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

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.profile not loaded (osx lion)

after installing mac ports my .profile looks like this: # MacPorts Installer addition on 2011-12-04_at_20:48:26: adding an appropriate PATH variable for use with MacPorts. export ...
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Why does DropBox occasionally add *com.dropbox.attributes files?

I've been a user of Dropbox for a few years now. Just recently I noticed that files with the extension com.dropbox.attributes started to appear in some dropbox sub-folders. Steps I create a new ...
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How can I get the escape key to work in Mac OS X (10.7) Lion?

I’ve used esc to get out of vi’s insert mode for 40 years. I am not going to relearn that keystroke as ctl-esc, period. Even if I were to do that, then I’d be typing ctl-esc on other platforms where ...
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How do I make Vim beautiful (read: Textmate font/color ) on Mac OS X Lion? [closed]

I am just starting to make the Textmate to Vim switch. I love it, but it's so ugly. I'm running Mac OS X Lion and needed Ruby support so I am using Vim 7.3 as installed via Homebrew not the Vim Lion ...
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How to disable password prompts when changing something in OS X?

If I start MAMP Pro, I need to type the password. If a Flash update is available, I need to type a password. If I install an application, I need to type a password. Is there a way to stop this ...
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Late 2010 15" MBP Black-screens during initial Lion setup

I have a late 2010 15" MacBook Pro. The current HDD is running 10.6.8 Installed SSD into USB powered sled, formatted 2 partitions in Mac OS Extended (journaled) Installed Lion via USB stick to SSD ...
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Can Safari 5.1 for Mac OS display favicons for bookmarks in the Bookmarks Bar?

When bookmarking a web site, most contemporary browser will display the site's favicon next to the bookmark, both in the bookmark view and the bookmark toolbar. This is a useful feature. In the ...
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Moving Swapfile in Mac OS X Lion

I had previously consulted this thread when using snow leopard to move all swap to an SSD: Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard The information appears to be out of date at ...
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Mac OS X libraries path setup

In OSX, by default, (apple) libs and components live in /usr. Since I use MacPorts and compile my own modules, I have the following path setup: /usr -> default Apple /usr/local -> My own ...
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Why can't Windows users read PDF forms I fill out with OS X Lion

I've been using Preview on OS X Lion to fill out PDF forms. When I save the form and send it to someone via email, they tell me the form is blank. When I re-open the saved form, all the data is still ...
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How to re-install OS X Lion if you forgot your Apple ID

I erased my HD and am trying to re-install Mac OS X Lion. I forgot which Apple ID account and password I used. How can I re-install OS X Lion then? And what is a "keychain password"?
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Install Oracle on Mac OS X Lion 10.8

I have no experience with Oracle but need to install it on my Mac so that I can test pulling data from an Oracle database. I already have Apache, PHP, MySQL installed but have no idea where to start ...
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Mount a SMB share's subfolder as a drive in OS X Lion

In Snow Leopard I was able to mount a subfolder of a Samba share directly using a path like the following in the "Connect to Server" Finder dialog: smb://someserver/someshare/where/i/really/want/togo ...
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bash ls command not found on mac osx

Having an issues with my terminal. Every time I tap in a command such as ls i get Patricks-MacBook-Pro:~ patrickwalsh$ ls -bash: ls: command not found Running export ...
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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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Lion built-in VPN client times out connecting to Windows 2003 PPTP server

I have a new iMac with OS X 10.7 (Lion) on it that refuses to connect to a PPTP-based VPN server (running Windows 2003 SBS). To shortcut past a lot of questions: There is a Dell workstation running ...
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MacBook Pro on Lion can't see 802.11g Airport Express network

I've just created a wifi network using an 802.11g Airport Express. My 2010 Mac mini (running Windows 7 via Boot Camp), and my iPhone 4 (running iOS 5) both see and connect to the Airport Express's ...
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Installing MySQL 5.1 on OS X 10.7 Lion

I am trying to install MySQL 5.1. I am on Lion, and when I remove all files associated with MySQL on my machine it still tells me that I have a newer version installed when I try to install it from ...
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How do I setup a local DNS server on Mac OS Lion?

I had some serious lag to resolve website address and sometimes things simply wouldn't load (pages kept loading for 5+ minutes without even a timeout error). So I had setup a local dns server/cache ...
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Mac OS X (Lion) Chrome: shortcut for “Search With Google”

Under Keyboard Shortcuts : Application Shortcuts I've already tried with either "Search With Google" or "Google Search..." as the Menu Item (both of these for Application set as Google Chrome, of ...
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Can't log into account on Macbook Pro

I installed MacPorts on my Macbook pro with lion, restarted, and now I cannot log into my account. After the restart it hung at the loading screen (the apple with the loading icon) for a while. I ...
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Mouse/Touchpad not working in Mac OS X Lion Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) with File Vault 2

I set up File Vault 2 in Mac OS X Lion with Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA). In PBA-login my USB-keyboard is working, while using a wrong keyboard layout. I can neither use my magic touchpad nor an ...
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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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Enabling SSH Daemon from Terminal (OS X Lion)

I am trying to find a way of turning on SSH through terminal, instead of opening settings and turn it on that way. Or perhaps a way to turn SSH on by running a .pkg file? I am running OS X Lion, but ...
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Mac mail downloads all the mails to the local machine

It looks like by default mac downloads all the mails from Gmail account to the local machine when it is configured. I would like to download the mails only on demand. i.e. in the way the iPad works, ...
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How to remove permanent map of a network drive on OS X Lion?

Some time ago I mapped a network drive on my Snow Leopard Mac, which was upgraded to Lion. The network drive is not active any more and I receive popups all the time with the error: There was a ...
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DTerm: How to open into iTerm2 rather than Terminal.app by default?

In DTerm, one can open a full terminal application by typing ⌘-↩ after a command entered at the DTerm prompt. In a recent release, it is noted that support has been added for iTerm2 in DTerm via an ...
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MacVim is not found by Spotlight

I'm a Mac Noob but generally a power Linux user. My new job handed me a fresh MacBook Pro with Lion installed. I installed MacVim successfully using homebrew. I'd love for it to be the default app ...
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Can I disable OS X Lion Autosave and Versions?

In OS X Lion, there is a new feature which provides auto-saving and versioning functionality. I would like to disable this functionality - I just don't want it. I have a workflow that involves my ...
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OS X Lion thinks Windows UDF-formatted external drive as exFAT and tells that the drive is invalid

I've recently bought a Mac, and I want to share my Seagate FreeAgent 1.5 TB external hard drive with both my Mac and my PC. I've searched and found that exFAT or UDF is the way to go to have ...
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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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OS X Server legacy support

I've been searching for some time but haven't come across an answer to this seemingly simple question: If you have a Mac server running the latest release (Server App, Yosemite), how old can the OS X ...
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OSX 10.7 - Hide DS_Store Files but not htaccess files in finder

I'm working on OSX 10.7 Lion, and i have finder showing me all the hidden files, so i can get at my .htaccess files. I'm wondering if there is a way to just hide the .DS_Store files in finder, so ...
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How does a trial version know it has been installed before?

How does a trial version determine that is has been installed before, to prevent users from installing it a second time, just like the products of Adobe do? I'm using Mac OS X Lion.
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Mount SMB share without 2GB filesize limit in OSX Lion

I want to mount a network attached drive onto OSX Lion with Samba. Usually I do this in Finder with "Go>Connect to Server" and type "smb://192.xxx.xx.xxx" in the Server Adress field, however doing ...
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sharing screen by the teacher for the students in the classroom

I have a Macbook with OSX Lion installed and I'm teaching a class of 10 students. All of them have windows laptops. I want to share my screen with them in the class instead of using a projector. ...
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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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OSX Lion and NAS problems

I have a NAS LACIE 2Tb BigDisk server. I can't connect to the disk as I get the following error: This didn't happen in Snow Leopard. How can I solve this?
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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 type a £ (pound sign character) on my iMac?

How can I type a £ character on my iMac using my US Logitech keyboard. I am on Lion. It worked on my MacBook.
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Nothing “saves” on mac

Mid 2009 iMac Lion 10.7.2 I've had the most obscure problem lately. I recently screwed over my mac by installing ubuntu, but forgetting to move GRUB. So I had to reinstall firmware and such. It's ...
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How do I change my resolution on my Mac to a custom size?

I want my Macbook to be 1280x720 for a certain thing I need to do, yet all the programs that do this cost money. Is there a free way to do within on Lion? NO: SwitchResX or whatever is not free.
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OS X Lion Inverted Scrolling Automation Shortcut

As everyone will know (who has Mac OS X Lion), by default, scrolling is inverted to make it a bit like the iPhone. Problem: There is no way to have "normal scrolling" for a USB mouse, and ...
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OSX Lion clang error on .bss command

I'm getting persistent error in OSX 7.5 Clang version 425.0.28 error: unknown directive .bss (I'm compiling micropython for an OSX host). It took a lot of fooling around to get pkg-config working, ...
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Copy busy file in OS X Lion

How can you copy a file in OS X Lion when it says it is busy? I am trying to copy Photoshop brushes from an external hard drive. Photoshop is not running and I'm not sure why OS X says that the file ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad 3-Finger Drop Lag

After enabling three-finger dragging for my Trackpad, I notice that it drags well, but when I release there is about 1-2 seconds of lag before it actually drops. I understand this is supposed to be a ...
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Can I send multitouch gestures over VNC to OS X Lion?

I see that my trackpad (Acer Aspire notebook) is able to detect double touches with Synaptic drivers installed. Is it possible that to recognize multitouch gestures so I can remote control a Mac with ...
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How do I drag a file onto Chrome? (Mac OSX Lion)

I have a file on the desktop that I want to drag onto a window (my browser). Suppose the browser is fully maximized. How can I do that in Lion? Before, in Snow Leopard, I could swipe up (reveal ...
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Deleted files still taking up space on OS X Lion

Last night I started to delete 100GB worth of VirtualBox disk images on a MBP running Lion. A dialog box opened saying that the trash was preparing to empty, but nothing happened for a good 20 ...
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Downloading Mountain Lion [closed]

I bought Mountain Lion from Applestore last month and was under the impression that I would get a DVD in the mail. Well I read the email received from apple yesterday and I huess I was confused. My ...