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Is it possible to first enter a command and then choose “run in Terminal” in Quicksilver?

Is it possible to first enter a command and then choose "run in Terminal" in Quicksilver? Is there another way of doing it other than Quicksilver (though I would prefer Quicksilver)?
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Is otool removed in Mountain Lion?

I can't find /usr/bin/otool any more in Mountain Lion. Does anybody know why otool is removed? Is there any alternative for otool in Mountain Lion.
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Damaged and can't be open app error message

I bought the iBoostUp app when I was using Lion, and one day it suddenly stopped working, I uninstalled it, and yesterday I got Mountain Lion hoping that it would get magically fixed, but it didn't. ...
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Is there some way to sync only Reminders to iCloud?

Under Mountain Lion, syncing Reminders to iCloud is linked to syncing Calendars for some reason: In contrast, under iOS (version 5), you're able to sync Reminders to iCloud separately: I sync my ...
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How to make Mail.app to delete Gmail messages to trash when pressing the keyboard delete button?

When I accidentally pressed delete on mail in Mail it removed the incoming mail permanently! How can I change this behaviour so that when I press delete on the keyboard, it will remove it from the ...
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Open Safari With Numerous Tabs Open?

When I use Chrome I like the feature that enables me to open Chrome with a list of websites I always want to open up once I use it. Is this feature available in Safari?
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Is there a way to hide the unread count badge in Mountain Lion's Mail.app?

Mail.app used to have the ability to hide the unread count badge, as shown on this 37signals blog post: It seems that Apple has removed this in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Is there any way to restore ...
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How can I export text substitutions from Lion for import into Mountain Lion

I am trying to migrate to a brand new install of Mountain Lion. I am trying to migrate select data from my old Lion install. Does anybody know where the text replacement definitions in System ...
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OS X 10.8 installed over pre-release version, still shows as needing download after the installation has completed

Several months ago I received a new Mac Mini from my employer with a pre-release version of Mountain Lion in one of the partitions. Running in the pre release, I went through the App Store and ...
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Can imagent in OS X Mountain Lion be made to consume fewer resources?

imagent is constantly consuming CPU cycles and a couple of GBs of "real memory" on my wife's MacBook Air since upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion. I believe this is part of the Messages app. Is there ...
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How can I change the language for automatic spelling correction?

I set my input source to be US English. And the flag showing on the taskbar is also an American flag. But whenever I type something in Mail.app or Notes.app the spell check still corrects my spelling ...
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How can I add missing avatar/profile pictures in Messages?

In the new Messages application introduced with Mountain Lion, I cannot see my own avatar. This is happening even though my Messages.app email is linked with my contact in Contacts.app. No Avatar ...
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How to Secure erase files in OS X without moving the files into trash?

My Question is I want to erase a file in OS X Securely (like the function of "Secure Empty Trash") so that, the file cannot be recovered by using recovery tools. I don't want to empty the trash. It is ...
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rMBP Doesn't Wake Up From Sleep After Upgrading to ML

It is the second time that my rMBP doesn't wake up from sleep. The only application that I've recently installed are Alferd and BetterTouchTool - Could it have something to do with that? In addition ...
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Why some folders have the .DS_Store but some doesn't?

Local storage In some of my folder, I found something quite interesting: Some folders have the `.DS_Store` but some does not Network storage .DS_Store files are not on the network store. Any ...
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Delay in keyboard responsiveness after wake with Mountain Lion?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, now when I open the lid to my 2010 13" MacBook Air, there is a 3-5 second delay between when the screen powers on and when the keyboard will respond to key presses in ...
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Enable standby mode / deep sleep on SSD macs with mounted SD-card

This question arose from the comments page of The Nifty Minidrive's Kickstarter page The Nifty Minidrive is essentially a microSD card adapter that fits perfectly into the SD-slot of the MacBook Pro ...
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How did I make this screen appear?

This is a pretty general question, and I'm sorry I don't have a screenshot for you. First, some specs: I am running OSX Lion on a MacMini with a Magic Mouse. I had a screen appear and I'm not sure ...
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How to get the smaller tabs back in Safari 6?

In Safari 6, tabs became very wide. I don’t like this new behavior. Is there a way to get the old, smaller tabs back?
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Hide username from menu bar in Mountain Lion

In Mountain Lion, my full name is displayed at the right of the menu bar (between the time and the search icon, to be specific). As it takes a lot of space, I was wondering if there is a way to hide ...
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Will Mountain Lion run on an early 2008 MacBook White?

I know it isn't in Apple's list of supported Macs, but I want to know if anyone has tried it. Also, my Mac has 4GB of ram and plenty of disk space. It currently runs Lion.
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How can I perform the swipe gesture for quickly accessing Notification Center?

The swipe gesture for accessing Notification Centre is the same as for going back in Safari (amongst others). How can I consistently get it to do one or the other to stop me using the wrong gesture?
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Safari 6 Search Bar Focus On New Tab/Window

When I open new tab or window in Safari 6 in ML it doesn't focus on the search bar - what should I do to make focus automatic?
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How to Enable Spotlight Search Files And Directories

Is it possible to let Spotlight find files and directories from all over?
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How can I view the root directory along with all its subdirectories in Finder?

I want to view the all (sub-)directories on my Mac partition in Finder. Both hidden and unhidden directories. How can I do this?
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How to increase the font size of 3 finger tap lookup results?

Is it possible it increase the font size when using lookup functionality after performing a three finger tap on a word?
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How to install Ubuntu on Lion?

I have downloaded Lion and I want to install Ubuntu as VM. I found this one: http://www.tuaw.com/2009/09/07/how-to-set-up-ubuntu-linux-on-a-mac-its-easy-and-free/ Is there any updated tutorial for ...
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Is there an option/shortcut in Safari 6 to focus the search results after a search?

When I write a search query in the url bar in Chrome, I want the focus to go on the search result. In Chrome I can search for something, then hit tab and select the results with my arrow keys (and ...
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What steps should I take in preparation for upgrading to Mountain Lion?

I am considering upgrading my Mac to the new Mountain Lion operating system. What steps should I take to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible?
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How to disable three-finger tap word lookup?

Just upgraded to Mac OS X Mountain Lion, and I'm loving it so far. One thing I don't care for though is that now, three-finger tapping links—or anything, for that matter—brings up popups with the ...
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Can a reduced number of processes lead to improved performance with OS X 10.8?

I updated to OS X 10.8 and my process count went from about 75 under Mac OS X 10.7.4(?) to 96. What can I do to fix this? I use my Mac (MacBook Pro, Mid 2010, 2.8 Ghz Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) ...
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What is assistantd?

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion and installed OS X Server, I keep getting prompts for my Keychain password from a process called assistantd. I'm pretty sure that it's an OS X process, but ...
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How do I check to see if my computer is infected with the OSX/Crisis Trojan?

Just recently, a new trojan for OS X was discovered. Apparently it only affects Snow Leopard and Lion. Whether it does/doesn't affect Mountain Lion is still unknown. The trojan sits on your computer ...
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Stop iTunes from opening when a device is plugged in?

Since re-installing OS X (10.8), every time I plug in an iOS device iTunes opens up and shows an error message: iTunes could not connect to the iPhone "..." because it is locked with a passcode. ...
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I am missing the option to see the remaining battery life as time in the menubar?

In previous versions of OS X the battery indicator in the menubar included options to show the remaining battery life as percentage or time (or nothing). In Mountain Lion, there's only an option to ...
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Mountain Lion upgrade for organizations

How does an organization upgrade to Mountain Lion? Is it possible to create a generic Apple ID and purchase multiple copies from the Mac App Store? Are there any other available methods? Once one ...
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What un(der)-documented features have you stumbled upon in Mountain Lion?

This question serves to share and collect the enhancements which are not documented by Apple, or documented poorly. Please justify your answer; if it is something that is well documented by Apple and ...
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Is there any application to control iTunes using a GUI over its own dock icon

Do you know any iTunes controller application which uses its own dock icon as a GUI widget to include play/pause, next, previous buttons? Or is it possible to build one easily? If dock icons does not ...
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Hide App Name in Mac OS X Lion Dock

I am trying to figure out how can I disable/hide the App Name in MacOS X Lion dock. I've also attached an image so you can see what I mean. Someone has any idea about how can I hide that?
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Network: Broken Pipe - can't print through WLAN or upload files

Since a few hours, I have a big problem with my Mac: I can't print anything through my network printer, send mails with attachments or upload files to my DropBox. At first I was thinking it's a ...
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What is the complete upgrade path for Mac OS X version 10.7?

I went to the Apple website, and they only talk about the upgrade to 10.7 from its previous version, 10.6.x. (and I know 10.8 is coming out soon). I am the new tech who tries to support a small ...
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Clipboard manager for pasting multiple items at once?

I'm looking for an app that let me copy multiple items from different locations and paste them at once, I have tried many clipboard managers but none of them let me to paste my whole clipboard history ...
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How to check what is preventing MBP from graceful shutdown/restart and fix it? [Now with log entries]

And hopefully really final edit: After upgrading to Mountain Lion, the issue seems fixed, hopefully permanently. Final Edit: The problem doesn't happen all the time, sometimes I have to wait several ...
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Why might more memory be wired in safe mode than in normal mode?

Maybe more noticeable in Lion and Mountain Lion, than in Snow Leopard and earlier versions of the operating system: in safe mode, an unexpectedly large amount of wired memory. Question Why ...
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Is it possible to enable 1.5x scaling using HiDPI on OS X?

I use a Mac Mini on a 46" 1080p TV and using native resolution the UI is too small, and using HiDPI the UI is too big. Is there a way to hack the OS X to enable 150% scaling instead of 100% and 200% ...
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Being asked to log in to a different account to update Mac App Store apps

I have an update for iPhoto available in the App Store but whenever I click the update button the following appears: The account belongs to my wife, and as far as I know it's never been used on my ...
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Change background image with Time

I created 288 different earth renders depending on sun position (one for every 5 earth minutes) based on this file from blendswap. It the image sequence starts at noon and ends at noon. I would like ...
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How can I get admin access to a Mac without knowing the current password?

My Father died last year and I inherited his Mac Mini. My wife has retired and we are trying to set up the mini for her use but the changes we want to make require admin access and we do not have the ...
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ATI Radeon HD 5770 resolution issues

I have a new MacPro5,1 running 10.6 with the ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card... Today I was using it and the resolution just shrunk to 1680x1050 and thats as high as it will go. I also get ...
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How make Safari download PDF files instead of opening them in-page?

Firefox downloads my PDF files straight to "Downloads", Safari opens them "in-page". I need PDF files to save to a file, not to open. Is there a setting make Safari download PDF files instead of ...