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

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Illustrator CS4 is crashing on startup on OS X 10.7 (Lion). What can I do to fix it?

When I start Illustrator and click on the toolbar or Create New Print Document, I get the spinning beach ball and have to force quit Illustrator. I already tried cleaning out my preferences directory. ...
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Migrate from OS X Lion Developer Preview 3 to Public Release [closed]

I am currently running Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 3 and would like to install the recent public release version. Any ideas on how this can be done? When I go to purchase Lion in the Mac App ...
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OSX Lion terminal lost all colors

I recently upgraded to Lion only to find that Terminal.app (and iTerm2, which I actually use instead) have totally lost all colors. This means no syntax highlighting in Vim, no colored directory names ...
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After upgrading to Mac OS X Lion, I can't boot Windows anymore

I upgraded to Mac OS X Lion and I can't run the installed Windows anymore. It seems the issue is that the Lion installation created extra partitions so the Windows partition has a different number ...
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Ctrl + A doesn't work in Bash Terminal on OS X Lion

In bash windows using the Terminal.app on OS X Lion, I can no longer use ctrl + A as a shortcut for going to the start of the command line. Other ctrl characters like ctrl + E don't work any longer ...
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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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Problems installing Spotify on Mac OS X Lion

I just signed up for Spotify and was in the process of installing the client on all of my computers. I got it working on Windows, my iPod, and even on Linux. However when I downloaded the client for ...
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Disable smooth scrolling in Preview in Lion

Smooth scrolling in Lion's Preview application sucks. Pressing the Page-Down key too quickly leaves you waiting for Preview to catch up to your position. The only way I can find to turn this off is ...
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Install NTFS-3G with read-write on OS X Lion using MacPorts

I have a nicely working MacPorts on Lion. When I run sudo port install ntfs-3g it does compile without errors. However, when I attach a NTFS-formatted external drive, it's read only. And there is ...
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OS X Lion launches iTunes when connecting a Bluetooth Headset

Is there any way to prevent this? I've disabled the iTunes Helper Login Item but iTunes will still start automatically when I connect my Bluetooth Headphones.
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New MacBook Air “Lion Recover” failed

Got a brand new MacBook Air (preloaded with Lion). Wanted a fresh reinstall (to remove iLife apps) and went into Lion Recovery but it won't let me reinstall the Lion OS after verification. The error ...
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Is there a way to set up a custom trackpad gesture for Mission Control?

I was wondering whether it was possible to set-up a custom trackpad gesture for Mission Control. I don't want to swipe up for Mission Control, I'd like to, just like I did with Exposé in SL swipe up. ...
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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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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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Different Terminal color theme for remote connections?

Is it possible to set Terminal to use a different theme for remote connections. I often have several Terminal windows open at once for both local and remote work and it would be really handy to have ...
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New Macbook Air w/ Lion Installed (No Install Key)

I got a new Macbook Air w/ Lion preinstalled. I love it. However, this is the first computer I've bought with zero physical media (ie no Lion install disc or thumb drive). Is there any way to get or ...
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iMac OSX Lion upgrade - Photo Booth stopped working

After I upgraded my [2009] iMac to OSX Lion (a few days ago), the Photo Booth program stopped working. When I click on the icon, all I get is the following error message: Photo Booth cannot be opened ...
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Thinking of migrating from Windows to OS X Lion. Some programs I'm accustomed to on Windows on Mac?

I really want to buy one of those new Mac minis this year, but I feel I will miss some Windows programs like the task manager, Msconfig to control apps on startup. And windows 7 energy modes and ...
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Disable “Natural” Scrolling for the Vertical Direction Only?

In Apple OS X Lion, how can I disable "natural" scrolling for up-and-down but leave it for left-to-right?
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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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Mounting a FileVault 2 encrypted external Home Drive at boot with OS X Lion

I currently have a three (3) drive setup with OS X Lion. / Boot /Volumes/Home (My Home Directory) /Volumes/Time Machine (Time Machine Backup) The Boot and Time Machine volumes are both encrypted via ...
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Exposé in 10.7: When exposing “Application Windows”, how do you show only the windows in the current space?

This is basically the same question as Exposé in 10.6: When exposing "Application Windows", how do you show only the windows in the current space?, but with 10.7 Lion. In Mac OS X 10.7 ...
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Removing Java from OS X Lion

OS X Lion ships without Java now. Installing it is not very difficult - however, our product relies on Java so we need to test the scenario of not having Java installed. Once I've installed Java, is ...
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How do I resize a FileVault 2 encrypted partition?

Running Mac OS X Lion. My current setup is a 250 GB partition, encrypted by FileVault2, for Lion. Old Snow Leopard install is in second half, another 250 GB partition, unencrypted, of the same disk. ...
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OS X Lion: How to fully logout a user?

After a user logs out I can still see various processes running belonging to that user (e.g. distnoted, launchd). One of the resulting problems is that I can't edit such a user in the System ...
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How do you disable the window switch animation when switching spaces with Mission Control?

In Snow Leopard, I had the window switch animation disabled when I quick-key between spaces. Now that it's Mission Control in Lion, there's this long animation during which all my desktop icons ...
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OS X Lion Install DVD - Upgrade Install?

So, I've seen the many tutorials on how to extract the 'ESD' .dmg install DVD image from the App Store Lion installer, and burn to DVD or a USB stick etc, e.g. ...
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How do I see what OSX app is capturing my keyboard combo?

It seems since the Lion upgrade CMD-left/right arrow is being captured by something.. This is a keyboard shortcut in my IDE and I miss it dearly.. How do I figure out what is capturing that keyboard ...
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MAMP set up from scratch on Lion OSX

How different is it from Snow Leopard to create a MySQL, Apache, PHP install from scratch (not MAMP) on Mac OSX 10.7 Lion?
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How to make Lion’s Mail.app work with Gmail archive feature [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Mail.app in Lion creating an Archive folder for archiving in Gmail? I recently upgraded to Lion. Until then I was using Sparrow for my mailing needs. I’d ...
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OS X 10.7: how to prevent Terminal to remember old commands/output [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to open a clean terminal in Mac OS X Lion? When opening a new terminal in OS X 10.7, it shows the darkened output of the previous terminal session. How to prevent ...
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Terminal in OS X Lion: can't write åäö on remote machine

Can't type åäö on the command line when ssh'ing to a Debian machine. It works locally though. Changing 'Declare terminal as' to 'xterm-color' doesn't seem to help, either.
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How to open a clean terminal in Mac OS X Lion?

Whenever I open a terminal, the last used commands appear. I'd like to get a clean terminal when I open it, but I haven't found how to do it. For example if while using the terminal I do: defaults ...
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How to stop Mail.app in Lion creating an Archive folder for archiving in Gmail?

Mail.app in Mac OS 10.7 added an Archive button. Unfortunately, when archiving a message in a Gmail account, instead of simply putting the message into All Mail folder, Mail.app creates a folder ...
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Can't connect to my server using SSH Kerberos Auth on OSX 10.7

I just upgraded my Mac OS to 10.7 Lion. It has worked well before. But, only kinit working normally now, I can't ssh to my server. After reinstalling the "Mac OS X Kerberos Extras", it didn't get ...
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OS X Lion man pages missing flags

I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.7 on Saturday, and have been restoring some of my applications that I build from source, when I noticed that the man pages are failing to render the command line flags ...
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How do you show the toolbar in Excel 2008 on Mac OS X Lion if it's hidden?

In Snow Leopard and earlier, there was a "tic-tac" control in the top right of the window, but after upgrading to Lion, it's no longer there. Any ideas?
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Textmate single quotes autoclosure

I’m using TextMate 1.5.10 on OS X Lion, and for some weird reason I don‘t get autocomplete for single quotes ('). Double quotes (") work fine. Since I personally prefer to use single quotes whenever ...
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MacBook does not go to sleep when plugged in since upgrading to Lion

My MacBook does not turn off when I put it in sleep mode, when it is plugged in. I put the laptop on "sleep" or close the lid, but the computer stays on and stays hot! My MacBook goes to sleep fine ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu guest on OS X Lion host: Curl won't work

I'm trying to install some gems on an Ubuntu VM on OS X Lion using VirtualBox. I've narrowed my problem down to curl which is not responding at all. It seems to be going through some proxy local host ...
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Create new partition on encrypted volume in OS X Lion

Updated: see below. I encrypted a 500 GB partition on an external 1TB drive on OS X Lion. The other 500 GB was not used yet and I want to create another partition on the external drive now. Disk ...
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How to adjust the sound volume in small increments in Mac OS 10.7 (Lion)? [closed]

I use a Macbook that has dedicated sound volume buttons (F11 and F12). In Mac OS 10.6 I was able to adjust the sound volume in smaller increments (1/4th of a square) by pressing Shift + Option + ...
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How to configure OS X Lion to automatically accept requests for ScreenSharing

Prior to OS X Lion, I could easily take control of my Mac Mini via ScreenSharing from one of the other Mac's on my home network. Now, with OS X Lion, there is an option to share the same screen or ...
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Backing up Home Directory with Filevault 2

So with the new filevault architecture with OS X Lion, I was wondering if there's any easy way to back up an encrypted home folder. Previous to 10.7, it was quite easy; I could login as my backup user ...
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Where do mounted volumes and thumb drives show up in OSX Lion?

Perhaps I need to load a driver to get Lion to recognize my WD 500 Password USB drive. However, I thought for sure I could load my thumb drives. But they don't appear anywhere on the desktop (that I ...
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Moved my iTunes library and reinstalled OS X, now some songs cannot be located because of weird path

So I moved my iTunes library to an external HDD using the Apple KB article just fine. Then I created a symlink from /Users/myuser/Music/iTunes to /Volumes/external/Music/iTunes and that worked just ...
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OS X Lion VNC no longer works

I enjoyed using VNC from my iPad to my Mac Pro running Snow Leopard without issues. Since upgrading to OS X Lion, I am no longer able to log in remotely. I can connect, but I now see the OS X login ...
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How do I use OSX Lion Time Machine with Windows Home Server?

My wife and I have a mixed Windows and Mac household. A couple years ago I purchased a HP MediaSmart server with Windows Home Server on it. HP provided software to get Time Machine on Leopard to work ...
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OS X Lion doesn't copy some files between different folder

yesterday I installed my Lion, worked fine ! Today I downloaded few mp3 files from internet using Chrome, they went to the Downloads folder. The first problem is when I go to the folder, on the ...
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Lion server installation fails with “not connected to internet” error message

THe installation of OS X 10.7 Lion Server fails while trying to download the "server essentials". A "not connected to internet" error message appears, despite a working connection via WiFi. What can ...