OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8) is the 9th major release of Mac OS X released on July 25, 2012.

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Uninstall Homebrew, which isn't located at the standard /usr/local location, completely.

When i've installed rvm a while back, it installed Homebrew, without questioning. My problem was it was installed not to the standard /usr/local location but to the user home directory ~. So far i had ...
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Homebrew Imagemagick installation aborts with incomplete libltdl package error on Mountain Lion

I am unable to install Imagemagick with homebrew on osx 10.8.5 with the latest xode and cmd line tools installed. After i tried to install Imagemagick with brew install ImageMagick I get the ...
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How to move the cursor with keyboard at login screen?

At a fresh login screen there is no cursor and hitting tab, the arrows, or mashing the keyboard doesn't make one appear. Is there a way to bring the cursor to the Name field without using the mouse?
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Is there any disk space to clean up after installing Mavericks?

I have OSX 8.5 installed and about to install Mavericks. After the installation are there files or folders that I can delete to free up disk space? Maybe installation files or something like that?
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Can I install Windows 8.1 as Bootcamp partition from OSX Mountain Lion using a USB stick?

I have the following: Bootable USB stick with Windows 8.1 - 64 bit MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion 10.8.5 The Bootcamp partition currently has Windows 7 installed. I want to know whether I can ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks virtual keyboard

I am looking for a way to get OS X Mountain Lion or Mavericks virtual keyboard to display without the number pad. I only want the main keyboard without the numbers on the side of the screen. I have ...
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Can't access certain websites

I'm trying to access the site http://www.svenskadomaner.se but it's unreachable from my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.8.5). The domain belongs to a web hosting company and it's not only this specific site I ...
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Time Machine encryption versus disk encryption

I'm backing up with Time Machine on a Mac Pro to an internal hard drive. I have encrypted my Time Machine backup in system preferences. This resulted in an initial backup of about 2 days, and backups ...
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How to rename item on OS X bootable USB drive

I've created a USB drive that boots a OS X Mavericks or an OS X Mountain Lion installer. It works fine, but I'm not happy with the labels. If I hold option while a Mac is booting, it shows two boot ...
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Blank screen on Sopcast for mac running in VMWare OS X 10.8.2

I am running Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.2 on unlocked VMWare 10. I installed the VMsvga2 display driver. When I run the Sopcast software and play a channel I got a blank screen. What is the solution to ...
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FTP connection suddenly stopped working

I was working on my server one minute, the next minute for what appears to be no reason at all, i can't connect to any of my servers via FTP. I've been trying for 4 hours so far to find a solution. ...
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The Mac OS X package installer doesn’t display the file system partition on which Mac OS X is installed

When a package, in a .pkg file, needs to be installed on a Mac OS X system, the package installer provided with the system is used. At some point in the installation of any package, it asks on which ...
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tail a file without wrapping the lines on a mac

I want to tail -f a file that may contain very long lines. I would also like to see one line per screen line and scroll to the side if necessary, much like Vim's zL and zH, so no line wrapping, Is ...
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Can I rename a Print Queue from mcx_0, mcx_1, etc to something more descriptive?

I have some printers that are defined in Workgroup Manager in com.apple.mcxprinting. Under Always > UserPrinterList-Raw there used to be mcx_0, mcx_1, etc. dictionaries defining the printers. I ...
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Unable to launch OS X Mountain Lion VM on VMWare

I have OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 which was running fine up till yesterday. But today, when I tried to launch the same via VMWare Workstation, it is not going past the Apple Logo with activity ...
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Connecting To MySQL with MAMP via Terminal - Mountain Lion?

I just installed MAMP 2.2 and use OSX Mountain Lion and am having trouble connecting to MySQL via the Terminal prompt; iMac:~ Home$ mysql -u root -p root -bash: mysql: command not found Sudo: ...
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Can I upgrade a MacBook 2,1 to OS X 10.8?

I have a MacBook 2,1 mid-2007 model with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and 500 GB storage with 300GB still available. I was using this Mac to submit apps to the AppStore but for ...
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OSX 10.8 - Weird sound when running Android Emulator

Recently, when I start running the Android Emulator (4.3) on my Macbook Retina 10.8, I get a small sound inside my machine ("clang" or something) like something get stuck. Belong to that, OSX also ...
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Netbeans 6.5.1 fails installation on Mac OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion

Hello there I am trying to install netbeans 6.5.1 on Mac OS X 10.8.4 but it keeps giving me this error: http://i.stack.imgur.com/C5lM2.png the image is not mine but it's the same error sorry I can't ...
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Opening dropdown box immediately on cell entry excel

I have successfully implemented cascading dropdown lists, where the contents of the dropdown are filtered by the previous selection, using an adaptation of Contextures Offset/Match method of ...
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More than one UserEventAgents

Recently I was checking my processes network usage in Mountain Lion using "nettop d". I noticed something odd. I always have two UserEventAgents in my nettop list with different pids. And there is of ...
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Outlook for Mac 2008 & “This message is no longer available on the server”

I recently helped my client to transfer his mailaccount from a Microsoft Outlook 2003 (POP) box to a new, transfered IMAP account. He moved all the mails that where saved on that Outlook 2003 ...
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Missing passwords from Chrome using Mountain Lion

I'm running Mac OS X 10.8.5 and Chrome 31.0.1650.63 I turned on my Macbook this morning, and all of my saved passwords are missing from Chrome. I checked KeyChain Access, and they're all still ...
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How to install MySQL on OS X Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

I tried downloading the MySQL community server from the MySQL website, however, when I try to open the installer, I get a popup saying "You may only run executables from the Mac App Store". What kind ...
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/etc/resolver forward lookup zones are not being included in name resolution

I'm trying to set up HypeDNS on Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion). It allows me to send all .hype domain names to another DNS address for lookup and resolution. I've been instructed to add the file ...
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How can I monitor memory usage of a process running from the terminal in OSX

I am running a command line utility called casperJS (installed via node npm) from the OSX terminal. It's a long running process and I'd like to see how much memory it is using, together with any ...
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Regain access to older harddrives via Macbook Pro / Hard Drive toaster

Its been a while since I have backed up to these 4 drives I have. Which I have all connected via a toaster (external hard drive reader). I believe all the drives are either universally compatible ...
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion kernel panic after installing latest steinberg sound card driver

I just bought a steinberg CI2 and went to their website to download the latest driver and when I installed it gave a kernel panic. I don't have any backups and is there a way to backup all the files ...
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How do you stop MacBook Pro retina from switching to scaled resolution?

I've got an early 2013 Macbook pro Retina. Until recently I was using bootcamp to use windows, but I found Parallels actually gave a better experience, so I've been using OSX more and more. ...
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Burning DVD+R DL backup on OS X 10.8 via Disk Utility, .ISO too large?

I have a DVD dual layer backup ISO file that, when uncompressing turned out to be 8.74 GB and has an associated .dvd file. I am a bit confused as as the DVD+R DL files I have only have a capacity of ...
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FTP Url issue on Mac mini

We have a few Mac mini OS x 10.8.5 Mountain Lion machines. One machine is not able to load ftp URL on browsers. Checked terminals (command) also but it is not working. We have tried firewall and ...
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Connecting to custom-colour ubuntu shells from OSX Terminal

I wish to somehow distinguish between different ubuntu servers we have when connecting from various OSX systems. It would be good to set the shell prompt or background colour server-side. Is this ...
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Access virtual freeNAS from other computer in same network

I am experimenting with the NAS software freeNAS, which I run on my macintosh using VMware. Up to now everything went fine, I have access to the web url provided by freeNAS to configure the virtual ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - Cannot Select Disk to Install on when using VirtualBox

I want to install OS X Mountain Lion in VirtualBox, but I am having a problem: every time I run the install, I can't get past the "Select a Disk to Install" screen. I always hangs like this. What's ...
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403 Forbidden error on WordPress Directory iMac OS X 10.8.5

A localhost WordPress site that was working up until a few days ago is now giving me the dreaded 403 error. I have chmoded the directory to 777 and still cannot gain access. When I run ls -l ...
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Sharing Preference Pane unavailable in Mac OSX 10.8.5?

I am currently trying to share internet with a Windows lappy. Most of the sites out there says to find the Sharing pane in System Preferences, but I can't find. I assume it's supposed to be beside the ...
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How to enable the title bar for all windows on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

A colleague of mine has the OS X title bar on all of his different displays and he is not sure how he it was enabled. I would love to have a different title bar per display/monitor. Any ideas on how ...
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Mac OS X can only view online PDF in Safari

I use Chrome and Firefox to view PDFs online almost every single day. However, from yesterday I noticed that PDFs cannot be opened in both of them. The only browser can open a PDF document online is ...
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VMWare Mountain Lion 10.8.3 (AMD) freezes at load after installing VMWare tools

I had a perfectly working Mac OS 10.8.3 image for AMD in which I developed a quietly big app for iPhone. Don't know why, but today I tried installing VMWare tools because somebody was promising more ...
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Internet connection sharing via wifi gives error in MacOSX Maverick

Getting this error If I am trying to share my data care internet via wifi. wlEvent: en1 en1 Link UP virtIf = 0 wlEvent: en1 en1 Link DOWN virtIf = 0 AirPort: Link Down on en1. Reason 3 ...
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Weird Console log spam when switching spaces

I'm on an iMac running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.5, so whenever I switch spaces I see a bunch of these entries in my console log as part of system.log. 30/11/13 12:42:06.056 PM Dock[208]: ...
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Mac mail icon open applications window

In the last couple of days I click on the mail icon on the dock and the applications window opens. Mail is highlighted and when i double click on it the mail window opens but I can't do anything with ...
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Mac Mountain Lion sometimes work very slow, kernel is overflow, all apps is killed

i have unknown delays in my mac sometimes... everything work well but one time in 2-3 hours kernel is overflow and i wait about from 30 sec to 5 minuts till it will end, and will start to work normal. ...
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EFI VMWare Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0)

I am trying to turn on mavericks in VMWare but I get this error: "EFI VMWare Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0)..." and then it restarts, again error, restart, error, restart and etc. Didn't understand ...
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Generate DKIM Key on Mountain Lion OS X

I have been looking around for a way to generate dkim keys on my mac, I have looked into opendkim, there is no brew formula or taps available, tried to compile it from scratch and it required the ...
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How do you get OSX to play nice with Samba (or vice versa)? [closed]

I have a FreeNAS server on a network with OSX and Windows clients. When the OSX clients interact with SMB/CIFS shares on the server, they are causing permission problems for all other clients. The ...
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Why the second time creating a ramdisk make /dev/rdisk2 instead of /dev/rdisk1?

I run the first time ever: diskutil erasevolume HFS+ ramdisk `hdiutil attach -nomount ram://8475854` It create the ramddisk at /dev/rdisk1. The computer power off, power on then I repeat the same ...
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Is it possible to adapt a device driver such that it works with a very similar other device?

I am hoping to find a way to adapt a scanner driver such that it works with a very similar scanner. The scanner I own is the CanoScan 8000F, but unfortunately the driver is only available for ...
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open -n /Applications/TextEdit.app/ not launching new instance?

$ open -n /Applications/TextEdit.app/ per the terminal of my MBPr running Mountain Lion the above will not launch a new instance of text edit. Instead it just brings open instances to the ...
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How can I migrate all keyboard shortcuts from one mac to another?

I have a lot of custom keyboard shortcuts and will be migration Macs. I tested Migration Assistant and it did not seem to get these. I read somewhere that they are stored in the individual ...