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Move Full Screen Apps to LEFT of Desktop on Mac OS X (Moutain Lion)

I own a MacBook Pro running OS X Mountain Lion and enjoy the convenience and efficiency of being able to three finger (or four finger) swipe between full screen apps. It irritates me however that ...
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Installed Java SE 7u10, still seing 7u10ea on OS X?

when I type java -versionI still get the Early Access version and not the stable JDK 7u10. please how to fix that ? I am working on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. ls ...
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How can I make sure an app registers with Mountain Lion's Notification Center?

I own two Macs with an identical set of apps that both have the latest version of Mountain Lion (10.8.2). On one Mac, many of these apps register with Notification Center (NC). On the other, many do ...
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Context Menu in Finder not changeable via Preferences-Keyboard-Keyboard Shortcuts

I would like to add the New Terminal at Folder feature to my finder right click menu. So I went to System Preferences → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts and checked the box named New Terminal ...
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Recover from botched full disk encryption using FileVault2

I decided to enable full disk encryption using FileVault2 in OSX Mountain Lion, but near the end of the encryption process, I get a message telling me that it failed, and that I should disable and ...
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Why does the control key no longer work when selecting text in a Parallels virtual machine?

In Windows 8, the control key is helpful for navigating and selecting text. Ctrl-arrow skips words, and ctrl-shift-arrow selects a word at a time. I created a Win 8 virtual machine using Parallels 8 ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to open a bookmark from the Bookmarks Bar on Chrome for Mac?

Tabbing from the Location/Search "Omnibar" will bring focus to individual items in the Bookmarks Bar, but no variation of Return, Enter and meta-keys seems to open them. Is there any way to trigger a ...
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Migrate to a new Mac does not recognize external HD

I bought a new Mac (Mini Late 2012). I have a Time Machine backup of the older computer (Macbook Unibody Late 2008) and I want to restore system configuration and apps. I open Migration Assistant, ...
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Where is “shell script” in Automator?

I am trying to add Sublime to right-click in Finder on Mountain Lion. When I open Automator, I do not see any shell script as options. Here is a video frame from the the tutorial: and here is ...
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Mac partition master/slave setup - same OS - diff filesystem = possible or not possible

I need some mac partition help.. I want to be able to create a Master partition (The one I am using now) and a slave partition (of about 50GB for other uses). This is for a pure security reason. I ...
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sudo - for what is it required in osx mountain lion?

New mac user here. I tried creating a symlink (installing x11) in /opt: ln -s /opt/X11 /usr/X11 But permission is denied. Obviously I can probably use sudo, but how do I know when doing so is ...
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Kaspersky Security for Mac vs Kaspersky Virus Scanner from Mac Appstore

In the Mac Appstore you can find Kaspersky Virus Scanner for €9. On the Kaspersky website, you'll find Kaspersky Security for Mac, for $60. What is the difference between those two, except the price ...
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Mac firewall blocking nginx (port 80) from external side

I installed nginx using ports and started it with sudo. Accessing the nginx welcome page from localhost works perfectly, however accessing it from an external computer fails. Doing an nmap on the ...
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Installing Mountain Lion on a fresh SSD

I just bought a late 2012 Mac Mini and had the reseller change the hard drive to an SSD. Our deal was that she would change the drive but I will have to install the OS. Question is… How do I go ...
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How to make ls command not show Icon? files?

I have a folder (say, Downloads) with a custom icon. When I execute cd Downloads and then ls, it displays Icon? Subfolder1 Subfolder2 How can I make the ls command skip (thus not showing) ...
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I want to see what processes do most of disk writes in Mac OS X

I run Mac OS X 10.8.2 and I want to find out what processes do most of disk writes. Ideally, I would like to see a complete report for a period of say 10 hours, with sorted data showing top ...
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gem install won't do anything - Mountain Lion

I just got a recent installation of Mountain Lion. I installed homebrew and the gcc on dupes to compile proper rubies. Now, with new versions of ruby (1.9.2) I can create and install gemsets and gems. ...
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How do I install GCC 4.7.2 on OS X 10.8?

How do I install GCC 4.7.2 on OS X 10.8? I don't care about keeping the Xcode version of "GCC", I just need GCC 4.7.2
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I get a 403 when I go to http://localhost/~admin/

I'm running mac osx 10.8. when I go to localhost or 127.0.0.1/ my browser says: "It Works!". However when I go to localhost/~admin/ or 127.0.0.1/~admin/ my browser says: "Forbidden You don't ...
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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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Password-less login into localhost

I am trying to setup password-less login into my localhost because it's required for a tutorial. I went through the normal steps of generating an rsa key and appending the public key to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Timemachine - Suddenly can't find disk

I have used my Ubuntu server as backup through my network with my Mac Book Pro Mountain Lion for a while. But suddenly it won't work. It sais it can't find the disk. Even though I can connect through ...
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How can I find out which app changes file associations in OS X 10.8

I'm not sure how, but some app is changing the file associations on my machine automatically. It is becoming very frustrating. Is there a way I can track what application is doing this? What makes ...
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How do you record how much memory an app is using on OS X

I'm on a Mac Mini with OS X 10.8.2. I am an app developer, but in this case am building an app in C++, so I can not use Xcode for this question. I would like to track how much memory my app is using, ...
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Install Windows 7 USB with Mountain Lion's Boot Camp? (MBP)

I was on the net the whole day and I couldn't find any clue to solve this problem... I try to install Windows 7 on my MBP with the .iso and an USB key. To do so... Boot Camp. My CD-ROM player is dead, ...
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subl command line not working

I followed the sublime text 2 command line tool installation feature some time ago and it was working just fine. However, it's not working anymore. When I type subl in the command line, it returns ...
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Mountain Lion Boot Camp Partition Unavailable for Installing Windows 7 on New Crucial M4 SSD

I recently ripped my HDD out of my mid-2010 Macbook Pro to replace with a 128GB M4 SSD drive. I upgraded to Mountain Lion and performed a software update. I want to install Windows 7 Professional with ...
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Fix Mac OS X bash

When I start my Terminal I get this error. I have no clue how to fix that and where it comes from. Last login: Fri Nov 30 21:46:06 on ttys000 -bash: export: `/usr/local/bin': not a valid identifier
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Microsoft Arc Mouse OS X

I recently bought a new Mac Book Pro with Mountain Lion 10.8 on it. The only portable mouse I have is my Microsoft Arc Mouse. I wanted to use it with the laptop so I installed the IntelliPoint 8.2 ...
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iTunes keeps pausing during video playback

I like to work and watch movies in iTunes at the same time. Recently, however, iTunes has just started to pause randomly during playback. It is not a freezing issue - it is like somebody hit the pause ...
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Is it possible to overclock a 2011 i7 macbook pro

I am just wondering if it is possible to overclock a 2011 i7 2.4 macbook pro? Either with software or if there is other ways of doing it.
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Octave's sound() function

I apologize if this has been covered before but I am required to study Octave at my university. The way they're going through the exercises, they already assume that sound() works with Octave out of ...
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Getting an error trying to set up shared folders on an Ubuntu instance of VMWare Fusion running on OSX

Receiving the following error: Unable to update runtime folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. Running VMWare Fusion ...
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Menu bar full, some items are not shown

I have many programs in my menu bar like dropbox and watts, so many that the menu bar is now full.So some items are not shown in the menu bar.How do I force the menu bar to show all items? This is ...
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How can I delete a folder with “illegal” characters?

I plugged my USB flash memory stick into a Mac and it gained some unwanted hidden folders. (See the question Prevent MacOS from making .* and ._* files for prevention.) I'd now like to remove these ...
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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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How to find the applications downloaded from the iTunes store

I downloaded an application from the iTunes store.But in my launchpad there isn't this application, I would know where to find it.
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Reduce size of disk image on Mac OS

I have several disk images in IMG format, which contain whole file system images presumably in ext2. I want to remove free sectors and therefore wasted space in the images. Is there any way in OS X/ ...
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Installing Python with homebrew on Mountain Lion

I was trying to follow this tutorial and I got stuck. After issuing the command brew install python --framework --universal I get ==> /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.3/bin/python -s setup.py ...
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Can I use the Snow Leopard install discs to recover a Mountain Lion Time Machine backup onto a new hard drive?

I'd like to install a new SSD into my 15" mid 2010 MacBook Pro which is currently running Mountain Lion. Previously when I have changed the hard drive I've been able to recover the system using its ...
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guest file sharing from Mac OS X Mountain Lion to Windows on a domain

I want to let my Windows coworkers on our domain access some public files on my Mac without entering any credentials. The Mac is on the network, but not on the domain (at least I believe so, I have ...
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osx: launch a program when another program opens

I would like a method for starting a program when another program starts. Specifically, I’d like a to open a MS Word document and have my citation manager open simultaneously (EndNote supports this ...
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Disable “Print and Close” Preview Shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

I recently upgraded to Mountain Lion from Leopard and there is a global shortcut that I would really like to disable. Apparently, now if you select a document and press Command + p, Preview will ...
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All apps show as not installed in Mac App Store

It started from badge on MAS application icon showing, but MAS tells that there are "No Updates Available". Following suggestion found on the Internets, I have rebuilt the spotlight index. Now badges ...
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Show current file in Finder

Is there a way to open the folder that contains the current document? For example, if I'm editing Foobar.xls that is located ~/Documents, to open the ~/Documents folder in Finder. I'm hoping for a ...
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How to change the language of dictionary in word for mac

My friend is using Microsoft Word for Mac (which is a total train smash). and we want to change the spell check from English (US) to English (UK). This is what I have tried: Make a spelling mistake ...
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Trust TB-7300 / Adesso CyberTablet M14 in OSX 10.8

My sister have been using a Trust TB-7300 with her Macbook for some time. Note that even though Trust does not provide OSX drivers for this tablet, she's been able to use drivers provided by Adesso ...
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How to use Messages.app in OS X Lion forever

I received today an email from Apple stating Messages.app will not work anymore in OS X Lion by mid December. I do not want to update to Mountain Lion yet. Is it there some way to continue using ...
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Don't see “Bluetooth Radios” and bluetooth not working on Bootcamp Windows 7

I've been trying to get my Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard working on my Windows 7 partition. Unfortunately it is not finding any bluetooth devices. I have no issues whatsoever on the OSX partition ...
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Mac OSX localhost does not resolve

Trying to access localhost no longer works on my new Macbook air. It used to work just fine on my old Macbook Pro which was also running Mountain Lion. I have tried most suggestions found in other ...