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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of Apple's OS X operating system.

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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 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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How do I edit (remove frames from) an animated GIF using Preview (Mountain Lion)

I've been able to access the animated GIF, similarly to this thread, but I want to remove frames from the GIF. Is this possible with Preview, or do I need to use a different software?
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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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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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Command + C does not always work from the first try in Microsoft Word (Office 2011)

I have no idea why COMMAND + C doesn't always register from the first time. I sometimes try to copy something off Word, but I have to press COMMAND + C more than once for it to register, otherwise ...
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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 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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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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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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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 by ...
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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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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 kern.sysv.shmmin=...
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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 SSD ...
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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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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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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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Can Magic Trackpad tap to click be made to work inside Steam games?

I am notice some games using Apple Magic Trackpad do not respect tap to click as opposed to the physical button click. I run OS X 10.8.4 and specifically Endless Space running on Steam fails to ...
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How can I sync notes from the Mac OS Notes app to plain text?

I'd like to sync my notes in the Mac OS (Mountain Lion) Notes app to plain text files. E.g., if I have a note called "shopping list" in the Notes app, I'd like to find a way to automatically export ...
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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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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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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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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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Executing 'killall Finder' in Terminal raises reopening windows popup

I open Terminal, type killall Finder, press enter to execute, then Finder icon bounces and the well known error popup appears: The last time you opened Finder, it unexpectedly quit while reopening ...
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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 remove the white background from a profile picture?

I want to set a profile picture that has a transparent background, but when I do it gets a white circle in the background that I do not want. Is there a way to prevent this from happening, or maybe ...
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Mac Pro running MySQL: Error 2013 Error 32

This is mysql running on an Mountain Lion OS X with server.app v2 that set up the server. We suddenly have an issue where only one of anything can seem to connect to mysql at anytime. The problem ...
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Accented characters: hold and select has stopped working

Somehow my "press and hold" for accented characters has ceased to function. How can I re-enable that? Example of how it used to work is in How to add characters to the press and hold character ...
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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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Upgrade Mountain Lion to Mavericks, with DMG file obtained from unofficial source?

I am trying to update from Mountain Lion to Mavericks using a DMG installer that I obtained over BitTorrent. I don't want to download it via the official App Store as I don't have good enough ...
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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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What can be done to troubleshoot or diagnose intermittent VPN connects, and disconnects?

Internal VPN Fails to Connect - Sometimes, but not always. racoon[337] IPSec connecting to server aaa.bbb.cc.dd racoon[337] Connecting. racoon[337] IPSec Phase1 started (Initiated by me). racoon[337] ...
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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 /path/to/mounted/...
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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; sub.example....
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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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Better Media Key controls?

I'd like a better way to control iTunes, Rdio and other audio applications on my computer with my media keys. Ideally, this app would allow me to say that the default media keys will always operate ...
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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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How to send Home key to a VM running on OSX?

How to send the home key to a windows installation in VirtualBox in OSX?
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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 ...