Mountain Lion 101

This is a discussion on Mountain Lion 101 within the Mac OS X forums, part of the Mac Software category; Small tip for those who like me have subscribed calendars that do not update since ML. All the calendars on the Apple website have not ...

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    Small tip for those who like me have subscribed calendars that do not update since ML.

    All the calendars on the Apple website have not been fixed to work with ML...I found that out after pulling my hair out for a day or so and finally calling support , there I was told to go to to a great site called WebCal where I found working calendars !

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    Another great point.

    Shall I say, (google)it....shhhhhh...!!!!!




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    I did google something like "Calendars not updating" and didn't find anything. I really had no idea there were other places I could find some than the "official"  website. The guy at support hinted the same thing as you ;-))))) and sent me the link .

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    Ya should have asked me for a other spot, better for lots of things..

    Just let me know or someone else out here, lots of lurkers.


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    Okee Dokee ! Thank you :-))

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    How to Enable “Do Not Track” in Safari 6



    Do Not Track is a new privacy feature in Safari 6 that causes Safari to tell certain websites to not track you online as you browse the web. This prevents social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Google, from tracking you across the web, and it also causes ad servers and analytic services to not follow your browsing history. In some ways this could be looked at like an alternative to ad blockers, but ultimately the no-tracking feature is more useful for those concerned about privacy since ad blockers don’t prevent things like Facebook from following you around the web.

    Enabling Do Not Track in Safari

    You’ll need to be in Safari to turn off tracking:

    Pull down the Safari menu and open Preferences

    Click the “Privacy” tab and look for “Website tracking”, checking the box next to “Ask websites not to track me”

    Because the Do Not Track movement is in it’s infancy, not all services will comply with the request, but for anyone who wants the utmost privacy on the web without always using Private Browsing it’s better than nothing. The Do Not Track feature isn’t yet available on iPhone and iPad, but you can enable Private Browsing in iOS for the time being while you’re on the go.

    Not all web browsers support the feature yet, but future versions of Internet Explorer and Google Chrome will include the option too. You can read more about the general concept on Wikipedia if you’re interested.

    (The “Do Not Track” feature first appeared in older versions of Safari hidden under the Developer menu, but with Safari 6 for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion, it’s available to everyone as a generic privacy feature.)

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    Manage eMail Better with VIP Lists and VIP Notifications in OS X Mail App



    It seems everyone is overwhelmed by email these days, with every inbox piling up humungous lists of messages that are usually not too important. If you’re tired of the email onslaught and use the Mac Mail app as your email client, you can use the VIP feature to better manage your mailbox. Senders tagged as VIP get pushed to their own VIP inbox, helping you overlook all the crud and get straight to the important stuff. Going a step further, you can also set Mail app to only trigger a notification when a message comes from a VIP sender.


    Tag Important Senders as VIP

    Open any mail message from a recipient to tag as VIP and click the little star icon next to their name and email address

    Repeat for other important senders




    Now that you have a list of people you actually need to hear from and reply to, look under “Mailboxes” to see an exclusive inbox just for VIPs. By default though, you’ll still be notified when everyone sends you emails, so next up you’ll want to change that to only notify you when you get a message from a VIP sender.

    Receive New Mail Notifications Only From VIP Senders

    Pull down the Mail menu and open “Preferences”

    Under the “General” tab, look for “New message notifications” and pull down the menu to select “VIPs”

    Close out of Preferences




    Now new email alerts will only trigger when someone marked as VIP sends you a message.

    Use the VIP list strategically to mark only the most crucial people to respond to and you’ll find the noise level of your inbox is dramatically reduced. Whether it’s your boss, important (and direct) coworkers, crucial business partners, close family members, the key point is to be discriminatory in who is marked and who isn’t, letting you focus on what’s important. You can always check your generic inbox after work is over or during your lunch break and sort through the rest of the email hooplah.

    Another strategy to deal with email onslaught is to set up a unique account for generic web signups, mailing lists, newsletters, and other less important updates that you’d still like to receive, helping to insure your primary productive inbox doesn’t get inundated. The myriad of free webmail providers make this simple, and Gmail, Yahoo, and even the new Outlook.com can all be setup in Mail app.

    You’ll need to be running OS X 10.8 or later to take advantage of the VIP inbox, yet another reason to upgrade to Mountain Lion if you haven’t done so yet.

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    How To Run Almost Any Windows Game On Your Mac Without Boot Camp Or Parallels


    PC games: they can be the bane of a Mac gamer’s existence. The Mac may be a better computer than a windows box, but even so, most games don’t support OS X. Even on Steam, the leader in cross-platform computer game support, most games run only on Windows. The reasons for this are manifold, including mid-level integrated graphics chips and less customizable hardware, but it shouldn’t be this disparate.

    There are a few options for running those PC games on Macs, of course. There’s Boot Camp, which allows you to run a full copy of Windows right on your Intel-based Mac, but it requires a reboot to switch between OS X and Windows environments, which can be tedious. There are emulators you can buy, like Parallels and VMWare Fusion, but these never quite pan out, in my experience, as they always seem to be fraught with issues when connecting peripherals, mice, etc. They also cost a bit, and require a full copy of Windows, which will run you some money, too.

    I just want a way to play a game that is created for the Windows operating system on my Mac, without a reboot, without buying a new program or new copy of an operating system I really don’t want to use.

    Luckily, there’s a way to do just that.


    What Is Wine?




    Seriously, that’s the self-referencing recursive acronym for Wine. Get it? So clever, those open source folks.

    Wine actually runs as more of a translator between the instructions in the PC program and the Mac operating system. It basically fools Windows into thinking they are running in a Windows environment, without actually emulating that environment (and taking the same performance hit) like Parallels does. Wine has the benefit of a large, open-source community for support as well, which means it will continue to get better and improve compatibility for a lot of games along the way.

    Speaking of compatibility, not all PC games are going to work with Wine. To find out if the game you want to try to install on your Mac via Wine will work, head over to the Wine HQ website, where they have an entire database full of the games and applications that will work with Wine. They even have levels of how well these work with Wine, including Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels of compatibility.

    I chose Guild Wars: it’s a game that has gone free to play lately, is Windows-only for now, and it is listed in the Platinum compatibility list on the Wine HQ site. All the examples from here on out will be from my own experience installing Wine to play Guild Wars on my Mac Mini 2011.

    Once you head over there and pick a game, you’ll be ready to make sure you have what you need to run Wine.


    What You’ll Need






    First up, you’re gonna need an Intel Mac. If you’re still running a Power-PC Mac, a) it’s time to upgrade and b) this isn’t going to work. To find out what kind of Mac you have, click on the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your screen, choose About This Mac, and it will tell you. Honestly, though, if you don’t know what kind of Mac you’re running, you might have a bit of trouble with the following instructions, which assume you have access to your admin account and password, can install XCode, and have the latest Java Development package (it comes as default with Mac OS X 10.7 and up).

    You’ll also need the X11 app, which used to be a standard install app starting in OS X 10.5, but which has recently been removed from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. If you’re running 10.8, head over to the XQuartz web page to download an open source version of X11 for Mountain Lion. Install it as you would any other package file.

    You’ll also need to be comfortable using the command line via the Terminal app, an internet connection, and a couple of hours to work through all the steps involved. It’s not rocket science, but there is a certain level of patience that will be needed.


    Next Page: Getting Your Game Running!





    If you’re running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard above, XCode is available in the Mac App Store. If you’re still using OS X 10.5 Leopard (why?), you’ll need to install Xcode from one of the System Install DVDs that came with your Mac. I’m going to assume you’re using either Lion or Mountain Lion for the rest of this article, and just point you to the Mac App Store. Be warned, though: XCode is a 1.6GB download, so it may take a while depending on your internet connection speed.

    Once XCode is downloaded and installed, launch it and go to the Preferences. Click on the Downloads tab and then install the “Command Line Tools.” If you’re running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, copy and paste the following into a Terminal session (Terminal can be found in Applications > Utilities) to avoid some heartache later:

    sudo xcodebuild -license

    You’ll need to type in your admin password here, as well.

    Then quit Terminal, and head to the MacPorts website. Once there, click on the link for your particular version of OS X. I grabbed MacPorts for OS X Mountain Lion, but there are links for Lion and Snow Leopard as well. Launch the package installer and follow the directions, including entering your admin password again. Next, you’ll need to configure MacPorts using the command line, so launch Terminal.

    Copy and paste the following into your Terminal window (you’ll need to type in your password again after you hit enter on the keyboard):

    echo export PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:\$PATH$'\n'export MANPATH=/opt/local/man:\$MANPATH | sudo tee -a /etc/profile

    After that process finishes, copy and paste the next line:

    if [ `sysctl -n hw.cpu64bit_capable` -eq 1 ] ; then echo "+universal" | sudo tee -a /opt/local/etc/macports/variants.conf; else echo "not 64bit capable"; fi

    If your Mac is 64-bit capable, you’ll get +universal as a result. If not, you’ll get not 64 bit capable. Either result is fine; MacPorts is just figuring out what to do for your particular machine. computers should show +universal if you have a 64Bit Mac. If not, it will show “not 64bit capable” which is fine – it’s just showing MacPorts what kind of Mac you have.

    Close the Terminal window, and open a new one.


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    Share Videos to FaceBook, YouTube, & Vimeo from QuickTime Player in OS X



    The OS X social sharing features new to Mountain Lion let you quickly publish images and videos to a variety of places, and using Share Sheets within QuickTime Player you can even publish videos directly to YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook, right from the app.

    Hover over any video opened in QuickTime Player and click the [>] Sharing button

    Select the destination for the video

    Use the appropriate login, set a title and description, and choose “Upload” to let the video publish

    A progress bar indicates how long it will take to upload and publish the video to the chosen destination, and the entire process is handled by QuickTime Player, you don’t need to go to the destination websites at all.

    Sharing directly from QuickTime Player gives you options that aren’t otherwise there in the Finder with Quick Look’s Sharing Sheets, like YouTube and Facebook. Facebook integration will come officially this Fall with OS X 10.8.2 – likely alongside the iOS 6 release on September 21 – but it’s interesting to see it already there in QuickTime Player.


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    Control Which Apps Can Access Contacts Information in OS X Mountain Lion



    If you’re running OS X Mountain Lion you’ve probably noticed that when apps attempt to access your Contacts list you will get an alert like “Application would like to access your contacts”, giving you the ability to allow or deny access. The apps that make the Contacts requests then get stored in a privacy list, providing for an easy way to later control which apps can and can’t get stored contact information. Here’s how to access and adjust that list:

    Open System Preferences from the  Apple menu

    Choose the “Security & Privacy” panel and click the “Privacy” tab

    Select “Contacts” from the sidebar list, and check or uncheck applications to allow or deny access to Contacts

    This is the same Contacts that are on your iPhone and iPad, assuming you use iCloud to sync the information with your Mac. Most apps just use Contacts for your own information, for things like auto-fill and auto-completion where it’s handy to automatically place name, email, and phone numbers into forms.

    This is an added security feature since OS X 10.8, and between GateKeeper and this you shouldn’t have to worry much about any nefarious apps accessing or abusing personal data.


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