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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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 ...
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Setting up Lion Server on iMac but can't get remote access to the server via my associated domain name

I have been following wegotserved.com tutorial on setting up Lion Server and have hit a wall. I have static IP address which is associated with my domain name. When I try to access my domain through ...
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Migrating data from Tiger to Lion

What is the easiest way to migrate data (software, documents, bookmarks, etc.) from an old Mac OS X (probably Tiger) to Lion? Time Machine with Migration Assistant?
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Why opening a ssh connection to Lion is taking too long?

Why is SSH taking too long to open when I SSH to Lion. I have to wait ~30s to see the Password prompt. The DNS is working on the Lion server.
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Custom keyboard layout problem with some apps

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro with Lion. I used Ukelele and KeyRemap4Macbook to customize my keyboard layout, because I wasn't satisfied with the default one. Namely I switched right Cmd with ...
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Configuring Lion VNC Server: virtual display by default?

The new Screen Sharing server in Lion supports multiple concurrent log-ins: if there is already someone logged into the computer when you try to connect with VNC, it gives you the option of logging ...
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Can I customize the Command+Tab behaviour when switching between spaces in Lion?

As discussed in this question, when I'm switching between apps in different spaces, I need to hold down Option so that the the correct app is shown. I find this really annoying. Is there a way to ...
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Bluetooth mouse quit functioning after lion 10.7.2 update

I will be as short yet detailed possible. The devices are Microsoft IntelliMouse Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. The keyboard still works. The mouse no longer works properly since I updated from lion ...
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How do I configure SMTP service with MAMP?

I'm using MAMP on OS X Lion. The postfix smtp server is disabled by default and I haven't found clear instructions on how to enable it. All I want to be able to do is send emails from my MAMP server. ...
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Weird renderings of folder names in Finder sidebar

I've just upgraded to OSX Lion from Snow Leopard, and started to notice these today in the sidebar of Finder: When you click on them, they go back to normal. What's going on here?
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Auto Join networks on Os X Lion - auto fill password problem

When I connect to my Uni's networks (which require me to enter my username and password) Os X Lion displays an "auto-join" window looking like this: Unfortunately auto fill appears not to work in ...
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Remove extra icons on startup

I used to have two iMacs running Lion connected to each other via Firewire. On starting up a computer, two icons representing both computers would appear. I would select one and type in the password. ...
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Address book not showing details with new Lion

I have just downloaded Lion and iCloud and now when I open Address Book from the dock on my desktop, all the names come up but no details????
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Parallels windowed mode - make window larger

I'm using Parallels 7 with windows 7 in windowed view mode. The program i'm running in windows is fullscreened. I want to make the window larger, as it's very small by default. Dragging the edges ...
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How about Parallels 7's Lion support especially in graphics performance?

I heard that Parallels 6 lack of GPU acceleration with Lion guest. So it's very slow. How about this on Parallels 7?
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How can I fix these intermittent problems with wi-fi on my iMac?

I have several computers at home but only my iMac is having wi-fi problems - around once a day wi-fi stops responding. When I turn my wireless off and immediately back on, it works again. Is this a ...
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mdns works different on snow leopard and lion

I have a few linux machines on my local network. Using avahi, they expose their name over mdns. This enables me to access them by doing ping green.local or other commands (but by using the hostname). ...
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Apple screen gets scrambled randomly

Recently I upgraded to Lion, since doing this upgrade I am now getting a bug with Safari where the browser window "scrambles". By this, I mean that the entire window breaks up into rectangular blocks ...
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Why can't I open a subfolder from a stack in my Dock?

I have the application folder as a stack in my Dock, when I click it and then click on Utilities`, the stack just disappears, but when I click it a second time, then it works. What could be the ...
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How can I get back the option to NOT require pairing in Lion? This is a change from Snow Leopard

I have Lion 10.7.1 -- I noticed that in System Preferences --> Sharing --> Bluetooth Sharing there is not longer the option to NOT require pairing. Why was this removed? How can I get that back, or ...
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Optical USB Microsoft mouse stops responding after computer wakes up

I am using Lion, and the usb optical mouse works fine until the computer sleeps. Then when it wakes up, the mouse no longer tracks. The buttons still work, right clicking brings up a context menu, but ...
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Sync iCal and contact with Windows Mobile 6.5 in OSX Lion

How can I sync iCal and Address Book with Windows Mobile 6.5 in OS X Lion? I would prefer a simple solution. I very much don't want this information on the Internet and am willing to wait for my ...
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Finder acting different after mounting a DMG in Lion vs SL?

If I recall correctly, when mounting a DMG file in Snow Leopard, the Finder window with the App would become active. In Lion, this isn't the case. Instead of the window becoming active, you have to ...
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Macbook Aluminum wakes up - Lion Updated

I have recently updated my macbook with Lion. Now it keeps on waking up in my bag for some unknown reason. Here is what i get in the console. An Unknown USB Device (Port 4 of Hub at 0x4000000), may ...
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How can Time Machine in Lion backup the volume content of a sparse bundle disk image?

Using Mac OS X 10.7 (Build 11A511), attempts to backup volume content with Time Machine have failed. With a simple non-encrypted image I tried three approaches: the traditional workaround, which ...
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iOS 9.2.1 iPhone 5s & OS X 10.7.5 on a MacBook Pro

iPhone 5 is not connecting to MacBook Pro via charging cable plugged into USB port. Both have just had their software updated to the most recent software. The laptop recognises other devices that are ...
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username not appearing in autologin

I have 2 admin accounts plus a guest account on mac-mini. I am trying to specify one of the accounts for autologin. However only 1 of the standard accounts and the guest account appear in the list of ...
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iMac 6,1 graphics workaround

My iMac (late 2006) has a busted graphics chip and artefacts when running OS X Lion 10.7 in its normal mode, however works fine in safe boot. Anyway, in safe boot I cannot connect to a VPN as I ...
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Xcode 4.6 hangs when loading

I'm new at this. I decided I wanted to build an iPhone app. I installed OS X 10.7.5 and Xcode 4.6.3 on a several-years-old macbook (2 GB memory) I double click on the Xcode icon in the Applications ...
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Looking for a Terminal command to disable permanently “pause mode” on HP printer • Lion 10.7.5

Reason : HP Printer suddenly always on "pause / queue" while printing. My problem : All of a sudden, my LaserJet CP2025 printer stopped printing, putting instead all documents on queue. I'm ...
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Time Machine Backup Failing with Error 11

I've been trying to run a Time Machine backup for the last couple of days (OSX 10.7.5 and Porsche LaCie 2TB); however, it has been constantly failing. Console is producing the following crash messages ...
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How do I upgrade my 2010 MacBook Pro which has OS 10.7.5 to Yosemite?

My mid 2010 MacBook Pro arrived with OS 10.6.8 and I upgraded to Lion OS 10.7.5.I need to upgrade to bring Safari up to date, but am fearful that El Capitan is not yet sorted and may not run on my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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find all quarantined files or get dtruss output without running with admin privs

Short question: How can I find all files/directories that have been quarantined. I'm running Lion (10.7.5) OR Can I see what files a command are accessing, without having that command run with root ...
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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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Principal HDD doesn't appear in the list of disks to format

I'm using the recovery tools (from internet), but I can't format the internal 500GB HDD. Entering diskutil list in Terminal I get the following output: -bash-3.2# diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: ...
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Enable internet sharing from command line (without using applescript)

I have perfected a couple of scripts which can enable and disable the sharing interactively using applescript, but I want a way to be able to do everything without the applescript. My aim is to learn ...
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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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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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MacBook Pro won’t boot up after putting the bottom case screws back in place

I'm kind new in this world of Apple, and I have an Intel-based Mac that suddenly had the hard drive fail. So I make a Mac OS X USB flash drive, and realize that the old hard drive died since “Disk ...
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I have a MacBookPro8,2 (i7) that does not have an OS on startup

It shows a round icon with a slash in the middle much like in "no smoking" signs.. And when i did CMD + R and opened disk utility, the original hard drive doesn't appear on the left column. I don't ...
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Updated MacBook Pro to 10.8.5 and now nothing will open apart from Spotifiy

I updated my MacBook Pro (7 years old) to Mac OS X 10.8.5 and now nothing will open apart from Spotifiy and System Preferences. I can't open anything else. What shall I do? The Mac will open Spotify ...
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Adding OSX to Ubuntu

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2007 Macbook. However, I want both OSX and Ubuntu. I have the .iso for OSX Lion, how do I make it so that I can dual boot from either OS?