OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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Time Machine automatic backups fail, manual backups succeed

Short Description Automatic Time Machine backups fail (with an error code of '19'), but manual backups succeed. Does anyone know what would cause this behavior? Long Description & ...
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Unable to read last block of the device

I'm mid way through replacing the hard drive in my MacBook Pro (mid-2009). I've created a boot disk (10.8) on a SD card which I am booting from. On trying to format the new drive with disk utility ...
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Can Google Chrome be blamed for high RAM usage and lagging performance?

On my Mac, OS X lags substantially when browsing through Chrome. I've researched things and understand that inactive memory is part of the free memory, that can and should be freed at a moment's ...
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Bluetooth keyboard causing wifi to freak out, in turn using all of my CPU and RAM?

I paired my Apple Bluetooth keyboard with my Macbook Retina running 10.8.3 today, and noticed that my fan starting running really loudly. Opening Activity Monitor, it showed that a task, ...
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Time Machine backup to Airport Extreme AirDisk

I thought it was NOT possible to use the USB hard disk attached to the Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) as a backup destination for Time Machine backups. This was mostly due to Google results as ...
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X11 periodically losing focus

I have a very annoying issue with the X11 app on OS X when using it to run things remotely over SSH. Every now and then (it's pretty regular, I'd say about each 1-2 minutes), the app I'm in loses ...
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What terminal is the Mountain Lion Terminal app emulating?

I recently migrated from 10.6 to 10.8. I use Terminal to connect to various linux boxes where the TERM variable is observed to be xterm-color. This seems to be consistent with the 10.6 setting of ...
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Mail.app inbox becomes blank after a few minutes of use

On a newly installed and fully updated Mountain Lion system, I see the following problem: After a few minutes of using Mail.app (or even just letting it sit in the dock), the inbox becomes empty. ...
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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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Dictation not working in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

I have enabled dictation in the preferences, but it fails to start. When I tap fn fn, the Icon with three dots appears, and quickly disappears. I don't see a microphone. My system is connected to ...
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Mountain Lion - Umlauts with english keyboard layout

i have small problems with my keyboard typing umlauts. On Lion i could type umlauts with " followed by the vowel This is no longer possible. The only possibility i noticed is to type umlauts now by ...
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Choosing between opening a file with primary or secondary program with a shortcut

I know how to change default program to certain type of files, but I've been running to situations where I could use 2 defaults. Lets take .html files for example. I have assigned Chrome to open all ...
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Can the alert sound in Mountain Lion's notification center be customized?

Is there a way to change the default "Basso" alert sound in Mountain Lion's Notification Center? What I'd really like is support for application-specific notification sounds, so I can tell without ...
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How do I reassign the F3 key to another application?

I have a gesture for Exposé so I need another button (the F3) to do the same. I'd love to replace F3 to show/hide the MacBartender app. Would it be possible to reassign this key for such a use? I ...
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How can I get a OSX mountain lion installer for deployment testing?

I have a macmini which came with Mountain Lion preinstalled as from factory. I need to create a virtual machine on this macmini (OSX host/OSX guest) with the same version for end-user deployment ...
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Automator list of urls - no results

I have a list of URLs as input, and I'm trying to get image on the pages in order to download them. I'm filtering the text and passing it to the 'Get Image URLs from Webpage' action, but it's not ...
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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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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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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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Installing Hadoop, Zookeeper, AccumuLo on Mac

EDIT JavaJDK 1.6 Hadoop ZooKeeper AccumuLo Hadoop is starting up and seems to be running fine. Tested the NameNode and JobTracker and they both can be seen in the localhost html page. ZooKeeper ...
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Deleting songs on computer from an iTunes playlist

Oftentimes, I am in an iTunes playlist and want to delete a song from my computer. However, if I am in an iTunes playlist, I can only delete the song from the playlist, and then I have to go back to ...
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Prevent partitions from Spotlight indexing each other

I have a single MacBook Pro partitioned into two drives, each running a copy of Mountain Lion. In Partition X, I would like to disable Spotlight from indexing Partition Y. In Partition Y, I want to ...
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Clicking help on Time Machine “to improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you” message cancels it?

On a fairly new machine running 10.8.3 I'm getting the message: Time Machine completed a verification of your backups on “<disk>”. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new ...
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How do I change the order in which login items execute under OS X 10.8.2?

If I remember right, in earlier versions of OS X, it was possible to "drag-and-drop" to rearrange Login Items so that they start in a different order. Under OS X 10.8.2 this doesn't seem to work. ...
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What is the dotted blue underlining when I use dictation on OS X?

When I use the dictation feature in OS X, sometimes some of my text has got dotted blue underlining below it after entry: What does this mean? Am I able to use it to correct the mistakes in the ...
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Mountain Lion US keyboard layout .. bug? British layout when selected US keyboard

When I change my input source to US Keyboard and I want to press this key: ` I get some British key. My keyboard is this one: And it behaves like this one: I changed my keyboard layout like ...
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Cannot differentiate between LEFT ⌘ (0x37) and RIGHT ⌘ (0x36) keys

I would like to swap the right-⌘ key with the right-⌥ key. KeyRemap4MacBook's EventViewer shows that Alt Gr key acts as the left-⌘ (Command_L in EventViewer), whereas I'd like to be the right-⌘ ...
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Network share permissions problems in Mountain Lion

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I have experienced some weird problems with network share permissions. This network share is a Windows server which I login to like so: ...
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How to burn Windows compatible CD on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I burned a CD with pictures and PDFs on my Mac Pro but my Windows machine cannot read the CD. Should I have burned the disc differently to make it Windows-readable?
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Scripting the unhiding of Library folders on Time Machine disks

Here's the context: I have about 400 students with Time Machine backups from Lion computers. We wiped and re-imaged their laptops with new software AND with Mountain Lion. We just discovered that you ...
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Auto Brightness in Mountain Lion

Ever since I've updated to Mountain Lion, the screen brightness keeps changing automatically. I don't have the setting enabled in Energy Saver. I usually have my brightness set to 100%, and the ...
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How to access USB External Drive on iMac from Macbook Pro?

I have an iMac with an external USB 1TB harddrive, running Mountain Lion. Under File Sharing I have added this external drive to my list of "Shared Folders". I have a MacBook Pro also running ...
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Mountain Lion Doesn't Download from Store

I just bought Mountain Lion in the App Store and it shows the download link. But after I click it and correctly enter my password it does not continue to download. Nothing happens. It just remains on ...
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Migration Assistant moved files to inaccesible new account, how to get to my old files?

I just got a Mac after many years on a PC. Migration Assistant did not work when I was setting up the computer, so I ran it a few minutes later instead. However, it seems it transferred all my files ...
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How to quickly send new mail without opening mail application?

I know Quicksilver has a plug in for quickly sending new mail messages without opening the Mail application. But the Quicksilver plug in doesn't work under Mountain Lion. How do you send a new mail ...
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Which Macs support Airplay mirroring on Mountain Lion?

Some people are reporting that Airplay mirroring doesn't work on their Mac running Mountain Lion. Which Macs support AirPlay?
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Fix formatted GPT in SSD

I accidentally formatted my SSD's GPT while formatting a USB in Linux's gparted. Now, when running gpt in Mac's command line, this is how my SSD looks like: My-MacBook-Pro:~ user$ sudo gpt -r show ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem loading images on Cultofmac.com in Safari and Chrome

I have had a problem with the cultofmac site for a little while now. The pages will load the text, video and some ads. But does not load the main images for the articles until about a minute. This is ...
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Disable ALL password prompts in Finder

I FREQUENTLY mess with system/hidden files in /Library, /System, /bin, etc. and I'm tired of constantly being prompted for my (20+ Alphanumeric character) password. I'd like to have my "Administer" ...
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Applescript - the activate command makes application “half-active”

What I did: Using this link, I created the following Applescript: tell application "System Events" click (first button whose subrole is "AXZoomButton") of (first window whose subrole is ...
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How does Spotlight determine which category a file belongs to?

In Spotlight you can enable and disable file categories that will appear in search results. How does Spotlight determine that a certain file belongs to a certain category? The following specific ...
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How to obtain the external IPv4 address via Terminal

I'm trying to figure out how to obtain my external IP (IPv4) via Terminal without connecting to a remote website or service. Here's what I've found so far - these all use remote/external checking: ...
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Can MacFusion be used under Mountain Lion?

I have bought a new MacBook Pro with Retina display which has OS X 10.8.3. I have installed MacFusion from the version on their website, but I cannot mount it, getting this error: Could not mount ...