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 setup a local DNS server on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)?

I had some serious lag to resolve website address and sometimes things simply wouldn’t load; pages keep loading for 5+ minutes without even a timeout error. So I had setup a local DNS server/cache ...
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Can I upgrade a MacBook 2,1 to OS X 10.8?

I have a MacBook 2,1 mid-2007 model with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and 500 GB storage with 300GB still available. I was using this Mac to submit apps to the AppStore but for ...
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What are invalid characters for a file name under OS X?

I am having trouble finding this information, and trial and error is telling me that there may not be any. What are invalid characters for a file name on OS X Lion (10.7)?
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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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Option key does not work as Meta in Tmux

I am using Mac OSX Lion. I have checked "Use Option key as Meta" in Terminal preferences. Although the Option key seems to work fine as Meta in Bash, when I use it in Tmux (over SSH) it does not work ...
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Forcing 5 GHz on MacBook Pro

I currently have the retina MacBook Pro running OS X lion and want to force the wireless card to only connect only to 5GHz networks. Both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz have the same SSID so I can not pick ...
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How to fix choppy audio and Wi-Fi problems with Bluetooth speaker on Mac OS X Lion?

I have a Creative D200 Bluetooth speaker that I use with my 2011 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion. The speaker more or less works as a Bluetooth audio device, but I run into two problems seemingly ...
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Mac osx Lion - Create lion dvd from preinstalled macbook

How can I make an installation dvd if the os was already preinstalled on my new macbook? I have seen a method of doing this but requires purchasing a copy of lion in the app store. cheers
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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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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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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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How do I configure helpd on OSX so that it doesn't periodically call home to application sites?

Little Snitch, an outgoing network traffic blocker, notifies me when an application is attempting to establish a connection. Many applications that I've installed have apparently registered ...
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How to disable the animation when activating fast user switching in OS X Lion?

I really loathe the cube animation when using fast user switching. Is there a way to disable it?
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Global keyboard shortcut to eject external hard drive on Mac OSX Lion?

Is there a global keyboard shortcut to eject an external hard drive? If not, can I install one?
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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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Windows 8 refuses to install on new partition created using Boot Camp

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my Mac (10.7.5) but I'm running into some big issues. First I'll explain what I already did. I created a partition with the Boot camp assistant (151 GB) I ...
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How to restore bookmarks before accidentally syncing Chrome

I accidentally lost all of my bookmarks by signing into Chrome. How do I restore my bookmarks? I do not have the path: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks ...
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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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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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Prevent Mac From Reloading Apps After Restart

I had to power cycle my Macbook Pro by holding down the power button after it locked up. When it restarted, it reloaded all the apps that I had been running before, which took a long time and was ...
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Can't find the Google Chrome User Data Directory in Mac OSX Lion

I need to increase the font in my Inspect Element window in Chrome. I found a tutorial on how to do it: http://k20e.com/blog/2011/08/18/how-to-set-the-chrome-console-font/. According to the Chrome ...
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How to remove pages from a PDF document on Mac OS X to print?

I'm faced with a 600 pages long PDF document. There's some vital information on it but at least half of those pages are not necessary so I would like to exclude them from the PDF prior to printing to ...
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How do I find out where paths in my $PATH were defined?

There are some paths in $PATH, which I don't want. I'm not sure how they got there; they aren't coming from my .profile. Is there a way to determine which scripts are modifying $PATH?
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Quotes within quotes applescript

I am doing an applescript that is supposed to set an command with quotes an varible. This is the code so far: set myString to "This is a "quoted" text." But an error occurs because applescript ...
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Fixing/Correcting OS X home folder file permissions

Long story short, I managed to muck up the file permissions within my home directory in OS X (Lion). While I'm familiar enough with linux file permissions and more than comfortable changing them, I ...
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I don't get to see a preview of my PSD files in Finder

I used to be able to see previews of my Photoshop documents in Finder, both as an icon and with Quick Look. Now, all .psd files just show a white box: How can I change this?
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Installing OSX 10.7 on MacBook 4,1

I am not a Apple user, but I want to upgrade a MacBook 4,1 to Lion 10.7/10.7.5 but when I boot from the CD with the dmg file I bought from app store, I click on Reinstall Mac OS X but I get a message ...
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Equivalent for Time Machine that writes to NTFS disks

I'm looking for some OS X Lion software that can periodically backup certain folders. I can't use Time Machine because the storage disk is NTFS and I'm using Paragon to r/w on it.
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How do I hide files from “All My Files” in Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)

It should probably come as no surprise that their are certain files I don't want to appear in "All My Files" EVER. How do I get Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion) to ignore specific folders for its ...
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How can I create a wireless hotspot on OS X like Internet sharing but without an actual internet connection?

I want to use my Wi-Fi Printer with my MacBook and it works great when the Printer connects to the Wi-Fi Network created when I set up Internet sharing. What I want to know is, is there a way to set ...
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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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Where to find the .bashrc file on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion?

I want to install rvm on my Snow Leopard machine. It says I need to add a line to my .bashrc file (I'm using bash) but where is my .bashrc file?
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How to change default Python path to 2.6 from 2.7.2 on iMac OSX Lion 10.8.5?

I need to install Scipy, Numpy, Scikit-Learn on my iMac, which runs on OSX Lion 10.8.5, the default Python is 2.7.2. I have downloaded Scipy, Numpy, Scikit-learn, but could not install them because ...
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OS X Lion doesn't copy some files between different folder

yesterday I installed my Lion, worked fine ! Today I downloaded few mp3 files from internet using Chrome, they went to the Downloads folder. The first problem is when I go to the folder, on the ...
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How to reset mac PRAM through the command line in Lion/Mountain Lion?

I'm trying to write a script to automate a PRAM reset and I've seen a lot of old guides that tell me to use the following command to reset the Mac's PRAM via the terminal: nvram boot-args="-p -r" ...
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How to add a line to .bash_profile

I just installed Homebrew on bash on my Mac and now I need to do this: Once you’ve installed Homebrew, insert the Homebrew directory at the top of your PATH environment variable. You can do ...
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Should I symlink my /private/var/vm dir to another volume in OS X Lion?

So I just installed an SSD in my MBP and have been a bit concerned about running out of disk space. I noticed that /private/var/vm holds an 8.6 gb sleepimage file as well as swap files. I'd be much ...
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How to stop Mail.app in Lion creating an Archive folder for archiving in Gmail?

Mail.app in Mac OS 10.7 added an Archive button. Unfortunately, when archiving a message in a Gmail account, instead of simply putting the message into All Mail folder, Mail.app creates a folder ...
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Error adding cronjobs in Mac OS X Lion

Until now, I have never attempted adding a crontask on my Mac. To my surprise, it threw an error.. [hayek@mac:/www/] 02:33:22 PM: crontab -e ...
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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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How to install Uniconvertor (command-line app) on Mac OS 10.7.2 (Lion)?

Uniconvertor is a command-line tool that shares code with the sK1 Project. it's used to convert from one type of vector graphic file to another like this: uniconvertor before.eps after.svg I'm ...
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Mac OS X 10.7 can't ping/telnet localhost

I'm developing using django/postgresql on Mac OS X 10.7 and suddenly I am unable to access the test server through http://localhost:8000/. I can make it listen on 0.0.0.0:8000 and then it works... ...
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Is there a way to force OS X Lion to connect to a VPN whenever there's network connectivity?

I need to deploy a couple of remote computers and I need them to always connect to the VPN whenever there is internet connectivity. Is this possible? If so, how?
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Resume Zsh-Terminal (OS X Lion)

OS X Lion has "Resume" feature, i. e. when you reopen an app it restores all windows and their contents. That works for Terminal as well. But if you use Zsh instead of Bash it doesn't restore opened ...
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How to stop Spotlight indexing a networked Time Machine backup?

My Time Machine backs up to a hard drive connected to my Airport Extreme. After I've upgraded to Lion I have noticed that the mds process (the Spotlight indexer) has been running at 100% cpu every now ...
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How to kextunload in OS X Lion

I'm starting to learn more about the mac os x internals. Now i want to load and unload some kernel extensions. I startet to load the MS-DOS file system via sudo kextload ...
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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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Errors in Homebrew on OS X Lion

I just ran the Homebrew script as described in the installation page. I then ran brew doctor in Terminal, and it returned several errors. I'm not sure how to fix those errors, please help. brew ...
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How can I debug OSX memory card events

I am trying to get kernel messages for memory card insertion - removal, but i don't get logs. I issue the command "tail -f /var/log/kernel.log" So i need to know how to increase kernel log level to ...
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OS X alternatives to iTunes for playing FLAC

I am new to OS X and their player iTunes doesn't seem to like FLAC (they support only ALAC). I am looking for a player to play FLACs. I know VLC does the job, but is there any player that can: ...