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Run TextEdit As Root

Need to edit a file as root, make sure TextEdit isn’t running, then open the Terminal and: sudo /Applications/ & open -a “TextEdit” /etc/hosts The first command (line) runs TextEdit as root; the second one tells it to open the

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Prevent Save As Changing Original File Mountain Lion

“Save As” has returned in OS X Mountain Lion, but it still modifies the original file in addition to the newly saved file, which defeats the overall purpose of how Save As is used. Now in 10.8.2 there is now an option

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Change Default Save Location From iCloud

In Mountain Lion, the default save location for TextEdit, iWork, Preview and other apps, is iCloud. You have to expand the save dialog and then choose where you want to save a file locally. In the GUI there is no

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