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

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Getting “The HOME environmental variable changed out from under us!” in system log

In Mac OS X Lion, I am seeing many lines in my system.log file indicating that the HOME env variable has been changed. 19/02/2012 23:47:16.204 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501: ...
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Using Macbook Pro 5,1 Running Ubuntu to Create a Bootable Lion USB Installer (?)

I'm having a nightmare of a time attempting to create a working Bootable USB of OSX Lion from a Macbook Pro running Ubuntu. I have followed just about all the best guides online to format and image ...
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Installing ettercap-gtk on mac osx lion.

I'm trying to get ettercap-gtk installed on osx but am having little luck. Getting ettercap without the GUI installed was no problem. When I try with macports I get the following: Package ...
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How to install R with homebrew with Java support?

I have been trying to install the R language with Homebrew but when I install Java packages like iplots I get the following error: * installing *source* package ‘iplots’ ... ** R ** inst ** preparing ...
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Problems with TimeMachine configuration - can I blow this away and start over?

I am migrating from a MacBook Pro (early 2009 - OSX 10.6.8) to a new MacBook Pro (OSX 10.7.2). I have been backing up to an external drive using TimeMachine. I want to migrate the back up to my new ...
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Mac OS X (Lion) - logout/restart interrupted since application won't close

So. After upgrading I'm finally able to keep my applications between reboots - in theory at least. Often the shutdown sequence is terminated by os x since it is tire of waiting for some application ...
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UltraVNC hangs when entering user credentials

I have a windows 7 system on which I have installed UltraVNC I use it to connect to my Apple Lion X. It works most of the time, but sometimes when I choose my username it hangs, meaning that I can't ...
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Mac OS X Lion - forward all connections on port 22 to external ip

I need to forward all connection to any address port 22 to a different gateway (i.e. no default). Firstly I suppose to do it with ipfw: sudo ipfw add 5 fwd $EXTERNAL_IP,22 tcp from any to any 22 ...
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How to put “Move To” function in right-click window in Mac Lion

script for Move To function in right-click action window
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Finder too optimistic about free space?

Below is a storage overview from "About this Mac" on OS X Lion, running on a Macbook Air. It says: backups 71.07 GB. No data is in the "Other" area, which seems a bit weird, because I have at least ...
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How do I remove the preinstalled Apache web server on Mac OS X Lion Server?

I want to remove the preinstalled web server from my Mac OS X Lion Server. How can I do that?
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403 Forbidden Acces via .htaccess clean url but can be accessed directly

Could someone help me decode my apache2 error_log? [Sat Nov 19 17:39:59 2011] [error] [client ::1] client denied by server configuration: /Library/WebServer/Documents/Users [Sat Nov 19 17:39:59 2011] ...
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Why does OSX Lion hang when my backup drive starts up?

I'm on Lion 10.7.2, I did a migration from Snow Leopard, and everytime I try to do something on my computer that requires some CPU - i.e. after effects scrubbing of the time line - the computer ...
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Time machine moving files from .Trashes

My HDD on my laptop (MBP 13) running Lion decided to suddenly die. Just before it did, my intelligent self was deleting files from my external HDD where TimeMachine was doing backups. My reason for ...
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MacOS - Admin account requires password for every action

I am running MacOS Lion and have a user account that has Admin privileges (not the System Administrator [root] account). My problem is for every action I make the "enter password" popup appears. This ...
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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 do I use Time Machine to restore my Mac to its previous state?

OSX Lion I accidentally installed a bad driver, and it's causing problems. I want to use Time Machine to have my entire system go back to its previous state. So I went into "Recovery HD" option (ALT ...
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Editing and Syncing OS X Lion Address Book with Google Contacts

How do you edit contacts in the Mac OS X Lion Address Book? There is no "edit" button when I open a contact. When I click on the number it only gives me sharing/displaying options. Also it seems ...
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Mac OSX Lion Apache server takes a while to start serving php scripts

I use the built in Apache (web sharing) and the built in PHP in OSX Lion to run DokuWiki as a personal information manager (nobody connects externally). From the previous version of OSX, there seems ...
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Upgrade to OS X 10.7 Lion and Xcode 4 with low disk space

I want to upgrade to OS X Lion (from 10.6.8) but only have 2.5 GB free on my system disk. I also want to upgrade to XCode 4, so I have 10 GB in /Developer that I might be able to trash (though I'm a ...
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osx - Set application access to certificate via command line

I want to allow permanent access to certificates for certain app (eg codesign) via command line. The gui equivalent would be clicking "Always Allow" when prompted. However I only have access via SSH ...
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Save As… on Mac always saves in “Library/Autosave Information”

I'm incredibly frustrated with my Mac right now. Every time I try to re-save any file that I recently opened, it doesn't overwrite the file I opened, it instead saves to a duplicate copy that is ...
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Apple iMac mid 2011 Graphical Artifacts

I bought a brand new iMac mid 2011, and from time to time I've get these artifacts. What could be the cause? It looks like this when the temperature of the Graphical Diode = 77-80C, but when I ...
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'Show Desktop' Mission Control/Expose Not Functioning [OSX 10.7 Lion]

I have recently upgraded to OS X Lion. I have mapped the keys via Mission Control preFpane as follows: F9 is 'Mission Control', F10 is 'Show Desktop'. F11 is 'Application Windows' F9 and F11 works as ...
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Mac OS X Lion Installation Bug

I'm trying to install a clean copy of Lion on my Macbook 4,1. So as per instructions, I burned the InstallESD.dmg to a DVD. When booting from the DVD, I get the following message when loading stops: ...
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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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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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Files copied from USB drive to any directory on OSX Lion disappear on complete

So, using Finder, I can locate a backed up file on an external USB drive, copy it or drag and drop it to a folder such as Documents or Downloads on OSX Lion and the progress bar will tick along till ...
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Trouble installing Homebrew “curl: (2) Failed initialization”

When I run the command to install homebrew on Mac OSX 10.7, namely ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)", I get curl: (2) Failed initialization. Searching ...
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How to run OS X 10.7 on Windows 7 without virtualization technology?

How can I run OS X 10.7 Lion on Windows 7 laptop that doesn't support VT-x? When I try it with VMWare, I get the following error: Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS ...
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Apache webdav with builtin OSX Lion Accounts

I'm having problems using Mac OS X Lion (10.7.5) - NOT THE SERVER - and Apache httpd for webdav with authentication. All users on the network should keep their login credentials. There should be a ...
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VMWare: How to change screen resolution of a virtualised Lion?

I'm having a screen resolution problem while running VMWare virtual machine on Mavericks. I'm simulating Lion and I can't change the resolution of the screen. I've tried the Lion Display Preferences, ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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OS-X how do I figure out is my swap file is enabled?

This may be a strange case, but I used to enable and disable my swap file depending on which apps I wanted to run. (I found that disabling the swap file when I would run Parallels made a difference. ...
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Mac file alias using username in path

I am trying to set up a Mac to access a user's folder on a server. The path might be //server/users/username. Is there a way to make an alias, mount a drive, or something similar for each different ...
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OS X 10.7.5 How to stop character input completely

Recently, my one-year-old son started hammering on my keyboard, and now, ever since, I've had character inputs pop up as I type. I cannot tell which language they are for, nor can I tell what letter ...
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Samsung SCX-4623FW Scanner Mac 10.7.5

where are the scanner files stored on Mac Lion 10.7.5? How do I access the application in order to use the scanner wirelessly?
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How to disable SSL 2.0+ in OS X 10.7?

I am currently encountering a problem with my Webkit browsers (Chrome v31.0.1650.63 and Safari) on my MBP running OS X 10.7.5. The browsers are not able to establish any SSL connections. The Google ...
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OSX - Disable System keychain password prompts

I found this question asking how to disable the keychain prompt for the user level, but the System keychain has the "Change Settings..." and "Change Password..." disabled for both the Edit menu and in ...
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Can't install pg gem on mac os x Lion

Im using Mac OS X 10.7.4 Trying to install pg gem to work with PostgreSQL. Typing: sudo gem install pg Got This answer: Building native extensions. This could take a while... ERROR: Error ...
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Surround Sound with an External Sound Card on Mac

I have a macbook and a Creative Sound Blaster Live 24-bit External sound card connected over USB. To this soundcard, I've connected a set of Creative Inspire T6160 speakers (5.1 surround) that I've ...
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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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How can I make QuickLook windows float in OS X Lion or later?

In OS X 10.6.x, after a value in com.apple.finder.plist has been edited (defaults write com.apple.finder QLHidePanelOnDeactivate '0' instead of '1'), the QuickLook window begins to float regardless of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...