OS X (formerly Mac OS X) is the marketing name for Apple's computer OS. Note the proper pronunciation is "ohh ess ten" and not "oh ess ex".

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My keyboard stopped repeating - how to fix?

I have both an internal and external keyboard but the key-repeat has stopped working. I've tried changing both 'Key Repeat' and 'Delay Until Repeat' as shown below but no setting seems to be helping. ...
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Macbook Pro Late-2011, Mountain Lion, when it sleeps, devices don't wake

Made the upgrade to Mountain lion when it came out, but since the upgrade I have noticed something occurring when my laptop goes to sleep be it idling or me putting it in a sleep mode, when I go to ...
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Time Machine Question

Is it possible to use Time Machine such that I can restore the machine to specific date in time? By restore I mean fully restoring the exact same files system wide. For instance, today I'm sure that ...
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Is there an application that organizes all the open windows in a desktop and organize them such that they can be viewed simultaneously? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Window Management Options exist for OS X? I'm on a retina MacBook Pro and usually I want to see several windows together. For now I use BetterTouchTool with ...
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Is there a way to stick a window?

Is it possible to choose a window and force it to be sticky (stay in front) if I switch to another application?
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How to quickly send new mail without opening mail application?

I know Quicksilver has a plug in for quickly sending new mail messages without opening the Mail application. But the Quicksilver plug in doesn't work under Mountain Lion. How do you send a new mail ...
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Mountain Lion, System Preferences and App Store crash, Clean Install doesn't help

Background - Mid-2010 MBP 13", upgraded to 8 GB memory. Came with Snow Leopard, Upgraded to Lion without clean install. Worked perfectly. Have CleanMyMac installed on it. Problem - After upgrade to ...
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Can OS X be configured to only allow administrator users access to shutdown tools?

Setting aside pushing a physical power button, can I prevent non-administrator users from initiating a software shutdown? In Mac OS X Lion all users are allowed to shut down the workstation. How do I ...
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How to prevent password reset using OS X installation disc?

I want to set a master password for the whole machine, but it appears this can be easily bypassed. It is possible to reset the Mac OS X Password using the OS X installation disk and Password Reset ...
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Where to find the build number INSIDE an install DVD of Mac OS X

It's not written on the DVD itself and I don't have the DVD sleeve anymore.
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Disable Specific USB Ports / Restrict Data Transfer from USB Ports

In a work environment, I'm trying to "lock down" a mac computer so that files can't be transferred via USB storage device. Problem is, keybord and mouse are plugged in through USB, but I would still ...
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Can I continue downloading Mountain Lion In Sleep Mode?

I am downloading OSX Mountain Lion via the App Store however it is taking a while, will it continue downloading in sleep mode?
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How to disable animation while 3 finger swiping to desktop?

If I use Ctrl + 2 to get into Desktop 2 it's much faster than swiping three fingers to that desktop. Is it possible to disable the animation with 3 finger swipe?
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Keyboard Shortcut To Switch Between Opened Windows

How do I switch between open windows? Command + Tab switches between opened applications, but for example, when I open prefernces window of BetterTouchTool I don't get it shown via Command + Tab.
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Alter inertia scrolling behaviour in Mountain Lion

I like how with inertia scrolling you can swipe harder to scroll further down the page, but what I don't like is how the scrolling speeds up quite a bit as you scroll. This was not the behavior in ...
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Mouse scrolling by 'page'

How can I configure OS X Mountain Lion to scroll one 'page' at a time? OS X's Scrolling Speed in Mouse preferences doesn't have the effect of what I'm looking for. The default/current behavour is ...
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How to write on FAT32 and NTFS from Mountain Lion?

What is the best free software for OS X Mountain Lion for enabling write support for FAT32 and NTFS?
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How to partition External HD for both Time Machine and other purposes?

I have retina MacBook Pro with 256GB and a 1TB external HD. That external 1TB hard drive I want to use for several things, one of them is to backup my system. Is it possible to partition using Disk ...
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How can I check which SMC version I am using?

I formatted my hard driver and reinstalled ML. I'd like to know whether I need to reinstall the latest SMC update or that once I install it is saved forever on the system. I think that I don't need ...
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How do I get rid of the clock in the menu-bar in Mac OSX?

I want to get rid of the clock menu display in Mac OSX. How can this be done?
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Will Mountain Lion make an older computer run faster or slower?

Performance/responsiveness is a common concern with new software, especially on older machines. In general, upgrading from Snow Leopard (10.6) to Lion (10.7) wasn't too bad, but now Mountain Lion ...
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Can sudo's annoying message be removed from Mountain Lion 10.8.0?

After the upgrade to 10.8.0, whenever I do a sudo, I always get this message: dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/usr/bin/sudo) is setuid or setgid I have ...
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How can I view the signer of a bundle?

I have a .bundle that is digitally signed. I can verify this by opening the bundle by selecting "Show Package Contents" and indeed there is a _CodeSignature directory underneath the bundle. However, ...
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How to delete file or directory with accent character

I have a directory within my iTunes folder structure that has an accent character in it which I am trying to delete. If I do an ls on the directory I get this: ls -al ls: Radiů Disney_ Jams Vol. 2: ...
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How To Fresh Install ML

I'm having some problems with entering sleep and wakening, so I'm considering making a fresh installation of Mountain Lion. How can I make a fresh install of ML? I have Bootcamp partition which I'd ...
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What is the best OS X version for iBook G4?

I have an old but perfectly usable iBook G4 (1.33 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB disk). I am currently running Mac OS X 10.4.11 but I'm wondering what sort of update should it take. What is the most recent ...
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PHP 5.4 Installation on Mountain Lion

I just installed Mountain Lion, and of course I've had to set up Xcode Command Line Tools, reinstall Git, and do other things to get up and running again for programming. Naturally, PHP was pushed ...
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Will I be able to re-download Mountain Lion by using my redemption code in the future?

Apple gives a free upgrade to Mountain Lion if a new Mac is purchased in a nearby time frame. I got a redemption code. Will I be able to download Mountain Lion again next time, for example in two ...
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Is it possible to install OS X on an assembled desktop?

I've recently purchased an assembled desktop (it has an i5 processor, and a intel DH67CL motherboard). Is it possible for me to install OS X on a separate partition, just to understand the experience ...
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What techniques for disk, volume and file system management are possible with OS X, but troublesome within Disk Utility?

In the past, Disk Utility was the best starting point for the vast majority of disk-related tasks. As technologies within (or possible with) OS X have developed – without equal development of Disk ...
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Add attachments to Calendar

Is it possible to add attachments (like photos) to Calendar events? For example, I gathered the flyer of an event I want to attend. It is far in September, and having added the event to remember ...
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How can I port apps from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to OS X 10.7 Lion?

In Mountain Lion, many of the day-to-day apps like Preview, TextEdit have been upgraded with some very useful features. (For instance, you can now insert a page into a PDF document using your scanner ...
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What GPU functions or capabilities are behind AirPlay mirroring?

The product page for AirPlay states that advanced hardware acceleration is used to make mirroring to an Apple TV possible. The footnote shows that only Mid 2011 Macs and newer can use this function. ...
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How to expand windows fully?

When I click the green plus icon in any window, I would like it to expand to the full size of my monitor, instead of having to drag the corner of the screen. I have seen paid ($10+) tools that do ...
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How to pin a URL to OS X Dock with a custom image?

I'd like to pin a URL to the Dock and have its icon be something meaningful or recognizable. By default, the icon/shortcut is a generic spring icon, and in Yosemite it shows a globe. How can I ...
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Can I copy from Finder the current Path? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying the current directory's path to the clipboard Is there a way to copy to clipboard the current directory I'm at? (I'm running ML). EDIT: There is an option ...
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Where are the OS X Language Files for Times and Dates?

Where does OS X store the language files (.lproj, .strings) for displaying times and dates? Edit: I'm precisely interested in the terms like «Monday», «Thuesday», «November», «May» etc. from the ...
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Is it possible to run Mountain Lion on older hardware by using a virtualization solution?

I'm wondering if anyone has gotten Mountain Lion to run on any hardware in virtualization (VMware Fusion, Parallels, VirtualBox or other...). If so, it would be interesting to know how well (if at ...
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How to check how much battery each application uses?

How would one check how much battery an application uses from a full charge of 100%? Are there any applications out there or is this impossible?
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How to add Folder Actions in Mountain Lion

I'm trying to add an Apple Script to my Download directory. From what I read on the Internet I need to copy the script to Macintosh HD -> Libraries -> Scripts -> Folder Action Scripts - however, I ...
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Why is the Mountain Lion Installer unable to complete due to recovery partition problems?

I just bought the Mountain Lion upgrade, but it's unable to complete. When I select my harddrive it says: Some features of OS X Mountain Lion are not supported for the disk “kollaps”. ...
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How to change the list of file types which Safari will open immediately after download?

I would like to change Safari Safe List of type files which open immediately after download. Any ideas how?
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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 ...