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

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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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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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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 ...
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Conkeror won't play youtube videos

I installed the Conkeror web browser on Max OS X 10.7.5 using 'conkeror_mac_bundler.git' (I couldn't get XULrunner to install using macports) shown to me on the installation guide with Firefox 22. I ...
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Keep Apple Mail offline but still send emails

When processing tons of pending emails I like to put Mail (OS X Lion) in offline mode so that I do not receive more emails and therefore distraction. The problem is that I am not able to send email ...
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ssh video streaming to VLC on a mac

I've been looking for how to do this for about a week now over 4 forums. I have a mac laptop and a FreeBSD server at home. I've been putting up some of my movies on my server. When I want to watch ...
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No windows when I connect to my old Mac Mini via VNC

I wanted to reactivate my old Mac Mini (from 2007, OS X Lion 10.7.5) to use it for some server testing stuff. As I don't want to add another monitor, keyboard and mouse to my desktop, I want to ...
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My Macbook Pro with Lion OS is slow. How to speed it up

I am running on Macbook with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Lion OS X 10.8.4. Last weeks I have noticed that the work with it is so slow, for example browsers. Doesn't matter whether I ...
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Why a Macbook Pro Retina can't open a big folder of images without freezing?

I have a folder with 60000 32x32 images. Opening that folter on my Macbook Pro Retina causes it to freeze for almost a minute. Also, navigating from one image to another displays a lag on the Finder ...
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Boot Mac Lion into Command Line

I have a Macbook currently running Mac OS X Lion 1.5.7, and I primarily use the terminal for most of my work. While it is nice to have the terminal on top of the Aqua GUI, I would like to be able to ...
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View Source in Chrome Font Missing

I've just installed a font management software on OS X called FontExplorer X Pro and have installed a few new fonts. Unwittingly it seems I may have accidentally messed around with some of the system ...
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bash ls command not found on mac osx

Having an issues with my terminal. Every time I tap in a command such as ls i get Patricks-MacBook-Pro:~ patrickwalsh$ ls -bash: ls: command not found Running export ...
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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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Why do I get files downloaded with %20 instead of spaces?

I need to download the notes from the school website, it is a easy task. But the file I downloaded always get a ugly filename on OS X, such as D1.5%20-%20Software%20testing%20strategies, it should be ...
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Terminal shows “launchctl usage: setenv <key> <value>” on top of every session

Every time I open a Terminal window the following is printed on the top: launchctl usage: setenv <key> <value> I figured something must be wrong with my .bash_profile but I could not ...
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what is the proper SSH command for logging into Github

After following the standard roadmaps to setup a github environment, I inmediatley encounter errors. I like to see these clarified. I have put a more detailed question below after the code garble that ...
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Why can't I mv a file?

I followed these instructions to remove Java from my Mac (Lion): http://stikine.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/howto-remove-java/ As part of the procedure, I needed to edit the file ...
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How can I set up a local SOCKS5 proxy whose only purpose is to chain to an authenticated SOCKS5 proxy — on OS-X?

For access to certain resources, I use an authenticated SOCKS5 proxy which runs on a remote server. For various reasons, I don't want to use that proxy system-wide, only with specific applications. ...
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Mac OS 10.8.3 Lion vmware virtual machine doesn't detects darwin.iso file to install VmTools?

I just installed MacOS 10.8.3 Lion in a vmware virtual machine, and I want to install Xcode but when I get to the CD/DVD IDE settings and select the darwin.iso file to install vmTools and click ...
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remove duplicates command prompt on mac

I have looked for various free software to remove duplicate on my mac but could not find a good one. I have finally settled on command prompt to delete duplicate files but I can't get it to work ...
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Mac OS X Lion - Outlook 2011 Sync with iPhone

I just had to reinstall Outlook 2011 and im having problems to sync my contacts and calendar with my iphone. When i open the Sync Services panel on Outlook it doesnt show nothing, its blank, just as ...
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Change environment variable for Mac 10.7

I would like to set the PATH on my Mac 10.7. So in /etc/launchd.conf I wrote: setenv PATH /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin/:/usr/local/sbin/ and I restarted Mac. However when I write ...
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How do I get an application to start on Mac OS X before anyone logs in? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get a Perforce server (p4d) to start when the Mac starts, but before anyone logs in. Specifically it's a Mac Mini running OS X 10.7.5. I have admin access, so that's not a problem.
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cURL for Mac OS X Lion

I am looking for cURL for Mac OS X 10. I have found versions that go up to OS X 8 (Link), but no later. Is there a version for OS X 10 (Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63)) or another tool?
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Keeping app windows locked in place

Is there a way to "lock" windows in place? To clarify, I don't mean snap them in place like you have in Windows 7, but instead "freeze" the window size and location. I'm often working with many ...
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Uninstalled Ruby.Frameworks on Mac OS X 10.8

In an attempt to create a clean Ruby slate for myself, I uninstalled RVM, rbenv (yeah, I had both installed, whoops), Gem, Bundler, and the pre-installed version of Ruby. I didn't realize the chaos ...
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Upgrade PHP to 5.4.14 on OS X 10.7.5 Lion

I am trying to upgrade PHP on my Mac. I have downloaded PHP 5.4.14 and have no problems with the configuration command: ./configure \ --prefix=/usr \ --mandir=/usr/share/man \ ...
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Access PostgreSQL on Mac without switching users

I've got a Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5), with PostgreSQL 9.2.4 installed. I've initialized a database cluster and started a server, all as the postgres user. When I try to access certain ...
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How can I set a static IP, gateway, net mask, and dns using terminal / applescript - OS X 10.7.5

I use my macbook at home and at work. At work I need to use a static IP, gateway, DNS and net mask. At home I use it in DHCP mode. Manually setting them every day really sucks. How can I set them ...
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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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Mac OS X Terminal assistance

I have a damaged internal hard drive that I would like to erase. I have installed Lion on a USB external hard drive and am able to start Lion; however, using Disk Utility I am not able to format, ...
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Change the MacOS MenuBar name of a Chrome Save-Application App

I created an app for a page (say reddit.com) that I visit often using the Chrome Save as Application shellScript. When I did so, I had two problems: The reddit.com icon was not the icon of my ...
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Switch global proxy configuration in OS X

I am using OS X Lion. Sometimes and depending on whether I am home or work I need to change the whole proxy and specify a socks one. This can be done by hand obviously but I wonder whether I could ...
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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 I install a different Samba client on OSX Lion?

Right now I am using the standard OSX Lion Samba Client to connect to my Windows 2008 Samba Shares. Is there an alternative client to the one that ships with OSX Lion? I am experiencing software ...
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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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Re-binding the expose key on a macbook

The expose button on my macbook is absolutely useless to me as I use an application launcher. Is there some easy way to re-bind it to something more useful (like show desktop)? Or must I muck around ...
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Using Brew in Fish

I'm using the Fish shell in OSX but my brew installation is broken and I'm struggling to get it working again. Below is the error I get when I try to use brew. Any ideas? If I switch shells (back to ...
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Installed Git via homebrew on OSX , man file problems, other potential problems?

I installed Git via homebrew, on OSX 10.8, with an already existing version of Git. The new version wouldn't show up, so I renamed the old git files (git, gitk etc...)in /usr/bin , to *-old. Now the ...