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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Run command after encoding completes in Adobe Media Encoder?

I'm using Adobe Media Encoder CS6 (on Mac OS X Mountain Lion) to do a big encoding job, which will take about 6 hours. I need to run a terminal command after my encoding is done. (The command is to ...
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How do I make a external drive appear as an internal drive?

I'm running OSX Mountain Lion, and have a firewire drive hooked up for storage. I would like to make it appear as if it's an internal drive as my online syncing software - sugarsync - doesn't allow ...
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Why does OS X Mountain Lion ask for my password when I duplicate a file?

When I use Finder to do this: - right click file - choose "duplicate" I get asked for my password. Every. Single. Time. I have tried every trick I could find online, up to and including repairing ...
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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 turn on wifi on OSX Mountain lion MBP 2012

The wifi interface won't turn on when i press "Activate wifi" from the preferences neither from the status bar. I tried restarting the mac,and reset the pram. The ethernet works fine and this is the ...
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Running VirtualBox on Macbook Pro?

How do I run VirtualBox on a Macbook? Is it possible, or do I need Parallels? I want to run Windows7 on my 15" macbook pro along with the original OSX Mountain Lion.
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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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screen does not do vertical split on mountain lion

I installed screen using macports on Mountain Lion and the install log even says its also installing the vertical split patch. But the actual split is not happening. C-a | does not work. Does this not ...
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New Finder Window command not working

This is weird. In the Finder (10.8.4) File menu every command functions except for Cmd-N / New Finder Window. I was running Total Finder but uninstalled it, still no luck. Anyone have a solution? ...
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OSX RDP to Winows Server 2012

I am attempting a Remote Desktop Session From OSX 10.8.4 To Windows Server 2012 DataCenter R2(Build 9431) I am using 2.1.1 Remote Desktop client for Mac I have disabled Network Level Auth, ...
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Empty “open recent” menu in Xcode 4.6.3

So there's nothing in "open recent" and it always have been this way. I tried to "defaults write com.apple.Xcode NSRecentDocumentsLimit -int 10" (and with the other name). In settings->general ...
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Terminal blank, .bash_profile broken

I was following a tutorial for configuring OS X Mountain Lion and somehow after editing the bash_profile I can't run the terminal properly. The terminal starts just fine but is blank, if a wait long ...
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QuickLookSatellite MAC OS, High CPU Use

I have consistently been having a problem with my computer overheating due to the process QuickLookSatellite-general using 100+ CPU use. (Please see images attached.) On googling I found this ...
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How to intelligently sync two directories under OSX

This may seem like a simple request at first glance, but I believe it is not due to some critical subtleties I wish to keep track of. Here is the scenario: I have a directory on my home workstation, ...
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OS X 10.8.3 shows incorrect size of partition

I have a MacBook Air 3,2. A while ago I installed Ubuntu using rEFIt and everything worked fine. But after some time I wanted to develop an iPhone app and I needed to upgrade my OS X to Mountain Lion ...
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Chrome and Safari show the same behavior on OS X

This has been bugging me for a while, and apologies for poorly constructed title, but it seems like Google Chrome and Safari are the same thing on OS X. I use Chrome exclusively on OS X Mountain ...
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Is there a way to run a script every time a new window is opened in OSX?

I'm starting to go crazy with my window manager (slate) and I would love a way to automatically format windows that are opened. Slate doesn't offer this, so I'm wondering if there is an easy way to ...
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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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Retrieve an old desktop wallaper on Mac OS X

I liked one of my wallpapers which had a Windows-like background. I changed it to something else for some reason. Now I want to get it it back but I cannot find it. I don't know the file name. I ...
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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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Replacing a disk in RAID1 on a mac 10.8 system

What is the proper and safest way for replacing one of the disks in a RAID 1 array (mirrored) on mountain lion? Both disks are currently OK but one of those drives is much older than the other. ...
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How to get rEFInd working with FileVault 2 on OSX 10.8

I installed rEFInd on my new Macbook Air which I planned on using to do a duel boot to linux, but prior to installing linux, I decided to encrypt my drive. I knew I was going to do this, so I had ...
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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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How to install KeePass on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I'm using KeePass on Windows. It's a very nice application. Now I want to run it on my Mac. The instructions on the download page are too techy and I don't have prior experience with Macs. How can I ...
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OS X 10.8.3 + attempt to change VPN settings = no more VPN access

I am running Mountain Lion and had gotten very tired of re-entering my password at random times when using my school's VPN network (I don't know much about these, but the type is Cisco IPSec according ...
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Open and scroll through 42 GB text file in Mac OS X

I am running Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion) and I am trying to open and scroll through a 42 GB .XML file. I plan on using an XML parser to parse through it and delete parts, but first I need to know ...
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Can I make Gimp 2.8.4 in OSx make the file I just opened be the top window automatically?

When I open an image file in Gimp 2.8.4 in OSx Mountain Lion 10.8.4 via the File > Open menu, it does not automatically make that image the top window, requiring that I then find that window via the ...
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Remote Desktop Connection to Windows has wrong keyboard layout

I'm running: OS X 10.8 U.S. English as the default system language a German (Austrian) keyboard layout Via RDP (specifically the Remote Desktop Connection client 2.1.1 from Microsoft), I'm ...
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Wifi on iMac Constantly Dropping

I have had this iMac for a couple of years, and I have had constant issues with the wifi periodically disconnecting (only recently cared because I have actually started using it). I have recently ...
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OS X Keychain Won't Stop Popping Up

The OS X Keychain keeps on popping up on my Mountain Lion Macbook. As soon as I log into my user/admin account, I'm assaulted by three Keychain prompts, one after the other: Messages Agent wants to ...
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Mac OS 10.8 Temp and CPU spikes

I'm having a strange problem where any random program I have open will suddenly jump to 100% + CPU in activity monitor making the CPU temps jump from ~55C to 80 or 90C. This is really annoying as I ...
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Getting rid of “Don't save”/“Cancel”/“Save” animation in OS X

This has always been an annoyance for me. In previous versions of OS X, when closing a document via ⌘w a simple drop down would appear, with the options to not save, cancel or save, and it would ...
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How to show the firewall log on a mac (Mountain Lion)?

Where do I find firewall log on mountain lion 10.8.2? I have a problem with refused connections and I want to see if the firewall prevents me from connecting.
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Although my firewall is off, I cannot connect so some ports on my mac (Mountain Lion)

I have a mac-mini (Fall 2009) with OS X 10.8.4 on my local network and I am running a simple http server on port 5000 (or any other port). I have turned the firewall OFF. I can connect to the mac via ...
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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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Will I lose my Boot Camp partition?

I have an iMac, and I have both OS X Mountain Lion and Windows installed. I'm planning on re-installing fresh copies of both operating systems, but I want to re-install Windows first because I'm not ...
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How to collect all media file in a mac directory structure?

I'm trying to copy all media files (Mac file type of Image or Movie) to the same directory structure, only taking media files. Is there a more efficient way than what I've got below? Is there a ...
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OsX Crontab having no effect

I am dynamically appending cron tasks to the user crontab The tasks seem to be getting adde, crontab -e looks like: */10 * * * * /bin/sh /Users/john/Kiosk/app/content/update.sh @reboot /usr/bin/open ...
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OS X shared internet and local file sharing

Is there any way to still do Airdrop and AFP/SSH when I'm sharing my iMac's internet (ethernet) connection over WiFi to my MacBookPro? I tried to find my iMac and vice versa in the LAN but they're ...
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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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Triple Head 2 Go Digital Se

I am trying to connect my TripleHead2Go Digital SE, to 3 VGA monitors, It is unclear if they are incompatible since I had to get VGA to DVI converters. I am not sure if it just doesn't work with VGA ...
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Wanted: a way to use the keyboard to choose from the apps or windows in one workspace

I use seven workspaces (spaces) on OS X. When I used to use Gnome 2, Control-tab was "workspace-specific" in that it would show me only the windows in that workspace, omitting all windows in other ...
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Move Vagrant dir somewhere else

I have installed Vagrant on my Mac OsX Mountain Lion using .dmg package. By default files went to my /Applications directory. So now I have /Applications/Vagrant with bin and embeded dirs inside. ...
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Sudo password not required? OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

I recently upgraded to a Macbook Pro Retina running OS X 10.8.3. I was going through the process of installing various command line tools when I noticed that it wasn't asking for my root password when ...
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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
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How do I permanently disable the spotlight key?

I'm attempting to disable my spotlight hotkey so that I can make my Alfred hotkey CMD+Space. If I disable "Spotlight menu keyboard shortcut" through system preferences, it seems to stay disabled ...
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Why does this grep filter not work as expected?

Preface: I've added alias airport="sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport" to my .zshrc. myuser:~/ $ airport prefs ...