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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What's the correctly way to make Postfix run permanently on Lion (not server)

I can start Postfix temporarily with: $ sudo launchctl launchd% start org.postfix.master However, Console.app shows that it only runs for a short time: 26/11/11 2:00:55.710 PM postfix/master: ...
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Safari won't enter fullscreen

I'm currently running Safari 5.1.4 on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3, and after bringing it out of the fullscreen mode, I quit safari using Command+Q. When I restarted my Mac, for some reason, Safari won't ...
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Using Mission Control to switch between Safari and a full-screen Keynote presentation

I'm on a MacBook Pro running Lion. During a Keynote presentation that's running in full screen, I'd like to be able to switch to a different desktop with the four-finger-swipe gesture to demonstrate a ...
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How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want to ...
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OS X Mountain Lion/Lion Deep Sleep on low battery

I'm having an issue on my Mac since I installed Lion and now Mountain Lion (I thought that the Lion problem could be because I've put an SSD in my Mac and did not make a fresh install but a carbon ...
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Mac cannot delete file

The item image212_tmp1987326278 can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted. I don't know how that file appeared on my desktop but as I try to delete it I get the above error. Does not ...
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Since Mavericks, I can't mount ISO files on my Mac over a network

Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, when I want to mount an ISO file that's on my Mac from my Windows 8.1 PC (so, mounting a Mac share on a Windows computer, so I am accessing the file from the Windows ...
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External USB drive connected to Airport Extreme doesn't show up in Airport Utility

I have connected an external drive to my Airport Extreme, but it doesn't show up in Finder, and it doesn't show up in the list of drives when I connect to the Airport Utility. The same drive worked ...
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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have no ...
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Can't find network files over SMB protocol using the Spotlight in Lion

I tried to find some files in a network volume mounted in OS X Lion over SMB using Spotlight. Didn't work. But, when I tried the same search from OS X Snow Leopard it worked perfectly. What do I ...
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How do I sync two folders in OS X Lion?

I have some files and folders on a USB drive connected to my iMac...I would like to sync them with a folder on my iMac...how do I do that? Is there built-in functionality in Lion that allows me to do ...
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Where can I find the task manager in Mac OS X Lion?

Where can I find a task manager in Mac OS X Lion? I want to see the processes that are currently being run, and I can kill any process I like.
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How to place Dictionary definitions higher up in spotlight results

I used to use spotlight fairly frequently to quickly look up words in a dictionary. With Lion, I've noticed that my dictionary results have dropped down much lower in the list of results: I'd like ...
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Trackpad Gestures - Three-finger swipe unresponsive until I use two-finger scroll (OS X Lion)

Sometime within the last week or so, I noticed this really weird glitch with my trackpad. I have always used the three-finger swipe to navigate forwards and backwards on web browsers, between tabs in ...
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Mac OSX Lion - Windows 8 bootcamp

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my Mac (10.7.5) but I'm running into some big issues. First I'll explain what I already did. I created a partition with the Boot camp assistant (151 GB) I ...
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I can't change my skype status to online

After installing Lion, I have had trouble setting my status to Online. It will stay on Away. I can changed it to the other values, but it will not stay in "Online". I contacted Skype about it and ...
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OS X Lion SMB shared folder lost execute permission

After updating from 10.6.8 to Lion 10.7.0, my shared folder (shared over SMB) begin having strange problem with my Windows VM. When I create a .exe file from my Delphi compiler or create simple test ...
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How can I solve false duplicate in Mail.app?

I recently switched to Mail.app from Outlook 2011 and have been importing some of my archive messages. The problem is that for many of the messages, Mail.app seems to think they are duplicates so it ...
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Using same Apple ID with two of our phones, can they be linked

My boyfriend and I are using the same Apple ID on both of our phones. I just want know how can I link my phone to his?
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Changing Creation Date of a file

Could you please let me know how I can change the creation date of a file in Lion. I realise there is the touch-t command but that does not work in Lion. A couple of people have mentioned another ...
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Where is the Launchpad database stored and is there a way to edit it directly?

When exploring the new Launchpad feature, at first, it would seem as is it draws it's content primarily from the Programs folder. It seems to be the case, however, that the Launchpad database is ...
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Keychain says “Access to this item is restricted” after upgrading to Lion

I recently upgraded to Lion and since then I haven't been able to use Keychain to look at my stored passwords. When I click on the checkbox to show them it prompts me for my master password, then ...
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Horizontal line appears in fullscreen mode

I have an issue when entering fullscreen mode in any application on my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.7.3, a white horizontal line ALWAYS appears at the top of the screen (as shown in the picture). What is ...
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Reinstall OS X Lion on Macbook Air 2012

I have a MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) MD223LL/A MBAIR 11.6/1.7/4/64FLASH running OS X 10.7.5. It shipped with Lion. I want to reinstall the OS on the laptop without an internet connection. Is this ...
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Mac OS X - Terminal window shows up but closes immediately

I'm using Mac OS X Lion 10.7. I open Terminal and its window shows up but immediately close and its icon remains in the dock. It's working fine a moment ago. I don't know what i have messed. I looked ...
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Lion Server DHCP randomly loses settings and reverts to defaults

I’ve been trying to set up Lion Server on a Mac Pro with it acting as the router/gateway/firewall/DNS/NAT and DHCP. I’ve been trying to setup an internal-only network named mycompany.something. After ...
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Strange issue with Apple wireless keyboard on my iMac: Shift + W won't work

I noticed this problem earlier today, pressing left shift + W to type a capital W does not work. I can get a capital W by using the right shift key, or the caps-lock, but not with the left shift, ...
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Eclipse quit unexpectedly (Mac OS X 10.7.4 and Eclipse 3.8)

I had an Eclipse environment all wrong, than I decided to install another (newer) version from scratch. After I "uninstalled" the older version, I downloaded the Eclipse for Java Developers 64-bit for ...
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Will Mac Mini i5 OSX 10.7.5 Boot in 64 Bit Mode

Considering buying a mid 2011 Mini i5 OSX 10.7.5 (16GB) to run Lightroom 6/CC and Photoshop CC. They require 64 bit systems. My Air (4GB) doesn't have enough RAM to run efficiently. Will the Mini ...
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Mingler allocated most of RAM

The Mingler process periodically allocates most of the RAM I have on my MacBook Pro, bringing it to a halt. I have never just let it run, though I am doing that now just to see what will happen. I've ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard not connecting automatically on wake

Recently I'm using my MacBook Air mostly in clamshell mode, with an  Wireless Keyboard and an  Magic Trackpad paired. Sometimes, weeks pass by without even opening the lid: connecting it at the ...
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How do I open the context menu from a Mac keyboard?

In Windows, one can hit Shift+F10 to access the "Context Menu." But a similar keyboard action doesn't seem possible on Mac. One potential application... When I make a spelling error in a document, ...
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MTMFS consuming an entire CPU core and fans running full bore with Lion

You may be aware that Lion introduced MTMFS, the Mobile Time Machine File System. I've had a couple of instances now where MTMFS has been chewing up an entire core of my dual-core (mid 2009) MacBook ...
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Is there a shortcut which invokes the “Login Window…” fast user switching command?

Firstly, let me say that there's two questions on Think Different that claim to answer this question but do not: Does the MacBook Air have a Fast User Switching (Login Window) shortcut key? The ...
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Starting MySQL produces “The server quit without updating PID file”

I've literally looked all over Stack Overflow, Superuser, I cannot find a solution to my problem that I'm experiencing right now, when I want to start MySQL, it produces this error: ERROR! The ...
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How do I open multiple links in new tabs in Google Chrome?

I am using Google Chrome as my default browser on Lion. What I want to achieve is, when I select handful of links from one web-page, I should have shortcut to open all those links in new tabs. How ...
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diskutil coreStorage in Lion fails to create a concatenated LVG, error -69886

I would like to create a logical volume group (LVG) with two physical disks. Issue The command: diskutil coreStorage create LVGNAME /dev/disk1 /dev/disk2 returns: Started CoreStorage ...
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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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Finder too optimistic about free space?

Below is a storage overview from "About this Mac" on Lion, running on a Macbook Air. It says: backups 71.07 GB. No data is in the "Other" area, which seems a bit weird, because I have at least 20 GB ...
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Resetting MBR on iMac

I installed Ubuntu on my iMac (partially successfully) I had rEFIT installed but it did not recognize the Ubuntu installation. I removed the partition and rEFIT and now when I attempt to install ...
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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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Permanently pair Mac with iPhone

I have paired a new Macbook Air with my iPhone, however after the Mac is rebooted, it asks me to confirm pairing. Is this a bug in Lion, or can it be permanently paired? Similar issue with a mouse, ...
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Installing Mavericks instead of Yosemite

I am trying to install Mavericks (I have my reasons not to install Yosemite yet) on my MacBook with Lion. Obviously the possibility to upgrade to Mavericks from the App Store is now gone so one must ...
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Install OS X replacing Windows on a Mac without losing data

My brother installed Windows 7 on my Mac. Now I am trying to install OS X Lion but when I select Reinstall OS X, I am not able to select any drive. One of my drive has 1.27 TB of data. Is it possible ...
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Downloading an old version of iPhoto onto Mac OSX Lion (10.7)

I'm in a very frustrating situation. About a year ago I acquired a white Macbook (model A1181, 2007 version) running OS X Lion. I was using it happily until last week, when my hard drive suddenly ...
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Driver software for Kensington Turbo Mouse Pro on 10.7

My wife has an old Kensington Turbo Mouse Pro (pictured). It's built like a tank and refuses to die, and that longevity seems to be causing trouble. I just upgraded her computer to Lion. The old ...
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Confounded by permissions problem on NFS share

I'm setting up an NFS server (Ubuntu) to serve files to several Macs (10.7). The way it's set up, I can log in from any Linux client and read/write over NFS exactly as expected. (I've set up ACL ...
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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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Time machine backup/restore: “This user's data doesn't need to be transferred”

So, I had a MacBook Pro 15", Late 2011, that I've been using daily since I got it last October. I set up time machine and every day after work, I would bring my laptop home and plug it into my time ...
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Why won't the Finder sort when clicking on the column headers in this different list view?

As pictured this new list view has the column headers that are un-clickable, so one can't sort by clicking on the column headers. Why is the Finder doing this and how do I get it back to the way it ...