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

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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 ...
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Move Mac OS Hard Drive from One Mac to Another

I currently have two Mac Minis, one is the current gen, another is a 2009 model both loaded with OS X Lion. I am trying to boot the new Mac Mini with the hard drive pulled from the old one using a ...
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Why don't my settings persist after a reboot in Mac OS X 10.7.4?

Every time I change my desktop background or the default application to open a file, OS X does it well. But when I restart, the changes are not saved. Does anybody know whats happening?
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Is there a way to disable access to the Sharing preference pane?

We do not use Open Directory at my company but I deploy OSX images using DeployStudio. We use an inventory system that automatically updates, but users keep on changing their computer's name in the ...
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How to install pkg in a non-standard location? (OS X)

In brief, my question is this: How can I install an OS X framework from a *.pkg file somewhere other than under /Library/Frameworks (or /System/Library/Frameworks)? Background I want to ...
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Mount SMB share without 2GB filesize limit in OSX Lion

I want to mount a network attached drive onto OSX Lion with Samba. Usually I do this in Finder with "Go>Connect to Server" and type "smb://192.xxx.xx.xxx" in the Server Adress field, however doing ...
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OS X Lion Still Broken: root user account will not logout, shutdown, or restart

Is there a fix for the Lion Root User Logout Problem? After logging into the root user on Lion I cannot logout by choosing logout, I cannot shut down the computer by choosing shut down, I cannot ...
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Chrome becomes unusable after viewing intranet site

I have been working with my IT department to figure out what is going on, but was curious if anybody in the community had an idea. I'm using Chrome 24.0.1312.57 on OSX 10.8.2, and when I visit certain ...
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Open a “chrome-extension://” URI from command line

chrome-extensions:// is a non-standard URI used by the Chrome browser. How do I open a page like chrome-extension://mijlebbfndhelmdpmllgcfadlkankhok/app.html in the Chrome browser from command ...
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Why do my apps go to my Launch pad instead of to my ITunes where I can sync the with my IPod

When I download an app, some go to the Launchpad and some go to my application folder. I need them to go to iTunes so that I can sync them with my iPod. How can I do this?
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Quickly Toggle WiFi on Macbooks [duplicate]

I frequently have to disable and re=enable Wifi on a set of computers. Currently this requires a password. It would be a major time-saver if users could do it themselves with a script.
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Mac Lion OS X - I deleted files, but the disk free space is not increased

I had on Mac Lion OS X just 0.5GB of free space, so I deleted like 15 GB movies => OS X wanted to confirm this operation by filling out the password => I did it and the files were deleted. I checked ...
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Using Mac Remote Desktop Connection--ctrl-s not working on remote computer

This may simply be a Remote Desktop Connection bug -- I believe Lion isn't fully supported yet -- but here's the problem. I'm using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection and everything's awesome ...
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Google Earth Font/Icons Oversized

Google Earth fonts and icons appear oversized. Here is a screenshot: What I've tried so far without success: Adjusted font and font size in Google Earth Preferences Removed Google Earth ...
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“android” command run only with sudo on Mac OS

When I run android command I take following exception in bash, but it's everything ok with sudo. java.lang.NullPointerException at ...
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Installed new version of php but server still uses older version

I just upgraded to PHP 5.4.11 from 5.3.15 following this link. After upgrading I ran php -v but it shows me following output. Zafars-MacBook-Pro:php-5.4.11 zafar$ php -v PHP 5.3.15 with Suhosin-Patch ...
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Why my OSX pmset do not show hibernatemode 5?

To hibernate my system, all this time (for months) I have been using pmset -a hibernatemode 5. This was working great and I had no complaints. However, recently I was checking out pmset's man page ...
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How can I recover a saved account password from Yahoo! Messenger on a Mac?

The Problem I have a friend who's forgotten their Yahoo account password. They changed it recently and forgot what it was changed to. Fortunately, they have saved the password in Yahoo! Messenger ...
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How to get Windows 7 Product Key from old mac harddrive

I don't know if I am going to get an answer or if this is possible but here goes. On my old macbook pro, running Snow Leopard, I installed Windows 7 with bootcamp. The logic board crapped out on me ...
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How to prevent BlueStacks from starting automtically?

I installed BlueStacks How can I prevent it from starting automatically?
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Mac OS X Leopard: Install on External from Lion or Mountain Lion

I'm trying to set up some testing machines on an external hard drive. I have a Lion MBP and Mountain Lion MBP, and I'm trying to perform the installations from mac books. When I attemt to run the ...
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Desktop icons larger than 128px

I'm wondering if there's a way to break the limit of 128px for desktop icons in OSX Lion 10.7 (I have 10.7.5) by hacking some system files?
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Moving files between accounts on a Mac

I did something bad and killed my wife's login on her Early 2008 MB/10.7.5. Any attempt to log into that account crashes back to the login screen. Other accounts work fine. I created a new account so ...
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OS X: change root umask for su?

In recent versions of OS X (10.6+), the sudo command by default takes the "union" (bitwise or) of 0022 and the caller's user mask. This can lead to problems if the umask is more restrictive than 0022: ...
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Shut down Macbook Pro automatically after download?

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro. I want it to shut down automatically after downloading and installing Softwares Updates and if possible, downloads through other application too (eg. Mac App Store, ...
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mac osx lion - file size is less than 1mb- not booting

We have an iMac with wireless keyboard and mouse running OSX Lion. Looks like the disk capacity is full and shows only 16 KB free space in Macintosh HD. We are able to reach till the login screen but ...
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How to reset mac PRAM through the command line in Lion/Mountain Lion?

I'm trying to write a script to automate a PRAM reset and I've seen a lot of old guides that tell me to use the following command to reset the Mac's PRAM via the terminal: nvram boot-args="-p -r" ...
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Use Ubuntu Server as web server on Mac OS X via VirtualBox

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server edition using VirtualBox 4.2.6. I have set up terminal SSH access to the Ubuntu guest from my Mac OS X (host) I have installed nginx, mysql, etc by ...
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How to set up a static route to allow PS Vita remote play to PS3 through a second router?

I'm trying to get my PS Vita to connect to my PS3 through my home network rather than the PS3's wireless access point (mainly because of the PS3's weak signal). My Mac (OS X 10.8.2) is sharing its ...
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How to back up “The disk has S.M.A.R.T. errors” and fix the errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repair or recover drive from Mac OSX recovery mode My computer won't start up past the login screen so first i tried Safe Mode [Shift+Start up] didn't work . Then I ...
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iTunes on dashboard

I am somewhat a newbie in OS X, and I just discovered the dashboard and amount of widgets I can download to it. And my tow questions are: Is there a "iTunes widget" that plays music and controls it ...
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How to shrink/split large PDF to less than 50 MB

I have a large tech PDF. It's 2500 pages with images and 100 MB in size. I'd like to try and read it on my Kindle. To my understanding, PDFs have to be less than 50 MB in order to read on the Kindle. ...
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Transfer photos from iPhone 5 to Mac OS X 10.7

I am trying to transfer a few pics from my Macbook to my iPhone. I read your previous answer. Due to my tech lack of know-how, I am unable to even get started. I can not find any photo tab in iTunes. ...
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How do I convert webm to mp4 for MacOSX?

I'm on MacOSX Lion and would like a method for converting webm to mp4 (or another iTunes compatible format). ffmpeg seems like a possibility but the documentation is a bit obtuse for me; step-by-step ...
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Repeating Kernel panics and Hardware test hangs in Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2012 (Lion)

Four weeks ago, I got about 20 Kernel panics on my new MacBook Pro 9,1 (15", Mid 2012, i7 2,3 Quadcore with 8GB RAM and 512 GB SSD) with OS X Lion 10.7.5 and all available updates installed. They are ...
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Bypassing OS Requirements in mpkg

I have a mpkg file that i'm trying to install. The installer quits after "writing files" with the error: The installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail... Among a big ...
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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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creating unc path shortcuts from OSX (mac)

I need a better way to access my NAS from my Mac. Currently, every time I get on my network, I have to go through these steps: Open finder ⌘ + K (to map a network path) Connect to my NAS Navigate ...
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mysql 5.1.44: -e not executing and exiting properly on OSX

This function works on 5.0.75 on Ubuntu, but not on 5.1.44 on OSX (Lion): mysql --database=sps --host=localhost --user=root --password=somepass -e "SELECT 1;" The expected output is this: +---+ | ...
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POP/IMAP collector for OS X Lion Server

Is there a way to have OS X Lion server pick up mails and distribute them among it's local users? I have a catch-all mailbox at the provider and am looking for a little program that could check every ...
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Safari minimize button is disabled

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X version 10.7.5. Safari's minimize button (the one with a '-' in it in left top corner) is disabled (turned gray) and now either I have to keep Safari on the desktop ...
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From where can I get “Python Launcher” for Mac OS X Lion?

I use a macbook (air) with OS X Lion on it. I have Python 2.7 installed already but I can't seem to find a "Python Launcher.app" anywhere on the system. I tried installing with with pip but it ...
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Quotes within quotes applescript

I am doing an applescript that is supposed to set an command with quotes an varible. This is the code so far: set myString to "This is a "quoted" text." But an error occurs because applescript ...
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hung processes kills the system in OS X 10.7 Lion

UPDATE Dec 27 2012 OK, today after a week or so of mostly trouble free operation and several successful attempts to watch mounted DVD file shared via my other machine and no other problems playing ...
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How do I configure WiTopia's VPN software to be used from different user accounts on MacOSX?

I sent the following to WiTopia's customer support: I use Witopia's VPN software on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5. My wife and I have different user accounts. I originally installed the Witopia ...
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Office 2011, Mac OS Lion, Excel creates temporary file on Windows server 2008, SMB share how to stop?

I have an issue with Mac's and a windows SMB share, when using Excel 2011. If I open an excel document from the windows share it will create a "Ghost file" starting with ~$ then the full filename e.g ...
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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> ...
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OS X Lion - cannot run spotlight, mail, iCal etc

Whenever I try to run Mail or iCal I get the following error: Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000 Application Specific Information: ...
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Is there a way to use different plugins for different browsers? (pdf browser plugin issues)

(My problem is actually a little more specific than "is there a way to use different plugins for different browsers" so there might be other solutions) I'd like to find a way to view pdfs within my ...
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cp -u is illegal on mac. What are the alternatives?

I have a MacbookPro Lion, and I have tried to archive my files that is tried to copy and overwrite if the source is newer than the destination. I tried the following command cp -u source destination ...