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Setup restarts when trying to create a user

Recently I was given a MacBook Pro (late 2010 I believe), and asked to see if I could reset the password for it. I assumed that it would be relatively easy so decided to go ahead and give it a go. I ...
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OS X 10.5 Spotlight Kind different to Finder Kind for particular file (.dylib) despite app (SeaMonkey) removed

in the distant past I installed SeaMonkey. There was a mistake in the apps Info.plist that inappropriately associated a number of file types with the app, in particular .dylib. The bug was recognised ...
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How do I boot my iMac over the internet?

I am running Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard on a 2009 iMac. For when I am not home, how can I turn on/start up/boot my Mac over the internet? I have a Verizon Actiontec router if that helps and I will be ...
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Recover completely erased mac [closed]

So I complelety erased my Mac. I was trying to do a clean install up to Ubuntu from Leopard and I used Disk Utility from another Mac while this one was in Target Disk Mode. Now I haev a blank screen ...
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mac os 10.5.8, firefox 14.0.1, unable to use zoom & have to authorize computer every time I log into Bank website

I can no longer use zoom or pinch as well as being forced to authorize my computer with security question on Bank of America website on my mac OS 10.5.8 since I installed Firefox 14.0.1
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Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer - strange error from boot - install of Snow Leopard

I have an "Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM" Mac mini. I am trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Currently the Mac mini is running Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8. While Installing Snow Leopard 10.6.4 from an ...
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OSX - Parental Controls - System Preferences - Unchecked - But Not Blocked - Why?

Why is it that using Parental Controls and unchecking the box for System Preferences sometimes does not block a user from gaining access to System Preferences ? I have blocked other users accessing ...
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Bind Lion Client to a Leopard Server

Trying to bind a Lion Client (10.7.1) to a Leopard Server (10.5.8). Getting a connection failed to the directory server. (2100) error after they appear to talk for a few seconds!?! Can Lion bind to ...
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Macbook optical drive constantly checks for media after boot/wake from sleep and won't accept discs

The slot-loading optical drive on a Macbook (2006) running won't accept a disc when inserted--unless it is partially inserted and then slept/waken or the "Disc Burning" section of System Profiler is ...
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1answer
303 views

Running script with super user permission

I need to create a script to modify some data, which would require super user permission. Is there any way to automate this process via shell script on Mac 10? Sample Script: sed s/Hello/World/g ...
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how to find biggest files on disk on Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Need an app that tells about file & folder sizes How can I find the largest files on my hard drive? I am using Mac OS X 10.5.
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1answer
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Is there a tool like WinSCP for MacOS?

I used to use WinSCP to log into my remote server. I need to login with an ssh key and move the files from and to the remote server. So far I have not find any tool with the same features for MacOS. ...
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1answer
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How can I install Java 6 on a PowerPC Mac?

I own a Mac Pro computer with a PowerPC G5 processor. In addition to having loads of RAM and hard drive space, it is also one of the few permanently placed computers in the house. As such, I want to ...
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1answer
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Some key combinations not working in OS X 10.5.8

I've got an iMac running Mac OS X 10.5.8 that is ignoring a few key combinations (most of the time, that is). Left-shift-e and left-command-c have stopped working. It's not the physical keys as, for ...
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1answer
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Spotlight Infinite Indexing issue (external data drive)

This is an external drive, formerly a boot drive which is now in use only to access music files (sibelius, audio, midi, live, logic etc.) without transferring the data into a new boot system, partly ...
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How to add user to a group from Mac OS X command line?

trying to add a user to a group from the command line but can't figure out how? Specifically this is on Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 like to add user to 'admin' and 'wheel' groups
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Activity Monitor on 10.5.8 showing up blank

Just recently, out of the blue, any time I bring up Activity Monitor, there are zero processes listed. Also, any statistics on memory usage or disk activity are blank as well (including graph image). ...
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I installed a pkg and my Mac won't boot. How to “undo”?

I downloaded the Magic Trackpad pkg from http://support.apple.com/downloads I then followed this guide to rebuild the official package without the 10.6.4 requirement. He warned me to "use at my own ...
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1answer
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Mac G4 upgrade now has really slow wireless internet!

This is my computer and model: G4, 1.67 ghz, pre-Intel version. Here's my problem -- I recently upgraded from the OS it came with, 10.4 Tiger, to the Leopard, 10.5. Everything works great except ...
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Can I disable FireWire during Mac OS X boot sequence?

Mac OS X 10.5.8 running on 2 GHz PowerPC G5 iMac. Firewire no longer working (powers a firewire disk, but fails to mount). "About this Mac - Hardware - FireWire" displays "FireWire Bus: Warning: ...
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All applications quit when printing on Mac OS X 10.5.8

I recently ran a software update. I'm not sure if my problems are associated with this but I'm pretty sure they are as I printed successfully before update. I checked the log at time of printing: ...
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Permanently map a network drive on Mac OS X Leopard

I want to have a mapped drive in Mac OS X which points to my NAS - however I've found that I have to do it after every single reboot. I'm a Mac noob, so would like to just have the drive mapped at ...
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1answer
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How to switch between an app's windows using the keyboard on Leopard?

How to switch between an app's windows using the keyboard on Leopard? You can to cmd+tab to switch app, but isn't there a way to do the same thing within a single app?
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Downgrading to Leopard

I am using Snow Leopard in macbookpro unibody 15p. Usually did time machine backups. Now I thought about downgrading to Leopard given my problems with Leopard. I erased the Disk, and booted in Leopard ...
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5answers
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Run Linux programs on OS X 10.5?

Is it possible to install and run Linux programs on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5?
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Uninstall on Mac OS X?

How can I completely uninstall any given program from Mac OS X Leopard (10.5)? I'm obviously new at Mac... I've installed programs only through .dmg installers. I haven't compiled anything myself. ...
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How do I create a user for a server process I want to install on MacOS 10.6?

In MacOS < 10.5, the NetInfo Manager let you see and manage accounts that weren't full users, i.e. couldn't log in. That app is gone, leaving me only with dscl :(
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Is there a way to keep applications in Mac OS X from stealing focus?

I realize I asked this question in the context of switching spaces and that it has been asked about for Windows, and I've seen some discussion of it elsewhere, but I realize I want to stop ...
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Mac Mini Wake on Lan

My Mac Mini has a setting in the Energy Saver category called Wake for Ethernet network access. Now the way I read this option is that any network access to the Mac whilst it is asleep will wake it ...
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2answers
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How to change user without closing applications running?

How to change user without closing applications running, on Leopard and Snow Leopard?
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How do I connect to a network location on a Mac?

I am given this network location: afp://something.ca/Public/ I'm currently on Leopard, what GUI app should I use to connect to the above?
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Running Application Does Not Show Up In Dock

I notice that my running applications on Mac OS X (10.5) do not show up in Dock? Even when I have icon for the application in the Dock, it does not show the 'blue highlight' when I click the ...
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Clean installation of Mac OS X 10.6 using Upgrade DVD

I have seen few videos on youtube which are saying you don't need to have Leopard to upgrade to Snow Leopard and you can use the upgrade DVD to do a clean installation, I was wondering if its true? I ...
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1answer
793 views

How to reduce MacOS X Leopard footprint? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do you remove from a default os x install? Hello. Is it any guides available how to reduce an HDD space occupied by Mac OS X? Languages i don't use etc.
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How can I “tune-up” a somewhat 'crusty' Mac OSX 10.5 / Leopard Machine?

I recently inherited a pretty decent machine running Leopard. I'm kind of a Mac noob. This machine is (and has been) used by a small non-profit media team for editing video/media and such. It seems ...
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3answers
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Any application to render what key I am pressing on screen in Mac OS X

I am an IT instructor who is using MacBook Pro. I have saw a screen cast which they were using MacBook too. It's interesting that while they were demonstrating how to use an application the key they ...
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Does Mac OS X support hibernation?

On Windows, you can hibernate your computer, so that it starts a lot faster while consuming zero energy while "hibernating". I see an option to Sleep on my Mac mini but not hibernate. Does Mac ...
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2answers
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Use a remote desktop viewer from an iMac to a remote workstation through VPN

I have an iMac on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and I connect to my workplace through a VPN connection. To this point everything is ok. But I'd like to use a remote desktop viewer, with a good quality, and ...
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Is MySQL installed by default with OS X Leopard 10.5 or 10.6

If so where can I find the installation?
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Is there a way to copy and paste text and images between two computers?

I use a Windows 7 machine and an iMac at work. Are there any applications that would allow me to copy and paste text and images from one computer to the other? Sometimes I have to share passwords or ...
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Migrating keychains between Mac machines

Soon I'll be buying a brand new Mac. I already have all the applications I want on the new one (or some of them, rather). However, I want to migrate my keychain. How does one go about that? Is it ...
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Default Settings on Mac?

I want to know if I can change the default settings on the mac when you start up your mac for the first time, and enter all the information, such as Company Name, Address, Phone number... etc. Does ...
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2answers
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How to enable standard internet services on Mac OS X 10.5?

I'd like to access standard internet services as echo (port 7), discard (9), daytime (13), chargen (19) and others on my Mac OS X machine (running Mac OS X Leopard). If possible, how to enable them? ...
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Reinstalling Mac OS 10.5

I need to install OS X on a machine that has an older apple operating system on it. When trying to install OS 10.5, the installation software finds all the stuff on the disk and complains it hasn't ...
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3answers
3k views

How can I remap CTRL-h in Mac OS X?

I'd like to remap CTRL + H from delete to nothing in Leopard.
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3answers
1k views

How to hide a folder in Mac OS X?

How do I hide a folder in Mac OS X? Also is it possible to password-protect a folder
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Where does Mac OS X store file association information?

I know there is a system preferences pane to manually modify the file associations in Mac OS X Leopard. However, I'm curious where does Leopard actually store these information? UPDATE: as I said, ...
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5answers
678 views

My friend's Mac OS X is crashing every 20 minutes since her last Software Update… can it be fixed?

My friend bought a Mac OS X in January 2004. Two years ago, she upgraded to Leopard. Her Mac performed OK, although it froze now and then. Then today, she did a Software Update. She clicked ...
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790 views

How many Applications can I minimize in Mac OS X Leopard?

If I minimize the application that I'm currently using, it goes to the end of the dock. How many applications can I minimize like this?
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How to remove the Dock in Mac OS X Leopard

I don't want the dock that is at the bottom of the screen. I don't want to hide it but completely remove it. How can this be done? If not possible, why not?