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Questions tagged [mountain-lion]

OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

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OS X 10.8 ERROR: The certificate of ‘example.com’ is not trusted

I have an older MBP which is still running OS X 10.8. Lately I've been running into SSL issues left and right. Today the Captive Network Assistant couldn't connect to get me connected to a hotel's ...
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System spiking CPU usage (causing 6000+ rpm on fans)

Im running a mid-2012 macbook pro on 10.9.5. I've been having massive lag spikes over the last few weeks which have gotten more consistent and prevalent the last day. I have been wearing this macbook ...
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Play startup animation from video automatically at login

I want to add a function to my new install of Mountain Lion... What I want to do is add an autostart process that plays a video (in the .mp4 format) full screen, with audio, and without any controls ...
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Failed to verify installESG.dmg on install mountain lion

Have a mid 2012 Macbook pro that last week wasn't able to find the drive to boot from (just saw the folder with a question mark on booting). When I opened disk utilities from macOS utilities the disk ...
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Downloading old macOS from a newer Mac to install on an external hard drive

I have an older MacBook Pro that had some HDD issues. Now the Mac doesn't have a working OS and I need to install MacOS. The newest version that it can use is Mac OS Mountain Lion. So I borrowed a ...
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How to update my DSDT (part of fix for no ethernet card fix)

I have a mac book w/ OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5) that had the original wifi card removed. (This happened before I got the computer and I cannot get it back). B/c of this, I'm using a USB wifi to ...
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Mac screensaver oddly requiring sparsebundle password

My screensaver in Mac 10.8.5 has oddly started requiring the password for a sparsebundle on my internal drive to start running. This is not to return from screensaver mode, but to start it running. ...
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Browse iPhone Photo folders on Mac [duplicate]

If I plug my iPhone into a Windows computer the photos I believe DCIM folders display as basically a drive. All you do is drag and drop the files you want. This works great! How can I do this on ...
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Macbook is flashing Apple Logo, Forbidden Sign, Question Mark [duplicate]

I have a 13" MacBook Pro, mid 2012, in which I installed a Crucial 1TB SSD, and installed macOS Sierra, then upgraded to High Sierra. Recently it would not boot after waking up from sleep, then I had ...
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Installing MacOS 10.8 printer driver on MacOS 10.13 High Sierra?

I wanted to print from my work MacBook (MacOS 10.13 High Sierra) to my old Canon Pixma IP4300 printer at home, but when I connect them I'm told to look for drivers on the manufacturer's website. ...
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Getting Errors. I need help downgrading to Mountain Lion from High Sierra through internet recovery

I can't find a disk to select to install OS X in Internet Recovery Mode. Also I can not erase the disk or partition. I gave all the details. Two days ago I decided to do a clean wipe on my MacBook ...
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Upgrading OS on an internet-less computer, Pro Tools compatibility

I've a computer strictly devoted to recording that I do not connect to the internet. I just upgraded to Pro Tools 12HD (12.8.3) and my OS is Mountain Lion (10.8.2). Which installer(s) should I ...
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How to update Late 2011 Macbook Pro past 10.7.5

I have a late 2011 Macbook pro, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, with 4 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM. It is currently running version 10.7.5. According to EveryMac "... this model is capable of running macOS High ...
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Opera blocked by OSX 10.8.5

Currently I am on OSX 10.8.5, I don't want to upgrade for multiple reasons. Yesterday out of the blue, the OS stops running after rebooting the machine and tells me I cannot use Opera anymore unless ...
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Paragon Driver for Seagate

I'm using MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion (OSX version 10.8.5) and I want to copy some data from the MacBook Pro to an NTFS formatted external hard drive. I know that we can use the paid solution from ...
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Reload all fonts without restarting an app

On Mac, when you edit the design of a font and want to reflect the change in an app (i.e. display glyphs in an updated design instead of old one), you'll usually have to restart the app. Is there a ...
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Stop Opera from auto updating

Since yesterday, I'm having a problem with auto update from Opera. Until yesterday I had no problem. I'm in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5, and the last supported version is Opera 37.0.2178.54. Now it ...
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How to recover administrator password [duplicate]

My friend has a 2011 iMac from his Dad, we play a computer game which has had an update which now means his old OS wouldn't run it, it needs at least Mountain Lion, so after lots of research he took ...
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How to upgrade Mid-2009 MacBook from Mountain Lion to El Capitan? [duplicate]

I have been having quite the struggle trying to update my Mid-2009 MBP to the "latest" MacOS. Initially I wanted to install Sierra. I booted (CMD-R), wiped the main partition, then attempted to ...
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Problems installing OS X El Capitan AND question regarding partitions

This is a repost since my last post wasn't clear enough. Apologies, it has been deleted. caution, long. Here's a timeline of everything that has happened. I found my old macbook and decided to give ...
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Restoring recovered files from a partition

My Mac was previously running Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. While making a bootable USB installer of El Capitan, the terminal command to restore the image ended up writing over a partition instead ...
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how to install newer Apple gcc while keeping an outdated version of Xcode

Is there a way to install newer Apple gcc without upgrading Xcode? I'm running mountain lion and for some reasons I don't want to upgrade the OS to a newer one. However, brew install often gives me ...
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Startup disk only shows: Mac OS X Base System

A 2010 Macbook Pro was dropped. It will not boot in recovery mode. when I boot from a USB with Mountain Lion on it I can see only: Disk 1 -> Mac OS OX Base System. I was hoping to get data off the ...
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SSD not being recognized by ubuntu linux 14.04 and mountain lion machines

My question is as the title suggests. I have extremely important data in my samsung evo SSD that was in my macbook, and I got too overconfident while doing some repairs and didn't back it up..:( So ...
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OSX Forgets WiFi Networks When Updating

I have been remotely upgrading machines from OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to Yosemite 10.10.5 recently. I've noticed that for each one, all saved Wi-Fi connections are lost during this update, causing a ...
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Paradox in understanding the “order of booting” of programs given by $PATH

Background This tutorial on how to "properly install git" on OSX 10.8.5, says: To run the latest version you need to adjust your shell path so that /usr/bin/git runs after /usr/local/bin ......
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Drag a file from desktop into expanded Dock Folder stack?

I was cleaning up my desktop today and wanted to move a file from desktop to the a sub-folder of a Dock Folder, set to "Stack" mode. I can drag the file onto the Dock, but it expands in a boring, not ...
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OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper rejecting app signed on El Capitan

I am signing an OS X app using my Developer ID Application certificate; it is a self-hosted app. The build server is an El Capitan machine (10.11.6). The app passes validation on Mavericks, Yosemite, ...
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2nd hand mac purchased, can't load os x

Firstly to let you know I am a mac dummy/newbie and I'm hoping to get some advice on a 2nd hand mac I purchased on ebay (while I wait the 3 weeks for my appointment at my local Genius Bar.) 20inch (...
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Error: org.macports.checksum for port py27-setuptools returned: Unable to verify file checksums

I'm attempting to upgrade to MacPorts 2.3.5 on a PowerMac running OS X 10.5. The upgrade is failing with the error: Error: org.macports.checksum for port py27-setuptools returned: Unable to verify ...
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How can i extend my partition further than the limit? Disk Utility

So I am trying to make my partition full size but there seems to be a limit. I am on OS X 10.8.5 using Disk Utility. I am using a MacBook 4,1 (early 2008) Ok so I used MacPostFactor to install ...
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Magic Mouse 2 for Mac

Magic Mouse 2 appears as it is connected but it will not scroll; when you click on something it will not put on the screen what you clicked on. I have to triple click on the item to get rid of it on ...
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2009 Macbook A1278 with only win10 loaded, need mac os x but cant install it?

I was sold a Macbook a1278 and it only has some weird version of windows 10 on it (Everything is all red and inverted colors and the os seems to be all messed up). I tried doing many different things ...
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What is the “keep alive taking too long to send” error indicating?

Since yesterday I am encountering WiFi drop outs with my Airport Express. I'm on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and have a 1st generation A1264 Airport Express. The drop outs are mainly noticeable as the music ...
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Image Capture asks for 'iphone to be unlocked' but when unlocked still dosnt work - issue with iOS 10 / OSX 10.8 compatibility ?

Ive got a mac mini running osx 10.8.5. To get images from my iphone onto the computer i used to use osx's built in Image Capture application to transfer them across as it allows me to drag and drop ...
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Java 6 runtime environment & old Filemaker pro

Have an older large environment running FileMaker Pro 10, on OSX 10.7. It's got: java version "1.6.0_65" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-462-11M4609) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-...
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Mountain Lion reinstall failure

I am trying to fix a Macbook Pro from around 2012/2013, the hard drive failed so I replaced it with a Sandisk 120GB SSD and I am trying to reinstall OS X Mountain Lion using Internet recovery. Here's ...
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Error: org.macports.fetch for port git returned: fetch failed

I'm having trouble updating Git under MacPorts. The problem has existed for a few days now. I uninstalled Git and now I am trying to reinstall it. There installation error is shown below. Other ports ...
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Disk space not reporting correctly [duplicate]

Trying to do a manual backup of a 64Gb iPhone to an Mac Book Pro running Mountain Lion, iTunes stated that there wasn't enough disk space. I deleted enough files so that Finder reports almost 95Gb ...
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Migrating applications without using Migration Assistant?

I am migrating from a Mac Mini (early 2009) running OS 10.6.8 to a Mac Mini (2012) running OS 10.8.5. I made several attempts to use Migration Assistant to copy everything; all ended hung at "4 (or 3)...
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What is the bash version shipped with Mountain Lion?

After some serious googling, I still came empty handed. (I don't have access to such a machine, but I need this piece of info to make sure an installer script will run on one.)
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Where is the history of “Go to Folder…”(in Go menu of Finder) located?

I just searched for a folder with that tool and now I want the 'history' of it cleared. I mean, I don't want it to show the last place(folder) I've gone by that thing. I tried Relaunching Finder while ...
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Trouble With Partitions

I'm trying to download an update for a program I use frequently. The program can only run on a non-case sensitive file system, so it can't run on my main partition. I partitioned a second drive that ...
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OS X hangs up intermittently - spinning beachball of death

My MacBook Pro hangs for 5 to 10 seconds intermittently. Basically, when I either click or type, the computer just hangs and then the spinning beachball shows up and it takes about 5 seconds to ...
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How to reinstall OS X when Recovery isn't working?

My wife has a MacBook Pro that she bought new in 2012. In 2013/14 it had an issue with the system files and when she took it into the Genius bar at Apple they reinstalled the OS (wiping all personal ...
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Upgrading one partition to El Capitan while leaving the other on Mountain Lion

We have an iMac that is barely still compatible with El Capitan. Right now it runs Mountain Lion okay, and actually it has a smaller partition on the hard drive for another clean installation of ...
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How to force Safari resolve local URLs (localhost:9000, 127.0.0.1:3000 etc) on proxy?

I have a SOCKS5 proxy. I have a use-case, in which I want to route all traffic (even local URLs) via my proxy. It works on Chrome & Firefox. However, on Safari, it resolves the local URLs locally....
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Is there a Google Chrome version 50 supporting Mac OS 10.8.5?

My Chrome 49 stopped receiving updates following Google's announcement of discontinuing support for Mac OS 10.8. Is there any way to install any Chrome version 50 supporting Mac OS 10.8.5 manually?
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Installation of El Capitan on Intel Core Duo taking so far 2 days. What can I do?

I am installing OS X El Capitan on a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro. Previously running an OS X 10.8.5. Incidentally my installation is taking now two days. I have tried holding down the power button but still ...
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Mac Pro stuck on white loading screen

I have Mac Pro which is running 10.8.5 After I turn on the Mac, I can see the regular apple logo, but after it's disappear, I see white screen (whiter than before) and a loading wheel for a few ...