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

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Mac Pro won't sleep any more

The past couple days, command-option-eject no longer puts my Mac Pro to sleep. I haven't done any software updates in that time. No process seems to be doing anything very interesting, or ...
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Which mail daemon does OS X 10.8.4 run by default?

I'm debugging some mail related stuff on my Mac, and not quite sure how my system is even sending mail. I can run a simple command like date | mail -s test myemail@mydomain.com and receive an email ...
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usb mouse freeze on mid 2007 macbook with lion 10.7.5 installed

I bought a mid 2007 white MacBook used with Lion 10.7.5 installed. My usb mouse freezes after using it for about an hour plugged in. I tried both usb ports and the mouse will work for about a min. but ...
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Enabling Folder Actions Within OS X?

There is an element to OS X known as Folder Actions, which causes certain actions or events to occur when items are either added or removed from user specific folders. How can I enable this ? (I am ...
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Setting up wireless hot spot on Lion, DHCP issues

I have Lion communicating via wire to old (spaceship) AEBS which is currently DHCP serving an IP address to the Lion. The AEBS plugged in via wire to the cable modem. I want to set up internet ...
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VirtualBox 4, install Lion guest on Mountain Lion host

How to install Lion as a guest OS in VirtualBox 4 running on Mountain Lion? I have: Legitimate owned copy of Install Mac OS X Lion.app Flash drive formatted as GUID partition, restored with ...
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can't connect to wireless printer

I have an Epson Workforce 845 printer. I have it setup on my wireless network correctly. I can print to it without any trouble from a couple different windows computers but I only have intermittent ...
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Lock down OSX 10.7.5 app into kiosk mode?

I want to run an app in 'kiosk' mode for public unattended access via touch screen (no mouse or keyboard attached). I can already automate a network user logon and then the app launches (but only in ...
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/StartupItem/ Error, How to resolved the issue?

I'm using Macbook Pro late 2011 and I'm getting this error in my startup. I've already performed Repair Disk Permission in my Utilities; I've also upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion (10.8.3) but ...
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Install and print from two identical printers on iMac?

I have two Dymo label printers. I tried installing the printer using CUPS web admin as well as the Print & Scan under System Preferences. Both printers installed fine. When I print from either the ...
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Are there any drivers for Canon i450 Printer for OSX 10.7?

My computer sees the printer and it looks like it installed, but when I try to print, I get an error message that it can't find a print head or that the print head is busy.
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erased macintosh HD and installing lion osx again

I erased my macintosh HD from disk utility with a journaled encrypted format and i wanted to install 10.7 lion osx so i left it to install and download over night cause it took like 16 hours and when ...
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Internet via 4g on macbook + ipad via bluetooth or wifi

I have Internet access thru a 4g usb pen on my macbook air with osx 10.7.5. I am trying to link it to another macbook air + iphone + ipad by bluetooth - without success. How to configure correctly? ...
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How to Screen Capture while in Cmd+Tab

I ran into a rare situation - I want to snag a picture of my screen while using cmd+tab to show people how I navigate around in this how-to post. The regular cmd+shift+3 or 4 didn't do anything. ...
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cannot add shortcut to switch to desktop 2 when apps are fullscreen on 10.8.4

I am running 10.8.4 and would like to switch to different desktops using keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately for me, I only see "Switch to Desktop 1" and have not way to add a shortcut to switch to ...
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Is it possible to create a user without a home directory?

I want to create a user to run tomcat on my system and was wondering if it is possible to create a user without a home directory like it is possible in linux.
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Submitting job to launchd gives error “no plist returned”, “nothing found to load”

I'm writing my first launchd plist. When I try to load it with the following command: $ launchctl load com.Test01.plist launchctl: no plist was returned for: com.Test01.plist nothing found to load ...
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OS X 10.8 hosts file completely ignoring new entries. Help!

I have a hosts file that I've added a couple URLs to a while back and it's been working fine, but any new entries now get completely ignored. I've added these to test it... google.com ...
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CoreStorageFamily::unlockVEKs() failed to unwrap the vek, status = e00002bc

I have a filevault2 disk with two partition. One is the boot partition, the other contains data, both are encrypted. Today, after installing the latest 10.8 update (10.8.4 I guess), the computer ...
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How can I stop Firefox from always floating on top in Parallels 7 with Windows 7?

I've got set up with Parallels 7 running Windows 7, and I'm finding that Firefox is forever sitting in front of all my other windows. I'm unable to even tab to them, I have to actually move Firefox ...
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localhost MAMP OS X 10.8.4 upgrade tips

Follow the instructions exactly at http://documentation.mamp.info/en/mamp/installation/updating-mamp... 'COPY' and do not drag folders across to htdocs or from one folder to another. I dragged a ...
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OS X Lion never boots

When starting up my iMac with OS X Lion 1.7.3 it will show the Apple logo, and soon after a progress bar with the typical spinning progress indicator. The progress bar will go up to about 8%, ...
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Is it possible to add other networked sources to the Apple Dictionary program?

The standard Apple Dictionary program in Lion provides access to Wikipedia. This appears to be a direct look-up (i.e., not to a cached local copy of Wikipedia). I'd like to add other sources that ...
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Where would I find where an .htaccess file is located and being used on a Mac OS X Lion server that sets Basic Auth on an Apache server?

I've installed some software, namely, a continuous integration (CI) server (Jenkins) on a Mac Mini running Lion Server. The server, by default, runs from port 8080 on local host via the url: ...
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MBP Lock screen hotkey without sleeping?

I'd like to press a key combo to get my computer to the lock screen. In Windows the shortcut was Windows key + L. On Mac I press CMD+ALT+Power which turns the laptop off and puts it into sleep. I want ...
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Mac Pro 10.7 - aftermarket dvd drive hangs on restart

Drive works fine, but on restart or after a required restart from app installation - the OS looks for CD in drive. Mac will not get to the login screen. It hangs and i can see a green light on dvd ...
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Mac 10.7.3 Web Sharing Won't Start

When I turn it on it says "starting" for a split second and then turns back off. I reinstalled Lion and it still happens. Trying to start it from the command line: cade:~> sudo launchctl load -w ...
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Launching certain programs on startup in their own fullscreen space

When I login I want a blank desktop in my first space, sublime text in my second space, chrome in my third, and terminal in my fourth space like so:
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Macbook Pro 17" Thunderbolt won't output to LCD

I have a Macbook Pro 17-inch Early-2011 model. It is running 10.7.5 and no matter what I do, it does not want to output to an extra display using Thunderbolt (and a Mini Display port to VGA adapter). ...
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xcrun file shell script code in Mac OSX 10.7.5

I updated my /usr/bin/xcrun file on my computer running on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 by mistake. Can anybody send me the shell script code or any link where I can find this? FYI, I have Xcode (4.6) also ...
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Lion resolving DNS names when querying server directly, but not when used in a command or app

I've recently (as in minutes ago) added a hostname and reverse (A and PTR) records for a hostname on my internal network, using a Bind DNS server. For some reason, i can both dig and nslookup this new ...
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Is there an OS X product like StickyWindows that will tab a minimized window to screen edge?

StickyWindows has not worked since Snow Leopard, and I really found it invaluable. http://www.donelleschi.com/stickywindows/ The old OS9 functionality of moving a window to the edge of screen, ...
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Turning on FileVault fails on MacBook Pro with 'disk in use by driver' error

I am trying to turn on FileVault on my retina MacBook Pro (running OS X 10.8.4), and after going through the key generation it fails with a "Disk in use by driver" error, as shown: I've got nothing ...
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iCal Alarms synced with Google calendar - OS X Lion 10.7

anyone know the fix-all for this? Haven't been able to get 'message' or 'message with sound' to work. thanks
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Problem with permissions

on my Lion Server I have noticed that the permissions for certain folders seem to be screwed up. When I look at the Get Info for the folder I see strange things in the permissions section. There are ...
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Restricted service

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7.5 on a Mac Air and lately “Search With Google” brings a dialog saying: Confirm Service Preview wants to use the restricted Service “Search With Google.” [Run ...
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How can I remap keys on an external keyboard, but keep the default layout on the internal?

I have an external keyboard with Windows keys. I'd like to remap the keys so the layout of the keys on the bottom-left is identical to the internal keyboard on my MacBook Pro. This... ...
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Chrome's “Open” dialogs use the date the program was started, rather than the current day when folder is sorted by date added

Apologies if this is the wrong StackExchange, I'm having an issue with Google Chrome which only seems to happen on Mac OS X. Basically, whenever Chrome has been opened for more than a day (or was ...
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Failure to backup files from Mac partition while in Windows 8 partition

I am running Windows 8 and OS X Lion using Bootcamp, and ran into an issue where OS X is no longer bootable (empty gray progress bar on startup). Googling this error led me to believe it could be any ...
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Lion lock screen messed up

A few days ago my lock screen on OSX Lion started behaving oddly. The entire screen has shrunk itself down to about 3/4 of the screen size, although it all goes back to normal once I enter my ...
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MacBook does not list my bootable USB stick in the boot menu

I made a bootable usb stick with OSX Lion. When starting up my MacMini (which has OSX Mountain Lion installed) while holding option, the USB stick is listed and I can boot from it. But I want to use ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 Keychain hangs forever

Actually not only keychain, but any other apps that request it in any way. The problem first appeared when Adium asked me about untrusted certificates, I selected "Always trust" in system "view ...
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Is FileVault the same as DiskUtil CoreStorage?

Is encrypting startup volume via diskutil cs convert <VOL> diskuitl cs encryptVolume <LV_UUID> the same thing as going Preferences > Security & Privacy > FileVault > Turn ...
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Transfering Lion preinstalled license to new owner

My MacBook came with Lion preinstalled, now I am selling the machine and I've read that it is possible to transfer the OS license once if the OS came preinstalled on the computer. Is there something ...
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What happens if the Internet connection goes down during a Lion Internet Recovery?

I am restoring Lion on my MacBook before selling it and I am doing it through the Internet Recovery option. After starting the process, the Internet connection went down a couple of times and, after ...
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How to set a folder view as default for all folders in Finder?

I'd like to get the same folder view for every folder, that means, to have my stuff being sorted always by type and then by name. is that possible with automator? Till yet, I set my view via cmd+j ...
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Bootcamp windows drivers downloading stuck

This is my fourth download, Net speed 12MBPS and everytime its stuck at this place. How can fix this. I am running Mountain Lion on 128GB SSD, 8GB Ram with Mid 2010 model.
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Why would a macbook running OS X 10.7.5 boot up on its own at the same time every night?

The macbook was turned of around 10:22PM. At 12:00:09 sharp it boots up on its own. This happens every night even though the user turns off the machine at around 10PM every night. Why would this ...
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Automator Service with Google Translate

I set up an Automator Service that receives selected text and then runs a simple shell script to pass the text to open google translate: open https://translate.google.com/#auto/en/"$@" It opens ...
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Finding Where Alias Points Even With Deleted File

Can I find where an alias was pointing to, if the file is deleted?