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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Solver Window Resize in Mac Office 2011

For what ever reason the Solver add-in for Mac Office's Excel 2011 produces the following dialog box when attempting to add a constraint to Solver: Does anyone have a similar problem? Or know how ...
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Typing over selected text replaces some text to the right

In OS X (both Lion and Mountain Lion), I notice that when I select text and type over it, not only does it yield the expected result of replacing that text with the typed text, it often also replaces ...
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Screen brightness decreases when I middle-click

I have a logitech wireless mouse hooked up to a macbook pro running 10.7. Whenever I middle-click the mouse button, the laptop's display brightness decreases. It behaves just as if I had pressed the ...
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2011 iMac kernel panic

My iMac keeps shutting down approximately every 3 hours. I added 8GB RAM about a month ago. i also upgraded the firmware. BSD process name corresponding to current thread: ReportCrash ...
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How to have sshd re-read its config file (without killing ssh connections)?

How can I get the ssh server to re-read its configuration file (/etc/sshd_config), without killing existing ssh connections? EDIT: If I run kill -HUP <SSHD_PID> I kill the connection.
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More notification center keyboard shortcuts

I know there is a system wide keyboard shortcut to open the notification center and once opened you can navigate your notifications with the up/down buttons on your keyboard. But is there also a way ...
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Applescript vs. Spaces in Lion (10.7)

In Snow Leopard (10.6), I had an applescript that toggled iTunes between "maximised on Space 2" and "mini-player on all spaces": set app_identifier to do shell script "echo 'com.apple.iTunes' | ...
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Apple Wifi Dropping at Random Times

I'm sure that my wifi router is fine because my macbook is the only one with this issue. I see this happen especially when i use Skype, Face Time etc. This has been going on for a month and can't ...
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How to install PhoneGap with Mac OS X Lion(10.7.3)?

I have a Mac OS X Lion(10.7.3). Now I want to install PhoneGap in my XCode. My XCode version is 4.3.2. I followed the instruction of installation from PhoneGap web site at the time of installation. ...
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AddressBookManager using 100% CPU

My macbook pro running OSX 10.7.3 will fire up the heavy fans even if left idle with all major apps closed. In Activity Monitor, AddressBookManager is shown as taking 110% CPU, even though I have only ...
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Deleting and creating users with terminal in recovery mode?

would anyone know how to delete and create user accounts in recovery mode? Precise steps would be awesome because im not too experienced with UNIX. I already tried the userdel and useradd in urs\sbin ...
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Reboot Error during the installation of OS X Maverick

I have a Macbook pro late 2011, with Lion 10.7.5 and I was trying to update to Mavericks. After downloading it and the process of installation everything were fine, but during the reboot I get this ...
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Windows not booting off external disc drive

I'm trying to install windows xp on Lion. This is a little bit complicated, but I was using this tutorial. I got to step 6, which is booting from the Windows XP disc. But it says "no bootable medium ...
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Sort Stickies by desktop

I have OS X Lion 10.7.5 with four desktops and also have 4 groups of stickies (one group per desktop). Every time that I have to reopen the Stickies app, they are unsorted (all stickies open on the ...
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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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Connection to Mac OS 10.7 from Windows via VNC hangs on/after login screen

I'm connection to my Mac Mini from Windows, using RealVNC client (also tried TightVNC with the same behavior). And, Login Screen shows fine, but when I'm typing password sometimes it hangs. Also it ...
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Why is Tor-Vidalia failing to access folders on OSX to create a hidden service?

I'm running OSX 10.7 and following the instructions linked below am failing to start hidden services. I keep getting this error: "Error creating directory ...". It's either No such file or ...
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Problems installing Lion onto a USB drive

I'm having problems installing Lion onto a USB drive. On a Lion MacBook Pro I saved the 'Install Mac OS X Lion.app' application, ran it and selected the USB drive as the destination of the install. ...
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Sandboxing certain OSX apps

I am running multiple modern internet and cloud related services. Is it possible to limit their access to parts of my filesystem? For example Dropbox only needs access to its Dropbox shared folder.
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How can I remap a play-button keypress from a Bluetooth headset on OS X?

I have an LG Tone (HBS 700) Bluetooth stereo headset, and am using it with OS X Lion. The headset has a play/pause toggle button, but unlike my keyboard's play button, which will toggle play/pause ...
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Can McAfee run on non-admin users without prompting for admin access?

i am facing a issue in one of my macbookPro which is integrated into a windows environment. i have McAfee installed its asking for administrator credential every time another user login in(who does ...
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how can I turn off speech in the parental controls lockout dialog?

Every night before 1am, when my daughter has gone to bed but stayed logged in to our iMac (Lion 10.7.5), the parental controls dialog pops up. Unfortunately it ALSO announces itself via ...
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OS X Lion Recovery hangs on “Downloading additional components”

Booted into the recovery partition and attempted to reinstall. First pass, nothing happened. Second pass, same. Backed up and erased the install partition, tried a third time. Seemed to be fine until ...
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My Mac show a login screen on a spinning cube which keeps on spinning

My 2009 iMac with Lion keeps on getting stuck everytime my son's limited time ends and the computer subsequently wakes up from sleep. How to reproduce In other words, my son has a limited usage ...
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Control program other than iTunes with bluetooth headphones

I am using bluetooth headphones with OS X Lion. The headphones (like most bluetooth headsets) have built-in play/pause and back/forward controls. Using the play button will always launch iTunes, ...
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Apple magic mouse only works on surfaces that are slightly reflective after 10.8.2 update

My magic mouse suddenly stopped tracking on the mousepad I have been using for a month now. Everything about the mouse works (gestures, clicking, etc) except tracking. Strangely enough, the mouse ...
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Why do Firefox and Chrome crash on my Macbook Pro?

I have trouble running Firefox and Chrome on my Mac. Firefox is crashing from time to time: http://pastebin.com/UYYjPbZe Chrome crashes right after installation, it couldn't run it even once: ...
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Howto resize copied HFS+ partition above original size (320GB)?

I am running OS X Lion and my laptop has a 320GB drive. I bought a larger drive (750GB) and cloned the entire device from the old drive to the new using GNU ddrescue. After cloning everything looks ...
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On resume from sleep, DHCP or ARP on the ethernet is not working

My mid-2011 iMac running Lion 10.7.5 has an intermittent problem. When I resume from sleep in the morning the ethernet fails to come up reliably. Sometimes it starts working immediately, sometimes it ...
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mdfind query on kMDItemFSTypeCode can't find some type codes

I just upgraded to a new MacBook with Lion, and having discovered that some of my old apps can't come with, I'm scouring my files for certain types that will need to be converted to future-proof ...
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Stopping ACL inheritance from the command line in OS X Lion?

With the following folder structure on a file share: - Department (directory) + User1 (directory) + User2 (directory) + User3 (directory) Whenever I add an ACE to the Department directory, ...
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Finder.app previews of aliases and symbolic links

I have a folder with Finder aliases and symbolic links (i.e. created using ln -s original.pdf link.pdf). How can I make sure Finder displays previews for these instead of the standard icon? This ...
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Afloat 2.4 stopped working on my Mac

I was using Afloat 2.4 on my Mac with OS X Lion. Now all of a sudden it stopped working. The Afloat items disappeared from the Window menu, and reinstall does nothing. Anybody here have seen a similar ...
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Re-position windows when going from two screens to one

So long story short, at work I use my MacBook Pro and I connect it to another, bigger monitor. I use a shared screen setup so I can drag windows back and forth between the two monitors, but when I get ...
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Snooze button not working for iCal on Lion and Mountain Lion

I've been using iCal (now called Calendar.app) to view my Google Calendar calendars for a long time and generally haven't had a problem. However, in the last few weeks or months I've noticed that ...
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Playback during Copying

When I copied a movie over the Network, via Finder, back in 10.5 I could simply open it in VLC during copying. However on 10.7 it tells me the file is used by OS X and could, therefore, not be opened. ...
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How to prevent an automatic network share connection at startup?

Problem Synopsis: I have a WiFi router that can connect to a USB storage device and then allow access to that device over WiFi. I had once connected my Mac (OS X Lion 10.7.4) to such a storage device ...
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Lion's Display Calibrator Assistant is missing calibration images

I'm trying to use the Display Calibrator Assistant in OS X Lion (10.7.4) with my Samsung 2494HM HDMI monitor, but the assistant appears to be missing some reference calibration images: ...
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How come my Launchpad key opens Dashboard instead, and how can I fix it?

The answer is not as simple as you might think at first glance; please read the details of my question. I know the difference between Standard Function keys and Special keys. Standard Function keys ...
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How do I use pf/IceFloor to block an outgoing connection to an IP address?

I am running an application that regularly phones home and reports a little more information than I'm comfortable with. I would normally add the reporting server's hostname to /etc/hosts, but the app ...
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Launch agents not lauching at system startup

I have several plist files in the folder ~/Library/LaunchAgents. They all have the same permissions but two of them (dotjs and pow) are not launching at login, even if they have the key RunAtLoad set ...
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How do I find hidden UIScrollView settings in Safari and Lion?

The question (and answer) Can you disable rubber-band scrolling in OS X Lion? is very useful, so I would like to learn how to find these settings. How can I find out what these variables are so I can ...
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Apple captive portal detection does not pop up web sheet browser

I'm an engineer developing a captive portal system for use at hotels. I know Apple devices do captive portal detection upon joining a wireless network to see if the user is behind a captive portal by ...
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How to make unixodbc default instead of iODBC?

For some reason, one Rails app I'm trying to ruin is trying to use iODBC instead of unixodbc installed through Homebrew. Is there something I could do to switch my default ODBC driver to unixodbc? I'm ...
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Share spotlight comments?

I have a afp share on my office network, is it possible if I were to add a spotlight comments field, have it show up on another machine which also has the volume mounted? The color shows up but ...
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Can you repair a Leopard sparsebundle in Lion?

I have a MacBook that runs Leopard and uses Time Machine to backup to a linux based server. For a long time this setup has worked perfectly, but apparently it stopped working over a week ago. It ...
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What is causing my ~/Library folder to be come visible again?

At some point after Lion system updates, my ~/Library folder becomes visible again, in seemingly spontaneous fashion. If I make it invisible, it will become visible yet again. What could be causing ...
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Can I increase desktop icons larger than 128x128 on OS X Lion?

I have a little Mac question. Is there a way to boost the cap on desktop icon sizes from 128x128 to anything larger such as 512x512? I found some solutions for Leopard but none for Lion. It would be ...
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“Error: Specified stack size exceeds hard limit” occurs during install

I've been trying to install a program for electron microscopy reconstruction on OS X 10.7 and when I execute it on tcsh I got the following message: Error: specified stack size exceeds hard limit ...
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Why does my firewall block connections even when it's off?

This most notably happens with iChat. I don't use a firewall, never have on this computer. When I first started using iChat (when Skype 5 came out and sucked hardcore) I couldn't video chat with ...