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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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Hot Corners for Mission Control stop working

I set the upper right corner of the screen as a Hot Corner to activate Mission Control. However, some time after setting it, the Hot Corner stops working. Keyboard shortcuts still work. Going back ...
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Have the MacBooks Pro in 2011 and 2012 still shipped with installation disks?

I'm looking into acquiring some older Apple hardware and am wondering how long Apple still shipped hardware with installation disks. So when did Apple stop shipping installation disks (or more ...
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Headphone jack broke and got stuck in headphone socket MacBook Pro

The tip of the headphone jack got stuck in the headphone socket of my MacBook Pro and I have the following question: The "Sound" option in the System Preferences displays sound output through the "...
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WiFi internet sharing from iMac unreliable

I want to share an internet connection that my iMac gets via Ethernet over WiFi, so that I can connect to it with other devices. I went into System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing on the ...
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My Mac would turn on but it would get stuck on the white screen upon startup after chime

My Mac turns on but it gets stuck on the white screen upon startup after the chime. I have OS X 10.7.5 I have tried many things unsuccessfully like: CommandR: Boot to OS X Recovery Mode => The ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu without DVD or Flash Drive

I'm trying to give new life to my old white late-2006 MacBook by installing a new OS (dual boot), but I am having problems as my DVD/CD drive is broken and I just can't get my Mac to boot from my ...
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Where can iPhoto '11 be downloaded?

I just set up an old white Macbook (early 2008) with a fresh install of OS X 10.7.3, which I think is the most recent version that will run on it. I was surprised to see the installer did not include ...
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Lion to El Capitan upgrade stuck on restart

I'm upgraded an late-2011 MacBook Pro from Lion to El Capitan. The install itself seemed to go fine. It got to the step where it restarts after the install and now it just hangs on this screen. I've ...
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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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Finder question: missing expansion triangle in list view

I have a list of folders shown in list view mode in Finder. But for some weird reason the regular click to expand triangle button which is present on each folder icon has disappeared. This issue is ...
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Why a Win 7 usb installer made using Boot Camp, is not working?

I'm running Lion on an old MacBook, MacBook 2.1 Mid 2007. I want to install Windows 7. I have an iso for Win 7 and create the partition and a usb installer with Boot Camp but when the machine ...
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Mac OS X 10.7 Window Shadow Params

I would like to create some Mac OS X 10.7 Windows "simulations" in Photoshop. I would like to learn about the window's shadow parameters, like size, spread and distance. Could anybody help me with ...
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Windows 7 installer wont boot after creating partition for Bootcamp

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (13 inch Mid 2012) running OS X 10.7.5 I'm using a USB drive to create the boot disk, and I also downloaded the drivers needed from the apple website. ...
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Mac Pro won't sleep any more

The past couple days, command-option-eject no longer puts my Mac Pro to sleep. I haven't done any software updates in that time. No process seems to be doing anything very interesting, or CPU-...
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USB boot on mid 2010 Intel Mac mini

I have a mid 2010 Mac mini. I recently did an SSD upgrade in it. I tried using Internet Recovery to reinstall Mac OS X Lion (after which I am planning to upgrade further). However, the setup never ...
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How do I copy a user profile between Macs?

I have an Mac Pro running Lion, my wife has a Macbook Air also running Lion. We have the same apps installed. I want to steal my wife's Macbook while I'm out of town on business. To do so, I'll ...
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Move windows around a desktop — and to different desktops — using only the keyboard?

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish using only a keyboard: Move a window to different areas/corners of a desktop Move a window to different desktops Set/unset a window as shown/sticky on all ...
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How do you get a printer's IP in lion?

How did you find out an existing printer's IP in lion? In Snow Leopard you can do it in this way: Open System Preferences Select the printer that you want to find the IP for Click 'Options & ...
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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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Mac is flashing screen when pressing keys

If I press keys that don't do anything on the focused app then the whole screen flashes white, as if the option to flash the screen on alerts (in accessibility preferences) was on, but it is not. For ...
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Is there a way to transfer a Launchpad layout to another machine?

If I spend time grouping apps in neat folders in Launchpad on one machine, is there a way to copy that mapping to another system without having to manually organize everything all over again ?
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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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How can I change Fn keys usage based on application?

I would like to know if there is any application that can enable you use use Fn keys differently based on the current application. For example in terminal or you favourite IDE you want to use them as ...
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Is there a way to force Google Chrome to open in full screen?

When I'm working just on my MacBook Pro,I like to keep as many apps as I can in Lion's full-screen mode. One of these apps is Google Chrome. However, Chrome doesn't remember that I want it to appear ...
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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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MBP Lock screen hotkey without sleeping?

I'd like to press a key combo to get my computer to the lock screen. In Windows the shortcut was Windows key + L. On Mac I press CMD+ALT+Power which turns the laptop off and puts it into sleep. I want ...
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How to learn a wireless router's MAC address

I am using Mac OS X Lion. How can I learn the MAC address of a wireless router that is listed in the wireless network list?
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Two page continuous view in Lion Preview?

Is there some way to get back the side-by-side page view from Snow Leopard with the continuous scrolling? From the View menu in Lion Preview, it appears they're mutually exclusive now. I can't help ...
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How to open applications regardless of required version?

So I downloaded this application that I am relatively sure is able to run fine on 10.7.5 (My version of OSX), but when I try to open it, a message pops up saying that it requires at least version 10.8....
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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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Completely clear all output from a Terminal window

I would like to clear all output from a Terminal window (including all historical output) to get it back to a clean state as if you had just opened a new Terminal window, or a new Terminal tab. I can ...
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How can I remap keys on an external keyboard, but keep the default layout on the internal?

I have an external keyboard with Windows keys. I'd like to remap the keys so the layout of the keys on the bottom-left is identical to the internal keyboard on my MacBook Pro. This... ...
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How do I truly flush Safari's cache?

There have been countless times where I run into a problem after I edit HTML on a Mac. The issue derives from me uploading the updated file to my server through FTP, and I'll navigate to the website ...
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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: OS X ...
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Errors using brew to install python3

I'm trying to install python3 using brew on a 2008 MacBook (OSX Lion). I have a few years using apt-get in Linux environments, but this is my first time trying to install something using brew. Per ...
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How do I show a certificate's detail in OS X Mail (Lion)

I run my own mail servers and have them set up to support SSL connections over IMAP/SMTP. They are GoDaddy SSL certificates and are recognized by Mail and IOS since the root authority (godaddy) is ...
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How can I launch a Virtualbox VM from the Dock?

How can I put my VirtualBox on my Dock in Mac OS X Lion. I want to have it on my dock so I can click on it to launch it.
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Where does $LANG variable gets set in Mac OS X?

I've used wget for the first time after installing Lion OS X and I've noticed that wget got localized to my native language. Running set command in terminal showed that my LANG variable represents my ...
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Creating a project inside XCode

In fact I want to port my wxWidgets-based application over to Mac using OS X 10.8 and Xcode 5. My application at this point will consist of the main executable and couple of dylib's. So, after ...
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Upgrading to Lion from Snow Leopard

I really want to upgrade to Lion, however I have some concerns with upgrading an OS, believe me, upgrading OS is far too scary for me, anyway, I just read on upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion, now I ...
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Hide ONLY .app file extensions but show the rest

Is there a way to hide ONLY .app file extension? I know that you can enable or disable the visibility of file extensions in Finder but I'm interested in avoiding .app file extensions from showing up. ...
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Why isn't Alt-Tab working for switching windows of the same app?

In my MacBook Pro running Lion, I use Command + Tab to switch apps, and Alt1 + Tab for switching windows within an app. In my work iMac, also running Lion, Alt + Tab isn't doing anything, and I can't ...
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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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Can I upgrade my Mid 2014 Mac SSD?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and would like to upgrade my SSD. I've searched online and haven't been able to find which type of SSD would work for this particular model. I've ...
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How can I set a different scrolling direction for mouse and trackpad in Lion?

I want to give the new scrolling behavior in Lion a try (both on the built-in as well as on the magic trackpad). But on my Mouse (a Logitech Anywhere MX), I don't want reverse scrolling. In ...
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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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Remove recent documents history?

I recently got a MacBook Air and am getting used to the macOS interface... Liking it so far but still relearning how to do some basic stuff. For example, right clicking on VLC, and all the porn I've ...
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How can I alter the default behavior of iTunes 10.7 to suppress some UI elements like the store?

I like iTunes 10.7 and I've been sticking with it ever since it came out and hope to avoid updating it now that I run macos High Sierra. I'm trying to figure out how to delete/remove/hide the 'iTunes ...
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Volume Keys not working with HDMI audio on mac OSX Lion?

I have a mac mini 2011 with OSX Lion. And I have connected my monitor (with integrated speakers) through hdmi port. The sound is working fine, but the volume keys on the keyboard don't work. When I ...