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Use for questions referring specifically to versions of OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion. Non-version-specific questions related to OS X should be tagged with [osx]. Questions about Mac hardware should be tagged with [mac]. Questions about running OS X on non-Apple hardware are generally considered off-...

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Mac Mail stop responding not downloading Gmail data

I upgraded to Mountain Lion and everything was fine for a couple of weeks. Now suddenly, for no apparent reason, mac mail cannot download emails from my Gmail account anymore. It's downloading emails ...
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MacOS grays out files on SMB server using fruit

I have a fileserver running Debian 9.0 with samba server (v. 4.5.8). When I connect from a Windows PC everything works fine, but when I connect from a MacOS (tried from Mountain Lion and Sierra) ...
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Unable to download Sweet midi player my Macbook Pro

When I try to open the app file I receive a message stating that the developer is unknown and therefore the app will not be open. My friend has Sweet midi player on his mac so that is obviously not ...
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Mac OS X : cannot restore mac by any recovery mode

I fooled around and installed Kubuntu on my mac whipping out the HDD completely, but as not satisfied from the OS, I tried to return back to OSX. I had the most recent back-up but when I tried to re-...
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Mac: inconsistent boot problems

I have been having some serious issues with my Mac Pro recently, and my business has been brought to a standstill. First my specs: Mac Pro 3,1 quad 2.8, 14GB RAM, ATI Radeon 2600 (stock), ATI Radeon ...
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How do I restore the ability to do Terminal commands?

I am using Mountain Lion. I added an alias to my ~/.bash_profile file, and now every time I open terminal, it displays the following: Last login: Thu Feb 11 09:50:30 on ttys000 Saving session... ......
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the voice that talks to me from my computer sounds strange

My Mac desktop has Mountain Lion osx 10.8.5 installed. Since installing it, the voice that talks to me from my computer sounds strange. Why has it gone from sounding clean and advanced to . . . ...
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How to Allow outgoing traffic to ports Mac Os

I am not a programmer and I have no experience with coding. Therefore, I want to ask about allowing outgoing traffic to ports on a Mac. I want to open TCP:80, TCP:11031 and UDP:11235-11335 in Mac OS. ...
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tilde and acute accents not working

I need some help. I have no idea why but today tilde and acute are not working. I checked system preference, input sources and Canadian French CSA is selected. Nothing else. When I press alt+ç I ...
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Creating a bootable DMG or ISO for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

I have a 4.04GB DMG file for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), which is being used for reinstalling the OS on my MacBook Pro. However, the bootable USB needs a GPT (GUID-partition table) format. The ...
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Run `sudo` command at startup/bootup on Mac OS X

How to run a sudo on command line when a Mac startup? Specifically, I'm trying to run the following line on Mountain Lion: sudo ipfw add 100 fwd 127.0.0.1,8080 tcp from any to any 80 in There are ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 memory usage on the high side. How to lessen or improve

I bought a Macbook with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It comes with 2GB of memory but it using alot of it from looking at the Activity Monitor. Here's what it shows: Free: 140 MB Wired: 441.4 MB Active: ...
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when in text/edit and wanting to print document, how do I reduce the font size. I have a MacBook

I have a document located in text/edit and I would like to reduce the print size before printing on printer. How do I do this. I have a MacBook
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diagnosing spurious hard-drive spin-down

I've got an external USB drive that is being used for backup purposes. Occasionally it will spuriously spin-down and Mac OS X will complain that the disk wasn't ejected properly. One reason I have ...
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Why is Git failing to update?

This is actual copy/paste from my shell: machine:~ me$ brew install git ==> Downloading https://downloads.sf.net/project/machomebrew/Bottles/git-2.2.1.mountain_lion.bottle.tar.gz ##################...

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