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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Verifying my password on OS X via dscl

If I know my password is foobar how can I use dscl to verify this on my machine? Of course the password is encrypted (Password: ********) in the output of dscl . -read /Users/myuser. It's fine if I ...
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Mac Preview resets pdf position to first page always

On Mac, Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.4), I open a few pdf files with Preview. I can see all the pdf documents on the left side. I click on one (say abc.pdf), and then in the reading area I scroll down. ...
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Lost system icons

I got an issue on my macbook pro retina 15". Brand new that I bought a month ago. Just updated it with 10.8.4 And now I lost all systems icons in finder, safari, app store and so on. I spent some ...
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Why does my Magic Mouse become jumpy over time?

I've used Apple Magic Mouse for more than a year with my MacBook Pro, and I notice that as time passes its tracking precision degrades. Last month I found myself with an intolerable jumpiness of the ...
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OS X 10.8 any way to remove stretched light frames from a stabilized video?

I stabilized my video with Motion 5. The problem is it was taken with slow shutter so when the camera moved, the light in the frame are stretched and defaced. Stabilized it just looks like the ...
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Nested virtualization not working

I installed virtualbox 4.2.10 on OS X 10.8.3 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on it as a guest. I have hardware virtualization enabled for the guest, as the screenshot shows But when I login to the VM ...
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Dock, exposé and mission control crashed / quit

I'm stuck on a space and have no access to the dock, exposé or mission control. Consequently, I have no access to any of my apps on other spaces. I tried running: killall Dock (with and without sudo), ...
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Passwordless SSH not working with Mountain Lion

We are using Backuppc in our little office, with a mix of Windows 7 PC's and some users using their Macbooks. Backuppc is sitting on a server running Ubuntu 12.04.2. Passwordless ssh is working fine ...
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Log newly created files

I would like to make a log of all newly created files and/or folders under a particular directory. I'm trying to monitor what files are being moved to and copied from a directory on OSX Mountain Lion ...
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How do I prevent $PATH from resetting itself each time?

I'm having difficulty setting up the PATH on my macbook pro. I followed this link to modify my path variable. Each time I start a new terminal I get a PATH pointing towards ...