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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Burning DVD+R DL backup on OS X 10.8 via Disk Utility, .ISO too large?

I have a DVD dual layer backup ISO file that, when uncompressing turned out to be 8.74 GB and has an associated .dvd file. I am a bit confused as as the DVD+R DL files I have only have a capacity of ...
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Where does OS X Mountain Lion store Notes data?

Any idea about where OS X Mountain Lion stores Notes data? Is there a way that I can recover lost Notes?
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Screen resolution on Mountain Lion (trying to use 2048x1152)

I recently installed OS X Mountain Lion on a 27'' iMac (late 2009) and I am not able to set the display resolution to 2048x1152 as I did on Lion. In fact, the initial version of Lion didn't allow that ...
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ActiveX Control on Mac OSX Mountain Lion

I am trying to render a page that requires ActiveX. Everything is done locally, so the device I am trying to access by IP is on my local network. Anyway, the error I am getting on my Mac, (using ...
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Mac won't boot into safe mode

Mac boots fine normally, except when in safe mode. Holding down shift when booting gets me to the progress bar on the grey screen. Progress bar gets about half way before mac reboots. I modified ...
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how can I dedicate more display graphics in Mac OSX Mountain Lion (Vmware)?

I am running Mac OSX Mountain Lion in VMware Workstation 9 and I want to increase the display graphics from 128 mb to maybe about 512mb is there a way to do this? This is my current laptop setup. ...
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Uninstall Homebrew, which isn't located at the standard /usr/local location, completely.

When i've installed rvm a while back, it installed Homebrew, without questioning. My problem was it was installed not to the standard /usr/local location but to the user home directory ~. So far i had ...
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Homebrew Imagemagick installation aborts with incomplete libltdl package error on Mountain Lion

I am unable to install Imagemagick with homebrew on osx 10.8.5 with the latest xode and cmd line tools installed. After i tried to install Imagemagick with brew install ImageMagick I get the ...
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Pass arguments to osascript via shell function in OS X Mountain Lion

The answer in How to open a new Firefox window with URL argument is broken in Mac OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.2). I can't comment on that answer or question, so I had to create a new question. It fails ...
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Simple way to replace Dock Finder and Finder Sidebar icons?

I am trying to do several things without getting into the 'Terminal' scenario. Is there a simple way and/or application to use to change the 'Finder' Dock icon and to change the 'Finder' Sidebar ...
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How Do I Stop Intellij Automatically Shortening Code Blocks?

How do I stop the arrow thing from showing up. I know that, if I click on it, it will expand but I would prefer that it be expanded by default. I'm using OSX Mountain Lion.
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How to move the cursor with keyboard at login screen?

At a fresh login screen there is no cursor and hitting tab, the arrows, or mashing the keyboard doesn't make one appear. Is there a way to bring the cursor to the Name field without using the mouse?
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How to explore more defaults write tweaks on OS X?

I would like to explore some new tweaks which can be done by the "defaults write" command in OS X(ML). What can I do to find them out myself rather than hunting online for known tweaks?
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Mac OS X Mavericks virtual keyboard

I am looking for a way to get OS X Mountain Lion or Mavericks virtual keyboard to display without the number pad. I only want the main keyboard without the numbers on the side of the screen. I have ...
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Safari: how to re-open MULTIPLE previously closed tabs?

CMD + Z in Safari (6.0.1) will re-open the last closed tab. Is there any way to re-open multiple previously closed tabs (as in, say, Chrome)? A closely related question from 2011: Are there any ...
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How can I migrate all keyboard shortcuts from one mac to another?

I have a lot of custom keyboard shortcuts and will be migration Macs. I tested Migration Assistant and it did not seem to get these. I read somewhere that they are stored in the individual ...
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Run command after encoding completes in Adobe Media Encoder?

I'm using Adobe Media Encoder CS6 (on Mac OS X Mountain Lion) to do a big encoding job, which will take about 6 hours. I need to run a terminal command after my encoding is done. (The command is to ...
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Is there any disk space to clean up after installing Mavericks?

I have OSX 8.5 installed and about to install Mavericks. After the installation are there files or folders that I can delete to free up disk space? Maybe installation files or something like that?
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Can I install Windows 8.1 as Bootcamp partition from OSX Mountain Lion using a USB stick?

I have the following: Bootable USB stick with Windows 8.1 - 64 bit MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion 10.8.5 The Bootcamp partition currently has Windows 7 installed. I want to know whether I can ...
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Remote Desktop Connection to Windows has wrong keyboard layout

I'm running: OS X 10.8 U.S. English as the default system language a German (Austrian) keyboard layout Via RDP (specifically the Remote Desktop Connection client 2.1.1 from Microsoft), I'm ...
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How do I switch between Java 7 and Java 6 on OS X 10.8.2?

I am using Java SE 7 to program simple games for windows and mac, but I have to switch to java 6 to run games such as Minecraft on my computer. This used to work just fine before I updated to Mac OS X ...
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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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Application won't hide on startup

I'm having trouble with the application Brow that won't hide on login, even when the option is selected in Preference System. System's 10.8.4, and here's the application
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OS X Mountain Lion - Cannot Select Disk to Install on when using VirtualBox

I want to install OS X Mountain Lion in VirtualBox, but I am having a problem: every time I run the install, I can't get past the "Select a Disk to Install" screen. I always hangs like this. What's ...
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Can't Connect to Terminal Server with Mac OS X Client

I downloaded Microsoft's RDP client for Mac OSX and when I try to connect to the Terminal Server at work it won't allow me to connect. I get the following error: Microsoft Error Reporting log ...
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Multiline Equation won't center and align on equals sign

I have a multiline equation which I wish to align on the '=' and center the equation block on the page. I have selected align on '=' and center as a group, however the equation group becomes left ...
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Finder/Quick Look Malfunction after 10.8 OS upgrade

I upgraded to 10.8 and cannot shake this issue at all. I process image files daily as part of my work. For some reason only since my upgrade to 10.8, at some point Finder cannot preview any image ...
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Cannot connect to my mac via SSH

I want to open a connection to my mac (10.8) via SSH. An SSH-server is installed by default on OSX. Remote login is enabled, so the service is running and I can connect to to localhost via ssh. ...
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Mountain lion and git-completion

I have ML with Xcode installed tools (git coming from there). Later I've installed brew and install bash-completion, but git commands still not auto-completed. Brew has no such package. Google does ...
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OSX RDP to Winows Server 2012

I am attempting a Remote Desktop Session From OSX 10.8.4 To Windows Server 2012 DataCenter R2(Build 9431) I am using 2.1.1 Remote Desktop client for Mac I have disabled Network Level Auth, ...
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Can't access certain websites

I'm trying to access the site http://www.svenskadomaner.se but it's unreachable from my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.8.5). The domain belongs to a web hosting company and it's not only this specific site I ...
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Time Machine encryption versus disk encryption

I'm backing up with Time Machine on a Mac Pro to an internal hard drive. I have encrypted my Time Machine backup in system preferences. This resulted in an initial backup of about 2 days, and backups ...
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Remap keys with KeyRemap4MacBook for all apps except a specific one

I'd like to know how do I tell KeyRemap4MacBook to exclude an app from key remapping. I know about <only> tag in private.xml, which limits key remapping to a single app, but is there a tag that ...
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How to rename item on OS X bootable USB drive

I've created a USB drive that boots a OS X Mavericks or an OS X Mountain Lion installer. It works fine, but I'm not happy with the labels. If I hold option while a Mac is booting, it shows two boot ...
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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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Blank screen on Sopcast for mac running in VMWare OS X 10.8.2

I am running Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.2 on unlocked VMWare 10. I installed the VMsvga2 display driver. When I run the Sopcast software and play a channel I got a blank screen. What is the solution to ...
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FTP connection suddenly stopped working

I was working on my server one minute, the next minute for what appears to be no reason at all, i can't connect to any of my servers via FTP. I've been trying for 4 hours so far to find a solution. ...
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The Mac OS X package installer doesn’t display the file system partition on which Mac OS X is installed

When a package, in a .pkg file, needs to be installed on a Mac OS X system, the package installer provided with the system is used. At some point in the installation of any package, it asks on which ...
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tail a file without wrapping the lines on a mac

I want to tail -f a file that may contain very long lines. I would also like to see one line per screen line and scroll to the side if necessary, much like Vim's zL and zH, so no line wrapping, Is ...
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Unable to launch OS X Mountain Lion VM on VMWare

I have OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 which was running fine up till yesterday. But today, when I tried to launch the same via VMWare Workstation, it is not going past the Apple Logo with activity ...
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How to install KeePass on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I'm using KeePass on Windows. It's a very nice application. Now I want to run it on my Mac. The instructions on the download page are too techy and I don't have prior experience with Macs. How can I ...
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VMWare Mountain Lion 10.8.3 (AMD) freezes at load after installing VMWare tools

I had a perfectly working Mac OS 10.8.3 image for AMD in which I developed a quietly big app for iPhone. Don't know why, but today I tried installing VMWare tools because somebody was promising more ...
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Can I rename a Print Queue from mcx_0, mcx_1, etc to something more descriptive?

I have some printers that are defined in Workgroup Manager in com.apple.mcxprinting. Under Always > UserPrinterList-Raw there used to be mcx_0, mcx_1, etc. dictionaries defining the printers. I ...
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Is it possible to adapt a device driver such that it works with a very similar other device?

I am hoping to find a way to adapt a scanner driver such that it works with a very similar scanner. The scanner I own is the CanoScan 8000F, but unfortunately the driver is only available for ...
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Cannot auto-update Google Chrome anymore (error: 12) - OS X 10.8.2

"Update server not available (error: 12)" This is what I get when I check for updates in Chrome - About Google Chrome. I tried the official solution which did not work: ...
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Connecting To MySQL with MAMP via Terminal - Mountain Lion?

I just installed MAMP 2.2 and use OSX Mountain Lion and am having trouble connecting to MySQL via the Terminal prompt; iMac:~ Home$ mysql -u root -p root -bash: mysql: command not found Sudo: ...
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Is there a solution to the zip/cpgz cycle after downloading from Dropbox to Mac?

I've downloaded a file to my computer from Dropbox and am now suffering a zip/cpgz cycle! Instead of unzipping the downloaded zip file, my iMac converts it into a cpgz file and when I click to ...
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Can I upgrade a MacBook 2,1 to OS X 10.8?

I have a MacBook 2,1 mid-2007 model with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and 500 GB storage with 300GB still available. I was using this Mac to submit apps to the AppStore but for ...
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OSX 10.8 - Weird sound when running Android Emulator

Recently, when I start running the Android Emulator (4.3) on my Macbook Retina 10.8, I get a small sound inside my machine ("clang" or something) like something get stuck. Belong to that, OSX also ...
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Netbeans 6.5.1 fails installation on Mac OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion

Hello there I am trying to install netbeans 6.5.1 on Mac OS X 10.8.4 but it keeps giving me this error: http://i.stack.imgur.com/C5lM2.png the image is not mine but it's the same error sorry I can't ...