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

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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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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 ...
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Disable login animation in Mac OS X Lion

I am running Mac OS X Lion in VMWare Workstation 8. The graphics performance is not stellar, so most of the animations built into the OS are a bit choppy. I have already disabled the window ...
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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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HP LaserJet 1010 driver for OS X 10.7

I've been looking for a website where I can find the software of HP LaserJet 1010 driver for OS X 10.7. I found a source in the official website of HP but I couldn't find the download button or link ...
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Fixing/Correcting OS X home folder file permissions

Long story short, I managed to muck up the file permissions within my home directory in OS X (Lion). While I'm familiar enough with linux file permissions and more than comfortable changing them, I ...
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How to show the menu bar on secondary desktops (spaces) on Mac OS X Lion?

I added additional Desktops (previously known as Spaces) via Mission Control on Lion. On each additional desktop the menu bar is missing. The menu bar is only visible/accessible from the primary ...
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New Growl in App Store: Hide menubar icon?

I love growl – using it for years. I switched to a new Mac with OS X Lion and installed growl from the App Store (1,99 $ or so) Now I have this growl menubar icon up left besides the date and ...
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Increasing System Menu Font Size for OS X Lion

My father-in-law recently picked up an iMac (with OS X 10.7 - Lion) and loves it. However, his eyesight isn't that great and would like to find a way to increase the font size of the system menu bar ...
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Is there a way to “force” an app in OS X to have a menu bar icon?

Fluid makes menubar "apps" out of webpages etc, but i just want to stick a "launch" icon in the menu bar for, let's say screen sharing. Can it be done? is there an app out there that does that? I ...
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Unknown Menu Bar Item that won't go away

I just started noticing this menacing and unknown icon in my menu bar. It's a red exclamation mark in a blue circle with a green arrow. Here's an image: If I click it, whether I press Cmd or not ...
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Change color / look of AirPort menubar icon in Mac OS X Lion

How can I change the color / look of the AirPort menubar icon in Mac OS X Lion (10.7.4)? I've looked around quite thoroughly for these. It appears that they used to be in (but are not on my system, ...
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Macvim lags while Vim on terminal is buttery smooth

I am running OS X Lion 10.7.3 and Macvim runs significantly slower than vim on the terminal for me. All movement commands in Macvim are much slower. Moving up and down in visual mode is equally as ...
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Force reaping of java zombie processes on OS X 10.7

I have CrashPlan running on my MacBook Pro, and it went a little haywire. Essentially, it caused a fork bomb. Fortunately, I had an open Terminal window and was able to run this command: sudo ...
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Can I delete .dylibs in usr/lib after uninstalling Homebrew?

I am in the process of uninstalling Homebrew from my Mac Lion 10.7.5. I see that there are 181 .dylibs in the Macintosh HD/usr/lib folder that has the same "date created" when I installed Homebrew. ...
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No user list in the login screen after changing the user ID

Edit: Problem 1 has been resolved. I followed this link and changed my user id to 1000 (same as Linux user id), so that I can share files freely between Mac and Linux. Now I have these two problems: ...
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Remap CapsLock(tap) to ESC and CapsLock(hold) to CTRL in OS X Lion

For vim purposes, I'd like to remap CapsLock to CTRL when used in combination with other keys and ESC when used in isolation. None of the existing solutions give both functionality - only one or the ...
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why does my Mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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How do I reformat an unrecognized flash drive?

I just got a new flash drive (Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB). I tried to install live Chromium OS on it but I messed something up and decided to reformat it. The formatter froze and I canceled it. Now ...
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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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Bandwidth aggregation and fail-safe with WiFi and 3G

I am in a temporary apartment for a few weeks and have 2 options to connect to the internet from my work Windows 7 x64 laptop: Wireless network (802.11g) limited to 2Mbit/s down, 0.5Mbit/s up, in ...
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Tmux key bindings not working

I installed tmux using homebrew on Mac OSX Lion a while back. Suddenly the keybindings have stopped working. For example if I try Ctrl-b then c (Create new window) it just types c in the terminal ...
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Forgot password to id_rsa [duplicate]

I forgot the password to my ssh. I am planning to remove the files (id_rsa, id_rsa.pub and known_hosts) in the directory and starting from scratch. I haven't been using ssh since the whole heartbleed ...
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Is there a way to revert/destroy/disassemble a RAID-0 set with Disk Utility?

And recover/reconstruct the data (that is split in half) across two SSDs? I just haven't noticed enough real-world-usage improvement using RAID-0 (perhaps related question) and would like to use the ...
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“Remote Disk” volume always mounted (but only in Finder)

I just bought a new Macbook Air the other day. Everything is fine except, for some reason my Finder keeps showing the volume "Remote Disk". Now, I assume this is the shared optical drive that is ...
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Reset Mac OS X's GUI

A couple days ago, I installed a GUI theme kit called "Liscio" on my Mac, which is running OS X 10.7 Lion. Problem was, it was for the wrong OS: It was for 10.5. Now I can't resize any windows without ...
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MacBook Pro does not connect to WiFi network automatically

At some point, my MacBook Pro (3,1, Late 2007, running Lion) stopped connecting automatically to my WiFi network, e.g. when awaking from sleep. Also, it takes it unusually long (~ 1 minute) from ...
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Why does iterm2 toggle font rendering with every other boot

I don't reboot my mac very often, so I can't really state if this occurs with every reboot/relogin, but I dare to say, pretty much every time the font rendering of my iterm2 becomes thicker or thinner ...
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OSX Drag and drop sensitivity setting?

Is there a setting in OSX Lion that allows me to change the drag and drop threshold? I am using a Wacom intuos4 tablet and when working fast I sometimes drag files or tabs instead of just clicking ...
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Why does iCal show a question mark person icon even though the only attendee for the event has accepted it?

I have a simple event in iCal with one attendee. I sent an invitation to the attendee via iCal and they accepted the invitation. When I double click on the event or do Get Info, it shows the attendee ...
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How can I set Safari to clear cache and cookies on startup?

Is there a way I can set Safari to clear cache and cookies on startup? Maybe a flag I could use when launching the application, or perhaps even a bash or applescript that would delete files on the ...
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Force users (on a mac) to log off after inactivity

I'm looking for a way in which I can force accounts left logged on to my Mac to auto logoff after a period of inactivity. There is a setting built in to the operating system (Lion), that does this, ...
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How can we use Photoshop CS5.1 on Mac OS X Lion in a normal behaving window (like it used to be)?

I'm new to Mac, but I'm sure I've seen Photoshop windows behaving the way it does in Windows. Where the entire application resided in a single window. And inside the application window, there could ...