Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) is the 7th version of Mac OS X released on August 28th, 2009.

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Seeing remote mouse through VNC

I partially understand VNC in that I know, by default, you can only see when desktop itself and the client's mouse is shown. But, I was wondering if there is a different technology out there that ...
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TimeMachine: how to rename a folder and all its backups?

I'd like to reorganise part of my system, specifically rename the folder in which I have MacPorts installed. If I just do that without taking care of the TM backups of that directory, TM will insist ...
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os x 10.6 mac book 1.1 using dlink sharepoint

hi I keep getting "unable to load usb" while using dlink sharepoint plus application. the usb in in the usb point on my ac 1200 Dlink 802.11 router. any ideas thanks Paul
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spawning a new terminal in OSX Snow Leopard: why isn't it working properly?

I know I'm supposed to be able to type open -a Terminal . to get a new Terminal window running in the current directory. But it doesn't seem to work for me; I get this: Last login: Wed Aug 27 ...
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update git after upgrade to Mavericks

I've recently upgraded from Mac 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) to 10.9.4 (Mavericks). I had git 1.8.5.2 installed on the old system and want to update it now to the latest version. So I uninstalled git with ...
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Enable a web application on macbook to be accessed by hostname from other machines [duplicate]

I have a web application that runs on my macbook on port 3000. I want to test this on a couple of phones and looking up the ip of my macbook eachtime i want to test this is turning to be cumbersome. I ...
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PDF slideshow with notes

I have two .pdf files and they have exactly the same number of pages. I would like to show one file on the projector and another as notes for myself only on my laptop screen when presenting. The ...
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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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Macbook Pro 17" wont boot from original installation disk

I was wondering if i could get some help. I have the 17" Macbook Pro. My HDD recently failed, so i have gone and got another one and installed it, the new drive is a Corsair Force LX Sata 3 256Gb ...
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Can't find partition tab in disk utility osX ver. 10.6.8

I just got a used Mac Book Pro. I created a new admin account and deleted the old one as well as one other user. This is an older late 2007 MBP... the osX upgrade to 10.6.8 was just performed. My ...
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How to mount a CD or DVD as Read Only on Mac OS X?

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard edition. I am trying to perform a read-only mount, even though a CD-ROM is write-protected after it's being finalized. Should I use hdiutil, mount or both?
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Hard Disk Drive partation in mac

I have a Hard Disk Drive(HDD) using snow leopard . HDD device node is /dev/disk0. This disk drive has two partition containing device node /dev/disk0s2 and /dev/disk0s3. I unmount /dev/disk0s3 . Is ...
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folder icon looks like ms word document icon

I just copied a directory from a Time Machine Backup of a 2009 iMac running Snow Leopard to a 2013 14,1 iMac running Mavericks. I went into the backup via Finder, not through the Time Machine utility, ...
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Kernel Panic removing sleepenabler kext through terminal

I have been struggling for hours now. I just cant find a way to find and delete the sleep enabler kext file. I am a noob with the terminal in the installation dvd, cant get to the folders where I need ...
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noob: osx snow leopard - “launcher” icon missing from the dock

I've had my Macbook air for 3 years but never had to troubleshoot it before because nothing's ever gone wrong with it. It's running OSX 10.6 snow leopard. There always used to be an icon in the dock ...
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cannot type at command prompt in mac single user mode

I am trying to run applejack. At the bong, I press the command + s keys. The prompt comes up, but when I type, nothing happens. I have a Mac USB keyboard attached and a dynex USB mouse. I tried ...
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How do I suppress the terminal window when I launch a bash script from Spotlight?

When I run a bash script from Spotlight, a terminal window launches to execute it. The window closes when the script finishes but I'd like to prevent that window from appearing on my desktop at all. ...
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Missing previews for images ending in .C,.F, .H, I, .L, .M, .R, .S, .V, .Y

Any way to get files to create a preview that end with the filename .C,.F, .H, I, .L, .M, .R, .S, .V, .Y. When selected in the finder it has an icon preview but will not generate a preview-only shows ...
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pairing bluetooth digital speaker to mac

I just bought a Westinghouse digital bluetooth wireless speaker. Customer service doesn't know mac. Turned on bluetooth power with your help but don't know what to do now. Help please. think i need to ...
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Issue Uninstall Xcode 3.2.6 Snow Leopard

Xcode 3.2.6 is here -> /Applications/Developer/Applications/Xcode uninstall --> $ sudo Applications/Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools --mode=all Problem--> sudo: ...
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Setup restarts when trying to create a user

Recently I was given a MacBook Pro (late 2010 I believe), and asked to see if I could reset the password for it. I assumed that it would be relatively easy so decided to go ahead and give it a go. I ...
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Fix multiple user permissions recursively for one directory

I want to create a ZIP archive of a particular folder, it mainly contains photos copied from various sources gathered over multiple years. Unfortunately, the permissions are messed up. With ls I am ...
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How to change font size or use another font in Quick Look on OSX?

I would like to change text files font in Quick Look on OSX. Tried to find answers on support forums but found none.
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How to Restore Java on Snow Leopard?

I tried to install Java 7 on my Macbook running Snow Leopard following the instruction detailed here: ...
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No-execute access for file when on server but yes when on desktop

I am trying to set file permissions for an iMovie HD project file to be limited when it's on a server but have full access when it's on the user's desktop. I need to have users be able to copy a file ...
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How to install an OSX Leopard ISO on a hard drive through another mac?

I have an OLD PowerPC-based Mac G5 on which i am attempting to install OSX 10.5 Leopard. I only have an ISO and no DL DVD to burn it onto. Moreover the tower doesn't recognize an OSX installation ...
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Trying to boot OS X snow leopard from external hard drive, but not showing up as a startup disk

As the title says, I'm trying to boot from an external hard drive, but for whatever reason it isn't showing up under System Preferences>Startup Disk. I saved about 211 GB of data onto my external hard ...
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VirtualBox cannot create virtualization of Windows 8.1 under Mac OS X 10.6.8

Windows 8 is telling me that I don't have a 64-bit processor, but I do (my Macbook is a 2010 model, all of which come with 64-bit processor). "This 64-bit application couldn't load because your PC ...
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Making a multisession with protected file formats

I have done a multisession burning and have done the following steps: In Disk Utility, I have created a 256-bit encrypted CD/DVD master and have left the CD-R for future appends. In Toast Titanium, ...
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External drive has strange files “_*” appearing - culprit is maybe rsync or SMB access?

I'm using rsync to back up folders from my iMac to a WD MyBook and the process seems to leave files such as these: _0O1MN~H.MP4 _2C0X2~3.AVI _ALLYW~B.SRT _VUC69~7 The last one is the most ...
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Snow Leopard server has no entries in named.log

Well technically there is one entry every day: Oct 23 00:30:04 macserver newsyslog[54439]: logfile turned over But there are no entires for actual DNS traffic, Settings has Log Level at ...
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add more RAM or time to get a new computer [closed]

I use a Mac Pro with dual 2.4 Ghz quad-core Xeon processors. The machine has 6 GB of DDR2-667 RAM and two 500 GB drives in RAID 0. I am running OSX Snow Leopard because newer versions of OSX are not ...
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Macports and Fink - co-exist OK?

I have a Mac with OS 10.6.8 and with Fink currently installed. I would like install Macports and use that as well. Is there any reason I should not do this ? What risks are involved ?
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Recovering unused space in filevault

I tried the suggestion of running hdiutil compact *.sparseimage from the appropriate su account. The compact started, and then informed me that it had recovered 0 bytes of a possible 561GB. So, I am ...
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Numpy Module not working…wrong architecture

My Bash profile looks like this : export PYTHONPATH=/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/7.3/lib/python2.7/site-packages My error looks like this import numpy Traceback (most recent call ...
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bash tab completion is showing commands instead of files and folders

I used chmod to make some scripts executable, and now my bash shell is tab-autocompleting all available commands. How can I make it go back to completing just files / folders in the current folder?
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Can't get internet access on Mac OS X 10.6 virtual machine

I am currently trying to get internet access on my Mac OS X 10.6 virtual machine. I am running Windows 8 as the host OS and using VmWare Workstation 10. I have created the VM using an ISO image of Mac ...
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How do you close MacShellBundle in an application that is in the trash?

I am trying to permanently delete Zumo Drive from my computer, which is running OSX 10.6.8. I have removed ZumoDrive.app from the Applications folder and moved it to the trash. When I attempt to ...
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Disable recent Chrome zoom control/panel

MacOSX Snow Leopard, current version of Chrome For the past few months, Chrome responds to a zoom request (Command +) by putting up a small "panel" or popup in the top right of its window. That ...
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Where can I get a version of Xcode that will run on 10.6.8 (the current version nolonger supports 10.6)?

Where can I get a version of Xcode that will run on 10.6.8 (the current version nolonger supports 10.6)? I tried inserting the original 10.6.8 Install disk in my laptop but it just pops back out ...
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Change black to some other color when printing?

I'm printing a reference for something that I will trace. However, the outline is colored black and our printer's black ink is out. So what I want to do is replace black with another color (e.g. ...
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Why would there be an ifconfig listing en2 with 169.254.x.x on OSX 10.6.8?

Web browsing was becoming very slow, after trying in two different places (home,starbucks). I was looking at ifconfig output and everything I found reasons for, lo0 gif0 stf0, except for one of the ...
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Empty “open recent” menu in Xcode 4.6.3

So there's nothing in "open recent" and it always have been this way. I tried to "defaults write com.apple.Xcode NSRecentDocumentsLimit -int 10" (and with the other name). In settings->general ...
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Can i install original Mac OS in my windows? [closed]

Currently i'm using windows 7 home premium and my laptop processor is i5 with 8GB RAM and 640GB hard Disk. I wanna install the original Mac OS snow leopard 10.6.8 without using virtual machine. But I ...
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Time Machine backs up symbolic links that haven't changed

Lately I've noticed that my Time Machine backups are taking a very long time. I recently replaced my boot drive, and I thought the problem might have been due to the way I reconnected the drive to the ...
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Freezing, disk i/o problems iMac

I have a desktop iMac with Snow Leopard installed on it. Every few minutes, I get freezing and "kernel disk0s2: I/O Error" in my console. I did some research, and found that my hard drive (a WD I ...
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What is an easy way for users to remotely change their passwords on mac os x snow leopard servers?

I have been entrusted with our little snow leopard server. It is supposed to work as an FTP server - and does (hooray). Now, I have given the six or so people in our team usernames and passwords to ...
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OSX mouse moves randomly

Some data points By moving randomly, I mean the mouse cursor will occasionally move without user interaction. It looks more like a random jump. It does not randomly click (luckily...). I haven't ...
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MAMP PRO won't execute PHP files?

For some reason, PHP files display as plain text in the browser when I browse locally via MAMP PRO. I looked through the PHP settings and there doesn't seem to be anything there that would affect ...
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How to recover data on a Mac Pro OS X Snow Leopard

I will probably have to replace my hard drive. I have a disk that will restore files (from a previous HD replacement), but the technicians didn't supply me with the serial number, so I can't use it. ...