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

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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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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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MacBook Core 2 Duo: “Require password to wake this computer from sleep” No longer works

After recently updating my MacBook to 10.5.8, I've noticed that the option to require a password to wake the computer from sleep/screensaver no longer works. I put the thing to sleep, and it comes ...
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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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man: command not found in zsh (Mac OS 10.58)

I changed to zsh from the default (by changing the "Shells open with" preference in Terminal to "command (complete path)" set to /bin/zsh While most things seem to work, I tried to see the man page ...
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Safari browser bookmarks vanish

I have a big problem with Bookmarks in Safari on Mac OS X 10.5. The following problem occurs: When I try to save for example www.greatsite.com as a Bookmark through Bookmarks/Add Bookmark... then the ...
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After adding switch to network, Windows shares no longer accessible on OS X

This has been bugging me a lot today: I have several computers behind a router. One of them serves Windows shares and is connected to the router by ethernet cable. The main client is connected to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tagging strategy on Mac OSX

I want to use tagging on MacOSX, mostly for pictures, but may extend it to other files too. Caveat: it must be compatible with Leopard, because most of my files are on an old (pre-intel) iMac. I have ...
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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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Stacks configuration

Where can I change the default appearance of the stacks? I was able to change that in the past but I can't remember how to revert back to the default way.
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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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Modifying Safari for Fluid

Fluid is a really good app, but I can't see myself going over to a stack (like my Documents folder on the Dock) and opening it when I can just create a new tab in Safari. Is there any way I can modify ...
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How to set codes syntax highlight on iWork 09 Pages?

Just like when we can use SyntaxHighlighter2 plugin to show sourcecodes with syntax highlight in popular programming languages while blogging on Wordpress MU. I'm wondering if we can set syntax ...
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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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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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Seeing same item repeated multiple times on OS X 10.5.8 open with contextual menu

I dont know why I am getting same item repeated multiple times in the Open With contextual menu. I dont remember doing anything particular that might have caused the problem. Can anyone tell me how to ...
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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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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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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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What do I have to type in my .bashlogin to hide my computer and home directory?

If I open my Terminal app in Mac OS X it looks like this tabalugas-macbook:~ tabaluga$ I want to customize this shell, so the Username tabaluga won't show up. The Shell should look like this ...
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How can I turn off journalling on an OS X boot disk?

I'm new in all this OS X stuff. I'm running OS X 10.5 Leopard. I want to be able to access and modify my disk under Ubuntu. For that I was told that I needed to turn of journalling on that disk. I've ...
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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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Mac OS X Leopard Kernel Panics getting absurd

Today Mac OS X kernel panicked twice on me. The first time, I got this log. The second time, I got this log. A few minutes ago, iTunes started sounding blocky, after quitting FireFox everything went ...
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How do I configure my Asus WL-520GU to support my F2238's flatbed scanner for MacOS X?

I have an Asus WL-520GU and an HP Deskjet F2238. I want to be able to wirelessly scan documents to client computers. I think this is possible but I'm not sure how to set this up. Any pointers?
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Time machine link error

When attempting to perform a Time Machine backup, the backup appears to proceed as normal, until it finishes copying files at which point it complains that an "error occurred while linking files for" ...
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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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Way to migrate Time Machine data to a new disk

I know that there's a "Change Disk..." button in Time Machine, but what if you want to migrate the data (hours, weeks, and maybe even months) to a new, larger disk without starting over again?
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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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Folder Aliases in Dock or List View cannot be expanded?

I have been increasingly frustrated with the fact that you cannot expand a folder alias in the Finder "List View" via the "expand triangle" or in the dock. If I add a folder to the dock that contains ...
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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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Upgrading Xcode on Mac OS X Leopard?

All of the Xcode upgrades I can find are Snow Leopard only. Can you still upgrade Xcode on Leopard?
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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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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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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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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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How do I eject the DVD from the macbook pro 10.5 in the CLI?

I have a DVD in my macbook pro with 10.5 but I can't find the eject button in the finder. Holding the physical eject button on the keyboard doesn't do anything. Is there a CLI way to eject the DVD ...
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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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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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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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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?