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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Automatic “detect displays” not working when plugging in Mini DisplayPort

Some time ago, the automatic detection of external displays stopped working when plugging in a display via Mini DisplayPort to my 13", late 2011 Mac Book Pro with Lion installed. This is regardless ...
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Network accounts are unavailable - OS X Lion 10.7.4

My OS X Lion 10.7.4 Mac successfully binds to a Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controller. However every time after rebooting, I keep receiving "Network accounts are unavailable" with a red ...
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iCal: How can I define a custom sorting of reminders?

I would like to know how to define custom sorting criteria for reminders. For instance, I would like to define a sorting criteria that does the following: Sorts reminders whose due date falls ...
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Cannot access backups in Time capsule

I have a Time Capsule which I originally used with a MacBook Air running Snow Leopard. Now I purchased a new MacBook Air with Lion and am trying to transfer my old backups on the Time Capsule and I ...
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OS X Command Line using Pacifist to downgrade Safari on a 10.7 System

I want to downgrade Safari by using a command line script. With a GUI I used the Pacific tool (http://coderwall.com/p/ndm-iw) in order to work around the OS 10.6 requirement. Right now I'm search ...
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Startup Items keep getting reset after a period of time?

On my MacBook running OS X Lion 10.7.4, after a few days the startup items automatically get removed. I find this really annoying, as then I have to add them all back again. What are the possible ...
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Repair network on Lion

I used to have Snow Leopard installed on a MacBook Pro and everything was fine. After upgrading to Lion network problems started to happen. Most of the time the network service can’t start (so I do ...
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in Finder, when sorting by Kind, have it “Show All” by default

New to Lion when you sort a folder by "Kind" it groups file types together in a wonderful compact display with a "left-right" scroll capability if there are too man files/folders to display one line. ...
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Is is possible to adjust QuickLook windows so they always float in front of other windows?

How can I make QuickLook window in Lion (Mountain Lion) stay on top of all other windows regardless of current active app? QL worked that way in 10.6.8 after applying the following string via ...
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How to enable press-and-hold accent character menu in text editors (i.e. Xcode)?

When I press and hold a key (i.e. a) in most programs (such as a web browser, Evernote, etc.) I see the accent character pop-up menu. However, I do not see the pop-up in Xcode or Vim, and I would ...
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Afloat 2.4 stopped working on my Mac

I was using Afloat 2.4 on my Mac with OS X Lion. Now all of a sudden it stopped working. The Afloat items disappeared from the Window menu, and reinstall does nothing. Anybody here have seen a similar ...
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How can I fix keystroke delay while typing in Mail on Mountain Lion?

I have Mail Version 6.0 (1485), Mountain Lion 10.8, build 12A269. When composing messages in Mail the keystrokes are delayed. This makes typing awkward. I have not had this happen under Lion and it ...
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How can I stop keyboard backlight from lighting up when logging out and back in

On my user I have my keyboard backlight set to off pretty much all the time. But it seems like the default setting is 'on', because when I go to the Login window, to lock my laptop when I leave it for ...
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Connects to 2.4Ghz coming out of sleep

I have an early 2011 MBP and a current generation Time Capsule. I have set up the WiFi to be dual-band with the same name. When I boot from cold, my MBP automatically connects to the 5Ghz band as ...
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What is causing Lion's Mail to freeze for upwards of 45 seconds after launch?

This just started happening today. I have no idea what is causing it. No useful system.log information. I tried rebuilding the envelope files to no avail.
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Does Snow Leopard server's Time Machine service support Lion clients?

Question says it all, really. I have a new MacBook Pro running Lion and an old Mac Mini running Snow Leopard, and I'd like to make the Mini into a server to provide Time Machine backups and a few ...
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When “there is a user sharing this computer” shows during ShutDown, how to find out more info about it?

During a Mac's ShutDown, a window shows: Is there a way to find out more info, such as who the user is (username), the IP of that user, and machine name? The Terminal app can show some info by ...
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How to prevent an automatic network share connection at startup?

Problem Synopsis: I have a WiFi router that can connect to a USB storage device and then allow access to that device over WiFi. I had once connected my Mac (OS X Lion 10.7.4) to such a storage device ...
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Second Monitor Not Detecting Proper Resolution

I have 2x 30 Inch Monitors, a U3011 and a WFP3007WFPHC. They are both capable of displaying 2560x1600. The WFP3007 only has a dual-dvi input so I purchased a mini-displayport to dual-dvi adapter. ...
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How to change a password for an OpenLDAP user, which fails when using Lion's System Preferences?

The Problem Users are unable to change their password using System Preferences -> Users & Groups on a Mac that is connected to an LDAP server (specifically, OpenLDAP). This error appears to be a ...
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Lion's Display Calibrator Assistant is missing calibration images

I'm trying to use the Display Calibrator Assistant in OS X Lion (10.7.4) with my Samsung 2494HM HDMI monitor, but the assistant appears to be missing some reference calibration images: ...
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How to instruct OS X to wait for an application to close before interrupting a shutdown?

I'm using several virtual machines that take time to be paused when I want to reboot the system. It prevents OS X Lion from shutting down properly, because the VMware process is still running seconds ...
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input/output error on every dmg and while copying the media

I have the constant problem with Lion, almost every DMG I try to mount gives me input/output error when verifying. Another problem I am experiencing is getting "media file can't be read" error while ...
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Options for DLNA output of audio?

Are there any apps which can stream my audio output (either all of it, or from a specific source/program) via DLNA so my DLNA-enabled products (TV & DVD surround-sound system) can pick it up and ...
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ping and browsers do not seem to use local DNS server? (or: mDNSResponder looses local dns server?)

(1) Stack Info DNS Server CentOS 5.6 64bit running dnsmasq 2.45 on IP 10.9.8.2. Serving as DNS-Only Server using it's local /etc/hosts. /etc/resolv.conf on this machine has Router Draytek ...
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Time Machine don't show my old backups after recovery in Mac OS Lion

I am using Time Machine. Then I started Lion in recovery mode with CMD+ R and choose "Restore from Time Machine Backup". All worked fined and my Mac started. But now when I want to use Time Machine ...
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How do I use pf/IceFloor to block an outgoing connection to an IP address?

I am running an application that regularly phones home and reports a little more information than I'm comfortable with. I would normally add the reporting server's hostname to /etc/hosts, but the app ...
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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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Launch agents not lauching at system startup

I have several plist files in the folder ~/Library/LaunchAgents. They all have the same permissions but two of them (dotjs and pow) are not launching at login, even if they have the key RunAtLoad set ...
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OSX Lion 10.7.3 FREEZES on Macbook pro 13'' 2009

I've got a macbook pro 13" mid 2009 and I upgraded to OSX Lion immediately when it came out. Never had any problem with it. Also I upgraded to 8 Gb a few weeks ago (because I use a virtual machine ...
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Is there a way to add reminder item to shared list in iCal?

I'm trying to add a reminder to a shared list in iCal, but I do not see the list as an option in neither the "Get Info" window nor in the "Calendar" menu drop down list. This shared list was shared ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Lion shutdown menu, locks computer

I'm having a weird problem.. When I go to the 'Apple' Menu in finder, and select the 'Shut Down...' button, it locks the computer. Not shutting it down. I'm running Lion 10.7.3 on a late 2011 macbook ...
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How to make unixodbc default instead of iODBC?

For some reason, one Rails app I'm trying to ruin is trying to use iODBC instead of unixodbc installed through Homebrew. Is there something I could do to switch my default ODBC driver to unixodbc? I'm ...
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Disk Utility Error Message - Missing EFI + MediaKit

Previously setup was with 2 partitions, one for normal use while the other had the Lion Install ESD on it, used when I installed some time ago. The other day my machine suddenly shutdown and when I ...
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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 ...
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How do I install GNOME via Macports on my MacBook Pro running Lion?

I am trying to install Gnome through Macports on my MacBook Pro running Lion. When I install it, however, I get many error messages, as described below. How can I successfully install this software ...
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MacBook Pro issues at login screen when sleeping / logging in

Despite having auto login disabled and FileVault turned on, when sometimes logging into my mac (after sleeping) I get this happening (I've blocked out some personal info): This then causes my mac ...
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Subscribe to an Lion/iCal/iCloud calendar from a Google calendar

Trying to subscribe to a shared iCal/iCloud calendar from a colleagues Google Calendar. Is this possible? It was easy under MobileMe but I can't seem to get it working under iCloud.
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How can I make a group of contacts that have phone numbers with the iPhone label?

I have been editing my contacts in Lion Address Book to use the iPhone label for phone numbers. I want to create a smart group that shows all contacts that use the iPhone label. I would use this ...
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Can't use “Back to My Mac” screen sharing using iCloud ID in Lion

Screensharing is broken for me in Lion. In Snow Leopard I connected using mobileme for verification. However since upgrading my machines to Lion and my mobileme ID to iCloud, I'm unable to screenshare ...
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How do I configure a VPN in Lion?

I've tried to configure VPN in Lion (both L2TP and PPTP), but it never connected successfully. The same VPN works fine in Windows 7 and the iPad and other mobile devices, so I think it could be a ...
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Parental Control Time Limits not taking effect

My step-daughter has an iMac with OS X Lion. She has an account that auto logs in, with no password on it. Previously, we'd been using the parental controls to keep her from getting up and using the ...
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How do I use my Dell V305 Printer with my Mac Air OS X Lion.

I would like to know how to use my Dell V305 Printer with my Mac Air OS X Lion? The printer is wireless, but I usually hook up the cable to my laptop (at least that's how I print from my PC). When I ...
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Why does the three-fingers gesture not work in Lion Launchpad

When Launchpad is displayed, the vertical three-fingers gesture does not switch to Mission Control as I would have expected. Is there a way to change this?
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OSX 10.7.2 can't shut down

When i click on shutdown nothing happens. I've tried repairing and verifying the hard-disks. Rebooting in safe mode, resetting PRAM, SMC. Nothing seems to work. The only 2 ways i can shutdown now is ...
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MacBook Pro HDMI No Sound

I purchased a MacBook Pro in March of 2011. I plugged a mini-to-HDMI cable from my laptop into my Sony receiver. I have no a picture, but no sound. There is no external source listed in the sound ...