way to use ssh to recover a Mac from spinning beach ball of death

On Linux, I can get to a ssh or Ctrl-Alt-F1 console and type in a command to restart the window manager. Is there any equivalent for Mac Mountain Lion? I tried ssh'ing to a frozen Mac, and I could ...
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In Mail.app 6.0, is there a way to drag-select parts of message bodies? [closed]

In Mail.app 6.0 with 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple has chosen to make it impossible to drag-select text in a message that has been sent or received. In previous versions, you could do as you can with ...
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Why does it appear that I apparently “do not have access to Command Line Tools” in ML?

I just upgraded to Mountain Lion, and now gcc, make, g++, etc. are not found when trying to launch them in Terminal. So I went to Xcode Preferences, Downloads, and clicked "Install" next to Command ...