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

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Mac OSX Lion 10.7.5. Is there any way to permanently disconnect from a server?

Every time I open terminal on my Macbook Pro, I get the IP address of a server I once ssh'd into. I allowed someone to use my computer to access his server and now it seems like there's some permanent ...
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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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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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How to disable Spotlight content indexing in Mac OS

From Windows experience, I could always elect Live search to only index file names not their content. Is this something that can be done with Spotlight on a Mac? It used to index absolutely ...
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OS X Lion new Finder view that doesn't allow sorting

In OS X, from Lion onwards, when I click on some of my folders in Finder and the title row of the files contains the usual stuff like "Date Modified" and "Size". However unlike the old Finder view I ...
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How can I create a desktop shortcut to a network drive that is persistent even if the machine disconnects from the network?

I have a MacBook Pro that I'd like to create a couple desktop shortcuts for that point to different network share locations. I'm able to create the desktop shortcuts easily but whenever the MBP ...
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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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osx change printer ip address without adding new printer

Is there a way to change a printer's IP address in OSX (Lion) without having to add a new printer? I did find Printer IP Remedy, but was curious if there was an 'official' method.
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How do I forget an unforgettable OSX package?

Some time ago I must have installed Tor and some other tools that came along with it. Later I must have uninstalled it but I don't remember how. Now I find these packages in my package database but I ...
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FTP Url issue on Mac mini

We have a few Mac mini OS x 10.8.5 Mountain Lion machines. One machine is not able to load ftp URL on browsers. Checked terminals (command) also but it is not working. We have tried firewall and ...
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TimeMachine migrates to the wrong date. How do I specifiy which date to migrate from?

Recently, my MacBook Pro 2011 unibody, 10.7.5 crashed due to bad sectors. After installing a new a hard drive, I preformed a restore via the migration assistance. It all went well except that it ...
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Exposé in 10.7: When exposing “Application Windows”, how do you show only the windows in the current space?

This is basically the same question as Exposé in 10.6: When exposing "Application Windows", how do you show only the windows in the current space?, but with 10.7 Lion. In Mac OS X 10.7 ...
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Where can I get a “black screen” screensaver for OS X Lion?

Mac OS X Lion doesn't come with a "black screen" screensaver. Where can I get a screensaver that works with Lion and blanks the screen?
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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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Permissions restoring from Time Machine - Finder copy vs “cp” copy

Note: this question was starting to sprawl so I rewrote it. I have a folder that I'm trying to restore from a Time Machine backup. Using cp -R works fine, but certain folders cannot be restored with ...
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How to get notifications of SSH file transfers?

I'm wondering if there is a method or program that can monitor SSH file transfers and send out an email when a file (incoming) has been transferred? (The other alternative would be to at least get a ...
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Have to repeatedly press enter for Terminal commands to work — OS X 10.7.3 Lion

I've encountered a very, very strange error. Whenever I type a command, I must press enter several times before the Terminal executes the command. Note that this is not a hardware error: I can still ...
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Why do my iOS apps (.ipa) show up in my 'Open With" context menu in Finder?

Why do my iOS mobile apps that I build show up in the "open with" context menu in Finder? And How can I remove them? I am currently running the latest version of OSX-Lion but don't understand why ...
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Is it just me or is the ~/Sites folder gone in Lion?

It appears that the ~/Sites directory no longer exists in OS X Lion. I preferred working on sites there than in /Library/WebServer/Documents. Is there any way to change it back, or set it up so that I ...
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Apple Mail: Flag message from keyboard

One of the flags in Apple Mail can be applied to a message using Command-Shift-L. Is there a way to apply any other flag? I renamed one of the colors to TODO, and I set up a keyboard shortcut for ...
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Disabling smooth scrolling in OS X Lion when using page up/down

In OS X Lion, when I hit the page up/down keys in browsers (Chrome, Safari), the page doesn't instantly jump as I'd like it to; instead, the page smoothly scrolls into position. I find that ...
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Add a Header to Every Page in a PDF?

Is there a way to add a small header to every page in a PDF on OS X? For example, some option in Preview or something? Maybe even something in AppleScript, etc? I have a 200+ page PDF file and need ...
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disabling 'full screen mode' in Lion (to use transparent full screen iTerm2)

I like using my iTerm2 window in transparent mode, full screen so I can code and see my desktop picture as well. I have upgraded to Lion and now when I enter full screen it gets rid of my desktop! ...
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Mac Mountain Lion sometimes work very slow, kernel is overflow, all apps is killed

i have unknown delays in my mac sometimes... everything work well but one time in 2-3 hours kernel is overflow and i wait about from 30 sec to 5 minuts till it will end, and will start to work normal. ...
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Safari Bug? » Double sound track when launching a YouTube video in Safari 5.1

I am desperate... Please help me with this problem Every time I launch a YouTube video in Safari [5.1 (7534.48.3) / Lion OS X 10.7.1] the YouTube page is served and the video starts (sound included). ...
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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 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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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 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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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 ...