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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OS X Server - Networked home directories become locked after a time

In our infrastructure, we are running OS X 10.8 clients, with networked home directories. The homedirs are served from OS X Server 10.8 via AFP. Every so often (I haven't figured out the exact ...
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Mac OS X: file associations keep changing (though reverting it manually)

For some time now I'm experiencing an annoying behavior under Mountain Lion: While doing my daily work, the programs to open a file keep changing. For example, opening a PDF is switched to Adobe ...
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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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How to use an animated .GIF as a desktop picture for Mountain Lion

As the title says. I have an animated GIF that I would like to set as a desktop picture for my Mac running Mountain Lion 10.8.4 Thanks for the responces
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Use camera to control applications on Mac OSX

Is there a way I can use the camera on my Macbook Pro to control the applications on my desktop? I would like to be able to wave to use waving gestures to change between apps, show the app expose, ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - See unread notification badge in menu bar or Notification Center icon

Is there a way to show a badge or to highlight the notification center icon where there are unread notifications? A program, an app, anything that do this! A badge on the Notification Center icon or ...
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Multiple commands using a .command script at launch

I'm trying to figure out why this command script isn't working. killall Google\ Chrome; open /Application/Google\ Chrome.app -args --disable-restore-session-state . I am trying to kill any ...
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Mac OS 10.8.4 and Excel

I am trying to delete everything after the "," on each cell in a column of email addresses. For example: jonsmith@hotmail.com,2013-08-06 13:27:53,bounced sallyfield@google.com,2013-02-06 ...
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Automator - Set Selected Folder Path as Variable

I'm trying to setup an Automator service that would download a list of URLs to the currently selected folder, or wherever the service was ran from. The only problem is I don't see how I would go about ...
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Close XQuartz when closing Terminal

I have an alias in my .profile file that has the following format: alias cluster="ssh -X user@server" This starts an ssh session with X11 forwarding such that the GUI from the server is forwarded ...
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Zip images in directory

I have a directory of directories. Each directory contains ~100 images. I want to create a zip for each directory. How can I do that?
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How can I use kickstart or something else at the command line to view ARD settings?

I know I can use kickstart to configure Apple Remote Desktop from the command line, but, I can't find anything on the Internet or in kickstart's help message indicating how I can view the current ...
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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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Accessing MacOS X clipboard from

I'd like to access the system clipboard in Mountain Lion as a register in vim. The vim that comes with Mountain Lion is built with -xterm_clipboard shown in vim --version. Homebrew has a formula for ...
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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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Changed my user directory name in /Users without being root and permissions are messed up

I tried changing the name of the directory back, but when logging back into the old user the files weren't picked up. So now I have all my files and programs on a new user but I don't have permission ...
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Valgrind installation errors on OSX 10.8

Hi so I've been trying to Valgrind on mountain lion. I followed the instructions on valgrind's webpage: http://valgrind.org/docs/manual/dist.install.html As well as the instructions on this blog: ...
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How to change screen resolution on OS X

I am a noob to OS X (coming from Ubuntu/Centos) and am unable to locate the system settings app used for selecting resolution. I looked at the "displays" and it was not there. I am using Mountain Lion ...
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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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trying to find out if there is a command similar to “ditto”

I know if I want to in a sense merge one directory into another without over writing everything in there using ditto. But now I am trying to see if there is a way I can compare both directories. ...
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Why do my $PATH and /etc/paths Differ?

Typing export $PATH in Mountain Lion's Terminal returns ...
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Repairing Time Machine .sparsebundle on os x 10.8

My MBP drive failed during a Time Machine backup (the perfect storm, ugh!) Now I need to repair the Time Machine .sparsebundle because OS X hates it (Time Machine won't restore from it, or access it, ...
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Netbiosd trying to connect outside subnet on Mountain Lion

I'm working on a mac mini running Mountain Lion. I have LittleSnitch installed to monitor my outgoing connections. However, since a couple of days netbiosd tries to connect to an IP outside my local ...
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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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Remote Desktop won't launch

Remote Desktop is giving an error upon launch: The remote Desktop client software on this computer does not match the administrator software version. The Remote Desktop administrator software ...
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Artificially blocked from upgrading to mountain lion

I have an older Mac Pro running Lion 10.7.5 and I'd like to upgrade to Mountain Lion given that the machine is probably too old to run Mavericks. According to the specs my computer meets the ...
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Can't add a Bonjour, Airprint compatible Brother MFC (8520DN) to OS X or iOS?

Can't add a Bonjour, Airprint compatible Brother MFC network printer and scanner (8520DN) to OS X or iOS? It worked at first. Wow this machine is fast, I love it. Then i couldn't print any more. I've ...
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Paste text without font, font size, etc [duplicate]

On Mountain Lion, is it possible to paste text that you've copied but only as the text itself? By default it also pasts the font, font-size etc.
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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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launchd - how to get name of file changed

I want to use launchd to kick off a script to backup changed files. It looks like it should work for what I want to do, but I don't know how to pass to my script that launchd starts, the path of the ...
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How to leave only english language in bash shell in Mac OS X?

I'm using Mac OS X operating system with bash shell and I'm really tired to change keyboard layout every time I switch to shell. Does anyone know how to automatically set english layout after ...
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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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How can I monitor the memory usage of a device driver on OSX?

I'm trying to track down a memory leak somewhere in my system and I've narrowed it down to a device driver. However, this driver doesn't show up in Activity Monitor or ps, or if it does its under a ...
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Different GTK engines for Mac OSX homebrewed software

I am trying to "brew" the Geany editor with Homebrew using different GTK engines on Mac OSX (Mountain Lion) in order to give it a Mac'ish look. To accomplish this, I have successfully brewed the ...
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Maintain Mac Window arrangement on Dual Screens after reconnecting monitor

I have a Mac OSX Mountain Lion setup with dual screens. After arranging the windows on both monitors, disconnecting the second monitor and reconnecting it will cause all windows to be on the first ...
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How To Keep Wi-Fi On Even When Your Mac Sleeps?

Whenever I want to download something which is over a gigabyte, I leave my computer, so the download could happen smooth and fast, but that's not to be, when my computer goes to sleep, and the Wi-Fi ...
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Service doesn't appear in services menu when a folder is selected

I have a created a service following this blog post. It gives me a service that lets me open an iTerm tab from finder. Now I want to add a shortcut, so whenever I have a folder selected I can hit 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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OS X Mountain Lion terminal tab name + open a new tab in the same directory

1) In Mountain Lion, through Preferences, you can change the setting of Terminal so that a new tab can be opened in the same directory as the opening tab. (i.e. if I am at ~/workspace and I open a new ...
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Can't login into my macbook pro after changing the account name

I just got a macbook pro and I am totally new to mac as I have switched from Windows, the guy at the apple store created an admin user called it "apple" with a blank password, when I returned home, I ...
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Enable/Disable OS X Screensaver Password Prompt

I am trying to speed up my enabling and disabling of the security/password feature on OS X. Specifically in this case Mountain Lion 10.8.4. I currently have a hot corner (Plus the shortcut ctrl + ...
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What is the difference between setting the path via editing /private/etc/paths vs ~/.profile?

I just found out I can edit my PATH by editing /etc/paths or /private/etc/paths, or by putting export PATH=$PATH:/a/path in ~/.profile or one of my other startup scrips. Is there a difference between ...
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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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How to format flash drive so both debian wheezy and mac osx can read/write? [duplicate]

I have a debian linux wheezy system and wish to move data between it and my macbook pro laptop. I have a new 64GB flash drive. If I format the flash drive on the mac(Mountain Lion) then I can not seem ...