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

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Horizontal line appears in fullscreen mode

I have an issue when entering fullscreen mode in any application on my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.7.3, a white horizontal line ALWAYS appears at the top of the screen (as shown in the picture). What is ...
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Slow SSD Performance on iMac

I recently replaced my broken SuperDrive with an OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD with the following specs: 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SandForce 2281 Controller Read 525Mb/s Write 500Mb/s 85K IOPS I have an ...
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Time Machine keeps excluding my hard drive

I have Time Machine set up on a FireWire 800 external drive on my MacBook Pro. I have another USB external drive (formated NTFS with Paragon drivers so that I can store files bigger than 4 GB and ...
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Attachments missing from messages in “inbox” folder in apple mail, when using google apps

When using mail.app with google mail (google premier apps) over imap, i have a problem where e-mails come through without showing attachments sometimes. The odd thing is, if i look at the "All Mail" ...
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How do I show who created/owns a file in the Finder?

I wish to see who created a file or who has ownership of a file within the list view of Finder. Specifically I'm looking at a network Samba volume and can see the owner and group within Terminal. ...
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How to move boot and recovery partition from HDD to SSD

Today an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician has installed an SSD into my iMac medio 2011. The iMac was born with an 1TB HDD but now a Crucial M4 SSD is also installed inside the mac. I've moved my ...
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Problems with color consistency on Apple Thunderbolt Display

When I got my 27" thunderbolt display, set it up with my 2011 lion MBP was working as it should, my desktop backgrounds was being shared or extended across the displays, when I hit mission control I ...
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Green color not so green on my mac?

First I've noticed it on my activity monitor: As you can see Free ram color is set to bright green. And in the activity monitor itself shows color somewhat between green and yellow. Now also as you ...
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Rebinding “switch to next window” keyboard shortcut

It seems that the default shortcut for switching to the next window in Lion is ⌘ `. Is there any way I can rebind this to something else? (Preferably using built-in software.) I tried looking for it ...
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Reducing Lion OS Footprint by removing unnecessary files/folders

I am trying to downsize my iMac 640Gb disk to make it fit onto a 120Gb (113Gb usable) SSD. The total size of use files is currently approximately 340Gb, of which my home folder accounts for 265Gb ...
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If I am a member of multiple networks, how can I force my Mac to connect to the Internet through one specific network?

I have a Macbook and a Thunderbolt display. The Thunderbolt display is connected to a network with a very tight firewall. I also have a WiFi connection that is always connected at this location. The ...
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Can I configure the auto duplex feature of my Canon Pixma printer on Mac OS X?

I am trying to configure a printer (Canon Pixma mg3150) to my mac... everything looks fine, I can print a page of 1 side. The specification of the printer shows auto duplex print, but the Two Sided is ...
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Where to find the Mac OS X Lion security configuration guide?

Most Mac OS X releases have very nice security configuration guides, but Lion is not in the list. Is this document available somewhere else on Apple's site, or is there a roughly-equivalent document ...
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How do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?

When I'm accessing a remote machine with multiple desktops or full screen applications running, via OS X Lion's built-in screen sharing, how do I change desktops/full screen apps on the remote ...
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MacBook won't reconnect to stronger WiFi hotspot

My MacBook running Lion doesn't always connect to the strongest hotspot - and though it claims to be periodically "looking for networks" (at least when I hit the WiFi network symbol) - it won't ...
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Is it true that any external hard drive made for the PC, can be used by a Mac running Lion?

It seems like Lion supports NTFS (by plugging in a USB Flash drive which is NTFS). So for hard drives such as the WD Passport or Toshiba 1TB, which are made for the PC (running Windows XP/Vista/7), ...
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New programs must be launched twice in 10.7.3?

I noticed recently that new programs (newly installed or downloaded) are not opening on first try on my MacBook Pro, or on my wife's MacBook. Both are running 10.7.3. On first launch, new programs ...
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Is there a way to disable OS X auto termination of applications?

Is there a way to tell OS X Lion to disable auto-termination for a given application that you do not want to auto terminate? FYI Lion is a quitter if you did not already know, what if you don't want ...
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Xcode stops running when I don't watch it for a while. What's wrong?

I am (trying to be) running Xcode 4.3.2. on Lion 10.7.3 I noticed that when I stop watching Xcode and walk away from the computer for a while (like half an hour or so), Xcode in the mean time stopped ...
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Stop downloading Lion from the App store

So, I bought a new Mac book Air recently, opened up the AppStore and found "Lion" in the featured updates. I thought that was shown because I was not running lion and clicked on it to upgrade. Later ...
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Lion SSD and HDD symbolic links - user folder?

I want to symlink my user folder in Lion from my SSD to my HDD. However, I've read that this is not such a good idea as there is library folders containing caches in the user folder. I've had a look ...
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cannot delete application on Lion

I cannot delete remove applications on Lion. When I delete some application in launchpad it disappear and reappear. Situations are quite the same as in this clip( ...
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Two copies of Lion installed on one computer, now the App Store won't install apps

I have installed Mac OS X an additional HDD. So my MacBook now has two copies of OS X, and I can select which one to boot when it starts – great. The only catch is that, if all my hard drives are ...
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What is the easiest way to have Apple's Mail send an email at a specific time/date?

Something in Mail itself? AppleScript? Automator? I am using OS X 10.7.3.
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Security continues to ask for password after sleep or screensaver

In Lion, I repeatedly uncheck the option to Require a Password after Sleep or Screen Saver Begins in Sys Prefs >Security Privacy> General but when I return to wake the computer, it requires a password ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBook with more than 4GB of RAM?

I have an Early 2008 13 inch MacBook updated to Lion. According to this Apple KB the max RAM I can add is 4GB. I know the OS that came with the initial computer didn't support 64 bit. So is this 4 ...
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Why does software update re check after updates are installed when you show updates

When updates are available you have the choice of install or show details. When you click install the updates are installed then you have to close the updater. When you click show details then ...
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Any better way to purge the inactive memory?

Running purge command in the terminal to free the inactive memory isn't really what I think about Apple. Lion isn't doing a great at all when it comes to free the inactive memory. Free memory is ...
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How to default to “Not open all the apps again” on Mac OS X Lion?

On Mac OS X Lion, whenever the computer is to be turned off or restarted, the default is that "Open all apps" again after the next start up, and the user has to "uncheck" the box so that the apps ...
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Enable HiDPI on 23" iMac?

I have a 23" iMac running Lion (10.7.3). I've checked that the "Enable HiDPI display modes" checkbox is enabled in "Quartz Debug" (it was checked the first time I opened it), but there are no HiDPI ...
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Mercurial command line client not found

I have the latest version of Mercurial installed on a fully patched Lion and the Mercurial client cannot be accessed from the terminal ("command not found"). The command line client is installed in ...
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How to compile apps with g77 on OS X Lion?

I am running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) I have a problem in using the fortran compiler g77: any program I try to compile, it gives me this message: "g77: installation problem, cannot exec `as" I've ...
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Does Sophos Antivirus work correctly on Lion with (legacy) FileVault enabled?

Some time ago, I installed Sophos Antivirus on my Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard and came up against the "computer stops responding after reboot, with Sophos Antivirus installed and FileVault ...
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How to set Outlook 2011 as the main contact manager?

When I installed Microsoft Outlook 2011 Lion asked me if I wanted to use it as my main Mail client. How can I make Outlook be my main contact manager in OSX? For example when I open FaceTime my ...
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Is it possible to change the gray color scheme of Lion?

Seems to be too much gray in Lion. Status bar, title bar, scroll bars, links bar, tabs, everything blends into itself. I am guessing that is part of the design. Any options to changes these?
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How to scan from my HP-1610 (all in one) networked printer/scanner (Lion)

I have an HP-1610 all in one. It's hooked up to my TimeCapsule as a networked printer. Networked-printing works. I'm on Lion (latest; 10.7.3 as of this writing.) I'd like to scan a sheet from my ...
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Lion Mail "Show Format Bar' button missing

In Lion Mail there is supposed to be a "show format bar" button at top right of a new mail window. It is not there for me. How can I get it to show?
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Why does my Macbook Pro try to shut down when I leave it unattended?

When I close the lid of my Macbook Pro (Lion), it goes to sleep, which is good: it powers down without closing my applications. But if I just leave the computer unattended for a while without closing ...
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Select outgoing mail folder in Mail.app

On my iPhone, I can go to Settings > Mail > Any Account > Account > Advanced > Sent Mailbox and select which folder I'd prefer to have my Sent mail stored in. How can I do this in Mail on a Mac? I am ...
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web sharing doesn't make my website live on internet?

I have enabled web sharing in System Preference. Still when I try to access my machine from outside the LAN using safari url: http://my-laptop-ip-address/ I get this - "Can open the webpage" Why?
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How to include the failing username on saslauthd failure in a log file in Lion?

How can the verbosity of logging be increased for SASL authentication failures? To be more precise, to include the failing user name in a log file on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Server? Linux hosts have ...
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macbook aluminum started backing up to time capsule without asking

I normally back up my mb to an external drive at home with time machine (it's been about 3 weeks since my last full backup). Recently a co worker sent me a file by placing it on a time capsule we ...
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Delete button doesn't take me back in Safari 5.2 on Lion

I am running the developer version of Safari 5.2 (7536.2.3) on Lion 10.7.3 on Alu unibody MacBook (early 2009). The problem is that the delete button does no longer work as a back button. The normal ...
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How to map the bottom right Trackpad corner to right-click programmatically?

I’m looking for a command (defaults write …) to enable right-click by tapping the bottom right Trackpad corner. This can be enabled as follows: System Preferences → Trackpad → Point & Click → ...
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Unvisited sites in Safari Top Sites view

I recently had to reboot my Mac as it was behaving very very slowly. The reboot took a long time as I had to force quit a lot of apps for some reason, and it kept timing out due to apps the would not ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro's keyboard freeze when it wakes up so I have to hard reboot?

Sometimes, but not every time, when I open my MacBook Pro to wake it from sleep, the keyboard doesn't respond, so I have to reboot my Mac using the power button. There's a good chance that it happens ...
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Do I need two partitions on an external drive when backing up using Super Duper! and Crashplan?

I have a 1TB external drive which I want to use as a bootable backup of my Mac. I want to use this same disk as a backup destination for Crashplan backups too. Is it possible to do this without ...
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Pop-up windows that disappear mysteriously

It's been a while since, every now and then, I see a pop-up window appearing for a few milliseconds, that then disappears. I don't even have the time of reading what it says. Any idea on what could ...
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Open XML support in Pages

It looks like iWork's Pages supports Open XML - however, I can't find any good information on this on either developer.apple.com or on the web. Is there a good resource for this that I'm not aware of? ...
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Apple captive portal detection does not pop up web sheet browser

I'm an engineer developing a captive portal system for use at hotels. I know Apple devices do captive portal detection upon joining a wireless network to see if the user is behind a captive portal by ...