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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 add myself to _www:staff permanently on osx?

I have a local instance of apache with an application writing to a cache directory. The cache directory is written to by _www:staff. It appears in the finder with a 'no-entry' icon. How can I add my ...
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How to use built-in PHP-FPM in OS X Mountain Lion?

I would like to know how php-fpm included in Mountain Lion (v10.8.5) can be used (eg. with NGINX). I am afraid that some configuration might be needed before it is actually used. NOTE: I know how to ...
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Disabling crash messages in Mountain Lion

I note this method to disable the problem reporter in Snow Leopard: sudo chmod 000 /System/Library/CoreServices/Problem\ Reporter.app In 10.8 the Problem folder does not exist, and although its ...
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My Mac shuts down if left closed for a long period, even for a long time. Then the power button must be held to a long time to start up

My Mac (Retina, Mid 2012) running OSX 10.8.5 sometimes shuts down while closed, even if it is plugged in. When it does this, I need to hold the power button for a long time, 15 seconds or more. I ...
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Why does Xcode open when I start OSx?

Why does Xcode open with this file every time I start or restart OSX 10.8.4?
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What would cause a ColdFusion website to error in only one browser, on only one computer?

I'm using a MacBook Pro running OS X Mountain Lion. A particular website I am trying to visit gives me ColdFusion/Java errors anytime I try to access any of its pages. For a while I thought it was a ...
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How to configure network shared folder permissions

I have setup a local shared folder between my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.8.4 Mountain Lion) and my Desktop PC (Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit). On my Mac, the configuration looks like this: ...
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iMac version 10.8.5 keychain isn't working and I didn't send the backup keychain to Apple

`How can we get into the computer without the usernames and passwords?What if there's an administration reset/backup keychain set and I can't remember what that is. I've tried every old password and ...
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Can't run postfix on Mountain Lion due to missing system_user_maps.db

When I start postfix, I see in /var/log/system.log the following error: error: open database /etc/postfix/system_user_maps.db: No such file or directory How should this file be created so that ...
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What causes commands to print on first line in Terminal.app on Mac OS X 10.8?

Every time I execute a command in Terminal.app, the command prints in the beginning of the first output line like this: > ls lsfile1 file2 file3 This only happens in Terminal.app, iTerm.app for ...
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Opening an .IMG file in Mac OS X

I have a few videos that are .IMG and are not getting mounted on my Mac. It says “File Not Recognised.” The same files always mounted on my Windows 7 using Daemon Tools, but it is not working on the ...
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How to completely disable Mac MissionControl

As shown in the screenshot I have removed all of the keyboard shortcuts to go into Mission Control. Somehow occasionally it still happens. Problem is it then freezes the MBPro for couple of tens of ...
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How to remotely turn on screen sharing?

I recently tried to turn on Internet Sharing for my mac mini, and accidentally hit 'Remote Management' which turns off screen sharing! I have no peripherals - not even a display, but I do have a lot ...
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java is listening from :::0 Causing firewall dialog that appears then disappears

Every 3 hours or so on my mac, a firewall dialog appears and disappears almost instantly. It lasts long enough to be annoying, but not long enough to read it. When it happens, I check appfirewall.log ...
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Is there something wrong with this launchd plist? Not working, but no error shows up in logs

I've tried this plist file in both /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons but neither seem to work. I can run the shell script it's supposed to call from the command line and it works fine. ...
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Unable to drag and drop between desktops using Parallels 8

I have Parallels Desktop 8 installed on my Lion mac mini. My VM in parallels is Mountain lion. I seem to be unable to drag and drop files from one desktop to another. I tried reinstalling Parallels ...
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In OS X 10.8.4 what are the standand user accounts that should be in directory utility

I believe I have some malware or virus on my os x 10.8 computer. I need to know what the list of user accounts and groups are the ones that come on a standard install of Mountain Lion in the Open ...
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Application won't hide on startup

I'm having trouble with the application Brow that won't hide on login, even when the option is selected in Preference System. System's 10.8.4, and here's the application
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Can I use cron or launchd to run a bash script without being logged in?

I'd like to have a simple bash script run (regardless of whether anyone is logged in or not) akin to putting it in /etc/cron.daily/ on Linux, but on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4. If it's possible, ...
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Why is FFMPEG stopping before the re-encapsulation finishes?

I'm running a straight up re-encapsulation of an H264/AAC video in a Flash container to an MP4 container using FFMPEG. However, it quits only a second later after transferring only a few megabytes of ...
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Can the Mac OS X Server Contacts feature hold my customers contacts informations?

Mounting a Mac Os X domain for a very active but small-in-size company. We would like to centralize our clients/customers'contacts as a kind of database. That is what we thought we could do with the ...
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SSH hangs upon login on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

About a month ago trying to SSH into servers (various ones, from various physical locations) started taking around 40 seconds to resolve. I tried tracing the problem, but without much success. I know ...
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OSX 10.8.4 RVM install troubles with Network Users

I'm trying to install ruby 1.9 as the system default for all users of our mac machines. I've installed RVM using a "local" user account and everything seems to be working fine. I'm able to run the ...
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Automator workflow not running on schedule

I have a workflow set up to download backups of my websites. The workflow itself works fine, but i am having trouble scheduling it with iCal. When the iCal event triggers, the workflow opens in ...
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Updating domain password on OS X Mountain Lion

I'm using Mac OS X on a (windows) domain account. The password is cached on the computer, but I changed the domain password and the account password on the computer will not change. I tried passwd at ...
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Max OSX: I have a windows that opens and then quickly closes before I can see it. How can I catch it?

I have a window that open on Mountain Lion, then closes almost immediately, about once every 3 hours. I don't know what is says as I don't have time to read it, but I can tell that there are 3-5 lines ...
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Can't detect my external drive

I have a Buffalo Ministation HD-PCU2 external 500 GB HDD. It's formatted in ex-fat, since I need to use it on my Mac and my PC both. One day I accidentally unplugged it without properly ejecting it ...
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ssh to localhost fails on mac os x server

This used to work fine, now I suddenly cannot ssh into my mac os x mountain lion server. Not even to localhost. It seems to authenticate, but it never launches the shell, so it just freezes. Here's ...
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Can't connect to Windows (SMB)

I have a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) and a Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I can't connect to the latter because of incorrect password or login. I tried to create several users on Windows machine and even ...
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Stop Mac OS X disk image from being mounted automatically when files on them are accessed

I have a program that, every time it is launched, tries to read a file stored on a disk image (a sparse bundle, to be exact). If the disk image is not mounted, the program automatically attempts to ...
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Macport self update fail mountain lion. Earlier it was working fine

Macport self update fail mountain lion. Earlier it was working fine. Here is output of sudo port -d selfupdate I think it broke after i installed the Mountain lion update. Before 2 weeks it was ...
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Where is /sys/bus/usb/devices on Mac OS X?

I've installed libusb via Homebrew, and trying to compile usbutils, but the utils tell me that /sys/bus/usb/devices can not be found. Of course I'm on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion), so I would need to ...
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Can't ping Mountain Lion

I can't ping my mountain lion from the LAN, but my mac can ping any machine in the LAN. I was digging into why this could be happening, I found that in network utility, in Netstat, it shows like ...
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How to map a new keyboard shortcut for 'Hide all other windows'?

I know and I like using the Cmd + Option + H to hide all other windows but I find it a little long of a shortcut, where can I map it to something shorter?
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Exited with code: 1 Error with launchd

I am trying to run a job with launchd which runs a shell script that creates a zip file I then backup. I am receiving the error: 6/26/13 5:04:37.992 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[162]: ...
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Problems to open jar file

I use mac with mountain lion and java u update 21. When I try to open the file with a double click, I get the following error: java file.jar could not be launched, or sometimes not after the double ...
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Under which domain is the Finder sidebar “Devices” category setting for “User's MacBook Pro”?

Trying to verify that "User's MacBook Pro" is in the Finder's sidebar from the Terminal. I can't find a correlating setting under com.apple.finder, com.apple.sidebarlists, or even ...
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Application download logs on mac os 10.8.3

I want to know where can I find my applications downloads logs? Like url that the application downloaded or downloading now