OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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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 ...
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Need to prohibit writing CD/DVD for all non-admin users in Mountain Lion

We have a requirement that forbids users writing to removable media such as CDs. So far all I've been able to find is defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitBurn true but that is a per-user ...
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Why does adding a Desktop suddenly gives me a new wallpaper?

I'm on the Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and suddenly find that when I add a Desktop in Mission Control (by option clicking the upper right corner) the new Desktop gets the basic OSX milkyway wallpaper ...
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How to change hotkeys bindings for chrome on macOSX?

In chrome, I would like to change the hotkey to go to previous / current tab. I am on Mac OS X 10.8. I tried the extension shortcut manager, but I couldn't make it work. I can use another extension, ...
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Can I upgrade to OSX 10.9 and format my HD along the way?

I want to upgrade from ML to Mavericks but I want to erase and format my HD to a single partition along the way. Is this possible?
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I deleted a very large file from Mountain Lion, but the space was not reclaimed. lsof not showing pending deletes

I have a MacBook Air 11" running OS X 10.8.5. I have a 128GB SSD drive that was running out of space with only 10 GBs free. The largest single file on the filesysem was my 30+ GB Windows 7 virtual ...
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How can I use aliases in the Go to Folder dialog?

Can I somewhere define aliases that I can use in the Go to Folder dialog? More specifically, can I somehow setup Finder such that when I type Pictures it goes to the ~/Pictures directory?
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TimeMachine inconsistant with backed up data. How do I access earlier data from the backup - they ARE there, Time Machine just doesn't show them

This is a bit difficult,. I will try to explain in detail, please excuse if it get's a little long. Outlook 2011 crashed, and I was advised to reinstall. That was a mistake, all my local folders in ...
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Why do Facetime and Messages ask me for a password at random moments?

Facetime and Messages have started asking me for my username and password at seemingly random moments. I don't use either application and have not added them to my login's autostart programs. This ...
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How to click the mouse buttons with a keyboard shortcut?

I have an application without keyboard shortcuts where I have to do a recursive work, in practice I have to insert fields with keyboard and click the mouse button over the OKbutton so I have to switch ...
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How to get Mail files from Mountain Lion Time Machine backup in Mavericks?

I have upgraded my MBP to Mavericks and got the system to how I like etc. Tt has since backed up using Time Machine onto an external HD. Now it slipped my mind that I would like to have my e-mails on ...
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Where are updated Apple security guidelines for recent OS X versions? [duplicate]

Pardon my paranoia; but with an 80,000-strong[#] global work force, one would think the need to cover important security guidelines for users would easily be met with each new OS X release. Yet a ...
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Transferring photo libraries?

I have two macs, one with Mountain Lion and one with Mavericks. Do I need to put Mavericks on the other computer to be able to properly transfer the photo libraries?
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How does one install “afloat” on OS 10.8/Mountain Lion?

On OS X, I want to show an always-foregrounded, transparent image while working on the application underneath it, for tracing purposes. As mentioned in this other stackexchange question, the solution ...
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No Data in cells when opening older excel files in Office 2011 for OS 10.8

I have older excel files saved as xls. When I open them in Excel 2011 on my Mac with OS 10.8, I get all of the formatting but no data in the cells. This happens whether I double-click to open or open ...
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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011: add-on that can open Visio and Project files

I've been using OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and Office for Mac 2011. Is there any software or add-on that can be used to open Visio and Project files?
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iTunes version in AppStore download of Mountain Lion

What version of iTunes comes with current AppStore download of Mountain Lion? 10.7? 11.0? UPDATE: As of today (6-Dec-2013), AppStore has 10.8.5 with iTunes 11.0.1. Was hoping to avoid a whole VM ...
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Macintosh HD not showing up on disc utility

I am trying to do a clean install on my Macbook Pro 13" from 2011. Here is what I did so far: 1) Booted up on my USB Stick with Mountain Lion Installer mounted on it 2) Opened up Disc Utility and ...