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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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 ...
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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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Why does my PHP 5.4 CLI have a 2-3 second delay before every execution

So I'm using OSX Mountain Lion, and the default PHP (5.3) worked fine. I used php-osx.liip.ch's install script to install PHP 5.4, and that works fine in Apache, and technically executes fine on the ...
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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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What is the indicator_large.png file used for in the Dock resources on OSX?

In /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources, there are the following files (among others): indicator_large.png, indicator_medium.png, and indicator_small.png. The indicator_medium.png ...
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Disk1 locked due to a Filevault issue

I recently encountered a frustrating issue after wanting to install a Time Machine backup from an external drive. I was unable log in after the backup when a message appeared "unable to login as user ...
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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 enable Flash from local filesystem on Chrome + OS X

I'm running Chrome on OS X Mountain Lion. I have an HTML file I'm testing on my local file system, which uses Cytoscape to create visualizations. I followed the Cytoscape tutorial here, but the Flash ...
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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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Large video/file cache for Google Chrome (OS X)

Normally, cached files in Chrome are stored under ~/Library/Caches/Google/Chromehowever, apparently, when files exceed a certain size (allegedly 50 MB) they are stored elsewhere. Nobody seems to ...
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Saved Search as Wallpaper Source in Mountain Lion?

Is it possible in any way to use a Saved Search as a Wallpaper Source in Mountain Lion? Thanks!
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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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Plex controls without focus

I asked this question on the Plex support forums, but that didn't prove to be fruitful so I thought I'd come to the trusty stack exchange. What I'm trying to do is control Plex using the media ...
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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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installing geoip extension on mamp

I'm trying to install PECL geoip extension on mamp, I've compiled the geoip.so files and this file now is with my others extensions. I've changed the php.ini but it doesn't appear in my phpinfo(). The ...
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OSX: install (dual-boot) Windows 7 without USB stick or DVD drive

I'm attempting to install (dual-boot) Windows 7 on a second partition on my macbook. I have the Win7 installer ISO and even a VM running Win8 where I've installed the "Win7 USB/DVD download tool" -- ...
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Hdiutil detach a disk attach with the -notremovable option

Is there a way how a disk image can be permanently detached which was previously attached with the -notremovable flag. attach image [options] -notremovable prevent this image from ...
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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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Adium freezes on Macbook pro OSX 10.8.3 Mountain lion after screen lock

Whenever I unlock my Macbook Pro screen, Adium version 1.5.6 freezes. Each time I have to force quit and then restart it. There has been a lot of crash reports on Adium forum but do not see any ...
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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 ...