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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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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keyboard locked on a different language [closed]

My macbook is locked while keyboard is typing simbols instead of letters and tried to reset the system by cmd key + s but wen i want to put in the root requirements it doesnt work
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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 ...
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First click not working after short period of inactivity

OS: OS X 10.7.5 Hardware: Logitech G400s I'm having a problem with my mouse clicking. I am pretty sure this is not a hardware issue but a software one. The mouse is not registering the first click ...
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Firefox full screen doesn't hide toolbars

(Firefox 40.0.3 on Lion) If I go into full screen mode, all of the following remain visible, and I, rightly or wrongly, assumed they should become hidden: tab bar bookmarks bar address bar ... at ...
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For some reason I can't update my Mac OS X 10.7.4 to the latest software?

I've been wanting to update my mac for a long time but for some reason it won't let me whenever I try. I'm not an expert when it comes to computers so maybe I'm doing something wrong but if anyone ...
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Old Mac Pro starts randomly hanging - how do I figure out what's wrong?

I have a 2006 era Mac Pro I've been using as a file server. It's running Lion Server, the latest version, and all software is up to date. There's very little installed on it beyond the OS. When I ...
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Printer connected to Mac only works if other Mac is turned on

I have an old iMac G5 with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and a Canon PIXMA MG5350 printer. It prints without a problem on the old G5. I think the printer is connected via bluetooth. And now I also have an ...
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Can't boot into Mac OS after Windows install via Bootcamp

I just installed Windows 10 successfully via BootCamp. Now I am neither able to boot into OSX, nor is its partition shown anywhere. Turns out the issue occurs because of a mistake I made during the ...
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restore files, configuration and installed apps with time machine after upgrading osx

Currently I have an OSX Lion on my 2008 macbook. I want to upgrade to OSX Yosemite. But it seems I have to do clean install. So I need to backup all my files using Time Machine. My Question is: ...
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How do I access an SMB Share being hosted on a Mac running OS X?

I'm very new to the world of Apple so pardon my ignorance & general lack of knowledge. I only have Terminal access to a Mac which is being used for test purposes. I'm trying to share a folder ...
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Unable to install OS X Lion on Macbook Pro's new internal HDD

The model I'm working with is a Macbook Pro A1278, Early 2011 design. This belongs to a friend, whose current drive, a 500GB SATA III which came with the laptop, was shown to be in poor health, having ...
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How to get current user SID in Mac OS X

For my application purpose, I want to get the user information from Active Directory. Especially I want to get current user SID and user account domain SID. Can anyone tell me some way to get this ...
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Macbook Pro a1211 recovery

There was a laptop Macbook pro a1211, and at one point, covered with darkness, will not load the operating system. When loading shows a gray screen and company logo Click Startup option. There is a ...
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I'm having trouble setting up my email for my Mac, it's version 10.7.5

I received my brother-in-law's old Mac as a gift. When we tried to switch from his email to mine, the app won't accept my password or connect online. Does anyone know to fix this? The Mac still has ...
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Should the pgrep command be available in OS X 10.7.5

I posted this question on stackexchange and was told in no uncertain terms that my system was broken because pgrep did not exist in /usr/bin This has me worried, my system is stable and I am sure I ...
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How to remove OS X Installer for 10.10. to get back to 10.7, the originally installed OS?

I ran OS X 10.7 latest version on my MacBookPro 2011. Then I installed on an external USB stick 10.10.3 from my running system OS X 10.7. The installation on the stick was successful. After ...
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Application works when OS X was updated but not on a clean install

I'm trying to get FileMaker Pro 9 to work on Os X 10.10 (unsupported). Having installed a fresh copy of FileMaker on a new Mac I get an error stating that 'some required files are damaged or not ...
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Why wont my 13" MacBook Core 2 Duo (2007, a1224) power on?

My MacBook (a1181, 13'' Core 2) will not start.  It has a completely dead battery, but my bought new Apple branded magsafe's light will not come on, and the battery lights will not come on.  The SMC ...
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Can't install Python Modules

I'm running OSX 10.8.5 with python 2.7.10. When I run the following pip install pyodbc I get the following error message. Error Message: Command ...
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GUI/UI is messed up? (Lion)

Using Mac OSX 10.7.5. The contextual menu text is barely even visible. I have restored GUI files from a MacBook with a non-tampered with version of OSX (Modified files: SArtFile.bin, ArtFile.bin, ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot to OS X after Internet Recovery

Someone gave me a MacBook Pro 13″ A1278 2010 model. They took the hard drive and the screen was totally trashed. I managed to order a new screen from China this other day, however I connect it to a ...
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Mac OS X startup manager always appears (option key inverted?)

I set up a fresh install of OS X 10.7.5 on a mid 2007's MacMini2,1 and installed my personal stuff like some components via Homebrew. After a few restarts it stopped booting automatically into my OS. ...
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Time Machine: Is it possible to exclude 5000+ files via TMUTIL?

Is there a limit to the number of files which can be excluded in TimeMachine? I have 5000+ photos on an external drive along with their associated sidecar files. The photos are large and never ...
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Backwards Compatibility for Snow Leopard software on Yosemite

I have just upgraded to Yosemite due to a mac crash, my older mac installation ran Snow Leopard. My issue is I have software which I have paid for that is compatible with Snow Leopard, however it ...
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Ruined 2006 imac - Only allowed to reinstall Lion which is no longer availiable

I have a 2006 imac which was installed with lion and now I've got it to a point where the OS became corrupt. I've put a maverick install on a bootable USB but when I boot from the USB doesn't give me ...
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Where is Preview storing the data to reopen a PDF at the last page ? OS X Lion

I can see how to turn this behavior off in a previous question at How to set Preview to start on the last viewed page? But what file is/was storing this persistent data about the last page read of a ...