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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is the eight major release of Mac OS X operating system

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Update from OS X Lion 10.7.5 to macOS Mojave 10.14

I have recently got a mid 2012 Macbook Air which I installed Lion on. I am trying to update it to Mojave, but even though it is compatible, when downloading it in the App Store I get this error ...
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Macbook A1342 2010 - OS Installation Issue

I purchased a Macbook A1342 2010 (white one) from eBay and it arrived with software and a password on it. This was not in the seller's description. I instinctively (have had many macs before) used ...
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Mac boot partition FFFF (High Sierra) [duplicate]

I know many people have had similar kind of issues and I tried to fix this with the answers I found but with no luck. Device: iMac 27" mid 2011 OS: Latest High Sierra (I think the recovery mode is ...
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kernel_task consumes 500% CPU on AC power, sometimes

Typically, my kernel_task process uses 1-4% CPU and 100-700MB of memory. However, sometimes when I have the power adapter plugged in, the CPU usage jumps to around 500% (8 cores) and stays there until ...
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Change default shell from bash to zsh

I've tried to switch my default shell to zsh, using chsh: chsh -s /bin/zsh and: chsh -s `which zsh` Both commands ended with: Changing shell for adamatan. Password for adamatan: chsh: Operation ...
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How do I open a file as root in TextEdit on Lion?

How do I open a file as root, in TextEdit? I've tried these commands as root, but TextEdit always say it's locked: open -e /etc/apache2/httpd.conf open -e -F /etc/apache2/httpd.conf open -e -F -W /...
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Convert a number of zip file to rar?

Any suggestion of how to convert tens of zip files to rar format? App or command line tool are welcome.
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Automatically turn bluetooth on or off depending on current network (MBP running Lion)

Is there any way to automatically turn Bluetooth on or off when my MacBook Pro (mid-2010, running Lion) joins specific networks? I typically want Bluetooth off except when I am connected to my home ...
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How do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?

When I'm accessing a remote machine with multiple desktops or full screen applications running, via OS X Lion's built-in screen sharing, how do I change desktops/full screen apps on the remote machine?...
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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.
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Why won't my iCal calendars display in the same window?

For a while (long enough that I almost finished writing a very long SE question about it), I thought Google Calendar wasn't syncing with iCal. Then, I realized that it in fact was, but all the ...
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external hd mac ntfs 3g could not mount

I got an external hd "clickfree hd" but when trying it with my Mac I get the following error: ntfs 3g could not mount, error I have tried NTFS-3G, MacFuse and FuseOSX. I'm running Lion but this ...
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How to forward delete in Macports?

When using the interactive Macports shell (running port), is there a way to delete characters to the right of the cursor? Normally, you can simply use key the combination Fn + Delete to forward-...
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External hard drive is not recognized by MacOS after trying to install something on it

Can someone help me with this? (without having to format it) Here's the table start size index contents 0 5859790848 MacBook-Pro-de-Elias:~ ///$ sudo gpt show /dev/...
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Is there a way to hide certain apps from the cmd+tab menu?

Is there a way to hide certain apps from cmd+tab? The problem I'm facing is that I have some apps (like iTunes and of course Finder) always open. But when I'm working and switching between apps that ...
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nslookup works with /etc/resolv.conf, ping and ssh don't

In our local university network, I have (obtained by DHCP) the following setup in /etc/resolv.conf: search a.domain.com b.domain.com domain.com nameserver x.x.x.x nameserver y.y.y.y The settings are ...
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Is it possible to get OS X to remember my screen arrangement?

I use my MacBook with an external monitor at work and home. Unfortunately, they are both the same model and this seems to confuse OS X. At work, I have the monitor on the left and at home the right. ...
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Set ForkLift as default file viewer

Is there a way to set ForkLift as the default file viewer, to a degree? PathFinder somehow does this, see http://cocoatech.com/faqs#3, but how does it do this and could that option be set to redirect ...
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Retrieve image coordinates at mouse cursor in Preview.app

I want to measure the precise pixel coordinates within an image where the mouse cursor sits. Are there stock OS X or third party tools that can easily do this?
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Making a GIF from a Video

I have a video clip that I want to convert to an animated GIF. I used GIFBrewery. But I couldn't figure out how to make a GIF that's the proper speed. The default preview they showed had way too many ...
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How to create /etc/certificates/*.{cert,chain,concat,key}.pem files without reboot?

I am trying to move from Comodo to Let's Encrypt certificates on OS X Server (10.7). Something in Apple's server.app and ServerAdmin.app is broken. I can see and select newly imported certificates in ...
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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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Macbook Pro Retina running at native resolution

A question I've had in my head since I first saw screenshots of the display preference pane on the new Retina MBP is this: Can it be made to run with what you could call a 1.0 UI scaling factor (same ...
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On Mac OS X 10.7, Java Control Panel crashes unexpectedly

I'm wondering if this is a serious problem that I should be concerned about. I have the latest version of Java installed (currently Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_212-b10) via command ...
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ethtool Equivalent for OS X Lion

Other than ifconfig, is there an app/script for OS X Lion that produces similar output/info to ethtool? Specifically, I would like to be able to query the following: driver info online/offline speed ...
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problem with high sierra multiple users simultaneously

I'm trying to connect from windows to high sierra with another user on my mac that is working on it's own mac I'm trying to make my mac to have two users to work with it at the same time.I have tried ...
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Installing Lion through Internet Recovery on a MacBook Pro 8,11 (Early 2011) [duplicate]

This has me frustrated for almost two days now but how do I re-install Lion? I have made an Apple ID and followed many unnecessary proprietary procedures Apple wants me to do but I can't seem to ...
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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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Chrome Mac gesture conflict with horizontal scrolling

I am running Chrome 14 on OSX Lion. I swipe 2 fingers horizontally to scroll a web page horizontally, for a page that is too wide. When I swipe right, it works fine. When it swipe left it works for ...
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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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No Scroll Lock on Apple Keyboard

My StarTech sv215micusba KVM requires that I use Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock, Enter, but my Apple keyboard doesn't have a Scroll Lock key. I found this reference: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1216 ...
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How to set the default flag color in OS X Lion Mail.app

Currently, when I use the Command+Shift+L keyboard shortcut to flag a message in Mail.app, it defaults to the first flag in the available list (Red). Instead, I would like the default to be one of the ...
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How do i add icon on .sh file using terminal

I need to change .sh file icon only for the single file how can i do it with terminal
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How can i change Terminal Settings to automatically close terminal after Execution using shell script

when i execute some command file or shell file after execution terminal remains open and its not look appropriate i want to close the terminal by script without changing settings manually in MAC ...
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Cannot install Mac OS X Lion due to disk errors

I’m trying to install Mac OS X Lion after accidentally having erased my disk in order to reboot my iMac, which I did without backing it up. On a separate USB drive, I formatted and installed a Lion ...
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How do you extend the time required to trigger hot corner actions?

I like the concept of hot corner actions but the trigger time for hot corner actions is too quick for me to make good use of them. I keep tripping my corner actions accidentally while reaching for ...
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How to decrease .pdf size without losing quality

Background I want to decrease size of the .pdf filled with images. In Preview in can be dome through Export and set Quartz Filter-> Reduce File Size before saving. Problem The file indeed ...
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Is GitHub working for you right now or is it an OS X 10.7 Firefox browser issue?

EDIT: To quickly answer my question, see the bottom edit. I forgot my GitHub account, so I tried reset my password. However, I'm not receiving any email. I tried it again, but to no avail. So I ...
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Error while attempting to install Homebrew on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

I'm attempting to update my installation of Homebrew by re-installing as prescribed by http://brew.sh: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)...
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What is the location / path of the finder icons?

What's the location (path) of these icons/buttons for OSX Lion? what is the width, height? What is it called? Finder Icon or Finder Button ?
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How to set “date added” metadata in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

The Finder in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion shows a new piece of file metadata, "Date Added," which tracks the date an item was added to a folder. After upgrading to 10.7, none of the items in my ~/Downloads ...
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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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Keep wifi connected after log off

Is there a way to maintain a wifi connection after log off on OS X 10.8 Lion? I would like to be able to log in, log off, and log into a new account on my domain without having to plug in my ...
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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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imac mid 2011 install os x from usb drive [duplicate]

I have a problem here, I got iMac mid-2011 with fresh HDD. I want to install mac os x el capitan from USB drive, but when I click option button on my keyboard there is no HDD or USB drive shown. only ...
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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 force iCal to sync?

I've recently set up my Google Calendars to hook into iCal on OS X Lion. I've noticed though that when I make a change in iCal, it doesn't sync instantly to Google Calendar. I'm sure that iCal ...
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“Connect to Server” option missing

Running OSX Lion, I have no "connect to server" option listed in Finder > Go menu. Everything I've read about connecting to a Windows file share references that option. Why would it be missing and ...
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How can I delete some of the built–in text–to–speech voices?

I was going to install two additional voices through Speech preference pane. I noticed the size of two voices is 1,3 gigabytes, which is a lot but manageable. Looking at the list of already installed/...
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How to downgrade to mac OS X Lion

I'm pretty new to the Mac environment. Recently my Mac Mini was updated to OS X El Capitan from OS X Lion, due to some of my software being incompatible. Hence, I'd like to downgrade to OS X Lion (10....