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OS X 10.7, Lion (Mac has been dropped from the marketing name)

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After using a virus scanner to clean my Mac, it will no longer start

I had been getting a lot of pop-ups and browser ads on my Mac and I suspected it might be due to a virus so I installed Avast. After running a virus scan, Avast found 10 viruses and 18 warnings, which ...
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TM Backup Drive shows smaller size than internal Hard drive on iMac

I am helping a friend that has an iMac running 10.7.5 with a TM backup drive. External HDD is formatted as Extended Journaled Case Sensitive.( Default via TM grabbing the disk initially and setting it ...
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OS X ML being remotely viewed by our tech support [closed]

Ofcourse in the company you have limited access, there's no way for me to modify such security settings or sharing. But I would like to know aside from knowing that you are being remotely viewed, if ...
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How to “un-maximize” or “restore” an Excel window

In Excel, I have a window that uses all of the display real estate, apart from the dock area. Is there any way to make it use only part of the display, apart from resizing the window by dragging the ...
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Time Machine not backing up iTunes

I have a new quad core i7 MacBook and my Time Machine is not backing up my iTunes. How can I fix this? I did not have this problem with my older laptop with Time Machine
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Running Mac OS X in non-apple hardware [duplicate]

I want to know if its "legal" to run Mac OS X in non apple hardware. If not, what is the point of having to run Mac OS X in a apple hardware, when apple hardware is running Mac OS X already.
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2 Mac Mini Server in a restored RAID 1 config and question mark folder at boot

We have two identical Mac Mini servers (let's call them A and B) running OS X Lion with two 500 Gb HD. Using a Thunderbolt cable, a RAID 1 matrix was creating using three HDs (2 from A, 1 from B) with ...
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How can I get Apple Mail to pick the correct From: address?

I own a mid-2010 MacBook Pro running Lion (I know -- but don't want to upgrade!) When I am responding to an email, just below the 'Subject' line there is a field called 'From' followed by two ...
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Sometimes dragging file onto CMD+Tab menu causes icon to flash and file to not open. Why

I often files by dragging them onto the CMD+tab icon for an already open app (e.g. open folders with Sublime Text 3) I drag the folder, bring up the CMD+Tab menu, drop folder on the CMD+Tab icon for ...
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Xcode file disabled/deleted

My computers hard drive is full, and while I edited a .h file in xcode it said it can't be autosaved (obviously), but then the file name in the navigation area turned red and I wasn't able to get into ...
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Weird restriction keeping me from updating to Mavericks?

I have tried to install Mavericks on my MacBook Pro 10.7.5 laptop. It has some software that was added by well-meaning enterprise IT people. Here's what I see after downloading and attempting to ...
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Why the launchd has multiple instances per user (not only me and root, but also _spotlight and _windowserver)?

I found that the launchd process has multiple instances in the process list. What is looking interesting is that there are four users under which these launchd processes are running: root < ...
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older ext.hard does not appear

i just brought A a new iMac 10.8.5 my older ext hard drive does appear anywhere in finder prefences everything checked no icon on the desktop….My files are on that ext hard drive.help
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Why does my terminal open with “Basic” settings

I have a laptop running OS X 10.9.2 and 10.7.5. On both I use Terminal extensively. I have Terminal set up open with Homebrew settings on startup on both 10.7 and 10.9. The issue occurs when I ...
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Why is my launchd job running at boot even with RunAtLoad key set to false?

I have a launchd plist file that I use to run a program at a selected time every day. It works, but it also runs the program whenever I boot the computer or unload and reload the job using the GUI ...
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Signature image not appearing in sent email

If I create a signature with mac mail and attach a png file to the signature, when I send the email the image appears as a black box on the sent email (examples attached). In mac mail itself the ...
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Reboot Error during the installation of OS X Maverick

I have a Macbook pro late 2011, with Lion 10.7.5 and I was trying to update to Mavericks. After downloading it and the process of installation everything were fine, but during the reboot I get this ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot, or boots slowly

I have a MacBookPro OS X 10.7.5 from 2011. When trying to boot it has a slow startup or login, with numerious spinning wheels. Sometimes after a long time I can sign into the computer and sometimes it ...
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How can I fix the Dual Monitor Fullscreen issue without updating to Maverick

Here's the problem: When one app (for instance YoutTube or a game) goes fullscreen on monitor A, monitor B slides right, into a new gray "desktop" (like the ones one can add in the top right corner ...
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Weird MacBook track pad issue

I just decided to dig out an old white mac book I have sitting around to poke around with. I'm fairly certain it is a lost cause, but I thought I'd see if anyone has any ideas. So I can move the ...
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user-name@dest-host for MACbookpro

I have a directory at a unix machine which I want to copy to my macbook. I login to unix machine using a VPN connection and then try to copy the directory using the following standard command scp ...
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Weird Permissions/ Sandboxing issue: installer.app is not entitled for system.install.apple

There is a serious ownership/ permissions/ entitlements fault in my 10.7 install. What happened: 1) After swapping the stock drive for an Intel SSD of the same size in my Mac Mini 1,2 (2006 -ish?), ...
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iphoto 9.4.2 hangs when info panel selected

iPhoto 11, version 9.4.2 hangs when info panel selected. I have already repaired database permissions, repaired database, rebuilt database. iPhoto hangs (spinning ball) when I select Photos view and ...
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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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2011 27'' iMac kernel panic

My iMac has been giving Kernel Panic recently. its 2011 27in iMAC, and i added 8G RAM about one and half month ago. Around 2 weeks later, the error started and i upgraded the firmware. now im ...
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Upgrading a dev 2011 MBA to Mavericks

I have a 2011 MBA (i5 1.7Ghz with 4GB RAM) running Lion 10.7.5. I'm tempted to do a Mavericks upgrade (in the particular hope of improving power and memory management), but since this is a development ...
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Apache “Client denied by server configuration”

When I am running my localsite/~user.name/ on OS X 10.7.5 it is loading the the correct page but in the log /var/log/apache2/error_log it's recording this message. [Fri Mar 14 00:17:07 2014] [error] ...
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2011 iMac kernel panic

My iMac keeps shutting down approximately every 3 hours. I added 8GB RAM about a month ago. i also upgraded the firmware. BSD process name corresponding to current thread: ReportCrash ...
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How to open a binary .dat file created with python?

I am running OS X Lion 10.7.5. If there is a way to open this type of file please explain how and what software (if any) Ineed to download.
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Big boo boo on reinstalling OS X Lion. Help!

I have OS X Lion and erased the hard drive to prepare and install Maverick. Can you hear the violin playing? Here are the issues: My hardrive (Toshiba 750G) resized down to its branch hardrive ...
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how to set mac desktop background as working terminal

I would like to set my background to a working Terminal window even when I minimize all applications. I would like to be able to write commands on desktop but I don't know if it is even possible. I ...
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“Could not load Vox Preferences preference pane.” Solutions?

I'm trying to install the Vox prefs pane so I can have it use the play/pause next and previous media keys rather than iTunes. However after installing, I get the error "Could not load Vox Preferences ...
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I need to log into apple mail to read new messages received from outlook

I have a macbook Air and want to run outlook mail instead of using Apple mail. I have set up outlook as imap and it seems to be working fine, i can send and receive messages but for some reason I ...
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excel file read-only but not locked

I open an Excel file (Excel 2008) and it opens as read-only. File info shows that it is not locked and my user account has Read-Write access and it's a LOCAL file. Please advise on how to get back ...
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“Menu Extras” folder icons are blank

When accessing the System/library/CoreServices/Menu Extras folder, all of the icons are blank(white page, right corner turned down) and none will open. If I right-click, I have the following options: ...
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Secondary group membership

I have two systems accessing a NAS (Isilon), with local user authentication. On first system (actually two systems with same OSX) running Lion (OSX10.7.5) I used following command: dscl . -append ...
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Can I run Lion in a virtual machine under Mavericks?

I've just realised I can't install previous osx partitions with Lion on an iMac 2013. Therefore I would like to try to use Lion in a virtual machine. I need it to use xCode 3. Am I going to have ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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Owner and Group owner of files in my home

In my Linux installations (Ubuntu and Debian), under the home of my user I only have files whose owner is my user and group owner is my primary group. In my OSX 10.8.5, under the home of my user ...
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Installing OS X on new SSD with 10.8 found online

Since I had lost the cds that came with my MBP (late 2010/11 model - 10.6 OSX CDS) I couldnt continue with my OSX installation. I asked apple about purchasing the CDS but it would take for them to ...
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How to reset Mac OS X text substitution?

Whenever I type "foo" it gets replaced by "bar". It is working system wide. I can see this behavior in Chrome, TextEdit and other apps. Even partial text like "Somefoo" gets converted to "Somebar". ...
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Crestron XPanel app crashes before establishing the connection

I’m looking for some help with this crash log I have. I’m trying to see if anyone can help me trace what can be causing this app to crash, therefore fixing my problem. I have a remote iMac running ...
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Terminal wraps at 80 chars even if window is wider

Problem description If I increase the width of a Terminal version 2.3 (309) window, and then use less (or some command invoking less, like man) in that window, I often get garbled output, since the ...
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Log for the root directory of an external HDD

I really doubt that this would be possible, but is there any chance that OS X 10.7.5 logs the root directory contents of an external HDD that was plugged in through a USB drive a week ago? My ...
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Illustrator sometimes disable my second language in my Mac OS

I have a bilingual Mac OS (10.7.5) and sometimes when I use Adobe Illustrator CS5 English Version, the second language (Greek in my case) gets disabled. It also switches to English if the other ...
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Can I redeem OS X Lion on a Mac different to the intended install location?

I restored my MacBook to factory settings and I bought OS X Lion because my iTunes account never had it. However, I can't activate it because the Mac can't continue unless it has the program ...
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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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How to stop being logged out of SSH sessions when locking the screen in OS X 10.9.1?

Every time I lock my screen I get logged out of any active SSH sessions. I've added the following to my ~/.ssh/config file, but I still get logged out: Host * ServerAliveInterval 60 How can I ...
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Making a bootable USB Drive from an .iso

I have a copy of the Windows XP install disk on my computer in the form of an .iso. I'm trying to install it to a partition using a bootable USB. I need to be able to make a bootable USB under Lion. ...
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Lion Server LDAP gone after restart - Error -14006

Similar to slapd daemon can't start but despite being accepted, the answer didn't really work for the asker. Shut down Lion Server 10.7.5 (on a 2011 Mini Server) today after Time Machine got itself ...