OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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I chose the wrong partition to install Windows. How do I reinstall Mountain Lion?

I've had my new Mac for less than a week, and screwed it up. In trying to create a dual boot, I made noob mistake in choosing the wrong partition to format to NTFS for Windows (the partition with ...
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How to get rid of the circular speech commands thing?

This thing has appeared, hovering obtrusively over my desktop (Mountain Lion): I don't know how it got there. Presumably I pressed some key combination by accident. But I can't for the life of me ...
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Mail.app behaving strange when sending mail

When I send an email to somebody I get this dialog: But when I click on "Connection Doctor" and then "Try With Selected Server" it works. How can I fix this?
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Playing videos on VirtualBox Mac OS X guest on Ubuntu 13.04 as host

I managed to install Mac OS X Moutain Lion as a VirtualBox guest OS on Ubuntu 13.04 as host. I need to test a web app which plays HTML5 videos on Safari 6. Unfortunately, I can’t play any video on ...
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How to refresh Messages on Mac after hibernation?

I've set up iMessage on my iPhone correctly (apple id) with Messages on my Mac (OSX Mountain Lion), and it syncs. But the syncing isn't flawless.. Everytime I wake up my Mac after hibernation, it ...
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Blinking question mark on folder on boot

I am attempting to boot up my 2009 MacBook Pro, but when it starts it immediately shows a white screen with a 'question mark folder' — it keeps blinking until the computer shuts down (unless I keep it ...
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10.8 Notification Center occasionally freezes system

My Mac Pro 5,1 sometimes freezes when I open the Notification Center, and it usually recovers by itself about 10 minutes later. I'd like to know why and how to fix it. When this happens, the ...
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Unable to click in a new user account

The click events wont fire in a newly created user account in my MacBook Pro Mountain Lion. The click events works fine in my first admin account. But when I create a new user account, (standard or ...
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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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Google Calendar sync not working in Mountain Lion

Last week my OS X Calendar stopped syncing to Google Calendar. Past events are still there, but new events aren't pushed to Google anymore. I already tried deleting Calendar's/iCals Cache and ...
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What’s the best way to view all my iCloud Documents without opening different apps?

I frequently have to copy over documents to and fro iCloud and my Desktop. It’s really tedious to open each iWork app, search through the list, copy my file and repeat. Is it possible to view all my ...
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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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Coloured files and folders - Mavericks and Yosemite

I really liked the colour folders / files you could set in osx 10.8, the ones where the entire folder / file line would be coloured as opposed to the little coloured dot in Mavericks and Yosemite. Is ...
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Macintosh HD not showing up on disc utility

I am trying to do a clean install on my Macbook Pro 13" from 2011. Here is what I did so far: 1) Booted up on my USB Stick with Mountain Lion Installer mounted on it 2) Opened up Disc Utility and ...
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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...
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How do I get my AirPlay mirroring to take up my entire TV screen?

I have a 2011 27" iMac that currently has Mountain Lion installed on it, and I am trying to get the AirPlay mirroring to take up my entire 1080p widescreen TV. How do I get that to happen?
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Can't get past the login screen even with a correct password

I recently upgraded a 2010 MacBook Pro to Mountain Lion, and it's worked fine for the most part. Today, however, upon waking up from sleep, the laptop won't go past the login screen. I enter the ...
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How do I remove Wondershare Video Converter from MacBook Air Mountain Lion?

I have changed my mind about this app but when I try to remove it by dragging it to the trash and then try to empty the trash I get a message that the trash can not be emptied because the program is ...
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Mountain Lion printer not found on bonjour, can't install by IP

My networked HP6310 suddenly stopped working today from my MBPro running Mountain Lion. Other laptops in the house (MB running Snow Leopard, MBP running Lion) can still print. I can connect via USB ...
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Download Mountain Lion on unsupported Mac?

Can I buy and download OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, via the Mac App Store on an unsupported Mac? My home internet is dial-up, so whenever I need to download stuff I go to the library with my Snow ...
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How can I trigger a Notification Center notification from an AppleScript or shell script?

I'd love to be able to take advantage of 10.8's Notification Center features in AppleScripts and shell scripts I write. Is there a built-in command or a third-party library I can use from either an ...
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Creating A Bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 On OS X?

Reasons for wanting create such a usb include: PC is unbootable and you want to prepare a bootable USB using the ISO file that you have on your external hard drive. to install Windows 8.1 on Mac ...
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Python Virtualenv is broken since upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, when running the command "virtualenv env", I get: New python executable in env/bin/python Installing setuptools......... Complete output from command ...
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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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Is it possible to always show hidden/dotfiles in Open/Save dialogs?

It is possible to show so-called dotfiles/directories like .git or files/directories that have the Hidden attribute in the Finder by running defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles 1 ...
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How can i reset my Terminal?

just some time ago i installed the OS X Server app on my mac and since this day it always appears server as the chosen directory in my terminal. But because i dont really like the Server application ...
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Internet connection no longer reliable after installing Mountain Lion

I installed Mountain Lion yesterday and find that when my 2 year old iMac comes back from sleep it finds the router and connection but fails to allow internet connection. In other words it indicates ...
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Disable outgoing mail for an account?

I have an account that I want to receive but never send email from in Mail.app. Is there a simple way to disable this one account? I'm running Mountain Lion.
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Can a Mac be programmed to simulate pressing a key at a certain rate via software?

Is there a way or a 3rd party application which would let me specify, for example, that I want it to send a keyboard event (so that it has the same effect as physically hitting the key on the ...
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Mountain Lion reboots while connection to iPad 3

I have installed Mountain Lion recently. I have been using 4th generation iPod Touch for development, and it was working fine. Once I had to debug something on iPad 3, the OS reboots every time I ...
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Shortcut to revert autocorrect change

I like the autocorrect feature, but sometimes I want to revert to the word I typed. If i backspace to the word, I see an overlay with the word as I typed it, but can't figure how to revert to it ...
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Favorites in Finder Sidebar

Having installed Mountain Lion 10.8.3 I can not get the sidebar in Finder to display Favorites. Finder > Preferences > Sidebar shows a number of boxes against Favorite folders, but these can not be ...
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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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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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What is causing this Kernel Panic (GPU Panic)?

My MacBook Pro keeps crashing. I can find no pattern to what causes it. Sometimes it goes for a day without crashing. Sometimes it crashes repeatedly. I've run an Apple Hardware Test (holding down D ...
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Not seeing hard disk in Disk Utility in Internet Recovery Mode

System specs: 2010 MacBook Pro Mountain Lion. It all began with the grey screen and spinning wheel..... there were no prior symptoms indicating problems, plenty of available memory... etc. I have ...
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Cannot Connect to Site with Wi-Fi But Can on 3G

At some point earlier today, I lost the ability to connect to a site via my wireless network, powered by an Airport Express. When I try to load the page in Chrome 23 and Safari 6.0.2 on a MacBook Air ...
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Intriguing connection issue on OS X

I've been recently having this issue with my internet connection on my MacBook Pro Early 2011 running OS X 10.8.3: from time to time the connection "freezes" for about 5 seconds and then comes back. ...
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What sets my Java Virtual Machine?

I'm not understanding how my Java environment is getting set up. If I have multiple versions of Java installed how does the correct version get selected when I start a Java dependent application? I ...
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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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OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Server.app always starts with the setup wizard

We're having a weird problem where running the Server.app always brings up the setup wizard, even though the services are running fine. The wizard successfully completes, services keep on working. ...
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Can anyone share original IO80211FAMILY kext for OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5

Can anyone share original IO80211FAMILY kext file for OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 as I by mistake deleted it and now my WiFi has stopped working. I could not find it on Google, please if you have the ...
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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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How can one determine which user deleted a shared file on OS X Mountain Lion Server

My girlfriend is a lab technician at a small pharmaceutical startup. She created a very important Excel file and placed it in a shared folder on a server that the "IT" guy set up. The server runs ...
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How can I disable shift + control + scroll zoom in chrome?

I use ⌃ ctrl + ⇧ shift + ⇥ tab to move between tabs in Chrome, but if I scroll with the touchpad it'll zoom the page. This happens quite a lot and it's frustrating. Is there some way I can disable the ...
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How do delete stuck download of Xcode 5 from app store?

Initially I was downloading Xcode 5 from the Mac App Store, but I found it extremely slow, and so I stopped the download. Then I downloaded it from the developer web site instead, which was much ...
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Why does my mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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Can't turn on wifi on Mac OSX Mountain lion MBP 2012

The WiFi interface won't turn on when i press "Activate wifi" from the preferences neither from the status bar. I tried restarting the mac,and reset the pram. The Ethernet works fine and this is ...
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iPhoto (v 9.2) freezes

I'm starting to experience freezes when I try to enhance, adjust or re-name photos. This happen in only one of my 2 libraries. It has about 20K photos. My smaller library has about 16K with no ...
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disk appears in Finder's favorites left bar

Anyone can help me to solve this issue: "Vault" volume randomly appears in the favorites bar! If i remove it using contextual menu action "Remove from left bar" it appears again after some time! ...