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Questions tagged [osx-lion]

Use for questions referring specifically to versions of OS X 10.7, Lion. Non-version-specific questions related to OS X should be tagged with [osx]. Questions about Mac hardware should be tagged with [mac]. Questions about running OS X on non-Apple hardware are generally considered off-topic.

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macos Mail.app “Search with Google” context menu opens Safari

I have implemented Mac OS X (Lion) Chrome: shortcut for “Search With Google” 3 successfully for every other app except Mail.app. But I noticed that in Mail.app, there are two "Search With Google" menu ...
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Windows 10 Samba server not detected OS X Lion

I have a Windows 10 desktop which functions as the Samba server. When my Early 2008 MacBook, running Lion, attempts to connect, the connection always fails because it does not detect the server ...
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OSX Lion Bluetooth RSSI monitor

I have written a simple bash script for Mac Yosemite that retrieves and appends the rssi value of a paired Bluetooth connection to a text file when a desktop icon is clicked. It works ok. Here is ...
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08 MacBook, currently OS 10.7, new drive, do I have to start with 10.5 startup again?

I have an 08 MacBook A1181 currently running Lion 10.7.5. When I installed this drive I had to start with the OEM restore disks and build up from there to 10.7.5. The problem I had at the time is the ...
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Cant Re-install Mac os x 10.10

Last night i factory reset my mums mums MacBook pro. I had got to the point where I had to re install mac os x. I selected the hard drive I wanted it on and it prompted me with a apple id sign in. I ...
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2011 MacBook Air and Qubes

I have a Mid-2009 Macbook Air (2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB DDR3, and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB Graphics Card) and I would like to know if it is possible to remove OS X and install Qubes OS ...
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Graphical glitch flies across screen when moving layers in Photoshop and Illustrator CS4

There is this weird problem I face when moving layers in Photoshop. And yes, it is when I am moving layers. A weird glitch that flies across the screen as I move layers. Like a broken glitch box ...
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How to install and run Recovery Disk Assistant on Mac OSX from terminal single user mode

Need some advise on installing and run the Recovery Disk Assistant on Mac OSX Lion Mac mini (mid.2011), that is bad on discrete graphics card. I need to move from OSX Lion to a Linux distro, for it ...
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MacBook Pro 13, 2011 - can't upgrade to El Capitan

I need to upgrade to something greater than Lion 10.7.5 to install ibooks. I tried downloading El Capitan, but when I click the download button, it won't download. I have 256G of space. Any ...
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Unable to access .shh folder in terminal

Hey guys I am just wondering why this bellow command will not work: Nicholass-MBP:~ nicholasmaddren$ sudo cd ~/.ssh So I run this command within terminal to try and access the .shh folder that has ...
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OSX Lion I cannot access localhost from my browser

I am running mac osx 10.7.5 (My computer won't allow an upgrade). And apache 2.2.26. I am trying to learn cgi programming with c++ (because I'm already familiar with cpp), but cannot access localhost ...
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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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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: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-...
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Cannot reinstall Lion on old iMac because “this item is temporarily unavailable”

I need to reinstall the OS on my iMac. The original restore disk was deleted, so the restore system thingy was downloaded from Apple. I tried to do reinstall OSX, but it appears Lion is no longer on ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ec▒⎺...
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why does my Mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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Can I delete .dylibs in usr/lib after uninstalling Homebrew?

I am in the process of uninstalling Homebrew from my Mac Lion 10.7.5. I see that there are 181 .dylibs in the Macintosh HD/usr/lib folder that has the same "date created" when I installed Homebrew. ...
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Forgot password to id_rsa [duplicate]

I forgot the password to my ssh. I am planning to remove the files (id_rsa, id_rsa.pub and known_hosts) in the directory and starting from scratch. I haven't been using ssh since the whole heartbleed ...
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Why does iterm2 toggle font rendering with every other boot

I don't reboot my mac very often, so I can't really state if this occurs with every reboot/relogin, but I dare to say, pretty much every time the font rendering of my iterm2 becomes thicker or thinner ...
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env command shows 3 times same path

When i run env it shows 3 times /usr/bin under PATH . Same for every path under PATH title. For example - my scala bin directory shows 3 times . However, in my .bash_profile, it is written just one ...
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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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Shortcut to look up a word from a document on a specific website

On my MacOsX 10.7 (Lion), I would like to be able to select a word in a document, program or webpage and use it as an input for the search-fonction on a specific website. I know this function is ...
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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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VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0'

I'm trying to make a partition .vmdk file for Virtual Box. Basically I want to boot my bootcamp partition box up in Virtual Box. But I get the following error when I try to make the .vmdk file ...
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Mac OSX Lion 10.7.5. Is there any way to permanently disconnect from a server?

Every time I open terminal on my Macbook Pro, I get the IP address of a server I once ssh'd into. I allowed someone to use my computer to access his server and now it seems like there's some permanent ...
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Dual boot MacOS-ubuntu using refit

I am trying to install a dual boot with Ubuntu on my Mac Version 10.8.5. I first installed Refit but I forgot to reboot my computer so that Refit get properly installed. My mistake was to boot ...
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TimeMachine migrates to the wrong date. How do I specifiy which date to migrate from?

Recently, my MacBook Pro 2011 unibody, 10.7.5 crashed due to bad sectors. After installing a new a hard drive, I preformed a restore via the migration assistance. It all went well except that it didn'...
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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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FTP Url issue on Mac mini

We have a few Mac mini OS x 10.8.5 Mountain Lion machines. One machine is not able to load ftp URL on browsers. Checked terminals (command) also but it is not working. We have tried firewall and ...
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Mac Mountain Lion sometimes work very slow, kernel is overflow, all apps is killed

i have unknown delays in my mac sometimes... everything work well but one time in 2-3 hours kernel is overflow and i wait about from 30 sec to 5 minuts till it will end, and will start to work normal. ...
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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 this ...
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2009 Macbook, question mark at boot and at boot cd

I am attempting to repair a 2009 Macbook. Specs: http://support.apple.com/kb/SP504 At boot a grey folder with a question mark appears. In order to repair the disk, I have tried booting from a Lion ...
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Mounting any Windows share from OS X 10.7.5 suddenly stopped working

I have problem with mounting Windows network shares from my OS X 10.7.5 - it worked but it stopped and nothing helps and nothing in logs. Here what I get when trying to mount it manually: mount -t ...
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Why is my Mac contacting Romania?

I just used Onyx to clean out my caches and log files after which I did a reboot. Browsing the "All Messages" panel of the Console app I noticed this line: 10/27/13 3:38:03.000 PM kernel: 5.106.198....
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Mavericks not booting after successful installation over Lion (10.7.5)

On my 2012 MacBook Pro (15 inch, non retina, i7, 10GB RAM) after successful installation when Mavericks tried to boot, it is freezing there with "Still waiting for root device" (Seen Using CMD + V ...
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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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Display full month calendar on tool bar date/time click?

How can I get a full calendar view of the current month when clicking on the date time in the menu bar? Windows does something similar if you click on the date time in the menu bar it displays the ...
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Mountain Lion to PC on workgroup not seen?

Mountain Lion (Macbook Pro Retina)does not show in Network Panel on WIN 7 PC. Macbook Pro Retina shows Win 7 PC on Finder. I have a Macbook Pro.8 OS10.6.8 that shows on Finder and can be accessed ...
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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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How to remap ctrl+arrow keys to move word to word for mac

I'm coming from windows editors and I'm used to moving word to word in an editor (notepad, visual studio) or any application for that matter Can somebody tell me how to remap the ctrl+rightarrow and ...
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MAC OSX User accept password but does not allow me to login?

I have deleted the login keychain in user ABC which is administrator user, i remember the password. I also have a CDF user on my mac which is also administrator. When at login I give password to ABC ...
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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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Change GCC version on Mac OSX Lion

I'm currently running GCC 4.2. I would like to switch to a more recent version. I have Homebrew and I have MacPorts for package management. I've followed several tutorials today for installing a ...
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Should I wait for OS X Mavericks [closed]

I'm developing with XCode, but just realized the newest version requires that I upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion, which I am quite against as I don't need the (useless!) features. The upgrade itself is ...