OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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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

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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Mountain Lion lost my photo and all photos

I had snow leopard installed on my mac and things like garage band. I have downloaded and installed mountain lion and now have lost iPhoto with all my photos, these included everything from my ...
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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 ...
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Keyboard bugs (some keys doing strange stuffs)

Since this morning the keyboard is exhibiting some strange behavior: "!" key is adding a "@" after the "!" "i" key is adding a tab after the "i" "k" key is toggling the caps lock after the "k" ...
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Can't Get Files Off Of Old Hard Drive On New MacBook Pro

Recently, I had to upgrade from my originaly MBP (2007) to a new, 15in MBP with Lion. I was able to extract my old hard drive from my old computer and load it onto my new laptop, it reads the drive ...
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How can I purchase Mountain Lion on a computer and install it on a different computer?

I bought a used MacBook Pro 15″ with Lion and Windows dual boot. I accidentally dropped my Mac when it was on - everything was fine until I rebooted it and it got stuck on the grey screen, and I lost ...
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Run a Windows Virtual Machine on Mac OS X 10.8 with a real Hard Drive partition

I have dual-boot setup on my MacBook using bootcamp. I have 2 partitions: 1 is Windows 7 and the other is Mac OS X 10.8. I have all of my stuff personal stuff setup for the Mac side. I have ...
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mvim (MacVim 7.4) opening new windows rather than tabs (Mac OS X 10.8.5)

I am using the above and editing new files using mvim <filename>. The first time after I installed mvim in the /usr/local/bin directory it seemed to open files in new tabs by default, this ...
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How to enable fast user switching when Login Options are disabled?

I'm not sure how this machine was setup, but I do have control over it now as a local admin. I need to enable fast user switching, but the option is greyed out along with some others. This is after ...
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Apple OS Update and SSD failed last time I tried

I have a MacMini that is running 10.7.5. This is a Mid-2011 MacMini. I installed a SSD in my MacMini about a year ago. When I put the SSD in, the Mini was already running Lion. I installed the ...
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Encrypted Mountain Lion is not booting, showing OS X utilities screen

My FileVault 2 encrypted OS X Mountain Lion setup is not booting, but instead showing the OS X utilities screen. I have two accounts, User1 and User2. The encryption was enabled with User2's login ...
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Heavy MySQL usage causes Dock process to freeze system

This problem has been aggravating me for several months, and I've gathered a lot of information about it, but I can't find the solution. I'm running XAMPP 1.8.2 on Mountain Lion, and I'm running a ...
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Messages see chat history?

I am a little confused, I am using Messages but after like 20 messages the previous messages disappear. How can I increase it or go back and look at previous messages?
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Website changes will not show on desktop mac, but everywhere else it is online and viewable?

I'm having issues displaying a website that was just recently created on my desktop mac while on every other computer the website is available. I've tried clearing browser cache from all major ...
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Assign Application Windows to Different Spaces/Desktops

I have two Spaces configured and I keep some Safari windows in one space and some in another. However, Mission Control only allows you to assign an application to a Space, but not different windows ...
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Mid-2012 Retina Pro - shouldn't I have Mountain Lion?

I recently reinstalled OSX, Win7 and Linux on my mid-2012 15" Retina (purchased August 19, 2012), and just noticed that I, apparently, am now running OSX Lion (10.7.5). I recall that this machine ...