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 change a symlink in OS X?

How do I change where a symlink points to, without deleting and creating a new one (with ln -s "/path/to/point/to" "/path/where/symlink/is")? When I tried doing that with, for example, to Java's ...
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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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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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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 enable standard internet services on Mac OS X 10.5?

I'd like to access standard internet services as echo (port 7), discard (9), daytime (13), chargen (19) and others on my Mac OS X machine (running Mac OS X Leopard). If possible, how to enable them? ...
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Kernel Panic every time I open a print queue

Every time I open any printer queue I get a kernel panic and have to reboot. It's quite frustrating. I've tried removing/adding printers, clearing all caches with Onyx, repairing permissions, all ...
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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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What exactly does the little green “+” button do in Mac OS X?

OK, I must admit that I am from the Windows world and started using Leopard not for long. One really annoying thing when using my shiny new OS is that I can't predict what exact behavior it brings ...
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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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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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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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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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My friend's Mac OS X is crashing every 20 minutes since her last Software Update… can it be fixed?

My friend bought a Mac OS X in January 2004. Two years ago, she upgraded to Leopard. Her Mac performed OK, although it froze now and then. Then today, she did a Software Update. She clicked ...
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How many Applications can I minimize in Mac OS X Leopard?

If I minimize the application that I'm currently using, it goes to the end of the dock. How many applications can I minimize like this?
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Leopard Network Shares and browsing are unreliable

I have two macs, running Leopard 10.5.8. One is the 13" MBP connected via WiFi, and the other is a 24" 2008 iMac, connected via ethernet. There are at least another 6-10 machines (windows and mac) ...
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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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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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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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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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OS X: Can I paste plain text by default?

This is a version of Windows XP: Can I paste plain text by default for Mac users. This drives me insane as well. Whenever I cut and paste anything from one app to another in OS X it carries ...
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Is there a keystroke that can lock the Mac OS X screensaver?

On Windows I can hit Windows + L to lock my desktop. On Leopard there doesn't seem to be this capability. While I can set the screensaver to come on very quickly, I would like to hit a key combo to ...
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OS X: How do I check for a specific WiFi network and mount network drives on startup

At home I use my MacBook Pro on my own WiFi network and routinely mount several volumes from a RAID attached to my AirPort Base station. I like to have my MBP automatically mount the volumes on ...
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Best way to optimise disk performance in OS X

As the question suggests, does anybody have any tips in increasing disk performance in OS X Leopard?
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No longer get expanded input menu in Leopard

For some reason, I no longer see the useful menu items in the Leopard input menu that allow you to enter any unicode character. Now I only see the keymaps I have active. How do I get the other items ...
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How do I open a file in binary/plaintext format on Mac OS X?

This is the thing bugging me. I'd like to see some of my files in binary or plaintext format, but I can't figure out how to do it for all files. I can open some image files in plaintext using ...
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Extension or setting in Firefox to change the Downloads window into a tab?

Simple problem: I'd like the Downloads window to appear as a tab in Firefox. I used to use Downloads in Tab 0.0.6 but it doesn't seem to be compatible with Firefox 3.x. Any suggestions?
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How to selectively route network traffic through VPN on Mac OS X Leopard?

I don't want to send all my network traffic down to VPN when I'm connected to my company's network (via VPN) from home. For example, when I'm working from home, I would like to be able to backup all ...
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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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Fix permissions on Mac OS X External Disk used by Time Machine?

The Short Version: After using an external disk as a Time Machine target, disk permissions are forever and always utterly ignored which causes huge problems when said disk is supposed to share ...