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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 ...
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How is an external monitor recognised?

On Mountain Lion 10.8.2 (and also on Snow Leopard as far as I know) external monitors are somehow recognised and remembered by my laptop. For example: When I change the wallpaper on the external ...
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Why does OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion performance lag when display is turned to scaled?

I'm running OS X 10.8.3 on an MBP and have the display resolution set to 1920 x 1200. But at that resolution, everything feels really laggy?. Why does OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion performance lag when ...
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All Mac OS X apps crash as opened

After I've reinstalled Mac OS X 10.8 and transfered my back-up folders to my MacBook Pro (late 2011), all Mac OS apps started to crash as I open them. I'm talking about apps like Mail, Safari, ...
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OS X Terminal prompt changed

My terminal prompt on OS X 10.8.3 suddenly is not the machine or hostname anymore but something like: minint-j4lfb2s:~ Where does that come from? I did not change it. How can that be?
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Trying to mount a partition to recover files

One of the partitions on an external drive just went partway south on me. It shows up grayed out (unmounted) in Disk Utility as "disk3s5" but DU won't mount it. I ran the following: localhost:~ tod$ ...
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OSX Lion can't handle a very wide image

I need an image that is 8640 pixels wide: http://i.stack.imgur.com/uoS28.png Whenever I add something to the 8640 pixel wide image (e.g. in Preview or pixelmator) and save it, it gets cleared and ...
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open iOS simulators in OSX

How can I open the iOS simulators, that come with the latest XCode, in OSX Mountain Lion? I can't find the applications in Spotlight search nor in the XCode top-menu-bar.
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Problems on OSX 10.8.3 System Console , can you help me?

I've ever see this listing in my Systemconsole on my mac osx. Is there an hint or a resolution for this problem? 24.05.13 09:26:00,251 com.apple.launchd[1]: (org.samba.nmbd[3502]) Exited with code: 1 ...
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Display website as screensaver

How can I make my screensaver, in OSX Mountain Lion, to display a website? Not a static one, a dynamic, changing website that uses HTML5.
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Easiest way to run a command with admin privileges as a standard user in OS X

Situation: I'm running OS X 10.8.3 and i have 2 users, an Admin user and a Standard user. When i'm logged in as the standard user and i need to run a command with admin privileges in the terminal i ...
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How to access Flash global security settings on OS X Mountain Lion?

To access the settings manager, I followed the instructions here. System Preferences -> Other -> Flash Player Now I want to access the global security settings, in order to enable Flash to ...
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macbookPro Slows down to half of its processing power

I have a macbook pro 2010 made, core2duo, 4 gb ram and i m running Mountain Lion on it. before few days I was playing 8 ball pool on browser suddenly my system was crashed and shut him self down. ...
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Emacs fullscreen on Mountain Lion without Toolbar

The newest version (24.3) of Emacs.app includes support for Mountain Lion's fullscreen. However, even after disabling the toolbar (tool-bar-mode 0), the space for the toolbar is not used by Emacs, it ...
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Remove file extension in OS X using Terminal

Problem: I have some 200+ files named something in line with "DSC01852.JPG.jpg". I would like to remove the file extension so the result becomes "DSC01852.JPG". Any suggestions? I looked at the mv ...
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How should I make my Macbook Air totally secure? [closed]

I've recently been a little paranoid about being hacked and having my computer breached by people that I don't know, so I think it's time for a security upgrade. Anyone have any tips/software that I ...
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cp all files in the same directory, but exclude subdirectories/files

I'm looking for a way to do something like this: cp -R jquery-ui-1.10.3/themes/base/minified ui ..but to let it match all files in the minified folder (and only it's root) and except all ...
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How to enable “allow Guest Account to log in to this computer” option on Mac OS X Mountain Lion via command line?

How to enable "Allow Guests to log in to this computer" option on Mac OS X Mountain Lion via command line ?
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How to prevent automatic forwarding to OSX Server Wiki?

Im trying to use OSX Server Mountain Lion for the first time and came to the following problem: I registered a new domain and linked it to my ip address via an A-entry at united-domains. On my ...
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Mission Control covered by copy of background

This happens whenever I plug my MacBook into a thunderbolt display. Mission Control seems to be stuck like this until I restart. Does anyone know a fix? Has anyone at least seen this before?
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How to I create a smaller OS partition size when reinstalling OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

I want to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Air but my OS partition is the full drive size. My understanding is that you cannot resize the OS partition with Disk Utility (and it appears ...
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How do I enable PHP on Mountain Lion and view a PHP file?

I followed this guide to enable PHP on Mountain Lion, but now I have no idea where to access the page. I tried localhost/~myusername/info.php where info.php if my file, but nothing loads.
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Is it possible to run software as a different user under OS X Mountain Lion?

I've been trying to run apps as a different user. Attempt 1 sudo -u otheruser open /Applications/TextEdit.app launches the app but it uses the current user, not otheruser. Attempt 2 login username ...
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dseditgroup not returning error but not removing user from group

I am following instructions written by someone else to harden an OS X box. One requirement is to made sure certain system-defined groups have no users in them. For this example I will use _ard, but ...
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Why did NTFS-3G via Homebrew stop working?

I followed the directions here: NTFS-3G via Homebrew installation If you have [Homebrew][5], installing NTFS support is as easy as running the following in a terminal: brew install ntfs-3g ...
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list active VNC connections from terminal

I am looking for a way to list all the active VNC connection to a machine. I know I can get all the active connection of the machine by running netstat -na but I don't know how to filter just the ...
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Change folder where exported files are saved

What I use: Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Inkscape 0.48 3 files for Inkscape exension to export TikZ code (tikz_export.py, tikz_export_effect.inx, tikz_export_output.inx) (A bug has been dealt with following ...
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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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find command is giving error on Mountain Lion

I'm trying use the following command on Mac OSX Mountain Lion to get a list of my mail folders as part of my .muttrc file: `echo -n "+ "; find ~/.mail/fastmail -maxdepth 1 -type d -name ".*" -printf ...
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Why does launchd keep killing processes

I've noticed my system.log is getting flooded with messages like this: May 5 12:56:08 macpro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.qtkittrustedmoviesservice[8568]): Exited: Killed: 9 May 5 12:56:08 ...
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Configuring syslogd to accept remote connections on OS X Mountain Lion and assign them a category

From another thread here on Stack Exchange, I have discovered that it's pretty easy to enable syslogd on Lion or Mountain Lion to accept incoming connections. cd /System/Library/LaunchDaemons sudo ...
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How can I make a user template for OSX which automatically makes user folders on a separate partition?

I have setup a default user template on a computer which I am building an Image for our fleet of Macbook Retinas. We are using 10.8 and I have created the default user and moved it to the ...
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Changes to “Language & Text” preferences won't stick

I can't get my changes to "Language & Text" preferences to 'stick'. I've tried deleting or changing abbreviations and setting everything back to default. Every time I log out they change back ...
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“Put display to sleep” hot corner not working

Does "put display to sleep" hot corner require some other specific settings? All hot corners work perfectly except for this one. Instead of putting the display to sleep it dimms the keyboard. What's ...
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What process is tied to shortcut screenshots in OSX?

Recently I've been having problems with the built in screenshots in OS X Mountain Lion. Every now and then it stops working, and the only way to get it working again seems to be logging out and back ...
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OSX Mountain Lion logs out after login

I open the lid of the laptop and the computer wakes up. I fill in my password and log in. I'm shown the desktop for a second and then the screen goes black. I then have to hit a key or two to wake ...
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Can AppleScript/osascript be used to click menu extra menu items?

I have an application installed that only appears in the menu bar (as a menu extra to the right). I would like to click one of the items contained in its menu via osascript. I've found the following ...
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Connect to a Windows Server 2012 share from OS X Mountain Lion

I'm having problems connecting to a Windows Server 2012 share from my iMac. I'm connected to the server via VPN, which seems to be working: Now when I try to connect to the share by typing ...
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OSX 10.8.3 slow SMB file access - especially over VPN

Possible same issue here: slow SMB transfers from Mountain Lion over VPN to Windows Server with no answer. On the local LAN SMB file browsing is OK. It's slower than a Windows client, but ...
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Uninstalled Ruby.Frameworks on Mac OS X 10.8

In an attempt to create a clean Ruby slate for myself, I uninstalled RVM, rbenv (yeah, I had both installed, whoops), Gem, Bundler, and the pre-installed version of Ruby. I didn't realize the chaos ...
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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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How to make command+arrow go to begining and end of line in iterm2?

With the default settings, command + arrow_left switches to the tab on the left. How to change it so that it puts the cursor at the beginning of the line instead ?
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How do I launch this .plist file on startup *before* I log in?

I copied the current full .plist file at the bottom of this question. Right now I have a .plist file that I loaded with launchctl -w load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/local.setgetscreenres.plist to make my ...
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Changing boot drive on Mac OS

I'm in the process of adding an SSD into my Mac Mini alongside the already fitted HDD (which currently has the OS). Can I keep the HDD connected to the system while installing the new OS on the SSD? ...
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Upgrading to SSD, Clone HDD or Fresh Install?

I have just received the SSD I ordered for my Mac Mini, I would like to know would cloning the existing boot drive from the HDD have any issues? Or would it be simply easier and less headache to do a ...
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LaunchAgent plist to keep an app running and hiden

I'm using the following script <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist ...