OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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Why do apps which are not installed run from an external bootable drive?

After a disk crash in my MacBook Pro running Lion, I replaced the drive, installed Mountain Lion, and am rebuilding my system. I used Migration Assistant to transfer from an external bootable clone ...
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Mountain Lion on Unibody late-2008 Macbook?

I'm currently having a late-2008 Unibody Macbook with Snow Leopard installed. It runs really great! However, I'm thinking of installing Mountain Lion. Mainly to use Filevault 2. Will my Macbook run ...
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Full screen mode in two monitors

I have a MBP with an external monitor running ML. When I enter full screen mode, the other monitor isn't usable. Is it possible to have the full screen on one monitor and to use the other monitor as ...
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How to change desktop wallpaper for all virtual desktops?

I have six virtual desktops and want to change a desktop wallpaper for all of them at once. There is no such option when using System Preferences, so I have to change a wallpaper only for one desktop ...
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Fast user Switching remains disabled

Even when I unlock the Fast User Switching functionality, using an admin account, the menu remains disabled. What could be causing this? And, how could I solve it?
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Time Machine deleting backups from several months ago (but not the oldest)?

During its "Cleanup" phase, Time Machine has recently been deleting backups from several months ago—even though these aren't the oldest backups, and my backup drive isn't full. My backups go back to ...
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computer sleeps, then crashes later

For the past several weeks, this has been happening. I put the computer to sleep at night, and when I wake the computer up the next morning, my computer has restarted itself. There's a "Problem ...
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How does Application Level Firewall work?

I'm a bit confused about OS X Mountain Lion's Application Level Firewall. I have enabled ALF (Application Level Firewall) in Settings -> Secuity & Privacy -> Firewall and have some rules for some ...
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How many copies of Mountain Lion does one App Store download get me?

I understand that this is a pretty basic question but I cannot find a direct answer anywhere. I have two computers running Snow Leopard: a Macbook Air (2011, pre-thunderbolt) and MacBook Pro 2009, ...
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Is there any way in mountain lion to change copy paste shortcut keys?

I am using a mac and I use parallels as i need to use windows as well. One thing that keeps bugging me is that on windows i use Control+C and on mountain lion i have to use Command+C. Is there ...
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How do I increase the heap size for Netbeans and any app run via Netbeans?

I'm trying to run a well-coded algorithm that tries to solve an NP-Hard problem via NetBeans but I'm running out of heap space. Is the heap space I'm running out of specific to Netbeans? If so: how ...
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Why is my hard drive still full after deleting files?

I'm new to Mac. I have deleted many files from my applications folder, downloads, music, etc. to make clean Mountain Lion installation. After installing Mountain Lion I can still see in About This ...
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How to I list applications sorted by modified time in Finder on OS X 10.8?

I discovered that on 10.8 the Applications folder does not allow you to change the sort order, it's always listed by name. How can I change the sort order?
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Can't open Java Preferences with Oracle Java 7 installed

I have both Oracle Java 7 and Apple Java 6 installed. Apple Java 6 is disabled in Java Preferences. Now, when I try to launch Java Preferences I get a "Cannot launch "Java Preferences - No compatible ...
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Connecting iPhone 4 to MacBook Pro via Bluetooth

I'm having issues when trying to connect my new MacBook Pro to my iPhone 4 via Bluetooth. I'm trying to connect my iPhone to my MacBook so that I can use the iPhone as a hotspot through Bluetooth and ...
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Does the Mountain Lion installer work on any Mac capable of running Mountain Lion or is it hardware specific?

Perhaps this is an obvious question, but will the Mountain Lion installer from the App Store work on any Mac? E.g. if I download it and put it on an SD card on my MacBook Pro can I use that SD card to ...
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Keyboard, notification, or menubar shortcut to compose mail message?

Im looking for a quick way to bring up a compose mail message dialogue. Either a keyboard shortcut, or even a little tool within mountain lion's new notification center would be cool. Anyone got ...
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Will I be able to re-download Mountain Lion by using my redemption code in the future?

Apple gives a free upgrade to Mountain Lion if a new Mac is purchased in a nearby time frame. I got a redemption code. Will I be able to download Mountain Lion again next time, for example in two ...
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Routing all traffic except a few IP-ranges though default gateway in Mountain Lion

I am using VPN (Cisco IPSec) through the default Mountain Lion network preferences. In Lion (and also in Snow Leopard), I did the following to change the routing back to using my default gateway for ...
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rMBP Doesn't Wake Up From Sleep After Upgrading to ML

It is the second time that my rMBP doesn't wake up from sleep. The only application that I've recently installed are Alferd and BetterTouchTool - Could it have something to do with that? In addition ...
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Has anyone found a download for a Mountain Lion resembling Dock theme?

Mountain Lion has a SWEET new Dock look that I'd love to replicate into my Lion install. Has anyone found a download link for any kind of fan art resembling it accurately, yet?
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Should I format and upgrade to mavericks or upgrade to mavericks and format?

I am planning to upgrade on a Unibody Macbook (2008) to Mavericks. Mountain Lion is already installed and I felt it to be a bit sluggish when I upgraded. I also would like to start anew and clear some ...
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Upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion

Is it possible for me with a 2007 iMac running Leopard (2.16 Ghz Intel 2 Duo and 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM) to upgrade to Mountain Lion? If not, is there any later version I can upgrade to? If I can ...
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Floating semi-transparent image for comparison

I'm a web developer on a Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) and was wondering if there is a (free) alternative to Overlay2 - basically it's an app that lets you create a floating window with a semi-transparent ...
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Terminal has gone weird after screen sharing

I used screen sharing on my Macbook Pro to remote control my friend's iMac. Unfortunately, now my Terminal now says: kellys-iphone-2:~ James$ Why is it now saying this all of a sudden? Where has ...
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Bad idea to boot Tiger?

Are there any possible ill consequences from booting my 2007 MacBook Pro (runs 10.8.3) into 10.4.11? According to Apple it's supported. I just want to run Diablo 2. I found an old backup of my ...
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Temporarily disable Notification Center in Mountain Lion from command line?

I've been trying to create a script to disable/enable the Notification Center, even if it's temporary. It should do the same as manually sliding the Notification Center, scrolling up, and toggling the ...
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Login loop after OS X 10.8 update (WindowServer problem?)

The problem I upgraded my macpro recently from OS X 10.6 to 10.8. Now (couple of weeks later) I ran an small update for OS X 10.8, and something not so funny happened. The updater asked me to reboot ...
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How can I disable automatic scanning for WiFi networks?

The objective is to strengthen the WiFi reception (at the moment without additional hardware). I live in an area with a 100+ radio signals. Majority is useless (to low signal) but still scanned and ...
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Are there any hidden settings to modify default system sleep conditions?

Is it possible in some way to modify conditions when OS X will go to sleep? In my opinion the time delay of system sleep is insufficient. Imagine the situation that we are in the middle of ...
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Permanently deleting iMessages in a Mac

I painstakingly delete all my iMessages from my Mac (Mountain Lion) but every time someone sends me a new iMessage all earlier messages of that person AND others get downloaded. Is not there a setting ...
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Flickering in Safari after switching back to integrated graphics

I have a MacBook Pro which switches dynamically between discrete and integrated graphics. I get a notification about the switching using gfxCardStatus. If Safari is running while the system switches ...
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Cannot update Microsoft Office 2011

I have tried numerous ways to fix this problem : Clean uninstall and re-install of Office 2011 Download individual updates Download older Office updates I always stop at "Destination Select" step ...
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Computer should be restarted to connect internet (Mountain Lion on VMware 8)

I have Mountain Lion 10.8 on VMware 8. I am using auto-bridging (vmnet0) for internet service. The internet works find until I pause or turn off the virtual machine. When I resume or restart it, the ...
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Can I install the preinstalled Mac OS X Mountain Lion on other Macs?

I just ordered a Mac that will be shipped with Mountain Lion. Is it possible to install Mountain Lion on my other Macs? Or do I have to buy an upgrade in the App Store?
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Magic Trackpad gestures don't work

A brand new Magic Trackpad has been paired to a 2011 Mac mini with OSX 10.8. This mini has no other bluetooth devices. OSX was upgraded in-place from Lion to Mountain Lion. The trackpad doesn't ...
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To upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion, is it better to do a fresh install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Advantage of doing a clean Install of Mountain Lion? Many of us will upgrade our existing machines to Mountain Lion, which should be out tomorrow. In my case, to be ...
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Applescript opens new window for everything when run

I have the following code I did for a tweetbot keyboard shortcut to open tweetbot and create a new tweet. on run {input, parameters} activate application "Tweetbot 2" tell application ...
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Can imagent in OS X Mountain Lion be made to consume fewer resources?

imagent is constantly consuming CPU cycles and a couple of GBs of "real memory" on my wife's MacBook Air since upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion. I believe this is part of the Messages app. Is there ...