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

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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 ...
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Eclipse on mac: how comes that everytime I install an Eclipse plug-in on my mac I always get this error?

I'm using Eclipse for several projects on Leopard OSX. I've installed several versions (Classic, PDT, etc). When I install a new plug-in using the Help > Install New Software functionality and I ...
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mac gets stuck in a blue screen during boot

a macbook pro 2008 unibody, after restart gets stuck in a blue screen. I used the Leopard disk and I verified and repaired permissions, which seem to be a problem, because the assistant found some ...
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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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Setup DNS server on a Leopard machine?

What is the easiest way to setup a DNS server on a Leopard machine? Does Leopard come with a DNS server? My Leopard machine's virtual name is abc.local. I want to add this to the DNS server.
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What to do about old MacBook

I have a White MacBook version 10.5.8. I accidentally dropped it and about an inch of the most right side of the screen is blacked out. I can't see the clock and Trash Can because of this. I checked ...
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How to set what application to open a file based on file extension on Mac OS X?

In my Mac OS X 10.5, it has set all my *.patch files to open with 'Notepad in Windows via Parallel'. I have tried to change it by click 'Open With..' select 'TextEdit' check the 'Always Open ...
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Is it possible to prevent windows in Mac OS from opening below the bottom edge of the screen?

When opening a new window in finder, the new window will go below the screen. This is not a big deal, but when using macvim or terminal it can be annoying since your command prompt is now hidden. ...
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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 switch between an app's windows using the keyboard on Leopard?

How to switch between an app's windows using the keyboard on Leopard? You can to cmd+tab to switch app, but isn't there a way to do the same thing within a single app?
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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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Can't display at full resolution on an external monitor from my MacBook

I have a 24" Asus V246H and a new MacBook ($999 one). I am trying to display to display to my Asus at 1080p via VGA. So I boot up with the lid closed and the external monitor plugged in. Everything ...
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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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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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How can I resolve Leopard panics, after an incomplete software update?

I am using an Intel-based MacBook. While I was installing the regular updates received from Apple, the installation halted for some reason. (I don't know what would be the reason, but the installation ...
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Run Linux programs on OS X 10.5?

Is it possible to install and run Linux programs on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5?
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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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Install OS X 10.5 on Intel 1GB Macbook

I'm trying to install Mac OS X 10.5 on a MacBook that previously had 10.4 on it. i am getting an error after selecting the language. What could be causing a box on the screen that says: Mac OS X ...
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Powerbook Sleep Light?

I have a 17 inch Powerbook G4 with Mac OS 10.5.8 and I always keep it on sleep when I'm not using it. However, the little light on the front of the Powerbook that pulsates while in sleep mode ...
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How do I create a user for a server process I want to install on MacOS 10.6?

In MacOS < 10.5, the NetInfo Manager let you see and manage accounts that weren't full users, i.e. couldn't log in. That app is gone, leaving me only with dscl :(
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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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Mac Mini Wake on Lan

My Mac Mini has a setting in the Energy Saver category called Wake for Ethernet network access. Now the way I read this option is that any network access to the Mac whilst it is asleep will wake it ...
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Is it possible to automatically back up a mac to two different time capsules (in different locations)

Can Time Machine automatically back up to two different timecapsules, one at home and one at the office for example?
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How to change user without closing applications running?

How to change user without closing applications running, on Leopard and Snow Leopard?
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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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Can Windows 7 be installed on a Macbook with Leopard using BootCamp?

The Apple website says http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3920 Summary Apple will support Microsoft Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate) with Boot Camp in Mac OS X Snow ...
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Mail.app IMAP subscription list is always empty

I am trying to unsubscribe from certain folders that show up in Mail.app. But "right clicking on the account > Get Account Info > Subscription List" is always empty. Is there something I am doing ...
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Recovering a G5 disk, still possible after what I did?

It's a long story, and I have to admit right up front I think I did some pretty dumb mistakes during the process. Ok, a G5 at work is dead (likely to be a logic board issue). I need to boot from the ...
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Snow leopard Full Install?

I have MBP 17" Unibody with Leopard pre-installed. I'm planning to buy Snow Leopard ($29) but I wonder if I'll be able to format my disk and install clean copy of Snow Leopard since its an 'upgrade' ...
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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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How to Downgrade to Mac OS X 10.5 on a new MacBook Pro?

I just got my new MacBook Pro which was shipped with Snow Leopard installed. Very soon after working around in the Snow Leopard system, I met with compatibility issues concerning expensive software ...
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Clean installation of Mac OS X 10.6 using Upgrade DVD

I have seen few videos on youtube which are saying you don't need to have Leopard to upgrade to Snow Leopard and you can use the upgrade DVD to do a clean installation, I was wondering if its true? I ...
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How to reduce MacOS X Leopard footprint? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do you remove from a default os x install? Hello. Is it any guides available how to reduce an HDD space occupied by Mac OS X? Languages i don't use etc.
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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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Resizing windows on Leopard = painful = Any better way then using the drag corner?

Too many usability problems: The mouse cursor does not change while over the drag area. You click and drag to find out that now your window is gone and you are dragging over the window underneath it. ...
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After upgrade to Snow Leopard my MacBook didn't recognize my camera (iSight)

Yesterday I upgraded my MacBook from Leopard to Snow Leopard every thing seems fine but now it doesn't recognize the macbook pro (13")'s camera (iSight) How can I find the driver or I must do some ...
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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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Is there a way to preserve or remember sort-by preferences for different folders in column view in Mac OS X?

For example, I would like to have folders in column view, and to have Folder 1 always to show files sorted by kind, and Folder 2 always to show files sorted by date created. I'm running Leopard, with ...
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How do I get Snow Leopard to recognize an old RS-232 UPS?

Instead of blowing $100+ on a brand new UPS, I decided to try to resuscitate the ancient CPS350SL that got me through college and grad school. One $7 sealed lead-acid battery later and it's back in ...
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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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Leopard Mail.app only downloads 2 to 10 emails from GMail (POP) when 1,000s remain

I rarely use Mail.app on my Mac (I prefer the GMail browser client and I keep Mail.app closed most of the time) but I'd like to have a full backup of my GMail account on my laptop. So far I have 34269 ...
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Is there a way in Mac OS X to stop applications from stealing focus, especially between spaces?

I have certain applications set to open in certain spaces, but would like them to open in the background and not switch the space just so I can watch them open.
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Use a remote desktop viewer from an iMac to a remote workstation through VPN

I have an iMac on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and I connect to my workplace through a VPN connection. To this point everything is ok. But I'd like to use a remote desktop viewer, with a good quality, and ...
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Make Front Row act more like it did on Tiger (OS X 10.4)

I used to use Front Row all the time on Tiger. When I walked away from the computer, I could hit the "menu" button on my Mac's remote to get a full screen interface for iTunes that I could easily ...
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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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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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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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Is MySQL installed by default with OS X Leopard 10.5 or 10.6

If so where can I find the installation?
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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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Migrating keychains between Mac machines

Soon I'll be buying a brand new Mac. I already have all the applications I want on the new one (or some of them, rather). However, I want to migrate my keychain. How does one go about that? Is it ...