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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Can't connect to my Samba server

I can't seem to connect to my Samba server on my Mac anymore. It used to work perfectly fine, but I recently changed my internet service provider and I think that may be an issue. I say that because ...
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Why won't Thunderbird shutdown? Instead it hangs?

This issue seems to have been floating around for a long time on various support forums, but I've yet to find a definitive resolution. I've upgraded Mozilla Thunderbird at least once or twice without ...
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install lxml 2.3 with python 3.2 on osx 10.6.8

I tried many times but still can not figure out how to install lxml into python 3.2 I'm using mac osx 10.6.8, gcc version 4.2.1 I install lxml using the following command python3.2 setup.py build ...
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Local DNS server on OS X with no network connection

I've got a local DNS server running, with an entry in etc/resolver/gm.local to make *.gm.local use this local DNS server (which in turn just points everything to localhost). This works fine when I ...
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OSX: Installing Custom PHP Binaries

I've been doing alot of research and trying to figure out why I have this "older" version of PHP on my Mac (Snow Leopard). I tried MAMP, and it's cool if you just want a *AMP stack and not much ...
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How to install spanish dictionary for ispell Emacs in OS X

I am trying to install the spanish dictionary for ispell, espa~nol 1.11. The most up-to-date source I was able to find is from the ispanish package at ...
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Gem procress as Terminal title

I run Snow Leopard and I use the Terminal for Rails development. If you do web development, you would realize that regardless of the gems being run, your terminal name switches from bash to ruby. ...
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Granting Java and file access to a trusted program

When I log into a vpn for work It always asks to grant it file access rights. It also asks for to use or access Java (3 times). I rust the program, can I give automatic or permanent rights to such ...
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Google Notifier hangs on sign-in, must be force-quit (Mac OS X)

OS X 10.6.7 and GN 1.10.7. It was working fine. Then suddenly it started hanging whenever I tried to sign in, regardless of which account. Just gives me the spinning loading icon (not spinning ...
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Backup with Time Machine on WD My Book live fails

Directly after buying this baby I had no problems using the built-in Time Machine compatibility. Then the problems began. Back then I wasn’t able to associate an application directly with the failing ...
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Snow Leopard screen sharing slow to connect

My snow leopard (10.6.7) suddenly refused to connect to another mac (snow leopard 10.6.4) through screen sharing. There is no change except the installation of the latest security update. If I ...
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How I restore Apache to a usable state from a time machine backup?

I have just restored a time machine backup to a new Macbook Pro. Everything seems to work fine apart from Apache. I am a PHP developer so have a custom setup but use the stock apache install with a ...
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Can't browse windows network from OSX

Here's the situation: I've got a Windows PC (running Win 7) that I want to be able to see from my Mac (running Snow Leopard). I've been through all the tutorials about how to get it working, and I ...
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How to remove the scrollbar in Terminal.app on Mac OS X 10.6?

If there is a way. I know iTerm2 has it.
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How to install Ultraviolet gem with Ruby 1.9.2 on Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

I am trying to install the Ultraviolet gem on my Mac but am getting errors. It tries to install oniguruma as a dependency which (to my understanding) is not needed since Ruby 1.9 includes the ...
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Using iMovie, is there a way to “blur out” a section of video

I want to edit a movie file, but blur out or cover up a certain spot on the screen for a few seconds. Is there a way to do this?
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Remote Desktop Connection: Snow Leopard to WIndows XP

I'm trying to make a remote desktop connection from my Macbook at home (running Snow Leopard) to my Windows XP machine at work. The two computers are on entirely different networks. I log into my ...
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Mac OS X Themes Manager

does anyone know what a good client for changing/managing themes in Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard? I was looking at a few, but it seems that ShapeShifter doesn't work with Leopard's new themeing ...
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Problem playing multiple files in MPlayer OSX Extended

I have certain video files setup to be opened by MPlayer OSX Extended by default. If I click on one of these files, and the video finishes playing, then when I click on another file, it won't play. I ...
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UFS as a shared partition between Linux and Mac OS?

I see that (i) you can't boot from a UFS disk with Snow Leopard, and (ii) Disk Utility doesn't allow UFS partitions to be created. Why the aloofness? Is UFS still a reasonable choice of shared ...
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Connecting Windows 7 to a Snow Leopard 10.6.5 shared folder

I'm trying to connect from a Windows 7 computer to a Snow Leopard 10.6.5 without find a way to do it. I easily access to my shared folders in Windows from Snow Leopard but I can't do viceversa. In ...
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How to make Win7 guest in Parallels 5 use Mac media keyboard shortcuts

I am using a Mac Pro as my host machine with Windows 7 64-bit running as a guest in Parallels 5. My issue is that I do not like iTunes and prefer running foobar2000 in Windows, however by doing this I ...
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Snow Leopard External Mouse Half Works

I have a Unibody Macbook Pro with the latest version of Snow Leopard. I often use the laptop with an external mouse, monitor, and keyboard. I have had this configuration for a few years and only in ...
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Is there a 64bit version of Qmaster

I just noticed that all of the qmaster stuff on my mac is 32 bit. Software update doesn't have any information about newer versions though. Was this package dropped by Apple or are there 64 bit ...
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Set up a password policy that has a maximum failed login attempts and a reset after a certain period of time

I asked this on the apple stack exchange site, but since the tumble weeds couldn't answer my question I will ask it here. I tried using pwpolicy to set this up. I was able to set up ...
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How to manual re-partition OS X drive to install Windows 7

There are 2 500GB hard drives. Can I only install Windows 7 on the startup disk? Or can I make the other one 'Master Boot Record'? What format should be chosen?
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The OS X firewall causes certain applications to hang, only while AirPort is connected. How do I find the cause of this problem?

I'm experiencing three strange problems on OS X (Snow Leopard), which only appear while I am connected to a wireless network over Airport. The "Security" tab in System Preferences takes about 1 ...
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Problem to start Myst IV on Mac OS 10.6

And thanks for your instructions to install Myst IV on Mac OS 10.6. I follow all steps, the installation was successful, but I can't start the game. I have always the same message "Myst4 a quitté de ...
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OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4 “Ghost Servers” Cannot Be Removed

I have several "instances" of a "ghost" server appearing in my Finder window. They appear to be duplicates of the computer I am working on (my iMac). I can't find a way to remove them from the list, ...
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iCal versus 'propose new meeting time'

We've got iCal talking to Exchange. When someone uses Outlook to send a 'propose alternative meeting time,' iCal (and Mail) pay no attention. Is there a solution? Mail version is 4.3. iCal version is ...
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Mac OSX 10.6 applications unable to store credentials in keychain

For some reason, all applications are no longer able to store credentials in the login keychain. This applies to Mail, Echofon (twitter), iDisk/MobileMe. I have run Keychain Access and created a new ...
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Disappearing Arial on 2 Macs

I noticed that Safari started rendering common web pages in a funny manner on two different Macs that I have. One is a Macbook Pro and the other a Mac Pro desktop. Yahoo and Google would appear all ...
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Setting up an Exchange account on Snow Leopard

I am trying to setup an Exchange account in the Mail application on Snow Leopard. I've set it up on my iPhone and it works perfectly. However, I am unable to do so in the Mail app. I've entered all ...
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Mac Disk Utility converting MAC OS Journaled partition to NTFS-3G

I am trying to install the Mac OS on my partition. In the setup, when I try to format that partition using the Journaled method, it erases it successfully. But when I select the partition, it shows me ...
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How to disable Expose slow mode animation in Snow Leopard?

This tip describes how to disable the "slow mode" animation for expose, which is normally performed by holding down shift when you invoke expose. However, the fix described in that tip doesn't seem ...
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How to blacklist a problem Wi-Fi access point by MAC address in Mac OS X

So I am a small Mac-user cog in a larger Windows-based network machine. The network here works fine for most everyone else (on PCs), but I have random timeouts and issues with the Wi-Fi. Luckily, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...