OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

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How to disable that “Guest User” from appearing at the OS X 10.8.5 login screen

I have removed the "guest user" account by: System Preferences → Users & groups → Guest User → Remove. It still remains as an option under users (but states disabled). It still shows up on login ...
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App Store keeps on trying and failing to update iMovie and iPhoto on Mountain Lion

I recently got a Mountain Lion laptop from work and every time the App Store checks for updates, it reports updates as available for iMovie and iPhoto. However, I have neither installed and when I ...
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Getting Time Machine backups working with an Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS

I'm getting some strange behaviour from Time Machine since upgrading to Moutain Lion using the Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS as the end point for the backups. Getting the first backup to complete ...
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How to install Windows 8 with BootCamp 5 Assistant via USB?

I was able to put Windows 8 setup files on my usb from the installer. Now I just upgraded my machine to Mountain Lion. I have gone through the BC Assistant and it only asks for my Windows CD to be put ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - Kernel Panic and Restart after Sleep

I have a mid-2009 15" MacMook Pro, with 10.8.2 installed. Periodically, after sleeping my machine, I open it and hit a kernel panic. The logs fail at the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient kext, and I ...
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Why does Messages on OSX always show unread messages?

On my iMac running Mountain Lion, Messages is chronically showing that I have 2 unread messages in its Dock icon. However there are no unread messages at all. I've even gone through and clicked on ...
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/dev/tty.usbmodem disappears after Mountain Lion upgrade

I just upgraded from 10.6 to Mountain Lion. Prior to the upgrade I was using an Arduino and talking to it via /dev/tty.usbmodemmfa141. That device does not appear to exist anymore. When I plug in ...
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Samba share on Mountain Lion freezes

I'm using a Mac Mini (Mid 2010) with Mountain Lion on (OS X 10.8 12A269 – not OS X Server) as a file server at my home network. The Mac is equipped with an external 2TB USB disk (Western Digital). ...
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Trying to use a Canon MP210 printer with OS X running 10.8.2

I am honestly not sure if the problem is with the OS or with the printer. I can use this printer with a windows machine without any trouble. However, when I try to use it with my Mac, is just ...
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Upgrading one partition to El Capitan while leaving the other on Mountain Lion

We have an iMac that is barely still compatible with El Capitan. Right now it runs Mountain Lion okay, and actually it has a smaller partition on the hard drive for another clean installation of ...
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Sounds are not working on Mountain Lion Notification Center

Although I see an option in System Preferences > Notifications to enable applications to pop a sound on new notifications, Mountain Lion is not actually playing those sounds. Has Anyone run into ...
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Hand tool in Preview.app 10.8.5 still not working with images

In Mountain Lion's Preview.app, the Hand tool that one can use to move enlarged documents around with the mouse, is missing. In post #58680 I found a solution offered by M K (15/02/2014) to press ...
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Firefox - Shortcut for activating bookmarks in Bookmarks Toolbar?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for activating bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar for Firefox? (Similar to the +1, +2, ..., keyboard shortcuts for Safari.)
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Java WebStart fails on Mac OS Mountain Lion

After searching several hours for a helpful hint on support pages and FAQs that really (!) work this question: I need Java WebStart for an application that works on MAC OS X (Mountain) Lion. So far ...
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How to reinstall OS X when Recovery isn't working?

My wife has a MacBook Pro that she bought new in 2012. In 2013/14 it had an issue with the system files and when she took it into the Genius bar at Apple they reinstalled the OS (wiping all personal ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2011 constantly crashing

I just purchased Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac last week. Outlook CONSTANTLY crashes. I have tried everything… uninstall and re install twice, rebuilding main identity. Please help! I am so frustrated ...
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Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?

I have a really weird problem. I have a Raspberry Pi running an SMB server that shows up in the sidebar of the Finder. I usually can just click on it and connect. Just today, it stopped working and ...
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Use a bluetooth headset JUST as a microphone?

This is hopefully a pretty simple question. Is it possible to configure a bluetooth headset to act as only a microhphone? I am using OSX Mountain Lion. I would assume the process would be something ...
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How to use Homebrew to install local archive

I'm trying to use Homebrew to install wget, but something is happening where the download is always corrupt. This happens for all packages, not just wget. I can download the tar.gz fine through a ...
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Notification Center preferences shows duplicate apps

I was running the Tweetbot for Mac Beta, and still had it installed when I installed the full release from the Mac App Store. Now I have 2 entries in my preferences for Notification Center, and I ...
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Mac Pro can't safe boot

I've been trying to solve the issue seen here: http://www.princeton.edu/~jcjb/docs/osx_error_fix/ The recommended solution is to do a safe boot which clears various caches etc, however I'm unable ...
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Why does a .DS_Store file keep appearing on the desktop?

Every time I delete it from the desktop, I get the same file ".DS_store" created after some time. Is there a reason why this happens ? And can I permanently stop it from being created ?
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QuickTime Screen + Audio Capture

I'm using Retina Macbook Pro running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Is it possible to use QuickTime to capture both audio and screen ? If not, what are the free apps that can do it? P.S. A lot of the times ...
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Can't download Mavericks - I got a Mountain Lion CD, what to do?

This is the most silly question I'll ever ask, and I'm sorry for this. But doing the following: Step 1: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567 Step 2: ...
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Disable Wifi Hotspot Popup Window

Is there a way to disable the wifi popup window that was introduced in OS X Lion. I know I can remove it from known wifi networks, but sometimes I do use this connection (It's the Starbucks free wifi ...
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SMTP Issues with Mountain Lion 10.8

BACKGROUND I upgraded from 10.7 to 10.8 on 7/28/12 I upgraded Xcode from 4.4 to 4.4.1 on 8/8/12 PROBLEM On 8/9/12, on my MacBook Air, Mail.app refuses to connect to the SMTP service on a server ...
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iPhoto 9.4.2 crashes on startup and reboots MacBook Pro 10.8.2

When I attempt to open iPhoto (9.4.2) on my MacBook Pro (10.8.2) iPhoto crashes and it reboots my laptop. iPhoto will open if I boot the MacBook Pro in safe mode. What could be going wrong?
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How can I gift an app in the app store? [duplicate]

I want to gift an OS X app, specifically OS X Mountain Lion to my mother in-law. How do I achieve this from the OS X App Store? I can't find any gifting option for both apps I own and apps I do not ...
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Opening a CBR with Archive Utility; avoiding cpgz/zip loop

I'd like to use Archive Utility (the built-in OSX archive tool) to decompress some .cbz and .cbr files. Unfortunately, Archive Utility doesn't seem to recognize .cbz or .cbr as a zipped file, so if I ...
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Boot Camp Assistant crashes when partitioning drive (exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS)

I run Mountain Lion, a fresh install, brand new Macbook Pro. HD: Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB SSD. When trying to go through Boot Camp Assistant / Setup it works fine until it wants to repartition my ...
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How to wipe huge .MobileBackups folder?

I found my .MobileBackups folder quite large, it weights 160 Gi. Shouldn't the .MobileBsckups folder be wiped after the TM 'backup session'? Since I have backup done on my external drive how can I ...
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How to force Safari resolve local URLs (localhost:9000, 127.0.0.1:3000 etc) on proxy?

I have a SOCKS5 proxy. I have a use-case, in which I want to route all traffic (even local URLs) via my proxy. It works on Chrome & Firefox. However, on Safari, it resolves the local URLs ...
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OS X Mountain Lion/Lion Deep Sleep on low battery

I'm having an issue on my Mac since I installed Lion and now Mountain Lion (I thought that the Lion problem could be because I've put an SSD in my Mac and did not make a fresh install but a carbon ...
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Is there a Google Chrome version 50 supporting Mac OS 10.8.5?

My Chrome 49 stopped receiving updates following Google's announcement of discontinuing support for Mac OS 10.8. Is there any way to install any Chrome version 50 supporting Mac OS 10.8.5 manually?
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How can I create custom right click context menu items in Mountain Lion? (“New File”, “Open Terminal Here”, etc.)?

I've been a native windows'er up until this year and have finally made the jump to OSX. I've found my workflow (web developer) has increased substantially and I love the general performance and ...
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Any advice on troubleshooting instability in Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.4?

In all cases of crashes, I can SSH to the machine, but I can't figure out anything useful to remedy the situation. This freeze happened when sizing the crop in Aperture. Machine had been running for ...
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How do I force a partition and format on a USB key in OS X Mountain Lion Disk Utility or from CLI diskutil?

I have a brand new Memorex TravelDrive 64GB USB disk which is being troublesome. It's formatted FAT16 on MBR, which is not so nice, and I'd like to put it on HFS+. I've tried to do this through ...
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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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Can't boot MacBook Pro 13" (mid 2010)

The problem occurred after installing the update SMC 1.6 on Apple - OS X Mountain Lion: First for a long time was a white screen and noisy cooler After the system battery icon was crossed out and ...
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Logitech C615 webcam not detected (Mac OS X 10.8.2)

I have a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and I purchased a Logitech C615 webcam because I read it is compatible with Mac. I installed the Logitech Camera Software, opened it and ...
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How to move the Downloads folder (in Mountain Lion) to another disc

I want the "Downloads" folder not on the system drive but on my second internal drive. In Lion I just deleted the "Downloads" folder and replace it with an alias with the same name (pointing to the ...
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How can I get all my open TextEdit documents back?

I have a bad habit of having zillions of open documents in TextEdit, containing brief notes that I've made. Most of these are unsaved, so they have titles like "Untitled 67". Usually this isn't a ...
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pinch to zoom with magic mouse in Mountain Lion

I am unable to "pinch-to-zoom" on my magic mouse in mountain lion. I am using better touch tool (but have tried disabling that and pinch-to-zoom still doesn't work). In better touch tool under mouse ...
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How can I remove a signature once it's saved in Preview.app?

How can I delete a signature that I inserted using Preview.app? I can edit or delete all the text fields but the signature seems locked somehow.
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Slow login (Active Directory User + Filevault2) - Mountain Lion

Two of our users have been getting this weird issue where their login to the computer seem to take "ages". The issue seems to go away if you turn off FileVault. However we need to keep FileVault on, ...
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Mac OSX microphone input volume level auto-adjusts - can it be disabled?

I've found this issue and various discussions online about this, but no obvious "just do this", so I'm wandering over here from ServerFault to ask this. Is there a way to disable or hard-set the ...
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All downloaded files cannot be opened as they are 'damaged and should be moved to the Trash'

Everything I download will not open. OS X says the file is damaged and can't be opened and should be moved to the Trash. Like Adobe Reader, for PDF documents. JPEG files will not open. Office files ...
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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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Why won't Migration Assistant recognize my old Time Machine backup?

When I attempt to run Migration Assistant, it searches and searches but can't find the backups. When I open Finder, I can clearly see the backups and navigate around in the backups for the different ...
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Remove entries from finder's context menu?

Does any one know how can I remove items that I never use from the context menu? e.g.: Burn "yadda yadda" to Disk...