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Pros & Cons of Lion over Snow Leopard on a Macbook A1181 with a SSD drive [on hold]

I have a Macbook A1181 with Snow Leopard and the latest version of Mac OSX it supports is Lion. I'm going to change to a SSD drive and I currently have 4GB of RAM with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor. ...
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Install 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on same machine

I have a MacBookPro with 10.6 running on it. I am using it as a base machine for development. I want to understand how can I install 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on same machine, so that I can continue to ...
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Can I erase my Mac hard drive and reinstall Lion (bought from the Mac App Store) to sell my Mac?

I've bought a new Mac laptop and I want to sell my Mac mini. However, I need to erase my hard drive. I only have the Snow Leopard install disk: I purchased Lion from the Mac App Store. Is there any ...
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Attempting to add a printer via Rendezvous causes printing problems

I'm attempting to add a network printer (Brother MFC-8840D) to my machine via Rendezvous. ** edit ** The printer is connected to network via an Ethernet cable. Laptop is connected via wifi. ** / ...
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Can I Run XCode 4.3.X without OSX 10.7 Lion?

I cannot upgrade my Macbook to OSX 10.7 (Lion) but would like to have XCode 4.3 as I am now running iOS 5.1 and will soon be looking at iOS 6 ... and XCode 4.2 does not allow me to work with iOS 5.1 ...
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Keyboard shortcut (or permanent setting) for fitting column width to longest filename in OS X?

I use the OS X Finder feature to expand/fit the column width to the longest filename a lot -- by double-clicking the two vertical bars at the bottom of the column border (in Snow Leopard) or the ...
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Cannot upgrade to Lion using DVD

When I first setup my MBP on 10.6 I made a lot of newb mistakes, and was unable to get Ruby on Rails to install, amongst a lot of other things. Because of this, I decided to backup everything on to a ...
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How to prevent a .command file from showing window when it runs on OSX Lion?

If you have a .command file on your desktop containing say a Terminal command that it runs when you double click it, is there anyway to either (1) prevent the window that pops open when you run it, or ...
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771 views

How to run bash_profile function from desktop alias .command file on OSX Lion?

Ok, so I have this great little function in my bash_profile which works great when I call it from Terminal (it opens a new firefox window instead of new tab): function firefoxNewWindow() { ...
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Minimizing the toolbar in MacVim on OSX Lion

In previous versions of OS X it was possible to minimize the top toolbar of most applications due to a small button in the top right of the window. In Lion however it seems that this has been replaced ...
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How can I synchronize stickies between Macs?

I really like the stickies that come with OS X. I know there are some more advanced "to do" lists, but I kind of like the simplicity and solid design / ux of the native ones. How can I synchronize ...
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183 views

Why can I not upgrade to Lion?

I am trying to upgrade my MacBook Air's OS from Snow Leopard to Lion. When I attempt to redeem my Download Code for Lion, the App Store notes that "Additional security information is needed." ...
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685 views

Apple Magic Trackpad 3-Finger Drop Lag

After enabling three-finger dragging for my Trackpad, I notice that it drags well, but when I release there is about 1-2 seconds of lag before it actually drops. I understand this is supposed to be a ...
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Is there software that allows multiple users to simultaneously and independently share a personal computer running Mac Os?

Like BeTwin. For example, I have Macbook Pro with one Mini DisplayPort (for additional monitor) and two USB port (for additional mouse and keyboard). How can i implement it on Mac OS Snow Leopard?
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Apple 10.7 Lion OS on Windows 7 Using VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? So I do not own a Mac, and have never owned a Mac so I am not really sure how it typically works with the OS'. I am ...
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616 views

Legalities of installing OSX on VMware Workstation? [closed]

I have recently installed OSX Snow Leopard on VMware Workstation. Although I have legally purchased a copy of Snow Leopard, I needed to use a downloaded set of files including a darwin file to ...
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Several Issues with my mac mini (mid 2010). Is it RAM? Is it Disk?

I bought my mac mini in March 2011. It's a mid 2010 model with 2.4Ghz and 2GB RAM. It came with SL and I immediately installed BootCamp and upgraded it's memory to two 4GB, low latency Corsair. One ...
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Why am I unable to adjust volume or keyboard brightness on my Mac?

In the past two weeks there have been several times when I have tried to adjust volume and / or keyboard brightness on my Macs on both OS X Snow Leopard and Lion only to be shown an icon with a "no" ...
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OS X 10.7, can't log into any L2TP VPN server

I was running 10.6.8 and couldn't login to any L2TP VPN server (tried 2 completely different ones) using the built-in VPN client. Upgraded to 10.7.2, the same issue. It doesn't seem that the machine ...
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1answer
349 views

Decrease the size of shadows when doing a screen capture in OS X Lion?

When taking a screenshot in Mac OS X Lion, I've noticed the shadows appear to be a lot larger than in Snow Leopard. Perhaps they just fade more gradually and this takes up more space. Whatever the ...
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1answer
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Bring the windows of two different apps in mac os to the front?

How do I easily bring to the front of the screen the top windows of two different application in Mac OS X? I prefer to use the keyboard only. Example Scenario: Say there are 10 Firefox and 10 ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to migrate apps individually from one mac system to another?

I have filemaker installed on my Snow Leopard machine, and I have a fresh Lion install. I'm looking into using the user migration tool - But it doesn't allow selection of apps, it's either all or ...
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Why does OSX Lion hang when my backup drive starts up?

I'm on Lion 10.7.2, I did a migration from Snow Leopard, and everytime I try to do something on my computer that requires some CPU - i.e. after effects scrubbing of the time line - the computer ...
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1answer
901 views

What is SFLIconTool?

I came across a process called SFLIconTool. Its Unix executable is in the following location: ...
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1answer
352 views

sudo sysctl -w kern.tfp.policy=1 fails?

I tried to setup the kern.tfp.policy to one but it does not let me do it. sudo sysctl -w kern.tfp.policy=1 kern.tfp.policy: 2 sysctl: kern.tfp.policy: Invalid argument How can I set ...
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How can I turn off extra mail sent to administrator?

I have a server-config Mac mini set up at home. When I had Snow Leopard on it, I had started setting up a mail server, but left it in a half-configured state of some kind. I've since upgraded to ...
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444 views

Where are the “inner workings” of Exposé in OSX?

I need to alter the action of "App Exposé" in Lion so that it behaves like the old Exposé in Snow Leopard that showed all apps at once. Does anyone know where I would find the files that control ...
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Can I downgrade OS X Lion via Migration Assisstant?

I've been having a few little annoying issues with Lion that are irking me (choppy mouse, slow startup/shutdown, dead PowerPC apps). Thinking of going back to Snow Leopard, I don't want to have to ...
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Airdrop between Snow Leopard and Lion

I have a new laptop (running Lion) and want to transfer some of my files from my old laptop (running Snow Leopard). How can I use the airdrop function to copy the files from Snow Leopard to Lion?
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Using Lion Mail.app on Snow Leopard

Is there any possible way to use the Lion Mail.app in Snow Leopard? I was thinking to somehow extract it from the Lion disk image, and then just put it in /Applications on Snow Leopard. But I'm ...
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Upgrading to Mac OS X Lion from Snow Leopard then recover Snow Leopard

As we know we can upgrade to Mac OS X Lion from Snow leopard 10.6.8. Once this has been done, can we recover Snow Leopard again, or do we have to reinstall Snow Leopard? Additionally, can we install ...
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Upgrading Rails Dev Unit from Snow Leopard to Lion

Should I take any considerations for my Rails 3.0/3.1, Ruby 1.9.2 development machine running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard before upgrading to OS X 10.7 Lion? Will there be anything that I need to ...
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Run Snow Leopard (non-server version) as guest in Lion

I know you can run the server version, but neither my Lion (current) or my Snow Leopard CD I have is the server version. Is it possible to run Snow Leopard as guest in Lion?
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Is It Possible to Install Windows 7 on a GUID Partition Table Disk?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on GUID partition table on my MAC BOOK PRO machine, before I start I have few questions: is it possible to do this? any issues that I might encounter while doing it ...
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Modifying from MBR to GUID partition for OSX Lion installation

Recently, Apple released OS X Lion and when I tried to install it on my mac machine, it gave me an error saying my machine partition table is not using GUID partition table. Instead, the current ...
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Snow leopard in vmware fusion

I'm on Lion and I want to install Snow Leopard in vmware fusion. Is there a way to do that ? Just want to do that, because of a software using powerpc not intel binaries. Thanks !
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Trouble accessing external hard drive using Snow Leopard after accessing it on Beta Lion

I had a beta version of Lion on my Macbook for one day before re-installing Snow Leopard. I accessed my Time Machine backup in Lion and was asked to set it up for backups on this new computer. I ...
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How to return to Mac OS X snow leopard from lion on other partition?

I've created another partition and installed Lion on one. Lion is good, but not enough. So the question is, how can I return to Snow Leopard on the other partition and completly delete Lion?
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OS X >10.6.5 DNS Lookup Order with VPN

After updating to OS X 10.6.5 (from .4), applications don't seem to be looking up host names in the correct order (according to the service order in Network Preferences) when my VPN is connected. My ...
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Where to find the .bashrc file on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion?

I want to install rvm on my Snow Leopard machine. It says I need to add a line to my .bashrc file (I'm using bash) but where is my .bashrc file?