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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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Installing MySQL 5.1 on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

I am trying to install MySQL 5.1. I am on Lion, and when I remove all files associated with MySQL on my machine it still tells me that I have a newer version installed when I try to install it from ...
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How can I hide/show the Wi-Fi menu item from the Terminal in OS X?

I want to be able to hide and show the Wi-Fi menu item from the Terminal. Can I do this with the defaults command? I've narrowed it down to com.apple.systemuiserver. It looks like this: { "...
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Logitech Performance MX Mouse Jumps on OS X Lion (10.7.4)

I have a Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse that I am trying to use with OS X Lion. Everything is working except for one problem... there is a small, but quite noticeable, jump when the mouse ...
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Why does DropBox occasionally add *com.dropbox.attributes files?

I've been a user of Dropbox for a few years now. Just recently I noticed that files with the extension com.dropbox.attributes started to appear in some dropbox sub-folders. Steps I create a new ...
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Can't find the Google Chrome User Data Directory in Mac OSX Lion

I need to increase the font in my Inspect Element window in Chrome. I found a tutorial on how to do it: http://k20e.com/blog/2011/08/18/how-to-set-the-chrome-console-font/. According to the Chrome ...
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Lion built-in VPN client times out connecting to Windows 2003 PPTP server

I have a new iMac with OS X 10.7 (Lion) on it that refuses to connect to a PPTP-based VPN server (running Windows 2003 SBS). To shortcut past a lot of questions: There is a Dell workstation running ...
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How to re-install OS X Lion if you forgot your Apple ID

I erased my HD and am trying to re-install Mac OS X Lion. I forgot which Apple ID account and password I used. How can I re-install OS X Lion then? And what is a "keychain password"?
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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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Installing Ruby with Homebrew

I'm trying to install Ruby 1.9 using Homebrew. I'm using Mac OS X Lion, so Ruby 1.8.7 is installed by default. I've got Homebrew installed at /usr/local/bin/brew (well that's what it says if I run '...
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Dual Monitors Mac OS X - CMD + TAB AND move mouse to focused Application

On my computer setup I have dual monitors, one is vertical for code and the other is horizontal for the web browser. I am new to Mac OS X and was wondering if it was possible when switching apps with ...
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iTerm2 vim cannot map alt key

I'm having trouble trying to map the alt-key bindings on vim in iTerm2. I want to map shortcuts for switching between buffers like this: map <A-Right> <C-w>l map <A-Left> <C-w>...
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Can Safari 5.1 for Mac OS display favicons for bookmarks in the Bookmarks Bar?

When bookmarking a web site, most contemporary browser will display the site's favicon next to the bookmark, both in the bookmark view and the bookmark toolbar. This is a useful feature. In the ...
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Don't exit full screen when pressing escape in apps like Safari on Lion

In OS X Lion, pressing the ESC key exits full screen mode. Unfortunately, and especially when using Safari, ESC is used for other functions, such as in Javascript keystroke event handling. I don't ...
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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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Apache Bench test error on OS X: “apr_socket_recv: Connection reset by peer (54)”

I updated my MacBook Pro 13" to Lion a few weeks ago. I just found out that Apache Bench (apache2.2.19) is not working. It always shows this error, no matter what: apr_socket_recv: Connection ...
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Mach_kernel twice gone missing on iMac Lion x.7.5/El Capitan X 11.3

iMac 2009, seriel VM9228X9259, 8GB RAM INTERNAL harddrive is the 500GB, which is slowly dying, but still working. OSX 7.5 This was the first to lose its mach-Kernel, from manual shutting down to ...
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MacBook Pro 13, 2011 - can't upgrade to El Capitan

I need to upgrade to something greater than Lion 10.7.5 to install ibooks. I tried downloading El Capitan, but when I click the download button, it won't download. I have 256G of space. Any ...
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MacVim is not found by Spotlight

I'm a Mac Noob but generally a power Linux user. My new job handed me a fresh MacBook Pro with Lion installed. I installed MacVim successfully using homebrew. I'd love for it to be the default app ...
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How to disable password prompts when changing something in OS X?

If I start MAMP Pro, I need to type the password. If a Flash update is available, I need to type a password. If I install an application, I need to type a password. Is there a way to stop this ...
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Xcode is not opening

I'm pretty newbie on Mac. I wanna open Xcode, when I clink on the icon, nothing happens, not a warning or error, the icon jumps a little bit then stops and thats it, no Xcode or loading screen etc. I ...
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Moving Swapfile in Mac OS X Lion

I had previously consulted this thread when using snow leopard to move all swap to an SSD: Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard The information appears to be out of date at ...
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VNC from Windows to OS X Lion: App stuck in fullscreen mode

I'm connecting to a remote Mac through a Windows. ahh it gets more complicated than that. I'm sitting by my iMac. I use Virtual Box in it to launch Windows 7. In it I have a VPN connection to a ...
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Location Services are always disabled in Mac OS X Lion

A simple location services program was working fine on my machine and suddenly stopped working. Upon further exploring the problem, I realized that some process has disabled location services in ...
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In what order are startup items processed in OS X Lion/Mountain Lion?

I would like to know in what order services and applications are started in OS X (Mountain) Lion from startup folders like: /Library/LaunchAgents /Library/LaunchDaemons /System/Library/LaunchAgents /...
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Synergy doesn't seem to work on OS X Lion?

I have been using synergy with my old mac mini running snow leopard perfectly for a while now. Today I bought a new Mac-mini with Os X Lion. Synergy doesn't seem to work. The old version will ...
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Browsers in Lion are always running 64-bit Java

I recently upgraded to Lion on two of my Macs. Both were previously fully updated Snow Leopard installs. Once Lion was installed I then fired up a web page that required Java, and on both machines ...
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disabling 'full screen mode' in Lion (to use transparent full screen iTerm2)

I like using my iTerm2 window in transparent mode, full screen so I can code and see my desktop picture as well. I have upgraded to Lion and now when I enter full screen it gets rid of my desktop! ...
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How to stop Spotlight indexing a networked Time Machine backup?

My Time Machine backs up to a hard drive connected to my Airport Extreme. After I've upgraded to Lion I have noticed that the mds process (the Spotlight indexer) has been running at 100% cpu every now ...
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Disable Spotlight search in Time Machine backup

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and am trying to disable Spotlight indexing on my Time Machine hard drive, as the mds and mdworker processes are running wildly through all day at 15-60% of CPU... What ...
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How to send a magic packet from OS X in order to wake a PC on the LAN? (WOL)

Either some (preferably free/OS) app or a command line tool will do.
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Is it possible to install Mac OS X Lion on a laptop having AMD Processor? [closed]

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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Windows 8 refuses to install on new partition created using Boot Camp

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my Mac (10.7.5) but I'm running into some big issues. First I'll explain what I already did. I created a partition with the Boot camp assistant (151 GB) I ...
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How to move Macintosh bottom dock bar from one screen to another?

On a MacBook Air running OS X Lion, I have a dock bar at the bottom of the built in screen, how can I move this to my external screen? I've already got the menu bar moved, but the screen system ...
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How can I assign the F5 key to be refresh in Chrome on Mac OS X?

I'm used to the F5 key being the Refresh command (as it is in Windows OS for every browser I've ever used there) and not Command-R (which takes two fingers). On Mac OS X Lion, how can I assign the F5 ...
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How to kill a zombie process on a mac

How to kill a zombie process or find it's parent process on a Mac using the Terminal?
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How to change MAC address on Mac OS X 10.7.3 Lion?

I'm trying to change the MAC address for the interface en1. ifconfig Output: lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet6 fe80::1%lo0 ...
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Disappearing scrollbar in Windows like in OS X Lion

Is there any tweak or utility for Windows that can make the scrollbar behave like in OS X Lion? In OS X Lion, the scrollbar appears only when the interface is interacted with and disappears after a ...
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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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How do I uninstall Google Chrome *completely* from my Mac?

I have 2 iMacs and just installed OS X Lion (clean install) on one of them (let's call it iMac A). Did a time machine backup and restored that backup to my other iMac (B) to avoid installing twice. ...
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Error during Time Machine backups on OS X Lion

After I turn on my machine, the first couple of Time Machine backups seem to go OK, but after about an hour I get this error: Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while creating the backup ...
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How do I share external hard-drives between host and guest in VirtualBox?

I'm running VirtualBox 4.1.14, host is iMac OS X 10.7.3, guest is Ubuntu 12.04. I want to share folders between the two, ideally access to external hard-drives that are my storage for the Mac. Have ...
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How can I create a wireless hotspot on OS X like Internet sharing but without an actual internet connection?

I want to use my Wi-Fi Printer with my MacBook and it works great when the Printer connects to the Wi-Fi Network created when I set up Internet sharing. What I want to know is, is there a way to set ...
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How do I stop automatic changing of iterm tab titles?

After switching to using .bashrc instead of .bash_profile (I didn't like how the default terminal worked with one config file and utilities like screen with another), the behavior of iterm2 changed. ...
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How to move through browser tabs using gestures in Mac OSX Lion?

I'd like to move back and forward through the tab collection in Safari (or Chrome or FF) using trackpad gestures. Does this gesture exist? Using a 3 finger swipe (left and right) nicely moves you ...
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Building ImageMagick on OSX Lion and can't link libpng

I am trying to build ImageMagick 6.8.0-5 on OSX Lion with support for libpng. I am just using the standard ./configure make make install procedure. I succeed in compiling when I do not reference ...
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Where can I get a “black screen” screensaver for OS X Lion?

Mac OS X Lion doesn't come with a "black screen" screensaver. Where can I get a screensaver that works with Lion and blanks the screen?
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Vertical mouse tracking reversed in OS X Lion at EFI Login Window

I am using a Razer Deathadder 3500dpi mouse and in 10.7, the vertical tracking is inverted at the EFI login window. I have FileVault enabled, so this is the password entry screen immediately after ...
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Apps not starting on Mac OS X Lion

I have a strange problem, some apps that I download do not launch. There are 2 scenarios The application starts but keeps bouncing, once I click the bouncing icon in the tray it disappears. The ...