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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How to fix com.apple.dock.extra?

I'm a gamer and one day i was playing mine craft when this blabbering thing just showed up. I went to activity monitor and there was a process called com.apple.dock.extra. From the first day there ...
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How do I use only the external display with my MacBook Pro lid open on Lion?

Sorry for the wordy title, but my problem is thus: When I'm at my desk, I would like to use only the external display. With the nifty gestures in Lion, I have decided I would like to use the ...
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With multiple displays: how best to keep the Dock to one side, and on the same display as the menu bar?

I currently have the Dock to the left. In the Displays pane of System Preferences, I have the external display (if present) configured to be on the left side of the main built-in display; and the ...
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Quicktime Screen Recording doesn't work in Lion

When starting a new Screen Recording in Quicktime Player in Lion 10.7.3, as soon as I click record I get this following error message: Here's a video demonstrating the issue: http://db.tt/CROyXgIt ...
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Can't boot into Mac OS after Windows install via Bootcamp

I just installed Windows 10 successfully via BootCamp. Now I am neither able to boot into OSX, nor is its partition shown anywhere. Turns out the issue occurs because of a mistake I made during the ...
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Login screen freezes after the Lion 10.7.1 update

After updating to 10.7.1 (the first Lion update) & restarting the system, it's not logging me in. As I give my password and press return it stays on the same login screen. I could move the mouse ...
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Disabling startup items that run despite being unchecked on the “login items” list

I have a number of (background) programs that startup automatically on login even though they have been disabled (unchecked) on the Login Items pane of the Users & Groups System Preferences. ...
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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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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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iPhoto does not open a window after Lion Upgrade

iPhoto is not properly anymore since I upgraded on Lion. It starts and seems to be alive in Task Switcher or in the Menu Bar, but there is no open Window for iPhoto. I re-installed from the AppStore ...
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Free .CSV text file editor for Mac OS X?

I am looking for a free editor to edit comma-delimited text files, or .csv format.
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Can't empty trash of removable HD

I can't empty the trash of my removable drive. At first it appears to empty it correctly (no error message, the sound is played), but the folder in question stays there. I tried: jan@MacBook-Pro /...
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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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How do I set the static library path in OS X Lion?

Instead of typing : g++ functions.cpp /opt/local/lib/libhdf5.a /opt/local/lib/libsiloh5.a /opt/local/lib/libz.a I would prefer to type: g++ functions.cpp -lhdf5 -lsiloh5 -lz I think that I ...
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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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How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?

Here are my stats and brief summary of the problem: macbook pro; mid 2009; 13 inch; 2.26 GHz; 4GB RAM (currently, will elaborate); 10.7.5 The issue I'm having is that the computer constantly gets ...
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“this item is temporarily unavailable” OSX Lion Reinstall

So I woke up today with all of my permissions gone today, my Mac Pro 1,1 with OSX Lion booted into a System Administrator mode. Here is a picture of what is happening So I decided to reinstall OSX by ...
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how to reinstall xcode command-line tools?

I had serious problems from two versions of Xcode on the same machine. I removed all Xcode app instances & many other non-System 'xcode'-related files, then reinstalled the app (4.6.2), fixing my ...
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Disable Wifi Hotspot Popup Window

Is there a way to disable the wifi popup window that was introduced in OS X Lion. I know I can remove it from known wifi networks, but sometimes I do use this connection (It's the Starbucks free wifi ...
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Spotlight constantly indexing, even after re-indexing

I am having a problem with Spotlight, as it is constantly indexing. I have followed a number of tips on how this issue can be solved, such as re-indexing, clearing user, font and system caches, ...
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Blue Box with White Question Mark

On certain websites (minecraftforum.net) most images appear as a blue box with a white question mark in it on safari. On my school forums (private to the school only, so can't link) normal images work ...
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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 change the order of messages in Mail for Lion?

Suddenly the most recent message in Mail is at the bottom of the list instead of the top. How do I change the ordering of messages? I am using Mac OS X 10.7.5, Lion.
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How long should it take to enable FileVault 2 on a fresh Lion installation?

How long should I expect it to take to enable FileVault 2 on a fresh installation of Lion? I'm using a mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro with an i7 and a 5,400RPM 500GB hard drive with only 10GB used. John ...
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iMac 2009 frozen on boot screen

This morning I needed to reset an administrator's account password on my Mac, because I had forgotten the password. I used the steps listed on this article to accomplish this, but after restarting ...
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Make iTunes stop prompting me for my username and password

On OSX Lion, iTunes keeps prompting me to enter my username and password to "sign in to enable this computer for automatic downloads." In the past I tried checking the box to remember my password but ...
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Mac Pro hangs at startup showing white screen with spinning pie wheel

MacPro 1,1; lion? startup hard drive failed (with loud buzzing). Removed bad drive, installed replacement, inserted Lion USB drive, verified new drive using the Lion usb drive, started installation ...
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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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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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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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Lion won't give out DHCP addresses with Internet Sharing

Lion doesn't seem to be giving out DHCP addresses when I turn on Internet Sharing. My firewall is off, I create a shared network with no security sharing ethernet->wifi. In Network Preferences the ...
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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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For some reason I can't update my Mac OS X 10.7.4 to the latest software?

I've been wanting to update my mac for a long time but for some reason it won't let me whenever I try. I'm not an expert when it comes to computers so maybe I'm doing something wrong but if anyone ...
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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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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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How can I make the Cisco VPN Client work with Lion?

Worked in Snow Leopard and now gives error 51 and the sudo restart system command in Terminal i used to use doesn't work. Any idea?
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How to fix AFP where some users connect after 4 minutes and others never connect (spinning progress bar and no authentication dialog)?

I am having an issue for multiple (but not all) users whereby AFP connections are taking 4+ minutes to connect to the share. Some never connect. The spinning progress bar sits there but no auth window ...
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mail.app missing plug-in

Today I opened mail.app and my mail attachments showed up as "missing plug-in". I faced this issue before, at that time I quite the mail.app and opened again were fix the problem. Now that also not ...
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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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Apple Mail shows plain text instead of HTML email

I have a gmail account setup as IMAP in Apple Mail and recently some new emails coming through have displayed the plain text version instead of HTML. If I check the same email through gmail.com it ...
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How to arrange two windows easily to left and right side?

In Windows 7, we can easily arrange two windows with these shortcuts: Option (Alt) ⌥ + ← maximizes the window to the left side of the screen, and Option (Alt) ⌥ + → maximizes the window to the right ...
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How can I keep Safari from re-opening my tabs from my last session?

When I re-open Safari on my Mac Mini, it keeps opening the same tabs that were open before it was quit (or before the Mac OS X was switched off). The result is that it takes too much time to be ...
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Create global shortcut to run command line applications

What steps do I need to run a command line program via a global shortcut? I setup Automator to create a new Run Shell Script and tried to assign a shortcut in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> ...
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How to choose a application without using the mouse in Lion Mission Control?

While using Mission Control and pressing Control ⌃+↑, I get the tiled view of all the applications in that particular desktop. Is there a keyboard shortcut to choose an application in this view?
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Dia command line not working

I've got a problem with using Dia from the command line on OSX 10.7.4. I downloaded and installed the OS X dmg from http://dia-installer.de/download/macosx.html I've been using it to create graphics ...
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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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How to disable Self Control application?

I use SelfControl quite frequently for completing homework and such, but at school, while I was away from my keyboard at the white board, my friend thought it would be funny to set the timer to 10 ...
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Can the macbook air trackpad play nice with the iOS simulator?

Does anyone knows if (and how) I can get my MacBook Air trackpad to feel more natural when used with the iOS simulator ? It should be easier to use the iOS simulator with the trackpad - but it's not, ...
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When I want to install TeamViewer 10, why can't I select my system disk as the destination?

Seems it happened when I want to install other softwares before (but I can't remember which). I have a 128G SSD as the system disk, but it doesn't even appear as an option in the installer. How can I ...
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How to modify app expose to show only open windows of current application on current desktop?

I have OS X 10.8.5. I typically have several windows of some applications open on more than one desktop. When using App Expose, it shows all of the open windows of the current application on all ...