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

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How to jump to a space containing a window for the active application?

I'm using 4 Spaces with the "When switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application" option turned off. But that means it's sometimes a real hunt trying to find the ...
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What is SFLIconTool?

I came across a process called SFLIconTool. Its Unix executable is in the following location: ...
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Can't access my MacBook Pro via Windows Network [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how do we share files from Mac to Windows? I am unable to access the filesystem on my Mac. I can actually see the machine from my Windows Vista machine, but whenever ...
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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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Screenshots are distorted on Mac Mini with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

I am trying to take screen snap-shots with the shortcut keys of cmd + Shft + 4 and cmd + Shft + 3. I am not getting the proper screen-shots. This is one of the examples: What would be the ...
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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 to check hardware compatibility for Mac Mini before upgrading to Snow Leopard?

I am using a Mac Mini (having a light white logo – an older Mac Mini model). It is using Leopard 10.5.8. I want to upgrade to 10.6.8. I want to check is it possible to install? If it is possible, ...
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How to close large Javascript Alert windows on Chrome/ OSX

I'm using Chrome 14 and OSX 10.5.8. If a website generates a Javascript alert window with a lot of content (like debug information) the bottom of the window disappears off the screen. This places ...
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patching slightly different files on common stuff

I have tried using regular diff and patch to do what follows, but it doesn't seem to work or I am not using it right. I am wondering if there is a tool to patch changes to a file based on the ...
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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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Unfinished Video help?

Does anyone have a clue how to edit an unfinished video? I had recored an hr long event for my kid but in between the camera hung. The format is a MOV. I downloaded the file on my Mac but it shows the ...
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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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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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groupadd/useradd not found on Mac OSX

Does anyone know how to add unix groupadd command on Mac OSX 10.5? I'm trying to do man on groupadd and useradd commands but it doesn't seem to exist.
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Recommended FS to share Windows, OS X host and Linux

I have a 120GB SD hard drive that I have put into an Oker portable USB enclosure it comes with two USB output presumably one is redundant just to get extra power. I regularly use 3 host computers: ...
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opera is proxifying all my stuff, why?

i thought just opera-mini was supposed to send all the requests through the norway proxy servers but when I open up opera browser (latest release) on mac osx, i get everything sent through the norway ...
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In Finder (OS X 10.5.8), is there a way to collapse all folders in list view?

I know that cmd-option-left arrow will do this for any one folder, but is there any way to do this for all folders in a given list view?
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Is it possible to give harakat when we use Arabic keyboard layout?

How can I give harakat to my Arabic font writing when I use an Arabic keyboard layout? I'm a Dvorak touch typist, but I can still type in QWERTY if I really need to do so. Sometimes I need to type ...
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How to install 32bit Java 1.6 on OSX 10.5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't install Java 1.6 on OS X 10.5.8 Is there a way to do it? I'm trying to run PHPstorm which requires java 1.6, but my mac is 32 bit (core duo).
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Can't install Java 1.6 on OS X 10.5.8

The official Apple updates only get me up to java version "1.5.0_30". I'm trying to apply the 1.6 update manually from JavaForMacOSX10.5Update6.pkg and it gives me A newer version of this package ...
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Connecting to an assigned IP address when logged into Cisco IPsec VPN on Mac OS X 10.5

I'm trying to get a working environment connecting to a Cisco VPN using IPsec on a Mac running Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard). When I'm connected to the VPN, I can connect just fine to other ...
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Cannot upgrade Leopard to Snow Leopard with installation DVD

I'm on a Quad-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro. I did all the upgrades for Leopard and currently running at 10.5.8. I purchased the Snow Leopard 10.6.3 version installation DVD but it doesn't let me upgrade. ...
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Recovering user's Mac OS X profile from a bad hard drive

Here's the situation. I have a friend's MacBook Early 2008. The hard drive's bad - OS X Leopard isn't booting up. It's giving me the prohibitory sign. I took the MacBook to the Apple store's ...
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What is the best VNC tool to connect Ubuntu and MacOSX? [closed]

I need to help someone with installing some development packages and everything. I am running Ubuntu and the person I want to help is running MacOSX 10.5. What is the most easiest way to do this? ...
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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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Can't install Adobe Air on OS X [duplicate]

I have tried almost every solution people have posted on different website blogs and nothing works. I can't get Adobe Air to install on OS X 10.5.8. I get the error message that tells me to "contact ...
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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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Do I need OS X 10.6 to upgrade to 10.7?

I recently purchased a MacMini w/ MacOSX 10.5.8. Do I have to upgrade to 10.6.x first before upgrading to 10.7 (due out later this year) or can I upgrade from 10.5.x to 10.7.x?
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Leopard: Extend last partition to fill first partition space on external HD

I have a 1Tb external HD with 2 partitions. I remove the first one to extend the second to fill the entire disk, but find that I can only extend to the end of the disk, and the unused space is in the ...
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Permissions problems on OS X Leopard; does this indicate tampering or malware?

Basically, it looks like a bunch of permissions had been changed from rwx------ to rwxrwxrwx (or pretty close to that); some of which involve Java for Mac, I think. I recently did an Archive & ...
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How to upgrade mac OS - currently having 10.5.8

How do I know if 10.6 is right for my MAC? Where do I download it? Is it for free?
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ISZ (compressed ISO format) viewer for Mac OS X

Is there any utility available that mount or view ISZ files (the compressed ISO format used by Ultra ISO) in Mac OS X?
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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)? [closed]

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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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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Finder context menu 'open with' confused after HD upgrade, OS X Leopard

I recently upgraded my 2008 macbook pro's hard drive to 500GB. I used Carbon Copy to clone a bootable version of my then current 160GB drive. The boot drive volume name changed during the upgrade. ...
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Can't access Leopard (Mac Mini) from Snow Leopard (Macbook) - Remote Management & File Sharing

Solved - It was my router, that had some issues routing this traffic in between Wired & WiFi connections. When I switched both to WiFi, it worked right away. Problem - Can't access Mac Mini's ...
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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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VirtualBox installation produces “codec overrun” error

I can't find any information on this: I downloaded the VirtualBox DMG for Intel Mac multiple times, but when I click the DMG to install, it fails to mount "due to codec overrun." My Operating System ...
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Entering Chinese characters on Mac OS X

I am running Mac OS X 10.5. How can I enter Chinese characters using Ping Yin? Do I need to install some software?
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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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How can I uninstall a startup item in MacOS x

I have setup my MacOSX environment to run a script 'Emacs Daemon.app' under /Application/Emacs Daemon.app'. But now I want to uninstall that. i.e. I do not want Emacs Daemon.app run every time I log ...
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Mac OS X boots to question mark folder

I have a older MacBook running Mac OS 10.5. I had not turned it on in a while but now it only boots to a light blue screen with a folder icon with a question mark on the folder. Any idea what this ? ...
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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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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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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 do I unset the root password in OS X 10.5?

I set the OSX 10.5 root password, then figured out I didn't need to. How do I set it back to the system default?
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How to free memory in Mac OS X?

I have Macbook Pro running Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) with 4GB RAM. I use some applications (Parallels for Windows (1GB RAM), Firefox, mail, freemind, iTunes, Finder, Terminal and that's it), and I can ...
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Why does Mail.app on Leopard force me to use plain text?

In Mail.app I found that many of my emails are forced to be: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; format=flowed; delsp=yes with the charset changing depending on what characters are ...
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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 ...