OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mini Mouse Stop it from pairing with another computer?

I work in a office with a bunch of macs and we all have mini mouse except for one person, who has a tablet pad. I had to use my mini mouse on that guys computer one day, and now everytime I turn my ...
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Don't see Airplay Icon on my Macbook Pro Mountain Lion

Is there a Freeware AirParrot Alternative? I don't want to burn my wallet to the ground as it is. I've tried ServeMeTo with StreamMeTo freeware but didn't get better results.
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How to print and email PDF from any OS X application on PDF letterhead?

On the Windows PC there is a nice eDocPrinter PDF printer driver from Iteksoft that prints from any Windows application to a PDF file overlayed with a PDF of the corporate letterhead and even attaches ...
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How do I get rid of the Appstore's update notification?

How can I get rid of that type of notification without actually opening the Appstore? The fact that it will stay there until I actually open it is pretty annoying. OSX Mountain Lion.
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Can't open files after upgrading to Mavericks

After upgrading from ML to Mavericks (MB Air, 13", 256GB, 2011) I can't open any file or folder from the standard Open menu from any app (except MS Office -2011). But, I can search for a file (and ...
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May I bind Mission Control's next and previous space to ctrl+mousewheel?

May I bind Mission Control's next and previous space to ctrl+mousewheelup and ctrl+mousewheeldown? Using the system settings apparently I can't, so I'm wondering if there's another non-invasive way? ...
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Boot Camp Assistant Missing?

I was trying to modify boot camp assistant info.plist in order to boot from usb and then it suddenly disappeared. Macbook A1342 Unibody 10.8.5 If any one at least share boot camp assistant app with ...
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Why does Time Machine's backup size not equal the size of my hard drive?

I'm using Time Machine to back up my data on my Mac to an external HD, so I can restore my data on a fresh OS installation, but Time Machine's resulting backup is only 43 GB. My laptop's HD is 113 GB ...
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How to reinstall/repair OS X without losing files?

I bought a Macbook Pro in 2012, it came with OS X Lion. (came with NO disc, etc) 1 Month ago I downloaded the update "Mountain Lion". About 2 weeks ago I removed some of the OS X Mountain Lion System ...
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Getting mountain lion

I have an old Mac pro with lion. It's too old to upgrade to Maverick. Where, if possible, can I get Mountain Lion to upgrade this Mac? I cant find it on the store. I'd like to get a legal version. ...
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Mount CD disk on mac as if it was mounted on windows

Okay, the title is not really clear enough, but I can't think how to phrase it better. So, the problem is, I have starcraft (1 and Brood Wars) CD that I'd like to play on mac 10.8 using Wine. ...
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why Keynote ignores AppleAntiAliasingThreshold for text underline?

I'm using Keynote '09 (version 5.3 (1170) from App Store on OS X 10.8) as per Can I design web graphics with Pages more easily?, and I have defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleAntiAliasingThreshold 24, ...
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Persisten change of device ownership

I've got several partitions on my HDD, one of which I intend to use as a shared home partition between a native Linux installation (yet to come) and a one in a VirtualBox which I recently installed. I ...
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Using Maverick's tags on Mountain Lion

I have multiple macs accessing same data on a common disk (a time-capsule shared disk). The problem is that one of those macs couldn't be upgraded do Mavericks (it's running Lion). Is there any app ...
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How to prevent html5 videos from using built in mac fullscreen

The mac fullscreen mode has a slow animation which I have tried disabling but it seems that there is no way to do that as of now, so my question is, does anyone know of a way to disable html5 videos ...