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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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 "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2....
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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, and ...
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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 ...
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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 hard-...
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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 10.8....
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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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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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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 '/var/log/devicemgr/...
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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 ...