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

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Where to get Toshiba monitor driver software for MacBook Pro running OS 10.7.4

I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro running OS 10.7.4 to a Toshiba monitor. Where can I get the necessary driver software?
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Is there a way to get mail from /var/mail in a different client?

Many Linux systems store mail for users in /var/mail. Is there some way I can fetch that mail using my preferred email client? (I use Apple Mail on OS X Lion, but if there's way to do this that works ...
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How can I make an encrypted email message into a .p7m file?

This is a bit complicated, so I'll explain what I'm really trying to do here: I have a Debian server, and I want to automatically email myself certain logs every week. I'm going to use cron and a bash ...
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How to reopen a closed window (CMD+W), in the app switcher on OS X?

I am navigating with CMD+TAB through the app-switcher, but if I release the keys on a closed window, I get only the focus on that application. Is there a way to reopen that window again, with a ...
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How can we use Photoshop CS5.1 on Mac OS X Lion in a normal behaving window (like it used to be)?

I'm new to Mac, but I'm sure I've seen Photoshop windows behaving the way it does in Windows. Where the entire application resided in a single window. And inside the application window, there could ...
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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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Remap CapsLock(tap) to ESC and CapsLock(hold) to CTRL in OS X Lion

For vim purposes, I'd like to remap CapsLock to CTRL when used in combination with other keys and ESC when used in isolation. None of the existing solutions give both functionality - only one or the ...
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Can I Run XCode 4.3.X without OSX 10.7 Lion?

I cannot upgrade my Macbook to OSX 10.7 (Lion) but would like to have XCode 4.3 as I am now running iOS 5.1 and will soon be looking at iOS 6 ... and XCode 4.2 does not allow me to work with iOS 5.1 ...
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Remote access to OS X Lion from OS X Leopard and Windows

I need to access to a Mac running OS X Lion remotely from a Mac running OS X Leopard and Windows. Is there any software to do that?
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How to use the AWUS036H on MacBook Pro with Lion and Backtrack in VM?

I have the AWUS036H USB WiFi adapter and have recently upgraded the OSX to Lion. The thing is, there are no drivers for Lion for the AWUS036H, and I would have to boot into 32bit mode every time I ...
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Lion: unable to print on network printer (badge authentication)

I'm on OS X Lion: I would like add network company printer, I add it by system preferences (printer, add network printer:windows) but if I send a job I can't found it on printer job list. The printer ...
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Keyboard shortcut (or permanent setting) for fitting column width to longest filename in OS X?

I use the OS X Finder feature to expand/fit the column width to the longest filename a lot -- by double-clicking the two vertical bars at the bottom of the column border (in Snow Leopard) or the ...
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How do I download OS X Lion on my PC?

I want to upgrade my Snow Leopard machine (which is somewhere else) to Lion OS X. In the Apple app store, the Lion OS X download isn't available on my Windows PC (it only shows iPad/iPod software). ...
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Mac - per-kext memory extension, aka which kext is leaky?

I am having trouble with some of the kernel extensions I am running as after a day or two of use, the memory usage of kernel_task grows to 1.2GB and stays there all the time. The problem is that I ...
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acquiring license for Mac OS X Lion [closed]

We are building a software factory for producing Mobile Apps. In order to produce iPhone/iPad apps, we need a Mac OS X Lion virtual machine. How can we buy a license for OS X Lion considering the fact ...
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'/etc/init.d' or 'service' equivalent on Mac OS X

Is there any /etc/init.d or service equivalent on Mac OS X Lion? I want to start/stop daemons, such as apache.
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How can I create a partition for OSX without erasing other partions on the disk?

I'm trying to install OS Lion on my desktop using uniBeast. I want OSX to be on the same disk as my Windows 7 installation, but the installer's disk utility won't let me create a new partition out of ...
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Turn off USB power when closing MacBook lid

I have a USB-powered cooling pad under my MacBook Pro. When I close the lid to put my MacBook to sleep, I would like the cooling pad to turn off. In other words, I would like the MacBook to cut ...
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How do I reformat an unrecognized flash drive?

I just got a new flash drive (Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB). I tried to install live Chromium OS on it but I messed something up and decided to reformat it. The formatter froze and I canceled it. Now ...
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OS X Lion working with SMB mounts modifying permissions etc. on mounted server?

I hope this is a Superuser question and not for Server Fault. At work, we use a variety of Linux/Unix boxes. I mount these on my OS X Lion laptop via SMB. I've noticed when I work with files on the ...
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PostgreSQL homebrew installation lacks config files

So I successfully installed PostgreSQL 9.1 on MacOSX Lion. Unlike people say, I didn't have to change the PATH and no other version of PostgreSQL was installed on the system ($ psql --version shows ...
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Using the 'locate' command on hidden folders

I recently tried to locate a file called id_rsa to figure out whether a user had already generated public key. I ran locate id_rsa, but nothing showed up. I even searched for .ssh but couldn't find ...
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How do I setup Sourcetree without Kiln having to enter a username and password every time I push/pull?

I have a Kiln account that I use to manage my repository. However, I've noticed that everytime SourceTree accesses my Kiln account I have to enter in my username and password at least 3-4 times. ...
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OSX Lion groups: add group, set GID, add user to group, implement FakeGroup fix - all for NFS

I have three goals: Implement the "FakeGroup" fix Add a group with a specific GID (i.e. customgroup with GID 1111) Add a user to that group Implement the "FakeGroup" fix According to this ...
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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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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 delete Lion's 200mb partition?

After I installed mac lion I have a 200mb partition in front of my main install. It's says it's a GPT (Protective Partition). I would really like to get rid of this. I hate having my disk ...
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Why is command tilde not working?

It's clear that my hot key is enabled and I even reset it to command-` (tilde key), but it doesn't work. Any ideas why?
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Setup new Mac from encrypted timemachine

I was setting up my new Mac from encrypted timemachine, to my surprise, Lion start importing the files from timemachine without asking for the encrypted key. I couldn't find any documentation about ...
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Use TrimEnabler with SanDisk Extreme SSD?

I've just put a SanDisk Extreme 240GB in my new MacBook Pro running OSX Lion. Now I'd like to know whether I should use TrimEnabler to enable the TRIM function or not.
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$PATH issues with OSX Lion

I'm having some issues with running mysql from terminal: macmini:~ michael$ which mysql /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/mysql macmini:~ michael$ mysql -bash: /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql: No such ...
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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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Logitech Performance MX Mouse Jumps on OS X Lion (10.7.4)

I have a Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse that I am trying to use with OS X Lion. Everything is working except for one problem... there is a small, but quite noticeable, jump when the mouse ...
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OS X Lion: Strange screen distortions after awaking from sleep

My MacBook Pro seems to show weird screen distortions when it awakes from sleep. I always have to restart for this to fix itself. If I don't, all windows I open will show the same screen distortions ...
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Windows 7 64 bit VirtualBox VM slow on Mac OS Lion

I'm running VirtualBox on my Macbook running Lion (Aluminum 2008, 4GB RAM 1067 MHz DDR3, 160 GB hard drive space, 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) to run Windows 7 64-bit Professional Edition. Starting up the ...
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How do I configure Time Machine to correctly mount my external hard drive after waking my laptop up?

I have a an external hard drive attached via USB to my 13 inch Mac Book Air 2011 running 10.7.4. I have Time Machine setup to backup to this drive exclusively; this hard drive serves no other purpose. ...
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Trying to install MySQL, lots of brew doctor errors

In OS X Lion I couldn't install mysql. I get this when typing brew install mysql Error: You must `brew link cmake' before mysql can be installed so then I type brew link cmake ...
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How to connect to Orange Internet Everywhere with a Huawei E160 Modem on Mac OS X Lion (10.7)

I tried it for Orange Romania and the original connect software and drivers that come with the modem do not work, nor do those on the original Orange Romania website. The software actually made my ...
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Time machine backups getting corrupted

About once a month, I get the following message for my time machine backup: Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for ...
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Building Python h5py on Lion; gcc fail

I am trying to build h5py on OS X Lion; I'm using Python 2.7.2 installed from Scipy Superpack. Using either pip and setup.py approach, I get the same error: lipo: can't figure out the architecture ...
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How to recursively set permissions on a Mac for network transfer?

I have files on one Mac I am trying to transfer to another via firewire (both Lion, for the record). I have the source Mac set as a network drive. Numerous files on that Mac, however, do not have the ...
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How to disable the “Log in to iCloud” nag when logging in to computer lab workstations?

Every time a user logs in to a computer lab workstation running Mac OS 10.7, the "Log in to iCloud" nag screen tries to show itself, but since permission for that System Preferences pane is disabled, ...
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Did Mac OS Lion switch to using line feeds (LF '\n') for line breaks instead of carriage returns (CR '\r')?

I switched to Lion a while back and just noticed that when I save a text file in TextEdit, it uses LF for line breaks. I looked around everywhere I could think of on my Lion computer and could not ...
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move through spaces and take window with you without using a mouse? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X? Move windows between Spaces in Mac OS X using only the keyboard I have just set up being ...
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Issue with awtessd - how to permanently close a process on osx Lion?

I have a problem with this process called awtessd, when i use a program (autodesk alias) several instance of this process are opened, slowing down everything. If i close the process everything turn ...
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How to start QuickTime recording at command line?

How to start QuickTime video recording on a MacBook at the command line?
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How to efficiently restore Library folder partially deleted on OS X

I am using OS X Lion, and trying to delete some files I did accidentally (from home directoy): rm -fr Library I realized about this some 15 seconds later and did killall rm Some folders have ...
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Permissions in OS X for iTunes library with multiple users

I currently have a lot of music on an external drive and my iTunes set up from there. However, periodically, when the external drive isn't connected, iTunes will default back to the library location ...
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Cannot upgrade to Lion using DVD

When I first setup my MBP on 10.6 I made a lot of newb mistakes, and was unable to get Ruby on Rails to install, amongst a lot of other things. Because of this, I decided to backup everything on to a ...
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How to set mplayer to start in the secondary display ? (.conf)

I'm using mplayerosx-builds for video playback. How can I set mplayer to start in the secondary screen by default (using the .mplayer/.config file)? OS: Lion 10.7.4