OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

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How to add smbutil as a lookup mechanism for hostnames

There are a bunch of computers on my network that are not on the DNS server. They broadcast their name using Samba or are Windows Workgroup machines. When I run either ping or try to access them over ...
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Typing over selected text replaces some text to the right

In OS X (both Lion and Mountain Lion), I notice that when I select text and type over it, not only does it yield the expected result of replacing that text with the typed text, it often also replaces ...
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How to adjust the compiler for c++11 on 10.8

Originally, I posted my question on Stack Overflow.Compile R package It seems that when installing the R library(Boom) I always get that error relating to compile error: fatal error: 'future' file ...
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MBP 2011: Built-in screen mistakenly treated as external display

System facts MBP (Early 2011) (15") OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.5) No external displays connected Chain of events Discrete GPU (AMD Radeon HD 6490M) goes bust [REF-1] I managed to avoid the problem ...
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Open With - Change All reverts back to original application CS5/CC

I have just set up a Mac (10.8.4) with CS5 and CC. By default all my Indesign files now want to open in Indesign Creative Cloud. If I Get Info of the file and choose Indesign CS5 and then select ...
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Macintosh HD missing after failed catalog btree rebuilding

There is an I/O error in the hard disk in my MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion and as I start it up, a progress bar fills up and then it shuts down on its own. I attempted to recover the files in ...
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Mountain Lion Mail using over 40GB of memory

Mail in Mountain Lion (10.8.3) seems to be having one heck of a memory leak. As you can see, it's using over 44GB of memory and 200% CPU. Machine specs: Mac Pro 2 x 2.4 GHz 6-Core Xeon 64GB RAM ...
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Is there a way to keep the notification open? Prevent autohide?

Is there a way to keep the notification bar from auto hiding? I'd basically like to keep it open/expanded on the right side of my screen.
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Change Preview's default “Move to…” directory

Is there a way to set the default Move to... directory in Preview? When a file is opened in Preview and Move to... is selected, the default directory is the directory that the file currently resides ...
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How to 'startx' from Single User Mode?

I usually run dwm inside Xquartz on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. But is there a way to boot into Safe Mode (or a console), then startx or xinit, skipping Aqua? I'd like to boot directly into X11.
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iPod Touch 3rd generation is not visible in iTunes after Mountain Lion update

I'd updated my Macbook to Mountain Lion, everything works fine. In fact, iPod Touch 4th generation is also visible in iTunes but iPod touch 3rd generation is not appearing in iTunes. Please find ...
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QuickTime taking control over AVCHD content?

I've noticed that on 10.8 QuickTime takes control over the AVCHD content folder on my cameras memory card, turning it into a package and requiring you to open it up in QuickTime and convert the videos ...
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Is it possible to tame the change notifications each reboot from Mountain Lion Server?

I have Server.app installed on 10.8.1. The only service that is configured is file sharing. No DNS, no OD. After every single reboot I get a push notification and email with the following: Network ...
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Missing 'man' entries after upgrade

Having upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion a few days ago, I find that most of the 'man' entries from section 3 (programming functions) are missing. For example: ...
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Which OS X version to install on old Mac Mini?

I'd like to repurpose a very old Mac Mini 2,1 (1.83 GHz Intel C2D, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD) into a browsing / movie watching machine. Would I be better off with Snow Leopard or Lion on such an old Mac? ...
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How do I change the appearance of the window that has focus?

I find that I frequently close the wrong window or app by accident, because I think that (for example) the Browser window I am looking at has the focus, when in fact another app, such as iTerm really ...
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FileVaults asks for Recovery Key, no option for User Password

My Mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13" (Core i7) with Mountain Lion (10.8.5) always asks for the FileVault recovery key (consisting of 24 digits and letters) when awakening from hibernation. I just get the ...
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iMac 27" intermittently fails to reach login screen after Mountain Lion Upgrade

I have recently upgraded to Mountain Lion from Snow leopard and now the system will not always go to the login screen. (iMac 27" circa 2010 standard as it came from Apple no upgrades) I have tried ...
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How can I get quicklook to ignore network volumes?

How can I modify com.apple.qtkitserver.sb to ignore a certain network volume? For example, I don't want quicklook to build previews of graphic assets that are on a server. When I access a netatalk ...
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Junk mail doesn't get automatically deleted

This is happening with Mail.app 6.6 on OS X 10.8.5, but has been going on for a few OS X versions. In Mail.app, my account settings specify to delete junk mail after one day. Except it never gets ...
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Persisten change of device ownership

I've got several partitions on my HDD, one of which I intend to use as a shared home partition between a native Linux installation (yet to come) and a one in a VirtualBox which I recently installed. I ...
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No Data in cells when opening older excel files in Office 2011 for OS 10.8

I have older excel files saved as xls. When I open them in Excel 2011 on my Mac with OS 10.8, I get all of the formatting but no data in the cells. This happens whether I double-click to open or open ...
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Mail messages showing up as empty

Every so often in Mail, new messages will show up as empty: "This message has no content". In fact they're not empty, but it seems their processing was interrupted... and I can't figure out how to get ...
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How to remove color stripes in list view in Finder (Mountain Lion)?

The title says it all. I would like to have clean white background in finder (in list view). I don't want these pale blue stipes (alternating background color). I'm pretty sure this is possible, ...
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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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AFP connections dropping on 10.8.5 Server

We are experiencing a very odd problem when AFP connections to our server are dropping part way through, which often then means the client machine crashes. AFP logs on the server show nothing, but ...
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an inexpensive airplay device for powered speakers - alternative to Airport Express?

I use a pair of powered m-audio speakers with my macbook air. I really wan't to remove the wires and be able to stream music. It would seem like the obvious choice would be to get the Airport Express ...
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Issue when saving files with Keynote

Today I have run into issues with Keynote v5.3 (1170) running on MacOS X 10.8.5, all current updates installed. It is reproducible most of the time when saving documents in iCloud and sometime when ...
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AirDrop: Problem with previous file sender

The story is like this: File was trying to be sent via Airdrop, I can't receive the file, both of us were on the Airdrop window, nothing happens. Quit the connection. Days later, Airdrop still shows ...
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Chrooted processes crash with SIGBUS on Mac OS X 10.8.4

I'm trying to create chroot environment with Mac OS X 10.6 on Mac OS X 10.8.4. I've created disk image, installed Mac OS X 10.6.3 and combo update to 10.6.8 on it. When I run chroot ...
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OSX takes several attempts to connect to internet over WiFi

When I start my mac my WiFi connects to my router as normal, however it never has an internet connection. I'm connected to my rounter and can log in to it I just don't have an active internet ...
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codesign says 'no identity found'

I have a utility that patches the Apple remote control service so it doesn't start iTunes when pressing play. With OS X 10.8 rcd was signed by Apple. I found out that I could ad hoc sign the ...
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Added website with a subdomain on Mountain Lion server couldn't be found on other machines

My server is accessible via example.com and I want my website to be accessed via sub.example.com. I added a website to Mountain Lion server with domain name that's actually a subdomain; ...
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Boot Camp and Intel HD Audio

I've recently encountered an interesting audio problem, using OS X with a Windows partition (via Boot Camp). Specifically, if the Windows partition is used, and then the computer is restarted into OS ...
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shmmax and shmall values in /etc/sysctl.conf are not loaded on reboot

I'm running OSX 10.8.4 and I would like to add a factor of 10 to the default shmmax and shmall values. My /etc/sysctl.conf contains the following settings: kern.sysv.shmmax=41943040 ...
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Logitech Wireless Mouse Non Functional After Sleep?

I have a Logitech Wireless Mouse with Unifying Receiver plugged into my iMac - and when the computer is put to sleep (cmd alt eject), after wake it will not respond to mouse movement. If the computer ...
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update to 10.8.3 from 10.7.5 broke many (all?) existing aliases

I depend a lot on aliases to files and folders. Just after upgrading, most of those I've checked, aliases that worked before the upgrade, fail now. I get the usual error message, "...the original ...
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Clicking help on Time Machine “to improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you” message cancels it?

On a fairly new machine running 10.8.3 I'm getting the message: Time Machine completed a verification of your backups on “<disk>”. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new ...
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Three-finger swipe between pages unresponsive

After upgrading to Mountain Lion I'm sometimes having to two-finger scroll up or down at least once before I can three-finger swipe between pages. It's as if I have to "re-activate" the gesture every ...
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“df” command making network requests?

I was watching Little Snitch for another process, and noticed df was making requests to various servers. I thought df was only for checking free disk space locally, but it appears to be doing more ...
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“Save As…” in Mail Not Sorting by Date Received

I am a recent convert to Mountain Lion (new iMac arrived a week ago). Been using the "Save As..." option in Mail.app for years now to save chunks of email as RTFs. Previously (in Snow Leopard), using ...
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Did my OSX 10.8.2 computer crash or go to sleep due to inactivity?

I left a Java program AppMain running on my Retina MBP overnight and in the morning it looked like the program died at around 12:46am before completing. Since the program works fine when I am actively ...
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Figure out which app is using Java

If I check my activity monitor there is an instance of java that is constantly taking 5% CPU or more. I know that there is some app that are using java on my system and therefore my question is: Is ...
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Chrome not showing as retina on mountain lion

I have a recently purchased rMBP. The Google Chrome browser is displaying as retina when launched from the image it comes packaged in, but when I move the executable to my applications directory it ...
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Why does a find field value in one application show up in a the find field of another application?

On my MacBook Pro I have found that several applications seem to share the value for a find. For example, I searched 'applestackexchange' in Safari's unified address bar, then I switch to Xcode and ...
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How to chat with multiple Apple ID's?

I have two Apple ID's to have Messages chat sessions for work and private separated. Is it possible to use these both at the same time, on my Mac, at home? Now, I can only login with one Apple ID at ...
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Postfix confusion: how does mail get sent on Mountain Lion server?

I inherited a Mountain Lion Server system that hosts a PHP web app. Among the things this app does is send email using the php mail() command, which executes the sendmail binary. In addition to ...
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How to fix 10.8 internet sharing resulting in poor file sharing performance and no Time Machine server?

TL;DR - File sharing performance is extremely poor on a Mac Pro running 10.8.2 with file sharing enabled. Using it as a Time Machine server also no longer works in this setup. I have been ...
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not resolve local domins from /etc/hosts

Somehow I have a problem (previously everything was ok), hosts form /etc/hosts can't bre resolved. I have local domain in /etc/hosts, like 127.0.0.1 test.local It's loading in browser well but too ...
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Why can't I search files and folders on my external NTFS drive on Mountain Lion?

I have tried to re-index my external drive by removing it from Spotlight's privacy settings and putting it back there. I tried with mdutil in the terminal and I've got the following log: bb:~ bb$ ...