Lion


The moniker for Mac OSX 10.7, released via the App Store on 2011-07-20.

This page holds what little notes I have on it (the Leopard and Snow Leopard pages are mostly applicable as well, since very little in those became deprecated).

Notes

Desired EffectWhat To Do
Remove duplicates from the Open With menu /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
Enable AirDrop on all interfaces (and most Macs) defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1
Disable window zooming animations defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO
Reinstate key repeat defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
Remove names from copied mail addresses defaults write com.apple.mail AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool FALSE

Bugs

The initial build had a somewhat odd bug in which a corrupted Trash folder would cause repeated Finder crashes, which could be fixed by doing:

sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash

Miscellaneous Notes

The default background texture lives at /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/Resources/NSTexturedFullScreenBackgroundColor.png.