OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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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 ...
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How to configure `ipfw` on Lion, Mountain Lion?

I'd like to configure and start ipfw on Macs running Lion, Mountain Lion. I found that pfctl is configured and started with: /etc/pf.conf /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.pfctl.plist How is ...
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Roll back to Mountain Lion but don't lose saved documents

I have a Time Machine backup of my system from last week right before I installed Mavericks. I've determined that Mavericks breaks too many programs that I need to use and doesn't add enough features ...
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Roll back to Mountain Lion without time machine backup

I've installed OS X Maverick which was downloaded by someone else and was registered to other apple ID, that's why I can't install maverick free apps like keynotes, pages...how can I roll back to my ...
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Stop Safari from restoring default preferences after quitting

Every time that I quit Safari, it restores all default preferences. It also resets the homepage to the default apple.com site! (I cannot stand this.) This problem began after installing McAfee, and ...
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How to create a record at the runtime in applescript?

I would like to create a variable of type record at the runtime, I found this could work: set bcd to run script ("{" & "abc" & ":" & "def" & "}") But it doesn't: error "The ...
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Revert to old finder item highlight style in Mavericks

In Mavericks, the finder item selection looks like this: This looks very bad (hopefully just a temporary bug and not an actual design decision) and is inconsistent with the otherwise rectangular ...
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Remove horizontal scrolling in finder with big thumbnail view

This is an overflow problem. Like in this picture, there is two scrollbars, you need a horizontal + vertical scrolling ? Is there a way to fix that ? EDIT : I found a tip by using 'sort by name'.
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Stop Mavericks opening Safari in whichever screen I happen to be in?

I have a hotkey on my mouse that opens Safari, and since Mavericks, it'll open it in whichever monitor currently has focus (or the non-greyed-out menu bar). I want it to always open in the same spot ...
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Remove existing Facebook account from OS X

I had synchronized my personal Facebook account on OS X Mountain Lion in System Preferences > Mail, Contacts & Calendars through the Facebook tab. I removed it and synchronized my official ...
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Is It Possible To Still Upgrade To OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

For those Mac owners still on OS X Snow Leopard, does the possibility exist to upgrade to OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion rather than to 10.9 Mavericks?
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Safari replaces some text with an A

I recently reinstalled my computer because I got a new hard drive. After the reinstallation my Safari started to act weird. It replaces some text with an A in a box, please see images below. I ...
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Mission Control switching to wrong Space on revealing hidden app

I've got some Stickies windows open in two separate Spaces. If I hide Stickies in one space with ⌘ cmd+H, then move to the other space and reveal Stickies with the app switcher, it springs back to the ...
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Show hidden apps (⌘H) in Mission Control [duplicate]

In OS X 10.8.5 if I hide an app with ⌘ cmd+H, it does not show in Mission Control until it has been revealed again via the app switcher or dock. Is it possible to show windows for hidden apps in ...
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What's the legal status of my Snow Leopard once I've upgraded to Mountain Lion?

I've upgraded Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion using the App Store. What's the legal status of my Snow Leopard copy? Is it still "bound" to that install, i.e. the Mountain Lion only legally counts as ...
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Mavericks downgrade to Mountain Lion - alert cannot be installed on this computer

I purchased a second hand iMac with Mavericks Developer installed already, seen as I am not a developer and other things don't work, I purchased a copy of Mountain Lion but when tring to run the ...
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Is it possible to remove all installed terminal applications and extensions back to native without doing a clean OSX install?

Basically I would like to know if it is possible to remove all php, apache, homebrew, mac ports etc. installs back to native without doing a clean install of the OS? If not is the best way to go ...
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GIF super slow on Quick Look

Mountain Lion got animated GIF support for Quick Look, but the animations show as slowmotion. It renders very slow even if the GIF has a fast frame rate. Is there any way to improve this or replace ...