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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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Bootcamp both Windows 8 and Windows 7 on OS X Mountain Lion

I currently have Windows 8 installed via Bootcamp 4(?) via Mountain Lion. I'd like to also install Windows 7. Is there a way to do multiple bootcamp's - what is the best way to go about this?
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Can an OSX server handle windows account administration and file storage?

I want a server and I have a contract with a business to set up a network with the current systems and a new Mac Pro. I have used OS X server before but not for a while so I need to know: Can I set ...
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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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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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How to open Preview with no documents

I am using Preview on Mountain Lion (10.8.2). I opened a PDF in Preview and searched in it. Now whenever I open anything in Preview, it opens the PDF and the search always shows spinning on the ...
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Non-US Keyboard and CMD + SHIFT + 7

I have a Swiss keyboard and in many (developer-based) programs I get a conflict with one of my favorite shortcuts: Cmd + Shift + 7 or Cmd + /. I use this to set the focus to every OSX application's ...
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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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Chrome address bar font just changed (OSX)

The font used by the address bar just changed and it's bugging me, wondering if anyone might know how to reset it. I tried creating a new profile and it's the same. My other copies of Chrome (Canary ...
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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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How do you get loopback addresses other than 127.0.0.1 to work on OS X

According to everything I read, the entire 127.x.x.x subnet should loopback. However, on my Mac, I can only ping 127.0.0.1 I know I've done this before (though possibly on another OS) and has come ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I use Java 7 with browsers in OS X 10.8?

I've downloaded Java 7 Update 9 from java.com. I've installed it. I can see the icon in my System Preferences. So now I quit and reopen Safari v6.0.2 and try to use Java and I get a dialog asking ...
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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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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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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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Can you toggle function keys on / off with a keyboard shortcut on OSX?

I know you can toggle this option on and off in the System Preferences screen for 'keyboard' but I'd like to know if I can do it via a shortcut as I do it all the time.
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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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Disable horizontal gestures in VLC on OS X

Is there any non-violant way to disable horizontal scrolling in VLC (2.0.6) on OS X Mountain Lion? I went through the Preferences but couldn't find anything concerning the matter. I could do ...
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Vim color scheme not showing up properly in Mountain Lion's Terminal.app

EDIT: See my comment below before investing too much time. I've read a ton of related questions on SE and have had no success. Everyone elses' problems seem to be solved by changing the terminal to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Routing all traffic except a few IP-ranges though default gateway in Mountain Lion

I am using VPN (Cisco IPSec) through the default Mountain Lion network preferences. In Lion (and also i Snow Leopard), I did the following to change the routing back to using my default gateway for ...
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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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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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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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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 ...