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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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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Disable read/unread status of items in Reading list

I use reading list as a place to store temporary bookmarks, instead of the intended use of it as a place to store things that are to be read later on. The read/unread behaviour is rather annoying ...
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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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Mac OS X Lion 10.7 Server.app Missing

Server.app got deleted and it was not able to find it in the backup to restore that app. How to I get this back? I says my system is still Lion Server but I need the Server.app to control some ...
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macbook startup error stop sign appears after long shutdown

I have a MacBook Pro A1286. Recently I reinstalled operating system to OS X Lion (10.7)/ After that I started getting stop error on start up: Usually the error appears after a long shutdown. (I ...
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MacBook Pro Yosemite Install Issue with Disk Repair Utility

I'm new to working on Macs and I've had some trouble. My MacBook Pro was running slow, the fan was always on full blast, it stopped recognizing the battery, and the LED wasn't lighting up when I ...
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Root Device UUID Error while installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox 4.3

While installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox, it starts booting, then stops at the line "root device uuid: xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx". I've allocated all the required RAM and memory, but even after looking ...
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How do Mac multiple monitor hold different desktop?

I use two monitor with my Mac(OS X 10.8.5 (12F45)). Today, my desktop is not separate like the figures below. When I remove the desktop 1, we can see the results both on the left and right monitor. I ...
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Yosemite upgrade causing Mail to crash

I upgraded to Yosemite on my 2011-12 iMac, from system 10.6.8. It worked to a point, but with major problems with the mail - crashing and not working, basically.My Mac tech said it "should work"...but ...
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how do i wipe and reinstall osx when file vault is enabled without password

I have Mac Book Pro and when I try to boot recovery or disk utility it asks for password and the one I set isn't working. There's nothing special on the drive so I just want to re-install lion. How do ...
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Macintosh HD not showing in disk utility!

First a flashing file came up on my mac. When i go into disk utility's and it just shows disk0 and Mac OS X Base system. I've followed everything that I've found on the net: I've tried to start ...
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Unable install Lion on macbookpro2,2 with 3GB Ram

My MacBook Pro2,2 having all requirements to run Lion upto 10.7.5 but Installer fails with wrong message "Mac OS X 10.7 Lion requires a Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor." ...
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White MacBook won't reinstall Lion

2008 MacBook wiped clean and now won't complete install via bootable DVD. Keep getting error at end of install. Won't recognize boot USB for some reason. That's why using DVD.
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Find My Mac and Internet Recovery

So after a long unsuccessful day trying to find OS X Lion 10.7 build 11a2063 (let me know if you have the dmg!) with the intent of reinstalling OS X on my MacBook Air, currently without an Operating ...
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How do I restart Internet Recovery on Macbook Air

Recently I've used Internet Recovery to recover OSX and connected to a certain Wifi hotspot to do so. The recover could not finish, and I had to stop the recovery. Now whenever I try to start up ...
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Interpreting Weird Swap Issue

So the output of htop on my OSX 10.8.5 machine shows some less than desirable memory stats: And believe me, my computer is accordingly VERY slow, even though all I'm running are a few shell ...
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Address book - Review duplicates prompt keeps reappearing

When I launch Address Book with my iPhone 4 plugged in, I get a prompt to review duplicate contacts as shown. I select "Keep Old" and click Import. Also, I sync my iPhone to iTunes on this same ...
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Can't log in / supposedly file-vault

I have a power mac, which I recently updated to Lion. I've never used a password before and yet after an unusual abortive boot (unusual boot-sequence which hanged, which I had to hard-reset) I now get ...
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what video card can I use on my mac pro 10.7

can I use the Ati 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCLe ON my mac pro 1.1 I am thinking about buying that video card,I don't know what GDDR5 PCLe means.
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Cannot update MAC OSX 10,7.5. It has 4 users and after going admin and password told I don't have permission

After going into updates for each user, I give Administrator name and password, it then goes through the motions of an update and asks me to restart, which i do, then tells me I don't have permission. ...
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unable to login in to my user account

I have 3 accounts on my macbook. 2 admin accounts and a guest account. I'm only able to access one admin account. The other doesn't show in the fast switch menu or give me the option to login to that ...
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Alignment error with external hard drive, Time Machine

While trying to backup via Time Machine, I am seeing the following errors in 'sudo dmesg' output: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=8425[GoogleSoftwareUp] clearing CS_VALID USBMSC Identifier ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...