OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

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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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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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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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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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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 save chat logs in Messages for Mountain Lion?

I always used to save my Chat logs because I use IM in the professional environment. Now I find that I can’t save chat logs anymore. That option is gone. Is there any workaround or hidden preference ...
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Homebrew doctor warning: you have unlinked kegs in your Cellar

How do you fix this? $ brew doctor ... Warning: You have unlinked kegs in your Cellar Leaving kegs unlinked can lead to build-trouble and cause brews that depend on those kegs to fail to run properly ...
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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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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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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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Screen flash disabled but happens anyway

My Mac has started flashing the screen instead of beeping. It's exactly the same effect as you'd get if the Accessibility pref pane's "flash the screen" option was enabled, except that it's not ...
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Possible to move the cursor word-by-word with Cmd+left/right instead of Alt+left/right?

I would like to use Cmd+←/→ instead of Alt+←/→ to move the cursor word by word in Mac OSX (A Cocoa thing I guess). Is it possible to change that? And by the same token, I would ...
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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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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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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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How to view progress when encrypting a disk?

Mountain Lion allows one to encrypt any disk by right-clicking on the disk in the Finder and selecting Encrypt from the contextual menu. Is there anyway to check on the progress of this encryption ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 prevent certain senders from going to Junk Mail without creating contact?

I am running Mountain Lion 10.8 and use Mail.app for my email mostly. I recently purchased a product from Amazon, somewhere I order from frequently, and noticed that I didn't receive the usual sales ...
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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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How to check what applications are using the most disk space?

I have 380GB left on my SSD and was wondering how much space my applications are using. Is there a way to check this?
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Link Contacts between Facebook and iCloud

I have iOS6 and OSX 10.8. Both bring Facebook integration. It was smart enough for some of my contacts to merge (or "link") them. However for some on my iPhone I manually edited the contact card and ...
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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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Dictionary lookup wider and taller (pop-up dictionary lookup styling) in OS X

It's possible to change the font and the font-size for 3-finger lookup popup. You just need to edit css file for dictionaries you use, e.g.: sudo vim /Library/Dictionaries/New\ Oxford\ American\ ...
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what is com.apple.coresymbolicationd in caches?

Doing some cleanup on my Macbook Air with 128 SSD looking for big files to reduce space used. I found something named com.apple.coresymbolicationd that is 1GB in the library/caches folder I don't ...
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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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How can I modify the list of Applications under 'Open With…'?

I recently went to open an audio file, and wanted to open it in an editor instead of a player. I right-clicked it, hovered over 'Open With...' and was met with a very unsightly list. I have seen a ...
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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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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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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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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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Where did Icon Composer go from Xcode?

I can't seem to find Icon Composer on the Xcode versions at run on Mountain Lion. Where is it? Has it been taken out? How to get it back?
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Not seeing my HD in the disk utility

I tried to start up my computer and got a flashing file with a question mark. So I held down the ⌥-key on boot and brought it into recovery-mode. After going through the different options I went to ...
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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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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 do I change the default font size for reading in Mail 6.0?

How do I change the default font size for reading the body of messages in Mail 6.0? I know that I can use ctrl++, but I want the reading pane to default the body of the message to a larger font ...