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

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What is an quick way to create a new blank file in Lion?

In Windows, one can create a new file using Right Click -> Add New -> Type of File. Is there an analogous action in Lion? I just want to create a new blank file on my Desktop.
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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 apply written defaults to a Magic Mouse (com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse)?

Running OSX 10.7.4 I wrote a script to swap Apple Magic Mouse secondary click. The following simple bash script do modify the system preferences (can be seen in System Preferences GUI), but the mouse ...
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Lion USB Thumb Drive - how to erase them?

I have a stack of those official Apple Lion USB thumb drives. It seems you can't wipe them using conventional means (Disk Utility, diskutil). I think I recall reading once there was a way to erase ...
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What Mac apps are capable of managing SQL Server databases?

I'm looking for a Mac app that has capabilities similar to Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager. The app should be capable of the following: Create and administer SQL Server databases, objects, ...
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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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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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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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Which OS X is the fastest for my old MacBook?

I am going to do a clean install of OS X on my old MacBook (Late 2008), but the computer will only be needed for: tabbed web browsing (Safari/Chrome), word processing (Office/iWork), and maybe some ...
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How do I get rid of the sub headings in finder with “arrange be date created” in Lion

So I installed Lion and I can't stand the way finder arranges icons arrange by date. Finder makes a bunch of sub headings like: today, yesterday, past 30 days or earlier. These settings have a show ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to stop MS Word from automatically opening previously opened documents?

I know there's probably a setting in preferences, but I need to be able to do it without Word being open. The problem is one of my docx has become corrupt, so every time Word opens it immediately ...
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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 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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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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Quicklook is broken in Lion

[Turns out this is known bug #9536151] I have a strange issue with Quicklook in Lion. This is on a clean install and happens with more than one user. It also isn't fixed if I clean out the Quicklook ...
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Hide windows in current desktop (Lion)

I'd like to make a keyboard shortcut that hides all windows on the current desktop, while ignoring windows on other desktops. Is this possible using Applescript?
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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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Remove recent documents history?

I recently got a macbook air and am getting used to the mac os interface... Liking it so far but still relearning how to do some basic stuff. For example, right clicking on VLC, and all the pr0n I've ...
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Lion installation gets stuck after reboot at Apple logo

I have a 2006 Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard as the OS X and I recently purchased OS X 10.7 from the App Store. After download, I began the installation of Lion, it restarted and just remained at the ...
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FaceTime - How to direct communication to specific devices?

I have an iPhone and a MacBook. My wife the same. Is it possible (and how) to specify which devices should be called? For example, when one of us travels, we want to be contacted on the phone, from ...
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Unable to increase Macintosh HD partition size with data in a subsequent partition

I can't make my main Macintosh HD partition bigger. It's limited by the FAT partition in the middle, which seems to be frozen, I can't move it down to make space for my main partition. To get some ...
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How to copy file/folder beginning with dot from Mac to PC without hidden attribute?

I have Mac (OSX Lion) and PC (Windows 7) with a shared folder. To mount Windows shared folder I use "Connect to Server" in Finder. All files and folders are copied ok except for the files that begin ...
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Disconnect from wifi network in Lion, while remembering the connection.

I would like to disconnect from my wifi network on OS X Lion. I do not want to forget the network nor turn wifi off. I just want to be able to connect and disconnect at will. - How do I do this?
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Why can't my MacBook Air run Software Update?

One of the first things that I tried to do when I got my new MacBook Air out of the box was upgrade iTunes to 10.5 (through Software Update). It downloaded the files (four different updates in total), ...
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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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Can I Enter Sleep Mode While Downloading File?

When I try to enter my rMBP into sleep mode while downloading file via iTunes U, the downloaded file is aborted. Is it possible to enter sleep mode while keep downloading the file? EDIT: Until I find ...
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Dual monitors causing wireless drop outs on MacBook Pro running Lion

I have a 13" 2011-model MacBook Pro running Lion that I connect to a Dell monitor. The connection is made as follows: mini DisplayPort -> mini DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter -> DVI-D into monitor. ...
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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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Changing Airdrop Folder

Is there a way to change the default Airdrop location from the Downloads folder to something else? I have changed the location of many other applications, so I assume it's possible, even is possibly ...
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Problem with move tool in Photoshop CS 5.5

I just switched from PC to Mac, and there's a problem with Photoshop on OS X: I can't move any layer with the Move tool. It doesn't display any error or dialog box but it simply won't do it. Whenever ...
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Is There A Free Photoshop Alternative for Mac OS X?

I've been doing quite a bit of searching, but I'm only turning up commercially licensed packages. I don't need something as fully-featured as Photoshop, but something in that genre is sufficient. ...
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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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How to only route office traffic over the VPN while having default route for other traffic?

I have a VPN to my office and would like to route only office traffic over the VPN while maintaining my default route for other traffic. I have attempted the following: sudo route delete default ...
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Apple Mail reply arrow not working reliably

I'm running Lion, connecting to an Exchange 2010 server. Sent messages are stored locally. Once I've replied to a messages in my Inbox, the "replied" arrow appears to the left of the message, as ...
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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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Built-In Trackpad and Keyboard Unresponsive after Sleep or Restart

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) that's currently running 10.7.3. I've been finding that it will intermittently freeze and then I have to shut down and restart the computer, but sometimes ...
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Where is the F13 button on my MacBook Pro?

I was looking through the System Preferences for Mission Control in OS X Lion (10.7). One of the options had F13 in it but I couldn't find it anywhere. Where is it?
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OS X Lion installer gives an error trying to run

I just downloaded OS X Lion DMG and am trying to install it. When i double click on the DMG file a new window popups with setup instructions. After choosing a disc drive target to install on to I get ...
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Adding words to Hiragana input's dictionary

I am trying to figure out how to add new words to the Japanese dictionary. Specifically, my problem is, name of one of my friends is Manaka, spelled 愛可 (yes, that's 可愛い in reverse). Problem is, if ...
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How to install OS to Mac Air with a different Apple ID

I got a Mac Air from friend and the Mac OS is 10.7(Lion). I tried to delete friend's data but unfortunately I deleted the whole disk and now there is no Mac OS in this Air. There was always only a ...
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Files created by Windows on Lion SMB shares have 600 permissions

I have File Sharing enabled in OS X Lion, and I'm accessing the shares using Win XP and Win 7 boxes. I can read and write fine, by when I create a new file, the permissions for that file defaults to ...
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How do Services work on Mac OS X Lion (I can't make them appear in Menu Bar)

I'm trying to create a service (in this case, operating on images in Evernote.app). I open up Automator, make my script, and set it to to receive 'image files' in 'any application'. Doesn't show up ...
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How to force Thunderbolt-ethernet connection when switching networks without restarting computer?

I have a thunderbolt to ethernet cable on a MacBookPro Retina on Lion. Sometimes the thunderbolt to ethernet connection does not work. It seems to occur when I switch network locations (e.g., I move ...
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Can I use regular mouse with my MacBook Pro 2011 using Mac OS Lion?

I saw one of my friends using a regular A4Tech OP-620D USB mouse with a MacBook Pro 2010 and Mac OS 10.6.7. I tried to use a local brand USB mouse on my machine but it didn't work. It showed ...
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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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Can't delete iCloud account from Mail, Contacts, Calendars

When trying to log into iCloud from System Preferences, I'm told [appleid] is already signed in to iCloud To use this as your primary iCloud account, delete it from Mail, Contacts, and ...
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How can I remove a signature once it's saved in Preview.app?

How can I delete a signature that I inserted using Preview.app? I can edit or delete all the text fields but the signature seems locked somehow.