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

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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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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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Is there a way to perform an install of osx from a flash drive?

I have a mac mini that currently has osx 10.3. I want to upgrade it ultimately to Leopard (10.5). My problem is that the mini only has a CD drive and 10.4/10.5 seem to only come on DVDs. Is there a ...
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Pinch and Zoom on Mac OS X 10.5

I was wondering how do I set Pinch and Zoom back on a MacBook running OS X 10.5 because somehow I have disabled it and I would like it back.
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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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What are the causes (and fixes) for extremely long quitting times in Firefox?

When quitting Firefox (currently v. 3.6.13, but seen on previous versions), the quitting process often takes several minutes (I've timed it up to 7 on some occasions), during which time the fans on my ...
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Cannot bind OSX to AD

I'm trying to get an mac mini running snow leopard server to join a windows domain here. The windows domain server is running Windows server 2008. When I go to "Accounts" in my System Preferences, ...
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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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Sharing a Windows 7 music library with a Mac?

I'm running a file server with Windows 7 on it. It does SMB (somewhat unreliably) and media sharing with Homegroup. It serves a music collection using both these methods, but I'm not sure how to go ...
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Firebird equivalent

I was looking for a GTD App with priorities and deadlines for mac os x and found Firebird, but only works on Snow Leopard and I have Leopard and can not update (computer at work). There is some ...
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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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Does anyone know of a good free OCR program for MAC OSX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simple, free OCR software (for OS X)? Does anyone know of a good free OCR program for MAC OSX?
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Snow Leopard: Remove blue background for files in finder

I just upgraded from Tiger to Snow Leopard and I have been undoing all of the visual things that I don't like. In the finder it highlights every other file with a blue background. Anyone know how ...
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How to install Mac OS X Leopard within VirtualBox? [closed]

I have the latest version of VirtualBox and a genuine copy of Mac OS X Leopard in the original installation disk that came with my laptop. My desktop is a Windows 7 x64 so I want to use VirtualBox to ...
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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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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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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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what's a unix command which will output a list of files in a folder to a text file?

I'm on a Mac with OSX 10.5. I'm using tcsh but I could use bash if it'd help
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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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Why are Dock and Finder crashing on Mac OS X Leopard?

I have a Macbook running OS X Leopard. Occasionally within a few minutes after booting, both Dock and Finder will crash. If they don't crash soon after boot, the computer seems to run fine for quite a ...
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Kill a stalled Safari Window or Tab?

Spinning wheel of death too often. I've tried the usual tricks (delete Plist, shut off extensions, reset, uncheck proxy settings, and whatnot). I don't want to keep shutting down Safari, just the ...
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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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iMac can't boot; how to backup over network with Disk Utility from Mac OS X DVD?

I'm having trouble booting my Intel iMac (10.5.8) but I need the data off the hard drive. The hard drive is physically fine, I just screwed up my Mac OS X install with a hackish pkg. Is there a way ...
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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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What is the quickest way to merge multiple MPEG-4 files to a single DVD?

I am using Mac OS X 10.5 I have 30 MPEG-4 files, and I wish to burn these to a DVD that can be played in a standard DVD player (i.e. on a TV) What is the best way to burn these all to a DVD so that ...
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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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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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OS X blocks calls to local services

Accessing local services such as the web-based CUPS configuration (port 631) or Apache Tomcat (port 8080) with anything other than http://localhost:<port> fails. HOWEVER, doing the same with ...
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Is it possible to customise the appearance of the application switcher in Mac OS X 10.5?

When you press Command-Tab to switch between applications and the icons appear, is there a way to reduce the size of those large icons? I have tried 'Witch' but it can not be customised to achieve ...
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How to stop the “Are you sure dialogue” in Mac OS X?

In Mac OS X 10.5.8 whenever I download an app etc, then open it I get the "This app was downloaded from the internet are you sure you want to open it" dialogue. Never did it with Tiger... Does anyone ...
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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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Can I upgrade my MacBook Pro which has Leopard Mac OS X 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard 10.6.2?

I have a MacBook Pro which has Leopard Mac OS X 10.5.8 and i want to upgrade this to Snow Leopard 10.6.2. Is it possible? If yes then give me some guidelines.
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Using a MacBook's Bluetooth driver with Windows XP VM?

My MacBook has Bluetooth built in, but I'm not sure how to enable it and use it from within a Windows XP virtual machine. How does this work?
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How do I upgrade from Mac 10.5.8 to 10.6.4

I would like to upgrade my iMac which is running now 10.5.8 to 10.6.4 Can somebody point me to some articles discussing about Mac upgrades?
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Re-install Mac OS X: “Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer.”

I'm trying to do a fresh install of Mac OS X on my MacBook. When I try to do so, I get the error "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer." I've searched the problem and discovered that the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Help getting iPython to run from the OSX terminal

Got a heads up from stackoverflow.com to ask the question here. I'm going through the matplotlib documentation and prepared to use the iPython interactive Python shell with ipython -pylab. However I ...
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Running Apache for All Local Webpages

So I've enabled PHP on my Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), and it's working great so long as: 1) I place the file in the ~/Sites directory 2) I use the http://localhost/~user/example.php URL instead of the ...
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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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iTunes can't see iPhone after reinstalling Leopard

My Mac hard disk died, so I replaced it and installed OS X Leopard 10.5.8. Problem now, iTunes doesn't see my iPhone 3GS at all. iPhoto works just fine, but iTunes is blind. I have too much info on my ...
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Airport Express configuration

We are trying to set up remote access to a computer that houses a server fro a particular program we are running. The program says we need to configure the office router. In the firewall settings it ...
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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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The 'which' command returns nothing via cron, but works via console

I've written a little utility in haXe + Neko that needs to execute some GIT commands. To avoid hardcoding the path to the GIT executable I'd like to use the which command to find out where it is. ...
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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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URL not responding on OS X, fine on other machine

For some reason I can't access anything on python.org. nslookup resolves the IP address, but no browser or curl command will fetch anything. It works fine on a VMWare Ubuntu virtual machine and on a ...