OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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How to migrate and two-partition Bootcamp (1: system, 2: data) to a larger HDD OS X?

How to upgrade HDD to a larger one on the same Macbook, if I have: OS X Mountain Lion partition (Mac OS Extended) and two partitions for Windows 7 (NTFS): system (C:) and data (D:), installed via ...
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Messages won't let me sign in to iMessage

On my OSX laptop (10.8.5) I've recently been unable to sign into iMessage. By recently I mean approximately a week. I've not done any updates that I recall lately. Coworkers are able to send me ...
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scanner driver Samsung Xpress M267X/287X

I don’t get the Samsung Xpress M267X/287X scanner to work with 10.8. The scanner shows up in Image Capture but it need additional software, which it can’t find. Does someone has a link to the right ...
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USB Drive with Mountain Lion Boot-Up Problem

I've tried a few ways to restore the Mountain Lion InstallESD.dmg to a USB hard drive to reinstall on my Mac Mini. I've used Disk Utility Restore, Lion Disk Maker and Carbon Copy Cloner. Each method ...
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Firefox - Shortcut for activating bookmarks in Bookmarks Toolbar?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for activating bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar for Firefox? (Similar to the +1, +2, ..., keyboard shortcuts for Safari.) Thanks in advance.
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How can I restore Spotlight to menu bar?

I removed the Spotlight icon from the menu bar. I would like to restore it. I tried the recommended method: sudo mdutil -a -i on sudo chmod 755 ...
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The Notes App is now gone from my Macbook Air. How do I get it back?

The Notes app is now gone from my Macbook Air. It used to be in the doc and sync'd with my iPhone and iPad. Earlier today, I saw the icon still there, with a question mark on top of it, and I could ...
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no key repeat in Xquartz (x11)

I don't think I've used x11 since switching to Mountain Lion (and thus Xquartz). I recently tried to use it and my key repeat isn't working. When I press a key, it inserts the corresponding ...
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Xserve CPU Status LED's under Mountain Lion

I have a dual Xeon Xserve, and a nagging issue. The Xserves have 2 small 8 LED arrays on the front, which show real-time cpu utilization (one array per CPU). Under Lion, these LED's would not become ...
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What is “AddressBookUrlForwarder”?

Today I clicked a link on Facebook and a dialogue window gave me the message: "The link needs to be opened with an application. Send to: AddressBookUrlForwarder Upon examining the link, it ...
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Why does Xcode open when I start OS X?

Why does Xcode open with this file every time I start or restart OS X 10.8.4? I close it each time, have never manually opened it, and have no .savedState folder for Xcode in ~/.Library/Saved ...
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“open -t” vs. “open -ef”

the Command: syslog | tail | open -ef works perfectly on my osx 10.8.5 and opens the required lines from syslog in textEdit, however when I run syslog | tail | open -t which should open the same ...
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How do I copy files from Mac on Windows Partition to Mac Partition?

So my mac partition crashed... I've tried to repair disk, fsck, reinstall OS - Everything on every list of I could find on Google, and nothing worked. So I have a back-up of most of my files from ...
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Mac OS X, Mail.app. attachments disappear in Archive

My system is Mac OS X Mountain Lion, and I am using Mail.app for an IMAP service. It's not gmail, it is a standard IMAP. When I archive email messages, the attachments sometimes disappear. If I ...
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Uninstall OSX-gcc-installer without first installing Xcode

Is there a way that I can uninstall osx-gcc-installer without first having to install Xcode, then run sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools —mode=all ? I installed it on Mountain Lion, and I ...
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vpn authentication error

I'm running 10.8.5 (not server) on my home laptop and wanted to set up a vpn server on it. I found a number of tutorials online (eg http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060616150640529) for ...
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Is there any way to save the order of spaces in Mission Control?

Is there any way in Mountain Lion to preserve the order of spaces in Mission Control? I use four different spaces for four fullscreen apps, and I like to keep them in a certain order so that I know ...
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Can't log in to iMessage in Mountain Lion

I have upgraded to 10.8 on my 27″ iMac, and I can not get iMessage to work. When I try to login, it says: Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again. I know that the ...
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How do delete stuck download of Xcode 5 from app store?

Initially I was downloading Xcode 5 from the Mac App Store, but I found it extremely slow, and so I stopped the download. Then I downloaded it from the developer web site instead, which was much ...
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What causes OS X to mark a folder as Quarantined?

I had a folder under ~/Sites, let's call it Foo, from which I was sharing a Wordpress site-in-development via Apache. This was working fine, I'd mapped foo.local to 127.0.0.1 in my hosts file and was ...
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Macbook keeps booting OSX Utilities instead of Mac OS X

Here is my story I had a MacBook PRO 2010 with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion since I bought it I've never reinstalled the OS until now. I did a clean install following this instructions ...
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Share shell script: file permissions question

I'm on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and recently I've made a small shell script which just shows a message on the screen. To run it, I had run chmod +x test-script.sh and then using sh ./test-script.sh ran ...
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Where does Server.app log upgrade errors?

I recently ran updates from the Mac App Store for Server app and once the download finishes, I got the typical services are stopped message since a new server is present in /Applications. After ...
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CMD + tab not working between apps

I recently upgraded to OS 10.8, and now when I try to switch between apps using command + tab the quick switch menu (not sure what its called) to the app after toggling to it, but it never actually ...
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Is it possible to install JDK 7 after installing MATLAB on Mountain Lion

I need to install MATLAB using an internet connection, but according to the docs I can't install MATLAB with a connection if I have JDK 7 installed on Mountain Lion. According to MATLAB, the solution ...
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AFP connections dropping on 10.8.5 Server

We are experiencing a very odd problem when AFP connections to our server are dropping part way through, which often then means the client machine crashes. AFP logs on the server show nothing, but ...
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How do I create an archive while retaining Date Created and Date Accessed?

When I zip a folder on Windows using 7-Zip, it retains the Date Accessed and Date Created fields. However, when I zip a folder on OS X, it does not retain either of these fields in the zip file. How ...
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Mountain Lion VPN fails to connect but works on Windows VM

I want to setup a VPN on my mac but I can't make it work. If I start my Windows 7 VM, the VPN connects fine (from Windows) but if I try to connect from my Mac it fails… First of all, here is the ...
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Can I disable auto-correction of a single word on OS X?

I'm running into an annoying issue with OS X's automatic spelling correction where the word nala gets automatically corrected to napa. I've tried adding nala to my custom dictionary under ...
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OS X software RAID 0 with 6x SATA SSD?

I will be able to use a former video editing "Mac Pro" :) for a bit, free to configure anything I want in software. I would like to experiment with setting up OS X software RAID 0 with 6x SATA SSD. ...
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Remove Window Drop Shadow and Replace with Outline

I'm running OS X 10.8.4. My goal is to remove the wide drop shadows around windows and replace them with a thin black outline. Several questions have been posted asking how to remove or reduce the ...
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Clearing cache and cookies freezes Firefox on Mac

Every time I try to clear my cache or cookies, the system freezes and crashes. The spinning wheel continues and I have to force quit/reboot. How can I clear my cache & cookies without Firefox ...
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How to make a Mac (Macbook Pro) not hibernate?

I have already set in the Energy Saver of System Preferences that Computer sleep: on Battery Power, Never when plugged in, Never But still if I close the cover of the Macbook Pro ...
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an inexpensive airplay device for powered speakers - alternative to Airport Express?

I use a pair of powered m-audio speakers with my macbook air. I really wan't to remove the wires and be able to stream music. It would seem like the obvious choice would be to get the Airport Express ...
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Macbook Air hard drive crashed, download Lion without paying again?

2 days ago my girlfriend's MacBook Air crashed (mid 2012, running OS 10.8), only showing the infamous "folder" icon. Usual stuff did not help, reboot pressing alt, cd, etc. We went to an Apple Store ...
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Help with Mountain Lion installation on USB - Wont boot internally

I'm hoping you can help me out with a strange issue I've been dealing with the past few days. I recently purchased a 2008 Xserve. I've been trying to get Mountain Lion on it without much luck, ...
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Mysql process takes 500 mb of primary memory

I have a MBA 2013, and its not more than few days that I installed MySQL. I have not created any database in mysql yet, but still it takes a lot of memory on RAM. I have configured it to start ...
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Icon associated with extension

I'm running Mountain Lion, and my question is how to "attach" an icon to an extension? For example, I want all .adm files has an icon like on the picture below. Unfortunately all I can is just attach ...
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Older MacBook Pro reboots after waking up from sleep mode

I have an older MacBook Pro that I haven't used frequently for some time. Now I notice the following irritating behavior: When I close the lid, I can see and hear the system going to sleep mode - ...
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10.8.5: Resume Disk Utility after a standby

Is it possible to resume a partition resizing operation after the computer went in standby? I've (sadly, without a choice) used my girlfriend's MBA to resize a partition on a disk. I was on battery ...
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MacBook pro freezes

my computer sometimes freeze for no apparent reason When it freezes: nothing respond, I got a black or grey screen, nothing else. It's not hot either, I've set-up smcFanControl to keep my mac cool. ...
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Mac, dragging items into desktop folders keeps on opening a finder window immediately

I'm not sure why I'm suddenly having this problem since I haven't changed any of my finder preferences. Say I drag an image from the browser to a folder on my desktop, it opens up a finder window for ...
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How to script number pad key

We use an auto login script using ARD to avoid visiting each station in our lab. Mountain Lion no longer works so that a cursor appears at the login screen. I've tried numerous scripts to activate the ...
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How do I move up one folder while browsing Time Machine?

When I'm viewing a folder in Time Machine's "Star Wars" view, how do I move up one folder, to view the current folder's parent folder? In Finder, I have several ways to do it: I could either hit ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 upgrading issue

I need to upgrade my Mac OS from 10.7.5 to latest (10.8.5) I am trying to download the latest OS from App Store, download starts but newer progresses. I was able to successfully upgrade with same ...
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How to change parental control settings for guests? (w/ FileVault2)

On my OS X Mountain Lion I have both FileVault 2 and Guest Account enable. The only trouble I have is that it seems that the Guest account has parental control enabled, but in the settings panel the ...
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Running a local web server on MacBook

I am using a MacBook with OS X Mounain Lion 10.8.3 and I want to install a local web server on my machine. What are my options? On windows I used XAMPP.
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How can I create custom right click context menu items in Mountain Lion? (“New File”, “Open Terminal Here”, etc.)?

I've been a native windows'er up until this year and have finally made the jump to OSX. I've found my workflow (web developer) has increased substantially and I love the general performance and ...
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Mac Lion Prevent restart after a new software install or uninstall

Sometimes, Mac requires a restart after installing or uninstalling an application. What are the steps to prevent complete restart cycle and still achieve the desired result? I remember I used to do a ...
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Remap Control+Command+F from Facebook to Full Screen

Many of my OS X applications have the "Enter Full Screen" action mapped to Control+Command+F. When I hit this key-combo though I get a dialog that tells me that no Facebook account is configured, and ...