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

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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
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OS X Lion Server and FTP

I'm having trouble with my Lion Server with FTP. I managed activating FTP via sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist thats fine. But now I want to control which user can ...
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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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Lion server installation fails with “not connected to internet” error message

THe installation of OS X 10.7 Lion Server fails while trying to download the "server essentials". A "not connected to internet" error message appears, despite a working connection via WiFi. What can ...
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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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App to log network user's file activities

My employer recently purchased a Mac Pro server (2011 model) and we've installed OSX Lion Server from the Mac Appstore. I'm definitely no server admin, but I have been tasked with finding out the ...
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Bootcamp not letting me partition a drive for Windows 8

I have two HDDs in my iMac (OS 10.7.5 - Lion) both of which are partitioned as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" (according to Disk Utility). Here's the two drives: df -l -h Filesystem Size Used ...
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Root being controlled by ARD

I run a lab of 20 iMacs, all running Mac OS 10.7.5(11G63) with ARD version 3.6.2. My server and all of the iMacs run Lion. I seem to have crossed something and now my root user is being controlled ...
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MacOS X Lion Terminal and auto-maximize

Sometimes when I'm working in Terminal, it auto-maximizes the window. It is frustrating because I'm referring to another window that gets obscured when the auto-maximize occurs. What can I do to ...
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Right click causes some OSX apps to maximize

I'm having a strange problem with my MacBook. I'm currently running Lion, but I got it with Snow Leopard and as far as I can tell it's always done this. In some applications, when I right-click ...
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How can I run PowerPoint 2011 (v.14.01) for Mac in “windowed” mode?

I want to run a power point presentation in a window instead of full screen. I don't want any of the UI to show, just the presentation itself. How can I play a presentation without UI as if it's ...
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How to batch extract from archive using tar to directories

I m trying to extract files contained within a directory in a tar.gz file. The extract I m using is tar zxvf foo.tar.gz. It extracts the files from the archive but removes them from the directory they ...
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How to fix choppy audio and Wi-Fi problems with Bluetooth speaker on Mac OS X Lion?

I have a Creative D200 Bluetooth speaker that I use with my 2011 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion. The speaker more or less works as a Bluetooth audio device, but I run into two problems seemingly ...
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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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Chrome Kiosk-mode in OS X Lion allows top menu bar?

Using the information here, I was able to place Chrome into Kiosk mode on OSX Snow Leopard. However, in Lion it appears to work but if you move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen, the menu bar ...
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What do I do with a private key and a .ppk file to log into a remote client?

I am new to SSH and I have to log into a remote client. The owner of that client sent me a private key in a text file and a .ppk file. How do I use these to login? I'm running OS X Lion.
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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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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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Is it possible to install Mac OS X Lion on a laptop having AMD Processor?

I have a laptop with AMD A8 processor, is it possibe to install Mac OS X lion on it using retail DVD ?
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Bittorrent clients won't open at all, is my ISP throttling them?

I noticed that the bittorrent client that I normally use, uTorrent, stopped launching. The icon would pop up on my dock for about 2 seconds, then proceed to disappear and nothing would happen. I have ...
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Messed up $PATH variable in Mac OS X

I did something to my PATH. I was trying to add some new path and now none of the command like open ~/.bash_profile work, and echo $PATH only shows one path which is /Application/Filename. Is ...
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Install VMWare Tools on Mac OSX Lion - need to reboot?

I'm trying to install Mac OSX Lion on Windows 7 by VMWare 8, everything is alright except the fact that I can't install VMWare tools for MacOSX Lion. I tried installing it using VMWare's toolbar ...
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Resize images via drag and drop on OSX with good quality

I want to be able to drag and drop images on an application(icon) which preferably doesn't run. This application has to resize the images to 600x450px and drop them somewhere. I already created an ...
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Microsoft Keyboard F-shifted function keys on Mac OS X do not work

I'm having a problem with Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) getting a Microsoft Wireless Comfort keyboard's special keys to be seen; I've installed the latest Intellitype "driver" and using it am able to reassign ...
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How can I create a wireless hotspot on OS X like Internet sharing but without an actual internet connection?

I want to use my wifi printer with my Macbook and it works great when the printer connects to the wifi network created when I set up internet sharing. What I want to know is, is there a way to set up ...
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Why is Mac OS X Lion Apache DocumentRoot /usr/htdocs?

I am baffled. I don't see where /usr/htdocs is specified as the DocumentRoot for apache2 on Mac OS X Lion. It is the default DocumentRoot on a new OSX Lion install. Can someone point me to where ...
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How to VNC to Mac OS X Lion?

How can we VNC to Mac OS X Lion to use screen sharing? RealVNC for Windows connects and shows a lock screen, but I cannot click or type a password. What clients will work now?
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changing spotlight default to search file names, not contents

Does anyone know if it's possible to change the Spotlight default search behavior to search file names, not contents? Right now, bringing up the Spotlight field and typing "terrible" brings up a bunch ...
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Print multiple worksheets to a single physical page

If I have three worksheets in a workbook, how can I print them on the same physical page? On Excel for Mac 2011, doing "Print What" "Entire Workbook" gives me three different pages, even if in ...
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Why does OS X Lion's terminal treat the PS1 prompt codes differently than Snow Leopard?

I get different behaviors in terminal with the same prompt definition in Snow Leopard and Lion. On my Snow Leopard system, I define my terminal prompt in .profile as follows: export ...
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Confusion about xdebug FAQ answer that says 'run configure'

Of course the real subject is xdebug and phpize, but since it's probably me misinterpreting the instructions about the script i'm posting my question here; I'm running mac osx10.7.5 This is the FAQ ...
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How to get OSX finder to calculate duration and bit rate in finder window preview

I cannot figure out how to get the preview area (to the right side of selected audio files) in finder windows to display the correct data. If anyone has a suggestion of how to force Finder to either ...
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Forcing 5 GHz on MacBook Pro

I currently have the retina MacBook Pro running OS X lion and want to force the wireless card to only connect only to 5GHz networks. Both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz have the same SSID so I can not pick ...
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Reveal in Finder from Eclipse Juno/Lion

I just upgraded from Eclipse Indigo on Snow Leopard to Eclipse Juno on Lion. The old system allowed right-click or option-click on the title bar to drop down a menu with a path to the current file. ...
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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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Keep Apple Mail offline but still send emails

When processing tons of pending emails I like to put Mail (OS X Lion) in offline mode so that I do not receive more emails and therefore distraction. The problem is that I am not able to send email ...
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Forbidden access on Apache in Mac Lion

I'm trying to configure Apache to work with Symfony in my Macbook Pro. I Have installed Lion OSX. I uncommented the line Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf on ...
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iMac OSX Lion upgrade - Photo Booth stopped working

After I upgraded my [2009] iMac to OSX Lion (a few days ago), the Photo Booth program stopped working. When I click on the icon, all I get is the following error message: Photo Booth cannot be opened ...
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No windows when I connect to my old Mac Mini via VNC

I wanted to reactivate my old Mac Mini (from 2007, OS X Lion 10.7.5) to use it for some server testing stuff. As I don't want to add another monitor, keyboard and mouse to my desktop, I want to ...
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How can I reset the password on a Windows 7 VM under VMware 4 on Mac Lion?

I have a Mac running Lion, and a Windows 7 virtual machine running under VMware 4. The problem is that the password was lost in a phone upgrade. Is there any way using command line or other tools on ...
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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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Why a Macbook Pro Retina can't open a big folder of images without freezing?

I have a folder with 60000 32x32 images. Opening that folter on my Macbook Pro Retina causes it to freeze for almost a minute. Also, navigating from one image to another displays a lag on the Finder ...
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Homebrew keeps saying XCode is not installed

I'm trying to installed Ruby using Homebrew, the OSX package manager. When I run 'brew install ruby' I keep getting the message 'Warning: XCode is not installed!'. XCode is installed, it's lying. ...
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My Macbook Pro with Lion OS is slow. How to speed it up

I am running on Macbook with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Lion OS X 10.8.4. Last weeks I have noticed that the work with it is so slow, for example browsers. Doesn't matter whether I ...
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Boot Mac Lion into Command Line

I have a Macbook currently running Mac OS X Lion 1.5.7, and I primarily use the terminal for most of my work. While it is nice to have the terminal on top of the Aqua GUI, I would like to be able to ...
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How can I hide/show the Wi-Fi menu item from the Terminal in OS X?

I want to be able to hide and show the Wi-Fi menu item from the Terminal. Can I do this with the defaults command? I've narrowed it down to com.apple.systemuiserver. It looks like this: { ...
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How to make application remember desktops for multiple windows on quitting and restarting

In Mac OS X Lion when you quit an application with multiple windows on multiple desktops, it doesn't seem to remember which desktops they were assigned to on restarting? Is there a setting to make ...
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How do I automatically close Terminal.app on exit in OS X Lion?

I've recently acquired a new Mac with OS X Lion, and I'm tuning it for my needs. I was trying to configure autoclose on Terminal using its preferences (as I've done with Tiger and Snow Leopard) but ...
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View Source in Chrome Font Missing

I've just installed a font management software on OS X called FontExplorer X Pro and have installed a few new fonts. Unwittingly it seems I may have accidentally messed around with some of the system ...