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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the easiest way to turn off the wifi connection in my home at night? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable internet access at night on the router? I have teenagers who stay up all night and skype with their friends on their laptops. Is there a way I can turn ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.