OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

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Where are system environment variables set in Mountain Lion?

In Lion (and previous releases) it was in .MacOSX/environment.plist. After upgrading to 10.8, the file is still there, but the variables aren’t taking. I’ve also tried adding them to ...
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Archive folder not appearing in IMAP account on Mail.app

I have a standard IMAP account configured in Mail.app (on Mountain Lion). That account contains a folder called Archive, which does not appear on the list of folders on the left. However, it does ...
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Mac Mini 2013 and Samsung UE32F4000 32 inches tv resolution problem

i'm trying to connect using hdmi cable my new mac mini and my new samsung 32 inches tv. My problem is that i can't find the right configuration on mac and on tv to achive the correct resolution. If ...
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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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Gatekeeper Configuration Data 14.0

I recently received Gatekeeper Configuration Data 14.0 installed automatically without any notice on my MBP, it's not shown on the normal "Software Update" list. But can be found via Apple > About ...
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User home folder path displaying problem in Finder on OS X 10.8 and 10.9

If to set "New Finder window show" to my user home folder under the Finder preference, then each time open Finder after a fresh boot up or restart or log off, it will display the full path in the ...
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How to change the default Mail account in Mountain Lion?

I have 2 mail accounts configured. When composing a new message, it will default to the account for the currently selected mailbox, which is fine. However, when no particular mailbox is selected (when ...
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How do I re-enable double tap to highlight on my trackpad?

I recently did a fresh install of 10.8. Prior to this install, I could rapidly tap twice on my touchpad and, on the second tap, drag the pointer to highlight text. Now, with this new install, that ...
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Why does Safari 6 scroll to the bottom of the page when viewing Google search results?

When I use the pagination at the bottom of Google search results pages to browse through the results, Safari 6 on OS X Mountain Lion automatically scrolls to the bottom of the page. Doesn't happen ...
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How to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air with Mountain Lion

I recently downloaded Mountain Lion because I wanted to be able to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air. But, for some reason I'm not able to add my number to my Mac. When ...
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Why is the “Word of the Day” screensaver giving me false information?

I'm using the "Word of the Day" screensaver under OSX 10.8. It says "Press the D key to see more.", however hitting the D, or any other key, instead brings up the password screen used to terminate ...
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How to get Mail files from Mountain Lion Time Machine backup in Mavericks?

I have upgraded my MBP to Mavericks and got the system to how I like etc. Tt has since backed up using Time Machine onto an external HD. Now it slipped my mind that I would like to have my e-mails on ...
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10.8 reminders snooze duration

When I get either a Calendar or Reminders notification, I have the option to 'snooze': I would like to be able to say something like 'remind me in 10 minutes' or 'remind me in 2 hours' (much like ...
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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 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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Mountain Lion Installation Error

I was helping a friend to do a clean install on his Macbook Pro with the bootable Mountain Lion USB disk (By holding down the option key at boot up and choosing the USB Installer) but I got stuck with ...
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OS X keeps rebooting by itself

This is a bit weird to start since I work at a AAAC and should at least be able to pinpoint a cause, but: I have been having this issue for at least a year It spawns three different machines and ...
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Remove Window Drop Shadow and Replace with Outline

I'm running OS X 10.8.4. My goal is to remove the wide drop shadows around windows and replace them with a thin black outline. Several questions have been posted asking how to remove or reduce the ...
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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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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 disable Apple Push Notification Service (apsd) on OS X 10.8?

I am using an iMac at work, and the IT security guys are raising issue with the Apple Push Notification Service (apsd) trying to bypass the proxy continually. I would like to know how I can disable ...
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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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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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/etc/launchd.conf setenv value containing whitespace

In my /etc/launchd.conf file, I added these lines in an effort to figure out exactly how to create globally scoped environment variables whose values contain whitespace. setenv foo1 123456 setenv ...
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How to automatically make Mac shutdown after Time Machine Backup

How can I make my Macbook automatically shutdown after a Time Machine backup? I have a 40GB worth backup to do but I keep having to cancel it to go to bed. Would be great if I could leave it on to do ...
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Why am I unable to download Mavericks from the App Store? [duplicate]

I am running Mountain Lion. But unfortunately, I'm having trouble downloading Mavericks Installer from the App Store. Here is what happens: I search for Mavericks in the App Store, it shows ...
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I deleted a very large file from Mountain Lion, but the space was not reclaimed. lsof not showing pending deletes

I have a MacBook Air 11" running OS X 10.8.5. I have a 128GB SSD drive that was running out of space with only 10 GBs free. The largest single file on the filesysem was my 30+ GB Windows 7 virtual ...
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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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How to resize Macintosh HD?

In my disk utilty, I have some unused space left over. I want to resize Macintosh HD to use this space. Whats the best way to resize Macintosh HD? Disk Utility won't let me resize it whether I'm ...
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Share Ethernet over Airport (Macbook PRO, Mountain Lion) to Windows XP - No DHCP

I'm not able to share network from Ethernet to WiFi (AirPort) on my 10.8.2 (MBP 13", 2012, MacBookPro9,2) I'm able to create both protected and unprotected networks, and authenticate from Win XP. But ...
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After Mountain Lion reinstall, iPhoto and other apps won't work

I had to reinstall Mountain Lion from the disk utility because my macbook pro would not boot. After the reinstall, iPhoto and several of my apps will not start. What can I do?
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printing but no content

Am trying to print from email attachments. Printer is working, but the pages are blank I have a IMAC and am using Preview to print from. My email is g-mail, even forwarded the attachment to different ...
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Best practice for changing AD domains on MAC, Mountain Lion & Mavericks?

We are changing domain name in our company. I have over 3000 users, that are local and remote, I need to able to change their domain on 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) & 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I am hoping ...
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How to see the members of an Active Directory group in the Mail application

I'd like to find out how to check the members of a group defined in Active Directory from the Mail application in OSX 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). I have my corporate AD server defined as an LDAP server, ...
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Time Machine Back Up Issue

Is there a way to program time machine so that when it backs up it doesn't start from the beginning but will back up by date? I.e., backup anything new from the last backup?
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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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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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Can I use sharing?

Can I use "Share my library on my local network" ? I have my library in a shared folder on my iMac, this is to stop having to have the same music stored twice so my other half can use iTunes as well ...
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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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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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A calendar embedded in OS X desktop that allows me to cross off days I workout - does something like this exist?

I'm getting into an exercise routine and in the past I've found it helpful to cross off the days tha I do exercise on a calendar. It occurred to me that I spend far more time looking at my macbook ...
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Disconnect external monitor without unplugging Mini DisplayPort Adapter

Would like to disconnect my external monitor without unplugging the Mini DisplayPort Adapter. Any ideas? Running Mountain Lion, mid 2012 MacBook Pro. The scenario: I have another Windows machine ...
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Getting rid of “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer” message at startup

I have a couple of disks in Windows software mirroring RAID in my system, and when OS X (Mountain Lion) loads, the same message pops up (twice) each time: The disk you inserted was not readable by ...
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How to get 'favorites' to display in finder…?

I used to have several favorites in the sidebar of the finder window, but today they are gone. I cannot drag folders into the sidebar, and I can't display the ones available to choose from in ...
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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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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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How do I turn off App Store notifications in Mountain Lion

The App Store on Mountain Lion pushes update notifications through Notification Center. Unfortunately, this also happens for users that are not system administrators (and so cannot run the App Store). ...
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Mac Pro 2008 running but no video out, is it a failing graphics card?

I am running a Mac Pro 2008 as of the last week I have been shutting down the machine instead of sleeping it due to the 10.8.2 sleep bug that had been floating around. Today I went to start it and no ...
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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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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 ...