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Mountain Lion screen crashes after returning from sleep

During the past 3 days I have experienced the following issue: when returning from sleep, I see an extremely garbled version of my desktop. The only thing that seems to help is a reboot. My first ...
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Getting back Java 6

Apple released an update about Java and now I can't start my Cassandra db anymore. I think I will need Java 6 to use it but I can't uninstall Java 7 because I need it to run eclipse v.4 ... Does ...
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Mac Joining Active Directory Still Prompts For Authentication

My Mac is joined to an Active Directory domain. What I expected to see was the same ease of access to file shares and internal websites that Windows computers joined to the domain experience (i.e., no ...
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Changed folder contents not updating in Finder (OS X 10.8)

I've been having this problem for a number of days now. When I update the contents of a folder using terminal commands, by decompressing archives, or by using "Save As", the affected folder often ...
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Upgraded to Mountain Lion, now 127.0.0.1 is not resolving

I used to be able to type 127.0.0.1 (or my network IP 10.10.53.32) and it would resolve to my "default" virtual host. 127.0.0.1/~Shanimal and shanimal.dev both resolve to their appropriate folders. ...
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Install FFmpeg on OS X 10.8

Is there a good place or bash script I can use (or at least a version I can build myself) for FFmpeg on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)? I have Xcode installed as well as the CLI for Xcode (gcc etc). I ...
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Replace MacBook screen with an external display

I have a unibody macbook running OSX 10.8. I wondered how feasible it would be to use an external monitor instead of the built-in display. I am not talking about plugging in a 2nd monitor (this is ...
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How to get java webstart 6 on OSX 10.8.2 after java update

I'm trying to find out how to run java webstart 1.6 on a machine running OSX 10.8.2. Every time I try to open the .jnlp file I get java 7 rather than java 6 starting. The system seems to still have ...
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How do I switch between Java 7 and Java 6 on OS X 10.8.2?

I am using Java SE 7 to program simple games for windows and mac, but I have to switch to java 6 to run games such as Minecraft on my computer. This used to work just fine before I updated to Mac OS X ...
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Triple boot WIndows 7, Windows 8, and Mountain Lion on Macbook Pro

Ok, So I have a bit of a unique situation here I could use some help on. I've modded my summer 2011 MBPro to have 2 harddrives by replacing the optical drive. OSX Mountain Lion is installed on a ...
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How can I disable the calendar agent from running on Mac OS X Lion?

I suppose that because because of the updated way that the Calendar application is integrated into the OS X system and the notification area the "calendar agent" needs to constantly run in the ...
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Install 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on same machine

I have a MacBookPro with 10.6 running on it. I am using it as a base machine for development. I want to understand how can I install 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on same machine, so that I can continue to ...
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Does reinstalling OS X Mountain Lion cost anything?

I have to format and reinstall OS X Mountain Lion on my Mac Mini (which already has OS X Mountain Lion) after restarting. When I get it from WiFi, will it cost anything to install it, as apple is ...
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Strange background image when opening DMG in Mountain Lion

Whenever I open a DMG file to install an application the window opens with a background image from another program I recently installed (Aptana Studio). Below is a screenshot in which I have opened ...
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How can I increase Emacs key repeat rate in OS X Mountain Lion

Emacs does not seem to respect the OS's key repeat rate. I'm using emacs in the terminal. I've set the repeat rate to as fast as possible by directly editing the settings in the following file (I ...
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Safari: how to open a URL while in search mode?

In Chrome you can open a search-highlighted URL with CTRL + ENTER (and thus obviate the need for using a mouse). How do you do that in Safari (6.0.1)?
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Safari: how to directly jump from 'omnibox' (ie. 'smart search field') to search results (as in Chrome)?

In Chrome, TAB takes you directly from 'omnibox' to search results. This doesn't seem to be the case in Safari (it takes ~12 TABs). Is there any way to remedy this?
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Safari: how to re-open MULTIPLE previously closed tabs?

CMD + Z in Safari (6.0.1) will re-open the last closed tab. Is there any way to re-open multiple previously closed tabs (as in, say, Chrome)? A closely related question from 2011: Are there any ...
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Can't boot to Windows installed on the second drive in MacBook Pro

I have a mid-2012 15" non-retina MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion. I have a 256 GB SSD in place of the original drive and an OptiBay in place of the optical drive where I put the original 500 GB Toshiba ...
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Enable FTP on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Server

There is a LAN comprising several mac machines (iMac, Mac Pro, macbook etc.), Airport Express router and Mac Mini Server running OS X Server 10.8 (Mountain Lion Server). I need to share a folder on ...
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Change section key to less-than in OS X

I'm having trouble getting my keyboard layout to be properly recognized. At the moment everything else is fine, but my less-than key (<) is mapped to the section key (§), which makes writing HTML a ...
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OSX: Always deny Google Chrome keychain password

Google Chrome v.22 will ask me when I visit sites if I want to allow it to be saved to my keychain. There is Always Allow, Allow and Deny. Where is Always Deny? I hate typing in a particular ...
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How do I use “noatime” with FileVault 2 FDE on Mountain Lion?

I have an SSD installed in my MacBook Pro, and have successfully implemented a tweak that disables noatime on the boot drive: ...
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Multiline Equation won't center and align on equals sign

I have a multiline equation which I wish to align on the '=' and center the equation block on the page. I have selected align on '=' and center as a group, however the equation group becomes left ...
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How to get RSSI values in wireshark captures

I'm running Mountain Lion and have Wireshark 1.8.3. I want to display the RSSI of each packet but I seem unable to do so. I went to Edit->Preferences->User Interface->Columns and select RSSI to be ...
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Any way to see the global list of keyboard shortcuts on my mac

I had an iTunes app called Synergy, which I assigned the keyboard shortcut ctrl+cmd+up/down. I don't use this app any more, but I'm unable to use this shortcut in Xcode, so there must be something ...
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Is it possible to redefine App Store application paths?

I sort my applications in separate folders within the Applications folder (e.g. One for my photo related apps, one for my guitar playing related apps, one for my video related apps, etc). Since some ...
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Who should I run mysql as, on a personal computer?

I just installed mysql via homebrew (with brew install mysql, on Mac OS X Mountain Lion - recently installed from scratch). Following the installation, there is a "caveats" section with options around ...
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How to create a Mountain Lion DMG image and load it into VirtualBox?

Basically, I just need to make a full copy of the Mountain Lion installer, but I have no flash, or any other removable medium available. Is it just possible to clone the system and mount the .dmg ...
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Authenticate Mac OS X Mountain Lion against EL6 OpenLDAP only succeeds for ssh

I'm having an issue with mountain lion authenticating against a CentOS 6 openldap/krbkdc server. I can ssh into the macs in question and I am issued a ticket and all autofs mounts (like the homedir) ...
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How to enable the php 5.4.x version on Mountain Lion

I have installed the latest php version on my mountain lion system using these instructions (http://mac.tutsplus.com/tutorials/server/upgrading-the-native-php-installation-on-os-x-mountain-lion/). I ...
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Syntax highlighting for .tpl file in Aptana Studio 3

I am trying to edit a smarty php template file in Aptana studio 3, and unfortunately it is very very plain, black text on a white background. I would like to activate syntax highlighting for .tpl ...
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How to export all notes in OS X/iOS Notes.app?

I used to take all my notes on my iPhone and iPad in Notes.app. I recently switched and take all my notes using various text editors and store the notes in my Dropbox. However, my old notes I used to ...
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Unable to view PDFs within Firefox on OSX

I have installed the latest Adobe Reader (10.1.4) and confirmed that it works by opening a downloaded PDF document. Unfortunately I cannot view PDFs within Firefox 15.0.1. I am just shown a blank ...
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OS X Server App ail not accept login credentials

I cannot login to the server app and i know for sure all the login info is right. every time i enter my password the name window shakes to tell me it's invalid. I never post unless I'm out of ideas ...
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MacBookPro's temperature increases dramatically with 10.8.2 update

After updating MacOS from 10.8.1 to 10.8.2, it's heating obvious. I do nothing, but chrome is stopping at the page of reader. Temp is 77 DC and more. Why, why my 2012 mid MBP 13's temp is higher than ...
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Why are my backed up Time Machine files smaller than the originals?

Why are the files I've backed up smaller than the actual files? For example, Aperture is 225 GB on my external drive but only 202 GB on the Time Machine backup.
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How to fix the scrollbars in Mac

Recently the scroll bars in all my applications on mac are growing larger when I hover over them and then covering the last item in lists (like Finder). Does anyone know how to turn this option off or ...
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Enable logging in Calendar.app for OS X 10.8

You used to be able to access a secret debug menu in iCal but this seems to have been removed in 10.8. Annoyingly the command used to enable logging seems not to work any more either. Can anyone ...
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OS X stealth mode: where is it enacted?

I am working through the security guide from apple (which they did not update since Snow Leopard). In the firewall section it states that ipfw has a default allow rule: 65535 allow ip from any to any ...
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OS X 10.8: reset approved, unsigned application memory

With OS X 10.8 Apple introduced a feature to make it harder to install unsigned applications. Usually, it works to right-click the unsigned application, choose Open and confirm the occurring dialog. ...
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Fonts too bold under OS X 10.8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting crisper fonts in OS X after switching from Windows I am using chrome browser, and i am a guy who never used mac before, i switched from ubuntu to os x. Now the ...
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How to turn off Facebook notifications on Mac OS X?

How to turn off Facebook notifications on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?
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What free space thresholds/limits are advisable for 640 GB and 2 TB hard disk drives with ZEVO ZFS on OS X?

Assuming that free space advice for ZEVO will not differ from advice for other modern implementations of ZFS … Question Please, what percentages or amounts of free space are advisable for hard disk ...
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How to disable Mac Login screen at boot time?

I bought a new Mac Mini in June, when i click the power it goes to login screen then i login then it boots up, i want it not to ask for the user/pass in this stage and ask later when the operating ...
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Should I reinstall OS X if my system is affected by a virus?

When I purchased my Mac Mini it came with OS X Mountain Lion. I want to reinstall OS X as I fear some viruses got on the system through CDs. Is it possible to do it? Are there any other options to ...
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What is Antivandal in OS X? Why did it block port scanning? [closed]

I'm new to OS X Mountain Lion. I have installed VirusBarrier x6. When I browsed one site, an alert came through VirusBarrier that current site did port scanning (Antivandal) remotely. I blocked that ...
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Illustrator : automatically export multiple different-sized images from project

I have an .ai project open in Illustrator, that I need to export to multiple PNGs with different resolutions. Is there a way to write a script or automate these exports in some way?
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How can I pinch to change icon size in OS X Mountain Lion?

Recently I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. SL had this nice slider in the finder you could use to change icon sizes really easily. I also remember being able to use the Magic Trackpad and ...
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Command Line SSH restart Mac OSX Mountain Lion

How can I restart the SSH service via the command line on Mac OSX Mountain Lion please? Using ps aux | grep 'ssh', I was able to deduce that the process is most likely /usr/sbin/sshd. From here I ...