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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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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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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 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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“/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 ...
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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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Mac OS X Leopard: Install on External from Lion or Mountain Lion

I'm trying to set up some testing machines on an external hard drive. I have a Lion MBP and Mountain Lion MBP, and I'm trying to perform the installations from mac books. When I attemt to run the ...
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What's preventing my php on Leopard (10.5) from running?

I have an old mini running a vanilla Leopard install that I use to host low-volume sites as I learn web dev. I have successfully set up virtual hosts and they are running static placeholder sites. In ...
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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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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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What is the easiest way to turn off the wifi connection in my home at night? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable internet access at night on the router? I have teenagers who stay up all night and skype with their friends on their laptops. Is there a way I can turn ...
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Software update, itunes, App Store cannot connect to Internet on Mac Mini v10.6.8

I update my Mac Mini from OS X v10.6.3 to v10.6.8, it was successful. I found out that iTunes cannot connect to iTunes store. The software update can't check for updates, and the App Store cannot ...
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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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Remote Installing OS X 10.5 on a PowerBook G4

I recently acquired a PowerBook G4 (always loved the PPC architecture over Intel when it comes to Apple), currently it has OS X 10.4 installed. Unfortunately I can't find the original 10.5 install ...
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How to repair / restore clobbered libxml2 on Mac OS X

I started playing with a Mac just a couple of days ago, and it seems, without warning I've caused some major damage. The system is running OS X version 10.5.8, and without paying much attention, I ...
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How do I shut off the out-of-date plugin notification on Chrome in OS X?

I understand that, in order to shut off out-of-date plugin notifications, you need to add the command-line flag "allow-outdated-plugins." Is there a way to do this on OS X that doesn't require ...
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SSH login very slow on OS X Leopard

My SSH sessions take a very long time to initiate. This applies for logins with and without passwords, interactive and non-interactive. I have tried setting 'GSSAPIAuthentication no' and 'IPQoS ...
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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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Stacks for application windows in OS X

Can stacks be created for application windows in mac os x - leopard? For example, if I click on firefox, it should show a stack of all open firefox windows and I could choose between them.
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iMac with OS X 10.5.8 - can we upgrade?

We have an iMac with v10.5.8 2 GHZ intel core dual 1 GB int memory 512/512 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Can we upgrade to just Snow Leopard, or can we go to Lion?
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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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Downgrading from SL to Leopard keeping all apps and files intact? [closed]

I'm currently running 10.5.8 on my macbook and thinking about upgrading it to SL. However, I fear that some programs I have might not be compatible with SL considering in particular I've read both ...
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Reinstalled Leopard, Mac won't read CD/DVDs, Disk Utility won't work, can't install software, no mount

I have an iMac desktop bought in 2008, and reinstalled Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2. I can see the hard drive and open data on it. However the Mac will not read any CD/DVDs or install any software. I don't ...
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If I buy OSX Lion, will I be able to upgrade to OSX Mountain Lion for free? [closed]

I'm currently using an iMac from 2009 running OSX Leopard 10.6.8. I need this machine to develop iOS applications, and to do that I need xCode 4, and to use xCode 4 I need to have OSX Lion installed. ...
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How to remap “Dashboard” key to show the Desktop on OSX [Snow] Leopard?

I use my Desktop far more often than I use my Dashboard. However, my MacBook Pro comes with a dedicated key for Dashboard but it doesn't come with one for Desktop. Using this article, I was able to ...
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Remote access to OS X Lion from OS X Leopard and Windows

I need to access to a Mac running OS X Lion remotely from a Mac running OS X Leopard and Windows. Is there any software to do that?
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Use classic controller with DarwiinRemote and sixtyforce on OS X

I have been trying to use the classic controller with sixtyforce on OS X Leopard, but DarwiinRemote will only recognize attachments to the wiimote as the nunchuck. Is it possible to use the Classic ...
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How should I partition my hard drive to allow these 4 operating system to be installed?

Here is my situation. I'm currently in the process of attempting to triple-boot (or technically quad-boot I guess) my pc with Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Mac OS X Leopard. And I have my pc ...
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Bash mine script, please [closed]

The script, in and of its self, is fairly self-explanatory. Can this script be further improved? First iteration was writ upon OS X 10.5.8 Leopard, current iteration was run upon OS X 10.6.4 Snow ...
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silverlight crash on google chrome and mac osx

I'm running google chrome (15.0.874.121) on mac os/x 10.5.8 (leopard). I get the following message on a site using microsoft silverlight to display videos: Silverlight doesn't seem up to date ...
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Manual entry of mac address in terminal of osx, getting permission denied

Hi there I'm trying to set my mac address using the terminal as for some reason it's been set to all zeros, I have the address and know the correct commands but I keep getting permision denied message ...
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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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How to reduce latency with openssh?

I'm ssh-ing to a server several thousands kilometers away, and every keystroke takes 500-800ms, so it is getting annoying. Is it possible to have my ssh client cache each line I type locally and ...
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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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How do I get my browser to display unicode correctly?

I was trying to read this post, but it looks like this: How can I get my web browser to display this post correctly? I'm using Chrome 17.0.963.78, Firefox 10.0.1, and Safari 4.0.5 on OS X 10.5.8. ...
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How can I uninstall a startup item in Mac OS X 10.5.8? Where is the “Accounts” preference pane?

I use OS X 10.5.8. How do I prevent some programs from opening upon startup? I have tried to find the "Account" Preference Pane on my iMac, but cannot find it even by trying to find it from previous ...
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Files in Finder are greyed out when trying to upload to a website

I'm using OS X 10.5.8 and I can't upload any files to specific website (I've tried all the browsers: Safari, Chrome, Firefox). All files are greyed out in the Finder window that opens. I know the ...
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Can't re-install MySQL on OS X Leopard after uninstalling

I'm running Leopard (10.5.8) on a Macbook (not Pro) and I had MySQL running ok, but the Preferences pane wasn't working. I thought a fresh install would be a good idea, so I went through the uninstall ...