Lion is the marketing name for OS X v10.7, the seventh major upgrade to OS X. As of this release, Mac was dropped from the marketing name of "Mac OS X".

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Cannot Enable Jounraling (OSX Lion 10.7.5)

so I am trying to enable journaling on my main disk. I booted up from a thumb drive with OSX installed on it and opened disk utility, and the button enable journaling is greyed out and unclickable. It ...
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Is there a problem is closing the lid of a MacBook Pro when using an external monitor?

I am using an external monitor and the only way (that doesn't involve jumping through hoops) to turn off the MacBook Pro monitor is to close the lid. Does closing the lid causes any problems? I have ...
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How to map Xcode to other compiler [closed]

I have a compiler collection installed at path /asp/tools/install/3.0, which i need to use for compiling my project's source code. I'd use the following command to set the defaults, defaults write ...
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Run hwmond from OS X 10.7 Lion Server on OS X 10.11 El Capitan Server on 2009 Xserve

2009 Xserve has CPU activity lights across the front, with OS X 10.7 Server installed these lights function. With OS X 10.11 El Capitan they don't. The process responsible is hwmond from /usr/sbin. ...
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Scanner shared in Lion won't show up in El Capitan

There is some similar questions but I didn't find the answer and this case might be specific, I have a clue of the problem as long don't know how to solve it. I installed Lion in an old Mac Mini that ...
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How to downgrade to mac OS X Lion

I'm pretty new to mac environment. Recently my mac mini is updated to OS X El Capitan from OS X Lion, due to which some of my software are incompatible. Hence, I'd like to downgrade to OS X Lion (10....
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Upgrade OS X Lion to Yosemite with server tools

I have a Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5) and it is running server tools with Open Directory serving logins etc. To update to Yosemite, can I just update to the higher OS X version and then buy the ...
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Lion to El Capitan upgrade stuck on restart

I'm upgraded an late-2011 MacBook Pro from Lion to El Capitan. The install itself seemed to go fine. It got to the step where it restarts after the install and now it just hangs on this screen. I'...
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How to change the GNU Make's (default) default location of gcc

I run Mac OS X El Capitan 10.4. I have used brew to install Compilation Tools (https://www.topbug.net/blog/2013/04/14/install-and-use-gnu-command-line-tools-in-mac-os-x/). Now when I run make, it ...
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MacBook software speaker problem

I've found that the speakers on my 2008 Core 2 Duo MacBook aren't being used by Mac OS X. Some applications such as Skype that output directly to the speakers work, but the system (and any apps that ...
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Create install media - lion -command not found

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive in order to rebuild my sons old imac. I have followed the instructions given on this and other forums but am getting command not found when trying to run ...
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Unable to Run Update From 10.7 Lion to 10.11 El Capitan

I recently reinstalled OS X, which with my MacBook Pro (2012 Model) meant that it grabbed Lion from internet recovery. It successfully installed, and I installed some updates, but when it comes to ...
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problem with installing Network Storage drivers

i have a problem with accessing to my iomega-ix2 network storage. when i read the manual, i found that i have to download and install certain files (download link is in the bottom) so when i download ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a Mac Pro (2007) with Lion (10.7) to Yosemite (10.10)?

I have a MacPro (mid-2007) with the configuration listed below: Processor: 2x 2.66Ghz Dual Core Intel Xeon Memory: 20Gb 667Mhz - DDR2 FB-DIMM OSx: Lion 10.7.5 NVIDIA Chip Model 1024Mb SSD: 512Gb HD2:...
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My Mac would turn on but it would get stuck on the white screen upon startup after chime

My Mac would turn on but it would get stuck on the white screen upon startup after chime. I have OS X 10.7.5 Tried many things unsuccessfully like: Command-R Boot to OS X Recovery Mode =>...
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How bad is it to run an ancient Mac Pro with an unsupported OSX?

I have an ancient (c. 2007?) Mac Pro running OSX 10.7.5 at work. It's so old, Software Update no longer allows me to update to a newer operating system. I use a lot of software provided by MacPorts, ...
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True fullscreen browser display

I confess I'm not a regular Mac user so apologies in advance if this is a stupid question. I'm building a web page to be displayed (offline) as a projection on a wall. On the Windows PC, running ...
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Get Git working on Mac Lion

I am running Mac OSX Lion 10.7.3 with Xcode 4.3.2. I have this set up because I needed to get an old iPhone application running. My problem is I want to install git. When I install the latest version ...
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Creating a project inside XCode

In fact I want to port my wxWidgets-based application over to Mac using OS X 10.8 and Xcode 5. My application at this point will consist of the main executable and couple of dylib's. So, after ...
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Internet recovery

İ had bootcamp on my mac solely.And i decided to erase it and install mac back.So i used internet recovery.After a few process uninstalling bootcamp etc. i started to download mac os x lion,after some ...
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Finder won't search external hard drive now that I've updated to 10.7 Lion

I recently updated from 10.6 to 10.7 and now Finder won't search my network attached sever. It worked fine up until the update. I have tried re-indexing the Spotlight Search, but that doesn't work and ...
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How To Resume OS X El Capitan download after shutting down MacBook Air?

I went to download the OS X El Capitan on my MacBook Air. Yesterday I've downloaded 2GB with 256kbps download speed. After downloading it all day, time to let the MacBook Air rest. This morning I went ...
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How to stop Terminal from opening instead of Finder functions, such as New Folder, Open File, copy, paste, trying to move a folder to Desktop?

When trying to open new folder on Desktop from Finder-menu Terminal opens instead. Also I cannot move documents and folders onto Desktop- get a "forbidden" sign (= white circle with slash through it). ...
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Re-installing OS X with apartment Wi-Fi

I need to re-install OS X Lion and I'm at a stage where when I turn my laptop on, it needs an internet connection to proceed. I have a good strong Wi-Fi signal, but I need to sign in. I usually do ...
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Is it possible to modify/update the Wikipedia support in older Dictionary app versions (vers. 2.2.3)?

I have an older Mac that can't be upgraded beyond OS X 10.7.5. As a heavy user of the Dictionary app I'm unhappy with the now messed-up display of Wikipedia content and defunct hyperlinks, the cause ...
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Unable to unmount disk

I have received an old MacBook from my Dad and he had wiped it clean, but I don't think he's done it correctly. I am having issues with unmounting and re-installing Lion OS X back on, which it came ...
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Reinstalling OSX is blocked with unreviewed Apple ID

I got a couple-of-years-old MacBook Pro with OSX Lion, and I attempted to format it. I erased the installed drive using Disk Utilities and then chose to reinstall OSX. Unfortunately, in order to ...
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iOS 9.2.1 iPhone 5s & OS X 10.7.5 on a MacBook Pro

iPhone 5 is not connecting to MacBook Pro via charging cable plugged into USB port. Both have just had their software updated to the most recent software. The laptop recognises other devices that are ...
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How can I disable ALL notifications in OSX Lion?

I need to disable all notifications: iCal, Skype, and especially application updates. Everything. I can find info on how to do this in Yosemite, but not Lion. Would anyone know how to go about this?
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username not appearing in autologin

I have 2 admin accounts plus a guest account on mac-mini. I am trying to specify one of the accounts for autologin. However only 1 of the standard accounts and the guest account appear in the list of ...
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iMac 6,1 graphics workaround

My iMac (late 2006) has a busted graphics chip and artefacts when running OS X Lion 10.7 in its normal mode, however works fine in safe boot. Anyway, in safe boot I cannot connect to a VPN as I ...
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Xcode 4.6 hangs when loading

I'm new at this. I decided I wanted to build an iPhone app. I installed OS X 10.7.5 and Xcode 4.6.3 on a several-years-old macbook (2 GB memory) I double click on the Xcode icon in the Applications ...
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Downgrade Safari Browser

I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.8.5 and I have downloaded the wrong Safari browser, for OS X 10.10. It says "You can't use this version of the application "Safari" with this version of OS X". How ...
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Looking for a Terminal command to disable permanently “pause mode” on HP printer • Lion 10.7.5

Reason : HP Printer suddenly always on "pause / queue" while printing. My problem : All of a sudden, my LaserJet CP2025 printer stopped printing, putting instead all documents on queue. I'm ...
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Time Machine Backup Failing with Error 11

I've been trying to run a Time Machine backup for the last couple of days (OSX 10.7.5 and Porsche LaCie 2TB); however, it has been constantly failing. Console is producing the following crash messages ...
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Why can I no longer type upper case 'i's on my Apple keyboard?

For some reason I am suddenly unable to type upper case I's on my Apple keyboard. All the other keys work fine and the lower case I works fine too. if I engage capslock I can type capital I's but as ...
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Can't see old time machine backups

I've installed a new HDD in my iMac, so i reinstalled OS X. I used migration assistant to set back only the settings. I also wanted to set back some other folders, but since my new HDD was smaller ...
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Can I install an older OS X over a newer OS X without restoring from backup?

Previously I was running Yosemite. I upgraded to El Capitan and started having problems with an app I used regularly. The backup I have is OS X Lion. If I restore this backup, I'll lose a ton of ...
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How do I upgrade my 2010 MacBook Pro which has OS 10.7.5 to Yosemite?

My mid 2010 MacBook Pro arrived with OS 10.6.8 and I upgraded to Lion OS 10.7.5.I need to upgrade to bring Safari up to date, but am fearful that El Capitan is not yet sorted and may not run on my ...
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Reinstalling Mac Mini

Basically, I bought a used Mac Mini and I had to reinstall it. Trying to do so following a tutorial and it told me to boot into the recovery, remove the partition and then use the Reinstall Mac OS X ...
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Two Safari's at once?

The goal is to have two (or more) versions of Safari accessible on my mac at the same time. I know this is possible because I have done it with iMovie 9. I now can run iMovie 9 and the latest version ...
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My Mac Mini won't go to sleep

For some reason my mac mini refuses to start the screensaver or go to sleep unless I put the mouse into a hot corner. Energy saver is set to 3 mins as is system sleep. Any ideas would be greatly ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 keeps booting the OS X Utilities and won't accept our Apple ID

Before the issue became my headache, one of our relatives created a partition on my MBP to keep their files. Yesterday they deleted their partition and there might be important files that was delete ...
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Program for finding duplicate photos?

I used to use Visipics and completely loved it, it's simple yet powerful. However it's only for Windows which I have abandoned. Are there any OS X (Lion) programs that do the same? I'm sure there are, ...
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Equivalent of disabling services in Windows to lessen CPU/RAM usage for OS X?

When it comes to the underside of things I know a lot more about Windows than Mac/OS X, so I'm not sure if OS X is even like this in this aspect but what I'm wanting to know is I used to very ...
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Sections of desktop turn black?

So I have a very odd issue. At random I get black sections in program windows, on dock icons, and on my desktop. What makes it odd is I can actually take a screenshot of it plus you can even see it ...
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Can a Macbook 4,1 use 64bit architecture?

I have a Macbook 4,1 running Mac OS X 10.7, and I need to install the MESA program, that only works on 64bit machines. Running uname tells me that my mac is working in 32bit mode, and a quick search ...
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How can I issue a S.M.A.R.T. Enhanced Security Erase command to a HDD?

I have multiple hard drives that I need to erase before selling and some before going in the trash due to bad sectors. I'm not fond of software level data erasing (Disk Utility, DBAN, DD, etc) as it ...
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How to change OS X default system language?

I have OS X Lion, the display language is English, but the system language is German, so how I can change it to English?
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Cannot install Windows on my Mac

I have a 2008 Macbook running Lion. I started up Boot Camp and it gave an error saying the startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. I looked at Disk Utility and there was ...