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1answer
149 views

Safari makes my MacBook incredibly slow - what to do?

System configuration I'm working with a MacBook 2,16 GHz (13" white with the max. 3 GB RAM from about 2007) and "Snowleopard" OS 10.6.8. The problem: performance After a while, the MacBook becomes ...
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1answer
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MySQL and server settings when upgrading Mac Pro from 10.6 to 10.7

I have my web development environment on a mac pro running on OS X version 10.6. I'm considering upgrading it to Mac OS X 10.7. Will it upgrade smoothly or do I have to reinstall mysql, perl and so ...
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1answer
561 views

OS X Lion not available in U.S. Store [duplicate]

I recently had my computer brought to the the Genius Bar, and they installed a copy of OS X Snow Leopard onto my computer. However, I was previously running Lion. So I went over to the Mac App Store ...
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2answers
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Is It Possible To Still Upgrade To OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

For those Mac owners still on OS X Snow Leopard, does the possibility exist to upgrade to OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion rather than to 10.9 Mavericks?
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1answer
29 views

Suppress event times in week view?

Within iCal the preferences settings let choose the use of event times in month view. I would like to obtain the same choice for the week view. I'm actually using iCal on Snow Leopard, which I will ...
0
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2answers
166 views

Enabling Folder Actions Within OS X?

There is an element to OS X known as Folder Actions, which causes certain actions or events to occur when items are either added or removed from user specific folders. How can I enable this ? (I am ...
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2answers
4k views

Which OS X is the fastest for my old MacBook?

I am going to do a clean install of OS X on my old MacBook (Late 2008), but the computer will only be needed for: tabbed web browsing (Safari/Chrome), word processing (Office/iWork), and maybe some ...
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1answer
938 views

Making A USB Drive Bootable in Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion

I own copies of all three operating systems and would like to have a single drive that enable me to boot from and use Disk Warrior etc under each OS. Is this possible?
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3answers
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Is it safe to delete the /Developer folder on Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)?

My computer originally had Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) installed on it but has since been upgraded to OS X 10.7 (Lion). I noticed that the /Developer folder is still on the hard drive even though ...
6
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4answers
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MacBook Pro keeps freezing, could Google Update be the cause?

Last Dec (2012) my MacBook Pro (OS X Lion) started freezing, say 3 or 4 times a session. I ran both the Apple hardware diagnostic DVD (ran for hours, no problems), and I ran a disk scan, no problems ...
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2answers
6k views

Pros & Cons of still running Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

I am still running Snow Leopard on my late 2010 Macbook Pro. Are there potentially any benefits of still using this version of the Mac OS, or am I more disadvantaged by not being on the latest version ...
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2answers
5k views

Cut-Paste files or folders on Mac OS X

Is there anyway to move some files/folders on Mac OS X as easy as in Windows? The only way I know is to side the two source and destination folders, and drag and drop the files from one to the ...
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3answers
8k views

How can I erase the data from my Macbook without losing my recent OS?

I'm going to sell my Macbook Pro and want to remove all of the data before doing so. I have the OS Lion installed but my machine came with Snow Leopard. How can I remove everything and restore it to ...
6
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3answers
5k views

Install 2 different OS X versions on the same machine/hdd

OK, here's my situation : I am a developer needing to debug under different OS X versions I currently own 2 macs : a MacBook Pro and an iMac the iMac has Snow Leopard (10.6) on it - it came ...
2
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3answers
73 views

Seemingly Irreversible Custom Keyboard Shortcut

I have a late 2010 Apple MacBook (If that matters) and when I had OS X Snow Leopard installed, I created a keyboard shortcut that I seemingly can no longer reverse. After upgrading to OS X Lion and ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How To Upgrade Snow Leopard to Lion (not Mountain Lion)

I couldn't find Mac OS X Lion in the App Store. Can I go from Snow Leopard to Lion without migrating to Mountain Lion? Many programs are now dropping support for Snow Leopard (newer XCode, newer ...
3
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1answer
9k views

Sold my MacBook Pro Lion, how to reset OS installation?

I just sold my MacBook Pro. It originally came with OS X 10.6.6 (snow leopard). I since upgraded it, through the App Store, to OS X 10.7.5 (lion). I want to wipe everything clean on the hard drive so ...
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1answer
190 views

OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7, Search, Spotlight

I'm handling a migration from an on old Mac server to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine running a 12 TB (10 usable) RAID 5 server. It's using an SMB share and now the OS X 10.5/10.6 users can search - ...
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1answer
876 views

What version of GDB version is included in your Xcode?

Not sure if this is suitable for Stack Overflow or here. I'm having some problems with GDB in Xcode and I wonder if it isn't a problem with what version I'm on. I have Snow Leopard and Xcode 3.2.6. ...
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2answers
3k views

App Store only sells latest OS X version? Can't get Lion 10.7 anymore?

I have a MacBook model A1181, 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB memory. It's running Snow Leopard, and running fine including speed wise. I want to upgrade to make use of iOS simulator and XCode 4. Saw that ...
2
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0answers
223 views

Finder.app previews of aliases and symbolic links

I have a folder with Finder aliases and symbolic links (i.e. created using ln -s original.pdf link.pdf). How can I make sure Finder displays previews for these instead of the standard icon? This ...
0
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1answer
400 views

How can I log in again after downgrading a 1st-gen MacBook Air from Lion to Snow Leopard?

I have a 1st-gen MacBook Air. It came with, if I remember correctly, Leopard. I subsequently upgraded to Snow Leopard and then to Lion. However, I have found it to be very sluggish after upgrading to ...
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1answer
49 views

Lion special characters input at Snow Leopard

Is there any 3rd party app to enable special character input on holding key for Snow Leopard same it is at Lion? Thanks a lot.
2
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2answers
899 views

If I buy Montain Lion can I downgrade to Lion? Without purchasing it?

Gentlemans, I don't have Lion license, I'm running over Mac OS x - 10.6.6 (SnowLeopard) If I buy Montain Lion, I can downgrade do Lion? Thanks in advance
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1answer
874 views

Macbook pro checkered display, safeboot works

My Mid-2010 Macbook gone wild since morning. I was running snowleopard but has Lion (dual boot). The recent changes I've done today is, installed trial version of AirParrot app and tried to use ...
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3answers
255 views

Does OSX suffer from bad performance over multiple OS upgrading processes?

I started with Leopard OSX, then upgraded to Snow Leopard, then upgraded to Lion. Now Mountain Lion is unleashed. Is it recommended to make a fresh install or upgrading is just fine? Does OSX ...
2
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1answer
181 views

Using OS X Lion on a main SL mac - use USB key instead of partition?

I need some advice. I am new and non-techy so please could you help me on a simplified level. I am running Snow Leopard on my Mac which I am happy with. I will upgrade to Mountain Lion later but I ...
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0answers
70 views

Snow Leopard hidden app behavior in Lion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get back Snow-Leopard-like application hiding (Cmd-H) in Lion? I have 10.7 running on my personal laptop and 10.6 on my work machine, and recently noticed they act ...
0
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1answer
940 views

How to find the Lion installation image on the iMac?

I recently bought Lion for $29.99 for my iMac on the App Store, and now want to burn a disc so that I can make another white Macbook that has Snow Leopard dual boot to Lion as well (Apple allows ...
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5answers
1k views

How can I downgrade an iMac12,1 from Lion to Snow Leopard?

I purchased a refurbished iMac "originally released May 2011" from Apple (http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC812LL/A ), hoping it'd still have Snow Leopard on it. Ended up having Lion on it. My ...
0
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2answers
113 views

Is there any way I can animate switching desktops in Lion like it was in Snow Leopard?

It's been bugging me for quite some time that switching desktops means the application stays at the desktop you're leaving, then pops up on the desktop you switched to. In Snow Leopard, the ...
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4answers
269 views

OS X upgrade from Leopard (Snow or Lion?) [closed]

I am on Leopard right now 10.6.8 and happy so far. Just have been checking out the Lion features. I am not interested in an iOS-like OS X, thanks. So I would like to know which is the best upgrade ...
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1answer
397 views

How to migrate iPhone (particularly Calendar) to a new Lion Mac from Snow Leopard

My main computer is running Snow Leopard, so I am not using any iCloud syncing. It needs to stay on Snow Leopard because of several apps I'm still using that do not work under Lion. My iPhone and ...
0
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1answer
295 views

Lion upgrade from Mac App store seems to have frozen

I am trying to upgrade to Lion from Snow Leopard. After beginning the download/install process from the Mac App store everything seemed normal. However after about 20 minutes my entire MBP is frozen. ...
0
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3answers
838 views

Can I restore a Lion Time Machine backup from a MacBook Air onto a MacBook Pro (currently) running Snow Leopard?

My MacBook Air w/Lion is getting sent in for repairs, and IT gave me a MacBook Pro w/Snow Leopard. I have a current backup of my Air, and I'd like to get this MBP to run Lion with all my apps, files, ...
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0answers
129 views

Printing from Safari cuts lines on page breaks

When I print from safari on 10.6 and 10.7 sometimes the top half of the line is printed on one page and the bottom half is printed on the next. This seems to be independent of the printer as the pdf ...
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4answers
535 views

How to obtain Bluetooth ID (OS X)

I need to remotely grab the Bluetooth ID from multiple machines throughout my network. What are the best ways to remotely obtain the Bluetooth ID in OS X?
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3answers
509 views

As an iOS Developer, how can I avoid upgrading to Lion?

I have been an iOS developer for quite some time now, and I am still using Xcode 4.2, because the new version is now only available for Lion. My problem is that after reading the reviews for Lion in ...
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4answers
5k views

FAT or exFAT or NTFS

I recently brought Western Digital's Passport Essential, and will be using with my MacBook (running Snow Leopard), MacBook Air (running Lion) and Windows 7 Desktop. I should be able to read-write data ...
0
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0answers
78 views

Spaces preferences carried into Lion - can't get hash symbol

In Snow Leopard I used to use Option + cursors to move around spaces (not Command - this was because I liked Command + cursors for 'Home' and 'End'). Therefore I also used Option + 1, Option + 2 etc ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Upgrade OS X with Windows already installed using Boot Camp - will it break anything?

I've got a late 2010 MacBook Air that came with OS X 10.6.6 installed; I have never upgraded it to 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or to 10.7 Lion. I dual boot with Windows 7 installed using boot camp. I use ...
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1answer
681 views

Long time Migration of macs (over 80 hours)

I just changed my previous Mac (MacBook Pro dual core running Snow Leopard) to a MacBook Pro i7 with Lion, and after it is still migrating after 3 days (and according to the migration bar is about ...
6
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2answers
2k views

New MacBook Pro: Migration Assistant or Time Capsule?

I'm in the process of buying a new MacBook Pro. My actual notebook is a MacBook Pro Core Duo which dates back to July 2006. My actual operating system is Snow Leopard, and I have a Time Capsule unit ...
1
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2answers
369 views

Upgrade dual booted MacBook Pro to Lion from Snow Leopard/Ubuntu

I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard and Ubuntu on separate partitions. I use rEfit to choose which operating system I want to boot into. I would like to upgrade to Lion, but I'm concerned this ...
3
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3answers
1k views

Does using the new FileVault use up less disk space than Legacy FileVault?

I was using (Legacy) FileVault on Snow Leopard and when I upgraded to Lion, it kept me on Legacy FileVault. I notice that FileVault uses a lot of disk space which is then recovered once I log out. ...
1
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1answer
118 views

Keyboard combinations not working

I have a weird problem. A few keyboard combinations seem to have stopped responding. Among others Option-8 and Option-9 do not work. In fact everything from Option-3 to Option-0 do not work. ...
7
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3answers
15k views

Disabling startup items that run despite being unchecked on the “login items” list

I have a number of (background) programs that startup automatically on login even though they have been disabled (unchecked) on the Login Items pane of the Users & Groups System Preferences. ...
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0answers
576 views

Closing Safari quickly — without Webpage Preview Fetcher?

For the past few months, attempting to close Safari normally (Command-Q) quickly closes open browser windows, but takes forever (~10+ min) to fully close, if it closes at all. A look at the Activity ...
2
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2answers
170 views

How do I look up the Unicode # for a given character on Lion?

How do you find the Unicode number representation for a given character in Lion? On Mac OS X 10.6 when hovering the mouse cursor over for example the ⌘ symbol in the "Character Viewer" a tool ...
0
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1answer
410 views

How can I install both Snow Leopard and Lion on the same machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I dual boot Snow Leopard and Lion? I want to install two operating systems in the same mac pro. Is it possible to install snowLeopard & Lion on the same macPro ...