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

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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 ...
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Lion disable animation of fullscreen

On Mac OS 10.7.2, how can I disable or quicken the slow animation that happens when I fullscreen most apps?
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Dual Monitors Mac OS X - CMD + TAB AND move mouse to focused Application

On my computer setup I have dual monitors, one is vertical for code and the other is horizontal for the web browser. I am new to Mac OS X and was wondering if it was possible when switching apps with ...
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Can't see logical Windows NTFS partition in OS X

I have installed Mac OS X in my MacBook Pro. I have installed Windows 7 on the same machine but by creating a separate partition. Is there any way I can access files (like mp3 files or photos, ...
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Why do I get files downloaded with %20 instead of spaces?

I need to download the notes from the school website, it is a easy task. But the file I downloaded always get a ugly filename on OS X, such as D1.5%20-%20Software%20testing%20strategies, it should be ...
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Using Mac Remote Desktop Connection--ctrl-s not working on remote computer

This may simply be a Remote Desktop Connection bug -- I believe Lion isn't fully supported yet -- but here's the problem. I'm using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection and everything's awesome ...
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Open a terminal in Finder's current path in OS X Lion

In OS X Leopard, when using Finder, somebody released some sort of script which was added to the Finder toolbar/panel as an icon, so if you clicked on it, a terminal window would appear directly at ...
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MAMP Pro 2.0.3 doesn't work in OS X Lion

When I start MAMP Pro 2.0.3 on Mac OS X Lion I get the following error: Apache wasn't able to start. Please check log for more information. When I look at the Console it says: kernel: ...
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How can I prevent a disk image from unmounting in OS X?

I would like to use a case-sensitive and encrypted disk-image for my development work. I need some folders inside it to be Dropbox-ed (using symlinks). However if I accidentally unmount the dmg, ...
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After upgrading to Mac OS X Lion, I can't boot Windows anymore

I upgraded to Mac OS X Lion and I can't run the installed Windows anymore. It seems the issue is that the Lion installation created extra partitions so the Windows partition has a different number ...
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Terminal shows “launchctl usage: setenv <key> <value>” on top of every session

Every time I open a Terminal window the following is printed on the top: launchctl usage: setenv <key> <value> I figured something must be wrong with my .bash_profile but I could not ...
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Why can't I mv a file?

I followed these instructions to remove Java from my Mac (Lion): http://stikine.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/howto-remove-java/ As part of the procedure, I needed to edit the file ...
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what is the proper SSH command for logging into Github

After following the standard roadmaps to setup a github environment, I inmediatley encounter errors. I like to see these clarified. I have put a more detailed question below after the code garble that ...
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Mac network locations - automatic selection by available network?

When at work, I have to have a bunch of special network configuration for proxies and DNS. I have configured this under the 'location:Automatic'. When at home though, these proxy and DNS settings ...
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How can I set up a local SOCKS5 proxy whose only purpose is to chain to an authenticated SOCKS5 proxy — on OS-X?

For access to certain resources, I use an authenticated SOCKS5 proxy which runs on a remote server. For various reasons, I don't want to use that proxy system-wide, only with specific applications. ...
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Mac OS 10.8.3 Lion vmware virtual machine doesn't detects darwin.iso file to install VmTools?

I just installed MacOS 10.8.3 Lion in a vmware virtual machine, and I want to install Xcode but when I get to the CD/DVD IDE settings and select the darwin.iso file to install vmTools and click ...
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remove duplicates command prompt on mac

I have looked for various free software to remove duplicate on my mac but could not find a good one. I have finally settled on command prompt to delete duplicate files but I can't get it to work ...
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Removing Java from OS X Lion

OS X Lion ships without Java now. Installing it is not very difficult - however, our product relies on Java so we need to test the scenario of not having Java installed. Once I've installed Java, is ...
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How do I uninstall Google Chrome *completely* from my Mac?

I have 2 iMacs and just installed OS X Lion (clean install) on one of them (let's call it iMac A). Did a time machine backup and restored that backup to my other iMac (B) to avoid installing twice. ...
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Mac OS X Lion - Outlook 2011 Sync with iPhone

I just had to reinstall Outlook 2011 and im having problems to sync my contacts and calendar with my iphone. When i open the Sync Services panel on Outlook it doesnt show nothing, its blank, just as ...
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Change environment variable for Mac 10.7

I would like to set the PATH on my Mac 10.7. So in /etc/launchd.conf I wrote: setenv PATH /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin/:/usr/local/sbin/ and I restarted Mac. However when I write ...
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Minimizing the toolbar in MacVim on OSX Lion

In previous versions of OS X it was possible to minimize the top toolbar of most applications due to a small button in the top right of the window. In Lion however it seems that this has been replaced ...
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Why my OSX pmset do not show hibernatemode 5?

To hibernate my system, all this time (for months) I have been using pmset -a hibernatemode 5. This was working great and I had no complaints. However, recently I was checking out pmset's man page ...
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“chrome --kiosk” on OS X Lion or other kiosk solutions

How can I switch Google Chrome to work in kiosk mode on OS X Lion? I've tried: open /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app http://www.google.com` from the terminal without luck. My goal is to obtain a ...
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Mac has wrong Spanish keyboard layout

My Mac has the wrong layout for the Spanish keyboard. Layout Mac thinks my keyboard is: Expected Spanish ISO layout: As you can see from the images - the layouts are different. For example, ...
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How to change MAC address on Mac OS X 10.7.3 Lion?

I'm trying to change the MAC address for the interface en1. ifcongig Output: lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet6 fe80::1%lo0 ...
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Keeping app windows locked in place

Is there a way to "lock" windows in place? To clarify, I don't mean snap them in place like you have in Windows 7, but instead "freeze" the window size and location. I'm often working with many ...
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How do I get an application to start on Mac OS X before anyone logs in? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get a Perforce server (p4d) to start when the Mac starts, but before anyone logs in. Specifically it's a Mac Mini running OS X 10.7.5. I have admin access, so that's not a problem.
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cURL for Mac OS X Lion

I am looking for cURL for Mac OS X 10. I have found versions that go up to OS X 8 (Link), but no later. Is there a version for OS X 10 (Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63)) or another tool?
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How do I “Move to Trash” in Preview in OS X Lion?

In earlier versions of OS X, in Preview one could delete the currently open file by pressing ⌘⌫. In Lion, the keyboard shortcut (as well as the actual menu item) no longer works. Is there any way ...
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3-Finger swipe (page up and page down) not working on Mac OSX Lion

I just upgraded from snow leopard to Lion. My 3 finger swipe for page up/down is not working. Any suggestions?
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Uninstalled Ruby.Frameworks on Mac OS X 10.8

In an attempt to create a clean Ruby slate for myself, I uninstalled RVM, rbenv (yeah, I had both installed, whoops), Gem, Bundler, and the pre-installed version of Ruby. I didn't realize the chaos ...
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Upgrade PHP to 5.4.14 on OS X 10.7.5 Lion

I am trying to upgrade PHP on my Mac. I have downloaded PHP 5.4.14 and have no problems with the configuration command: ./configure \ --prefix=/usr \ --mandir=/usr/share/man \ ...
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iterm2 cannot toggle fullscreen when in 'top of screen' mode

I'm trying to toggle fullscreen in iTerm2 by pressing "cmd+enter". Unfortunately it doesn't work when 'top of screen' style is selected in the profile settings (as shown in the attached png). When I ...
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Access PostgreSQL on Mac without switching users

I've got a Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5), with PostgreSQL 9.2.4 installed. I've initialized a database cluster and started a server, all as the postgres user. When I try to access certain ...
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Can't locate Automake/Config.pm when trying to run aclocal command in OS X 10.7.4 x64

I am tring to compile the source code of libming 0.4.2 on Mac OS X 10.7.4 x64 and getting the following error when trying to run the aclocal command with sudo privileges: $ sudo aclocal Password: ...
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How can I set a static IP, gateway, net mask, and dns using terminal / applescript - OS X 10.7.5

I use my macbook at home and at work. At work I need to use a static IP, gateway, DNS and net mask. At home I use it in DHCP mode. Manually setting them every day really sucks. How can I set them ...
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Security of OS X Lion server

If Lion server runs on OS X Lion, what is accessible from the "outside"? If I open a port and connect it to the ip of the Lion server, will that traffic be intercepted by the server app and limiting ...
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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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Change the MacOS MenuBar name of a Chrome Save-Application App

I created an app for a page (say reddit.com) that I visit often using the Chrome Save as Application shellScript. When I did so, I had two problems: The reddit.com icon was not the icon of my ...
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Apache Bench test error on OS X: “apr_socket_recv: Connection reset by peer (54)”

I updated my MacBook Pro 13" to Lion a few weeks ago. I just found out that Apache Bench (apache2.2.19) is not working. It always shows this error, no matter what: apr_socket_recv: Connection ...
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Switch global proxy configuration in OS X

I am using OS X Lion. Sometimes and depending on whether I am home or work I need to change the whole proxy and specify a socks one. This can be done by hand obviously but I wonder whether I could ...
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How do you re-install a package with Homebrew (Mac)?

Struggling to find good Homebrew documentation (or tutorial)... In the mean time I need to reinstall ImageMagick that was installed with Homebrew (brew install imagemagick) and not sure if I should ...
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How do I access Juniper Networks Secure Access web VPN from OS X Lion?

I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. When I go to access a Juniper Networks Secure Access page which uses the Java Secure Application Manager (JSAM) to login to my works VPN I get an error saying that ...
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Terminal in OS X Lion: can't write åäö on remote machine

Can't type åäö on the command line when ssh'ing to a Debian machine. It works locally though. Changing 'Declare terminal as' to 'xterm-color' doesn't seem to help, either.
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Enlarging disk partition on Mac OS X

I have deleted the primary partition from my computer, and installed Mac OS Lion on a second. Now I want to enlarge the "Lion" partition, to make it fill the whole drive. I've been struggling to ...
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Move Mac OS Hard Drive from One Mac to Another

I currently have two Mac Minis, one is the current gen, another is a 2009 model both loaded with OS X Lion. I am trying to boot the new Mac Mini with the hard drive pulled from the old one using a ...
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Re-binding the expose key on a macbook

The expose button on my macbook is absolutely useless to me as I use an application launcher. Is there some easy way to re-bind it to something more useful (like show desktop)? Or must I muck around ...