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

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OS X Lion Still Broken: root user account will not logout, shutdown, or restart

Is there a fix for the Lion Root User Logout Problem? After logging into the root user on Lion I cannot logout by choosing logout, I cannot shut down the computer by choosing shut down, I cannot ...
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UP arrow key on Apple External Keyboard not recognized in OSX Lion terminal

I have a MacBook pro for work use, and just got my hands on an apple USB keyboard. When I am in the terminal, using the external keyboard ONLY I receive weird characters when I hit the UP arrow key. ...
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Chrome becomes unusable after viewing intranet site

I have been working with my IT department to figure out what is going on, but was curious if anybody in the community had an idea. I'm using Chrome 24.0.1312.57 on OSX 10.8.2, and when I visit certain ...
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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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Why do my apps go to my Launch pad instead of to my ITunes where I can sync the with my IPod

When I download an app, some go to the Launchpad and some go to my application folder. I need them to go to iTunes so that I can sync them with my iPod. How can I do this?
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How to make braces with Apple keyboard in Windows?

I'm using Bootcamp to run Windows on my Mac. Now I can't find a way to make curly braces and brackets. What is the keyboard shortcut for that? I am using a Swiss German Apple keyboard layout.
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Quickly Toggle WiFi on Macbooks [duplicate]

I frequently have to disable and re=enable Wifi on a set of computers. Currently this requires a password. It would be a major time-saver if users could do it themselves with a script.
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How to avoid slow startup / OSX won't save spotlight index?

Lately I've been having issues with osx taking a CRAZY long time to start up. Every time it does start, I have this hunch that, considering how hard spotlight is working after startup, that it might ...
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Path Finder execute .app

As title says, is there a hotkey to execute a .app package from within Path Finder? If you double-click/tap on a .app, Path Finder navigates into its package content. Is this maybe a setting that can ...
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Errors when installing Ruby to Mac OSX Lion via RVM

I was trying to install the newest version of Ruby via RVM, after I upgraded my Mac to Lion and installed the new Xcode 4.1 from the App store. I get this error in the log: [2011-07-20 16:57:15] ...
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How to adjust the sound volume in small increments in Mac OS 10.7 (Lion)? [closed]

I use a Macbook that has dedicated sound volume buttons (F11 and F12). In Mac OS 10.6 I was able to adjust the sound volume in smaller increments (1/4th of a square) by pressing Shift + Option + ...
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How do I set a default language (input source) for an application?

Has Apple completely removed the possibility to do this, and to what end? The primary input language for my MacBook is Norwegian. What I want is for OSX to open MacVim with the US input language ...
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Is it possible to set PATH on Mac OS X Lion without restarting?

Is there a way to set the PATH on /etc/paths without the need to reboot your Mac? I know I can do it using an alias but it's not permanent. For example, I want to set the PATH for MySQL.
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Can't delete items from Trash

There are some locked files in my trash that I removed from an external hard drive. I have tried a few different things but I delete them. I have tried: sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash mkdir ~/.Trash killall ...
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Google Earth Font/Icons Oversized

Google Earth fonts and icons appear oversized. Here is a screenshot: What I've tried so far without success: Adjusted font and font size in Google Earth Preferences Removed Google Earth ...
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“android” command run only with sudo on Mac OS

When I run android command I take following exception in bash, but it's everything ok with sudo. java.lang.NullPointerException at ...
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Simple Cron task in Mac OS X Lion

I am trying the Cron facility in Mac OS X Lion, but it does't seem to work. The crontab looks like this: MacBook-Air-de-Vincent:run vincentle$ crontab -l MAILTO=bxxxxxxxx@gxxx.com * * * * * (echo ...
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Installed new version of php but server still uses older version

I just upgraded to PHP 5.4.11 from 5.3.15 following this link. After upgrading I ran php -v but it shows me following output. Zafars-MacBook-Pro:php-5.4.11 zafar$ php -v PHP 5.3.15 with Suhosin-Patch ...
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Add custom network device icons in Mac OS X Finder?

Mac OS X Finder is smug enough to display any non-Mac device as a picture of a PC with a BSOD, but I'm wondering if it's possible to add other devices, so my Ubuntu machine is detected and has a ...
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add private hostname to dns

I have an Apple OS X Lion server with the host name server.company.private. and an IP address of 10.1.10.11 on a router with an IP address of 10.1.10.1. We have many users (iMacs) on another router ...
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XCode 4.3.1 Installation

I've recently installed XCode 4.3.1 which I downloaded from developer.apple.com site. Previously, I uninstalled an older version (XCode 4.1) by command line from /Developer/Applications... directory. ...
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How to kill a zombie process on a mac

How to kill a zombie process or find it's parent process on a Mac using the Terminal?
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OS X Lion - cannot run spotlight, mail, iCal etc

Whenever I try to run Mail or iCal I get the following error: Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000 Application Specific Information: ...
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What breaks my whois on OS X?

For some reason whois does not seem to work on my machine: whois heise.de whois: connect(): Connection refused whois google.com whois: connect(): Connection refused whois cia.gov whois: connect(): ...
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How to get Windows 7 Product Key from old mac harddrive

I don't know if I am going to get an answer or if this is possible but here goes. On my old macbook pro, running Snow Leopard, I installed Windows 7 with bootcamp. The logic board crapped out on me ...
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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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iMovie - how to shorten several videos at the same time?

I have like 40 videos, the lenght between between 10-12 minutes and I would need all of them shorten to 1 minute. Is there any way to shorten all videos at the same time in OS X (iMovie)? To shorten ...
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com.apple.launchd: com.apple.launchd.peruser error

It's been a couple of days I am reading these errors in the system log file. 25/11/11 21:31:43,373 com.apple.launchd: (com.apple.launchd.peruser.32697[92747]) getpwuid("32697") failed 25/11/11 ...
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AppleScript to logoff Mac user after closing an application?

I've configured a local user account on an iMac (Lion) to immediately launch Firefox to a specific page after logging in – the page contains a survey to be completed by the user. This works fine. ...
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13" MacBook Pro gets daily kernel panics

My software is OS X Lion 10.7.4 and I've reinstalled it 4 or 5 times to try to solve the kernel panic problems. It's better now, but still unstable. It's a Core i7 2.8 GHz (dual core) with 8 GB RAM ...
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Mac OS X Leopard: Install on External from Lion or Mountain Lion

I'm trying to set up some testing machines on an external hard drive. I have a Lion MBP and Mountain Lion MBP, and I'm trying to perform the installations from mac books. When I attemt to run the ...
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Can I convert my OS X Lion into a VMware virtual machine?

Is it possible to convert the current OS X Lion 10.7.1 install on my Mac Mini (i5, 8GB RAM) into a virtual machine via VMWare converter? I use VMware Fusion 4. Or, is my only option to set up the ...
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Desktop icons larger than 128px

I'm wondering if there's a way to break the limit of 128px for desktop icons in OSX Lion 10.7 (I have 10.7.5) by hacking some system files?
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Moving files between accounts on a Mac

I did something bad and killed my wife's login on her Early 2008 MB/10.7.5. Any attempt to log into that account crashes back to the login screen. Other accounts work fine. I created a new account so ...
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OS X: change root umask for su?

In recent versions of OS X (10.6+), the sudo command by default takes the "union" (bitwise or) of 0022 and the caller's user mask. This can lead to problems if the umask is more restrictive than 0022: ...
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Shut down Macbook Pro automatically after download?

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro. I want it to shut down automatically after downloading and installing Softwares Updates and if possible, downloads through other application too (eg. Mac App Store, ...
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mac osx lion - file size is less than 1mb- not booting

We have an iMac with wireless keyboard and mouse running OSX Lion. Looks like the disk capacity is full and shows only 16 KB free space in Macintosh HD. We are able to reach till the login screen but ...
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Can't enable universal zoom in OS X Lion

I upgraded to Lion from Snow Leopard and I accept the bugs with Microsoft Outlook but I have to find a way to fix my Trackpad zooming. I used to be able to pinch with two fingers on the trackpad and ...
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Time Machine + WD my book studio 1 tb

Situation: iMac 27" metà 2011 Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 WD my book studio 1 tb It's been 3 weeks of problems with my Time Machine. Every time I want to overcome the problem I have had to delete the ...
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“Console log” options doesn't appear in system log queries for Mac 10.7 console.app

In Mac OS 10.6, the Console.app had an option to show the "Console Log" which included what looks like the stdout/stderr message of running applications not explicitly sent to syslog. The option ...
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OS X Lion disable rubber-band scrolling

In OS X Lion, is there a way to disable rubber-band scrolling? This is the bounce effect when the content pane is scrolled beyond the top or bottom edge of the window. This only occurs with a ...
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What is the setfile equivalent on Lion (OS X 10.7)?

How can I achieve the equivalent of setfile -type 'sbDB' ~/myfile on OS X 10.7, which no longer seems to support the setfile command? I happen to know that the equivalent of setfile -a V ~/myfile is ...
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VMWare: MacOS full screen

I use MacOS image ( pre-install vmware image on internet). It works for me. But, the problem I have met is: my LCD is 1366x768 (wide sreen ratio), but when I start MacOS. Here is how it appear: ...
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Use Ubuntu Server as web server on Mac OS X via VirtualBox

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server edition using VirtualBox 4.2.6. I have set up terminal SSH access to the Ubuntu guest from my Mac OS X (host) I have installed nginx, mysql, etc by ...
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Don't exit full screen when pressing escape in apps like Safari on Lion

In OS X Lion, pressing the ESC key exits full screen mode. Unfortunately, and especially when using Safari, ESC is used for other functions, such as in Javascript keystroke event handling. I don't ...
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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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Fullscreen auto-restart in Mac OS X Lion

I got a problem with the full screen feauture on many app I use when I restart the computer. Some apps like Safari that I leave in full screen mode when I shut down, come back in full-screen mode also ...
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How to back up “The disk has S.M.A.R.T. errors” and fix the errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repair or recover drive from Mac OSX recovery mode My computer won't start up past the login screen so first i tried Safe Mode [Shift+Start up] didn't work . Then I ...
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iTunes on dashboard

I am somewhat a newbie in OS X, and I just discovered the dashboard and amount of widgets I can download to it. And my tow questions are: Is there a "iTunes widget" that plays music and controls it ...
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hung processes kills the system in OS X 10.7 Lion

UPDATE Dec 27 2012 OK, today after a week or so of mostly trouble free operation and several successful attempts to watch mounted DVD file shared via my other machine and no other problems playing ...