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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Performance issues, can I recover memory?

In the past month I am having some serious performance issues with my MacBook Pro (2008 model). From the activity monitor, I get that the CPU usage is low (25%), disk usage is low (256 GB SSD drive, ...
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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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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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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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Macbook Air + Lion + Windows 7 Boot Camp + shared partition

I would like to setup my Macbook Air's disk drive with 3 partitions - 50Gb for OSX Lion, 50Gb for Windows 7, and the remaining 150Gb for Data to share between both OSes (music, photos etc). What's ...
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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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How can I install themes for Terminal?

I am rather new to Mac, but I am trying to get familiar with Terminal and I want to change its theme. I am a bit confused on how to go about installing Solarized themes I am seeing so much of around ...
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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 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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How can I convert a NTFS drive to HFS+ without having to move the data?

How can I convert a NTFS drive to HFS+ without having to move the data? It is an external drive of 2TB and I don't want to spend too much time moving the data. This is required in order to be able ...
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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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What is the format for logging into a domain account in OS X?

At the login screen, how do I login to a domain account? For example, on Windows the username might be something like louis@contoso.local, where the domain is contoso.local. Edit: The AD username ...
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install an older version of xcode on mac lion 10.7

I want to install xcode on vmware image mac os x lion 10.7 .. I went to app store but it won't let me download because it's the latest version which not compatible with lion 10.7 .. I don't have an ...
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How Should I Correct the Owners and Permissions in an OS X Lion User Folder?

My issue is that I've seriously busted all of the owners and permissions on my user folder and subfolders and it's causing lots of issues using lots of applications. The initial cause was that I had ...
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OS X Lion restore

I have an iMac that runs Lion at work that I can't restore. If i press command + r while booting I do get into the recovery screen. When I press "Reinstall OS" it says "Unavailable try again later". ...
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How do I get rid of the mackeeper popup from http://mackeeperapp2.mackeeper.com?

This is not the zeobit version. Adware scanner doesn't find anything. It pops up (or under) whenever I close Safari. I have Mac OS X 10.7.5. It is advertising MacKeeper and I would like it to bug ...
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how do I install SIPSAK?

How and where is this installed from on a Mac? For context, SIPSAK is the SIP Swiss Army Knife: sipsak is a command line tool which can send simple requests to a SIP server. It can run additional ...
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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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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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How to set gcc 4.8 as default gcc compiler

I recently installed gcc 4.8 using brew on OSX 10.7.5 (Lion). I can now compile using gcc 4.8 by using g++-4.8 some_file.c or using the default gcc 4.2 by using g++ some_file.c I want to use gcc ...
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Enable f12 shortcut for firebug

I was wondering, how to enable the F12 shortcut key on OS X for Firebug? I don't really use Dashboard, so I'm more than happy to disable it.
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Can the now expired iMessage app still work with Lion?

I want to use iMessage on an old Macbook which cannot be upgrades past OS X 10.7. Apple provided an iMessage beta software, but it has expired and no longer functions. I'm wondering whether there is ...
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How to install Xcode 4.2.1 for OS X Lion 10.7.5

These instructions say "install xcode", but then say "once you have xcode installed". Pardon, didn't they skip a step? How do you install xcode? 2.1.1. Install Xcode on OS X 10.9 or later ...
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How do I post a screenshot from Mac OS X Lion on askdifferent?

How do I take a screenshot? On the other Mac I was using, grab was installed, but paying for screenshots seems excessive. System Software Overview: System Version: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63) ...
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What are the search parameters to get Xcode 4.2?

What are the search parameters to get xcode 4.2? I see xcode 6, and searched for 4.2...and got back hundreds of results. https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action My system: System ...
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OS X computer name not matching what shows on terminal

My computer name in System Preferences > sharing is set to "archos" but is showing as "iphone" on the terminal. It just started doing this after I loaded Xcode for doing iPhone development. Last ...
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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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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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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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Restoring Time Machine backup made on a previous OS X version

My macbook pro, running OS X Lion (10.7.5) got stolen last night. Luckily they didn't take my external drive, where I have a Time Machine back up of all my data, which is extremely important to me ...
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Getting VPN to auto-reconnect on connection drop

I use the built-in VPN on Mac OS X 10.7.3. It's IPSec, FWIW. From time to time, it disconnects (probably an issue with my corporate server). Is there a way to get it to automatically reconnect? ...
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Buy Mac OS X 10.7 and install on an empty drive

I want to upgrade my old MacBook 3.1 late 2007 by replacing the hard drive with a SSD (Crucial MX100) and updating Mac OS X from 10.5 (Leopard) to 10.7 (Lion), which is the latest compatible version ...
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how do I enable the root user from the Directory Utility?

How do I enable the root account? I don't see any options related the system user. Do I enter the server as "localhost"? What do I select here? System Software Overview: System Version: ...
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Why won't my MacBook Pro connect to Wi-Fi networks that use a sign-in page (captive portal)?

Some wi-fi networks require viewing and agreeing to terms before Internet access is allowed. When my MBP connects to such a network, it attempts to redirect and isn't able to connect. I tried all ...
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MacBook Pro won’t boot up after putting the bottom case screws back in place

I'm kind new in this world of Apple, and I have an Intel-based Mac that suddenly had the hard drive fail. So I make a Mac OS X USB flash drive, and realize that the old hard drive died since “Disk ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro try to shut down when I leave it unattended?

When I close the lid of my Macbook Pro (Lion), it goes to sleep, which is good: it powers down without closing my applications. But if I just leave the computer unattended for a while without closing ...
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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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Disable voiceover on login

I bought a used Mac from someone who was using VoiceOver on the login screen. I don't have any handicap, and I would like to disable VoiceOver, which I personally find annoying. Strangely, VoiceOver ...
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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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Macbook Air dramatically slow on OSX and run fine on Windows

I am experiencing a problem since few days. After a crash on OSX (Yosemite), I have switched off the Mac, then trying to switch it back on without success (Apple logo with progress bar seemed to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I resize OS X 10.7 Lion display screen resolution during install?

I have a Mac Mini (2011) with no OS installed currently (drives are RAIDed and I lost Recovery HD partition). When I boot, I start the Internet Recovery, which I am viewing through a Samsung P50 ...
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PowerPC applications no longer supported MacBook Lion

I have an interactive DVD that came with one of my college course books. I need to use this for some homework. When I try to open its says I can't run start projector because PowerPC applications are ...
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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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Failing OS X Lion installation (in loop, no control)

I've been trying to upgrade my OS to Lion (still old, I know). The installation failed because "recovery system can't be created". So I backed up everything, and installed Lion on an external drive. ...