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Application keeps bouncing on dock and won't open

I have a game (Borderlands 2: Game of the Year edition) directly purchased through the App Store. I've been playing this game for a month until it started to have this error everytime I launch it: the ...
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Lock down OSX 10.7.5 app into kiosk mode?

I want to run an app in 'kiosk' mode for public unattended access via touch screen (no mouse or keyboard attached). I can already automate a network user logon and then the app launches (but only in ...
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Is there a way to hide certain apps from the cmd+tab menu?

Is there a way to hide certain apps from cmd+tab? The problem I'm facing is that I have some apps (like iTunes and of course Finder) always open. But when I'm working and switching between apps that ...
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Is it possible to block the Wifi access for an individual application(Mac OS X 10.7)

I would like to disable the network connection for an individual applications in Mac OS X 10.7 Lets say an example, I don't want to provide the network access for photoshop application. Is it ...
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How to start an app in the foreground?

For some reason, gitk always starts under all other apps. How to make it start on top of all other apps, like a normal program? Start it from the terminal with the gitk command, which lives in ...
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“Application opened for the first time” warning after every reboot

I have a problem with Lion 10.7.5.: the system does not remember that I already opened applications before. After every reboot, every time I open an application it displays the warning as if it's the ...
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Sanbox admin privileges

I just downloaded the iAntivirus app from the Mac App Store. I wanted it to scan my whole hard drive for viruses, so it presented me with an Open dialog box pointing at the root of the hard drive (so ...
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Mountain Lion Doesn't Download from Store

I just bought Mountain Lion in the App Store and it shows the download link. But after I click it and correctly enter my password it does not continue to download. Nothing happens. It just remains on ...
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Detect installed applications (software dev) on OS X Lion

I'm a first time Mac user. Aside from checking out the installed applications on my Applications folder, are there other ways to find out what applications have been installed on my OS X Lion? When ...
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Why does the Google Chrome icon appear like this in Applications?

I am using OS X Lion 10.7.4. The Google Chrome application seems to work fine and the icon appears normal the Dock and Launchpad. What does this error icon mean?
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Transmit - Copy files instead of downloading

I have files and directories on an FTP server that I want to copy to another directory. I select them, and option-release to copy into another directory on the same FTP server. However, Transmit ...
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How to extract/rip audio contents of an .exe?

I'm not sure if this is possible, but I've looked around for a solution, but never got any where by chance. Basically I need to rip or extract audio files from an PC executable file (.exe), there is ...
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How to disable Self Control application?

I use SelfControl quite frequently for completing homework and such, but at school, while I was away from my keyboard at the white board, my friend thought it would be funny to set the timer to 10 ...
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1answer
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Default Processes?

What are the default processes that would run in a freshly installed copy of Lion? I want to know which ones that I have are third-party processes so I can remove them.
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Best practice for installing applications for multiple users?

I have a MBP with Lion (10.7.3) on it and there are two user accounts on it, I use them to seperate work and private stuff, but when I install apps, I generally want to use/upgrade/remove them using ...
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1answer
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Make applications accessible to specific users?

I have an "Artist" user and a "Developer" user. I'm wondering if there is a way to make system wide applications only accessible to certain users. For example, I would like Pixelmator to only be ...
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New programs must be launched twice in 10.7.3?

I noticed recently that new programs (newly installed or downloaded) are not opening on first try on my MacBook Pro, or on my wife's MacBook. Both are running 10.7.3. On first launch, new programs ...
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Is there a way to disable OS X auto termination of applications?

Is there a way to tell OS X Lion to disable auto-termination for a given application that you do not want to auto terminate? FYI Lion is a quitter if you did not already know, what if you don't want ...
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cannot delete application on Lion

I cannot delete remove applications on Lion. When I delete some application in launchpad it disappear and reappear. Situations are quite the same as in this clip( ...
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How to remove the default application for opening a file?

How do you remove the default open with application for a file extension? Not change it but remove it so when I try to open it a popup says "There is no application set to open the document ...
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1answer
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Which 'system' apps can be safely removed

I safely removed Front Row, Chess and Face Time which else system apps are safe to remove and which I should never touch? I think it's a bad idea to remove "Dashboard.app" and "Launchpad.app".
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Pre-approve upgraded software/applications for users under parental control

I am responsible for keeping the software on our Mac at home up to date, and some software is updated rather frequently. This includes Firefox. FF is one of the applications our kids are allowed to ...
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Extremely slow 'processing file' times for Apps in iTunes 10.6

Since installed iTunes 10.6 on my MacBook whenever I update an app, the download is speedy but it is taking between 4 and 8 minutes in the indeterminate 'processing file' state. I've never seen this ...
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1answer
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Cannot reinstall iPhoto from App Store in Lion

My company recently upgraded my laptop to OS X Lion and was pre-installed with iPhoto purchased under a different Apple ID. I have my own purchased version so wanted to update the app, but it asked ...
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using iSync plugins in OS X 10.7 and later

iSync is being phased out from OS X. In 10.7 Lion, it doesn't come with it pre-installed any more. I have purchased an iSync plugin for my mobile phone. I am currently using iSync in Lion using a ...
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Is there a way to quit an app when the last item is closed?

When I'm working on MS Office 2011, when I close a document, spreadsheet, presentation, etc., the application stays open. This is confusing (to me anyway) and I find myself having to explicitly quit ...
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KeyPassX says “Wrong signature” when opening a .kdbx (version 1.x) file

I have a KeyPass 2.x file (*.kdbx) that I created on a Windows computer using KeyPass 2.x. When I attempt to open the file on Mac OS X Lion using KeyPassX, I get the error "Wrong signature."
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How can I remotely send an SMS message through my Mac from my iPhone?

Is there an application for Mac OS X which would allow me to remotely send SMS messages through my iPhone? Ideally, just a simple application or maybe a full screen remote application like TeamViewer. ...
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How do I change an Application Icon in the Applications Folder?

I just installed an application and drag/dropped the file into the Applications folder. The application (or folder) icon is showing as some grayed out icon with a crossed-out circle over it in the ...
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How to run GimpShop on Lion

I've just downloaded GimpShop and wanted to run it on Lion. So I've copied the app to the Applications folder and started it. It starts, I can see it's doing something with cache and bam.. it goes ...
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CD with data not opening in selected application

I am hainvg a problem with an app called Reunion 9. My dad made me a CD/GED file with data from his PC and I'm trying to load it onto my MacBook Pro. When it initially opened, it gave the screen to ...
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Mac App Store and multiple OS partitions

I recently set up an additional Lion partition in addition to my existing partition for development reasons. I was in the process of installing apps on this new volume through the Mac App Store, when ...
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How can I keep apps “always on top” in Lion?

With past versions of OSX, I used Afloat, but ever since I moved to Lion, it stopped working for programs like Evernote & Chrome. Does anyone have a suggestion for a program that will let me keep ...
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Two full screen apps in OSX Lion when using multiple monitors

Is it possible to run two full screen apps at the same time in OSX Lion when using multiple monitors?
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How can I remove unwanted apps, such as Chess or Address Book, from my Mac?

There are a lot of applications that I have no use for that take up space on my Mac that I want to delete. When ever I try to delete them it says that it is an essential part of the OS, which is ...
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How to fix “swipe up” and “swipe down” gestures in Reeder after installing Lion?

After upgrading to Lion, Reeder swipe up and swipe down gestures stopped working. How do I fix them?
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An anomaly (bug?) in iCal in Lion?

Has anybody else noticed a problem with date display in iCal in Lion? It appears when "Show event times" is activated in the General tab of Calendar preferences. I spotted a date-display ...
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Changing Preview.app's default View state in Lion

One thing I dislike about Preview.app in Lion is its defaulting to Continuous Scroll as the view option when a new PDF document opens. My recollection is that previous behaviour was for the last-used ...
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Lion - customize toolbar

In Snow Leopard you could right click an application toolbar icon and select "Remove item", this is no longer possible in Lion. If I select "Customize toolbar" I get the customization panel, but it's ...
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Reinstall Purchased Mac App from AppStore

After fresh install the Mac OS X Lion, when I tried to download again my purchased mac apps with App Store, I found that they are checked as installed. How can I reinstall my paid apps?