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Central American lion parks

Is there a statue of a lion (or possibly Chinese lion) in or near a nature preserve or park in Central America? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Dec 29, 2013 - 2 answers

Learn me some ImageMagick

I have MAMP on Mac OS Lion. I want to install the ImageMagick extension. I am trying to use these instructions, but am running into problems. [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Jun 15, 2013 - 21 answers

Should I upgrade to Mountain Lion from Lion in March 2013?

I have a late 2008 MBP, 8GB RAM, with an SSD, running Lion without problems. Should I upgrade to Mountain Lion right now? Have the battery life and other issues been resolved? I'd like to upgrade because I've finally encountered a program that requires Mountain Lion and I'd like to use it. [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Mar 18, 2013 - 6 answers

Help fix my hotel wireless

Can't get my hotel wireless to work on my MPB running Mountain Lion. Help! [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Mar 1, 2013 - 13 answers

Google Chrome on Mac OS keeps shutting itself

Chrome on Lion 10.7.5 keeps closing while I'm in the midst of browsing, and it's driving me nuts. And it doesn't seem to think there's a problem with that. [more inside]
posted by FarOutFreak on Mar 1, 2013 - 9 answers

Can you annotate folders in OS X?

On my work computer (Mac OS 10.7.5), I usually organize my projects by putting all the files related to a single project in a single folder. I try to give the folder a descriptive name, but sometimes this is difficult if there are two projects that are kinda similar. Is there a way (either natively or using some tool that I can download/buy) to annotate folders with a longer description? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Dec 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Help a relative server n00b keep his Mac Mini safe.

I'm planning on getting a Mac Mini with Lion Server. I don't have much experience with security or setup. Point me to some basic articles, sites, or books, please. I'll also take any advice the hivemind might have as well. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 29, 2012 - 1 answer

Mac Powerpoint Weirdness. Help!

Weird snowflake Mac OS X font issue. I've already tried all the usual suspects - deleting duplicate fonts from Font Book, etc, etc. But this one has me stumped. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Oct 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Why kill the tiger?

This report from a few days ago got me thinking. When a dangerous zoo animal, like a tiger or a lion, kills a (negligent?) caretaker or escapes and kills another human, why is it (usually?) killed? I know that humans kill dogs that have bitten someone, but these animals are in a cage anyway, so I don't get it. They're in the cage to prevent them from killing humans, right? So what's the point? Not vengeance, surely?
posted by Skyanth on Aug 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Using Apple's Native Notes and Reminders for GTD with Mountain Lion

GTD Question for Apple users: Is anyone using the baked in notes and reminders apps successfully for their GTD workflow? I've used a lot of third party apps, but with Mountain Lion it now seems worthwhile to use the apps Apple syncs automatically. Thoughts? Links? Suggestions? Thanks.
posted by letstrythis on Aug 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Restore apps from Time Machine after upgrade to Mountain Lion?

Can I restore applications from time machine AFTER an OS upgrade? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Jul 26, 2012 - 3 answers

An alternative to Time Machine?

Is there a good alternative to Time Machine for doing backups of a mac? I am running Mac OS 10.7.4 and backing up to an external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 26, 2012 - 19 answers

June 2012: Lion to Snow Leopard; Rosetta I Love You.

Can I downgrade a June 2012 Macbook Pro that comes preinstalled with lion to snow leopard? [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on Jul 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Please help me go from one drive to two.

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro. I am installing a 64GB SSD (for OSX Lion and applications) and and then repurposing my stock HDD as my drive for my Home folder (documents, etc) using an OWC Data Doubler (installed in my optical drive spot). I have a bootable SuperDuper backup and many Time Machine Backups (on external drives). Once everything is installed, how can I transfer everything from backups to their new locations without losing all my preferences, bookmarks, etc. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jun 19, 2012 - 3 answers

iCal hiding all appointments

iCal is being a giant jerk. Halp? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Lion desktop scrolling is driving me nuts!

I've run into a Lion bug with switching desktops that is driving me crazy. Googling hasn't turned up anything useful. Has anyone encountered this problem? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on May 29, 2012 - 6 answers

One click, two clicks, three clicks...crap

MacFilter: Asking for a friend. He has a MacBook 6,1 running Lion. When he got it, it was running Snow Leopard and he upgraded a few days later. Ever since, the cursor quite frequently is one or more clicks behind. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on May 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Startup Sets in OSX Lion (for video editing)

Remember back in the OS 9 (and earlier), how you could have start up sets? I know in these heady days of Lion, we don't need to manage extensions and fonts, except... I sorta do. [more inside]
posted by largecorp on May 7, 2012 - 6 answers

upgrade iMac OS without App store?

How do I update my iMac to latest OS? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on May 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Is the lion broken or are we just incompatible??

On Mac OS X Lion, is there a way to maintain the order of my full screen apps? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Apr 14, 2012 - 11 answers

I want oblong, not square!

(OSX Lion) Cannot set proper screen resolution. Help! [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Mar 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Zip Causing Crashes

[MacFilter] My MacBook Pro won't open large zip files. Details and other oddities below. [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I get my iMac to wake up remotely?

How do I get my iMac to wake on demand when it's asleep and asked to do so? These instructions from Apple are pretty straightforward on how to set it up for Bonjour, but I can't get it to work when it receives a request from Apple TV to wake up. It's an iMac running Lion with a Time Capsule set up as the Base Station. The iMac supports Wake on Demand over Wi-Fi and ethernet (it's connected over Wi-Fi). Time Capsule and Lion have the latest updates. I've found recommendations on Google but nothing has worked. Any troubleshooting pointers? (Bonus question: how can I get it to wake up from outside my network?) Thanks.
posted by jroybal on Feb 24, 2012 - 1 answer

I'd be Lion if I said it was going well

What is "brtool" and why is it (or a lack of it) killing my Lion upgrade? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Feb 17, 2012 - 11 answers

How to get my UMAX Powerlook 2100xl to work with Lion?

How to get my UMAX Powerlook 2100xl to work with Lion?. [more inside]
posted by Liquidwolf on Feb 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Why can't I use the terminal any more with Lion?

At work, there is a MacPro that I routinely use remotely via SSH, but have only sporadic physical access to. Someone else upgraded it to Lion (from Snow Leopard), and since then, I am unable to use the terminal locally or to log into it via SSH - in either case, the process immediately terminates / disconnects. Other user accounts on the same machine are not affected. What could be going on?
posted by kickingtheground on Feb 6, 2012 - 6 answers

how to get a giraffe in a fridge

I'm after similar logic/riddle questions to the following four part one, anyone able to post some? Mainly just find these fun, not taking the 'science' parts seriously. (answers to these questions in the post) 1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? 2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator? 3. The King of the Forest is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend? 4. There is a river you must cross but it is inhabited by crocodiles. How do you manage it? [more inside]
posted by MattWPBS on Feb 2, 2012 - 22 answers

Will OS X Lion kill my old MacBook?

Will OS X Lion kill my old MacBook (10.6.8, 2GB RAM, 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)? It seems like upgrading is serious risk. [more inside]
posted by Hermanos on Jan 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Blank Faced

(OS X Lion) Why won't my 'ye olde' webcam work with FaceTime? [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Whose lion is this?

Does anyone recognize this lion? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jan 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Brand new MBP slowing to a crawl

My sister has used a brand new 13" MacBookPro (w/ Lion) for several weeks, replacing her 4-year-old 15" MBP (upgraded to Snow Leopard). She's finding that, over the course of a day, the machine seems to dramatically slow - to the point where it seems much slower than her old machine. [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Jan 7, 2012 - 16 answers

The Lion, the Switch, and the MeFite

Now that you've been living with OS X Lion for a few months, what do you wish you had known before you upgraded? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Dec 30, 2011 - 35 answers

How to uninstall Logic Studio safely

I got Logic Studio and installed it on my Mac, then realized I should have installed a bunch of the files onto an external hard drive instead of my computer's hard drive. I thought I would do a complete uninstall and then reinstall the way I should have initially, but from my research, it seems uninstalling Logic is kind of a big, scary deal. Can you please walk me through how to fix this situation using small, easy-to-understand words? [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Nov 25, 2011 - 8 answers

You'd think I'd get twice the podcasts, but instead I'm getting none.

In the last few weeks, I suddenly have *two* Podcasts categories in my iTunes - and when I try to update the original one, my iTunes crashes. My google fu would indicate this is a rather rare problem. Help? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Lion + Dev Tools on a little MBA

Can anyone who has one tell me how much disk space OSX Lion plus Developer Tools leaves free on a 128Gb SSD MacBook Air? I'm no longer sure I ever had any google-fu (or else the spam answer sites are strong on this one...) - thanks in advance!
posted by cromagnon on Nov 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Macs and Samsung TA550 - fuzzy image

Hi Everyone I have a Macbook Air with Thunderbolt (mid 2011) and a Mac Mini 3.1. Can anyone help me with the correct display settings for a Samsung TA550? I have searched - to no avail. Also trying out SwitchResX. What bugs me is that XP of all things seems to work properly with the display. What gives? Thanks! BB
posted by bright77blue on Nov 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Restoring only certain items after Mac OS X upgrade?

What's the best strategy to do a clean install of Mac OS X and then restore ONLY iTunes/iPhoto libraries, and ensure iOS devices still sync properly? [more inside]
posted by kidbritish on Oct 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Remap Keys on OSX Lion?

On my Mac I use the software EyeTV and it requires me to hold Shift + Command + C to take a screenshot. That is an annoying screen combination--is there any way I can create a macro or remap the keys? Either in EyeTV, OSX Lion, or some other add-on software so I can just press, for example, space? Or Command+Z or some such? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Why can't OSX "Lion" connect to NAS volumes even after i've enabled DHCAST128?

Why can't OSX "Lion" connect to NAS volumes even after i've enabled DHCAST128? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Does an extended cut of the Lion King Franchise exist?

Does a fan cut of the various Lion King movies combined in chronological order via story exist? [more inside]
posted by LilSoulBrother85 on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Fade in and out of iTunes?

How can I fade in and out in the most recent version of iTunes? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Sep 18, 2011 - 3 answers

OS X Lion Address book alternative?

What is the best replacement for the terrible Mac OS X Lion Address Book? I was fine with the previous version, but it is now completely different. [more inside]
posted by reeddavid on Sep 7, 2011 - 6 answers

OS X Lion apps re-opening documents?

OS X Lion: the fact that Numbers, Pages, and Preview open up documents I had open is really making me want to stab myself. I've even installed Excel to avoid it. How can I turn off this horrible feature? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Aug 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Does the Lion upgrade preserve symlinks at the root level?

Will an upgrade to OSX Lion from Snow Leopard preserve or destroy my /Applications symlink? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Aug 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Can't install Adobe products on Mac OS 10.7 Lion

After installing OS 10.7 Lion I am unable to install any Adobe products, including Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator - can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by trevs44 on Aug 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Running SheepSaver on OS X Lion

I can't seem to get SheepSaver running on OS X Lion. I'm trying to get Starship Titanic working as per the instructions in this post but the sheepsaver.app that comes bundled with the Mac OS 9 boot image just bounces for 10 seconds or so and crashes. It's kind of a stretch but I was wondering if anyone on here has gotten SheepSaver to work, various sources I came across while googling seemed to indicate it should work fine.
posted by _frog on Aug 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Install OSX Lion on a RAID formatted drive but get all Lion's features? Reinstall without Snow Leopard DVD?

Lion upgrade for Macbook Pro but my laptop is RAID formatted - how can I upgrade to Lion, keep my documents/music/applications, and get the full features of Lion (which I can't do with a RAID formatted drive)? Am I doomed to format and do a clean install? Can I without the Snow Leopard DVD? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Jul 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Mac Mini Server: Any reason I will be unhappy with it as a desktop?

Mac Mini Server: Any reason I will be unhappy with it as a desktop? I plan to Raid 0 the drives to make a 1GB drive and just turn off any server daemons. [more inside]
posted by wnissen on Jul 30, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me to not hate Lion

Please help me not hate OSX Lion. Even though I have deselected "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" every time I launch Pages, it opens several recent documents. This is driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jul 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Missing Adobe Reader plug-ins in Safari for OS X Lion

Can't view PDFs in Safari on a brand-new Macbook Air (OS X Lion). [more inside]
posted by KLF on Jul 25, 2011 - 13 answers

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