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

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How do I drag a file onto Chrome? (Mac OSX Lion)

I have a file on the desktop that I want to drag onto a window (my browser). Suppose the browser is fully maximized. How can I do that in Lion? Before, in Snow Leopard, I could swipe up (reveal ...
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Deleted files still taking up space on OS X Lion

Last night I started to delete 100GB worth of VirtualBox disk images on a MBP running Lion. A dialog box opened saying that the trash was preparing to empty, but nothing happened for a good 20 ...
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Downloading Mountain Lion [on hold]

I bought Mountain Lion from Applestore last month and was under the impression that I would get a DVD in the mail. Well I read the email received from apple yesterday and I huess I was confused. My ...
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Can I restore OSX 10.7 system onto a new SSHD from Time Machine backup before installing it into my iMac

I have a hard disk that doesn't display the recovery partition so I need to install a new drive in my iMac. Can I perform the re-image of the entire system from my Time Machine backup disk while the ...
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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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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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Mac OSX--screen picture will not enlarge to full size

My screen picture will not enlarge to more than 1/3 the size so if I am watching a movie for example or anything else for that matter 2/3 of the picture is showing. Can you help?
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Mac OS X Folder Sync Tool

I want to synchronize a folder containing a lots of Word documents between my MacBook Air and my MacMini. Im running Lion on both machines. If a document has changed on both sides I would like to have ...
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How can I merge two terminal windows in OS X lion?

I accidentally split a tabbed terminal up into two windows and I can't figure out how to join it again. Google tells me that I should drag it until it gets translucent on some other version of OS X ...
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Installed Java 7, but terminal still shows Java 6

I've installed Java 7 on my Mac (10.7.5), but in the terminal there is still java 6. java version "1.6.0_37" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_37-b06-434-11M3909) Java HotSpot(TM) ...
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Can I convert my OS X Lion into a VMware virtual machine?

Is it possible to convert the current OS X Lion 10.7.1 install on my Mac Mini (i5, 8GB RAM) into a virtual machine via VMWare converter? I use VMware Fusion 4. Or, is my only option to set up the ...
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Error adding cronjobs in Mac OS X Lion

Until now, I have never attempted adding a crontask on my Mac. To my surprise, it threw an error.. [hayek@mac:/www/] 02:33:22 PM: crontab -e ...
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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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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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Internet Sharing on Lion breaks my routing table

When in the office, I'm connected to a 192.168.1.0/24 network. When Internet Sharing is off, when I run netstat -nr the first entry shows default 192.168.1.254 UGSc 10 ...
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changing spotlight default to search file names, not contents [duplicate]

Does anyone know if it's possible to change the Spotlight default search behavior to search file names, not contents? Right now, bringing up the Spotlight field and typing "terrible" brings up a bunch ...
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Syncronization between folders MAC OS Lion

I have an iMac at home and I use a Macbook pro for work. I also have a time capsule at home containing my main folder with my main files. I use it as a NAS besides the Time Machine backup tool. ...
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How to install Uniconverter (command-line app) on Mac OS 10.7.2 (Lion)?

Uniconverter is a command-line tool that shares code with the sK1 Project. it's used to convert from one type of vector graphic file to another like this: uniconverter before.eps after.svg I'm ...
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1TB ext. HDD suddenly stops working - does not show up on desktop - Lion OS X

I'm really annoyed right now. I brought this 1TB external HDD (brand: WD elements) about 3-4 days ago. I put two partitions onto it, one Mac journal partition (for Mac) and one for PC to be able to be ...
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How can I have multiple browsing sessions in Google Chrome?

I often need multiple browsing sessions for logging into multiple services with different accounts at one time. I don't want to have to use multiple browsers, nor do I want to use a different release ...
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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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 do I make Vim beautiful (read: Textmate font/color ) on Mac OS X Lion? [closed]

I am just starting to make the Textmate to Vim switch. I love it, but it's so ugly. I'm running Mac OS X Lion and needed Ruby support so I am using Vim 7.3 as installed via Homebrew not the Vim Lion ...
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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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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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Setting up a Digital VT100 as a terminal to OS X Lion

I have followed this guide: http://www.club.cc.cmu.edu/~mdille3/doc/mac_osx_serial_console.html And I installed the closed-source Prolific driver (the open source one and the FTDI ones always gave ...
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Installing MySQL 5.1 on 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 do I setup a local DNS server on Mac OS Lion?

I had some serious lag to resolve website address and sometimes things simply wouldn't load (pages kept loading for 5+ minutes without even a timeout error). So I had setup a local dns server/cache ...
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How to grab Cmd-Tab on Macintosh instead of sending to Screen Sharing?

I am using the Screen Sharing application on a Macintosh running OS X Lion. I use Command-Tab to rotate between applications similarly to Alt-Tab on a Windows machine. However, when the Screen ...
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Boot Camp partition disappears upon Tuxera NTFS installation

I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro. Shortly I installed Tuxera NTFS to gain write access on NTFS formatted drives. Since then I cannot select the Boot Camp partition in the system ...
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Merge AVI-files without recoding in Mac OS X Lion

Is there a (at best free) solution to merge AVI-Files in Mac OS X Lion without the need to recode them? (Until Snow Leopard I used D-Vision 3, which won't run on Lion because it's PPC.)
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Is there a way to “Auto-Restore” a Mac on every startup? (OS X Lion)

I have a project where Mac Minis will be used to run different applications. Each Mac Mini will have ONE application that it will ever have to run in its lifetime, and it will have to run it all day ...
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Mouse/Touchpad not working in Mac OS X Lion Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) with File Vault 2

I set up File Vault 2 in Mac OS X Lion with Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA). In PBA-login my USB-keyboard is working, while using a wrong keyboard layout. I can neither use my magic touchpad nor an ...
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Deleting MAMP from Applications and emptying trash gets me an error

I'm trying to uninstall MAMP to make way for a XAMP / MySQL / PHP / Mongo installation. I read you just need to delete the MAMP and MAMP Pro folders from Application to do this. Simple as that. I've ...
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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 make braces with Apple keyboard in Windows?

I'm using Bootcamp to run Windows on my Mac. Now I can't find a way to make curly braces and brackets. What is the keyboard shortcut for that? I am using a Swiss German Apple keyboard layout.
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Turn off USB power when closing MacBook lid

I have a USB-powered cooling pad under my MacBook Pro. When I close the lid to put my MacBook to sleep, I would like the cooling pad to turn off. In other words, I would like the MacBook to cut ...
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iTunes opens on event of remote device or app in OSX

I was having trouble with iTunes opening once I paired my bluetooth headphones, I was trying to play something off of soundcloud, and every time I hit the button on my headphones or even pressed the ...
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What is a .lockfile?

What are the .lockfiles (for example, in ~/Library/Preferences) in OS X Lion for? I didn't seem to see them in Snow Leopard. Do they impact modifying other files in any way? And how do you open these ...
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Mac OS Lion - Always show menubar with fullscreen apps?

Does anyone know if it is possible to keep the menubar in Mac OS Lion visible for fullscreen apps instead of hidden until hovered over? I imagine there's some Terminal command I can enter to adjust ...
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Can only see part of the screen when connecting via NX, how can I control NX size?

I'm using NoMachine's NX client on OSX 10.7.2 to connect to an NX server running on Ubuntu 10.04.3. I've chosen the Gnome desktop during the connection creation. The NX screen that opens is smaller ...
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How can I remap the Caps Lock key in Mac OS X Lion?

I would like to remap the Caps Lock key to some other unused key (in a system-wide fashion). Being a MacVim.app user, I always liked to idea of remapping the Caps Lock key to some other key such as ...
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In OS X is there a way to assign an application window to a specific monitor?

I know that with OS X Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8) applications can be assigned to specific Spaces/Desktops. With my laptop I daily connect and disconnect from an external monitor. When I ...
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How do I obtain statistics about sent email from Mail.app?

I use the Mail.app in OS X Lion. I would like to determine statistics about all emails sent within a timeframe (in this case, from 2010 to current). In particular, I'd like histograms for emails per ...
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Can anyone confirm that the “net” commands (net rpc, net ads, etc.) were removed from OS X Lion?

I just upgraded to OS X 10.7 Lion and soon realized that running net rpc shutdown... to reboot one of my Windows machines resulted in a "comand not found" error. Indeed, it seems that netis just ...
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OS X Lion - Installing Oracle 10g Standard Edition

Im trying to install oracle 10g on to OS X Lion, I have previous achieved this on snow leopard with the following ...
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How to open a new window from dock if it's already running in OSX

I'm new to OSX and the thing I miss from Windows 7 is the ability to open a new window if you hold the Shift key and press on the Applications icon within the task bar. Similarly, OSX does have a ...
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OSX Lion: Can I use “classic” mousewheel scrolling but keep “natural” trackpad scrolling?

I recently upgraded from OSX Snow Leopard to OSX Lion version 10.7.1. So far, I'm enjoying the "natural" scrolling when using my trackpad. However, when scrolling with my mouse wheel, I'm having ...
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tmux shows weirdly encoded history on OSX

If I do the "history" command in tmux, I get a really weird result. Anyone got a hint on what to do to get normal output? The output looks like this: 477 ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 478 c▒├ ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 479 ...
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How do I disable animations in Preview in Lion?

For example, open up a pdf and set view to two pages and hit arrow key up/down. Is there a way to get rid of the animation? Preview feels really snappy and fast, and to have animations like that just ...