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

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Internet Sharing on Lion breaks my routing table

When in the office, I'm connected to a 192.168.1.0/24 network. When Internet Sharing is off, when I run netstat -nr the first entry shows default 192.168.1.254 UGSc 10 ...
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Lion built-in VPN client times out connecting to Windows 2003 PPTP server

I have a new iMac with OS X 10.7 (Lion) on it that refuses to connect to a PPTP-based VPN server (running Windows 2003 SBS). To shortcut past a lot of questions: There is a Dell workstation running ...
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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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Why is command tilde not working?

It's clear that my hot key is enabled and I even reset it to command-` (tilde key), but it doesn't work. Any ideas why?
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What traffic uses an interface bound route (RTF_IFSCOPE flag)?

I have a following up question to an question I found answered on unix.stackexchange.com (see link below). What is the difference between the following two routing table entries: default ...
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How do I configure Time Machine to correctly mount my external hard drive after waking my laptop up?

I have a an external hard drive attached via USB to my 13 inch Mac Book Air 2011 running 10.7.4. I have Time Machine setup to backup to this drive exclusively; this hard drive serves no other purpose. ...
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Black screen when macbook returns from sleep

I have a macbookpro unibody late 2008 15p and use OS X Lion, 10.7.3. I use always an external monitor and close the lid. When I finish my work day I put the macbook in sleep mode and it switches off. ...
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Trying to use BIND on macos lion to set up .local TLD and am hopelessly lost

I am trying to achieve what has basically been asked in this question: http://superuser.com/questions/403662/bind-dns-settings-on-mac-os-x-lion-errors-in-zone-file e.g. I need to set up a TLD of ...
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Hard crash when using bluetooth headset on MacBook Pro and Lion 10.7.2

I recently picked up a bluetooth headset (Motorola S10-HD) and started using it with my MacBook Pro (17" purchased new in 2010) running Lion 10.7.2. Here's what works - stereo audio: iTunes Spotify ...
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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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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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Time machine backups getting corrupted

About once a month, I get the following message for my time machine backup: Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for ...
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Why are uploads maxing out CPU?

Some odd behaviour ... when sending / uploading files, my CPU usage goes to about 100%; Activity Monitor reports 'Kernel Task' as the culprit. I first noticed this when sending emails in Mail, but it ...
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Can I safely delete the files that cause iTunes incoming network connections alerts?

I am experiencing the same issue mentioned in "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? but have a question about the files that iTunes creates, which cause this issue. I have ...
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Multibeast not booting when i connect 2 tb external hard disk.

I have multibeast installed in my mac partition and it is working fine. It shows all drives. But when I connect my 2 tb external drive it is not booting . I get a memory allocation error. Does anyone ...
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How can I create a partition for OSX without erasing other partions on the disk?

I'm trying to install OS Lion on my desktop using uniBeast. I want OSX to be on the same disk as my Windows 7 installation, but the installer's disk utility won't let me create a new partition out of ...
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Issue with awtessd - how to permanently close a process on osx Lion?

I have a problem with this process called awtessd, when i use a program (autodesk alias) several instance of this process are opened, slowing down everything. If i close the process everything turn ...
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Time Machine is getting stuck at “Preparing to Back Up” and my Trash isn't emptying

I have encountered two separate problems, but I am putting them in the same question in case they are related. First, my Trash would not empty. It seems to be getting stuck on certain files, because ...
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Increase cloned Lion partition to larger hard drive

After cloning a 250GB hard drive of a Lion install to a 1TB hard drive, I am unable to increase the size of the partition. Is there a way to force the OS to refresh the size of the hard drive? I ...
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Flash videos not playing on Mac OS X Lion

I'm unable to play any of online videos (e.g. YouTube) on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3. I tried the following: Searched on the internet googling, and tried most what was suggested in forums, but nothing ...
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How to delete or untrust all root certificates in OSX?

I right clicked on all the root certificates, but it doesn't allow me to delete them, or to untrust them all at once. How can this be done? Is it safe to do this?
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Xcode is not opening

I'm pretty newbie on Mac. I wanna open Xcode, when I clink on the icon, nothing happens, not a warning or error, the icon jumps a little bit then stops and thats it, no Xcode or loading screen etc. I ...
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Mac OS Lion - determine current space number

Issues of Lion's spaces and their differences between SL have been discussed already in many places here, however, I was unable to find answer to my simple question - is there a way to determine the ...
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How to move to next Macintosh field from a popup?

I'm used to on Windows of using the keyboard to choose a popup combo box menu item in a window and then once it is selected, using the tab key to move to the next field for entry. I'm finding this ...
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Connecting Apple MacBook to 3d passive monitor

Hi I have a MacBook and I'm tring to connect it to a 3d passive display. From my MacBook I have a mini display port to hdmi to the 3d monitor. Does anyone know if when I play a side by side video if ...
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Mac OS X Lion: every time I shutdown or restart my lap…chrome and textmate open?

Every time I turn on or restart Mac OS X Lion...chrome and textmate open. Even if I uncheck "Reopen windows when logging back in" before shutdown or restart. Chrome and textmate do not appear on ...
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Software update shows “P⁣⁣roblem with the system installer tool” error in OS X Lion

I can't update my system. Does anyone know what the problem is? sudo softwareupdate -i -a Password: Software Update Tool Copyright 2002-2010 Apple Downloading Digital Camera Raw Compatibility ...
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Mac: Cannot open the parent directory Library

I'm trying to access the Library folder on my OS Lion however all the tutorials related to this subject involves opening the user library however I would like to access the Library where the ...
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No sound from Mac Mini after OS X server reinstallation

I had to reinstall OS X Lion Server 10.7 on my Mac Mini late 2011 due to partition and boot record corruption. Since reinstalling I have not have sound. The only sound device that shows under ...
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Use OS X lion 10.7.2 disk image to restore a Lion Mac

I have a disk image of OS X lion 10.7.2. I have read that certain disc images won't work to restore Macs that shipped with Lion installed. I was wondering if my 10.7.2 disc image can be used to ...
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Mac OS X Finder scrolling stops working and locks up

Whenever I open a browse dialog in Mac OS X Lion my finder becomes unresponsive (locks up) and scrolling stops working. I can use the mouse arrow keys to partly move around the finder and eventually ...
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Is there software that allows multiple users to simultaneously and independently share a personal computer running Mac Os?

Like BeTwin. For example, I have Macbook Pro with one Mini DisplayPort (for additional monitor) and two USB port (for additional mouse and keyboard). How can i implement it on Mac OS Snow Leopard?
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OSX Lion, replaced hard drive & can't open TrueCrypt volume: permission denied

I have an external drive with a TrueCrypt volume. I recently replaced my internal HD and am now unable to open/mount the external TrueCrypt volume. TC returns a simple "permission denied" error. I am ...
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How to boot windows in Mac?

I have this strange problem, where I have two Windows installed on my MBP in two different partitions Untitled Windows is Win8, Bootcamp windows is Windows 7 and Mac OS X Whenever I choose to boot ...
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MacBook Pro can't reinstall, help

My new macbook pro installed two systems: Mac(10.7.1 Lion OS) & Windows(bootcamp). I cant't startup from mac because of the power outage yesterday, but I can enter into windows at this time by ...
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Can the Mac OSX Lion dock automatically unhide when an application icon notification bounces?

I'm surprised not to find any related questions here. I'm a first time Mac OSX Lion user at a new job, and I'm wondering if there is an internal or third-party method of causing a hidden dock to ...
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Ancient Hardware: IBM Spacesaver II Keyboard with Windows 7 on MacPro

I'm running Win 7 on a 2010 MacPro under Bootcamp. I have a classic IBM Spacesaver II keyboard (PS/2 connection) plugged in via a USB adaptor. I've been running this set-up since I got my first ...
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What's on /etc/nat folder in OS X Lion?

As I tried to edit /private/etc/nat/autoportmap.plist, I accidentally modified permissions on the nat folder and asked Lion to apply it to enclosing items (I was giving myself write permission). As a ...
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Facebook chat client for mac with block friends option

IS there any desktop Facebook chat client for OS X Lion where one can block certain users? This can probably done through the web but I want to block everybody by default and then unblock only ...
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Can't contact Exchange server on MacBook to get mail outside office network?

Whenever I'm on some outside wifi and try to access my office mail via Exchange on my MacBook (Lion mail app), I get the following message: The server returned the error: The server “mail.XXX.fi” ...
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OSX Spotlight not removing web searches

I've unchecked everything but I still can't seem to remove the websearches. Is there a way to turn that off? I've tried adding volume to privacy and removing it to rebuild the index, no go. Also ...
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What could cause this bizarre Lion behavior?

This is a Core i7 MacBook Pro that was upgraded to Lion from Snow Leopard, retaining the legacy FileVault encryption on the home directory. I've been getting these strange lockups, three or four ...
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Where does OS X verify Java JAR signatures? (Java Web Start applet issue)

I'm trying to open a Java Web Start applet on OS X Lion but it won't open due to certificate validation (of the Java code, not the source website of the JNLP Web Start file). This JNLP opens fine on ...
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Error installing RObot Operating system onto OS X Lion

The system has been using Macports. I configured the system exactly as per the line by line instructions of this guidelines. In the process I got the following error. The only change that I made from ...
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rsync without tarballs in MacPorts

After MacPorts was upgraded, I got some problems rsync'inking port tree. After this upgrade, MacPorts receives tarballs, and then uncompresses them. For my MacBook this is kind of trivial. Once in a ...
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Something is hijacking my F8 key in Mac OS X Lion

I have iMac 21.5", and it came with Snow Leopard installed by default. That's fine, but I was eligible for free Lion update, which I did. Now I can't get my F8 key to work as a ... well, F8 key. It's ...
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Vim shell bindings (set -o vi) on iTerm2

Trouble with history when using bash vi bindings on iTerm2 on Lion. (I had the same problem with iTerm when I switched to Lion.) Hard to explain exactly, but when I hit k to go to most recent ...
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Installing bluefish editor on OSX lion

I downloaded the blue from here. I download the last file .dmg and installed it on OSX Lion. Installation went ok. But it crashes every time I start it. Is bluefish 2.0.3.dmg compatible with OSX ...
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Sharings stopped working on Lion

After upgrading to Lion, my USB hard drive(not only USB, see below) share is no longer accessible. I can see the shared folder, but when I try to enter from Windows 7 box it says Windows cannot access ...
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Copy busy file in OS X Lion

How can you copy a file in OS X Lion when it says it is busy? I am trying to copy Photoshop brushes from an external hard drive. Photoshop is not running and I'm not sure why OS X says that the file ...