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

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Cloning iMac HDD to blank HDD to be used in MacBook Pro?

Can I clone from my iMac to a brand new hard drive to be used in a macbook pro? Basically I upgraded my Macbook Pro 250G HDD to a TB HDD and the TB took a dive and is being replaced under warranty. ...
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USB Drive with Mountain Lion Boot-Up Problem

I've tried a few ways to restore the Mountain Lion InstallESD.dmg to a USB hard drive to reinstall on my Mac Mini. I've used Disk Utility Restore, Lion Disk Maker and Carbon Copy Cloner. Each method ...
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How do I re-enable the Press and Hold character picker on OS X Lion?

I disabled the character picker by reading this other question, but I want to remove that change and restore the picker. When I type -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true into Terminal, it does not ...
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How to swap command and option modifier keys with a script in OS X Lion

I use a PC usb keyboard with my macbook. So, I've gone into System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys... and swapped command and option for the usb keyboard. This puts those keys in the ...
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Space Occupied By Other Files And Folders On Hard Drive

I have been using VirtualBox to create a virtual machine to run Windows 8 on and after deleting the virtual drives and virtualbox due to having issues with Windows 8, I am missing a lot of memory from ...
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TexShop typing German umlauts with US keyboard

I am using OS X Lion 10.7 with an American English keyboard. For typing German umlauts I normally just press and hold the appropriate key until the little OS X popup appears and then I can choose the ...
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Disable the Command-Tab shortcut from Dock

I have the following problem: I'm an extensive Quark User since the 90's and recently updated two of my Macs at work to OSX 10.7.5. I would like to use my favorite Shortcut "Command-Tab" in Quark ...
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OS X 10.8.5: Can I move icons around in the dock and not have them stay there when the apps are closed?

Whenever I drag an open application's icon in the dock to another place in the dock, it thinks that means I want it to stay in the dock even if the app closes. Is it possible for me to change this ...
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Block access from WAN but not from LAN

I have an OSX Lion box behind a router (firewall on in the router). On the OS X, if I switch the firewall on, I'm unable to access the web server running on this box from outside the network (i.e. ...
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iTunes crashes every time I open it

Every time I try to open iTunes on OS X (10.7.5) it opens and after few seconds crashes. I installed the latest version 11.1.1 and still the same. Here is the crash report. This happens over and over ...
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How to completely remove homebrew?

I am seeking for the equivalent of rvm implode In the Ruby rvm world rvm implode completely uninstalls everything ruby related installed via rvm, including rvm too. Is there anything similar for ...
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Help with Mountain Lion installation on USB - Wont boot internally

I'm hoping you can help me out with a strange issue I've been dealing with the past few days. I recently purchased a 2008 Xserve. I've been trying to get Mountain Lion on it without much luck, ...
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Downgrade from OS X Mavericks [duplicate]

I totally messed up today and I hope that you can help me. I have the latest version of the mbp. Since this is my first apple pc, I thought, that I can just install the developer preview, despite ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 upgrading issue

I need to upgrade my Mac OS from 10.7.5 to latest (10.8.5) I am trying to download the latest OS from App Store, download starts but newer progresses. I was able to successfully upgrade with same ...
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Does OSX Lion come with iPhoto?

I need iPhoto, but I don't know if I deleted it or I just never had it to begin with. I'm currently running OSX Lion.
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How to fix multiple errors when installing Homebrew on OSX Lion (mainly OSXFUSE and Mono related)

I'm trying to install Homebrew but I'm getting multiple errors when brew doctor is run. I'm a complete noob at this and I've tried uninstalling Homebrew and re-installing, but still not working. ...
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How can I **EASILY** install this Mac OS X on a bunch of Macs without downloading the whole thing every time? [duplicate]

I am a Linux guy, and I have to provide support for about 15 Mac users. I need to install this OSX 10.8.x and I got the license codes all sent to me. But I can't figure out how to get whatever file on ...
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Why did my Mighty Mouse stop clicking?

MMighty Mouse isn't so mighty since it won't click any more. Surprise is it does move the cursor around the screen. I have of course been through the Mouse and Bluetooth parameters to check for any ...
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How to debug slow Chrome on MacBook Air?

I have a MacBook Air that is behaving poorly with Chrome. Symptoms include: Chrome often giving the "Ahh Snap" error message for lots of different websites, this happens frequently with the Google ...
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How to Partition New Bootable Drive to Include Recovery Partition

I just completed a restore from Time Machine to a newly partitioned drive and discovered that the Recovery Partition wasn't created. Other than that, the restore went well and the new drive runs fine. ...
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How to disable dmg autorun?

I have downloaded a dmg file called BaiduYun_2.2.0.dmg, which, on double-click, shows the license agreement window straight away, instead of showing an installation package or an application that can ...
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How can I completely disable desktop background change?

I need to block the possibility for a single user to change the desktop background, or at least to make it possible only by inserting his password on OS X Lion / Mountain Lion. I want to lock every ...
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Delays with push to iDevices on Lion Server

I have noticed for a couple of months now that push does not seem to be working properly between my Lion Server and my iDevices. I had hoped that this would have solved itself with iOS7, but just as ...
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How can I put the Dashboard icon on my dock in Mountain Lion?

I have no Dashboard icon in my Dock. How can I put it on my Dock as there is no option to 'Keep in Dock' that I can find?
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Where is the autoexpect command line tool on OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

On a fresh OSX 10.8.5 install, I was surprised to find no autoexpect tool. Where'd it go?
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Running Fedora 19 alongside OSX 10.7

for some time now I have tried to install Fedora 19 on my MacbookPro 2,1 C2D, but I simply can't make it work. Here is how I tried: Getting Image of Fedora and make a bootable USB drive with Mac ...
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Unsupported hack or workaround to get 64-bit OS X to install on a MacBook Pro having only 32-bit EFI?

I want to install the 64-bit OS X 10.7 on my MacbookPro 2,1, which has a 64-bit processor, but only 32-bit EFI and Kernel Boot mode. I know that this is not officially supported, but I assume there ...
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Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo won't install 64-bit OS X 10.7

I am trying to install OS X 10.7 x64 on my Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro from 2007. Before I was running OS X 10.6.8 x64 which worked fine, but I can't seem to install 10.7 as 64-bit. Somehow it ...
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Why does window management tools not working for lyx?

I' m trying out some window management apps such as spectacle and sizeup/cinch to arrange windows. But all of them not working for lyx, while working for other apps such as preview. What is the reason ...
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How to configure Apache for XAMPP on Mac OS X Lion to use mod_rewrite?

I am totally newbie when it comes to .htaccess or Apache. I don't know how it works. My URLs are like http://localhost/category.php?category=something and I'd like to get the variable value as ...
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Upgrade OS X Lion (10.7.4) to OS X Mountain Lion

I have OS X Lion 10.7.4 and want to upgrade OS X Mountain Lion. What do I have to do for the upgrade? Do I have to backup my system? If yes, which program can I use for the backup? If I have any ...
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How to get Mail.app to show email addresses?

In 10.7's Mail.app, it shows all recipients as a blue bubble with a name in it. In order to see the email address, I have to click on the right side of the bubble, to get a pop-up menu. This is a ...
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Cannot access vital boot options on Mac Pro with OS X Lion

I have this used Mac Pro (mid-2010) that I recently bought, that came with OS X Lion installed. It was apparently installed from an image because there are a lot of installed apps and, though there is ...
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How to reduce popup delay of ApplePressAndHold? [duplicate]

After reading this question How to add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion?, I was wondering if it would be possible to reduce the delay for the popup to appear. Is there ...
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Trouble accessing the OS X Lion web server from other device

I'm developing a web app for mobile phones. To easily get a feel of how it is to use, I simply copied the app into ~/Sites (after enabling web sharing in the System Preferences). Navigating to ...
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Unable to Perform Name Resolution

My MacBook Pro, for some reason, detects the wireless connection, but I cannot go to a web page using Safari. I can open the iTunes Store, but cannot access my email. I ran the Network Assistant and ...
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What percentage of Mac users have OSX Lion or higher?

I'm working on a web app and the user needs Safari 6.0 or higher which means they need Mac OSX Lion or higher (per Wikipedia) Users can install Chrome in that case, but I'm wondering how much of an ...
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Admin can't administer

I'm trying to launch Appstore on a Macbook running Lion while logged in as an admin user. It won't let me. Lots of icons in system preferences are greyed out with "The system administrator has not ...
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How to reformat the latest iMac?

I need to reformat my work mac. My boss bought it about a month ago, so it's one of the newer ones that didn't come with an installation disc. It's running mountain lion and has a bluetooth keyboard ...
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absolute path to directory accessed by right click 'Show Package Contents'

In OS X Mountain Lion when you right click on an *.app icon you get an option to 'Show Package Contents' leading you into 'Contents' directory. I'm having trouble figuring out the absolute path to ...
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OS X Lion factory refresh problem

I just bought a MacBook Pro from a buddy. He wiped the HD for me and returned it to factory settings. So now when I start it, it says I have to redownload OS X Lion. So once I start the download it ...
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250GB of hidden space on macbook pro 13"

I have 250 GB of hidden space which I cannot track down. I've tried deleting it on Daisy Disk as an admin but I couldn't delete it. I don't know why it's happening but all I remember is using rEFIt ...
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Performance issues, can I recover memory?

In the past month I am having some serious performance issues with my MacBook Pro (2008 model). From the activity monitor, I get that the CPU usage is low (25%), disk usage is low (256 GB SSD drive, ...
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Default 'Authentication Required' dialog username

I've got a 13" MBP running 10.8. I recently changed my full name of my account, but whenever I get an authentication dialog, it has pre-filled in my old full name. Is there anywhere to change this ...
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How to re-download OS X Lion from 10.6.8

I purchased OS X 10.7 lion about two years ago, and installed it on my Mac running 10.6.8. A couple of hours ago I re-formatted my computer and re-installed Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard from the ...
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Fresh Lion install on a MacBook Air (Late 2010) without Recovery Key

As the title says, I have an MacBook Air (Late 2010 - MC505LL/A*), with preinstalled OSX Lion. Also it shipped with an USB key called "Recovery Key", and afaik, I'm supposed to use this key if I ...
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Running 10.7.5 server but would like to remotely manage it with a 10.8 macbook pro

I have downloaded the server app for 10.7.5 but I can not install it on my 10.8 MacBook Pro. Can this be done?
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Mail pops up frequently

Apple mail application often appears and asks me to enter email address and password. I don't use this application. It happens even though I never clicked email address or something like that. How can ...
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Name resolution is using proxy server over my local DNS server

I'm running a local DNS server to resolve .dev as a testing domain on my machine, the resolution works fine and shows the proper answer through dig and ping and I can pull the home page instantly with ...
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iMac reinstall of Mountain Lion stuck on “install-information loading”

I'm trying to reinstall my iMac without a CD. I erased my disk completely and then clicked on Reinstall Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Now it is stuck for half an hour on the "install-information loading" ...