OS X Lion (version 10.7) is the 8th major release of Mac OS X released on July 20th, 2011.

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27" iMac running OSX Lion

I was playing around with screensaver images, from my pictures in iPhoto. I like the look of the "tile" option for certain images. Somehow I checked "center", and now "tile" is no longer an option ...
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How to run OS X 10.7 on Windows 7 without virtualization technology?

How can I run OS X 10.7 Lion on Windows 7 laptop that doesn't support VT-x? When I try it with VMWare, I get the following error: Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS ...
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Apache webdav with builtin OSX Lion Accounts

I'm having problems using Mac OS X Lion (10.7.5) - NOT THE SERVER - and Apache httpd for webdav with authentication. All users on the network should keep their login credentials. There should be a ...
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Shortcut to look up a word from a document on a specific website

On my MacOsX 10.7 (Lion), I would like to be able to select a word in a document, program or webpage and use it as an input for the search-fonction on a specific website. I know this function is ...
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VMWare: How to change screen resolution of a virtualised Lion?

I'm having a screen resolution problem while running VMWare virtual machine on Mavericks. I'm simulating Lion and I can't change the resolution of the screen. I've tried the Lion Display Preferences, ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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Can I upgrade a MacBook 2,1 to OS X 10.8?

I have a MacBook 2,1 mid-2007 model with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and 500 GB storage with 300GB still available. I was using this Mac to submit apps to the AppStore but for ...
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OS-X how do I figure out is my swap file is enabled?

This may be a strange case, but I used to enable and disable my swap file depending on which apps I wanted to run. (I found that disabling the swap file when I would run Parallels made a difference. ...
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Mac file alias using username in path

I am trying to set up a Mac to access a user's folder on a server. The path might be //server/users/username. Is there a way to make an alias, mount a drive, or something similar for each different ...
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VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0'

I'm trying to make a partition .vmdk file for Virtual Box. Basically I want to boot my bootcamp partition box up in Virtual Box. But I get the following error when I try to make the .vmdk file ...
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Mac OSX Lion 10.7.5. Is there any way to permanently disconnect from a server?

Every time I open terminal on my Macbook Pro, I get the IP address of a server I once ssh'd into. I allowed someone to use my computer to access his server and now it seems like there's some permanent ...
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Dual boot MacOS-ubuntu using refit

I am trying to install a dual boot with Ubuntu on my Mac Version 10.8.5. I first installed Refit but I forgot to reboot my computer so that Refit get properly installed. My mistake was to boot ...
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Samsung SCX-4623FW Scanner Mac 10.7.5

where are the scanner files stored on Mac Lion 10.7.5? How do I access the application in order to use the scanner wirelessly?
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TimeMachine migrates to the wrong date. How do I specifiy which date to migrate from?

Recently, my MacBook Pro 2011 unibody, 10.7.5 crashed due to bad sectors. After installing a new a hard drive, I preformed a restore via the migration assistance. It all went well except that it ...
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How to disable SSL 2.0+ in OS X 10.7?

I am currently encountering a problem with my Webkit browsers (Chrome v31.0.1650.63 and Safari) on my MBP running OS X 10.7.5. The browsers are not able to establish any SSL connections. The Google ...
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Installing OSX 10.7 on MacBook 4,1

I am not a Apple user, but I want to upgrade a MacBook 4,1 to Lion 10.7/10.7.5 but when I boot from the CD with the dmg file I bought from app store, I click on Reinstall Mac OS X but I get a message ...
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FTP Url issue on Mac mini

We have a few Mac mini OS x 10.8.5 Mountain Lion machines. One machine is not able to load ftp URL on browsers. Checked terminals (command) also but it is not working. We have tried firewall and ...
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Mac Mountain Lion sometimes work very slow, kernel is overflow, all apps is killed

i have unknown delays in my mac sometimes... everything work well but one time in 2-3 hours kernel is overflow and i wait about from 30 sec to 5 minuts till it will end, and will start to work normal. ...
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OSX - Disable System keychain password prompts

I found this question asking how to disable the keychain prompt for the user level, but the System keychain has the "Change Settings..." and "Change Password..." disabled for both the Edit menu and in ...
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How to add a line to .bash_profile

I just installed Homebrew on bash on my Mac and now I need to do this: Once you’ve installed Homebrew, insert the Homebrew directory at the top of your PATH environment variable. You can do ...
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2009 Macbook, question mark at boot and at boot cd

I am attempting to repair a 2009 Macbook. Specs: http://support.apple.com/kb/SP504 At boot a grey folder with a question mark appears. In order to repair the disk, I have tried booting from a Lion ...
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Mounting any Windows share from OS X 10.7.5 suddenly stopped working

I have problem with mounting Windows network shares from my OS X 10.7.5 - it worked but it stopped and nothing helps and nothing in logs. Here what I get when trying to mount it manually: mount -t ...
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Can't install pg gem on mac os x Lion

Im using Mac OS X 10.7.4 Trying to install pg gem to work with PostgreSQL. Typing: sudo gem install pg Got This answer: Building native extensions. This could take a while... ERROR: Error ...
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Why is my Mac contacting Romania?

I just used Onyx to clean out my caches and log files after which I did a reboot. Browsing the "All Messages" panel of the Console app I noticed this line: 10/27/13 3:38:03.000 PM kernel: ...
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Mavericks not booting after successful installation over Lion (10.7.5)

On my 2012 MacBook Pro (15 inch, non retina, i7, 10GB RAM) after successful installation when Mavericks tried to boot, it is freezing there with "Still waiting for root device" (Seen Using CMD + V ...
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How to restore bookmarks before accidentally syncing Chrome

I accidentally lost all of my bookmarks by signing into Chrome. How do I restore my bookmarks? I do not have the path: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks ...
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Display full month calendar on tool bar date/time click?

How can I get a full calendar view of the current month when clicking on the date time in the menu bar? Windows does something similar if you click on the date time in the menu bar it displays the ...
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Mountain Lion to PC on workgroup not seen?

Mountain Lion (Macbook Pro Retina)does not show in Network Panel on WIN 7 PC. Macbook Pro Retina shows Win 7 PC on Finder. I have a Macbook Pro.8 OS10.6.8 that shows on Finder and can be accessed ...
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How to change default Python path to 2.6 from 2.7.2 on iMac OSX Lion 10.8.5?

I need to install Scipy, Numpy, Scikit-Learn on my iMac, which runs on OSX Lion 10.8.5, the default Python is 2.7.2. I have downloaded Scipy, Numpy, Scikit-learn, but could not install them because ...
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How to remap ctrl+arrow keys to move word to word for mac

I'm coming from windows editors and I'm used to moving word to word in an editor (notepad, visual studio) or any application for that matter Can somebody tell me how to remap the ctrl+rightarrow and ...
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Recovering deleted files from mac os lion [duplicate]

I have accidentally called rm -rf on a folder, which I need to replace. Without the recovery being enabled, is there a way to recover the contents at all? I have mac os Lion OS.
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MAC OSX User accept password but does not allow me to login?

I have deleted the login keychain in user ABC which is administrator user, i remember the password. I also have a CDF user on my mac which is also administrator. When at login I give password to ABC ...
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Option key does not work as Meta in Tmux

I am using Mac OSX Lion. I have checked "Use Option key as Meta" in Terminal preferences. Although the Option key seems to work fine as Meta in Bash, when I use it in Tmux (over SSH) it does not work ...
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Change GCC version on Mac OSX Lion

I'm currently running GCC 4.2. I would like to switch to a more recent version. I have Homebrew and I have MacPorts for package management. I've followed several tutorials today for installing a ...
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Should I wait for OS X Mavericks [closed]

I'm developing with XCode, but just realized the newest version requires that I upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion, which I am quite against as I don't need the (useless!) features. The upgrade itself is ...
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Unable to locate Java 7 on OSX

I thought this should be straightforward, but I un unable to successfully install and use Java 7 on OSX Lion. I downloaded java from the Oracle site, opened the installer and followed the steps. the ...
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Surround Sound with an External Sound Card on Mac

I have a macbook and a Creative Sound Blaster Live 24-bit External sound card connected over USB. To this soundcard, I've connected a set of Creative Inspire T6160 speakers (5.1 surround) that I've ...
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Bootcamp not letting me partition a drive for Windows 8

I have two HDDs in my iMac (OS 10.7.5 - Lion) both of which are partitioned as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" (according to Disk Utility). Here's the two drives: df -l -h Filesystem Size Used ...
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How can I run PowerPoint 2011 (v.14.01) for Mac in “windowed” mode?

I want to run a power point presentation in a window instead of full screen. I don't want any of the UI to show, just the presentation itself. How can I play a presentation without UI as if it's ...
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How to batch extract from archive using tar to directories

I m trying to extract files contained within a directory in a tar.gz file. The extract I m using is tar zxvf foo.tar.gz. It extracts the files from the archive but removes them from the directory they ...
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How to fix choppy audio and Wi-Fi problems with Bluetooth speaker on Mac OS X Lion?

I have a Creative D200 Bluetooth speaker that I use with my 2011 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion. The speaker more or less works as a Bluetooth audio device, but I run into two problems seemingly ...
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Unable to drag and drop between desktops using Parallels 8

I have Parallels Desktop 8 installed on my Lion mac mini. My VM in parallels is Mountain lion. I seem to be unable to drag and drop files from one desktop to another. I tried reinstalling Parallels ...
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Connect to 3G internet connection (shared by iPhone) while connected to local network (wifi) without internet

Currently I need to connect to a local network that doesn't has any internet connection Let's say this is the rough idea of this local network: router: 192.168.1.1 computer a: 192.168.1.2 ...
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Is it possible to install Mac OS X Lion on a laptop having AMD Processor?

I have a laptop with AMD A8 processor, is it possibe to install Mac OS X lion on it using retail DVD ?
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Bittorrent clients won't open at all, is my ISP throttling them?

I noticed that the bittorrent client that I normally use, uTorrent, stopped launching. The icon would pop up on my dock for about 2 seconds, then proceed to disappear and nothing would happen. I have ...
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How can I make QuickLook windows float in OS X Lion or later?

In OS X 10.6.x, after a value in com.apple.finder.plist has been edited (defaults write com.apple.finder QLHidePanelOnDeactivate '0' instead of '1'), the QuickLook window begins to float regardless of ...
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Make Netbeans IDE use latest VM

I've got Java 1.7.0u25 installed on my system, but according to the About dialogue, Netbeans is running under 1.7.0u17. I'm having some minor but really annoying issues such as the delete key ...
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Print multiple worksheets to a single physical page

If I have three worksheets in a workbook, how can I print them on the same physical page? On Excel for Mac 2011, doing "Print What" "Entire Workbook" gives me three different pages, even if in ...
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Confusion about xdebug FAQ answer that says 'run configure'

Of course the real subject is xdebug and phpize, but since it's probably me misinterpreting the instructions about the script i'm posting my question here; I'm running mac osx10.7.5 This is the FAQ ...
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How to get OSX finder to calculate duration and bit rate in finder window preview

I cannot figure out how to get the preview area (to the right side of selected audio files) in finder windows to display the correct data. If anyone has a suggestion of how to force Finder to either ...