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

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1TB ext. HDD suddenly stops working - does not show up on desktop - Lion OS X

I'm really annoyed right now. I brought this 1TB external HDD (brand: WD elements) about 3-4 days ago. I put two partitions onto it, one Mac journal partition (for Mac) and one for PC to be able to be ...
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How can I have multiple browsing sessions in Google Chrome?

I often need multiple browsing sessions for logging into multiple services with different accounts at one time. I don't want to have to use multiple browsers, nor do I want to use a different release ...
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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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How do I make Vim beautiful (read: Textmate font/color ) on Mac OS X Lion? [on hold]

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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Connect to 3G internet connection (shared by iPhone) while connected to local network (wifi) without internet

Currently I need to connect to a local network that doesn't has any internet connection Let's say this is the rough idea of this local network: router: 192.168.1.1 computer a: 192.168.1.2 ...
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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to move all swap to an SSD: Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard The information appears to be out of date at ...
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Setting up a Digital VT100 as a terminal to OS X Lion

I have followed this guide: http://www.club.cc.cmu.edu/~mdille3/doc/mac_osx_serial_console.html And I installed the closed-source Prolific driver (the open source one and the FTDI ones always gave ...
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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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How to grab Cmd-Tab on Macintosh instead of sending to Screen Sharing?

I am using the Screen Sharing application on a Macintosh running OS X Lion. I use Command-Tab to rotate between applications similarly to Alt-Tab on a Windows machine. However, when the Screen ...
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Boot Camp partition disappears upon Tuxera NTFS installation

I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro. Shortly I installed Tuxera NTFS to gain write access on NTFS formatted drives. Since then I cannot select the Boot Camp partition in the system ...
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Merge AVI-files without recoding in Mac OS X Lion

Is there a (at best free) solution to merge AVI-Files in Mac OS X Lion without the need to recode them? (Until Snow Leopard I used D-Vision 3, which won't run on Lion because it's PPC.)
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Is there a way to “Auto-Restore” a Mac on every startup? (OS X Lion)

I have a project where Mac Minis will be used to run different applications. Each Mac Mini will have ONE application that it will ever have to run in its lifetime, and it will have to run it all day ...
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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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Deleting MAMP from Applications and emptying trash gets me an error

I'm trying to uninstall MAMP to make way for a XAMP / MySQL / PHP / Mongo installation. I read you just need to delete the MAMP and MAMP Pro folders from Application to do this. Simple as that. I've ...
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How do I stop automatic changing of iterm tab titles?

After switching to using .bashrc instead of .bash_profile (I didn't like how the default terminal worked with one config file and utilities like screen with another), the behavior of iterm2 changed. ...
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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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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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iTunes opens on event of remote device or app in OSX

I was having trouble with iTunes opening once I paired my bluetooth headphones, I was trying to play something off of soundcloud, and every time I hit the button on my headphones or even pressed the ...
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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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What is a .lockfile?

What are the .lockfiles (for example, in ~/Library/Preferences) in OS X Lion for? I didn't seem to see them in Snow Leopard. Do they impact modifying other files in any way? And how do you open these ...
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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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Mac OS Lion - Always show menubar with fullscreen apps?

Does anyone know if it is possible to keep the menubar in Mac OS Lion visible for fullscreen apps instead of hidden until hovered over? I imagine there's some Terminal command I can enter to adjust ...
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Can only see part of the screen when connecting via NX, how can I control NX size?

I'm using NoMachine's NX client on OSX 10.7.2 to connect to an NX server running on Ubuntu 10.04.3. I've chosen the Gnome desktop during the connection creation. The NX screen that opens is smaller ...
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How can I remap the Caps Lock key in Mac OS X Lion?

I would like to remap the Caps Lock key to some other unused key (in a system-wide fashion). Being a MacVim.app user, I always liked to idea of remapping the Caps Lock key to some other key such as ...
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In OS X is there a way to assign an application window to a specific monitor?

I know that with OS X Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8) applications can be assigned to specific Spaces/Desktops. With my laptop I daily connect and disconnect from an external monitor. When I ...
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How do I obtain statistics about sent email from Mail.app?

I use the Mail.app in OS X Lion. I would like to determine statistics about all emails sent within a timeframe (in this case, from 2010 to current). In particular, I'd like histograms for emails per ...
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Can anyone confirm that the “net” commands (net rpc, net ads, etc.) were removed from OS X Lion?

I just upgraded to OS X 10.7 Lion and soon realized that running net rpc shutdown... to reboot one of my Windows machines resulted in a "comand not found" error. Indeed, it seems that netis just ...
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OS X Lion - Installing Oracle 10g Standard Edition

Im trying to install oracle 10g on to OS X Lion, I have previous achieved this on snow leopard with the following ...
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How to open a new window from dock if it's already running in OSX

I'm new to OSX and the thing I miss from Windows 7 is the ability to open a new window if you hold the Shift key and press on the Applications icon within the task bar. Similarly, OSX does have a ...
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OSX Lion: Can I use “classic” mousewheel scrolling but keep “natural” trackpad scrolling?

I recently upgraded from OSX Snow Leopard to OSX Lion version 10.7.1. So far, I'm enjoying the "natural" scrolling when using my trackpad. However, when scrolling with my mouse wheel, I'm having ...
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tmux shows weirdly encoded history on OSX

If I do the "history" command in tmux, I get a really weird result. Anyone got a hint on what to do to get normal output? The output looks like this: 477 ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 478 c▒├ ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 479 ...
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How do I disable animations in Preview in Lion?

For example, open up a pdf and set view to two pages and hit arrow key up/down. Is there a way to get rid of the animation? Preview feels really snappy and fast, and to have animations like that just ...
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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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Disable login animation in Mac OS X Lion

I am running Mac OS X Lion in VMWare Workstation 8. The graphics performance is not stellar, so most of the animations built into the OS are a bit choppy. I have already disabled the window ...
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VNC from Windows to OS X Lion: App stuck in fullscreen mode

I'm connecting to a remote Mac through a Windows. ahh it gets more complicated than that. I'm sitting by my iMac. I use Virtual Box in it to launch Windows 7. In it I have a VPN connection to a ...
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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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HP LaserJet 1010 driver for OS X 10.7

I've been looking for a website where I can find the software of HP LaserJet 1010 driver for OS X 10.7. I found a source in the official website of HP but I couldn't find the download button or link ...
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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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How to show the menu bar on secondary desktops (spaces) on Mac OS X Lion?

I added additional Desktops (previously known as Spaces) via Mission Control on Lion. On each additional desktop the menu bar is missing. The menu bar is only visible/accessible from the primary ...
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New Growl in App Store: Hide menubar icon?

I love growl – using it for years. I switched to a new Mac with OS X Lion and installed growl from the App Store (1,99 $ or so) Now I have this growl menubar icon up left besides the date and ...
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Increasing System Menu Font Size for OS X Lion

My father-in-law recently picked up an iMac (with OS X 10.7 - Lion) and loves it. However, his eyesight isn't that great and would like to find a way to increase the font size of the system menu bar ...
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Is there a way to “force” an app in OS X to have a menu bar icon?

Fluid makes menubar "apps" out of webpages etc, but i just want to stick a "launch" icon in the menu bar for, let's say screen sharing. Can it be done? is there an app out there that does that? I ...
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Unknown Menu Bar Item that won't go away

I just started noticing this menacing and unknown icon in my menu bar. It's a red exclamation mark in a blue circle with a green arrow. Here's an image: If I click it, whether I press Cmd or not ...
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Change color / look of AirPort menubar icon in Mac OS X Lion

How can I change the color / look of the AirPort menubar icon in Mac OS X Lion (10.7.4)? I've looked around quite thoroughly for these. It appears that they used to be in (but are not on my system, ...
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How do I make the Spotlight menu hint bubble go away in OS X Lion?

In Mac OS X Lion when you bring up the Spotlight menu and start typing something, a large-ish hint bubble will pop up to give more info about the selected result. That's all well and good except that ...
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Macvim lags while Vim on terminal is buttery smooth

I am running OS X Lion 10.7.3 and Macvim runs significantly slower than vim on the terminal for me. All movement commands in Macvim are much slower. Moving up and down in visual mode is equally as ...
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Shortcut for moving an email to another folder in Mail.app

How could I setup a keyboard shortcut for Mail.app in OSX Lion so an email in the inbox, which is still unread, when I use this shortcut is moved automatically to some other previously defined folder? ...
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Force reaping of java zombie processes on OS X 10.7

I have CrashPlan running on my MacBook Pro, and it went a little haywire. Essentially, it caused a fork bomb. Fortunately, I had an open Terminal window and was able to run this command: sudo ...