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

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Make Netbeans IDE use latest VM

I've got Java 1.7.0u25 installed on my system, but according to the About dialogue, Netbeans is running under 1.7.0u17. I'm having some minor but really annoying issues such as the delete key ...
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Bring the windows of two different apps in mac os to the front?

How do I easily bring to the front of the screen the top windows of two different application in Mac OS X? I prefer to use the keyboard only. Example Scenario: Say there are 10 Firefox and 10 ...
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Mounting any Windows share from OS X 10.7.5 suddenly stopped working

I have problem with mounting Windows network shares from my OS X 10.7.5 - it worked but it stopped and nothing helps and nothing in logs. Here what I get when trying to mount it manually: mount -t ...
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Mavericks not booting after successful installation over Lion (10.7.5)

On my 2012 MacBook Pro (15 inch, non retina, i7, 10GB RAM) after successful installation when Mavericks tried to boot, it is freezing there with "Still waiting for root device" (Seen Using CMD + V ...
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How to change default Python path to 2.6 from 2.7.2 on iMac OSX Lion 10.8.5?

I need to install Scipy, Numpy, Scikit-Learn on my iMac, which runs on OSX Lion 10.8.5, the default Python is 2.7.2. I have downloaded Scipy, Numpy, Scikit-learn, but could not install them because ...
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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 automagically move windows between monitors with one keystroke?

In Windows I had this great little app that allowed me to move application windows between 2 monitors with a click of a button (or a key-stroke). I'm aware of an application that will change the ...
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Why is my Mac contacting Romania?

I just used Onyx to clean out my caches and log files after which I did a reboot. Browsing the "All Messages" panel of the Console app I noticed this line: 10/27/13 3:38:03.000 PM kernel: ...
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ip-up does not trigger when using built-in cisco vpn on mac osx lion

I am using Cisco VPN client over lion and I want to make the ip-up and ip-down work. There is no sign of any action taken when I connect or disconnect this VPN connection. I really doubt whether the ...
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OS X Lion auto-brightness offset

I'm noticing the display brightness auto-adjust in Lion seems to be less sensitive to light (more likely to dim the display) than on Snow Leopard running on the same hardware. Is there a simple way ...
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“Could not resolve host: github.com” error while updating Homebrew after installing git

I'm using OS X Lion (10.7.2). I installed Homebrew on my Mac, and I executed the command below. $ brew install git and then: $ brew update error: Could not resolve host: github.com; nodename nor ...
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Can I install a different Samba client on OSX Lion?

Right now I am using the standard OSX Lion Samba Client to connect to my Windows 2008 Samba Shares. Is there an alternative client to the one that ships with OSX Lion? I am experiencing software ...
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Errors in Homebrew on OS X Lion

I just ran the Homebrew script as described in the installation page. I then ran brew doctor in Terminal, and it returned several errors. I'm not sure how to fix those errors, please help. brew ...
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Display full month calendar on tool bar date/time click?

How can I get a full calendar view of the current month when clicking on the date time in the menu bar? Windows does something similar if you click on the date time in the menu bar it displays the ...
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Mountain Lion to PC on workgroup not seen?

Mountain Lion (Macbook Pro Retina)does not show in Network Panel on WIN 7 PC. Macbook Pro Retina shows Win 7 PC on Finder. I have a Macbook Pro.8 OS10.6.8 that shows on Finder and can be accessed ...
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Is there a way to add a custom group to Finder's sidebar in Mac OS X Lion?

Does anybody know if it is possible to add a custom group to Finder's sidebar in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)? Currently you have Favorites, Shared and Devices. I'd like to add something like Clients or ...
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How to remap ctrl+arrow keys to move word to word for mac

I'm coming from windows editors and I'm used to moving word to word in an editor (notepad, visual studio) or any application for that matter Can somebody tell me how to remap the ctrl+rightarrow and ...
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How can I prevent OS X Lion from automatically re-opening previous documents?

On Snow Leopard when you closed Preview.app and open another document with it, the previous documents did not reopen. On Lion, however, it seems that Preview is always reopening things that I thought ...
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libstdc++ library not loaded on Mac OS X Lion (10.7.2)

I recently updated my Mac, running Mac OS X Lion (10.7.2) with some EFI Firmware Updates. Since then, certain applications (Pages, Keynote, and Google Chrome for me) don't load. The error Apple is ...
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How to kextunload in OS X Lion

I'm starting to learn more about the mac os x internals. Now i want to load and unload some kernel extensions. I startet to load the MS-DOS file system via sudo kextload ...
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How to make Windows XP computer discoverable to a Mac?

I'm really not sure whether this is a Mac question or a PC question, so I will cross-post to both SE sites. I'm running a Windows Workgroup with a number of Macs and PCs on the LAN. All the PCs can ...
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OSX: Open file with shortcut in file browser in Coda IDE

Coda IDE has a file browser area, where it's pretty nice to navigate with arrows through directories. But how to open a file with shortcut? Couldn't find this anywhere.. =/ 2 Years I'm using mouse for ...
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MAC OSX User accept password but does not allow me to login?

I have deleted the login keychain in user ABC which is administrator user, i remember the password. I also have a CDF user on my mac which is also administrator. When at login I give password to ABC ...
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How do I use Keychain to open web accounts once the password is in my Keychain on my Mac?

I have figured out how to put a password into my Keychain, and I went to my web account, to change the password, so it is the same in both places. Now, how do I get the two to coordinate, so I don't ...
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iTunes freezes during startup (“updating library”) after updating Mac OS X Lion

I have Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2, and after I made my last OS updates, iTunes (10.5.2) freezes at the "updating library" step. It has being doing that for two days now, and it is not working yet, even ...
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Option key does not work as Meta in Tmux

I am using Mac OSX Lion. I have checked "Use Option key as Meta" in Terminal preferences. Although the Option key seems to work fine as Meta in Bash, when I use it in Tmux (over SSH) it does not work ...
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Is it possible to remove the white overlay when logging in from sleep in OS X Lion?

As you can see, when unlocking from sleep there is an, in my opinion, intrusive white box surrounding icon and password. Is it possible to remove it?
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Firefox- How to change font size of right-click context menu?

Using Firefox v9.0.1 on OS X Lion v10.7.2 In userChrome.css, how do I adjust the font size that appears in the context menu when you right-click on something (like a link) on a web page? I tried DOM ...
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Change GCC version on Mac OSX Lion

I'm currently running GCC 4.2. I would like to switch to a more recent version. I have Homebrew and I have MacPorts for package management. I've followed several tutorials today for installing a ...
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How to disable the animation when activating fast user switching in OS X Lion?

I really loathe the cube animation when using fast user switching. Is there a way to disable it?
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How do I make my Mac Air running Lion recognize Chinese characters in Excel?

I open an Excel document with Chinese characters and see the following. How do I make my Mac Air running Lion recognize Chinese characters in Excel?
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How to get a mouse middle click event on a Macintosh?

I am using a MacBook Air running OS X 10.7 (Lion) with Screen Sharing application to view the display of a Linux box running Emacs. I need a mouse middle click. How can I generate a mouse-middle ...
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Should I wait for OS X Mavericks [closed]

I'm developing with XCode, but just realized the newest version requires that I upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion, which I am quite against as I don't need the (useless!) features. The upgrade itself is ...
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Split Mail Thread (in Apple Mail)

I'm trying to split a thread / conversation in Apple Mail 5.2 (the one on Lion). What I've done so far is trying to remove the references and reply-to from the mail files, but for some reason this ...
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My Retina MacBook Pro just had a kernel panic while browsing, what caused it to crash?

I just got a Retina MacBook Pro and this is my second day of using it. I was just browsing the internet and a message popped up saying Your computer was restarted because of a problem … along ...
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Hostname issue in Mac OS X Lion

I've recently bought myself one of the new mid-2011 Mac Minis with OS X Lion, I'm completely new to Mac OS but I've used linux quite a bit before. The problem I'm having is that at the terminal my ...
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Installed Lion via SATA - USB, not recognized when plugged internally

Hoping to get some help on this. I'm running Lion 10.7 on a Macbook unibody A1278 - I want to upgrade my 250GB HDD to a 1TB. I plugged in the 1TB using SATA-USB cables, formatted it and installed ...
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GNUPLOT on Lion using Homebrew

After upgrading to OSX 10.7.4 I had to reinstall GNUPLOT which is always a hassle. I decided that I would try Homebrew instead of Fink or MacPorts. Ofcourse, before installing Homebrew one needs the ...
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How to remove his personal account info / do clean install in Lion?

A friend wants to return an iMac with Lion in it. I have a pre-Lion Mac, and it seems like a lot has changed with Lion so I don't know how to help him. I told him that doing a clean install will make ...
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How to install TextMate 2 in OS X 10.7 (Lion)?

Have searched but have not found a TextMate 2 .dmg file available for OS X 10.7 (Lion). Is there one downloadable online? Also, there are pre-built binaries for TextMate 2 here: ...
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Changing name of Space in Mac OS X Lion

Is there any way to change the name of a space on Lion? I'm sure that it's not possible to change the name of a space being taken up by a full screen app, but is it possible to change the name of the ...
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How to recovery Apache on OS X Lion server?

The Apache has broken. How to recovery it? Can I delete the files in /etc/apache2,and then copy a new apache in it?
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How can I remove the Apple Logo and brightening effect at the Login Screen in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion?

How can I remove the Apple Logo at the Login Screen in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion? Also, how can I remove the brightening effect upon the wallpaper? I want to change it to my own, but the brightening effect ...
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How do I change the FileVault login icon on OSX Lion?

I'd like to change the apple on the FileVault login screen to something else. I've searched Google, but none of the links I've found have worked. They all suggest changing one or more of 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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Installing SVN on OS X Lion Server

Can SVN or git be set up on an OS X Lion Server? How does Lion server work along with other services outside its control? If I wanted to install WordPress, or MAMP or SVN, how would it be done on ...
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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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Lion Server: Configuration tool without installing server?

Is it possible to install/copy over the server configuration tool without actually installing OSX Lion Server? I want to avoid any system configuration changes on the client machine but still make use ...
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Share local server through a router on a Mac

I've built an application using the Rails framework that was designed for two or three iPads to access through a local network. However, the building I will rent does not have an internet connection ...
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How do I create root user on os Lion server? I somehow deleted mine

how do I create root user on Mac OSX Lion server. I somehow deleted mine and now my documents, download folders won't work/missing, as well as my systems preferences won't open, it just crashes