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 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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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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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to move all swap to an SSD: Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard The information appears to be out of date at ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Start configured VPN from command line (OSX)

I have two VPN configurations on my mac and I would like to be able to start them from the console when I ssh into my machine. I have found the command networksetup which allows me to configure ...
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Building ImageMagick on OSX Lion and can't link libpng

I am trying to build ImageMagick 6.8.0-5 on OSX Lion with support for libpng. I am just using the standard ./configure make make install procedure. I succeed in compiling when I do not reference ...
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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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MAC OSX recovery unsaved work after Crash of Photoshop CS5

I have worked on several tiff pics, then I have left, stupid, unsaved work and when I got back computer was frozen. After restart Photoshop has re-opened, but not the files. The scratch disc is set ...
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How do I disable automatic hyphen correction in OS X 10.7?

How do I disable automatic hyphen correction in OS X 10.7? When using the spell checker in Apple Mail it is always prompting to correct my hyphens to another one which is essentially similar but ...
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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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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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Create a global shortcut for “New Message” for Mail in OS X Lion

How could I create a key shortcut in OS X Lion so when I am using Safari, I type these keys and inmediately a "New Message" window from Mail.app shows up?
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Leopard on a Lion Mac

I have a brand new Mac with OS X Lion on it. I would like to have a 200 gig partition with Leopard on it (I have the discs). When I insert the disc, upon bootup it just gives me a black screen with ...
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How to Set a Default Arrange Type in OS X Lion?

I'm having trouble setting a default arrange type in Mac OS X Lion. I remember doing it in Snow Leopard very long time ago but I forgot it.
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Disable Spotlight search in Time Machine backup

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and am trying to disable Spotlight indexing on my Time Machine hard drive, as the mds and mdworker processes are running wildly through all day at 15-60% of CPU... What ...
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How to automount SMB shared network drives in Mac OS X Lion

In Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Apple has replaced good old SMB support. Now I can't auto connect to my shared (SMB) network drives. Workarounds? Or is this impossible? In OS X Snow Leopard, I could ...
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Error during Time Machine backups on OS X Lion

After I turn on my machine, the first couple of Time Machine backups seem to go OK, but after about an hour I get this error: Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while creating the backup ...
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Mac OS X Terminal assistance

I have a damaged internal hard drive that I would like to erase. I have installed Lion on a USB external hard drive and am able to start Lion; however, using Disk Utility I am not able to format, ...
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Setting iTerm2 as the default terminal (OSX Lion)

I would like to set iTerm2 instead of terminal.app as my default terminal. Go2Shell for example let you open a terminal to the current directory in Finder. I want to ba able to use iterm2 instad of ...
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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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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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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 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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Is Bluetooth tethering slower than WiFi?

I'm tethering a Galaxy Nexus (running Android 4.0) with my Macbook Pro (2009 model, running Mac OS X 10.7). What's the difference between Bluetooth and WiFi tethering in terms of: latency bandwidth ...
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How do I login as a different user on Mac OS X Lion?

I have a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion which has a single local user (the local administrator account that I setup) and then the domain user setup on the laptop. I've gone into "Login ...
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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 do I set up JRE 8 on OS X?

I'm running OS X Lion. It comes with JRE6. I'd like to install JRE8. I can download a file that Oracle says is JRE 8 here: ...