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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Snow Leopard 10.6.8 — Short freezes all the time

I have a Macbook white (2010) and I'm facing an annoying thing since I'd bought it. I've already re-installed the system some times, but the fact is that I got short freezes for 2-3 seconds when ...
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How to access “in progress word count” for Mac Microsoft Word 2008

Word ordinarily counts the number of words in a document as you type, easily allowing you to keep track of how far you are into an assignment and bookmarking sections. A recent program update has ...
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Spotlight Privacy List

On my Macbook Pro, I am booting from the internal drive for personal stuff and from an external disk for work. Both run Snow Leopard. When I boot from the external/work drive, I want to exclude my ...
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keeping Snow Leopard's directory timestamps when extracting a tar in Mountain Lion

I have a directory in a Snow Leopard box that looks something like: MyDir/ file1 SubDir1/ file2 SubDir2/ file3 I created an encrypted archive of it (still in Snow ...
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OS X Snow Leopard in Virtual Box fails to boot after software update

I installed a copy of Snow Leopard on a virtual drive in a Windows 7 host. It has been working fairly well in the past few days. I decided to install the updates for OS X and now it is stuck at the ...
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Homebrew MySQL error: ERROR 1018 (HY000): Can't read dir of '.' (errno: 13)

I have installed MySQL using Homebrew on my Snow Leopard Mac OS 10.6. I have run through the commands that it mentions: unset TMPDIR mysql_install_db --verbose --user=`whoami` --basedir="$(brew ...
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In Snow Leopard, how to prevent other users of my machine from seeing my files?

How do I setup users on my MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard) such that the along with having different work spaces, each user has secured folders and files from other users?
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Can't install Snow Leopard on new hard-drive on iMac 21.5" (mid 2010)

I got a iMac from a friend and it originally had mountain lion. I was able to login and use it like normal for about 3-4 times. Then it won't log me at all. I got apple and some other experts and was ...
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Remove page numbers for one section in Word 2011?

I am running Microsoft Word 2011 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, and am editing a .docx Word document created with it. I would like my title page to be without page numbers, so I added a "Section Break (Next ...
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Why does OS X Snow Leopard have two hosts files?

I noticed that OS X has two hosts files: /private/etc/hosts and /etc/hosts. What is the difference between them? I was attempting to modify my iMac's hosts file in Terminal and tried the usual sudo ...
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“sync” content via filename

Okay, well I've uploaded 5 gigs of images to Dropbox, and those are directly off the camera. In another country, my friend with rubbish internet (whom retrieved a CD containing the images) copied ...
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bzip2 randomly launches on OS X 10.6.8

Is there an application for OS X that will let me view what parent process is launching bzip2? It randomly opens up and eats a massive amount of CPU so it sorta lags the computer. I'm not sure what's ...
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How to delete a downloaded OS X automatic update?

I'm running 10.6.5 and do not want to upgrade. Software Update has conveniently downloaded a 1.09 GB update that I have no interest in installing - it is downloaded but is sitting dormant - but I ...
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only .m4a files are able to be played with MPD 0.17 on os x snow leopard

I set up an MPD server on my iMac with Snow Leopard and the database displays my music collection correctly but in MPDroid and Theremin I am only able to select the .m4a files. I can see /mp3 files ...
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Word template necessary for multiple users?

I have created a document in MS Word using a company-standard template to define many paragraph and character styles. This document now needs to be passed around to multiple (non-company) co-authors ...
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Remove slight margin at bottom of screen in snow leopard

So on snowleopard, the maxed out window size almost fills the whole screen, except for a slight margin at the very bottom that is only a few pixels. Is there any way to override this or somehow make ...
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Installing & running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion from an external hard drive onto my Snow Leopard Macbook Pro?

I am currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard on my late 2010 Macbook Pro. I am perfectly fine with running Snow Leopard at present, but I feel I may be missing out on features or indeed updates ...
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Restore OS X 10.6

I do not like Mountain Lion because some of my paid old software will not run. Is there a way I downgrade back to OS X 10.6 if I don't have the original install disks and I did not take a single Time ...
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Cannot delete attribute file in mac os X

Suddenly some *attributes files started to appeared in the trash folder of my mac os x (snow leopard). The problem is I can't delete them. // 1. See there is a file with an invalid name MAC:libs ...
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How to upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 to Mountain Lion?

My Mac died and I needed to reinstall. I tried to restore from my Time Machine backup, but that also crashes for me (no idea why). So I've reinstalled OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and ran all the updates, ...
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Can't Start Apache on on Snow Leopard. “libphp5.so requires version 13.0.0 or later, but libjpeg.8.dylib provides version 9.0.0”

To cut a long story short, I was trying to compile and get ImageMagick working on my Mac running Snow Leopard. One thing led to another and now I am stuck with the following error message when I try ...
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Setting up BIND on OSX, which of these default port configurations is preferrable?

I'm following the instructions here on how to set up BIND on OSX, and I've got as far as this point (not very far then!) Watch out! The rndc-confgen utility is extremely handy for generating new ...
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command to convert pdf to eps with no loss in resolution

I want to convert a .pdf file to an .eps file of the same resolution on a unix based machine. If I use "pdf2ps file.pdf file.eps" the resulting .eps image is not the same as the .pdf image. Colors ...
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Setting caps lock key to CTRL but still function as caps lock if I press for long enough in Mac OS X

If possible I would like something similar to this: http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/4815/31313 Basically a simple script that detects when I'm in tmux, if I am change the CAPS lock key to be a CTRL ...
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Missing HD space OSX. I have emptied the trash (of course)

I have an external HD called "Macintosh HD". It use to be my main drive and has since became my backup. I deleted some music from Macintosh HD (about 20GB worth) which went into the trash. Then with ...
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MacBook running Snow Leopard does not remember WEP password

I have a MacBook Pro5,5 running OS X 10.6.4. I can connect to a certain WLAN using AirPort with a WEP password successfully, but the password is not remembered after each disconnection. What's more, ...
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Word pagination - excessive gap

I am working on my resume on my Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) and Microsoft Word 2011. On the second page of the resume is a gap such that I can't pull up the rest of my work history to the top of the ...
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Java 7 update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

Is it possible to update my iMac running OS X Snow Leopard to Java 7? I'm just a user, not a developer, and I need Java 7 to access data from a website that I frequently use. I'm afraid to plunge ...
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Is this a bug in top?

This command line: top -l 3 -n 10 -o "vprvt" For some reason there are two processes that consistently creep up in the second sample's output regardless of their actual VPRVT size, and they do not ...
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cd into an application [closed]

Mystery solved... [nemo@Saturn.local /Applications/AppsUser/System]$ ls -l | grep ExpanDrive -rw-r--r--@ 1 nemo admin 0 Nov 16 2010 ExpanDrive.app [nemo@Saturn.local ...
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Not enough space on external HD to back up Time Machine, why?

I have a 1.5TB external HARD DRIVE that I am using for time machine to back up my 500GB internal HD of my IMAC operating snow leopard. When up I try to start Time Machine it tells me it failed ...
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Cannot change default path to php on OS X Snow Leopard

I have installed MAMP on OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and I want to change the default path for PHP. I tried both of the answers on this question, and on this question, and in this thread but when I'm ...
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Macbook started to consume battery more quickly

This seemed to happen after I did several things at once (all of which I have since reversed in trying to track this down): installed a (Crucial M4) SSD drive (replacing my old SATA 5400 RPM drive), ...
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Mac dock suddenly changed appearance

Randomly my Mac OSX dock just dropped down, then when it came back up it had changed from the default 3D dock to this: I have searched google for hours and no one else seems to have this issue? Is ...
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Recover completely erased mac [closed]

So I complelety erased my Mac. I was trying to do a clean install up to Ubuntu from Leopard and I used Disk Utility from another Mac while this one was in Target Disk Mode. Now I haev a blank screen ...
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Bring OSX terminal to front after command finishes

I'm looking for a way for the terminal to get my attention after a command finishes. Something like this: $ ./lengthy_command.sh ; focus_terminal Is there any easy way to do that on Snow Leopard?
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Default or fink python and lxml under 10.6.8

Ah, confusion. I'm trying to install a python library called lxml as needed by a python script. I've been through numerous SU quesitons and answers. I haven't been able to make much progress. I run ...
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Can I use the Snow Leopard install discs to recover a Mountain Lion Time Machine backup onto a new hard drive?

I'd like to install a new SSD into my 15" mid 2010 MacBook Pro which is currently running Mountain Lion. Previously when I have changed the hard drive I've been able to recover the system using its ...
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Where are Adium logs located?

I have Adium installed on my Mac (10.6.8) but cannot find the chat transcripts stored anywhere. I am able to view them in Adium, but, I do not have a folder /Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0 ...
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How to upgrade PHP on Mac OS X

So i did simple thing: php -i | head ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-snmp make sudo make install But phpinfo() still showing me 5.3.15. Here some results of investigations: PHP_BINDIR = /usr/bin ...
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Are there processes that are *not* listed in Activity Monitor? If so, how can I get info on them?

I am running SL on my Macbook pro (model 8,1) with 4GB RAM. As it is right now I have only iTerm2, QuickSilver and Activity Monitor running (and a couple of daemons in the background e.g. Dropbox and ...
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Gamepad constantly triggers “Hat 0 Up” on PCSX-R? - OS X

I can use the controller no problem with Windows but when I use it on OS X (Snow Leopard) in PCSX-R, it constantly triggers the Hat 0 Up key. This is via the DFInput plugin v1.2.0. Can anybody point ...
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Can I install OS X Mountain Lion on my Mac Mini?

My Mac Mini configuration is Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini3,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: ...
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Java command not found in OS X Snow Leopard — where can I get it?

When I type java -version in terminal, I get Command Not Found What can I do?
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Problems running CrossOver on a mac

i just downloaded CrossOver on my iMac running OSX Snow Leopard. however when i open it, it shows me this error message: whats going on, and how can i fix this? the console errors look like this (i ...
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running .exe programs on Mac OSX

My question is actually fairly simple: is there any way i could run windows programs (for example PC games) on my iMac? (i am currently running OSX Snow Leopard). I know about things like VirtualBox ...
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How do I stop scripts from accessing the mouse wheel in Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 16.0.2 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, including the NoScript 2.5.9 plugin. Sometimes when browsing, a web site will have an embedded map or the like within it, and when scrolling down the page ...
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How do I hide files like .DS_Store in only one folder on Mac OS X Snow Leopard to optimize Google Drive?

I have all my folders visible right now in Snow Leopard. I just put an alias to Google Drive app on my desktop and immediately copied some files over that synced correctly. Now, I notice that '.icon' ...
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Why is my Application's Icon grayed out in OS X Lion?

In the Applications folder on OS X I have a few programs that are "grayed out": I tried running Repair Disk Permissions in the Disk Utility but it doesn't fix this. I tried looking at the ...
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Can't mount dmg image as read/write

Hello I've downloaded a bootable .iso image that I'd like to write to an USB stick under OSX (10.6). I've converted the image with the command hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ./X15-65804.img ...