Mac OS X Leopard (version 10.5) is the 6th version of Mac OS X released on October 26th, 2007.

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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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iMac OSX “no route to host”

I have an issue with one of my computer on my network. It is an iMac running OS X 10.5.8. The issue is accessing certain websites. For instance, one of these websites is that the computer is ...
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How may I mount a disk with a Apple / Mac partition table (APM) in Linux?

I've backed up some files from a old Powerbook G4 (AluBook), and I used the Mac Partion manager or whatever to first initialize the disk. It worked, originally, as one large volume, and I copied ...
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How do you know where macports installs python packages to?

I am running macports to install scipy and such on OS X leopard with python 2.7. The install runs successfully, but running python and trying to import the packages I've installed, they're not found. ...
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Is there a keystroke that can lock the Mac OS X screensaver?

On Windows I can hit Windows + L to lock my desktop. On Leopard there doesn't seem to be this capability. While I can set the screensaver to come on very quickly, I would like to hit a key combo to ...
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How do I disable the beep in OSX Leopard when I perform an invalid action?

When I perform an action that is not valid in a given context, like attempting to type when a text area does not have the focus I hear a beep, which is very distracting when wearing headphones. How ...
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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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Running php scripts via command line mode gives warnings

Whenever I run my php command line script, before the script actually outputs to the screen, php always returns a bunch of error messages as follows: PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic ...
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2 Page view in Preview shows the right page on the left and left page on the right?

I have a pdf that I am reading in Preview and I would like to view it in 2 page mode as many pages reference illustrations on the next page. However, when I enable 2 page mode, the left page is put on ...
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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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How to upgrade Mac Pro 1.1 from OS X 10.6.8 to OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Upgrading the Mac Pro 1.1 2006 in the standard way using the app store is not possible. This is caused by the lack of the 64 bit EFI bios. The hardware of the Mac Pro 1.1 is already complete 64bit ...
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What exactly does the little green “+” button do in Mac OS X?

OK, I must admit that I am from the Windows world and started using Leopard not for long. One really annoying thing when using my shiny new OS is that I can't predict what exact behavior it brings ...
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How can I find out what password I need to use for 'su'?

I am using Mac OS X 10.5, and have my account set up so that I don't need to login. When I go to Network Preferences and click the lock icon on the lower left corner, I am prompted for my username and ...
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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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Where can I force a specific DNS server to be used on OS X?

On OS X Leopard, scutil gives me $ scutil --dns DNS configuration resolver #1 nameserver[0] : 192.168.1.1 nameserver[1] : 192.168.2.1 order : 200000 resolver #2 domain : local options : ...
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Where had my disk space gone? ie. Used+Free <<< Capacity - Solved (sort-of)

I have a PowerBook G4. OS-X 10.5. Recently is was running very slow and I found it only had about 3 GB free. I set to and free'd up 26 GB on the 93 GB drive. Finder, however reports about 15 GB ...
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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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Best way to optimise disk performance in OS X

As the question suggests, does anybody have any tips in increasing disk performance in OS X Leopard?
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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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USB stick (HP V210W 16GB) mounts on MBP 13“ running OS X 10.5.8, but not on MBP 13” running 10.6.8

My brother bought a HP V210W 16GB usb stick. It wasn't recognized by his MBP 13" (2011, 2.7GHz i7, 4GB 1333MHz DDR3) running OS X 10.6.8. He then tried the stick on his Win7 PC which recognized it ...
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Opening Time-Machine OSX backup files on Windows 7?

Have Time Machine backups on a Western Digital External HD. The Time Machine backups were done on my now dead Mac G4 running OSX Leopard- I am waiting on a new iMac but in the meantime I need to ...
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Turning Telnet on on Mac OS X Leopard

Does Mac OS X Leopard have Telnet client technology? I've seen plenty of stuff around on the internet pertaining to Snow Leopard, but not plain old Leopard. I know some people like to use SSH, but I'm ...
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Bring the windows of two different apps in mac os to the front?

How do I easily bring to the front of the screen the top windows of two different application in Mac OS X? I prefer to use the keyboard only. Example Scenario: Say there are 10 Firefox and 10 ...
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How to selectively route network traffic through VPN on Mac OS X Leopard?

I don't want to send all my network traffic down to VPN when I'm connected to my company's network (via VPN) from home. For example, when I'm working from home, I would like to be able to backup all ...
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How do i get a more recent version of Java on my Mac than is showing up in software update?

I need at least Java 1.6 to run a program that someone else in my lab wrote On the Java website it tells me to update Java via apple's software update function, i've run this a few times but it only ...
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Create new NTFS partition on macbook partition

I have 2 partitions on my Macbook: C:\ for Windows 7 D:\ for Mac OS I don't use MacOS, and I want to install a new Windows 7 64 bit to a new partition. I hesitate to format D:\ drive, I don't want ...
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Leopard Network Shares and browsing are unreliable

I have two macs, running Leopard 10.5.8. One is the 13" MBP connected via WiFi, and the other is a 24" 2008 iMac, connected via ethernet. There are at least another 6-10 machines (windows and mac) ...
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Print from Mac OS X pointing to a compatible windows machine

HI, I need to print to a printer which is only supported in windows. I use Mac OS X Leopard. I can install window drivers in another machine at the office and everything works ok. I wonder if ...
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MacBook Pro screen flickers, and lines appears after using it a while

My aunt gave me her old MacBook Pro, but unfortunately it has a few issues. The main problem is that lines appears after I use it with applications that heavily depend on graphics, but they don't ...
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Customize an icon for a USB stick on Mac and automount a dmg file

I want to make a custom icon to a usb stick on mac and show that instead of the ugly blank icon that exists by default As I have to compile a presentation I want the users to be able to quick access ...
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Firefox middle click to open history menu item in new tab

I recently upgraded to Firefox 7. Occasionally I use middle-click a the History menu item to open it in a new tab, but it opened in the current tab instead. Unfortunately I don't remember which ...
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OSX Can ping and GUI login but Unable to SSH login via LAN

I am unable to ssh via LAN using hosts admin credentials. I am able to login to a system using admin credentials via the Mac's GUI I am able to ping the Mac via LAN Sharing > Remote Login is ...
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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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A way or software to convert or export an audio file (aiff or wav) in a vector graphic format (eps, ai)?

I am looking for a way to read an audio file and convert it to a vector graphic format, which I can use for example for Illustrator? I am working on the Mac OSX platform (10.5.8).
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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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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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Ctrl + Alt + Del on a Mac with Windows

I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows on my Mac. Last night I tried to compress the memory of C, then after that finished, it told me to Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart How do I press these ...
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running python via mac ports

I have installed python via mac ports, using: sudo port install python33 I then did: sudo port select --set python python33 and got: Selecting 'python33' for 'python' succeeded. 'python33' is ...
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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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How to set Tor as a global proxy for ALL traffic (including stuff going out to heroku for instance) [duplicate]

As it says on the tin. I've tried localhost:9510 as per Vidalia setting with no luck. Tor just adds a proxy address that can be used for that, or am I misunderstanding? Thank you
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Old (Leopard) Expose on Snow Leopard (for mac)

I'm amazed this question hasn't been asked here. There are many discussions about it out there and even a way to remove the blue glow. Of course I've already filed my complaint with apple... Is there ...
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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?
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Download with iGetter stops and hangs after a 97% complete

I'm using iGetter 2.8.7 to download Netbeans 6.8, the size of which is 145.02 MBs. I've tried it multiple times and every time it stops when it has downloaded 97% of that file. The speed gradually ...
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How to change a symlink in OS X?

How do I change where a symlink points to, without deleting and creating a new one (with ln -s "/path/to/point/to" "/path/where/symlink/is")? When I tried doing that with, for example, to Java's ...
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“/Library/” versus /usr/local/lib on mac

What's the difference between these two folders on mac os x 8.5? I've installed the latest version of tcl and it was placed in my /usr/local/lib folder. However I have a tcl folder under /Library ...
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How can I invert colors on ONE screen in Mac OS X?

I know that trick with Command-Option-Control-8, but is it possible to invert colors only for one monitor? It's extremely great to program with these colors.. but I need one normal monitor also for ...
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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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My Mac OS X 10.5 netstat reveals a lot of open UDP connections

here are my netstat results (besides server-less connections): Active Internet connections Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) tcp4 0 0 ...
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Free filesystem drivers for ext3 on OS X Leopard

I have an external drive that holds an ext3 partition, which is shared on the network via NFS. Problem is, I can't see this drive on my MacBook after I mount this via Directory Utility. Does anyone ...
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Using Openjdk in FireFox on Mac OS X 10.5.8

I've got an old PowerMac G5, and I found openjdk7 binaries for my mac! This is great. Now is there a way to use this version of java in a browser like Firefox or TenFourFox, so I can use web apps that ...