OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8) is the 9th major release of Mac OS X, release July 25, 2012.

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Why can't I block Facebook using /etc/hosts on Mountain Lion?

It worked for a while in the old configuration, but then stopped working for some reason. Here is my /etc/hosts file from my Mountain Lion MacBook Air: 127.0.0.1 reddit.com www.reddit.com 127.0.0.1 ...
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How do you get loopback addresses other than 127.0.0.1 to work on OS X

According to everything I read, the entire 127.x.x.x subnet should loopback. However, on my Mac, I can only ping 127.0.0.1 I know I've done this before (though possibly on another OS) and has come ...
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How to turn off Facebook notifications on Mac OS X?

How to turn off Facebook notifications on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?
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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 do I start apache in OSX Mountain Lion / Mavericks?

OSX Mountain Lion removed the GUI for web sharing, but apache is still installed. How do I start and stop the service? How do I get the service to automatically launch on startup?
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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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OS X Keychain Won't Stop Popping Up

The OS X Keychain keeps on popping up on my Mountain Lion Macbook. As soon as I log into my user/admin account, I'm assaulted by three Keychain prompts, one after the other: Messages Agent wants to ...
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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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Can you toggle function keys on / off with a keyboard shortcut on OSX?

I know you can toggle this option on and off in the System Preferences screen for 'keyboard' but I'd like to know if I can do it via a shortcut as I do it all the time.
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Safari: how to directly jump from 'omnibox' (ie. 'smart search field') to search results (as in Chrome)?

In Chrome, TAB takes you directly from 'omnibox' to search results. This doesn't seem to be the case in Safari (it takes ~12 TABs). Is there any way to remedy this?
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Can't install MySQL on Mountain Lion

I have clean 10.8 OS X (with Retina MacBook Pro). I have totally the same situation like here Can't re-install MySQL on OS X Leopard after uninstalling and similar with that ...
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Installing Windows 7 fails on Mountain Lion

What I want I'm trying to install Windows 7 with bootcamp(Version 5.0.2 (462)) on Mountain Lion(10.8.3). The problem I get this error message upon opening bootcamp and clicking continue: The ...
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How do I configure custom URL handlers on OS X?

I've been reading a lot online about custom URL handlers / custom protocol handlers such as: Launching External Applications using Custom Protocols under OSX OS X URL handler to open links to local ...
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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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Where is SVN on OS X Mountain Lion?

I upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion and found out SVN is no longer present. I use Netbeans 6.9.1 in conjunction with Apache's SVN. How can I get it back and working?
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Mountain Lion Switcher (Cmd+Tab) not showing all apps

I've upgraded to Mountain Lion yesterday and everything is working great except for one thing that's really really annoying, When I press Cmd+Tab, I get the regular switcher, but only some of the ...
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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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Remove Applications from Location Services in Security & Privacy on Mac OS X 10.8

I wanted to remove applications from location services in the security and privacy settings on MaC OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. (The apps were still listed even though they were uninstalled.) I found the ...
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Can I download the OS X Mountain Lion update and share it with my family?

I have purchased and downloaded the 4 GB Mountain Lion update. Can I burn this to a DVD and share it around with my family? Is it locked to my Apple ID or anything?
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QuickLookSatellite MAC OS, High CPU Use

I have consistently been having a problem with my computer overheating due to the process QuickLookSatellite-general using 100+ CPU use. (Please see images attached.) On googling I found this ...
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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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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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How to keep group-writeable shares on Samba with OSX clients?

I have a FreeNAS server on a network with OSX and Windows clients. When the OSX clients interact with SMB/CIFS shares on the server, they are causing permission problems for all other clients. ...
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Routing all traffic except a few IP-ranges though default gateway in Mountain Lion

I am using VPN (Cisco IPSec) through the default Mountain Lion network preferences. In Lion (and also i Snow Leopard), I did the following to change the routing back to using my default gateway for ...
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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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How do I set a default language (input source) for an application?

Has Apple completely removed the possibility to do this, and to what end? The primary input language for my MacBook is Norwegian. What I want is for OSX to open MacVim with the US input language ...
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Starting Terminal as full screen by default

In Mac OS X 10.8, how can I make terminal.app open in full screen by default? It appears that it opens full screen if I control click the terminal app before quitting and then choose close. But I ...
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Why do I need ./ for commands to run on Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “/” , “./”, “../” represent while giving path? Why do I need ./ for commands to run on Mountain Lion? For example, when using mysql I have to type in the ...
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SVN Connection Not Successful

I am getting the following message when attempting to connect to our company's SVN repository - the same error occurs whether I try from the OSX command line or Eclipse. Any ideas on where to ...
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How do I make a external drive appear as an internal drive?

I'm running OSX Mountain Lion, and have a firewire drive hooked up for storage. I would like to make it appear as if it's an internal drive as my online syncing software - sugarsync - doesn't allow ...
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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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Unable to execute port when installing ImageMagick

I'm trying to install ImageMagick by using MacPorts. I've successfully installed MacPorts by using their Mountain Lion .pkg file. I open the terminal and run: sudo port install ImageMagick However ...
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Why did my keyboard's volume keys stop working with Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion? [closed]

I upgraded my Mac to 10.8 yesterday when it was released and the update has caused my MacBook's volume keys to become non-functional, although I can still change volume through the icon in the menu ...
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Maintain Mac Window arrangement on Dual Screens after reconnecting monitor

I have a Mac OSX Mountain Lion setup with dual screens. After arranging the windows on both monitors, disconnecting the second monitor and reconnecting it will cause all windows to be on the first ...
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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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Is launchd supposed to pick up “missed” events?

I read that if the computer is sleeping when a launchd event is to occur, then launchd will run the event when the computer wakes up. My question is in regards to a computer that is shut down. If ...
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion can't ping/telnet localhost. Point to a wrong public IP

I've been developing Node.js apps on my localhost on port 1337 for last two years with no problem as shown below. $ node app App started on port 1337 Today I wanted to test how things go with ...
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correcting permissions on Mac after Mountain Lion install

Upgrading to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard has affected a lot of the software I use. While trying to update and install some Ruby gems on my system as well as other software (using Homebrew), I got ...
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Running multiple versions of Firefox

I've been reading this: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/797010#answer-193690 But it looks like it only applies to running multiple versions of Firefox when it's Firefox 4. I need to run ...
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SVN Error when connecting from MacBook

This is drying me nuts for last 5 days!!! Out of the blue 5 days ago, SVN access from my MacBook Pro failed: I cannot access any SVN (i.e. not in our University or open source projects etc). The ...