Tag: lion

Aug 06

Scan For Active WiFi Hotspots Easily Right From Mountain Lion [OS X Tips]

While traveling, it’s helpful to be able to find a strong WiFi signal, whether you need to check your email, review your latest notifications on Facebook, or actually get some work done. You can click the little WiFi rainbow icon in the menu bar obsessively, waiting for the “Searching for networks” message to end, of …

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Sep 15

VMware Updates Desktop Products: Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 Released

In an unusual move, VMware has given us a twofer and updated both its desktop flagship products today. VMware is releasing VMmware Workstation 8 for Windows and Linux, and VMware Fusion 4 for Mac users. The Fusion update makes Fusion “more Mac-like” and finally allows users to virtualize Mac OS X under VMware Fusion. Workstation …

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Sep 03

10.7: How to download the OS X Lion Installer or any App Store app on Lion

There’s been a lot of talk about how to get the OS X Lion Installer after you installed Lion. The main purpose of this may be to get the Installer dmg to create a bootable Installer disk, as described elsewhere. Many missed doing that before installation, me included. But actually this hint will work to …

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Aug 25

Show hidden files Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

To enable hidden files/folders in finder windows: Open Finder Open the Utilities folder Open a terminal window Copy and paste the following line in: 1 defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES Press return Now hold ‘alt’ on the keyboard and right click on the Finder icon Click on Relaunch You should find you will now be …

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Aug 17

About the OS X Lion v10.7.1 Update

The 10.7.1 update is recommended for all users running OS X Lion and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that: Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when playing a video in Safari Resolve an issue that may cause system audio …

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Aug 09

Lion Recover Disk Assistant – Apple releases tool to create an OS X Lion recovery/installation external drive

For those who are unable to use the web-based recovery tool for OS X Lion, Apple has released a new Mac application that allows users to create their own OS X Lion recovery/installation external drives. Specifically, this drive lets you reinstall Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, or …

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Aug 05

Google Chrome Mouse and Track Pad Swipe Gestures in OS X Lion

Three finger swipes still work in Google Chrome. The issue you’re having is that default swipes in Lion are two fingers. Go into System Prefs, then into trackpad and change the swipes from 2 fingers to 3. You can also make it both 2 and 3 finger swipes to accomplish the same thing, in which …

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Aug 04

How to make a bootable Lion install DVD disc or USB drive

  Part 1: For all types of media 1. Once you’ve purchased Lion, find the Lion installer on your Mac. It’s called Install Mac OS X Lion.app and it should have been downloaded to /Applications. 2. Right-click (or Control+click) the installer, and choose Show Package Contents from the resulting contextual menu. 3. In the folder …

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Jul 25

How to Install Missing Java Plug-in With Mac OS X Lion (OS 10.7.x)

How to Install Missing Java Plug-in With Mac OS X Lion (OS 10.7.x) If you are running OS X Lion (OS 10.7.x) on your Mac, you may need to install the latest Java Plug-in.  To do so, please follow the fast and easy steps below: 1.  When you encounter a Java applet, you may see …

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Jul 23

Over 250 new features in OS X Lion

Thinking about upgrading to Lion, with 250 new features, it may be worth it! Check out whats new in Apples new Lion OS

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