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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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 ...
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Hard Drive Change SSD - Macbook Pro

My Macbook was slow, and then i've want to make it faster, it is a Macbook Pro from 2011 or 2012, can't remember it. I bought a Samsung SSD 850 EVO. Firstly what i did, was to take out the old ...
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My 2011 Macbook Pro won't start - folder with blinking '?'

My Mac will not start up. I went to recovery mode and made a backup of everything on an external drive. Now the Mac only starts up from the external drive. I have OS X 10.10, Yosemite. I tried to ...
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How to open applications regardless of required version?

So I downloaded this application that I am relatively sure is able to run fine on 10.7.5 (My version of OSX), but when I try to open it, a message pops up saying that it requires at least version ...
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find all quarantined files or get dtruss output without running with admin privs

Short question: How can I find all files/directories that have been quarantined. I'm running Lion (10.7.5) OR Can I see what files a command are accessing, without having that command run with root ...
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Laptop frozen on Apple logo screen during update to Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro from later 2011 running on the lion operating system. I took all the precautions noted on other websites (repaired disk, deleted large applications). I had enough storage for this ...
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Airdrop between newer and older macs without clicking the “Search for an older Mac” button

I have a new MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3 and an older Mac Mini running Lion 10.7.5. Airdrop works in both directions, provided that if I am transferring from my MBP to my Mini, I click the ...
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Principal HDD doesn't appear in the list of disks to format

I'm using the recovery tools (from internet), but I can't format the internal 500GB HDD. Entering diskutil list in Terminal I get the following output: -bash-3.2# diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: ...
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How can I upgrade my iMac to Lion 10.7?

I have a late 2006 iMac which I would like to upgrade to mac os x 10.7. What options are available to me, such as download or DVD, and where can I buy it from? Will the seller deliver it to my ...
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Enable internet sharing from command line (without using applescript)

I have perfected a couple of scripts which can enable and disable the sharing interactively using applescript, but I want a way to be able to do everything without the applescript. My aim is to learn ...
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How to fix error: Unable to create ProfileManager log file at > '/var/log/devicemgr/profilemanager.log' (No such file or directory)?

On a 10.7 (10.7.5 to be precise) Mac OS X Server machine, there are repeated error messages in Console: ProfileManager: Unable to create ProfileManager log file at ...
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Using same Apple ID with two of our phones, can they be linked

My boyfriend and I are using the same Apple ID on both of our phones. I just want know how can I link my phone to his?
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Will Mac Mini i5 OSX 10.7.5 Boot in 64 Bit Mode

Considering buying a mid 2011 Mini i5 OSX 10.7.5 (16GB) to run Lightroom 6/CC and Photoshop CC. They require 64 bit systems. My Air (4GB) doesn't have enough RAM to run efficiently. Will the Mini ...
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Problems connecting to mail server in Mail.app after server change

I have moved to a new server (web server and mail server in it) for my website. In order to not create confusion, I created the same mailboxes in the new server with the same passwords, in order not ...
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Install OS X replacing Windows on a Mac without losing data

My brother installed Windows 7 on my Mac. Now I am trying to install OS X Lion but when I select Reinstall OS X, I am not able to select any drive. One of my drive has 1.27 TB of data. Is it possible ...
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MacBook Air doesn't connect to known WiFi network automatically

I have two WiFi networks: one at home and one in my office. Both are basically quite similar – same connection provider, same connection speed, same modem, same router – the only difference is that at ...
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Key to boot from USB on Ubuntu Macbook 2007

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my 2007 Macbook. I need OS X back. I burned OS X Lion (10.7) to a USB, now what?
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How stop Macbook White to try to find a CD

I have a very annoying problem. My old Mac Book White with OS X Lion try to find if there is a CD/DVD every X minutes. The problem is because it cause a noise. If I put a CD/DVD inside it, from time ...
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OS X Lion Virtual Machine on Yosemite?

I have a Mid-2014 MacBook Pro (Retina), running OS X Yosemite. I would like to run OS X Lion within a virtual machine. Is this setup supported by Parallels/VirtualBox/VMware, even though this MacBook ...
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how do I install SIPSAK?

How and where is this installed from on a Mac? For context, SIPSAK is the SIP Swiss Army Knife: sipsak is a command line tool which can send simple requests to a SIP server. It can run additional ...
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How do I post a screenshot from Mac OS X Lion on askdifferent?

How do I take a screenshot? On the other Mac I was using, grab was installed, but paying for screenshots seems excessive. System Software Overview: System Version: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63) ...
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How to install Xcode 4.2.1 for OS X Lion 10.7.5

These instructions say "install xcode", but then say "once you have xcode installed". Pardon, didn't they skip a step? How do you install xcode? 2.1.1. Install Xcode on OS X 10.9 or later ...
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What are the search parameters to get Xcode 4.2?

What are the search parameters to get xcode 4.2? I see xcode 6, and searched for 4.2...and got back hundreds of results. https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action My system: System ...
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Restoring Time Machine backup made on a previous OS X version

My macbook pro, running OS X Lion (10.7.5) got stolen last night. Luckily they didn't take my external drive, where I have a Time Machine back up of all my data, which is extremely important to me ...
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Buy Mac OS X 10.7 and install on an empty drive

I want to upgrade my old MacBook 3.1 late 2007 by replacing the hard drive with a SSD (Crucial MX100) and updating Mac OS X from 10.5 (Leopard) to 10.7 (Lion), which is the latest compatible version ...
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how do I enable the root user from the Directory Utility?

How do I enable the root account? I don't see any options related the system user. Do I enter the server as "localhost"? What do I select here? System Software Overview: System Version: ...
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MacBook Pro won’t boot up after putting the bottom case screws back in place

I'm kind new in this world of Apple, and I have an Intel-based Mac that suddenly had the hard drive fail. So I make a Mac OS X USB flash drive, and realize that the old hard drive died since “Disk ...
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Failing OS X Lion installation (in loop, no control)

I've been trying to upgrade my OS to Lion (still old, I know). The installation failed because "recovery system can't be created". So I backed up everything, and installed Lion on an external drive. ...
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How to recover data from MacBook which won't startup properly?

My 2012 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.7 Lion would not start up properly (it has the doomed flashing white question mark on a grey folder). I have tried the following: couldn't access Safe Mode; holding ...
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I have a MacBookPro8,2 (i7) that does not have an OS on startup

It shows a round icon with a slash in the middle much like in "no smoking" signs.. And when i did CMD + R and opened disk utility, the original hard drive doesn't appear on the left column. I don't ...
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Updated MacBook Pro to 10.8.5 and now nothing will open apart from Spotifiy

I updated my MacBook Pro (7 years old) to Mac OS X 10.8.5 and now nothing will open apart from Spotifiy and System Preferences. I can't open anything else. What shall I do? The Mac will open Spotify ...
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Can CS5 run on OS X 10.7.5?

I've been avoiding updating my OS because I didn't want to lose the use of older applications. I just bought a new Airport Extreme which requires OS X 10.7.5 or later. I'm currently running OS X ...
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is there a way to set the settings on an external webcam?

I would like to change the brightness settings of a USB webcam. Is there a way to do that without installing extra software on Lion?
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Adding OSX to Ubuntu

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2007 Macbook. However, I want both OSX and Ubuntu. I have the .iso for OSX Lion, how do I make it so that I can dual boot from either OS?
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Is there any way to let apple know shellshock patch download is broken?

I am trying to patch Lion (10.7.5). According to shellshocker.net, I am vulnerable to 6 out of 7 possible exploits. The download link for Lion is broken: ...
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OS X Lion restore

I have an iMac that runs Lion at work that I can't restore. If i press command + r while booting I do get into the recovery screen. When I press "Reinstall OS" it says "Unavailable try again later". ...
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How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning ball of death?

I got this error with everyday tasks. I tried verifying disk, permission. fsck -fy - files has been modified, then disk is ok. I repaired keychain. Do you have any idea what causes this problems? ...
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Signed app is not opening after installing from Package

I have created an OS X application and signed it with my Developer ID. I archived the application and then just exported it as Application and here it is working fine. But, when I exported it as ...
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Where did this file come from

I started up Disk Utility to mount an external HD and noticed an image file decryptedFile.dmg Any idea where this file could have come from ls -l@ shows:- -rw-r--r--@ 1 root wheel 15643651 17 Feb ...
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How to view path of Dock Icon

I moved a folder and now the dock item cannot find the application. How can I view the path of the pointer in a Dock item?
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How to install bitmapped *.fon and *.bdf fonts on Lion?

I want to install some rare bitmapped1 fonts on a Lion2 system. I have not been able to find these fonts in formats that Font Book will immediately recognize. I would like to know if there's a way ...
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Very sporadic Wi-Fi Issue with Lion (Connection Timeout)

I have tried many a thing to solve this matter. Long and short of it is I am getting the standard "connection timeout error" but only on some networks (which are successfully connected to by other ...
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Bluetooth antenna went bad - can I just get a dongle?

I have a late-2010 Mac Mini (maxed out at Mac OS X 10.7.5) with 2 bluetooth devices (keyboard and headphones). I've had intermittent issues with bluetooth connectivity, but this past weekend, the ...
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Macbook Air dramatically slow on OSX and run fine on Windows

I am experiencing a problem since few days. After a crash on OSX (Yosemite), I have switched off the Mac, then trying to switch it back on without success (Apple logo with progress bar seemed to be ...
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Which OS X Lion or ML more stable on Macbook Pro 2010 Mid 15" [closed]

I had a old Macbook Pro 2010 mid 15" buy from 2nd market. And it still shipping yet on the way ... Just know it still running the very very old 10.6.8 on it .. Yes, I know it maybe or not have the ...
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Cannot Access Q1000 Modem

My Mac Pro running Lion cannot access our CenturyLink (Qwest) Actiontec Q1000 modem/router: any attempt to do so using 192.168.0.1 just dies. However, an iMac running Snow Leopard readily accesses the ...
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Window UI Texture Artifacts

I just install OSX Lion on an old Mac Pro, as well as all the major updates 10.7.1 through to 10.7.5. Then I installed the BASH Shellshock patch for OSX Lion 10.7.5 and after restarting my Window UI ...
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MacBook Pro 2006 with windows 7 how to comeback to OS X using a bootable USB

So i have a problem with my MacBook Pro 2006 using windows so please help me to return to the OS X
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Missing desktop after Lion restore

After restoring Mac OS X 10.7, Lion, my desktop and Apple menu are missing. How do I get my desktop back? I can get Safari only and can access the internet. Need to know how to bring icons back to ...
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Why does Cmd-I in Preview do something other than advertised?

Somewhere after Lion (from which I upgraded to 10.10), Apple has changed the shortcut to show/hide the toolbar in Preview from ⌘-B to ⌘-I, at least it says so in the menu entries. But when actually ...