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

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Will a hard drive use less power if it is unmounted?

I recently did the Optibay mod on my 13" Macbook Pro, the stock magnetic drives now lives where the optical drive used to be. And an SSD has taken its place. It's all good, but power consumption ...
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Can't type single or double quote before i,o,a and similar characters

I'm using OsX Lion 10.7.4 version. Anyway when I try to type single quote then i, it prints í .. when i try to type double quote then i , it prints ï .. Looks like it's a setting but couldn't find how ...
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How can I gain access to my Mac's command prompt from my pc command prompt?

I was wondering if there was a way that I could gain access to my Mac's terminal window from my PC. I was thinking along the lines of telnet but I've never done it before and I'm having a hard time ...
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Mac Mini cannot load login screen

I have a Mac Mini, late 2011, with Mac OS X Lion on it. Today I rebooted my machine and after that, the Mac couldn't load the GUI anymore and continuously tried to load the logon screen. The OS ...
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Can I sleep my laptop during a MySQL import?

I'm importing my company's entire DB into a local database. Would closing my laptop, thus putting it to sleep, make me have to start over, or would it recover as normal? It's a MacBook Pro with OSX ...
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remove Mouse Over events to hide/unhide dock

I have been googling around to find a way to remove the dock on a Mac OSX Lion. However, I understand that there could be complications in retrieving minimized windows. So disabling it completely is ...
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Will viruses affect OS X Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Anti Virus Software needed for a Mac (OS X); If so free solution? I am using a Mac Mini with OS X Lion. Will viruses affect OS X Lion just like Windows (booting ...
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What might have caused by display to become less colorful and how might I restore it?

I have an HP LP3065 display and a few days ago upon returning to the computer (others in the family probably had used is between my sessions) I noticed that all the colors seemed a bit subdued. This ...
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Core Audio sound driver has an error

I have been using Virtual DJ on my machine. The setup is where I want audio to play over the headphones and use a USB sound card to play audio into my headphones so I can listen to music before I ...
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How do I find out who has accessed a file on lion server?

I have a lion server which is accessed by multiple people. Is it possible to find out which users have accessed a file?
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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Using mozilla firefox with utf-8 addresses (in greek) on mac

Very often when I use firefox (any version from 10+) and I type my utf-8 seo url it behaves strangely. For example it randomly cuts the url and adds the url again at whole like this: ...
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Network accounts are unavailable - OS X Lion 10.7.4

My OS X Lion 10.7.4 Mac is successfully binded to my MS DC. However, every time doing reboot I keep receiving "Network accounts are unavailable" with red dot color and after few seconds it goes away. ...
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Are old backups still kept in Time Machine after excluding some folders?

After Time Machine is running for a year or so, I exclude some folders like ~/Downloads with the hope to save some disk space on the Time Machine external drive. Will the old files (such as those in ...
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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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Can't add Printer by IP Mac OS x Lion

I can't even see an option for printer type, where usually Fax, Windows, IP buttons are (toolbar on the top). See picture. How is that possible and how can I add printer manually by IP?
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How can I assign the F5 key to be refresh in Chrome on Mac OS X?

I'm used to the F5 key being the Refresh command (as it is in Windows OS for every browser I've ever used there) and not Command-R (which takes two fingers). On Mac OS X Lion, how can I assign the F5 ...
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How to install OSX Lion onto a Macbook Air from USB drive without any OS already on the system?

For whatever reason, I have recently come into an early 2008 Macbook Air which has had its hard drive wiped completely, so there is no OS on there currently. How do I install OSX Lion or Windows 7/8 ...
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Is there a way to revert/destroy/disassemble a RAID-0 set with Disk Utility?

And recover/reconstruct the data (that is split in half) across two SSDs? I just haven't noticed enough real-world-usage improvement using RAID-0 (perhaps related question) and would like to use the ...
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How to add missing fonts to Adobe Illustrator?

When opening an Adobe Acrobat PDF document on Mac OS X Lion to edit in Adobe Illustrator CS6, I got the message: The font Helvetica-Narrow-Bold is missing. Affected text will be displayed using a ...
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iconv error for PHP 5.3 when compiling

I get this error: -lm -lxml2 -lz -liconv -lm -lxslt -lxml2 -lz -licucore -lm -o sapi/cgi/php-cgi Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "_libiconv_open", referenced from: _convert in ...
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What metric captures why my OSX machine is so slow during XCode indexing

My entire machine OSX Lion machine slows down while XCode 4.4 is indexing. The CPU is less than 10% busy, I've got over 500 MB free memory, plenty of disk space, disk IO rate is not high, network ...
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In what order are startup items processed in OS X Lion/Mountain Lion?

I would like to know in what order services and applications are started in OS X (Mountain) Lion from startup folders like: /Library/LaunchAgents /Library/LaunchDaemons /System/Library/LaunchAgents ...
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OpenOffice, LibreOffice and NeoOffice all crashes on startup on OSX LIon

I tried all new versions of LibreOffice, OpenOffice, NeoOffice. When I install them without any problems and then I try to launch them, I get the following error: Process: soffice.bin [1178] ...
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P2V fails on Windows 7 machine with vmware vCenter Converter

Today I started to convert my physical x64 Windows 7 laptop to using the tool vmware vCenter Standalone converter for my mac book pro. The progress failed at the level of %98. The error is : ...
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ZSH Shell history not working

I recently switched from bash to zshell but my history does not seem to be working. When I press the up arrow I don't get the previous commands. Is the shortcut different? Also how do I enable ...
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Changing OS X keyboard type via command-line

I have a Mac and using it with an external keyboard. I know that whenever you connect a new keyboard, OS X asks you to detect a keyboard layout by pushing a few keys, and very same thing can be done ...
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Network connectivity logs on OSX

I'm trying to determine whether or not Macs store a log of network connectivity. Specifically, I'm trying to find out if one of my machines (Mac Tower, OSX 10.7.4, 2-2.26 GHz, 16 GB DDR3) lost ...
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What is causing spurious mouse wheel events using Magic Mouse in applications?

I recently switched to using an Apple Magic Mouse and have found that I am getting spurious mouse wheel events (mouse-5) when moving the mouse intermittently. I've seen this in Chicken of the VNC. ...
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MacBook Pro (OSX Lion) - shutdown automatically before reaching login screen

When I try to lunch my MacBook Pro I can see a progress bar on loading screen. It goes to 1/15 or something like this and then it shut downs - I cannot reach even login screen. It happened to me 2 ...
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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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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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Cannot boot from USB on my Mac mini

Two weeks ago I installed OSX 10.8 on my Mac mini. After that, my system started to hang a lot, so I tried to erase it and install OSX 10.7 again. I used carbon Copy Cloner to make the bootable USB ...
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How to disable HyperThreading on Mac OS X Lion?

Unlike my old Windows Boxes and Linux Boxes, I do not have access of something similar to a BIOS on my MacBook Pro. I want to disable Intel i7's HyperThreading (so 4 cores look like 4 cores and don't ...
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Windows vnc client that connects to Mac's multi user vnc server?

So in Mac Lion the vnc server lets me do virtual desktops(multiple users logged in at the same time) just like Remote Desktop for windows does. This works great for mac clients, when I connect it ...
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Can I erase my Mac hard drive and reinstall Lion (bought from the Mac App Store) to sell my Mac?

I've bought a new Mac laptop and I want to sell my Mac mini. However, I need to erase my hard drive. I only have the Snow Leopard install disk: I purchased Lion from the Mac App Store. Is there any ...
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mdworker couldn't find bundle

This error is showing up in my syslog every few seconds: Aug 28 06:02:04 Roys-MacBook-Pro mdworker[1257]: (Error) Import: Couldn't find bundle identifier for ...
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How to set launch options for programs on OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I pass command line arguments to Dock items? On a Windows PC, if I need to provide any launch options to an application (say, Chrome browser), I can do that by ...
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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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How can I get my Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 to record video with audio in 1080P or 720P on my Macintosh?

So I need to know how to get this camera to give me all the resolutions it has on my OSX machine. I am running Lion 10.7.3 right now, I have audio hardware that is preventing me from upgrading to ...
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How can I get Screen Sharing to perform well with heavy updates?

I am using Screen Sharing on the Macintosh OS X Lion to view a remote VNC server display. I have found that when I have a shell in emacs which has tons of text scrolling by, the Screen Sharing ...
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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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Leopard on a Lion Mac

I have a brand new Mac with OS X Lion on it. I would like to have a 200 gig partition with Leopard on it (I have the discs). When I insert the disc, upon bootup it just gives me a black screen with ...
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Why do processes on Mac not add up to total physical memory?

Running ps -ax -O 'rss user %mem should summon all the processes that are currently contributing to either Active or Wired , in the Mac definitions of "Active + Wired + Inactive + Free = Total ...
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Reset Mac OS X's GUI

A couple days ago, I installed a GUI theme kit called "Liscio" on my Mac, which is running OS X 10.7 Lion. Problem was, it was for the wrong OS: It was for 10.5. Now I can't resize any windows without ...
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How to set permissions on directory?

I am searching for a way to set permissions on folder and the contents. The rule is as such that the only the superuser can delete contents of the folder. Users can add, view, modify, but not delete ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly unable to connect to windows shares

I have an older MBP running the latest version of Lion. Up until about two or three days ago, I had no problems connecting to my shares on my Windows computer. It is running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. ...
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Attempting to add a printer via Rendezvous causes printing problems

I'm attempting to add a network printer (Brother MFC-8840D) to my machine via Rendezvous. ** edit ** The printer is connected to network via an Ethernet cable. Laptop is connected via wifi. ** / ...
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Move OS from external HDD to internal HDD

I installed Mountain Lion on my external HDD a while ago, just to test it and the new XCode out, but without realizing what I was doing, I adopted it as my main OS. Now I am stuck having my external ...
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How do I back up my 100% full Macbook hard drive, format, install Windows and recover the files?

I want to keep everything. I should be able to just highlight all, drag it onto an external drive and feel safe. How can I verify that all my files are safely copied to the external drive?