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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 Lion....
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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: https://github.com/...
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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 following,...
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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 PS1='\[\e[32;1m\]...
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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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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 /etc/apache2/httpd....
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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 ...