OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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Install Mountain Lion now that Mavericks has been released

I foolishly installed Mavericks upon release and my Mac doesn't like it, so I used Internet recovery to downgrade to Lion. I am trying to get back to Mountain Lion but it does not seem possible ...
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Installing GarageBand on OS X Mountain Lion?

I've recently downgraded to 10.8.5 as I had been having trouble getting Mavericks to work with my TASCAM US-1641 audio interface. I tried to reinstall GarageBand and try out my interface again only to ...
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Mac Freezes when left IDLE

I'm having a trouble with my Mac. It freezes totally when left idle for an hour or so and I can't get it to work by moving my mouse, pressing keys on the keyboard, etc., and I have to force restart ...
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How can I move my MS Office license to a new Mac?

I have purchased a new 64-bit iMac and would like to move my version of Office for Mac 11 to it from my older iMac that is a 32-bit machine. How do I uninstall so that I may use my existing ...
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How to send the right-click event to a tab-chosen control from an application or service?

This is what I want to achieve: to not need to touch the trackpad/mouse at all. Why? I'm at least 10x faster on keyboard. I want to use TAB (or other hotkeys where appropriate) to select a desired ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 -How to Migrate Autocomplete and Contacts Settings

I've been using Office for MAC 2011 on running Mountain Lion 10.8.5. My question is: How to migrate from Microsoft Office 2010 Outlook Auto-Complete list and contacts to Outlook for MAC 2011?
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Can entry duplicates (or multiples) in etc/hosts do any damage?

Can entry duplicates in etc/hosts do any damage? For example: ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry. ...
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Does setting the Computer Sleep setting to 'Never' prevent sleep? [duplicate]

I'm running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on several servers. We're about to ship them off to a colo provider, and I wanted to prevent them from sleeping. My question is, does setting the System ...
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How to change the cursor hotspot in OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion?

The hotspot of the cursor is on the tip of the internal, black part. When I enlarge the cursor, the white outline is enlarged as well, so the tip of the white outline and the inner tip of the black ...
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How to use Sublime Text with the built-in Apple spellchecker

Question in title. Is it possible at all with Sublime Text 3? Now I can download different spellcheck packages or use the built-in ST spellchecker. However, I would like to use the Mac OS spellchecker ...
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Mountain Lion : Password expiration for OS X that is currently bound to an Active Directory

We have 10 MacBook Pro Mountain Lion that is currently bound to an Active Directory. AD password expiration date time is 42 days. My questions are : 1 - Is remind us our password is expiring like ...
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Mountain Lion : Take an image of OS X joined to a domain

I've been using MacBook Pro. My question is how to capture a disk image of a Mac running Mountain Lion that is currently bound to an Active or Open Directory? What do you recommended for that?
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Is there a tool/hack that enables dragging windows from one monitor to the other in Mission Control?

Right now I have dual monitor set-up as shown below. When I activate Mission Control it looks like this: Now I want to drag the Finder windows to the other monitor as indicated by the arrow. ...
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How do I disable text antialias (font smoothing) in Terminal and globally for all apps?

I'd like to disable every kind of text anti-aliasing and font smoothing globally in OS X. With OS X 10.8 on a mid-2013 MacBook Air 13", I've tried quite a few options: the Turn off text smoothing ...
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My mac came with Mountain Lion. I upgraded to mavericks - and now I can't find mountain lion download

According to I've bought Mountain Lion, but where can I download it now? it should be in my purchase tab, but it isn't. ("option" does not help, it just lets you redownload if it is already in the ...
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How to open new Finder window in current space quickly?

When I create a new Desktop (space) in Mission Control, how can I quickly open a new Finder window in that space? Right now I have to right-click on the Finder icon and hit New Finder Window, because ...
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How to remove color stripes in list view in Finder (Mountain Lion)?

The title says it all. I would like to have clean white background in finder (in list view). I don't want these pale blue stipes (alternating background color). I'm pretty sure this is possible, ...
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What does it mean to have “custom access”?

I'm having some permissions-related trouble with OSX clients and a Samba server. When I create, for example, a new directory on the mounted share, it will be created with rwxr-xr-x permissions. But ...
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How to bring focus to Show Fonts dialog (eg. in TextEdit) on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I'm a quick typist and I don't want to use the mouse/trackpad unless I absolutely have no way to do something on a keyboard. It slows me down by at least 5 times. Now, for example, TextEdit is on. ...
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User management for an AFP share

I've been tasked with setting up an AFP share on a server running Mountain Lion. My question is mostly about best practices and to find out if I'm doing this right. My only prior experience has been ...
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How can I buy an older version of Keynote that's compatible with 10.8?

My work computer can't be upgraded to 10.9 yet, so I'm stuck on 10.8 for now. I've never used Keynote, but one of my coworkers wants to use it for a presentation we have to give. I just tried to buy ...
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Mountain Lion OSX Server One IP Virtual Sites www resolving to wrong Site

I am trying to get 2 domains working properly with one static IP on ML OSX Server. When I set a domain = www.domain2.com- it resolves to domain1.com. I have dns set for domain 2 at godaddy, where ...
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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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Cannot get Python perspective with Eclipse IDE

I installed PyDev for Eclipse, but after doing so, I do not see PyDev in the list of perspectives. If I try to reinstall, it says it is already installed. Running Mac OSX 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) and ...
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2012 Macbook Air Mt Lion 10.8.2. Can I factory reset and upgrade using only an external monitor?

I just purchased a 2012 MacBook Air with a broken screen. I'm using it as a desktop via an external monitor. I plan to do a factory reset and then upgrade to mavericks. Will I be able to complete ...
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XQuartz, utf-8 and filenames

This is a question in the continuation of this one: UTF8 filenames and shell utilities: the nightmare of utf-8 and filenames is…. How to avoid this confusion with most notably the ls command on ...
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MacPort - jslint fails to install due to incompatible spidermonkey installation

Problem Description in Brief: I am trying to install jslint which depends on the spidermonkey macport. Installation of spidermonkey is successful, however, it appears to be incompatible with the ...
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I've bought Mountain Lion, but where can I download it now?

With the release of Mavericks, Mountain Lion seems to have disappeared from the AppStore. At least I could not find anything. According to this thread: It's still possible to buy OS X Mountain ...
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What do I do if the disk image data is corrupted?

I am trying to install Sims 3, but it opens a window saying that "The following disk images couldn't be opened because the image data was corrupted." What can I do to resolve this issue?
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Web browsing on Mac slows down after a few days of use

When trying to browse any website, such as nytimes.com, yahoo.com, etc, it take sometimes anywhere from 15s-120s for the page to display. For example, in Chrome, when I browse to nytimes.com, in the ...
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Youtube crashes audio

Whenever I play videos from youtube, the speakers seem to crash, the sound plays more times even on it and repeats. I can't control my sound settings, but the video continues to play. That sound stops ...
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CalendarAgent keeps asking for access to “login” after reboot

I'm running Mountain Lion 10.8.5... and every time I restart my computer or log-out & back in, I get a message box saying that "CalendarAgent wants to use "login" keychain". I've tried ...
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How to Partition hard Drive + install previous OS (10.7.2) on one, while leaving 10.8.4 on other

I am having to do this to make my Presonus Firewire 26x26 work since they do not have updated drivers past 10.7 Bought the Macbook Pro in 2009 - it came with Snow Leapord. Hard Drive started to fail ...
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How to logout another user in 10.8?

With 10.6 I used to kill the process loginwindow to logout another user, but with 10.8 I noticed that even if I do so, many processes from that user stay active. So, is there a way to logout another ...
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Why do I have a dozen copies of certain preference file in my ~/Library/Preferences folder?

I found the file .Globalpreferences.plist in my ~/Library/Preferences folder, but I also found the same file with seven characters appended to the .plist extension. For example: ...
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Is it possible to rebuild the ~/Library folder completely?

Most of the time the first step to troubleshoot an OSX application problem is to login to the Guest account and see if a problem persist. The reason for this - I presume - is that the ~/Library folder ...
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Does type 14=page fault kernel panic mean that RAM is bad?

A few days ago I upgraded my mac book pro to 16GB of RAM and now I am getting some kernel panics with page faults. Are page fault kernel panics typically caused by bad RAM or could there be another ...
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How to install Snow Leopard virtual machine on new iMac with Mountain Lion?

I got a 2013 iMac with Mountain Lion (10.8.5 now) and incompatible with Snow Leopard. I need SL anyway. Giving up all my old applications and buying new ones is not acceptable. First, this is not my ...
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Is there a command-line BitTorrent client preinstalled on OS X?

On a "bare" OS X 10.8 install, what is the easiest way to grab a largish torrent from the command line (MacTeX, 2.3 GB)? I can't use GUI-only clients, it's a headless system. If no such client is ...
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Used iMac with lion installed, no discs. Do I upgrade to Mountain Lion? Rename HD?

Just bought a used iMac (mid 2011) with Lion installed on it. I do not have the install disc so I am wondering if I should upgrade to mountain lion or continue as is and hope I never need the system ...
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Switching to #x application in the dock

I would like to hit cmd+X to switch to (or launch, if it's not running) the #X application in the Dock, without hardconding that application. I.e. if my third application in the dock is the Terminal, ...
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How to disable default keyboard layout shorcut in OS X 10.8?

When I select the "Simplified Pinyin" layout in Mac OS X 10.8, the shortcut Shift+6 is assigned to "Display smileys" (see screenshot below). However, since this is a French keyboard, Shift+6 is ...
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How to Erase Hard Drive Mac System (this partition can't be modified/unmount)?

I want to erase a disk (Mac system) to resize OS X Mountain Lion to the max volume but I couldn't resize it nor unmount the other disk.
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Migrate from OS X 10.9 back to 10.8.5

I made the mistake of thinking OS X 10.9 Mavericks was an improvement over 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and my system now is slugish, applications constantly crash, and it's generally horrible. I would like ...
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QuickTime can't play 4k video while VLC can

I'm on mountain lion 10.8.5 and recently my friend gave me a 4K resolution video. When I used QuickTime player, the video is very sharp and some of the text in it can't be seen correctly. However when ...
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Mountain Lion and Server 2008 Home Folder Directories

We're looking to move to 10.8 within our organisation and in the past have had issues with the way we would ideally like our home folders to work. With 10.6 we had a script that ran and allowed us to ...
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Maintaining Aspect Ratio while Image Cropping using Preview

I like the convenience of being able to crop jpg/png images with Preview, but I would also like to be able occasionally to restrict the aspect ratio of the cropped image. This is useful, for instance, ...
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How do I downgrade my Safari from version 6.1 down to version 6.0.2 on my Mac?

I need to downgrade my Safari version from 6.1 back down to 6.0.2. What are the steps?
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Huge memory leak in Mountain Lion

I recently bought a MacBook Pro Intel Core i7 with 8GB DDR3. By monitoring with htop I notice that my RAM usage sometimes goes up to 7GB, with only Google Chrome, a few iTerms a text editor and app ...
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Upgrade from Lion to Mountain Lion but not Mavericks

I have to downgrade from Mavericks to Mountain Lion due to some software required for work. I used the Internet Recovery method to downgrade, but it is not Lion. I would like to upgrade to Mountain ...