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OS X Mountain Lion - See unread notification badge in menu bar or Notification Center icon

Is there a way to show a badge or to highlight the notification center icon where there are unread notifications? A program, an app, anything that do this! A badge on the Notification Center icon or ...
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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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Applescript to connect to bluetooth device

I'm trying to create an applescript to allow me to connect to a bluetooth device by it's Bluetooth ID. So far, i've managed to get an applescript to turn on bluetooth if it's off. Here's the code: ...
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(new) Macbookair freezing for minutes, roughly 5 times per day, mouse movable - what could be the source of the issue?

Below the output of the console. I made the start and endpoint of the freeze bold. Do you have any idea what could be the source? 06.09.13 19:30:49,000 kernel[0]: sav: ...
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Netbiosd trying to connect outside subnet on Mountain Lion

I'm working on a mac mini running Mountain Lion. I have LittleSnitch installed to monitor my outgoing connections. However, since a couple of days netbiosd tries to connect to an IP outside my local ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Cisco RV180 ipsec vpn to mac os x 10.8.2 default client Configuration

I would like to configure an IPSec VPN tunnel between my RV180 (server, last firmware) and my Mac OSX 10.8.2 laptop. I have little knowledge about VPN, and a bit more about network in general. I have ...
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Alternative to xxd that returns bytes?

I am on Mac OS X 10.8.2, running a compiled copy of xxd v1.10 (source code) as well as the copy of xxd that comes preinstalled on OS X. I am trying to generate a Base64-encoded SHA1 signature via a ...
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Mountain Lion screen crashes after returning from sleep

During the past 3 days I have experienced the following issue: when returning from sleep, I see an extremely garbled version of my desktop. The only thing that seems to help is a reboot. My first ...
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Who should I run mysql as, on a personal computer?

I just installed mysql via homebrew (with brew install mysql, on Mac OS X Mountain Lion - recently installed from scratch). Following the installation, there is a "caveats" section with options around ...
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Authenticate Mac OS X Mountain Lion against EL6 OpenLDAP only succeeds for ssh

I'm having an issue with mountain lion authenticating against a CentOS 6 openldap/krbkdc server. I can ssh into the macs in question and I am issued a ticket and all autofs mounts (like the homedir) ...
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Mountain Lion: Launchpad always scrolls left

When activating the launchpad in Mountain Lion, and try to scroll to one of the panes to the right, after a second it automatically scrolls left again. This is on a mid 2011 MBP, with no other devices ...
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Mountain Lion Won't connect to my Windows 7 PC without password

For the last couple years I have had my Mac set up to connect to my Windows 7 account via my home network. I access my PC drives from my mac and vice versa. Up until August I used Snow Leopard. I ...
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Changing OS X keyboard type via command-line

I have a Mac and using it with an external keyboard. I know that whenever you connect a new keyboard, OS X asks you to detect a keyboard layout by pushing a few keys, and very same thing can be done ...
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In OS X Messages, can I disable double-click opening a conversation in its own window?

I keep Messages over on the left side of the screen so I can see when someoene's sent me a new message. But if I click to make the window active, and then click again to make a conversation active, it ...
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OSX 10.8 play/pause, and next/prev media keys no longer work

Last week I upgraded to OSX 10.8 and some of the media keys on my keyboard have stopped working. I have an Adesso MKB-135B which I have been happily using for over a year. After the upgrade only the ...
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Do any browsers allow you to play embedded MIDI files with Mountain Lion?

I have always used Safari, but now can't play MIDI files embedded in webpages. Fine. I'll switch to another browser if necessary, as playing MIDI files is pretty important to me as I'm a musician. ...
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Cannot “add to address book” in thunderbird on mac. Know a workaround?

Runing TB 24.5.0 on Mac 10.8.5. I configure TB so that File-"Use Mac OS X Address Book" is not selected. Can open Address Book and see addresses in "COllected Addresses" & create New contact ...
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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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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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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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Mac OS X can only view online PDF in Safari

I use Chrome and Firefox to view PDFs online almost every single day. However, from yesterday I noticed that PDFs cannot be opened in both of them. The only browser can open a PDF document online is ...
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Weird Console log spam when switching spaces

I'm on an iMac running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.5, so whenever I switch spaces I see a bunch of these entries in my console log as part of system.log. 30/11/13 12:42:06.056 PM Dock[208]: ...
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Mac OSX - Use two network connections to the Internet

On my Mac Mini Mountain running Mountain Lion 10.8 I have two network connections to the Internet. One connection, the one currently being used by this very Safari browsing session, is also very busy ...
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encrypted mountain lion is not booting , showing osx utilities screen

encrypted mountain lion is not booting , showing osx utilities screen . I have two accounts , user1 , user2. User2 is encrypted . Everything was working fine but when I tried to access guest account ...
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Why will nmap not update for me?

I'm currently running nmap 6.25 on Mac OSX 10.8.5. I tried to download the pre-compiled DMG bundle for 6.40 and install it. After installation it still shows me I have 6.25: hehe~ ➙ nmap -V Nmap ...
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OS X Server - Networked home directories become locked after a time

In our infrastructure, we are running OS X 10.8 clients, with networked home directories. The homedirs are served from OS X Server 10.8 via AFP. Every so often (I haven't figured out the exact ...
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How can I use kickstart or something else at the command line to view ARD settings?

I know I can use kickstart to configure Apple Remote Desktop from the command line, but, I can't find anything on the Internet or in kickstart's help message indicating how I can view the current ...
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Empty “open recent” menu in Xcode 4.6.3

So there's nothing in "open recent" and it always have been this way. I tried to "defaults write com.apple.Xcode NSRecentDocumentsLimit -int 10" (and with the other name). In settings->general ...
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OS X shared internet and local file sharing

Is there any way to still do Airdrop and AFP/SSH when I'm sharing my iMac's internet (ethernet) connection over WiFi to my MacBookPro? I tried to find my iMac and vice versa in the LAN but they're ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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keeping Snow Leopard's directory timestamps when extracting a tar in Mountain Lion

I have a directory in a Snow Leopard box that looks something like: MyDir/ file1 SubDir1/ file2 SubDir2/ file3 I created an encrypted archive of it (still in Snow ...
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Can't set virtual host on OS X

I'm trying to create a virtual host for PHP developement, so I don't go to http://localhost/new_website, but to new_website.dev and get the website. I've created the directory in the /Sites folder ...
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Cannot resolve localhost on Mac OS mountain lion

For the longest time I was a MAMP user, until yesterday, something went terribly wrong and MAMP would no longer start mysql. Long story short I decided to ditch MAMP and just setup my own AMP server, ...
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set mac iptables to allow external traffic for AWS MySQL

I am using mac os x mountain lion. I need to configure MySQL Workbench to access my db on AWS. After installing MySQL Workbench and trying to connect I get the error "Host ..... is not allowed to ...
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VMware Fusion raw disk “Missing operating system” error for dual-boot system (Host OS 10.8.2 & Guest Ubuntu 12.10)

I am trying to set up a virtual machine in VMware Fusion to boot the Ubuntu 12.10 install from another partition on my main disk. I followed standard instructions for creating raw disks, but I get a ...
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Draft messages in Mountain Lion Mail do not include server draft messages

I had a clean install Mountain Lion on my Macbook Pro, early 2011. Following suggestions in the forums, I carried my "Mail" folders (folders, preferences, etc) from my cloned backup of Snow Leopard. ...
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Cannot view mail contents

I have a very strange issue with Gmail. When trying to view the contents of an email I end up having a screen like below: I have tried disabling all extensions, one-by-one, while viewing Gmail but ...
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SOCKS OS X configuration

This is mostly a question about what effect does the following option have upon all applications that open TCP/UPD ports: If I set up a SOCKS proxy using System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> ...
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Is it possible to automate creation of an ad-hoc network and/or changing network location on OSX?

I use TouchOSC often and when I do I need to create an ad-hoc network between my iPad and Macbook Pro. For the convenience of not having to go into settings in the OSC clients and changing IP ...
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Unable to change file association on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I'm trying to change a file association for an entire extension for an application called Eagle CAD. Currently, the .brd and .sch files are associated with apps called pcbnew and eeschema ...
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Key binding for right click at (1) the caret's position and (2) the selected item in Finder

Four months ago John White asked essentially the same question. Alas, it was (wrongfully) closed down as a duplicate: namely, the answer given in a (supposedly) duplicate question still relies on ...
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How do I open a checked out file in a Perforce depot with an external editor on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I'm using p4v on OS X 10.8. Before I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I could double click a checked out file in a changelist under the "Pending" tab and the file would open in the external editor specified ...
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Problems with network connection mac os x mountain lion

I'm having issues with my wireless network connection on my macbook pro 10.8.2 I thought it might be airport/hardware issues but it's not. At the moment I'm using a wireless usb adapter (Realtek ...