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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 ...
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OSX Mountain Lion - .profile doesn't do anything? [duplicate]

Recently tried the package manager Homebrew to grab things like PyQt4. It also recommended grabbing Python; no problem, done. So a simple python at the Terminal window didn't open the recently ...
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How do I clone an entire physical disk? [duplicate]

I've got a MacBook Pro with a 500GB hard disk with OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 8 (via BootCamp) installed, I've bought a 500GB SSD and I want to clone the old disk to the new one. How can I clone ...
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Does OS X Preview support saving PDF with JBIG2 compression?

I have a PDF file containing hundreds of BW scannings, that I created on Windows using lossy JBIG2 compression, resulting in a nice 8MB file. I can open that file on OSX with Preview, but if I add ...
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OS X File number

I just noticed in File Viewer (random all-files reader) on OS X, that all files have a Misc. attribute called "File Number". It contains values like 17022656, 17022354 and 435457. I tried to look ...
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OS X Mountain Lion Apache Forbidden

I follow this guide: native lamp stack macos x I created Sites/hello/ folder and htdocs folder in hello. When I ping hello.dev -> I see 404 when I try localhost/~username/hello -> Forbidden ...
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Possible Homebrew and Rubie issues after the installation of RVM on Mountain Lion

I've installed RVM via the line offered on the rvm.io homepage: curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --rails --autolibs=enabled In order of the installation process RVM automatically ...
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Force OSX text field to accept copy-paste

Short version: Is there a way to force text field in OSX to accept pasting a string, despite that the developer (Apple) set it to not to accept copy-paste? Long story: Platform: OS X 10.8.2 ...
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cant install osx 10.8 - error “the disk is used for time machine” - its my main HD

Im trying to upgrade to 10.8 from 10.7.5 on my "13-inch macbook, aluminum late 2008", when i run the install i click agree on the T&C, and then i get to select the HD i want to install it on (but ...
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Time Machine backup taking longer over Ethernet than Wifi?

I just purchased a Synology DS412J NAS. I installed 2 3tb drives in it and formated it as SHR1. I have a fileshare setup to store my Time Machine Backups. I started a fresh TM backup on my Mac Mini ...
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In OS X is there a way to assign an application window to a specific monitor?

I know that with OS X Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8) applications can be assigned to specific Spaces/Desktops. With my laptop I daily connect and disconnect from an external monitor. When I ...
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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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Terminal Command to Check if Mac Book Pro Lids Closed

I'm running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). I was wondering if there was a terminal command to check if the macbook pro's lid is currently closed. The reason I ask is because I have cron jobs scheduled ...