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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Mac OS X application to sync a folder to another disk in real time

Do you guys know any software that can reproduce the entire tree of directories under a certain directory to another disk and keep it update in real-time on Mac OS X? A kind of mirror RAID, but ...
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Fixing bad sectors on Apple Snow Leopard

I'm running Snow Leopard and have found some bad sectors on my hard drive. Looks like I'm in need of a fix here. How do I go about fixing these bad sectors? Is there a program or tool that I can use ...
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Building a Mac/PC Network in a Dorm with Network Restrictions

I have been a Windows XP user for the last few years, but I recently bought a 15'' MacBook Pro for research purposes. I would like to set up a no-hassle Mac/PC Network at home so that I can access the ...
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How to I use Apple Script to change the keyboard layout on Snow Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switch TO specific input source I want to do something like: set keyboard layout to 'QWERTY' or something like that.
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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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Acronis to backup/restore Macbook Pro

I have Macbook Pro with SL and Bootcamped Windows7 installed as dual boot. I wonder if anyone used Acronis True Image Home or other products to have a backup of all disk, including SL and Windows7 ...
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Differences between /usr/bin/login and /usr/bin/bash

Terminal.app has the setting "Shells open with:" with the option "Default login shell (/usr/bin/login)", and "Command (complete path)" that by default contains "/usr/bin/bash". The dafault option for ...
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Is there a way to hide Terminal.app's credentials (prompt text)?

I lose too many columns in my terminal because of the credentials ( Victor-Rodriguess-MacBook-Pro:~ victorrodrigues$ ). Could I shrink this? The only information I see as really needed sometimes for ...
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Snow Leopard doesn't like dnsmasq?

My Macbook running Snow Leopard cannot resolve some hosts on my local network (which has a local DNS server). Running nslookup and dig works (they get the expected address from the expected server). ...
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How to remove trailing whitespace from file extensions and folders snow?

How can I remove trailing whitespace from file extensions and folders in snow leopard ? Ideally I would be able to run a single command within a directory that would search and remove for all files ...
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Associate a file extension with an app in Snow Leopard

How do you associate a filetype with a certain application in Snow Leopard? Apparently this is different than the last 20 years of Mac operating systems because every article I find about Leopard or ...
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Deleting a single file from the trash in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

In earlier versions of Mac OS X one could delete a file from the trash by opening a terminal window and typing rm ~/.Trash/file_i_want_to_delete. See this previous post. Unlike earlier versions in ...
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Can't Install Xcode on OS X Snow Leopard

I have tried 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 4.0.2, 4.2 etc and I get an install error immediately after providing credentials. I provide username, password. I am admin. Then I get The "Installation Failed" error: ...
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DNS lookup fails but nslookup works

I have DNS lookup problems on my internal network. I'm using an internal DNS server with the IP 192.168.1.254. If I use nslookup everything works like it should: >hawk:~ user$ nslookup ...
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How do I force QuickTime to open on a second monitor?

When I launch a movie in QuickTime I'd like for it to always open up on my second display (not the default primary one). I'm actually opening the movie via AppleScript from iTunes so an applescript ...
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Will I be able to upgrade my Snow Leopard developer seed to final, or will I have to re-install?

I have been a developer for a long time. I am deciding when to just use Snow Leopard as my primary operating system, now or after it is released to the public. In the past I have always had a separate ...
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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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Can I do a fresh install of Snow Leopard from external DVD drive?

The optical drive in my macbook (aluminum late 2008) is broken totally. Instead of buying a new drive, I'm planning to install a SSD on that bay. I'll also buy an external DVD drive (connects with ...
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An Immediate RSS Reader

Does anyone knows a RSS reader that checks updates constantly, or at least each 10 seconds or so? (Maybe 30 seconds…) The maximum rate Mail checks RSS is 30 minutes, which is ridiculous. It's not an ...
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Is it possible to change the background behind the OS X login box screen saver unlock?

I have my Mac configured to require a password when it goes to sleep or when the screen saver comes on. When I wake it up I'm presented with a login box and the screen behind it is flat black. I would ...
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Unmount a volume as soon as its inserted if its name is “XYZ”

I have a USB modem which is mounted as say XYZ(which contains the Dialer Software and Readme) when its inserted. In order to connect using it, I have to eject it and then connect it using ppp dialer. ...
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Does Mac OS X need an antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Anti Virus Software needed for a Mac (OS X); If so free solution? Should people running OS X get antivirus software?
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How Do I Keep Snow Leopard From Showing the Soft Keyboard When Asking for a Password?

Ever since I upgraded to Snow Leopard on my Mac, it insists on showing me the soft keyboard when it asks for a password. It wouldn't be too bad if it dissappeared afterward, but no. It stays there ...
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Exposé in 10.6: When exposing “Application Windows”, how do you show only the windows in the current space?

In Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, If you activate the "Application Windows" Exposé function, it will show all of that applications windows, whether they're in the current Space or not. Is there a way to ...
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Can I write Japanese on my trackpad?

I see Mac OS 10.6 has a new Chinese character input via the trackpad. This looks really cool, but I can't find a detailed description of it, so I'm not sure if I can use it. Can I use it to enter ...
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Logitech G5 2007 Edition with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, 5th button not invoking Exposé

I'm using a Logitech G5 2007 Edition mouse with my Mac. I've had it since Tiger, and everything has worked fine. I use the 4th button (the back arrow button) to show all windows in Exposé and I use ...
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How Will Mac OS X Snow Leopard Upgrade Work?

I am relatively new to Mac OS X. I got my MacBook in January, and I have never experienced a new version of the operating system. I am wondering if I should simply upgrade my install to Snow Leopard. ...
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X11.app (on SnowLeopard) won't start

Today I discovered that X11.app no longer works on my Mac. I'm not sure when this happened. I think it's been several weeks since I last used an X11 application. By "no longer works" I mean it does ...
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Create a local DNS TLD for development

I do a lot of web dev, mainly RoR and PHP, I've got a VMs which holds my dev environments and handling multiple clients on them is a pain. With PHP you just create a subdir, but with RoR it's a little ...
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Installing MacPorts on Snow Leopard

I installed MacPorts from the DMG package at http://www.macports.org/install.php After installing it I tried to use it and get this: dlopen(/opt/local/share/macports/Tcl/macports1.0/MacPorts.dylib, ...
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How can I create a virtual disk/filesystem?

I'm testing an iPhone application and need to test its behaviour when storage space is low or the disk is full. This is fiddly to test on a device and ideally I'd like to be able to test with the ...
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Mac OS X in VirtualBox

I want to buy the MAC OS X operating system from Amazon and wanted to know if it can be install in VirtualBox with Linux as the host machine?
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Analyze Disk Usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Need an app that tells about file & folder sizes Suggestions for a tool that can analyze my Disk Usage and sort them in order of usage? I am running Mac OS X 10.6
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iTunes OS X full system crash cont'd: is a bad media file the culprit? How do I isolate it?

THE ANSWER — NO SOLUTION It seems that this is a (hardware?) bug with the Intel iMacs and Mac Minis, as I discovered in this thread on Apple Support (which admittedly wasn't easy to find with that ...
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OS X resets Perferred Startup OS / Partition

So I bought a MacBook Pro and because I prefer it, and need it I have Windows 7(x64) installed using BootCamp. My problem is that on the rare occasions that I boot into OS X it changed OS X to be the ...
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Choose language for Mac OS X

When starting the program, among other things, it checks the Language and Text setting for Mac OS X and determines the language for work. "If the program supports language, standing first in the list, ...
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Can the OS X unlock panel trigger a login hook similar to loginwindow?

I'd like to automatically run a shell script every time I authenticate onto my computer. However, all the info I can find about loginhook and Global LoginItems applies only when authenticating to ...
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Selectively routing traffic via ethernet or wifi, with proper DNS (Mac OS X 10.6)

When I'm at work, I access various intranet pages as well as the wider Internet through ethernet. However, the company LAN blocks some ports (e.g. Google Calendar). I can get to those through WiFi. ...
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Switch between Single and Dual-Monitor output

is there a way to switch between single and dual monitor view on my macbook pro running mac os x leopard? Maybe a shortcut or something? To be more detailed: I'm running mac os x on a laptop. ...
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Resizing Windows 7 bootcamp partition

I've installed Windows 7 on my Mac using bootcamp but stupidly only allocated it 25gb which isn't enough once I've installed Visual Studio and other stuff. I was able to shrink the Mac partition ...
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Snow Leopard not reading NTFS

I just upgraded a brand new Macbook Pro that I bought with 10.5 installed to Snow Leopard. After doing the upgrade I am trying to access NTFS partitions on my external hard drive but they are just ...
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Snow Leopard on Core Duo

The first run of MacBook Pros have Core Duo processors, whereas all the ones after that have Core 2 Duos. Apple says Snow Leopard only requires an Intel processor, but will a first-gen MacBook Pro get ...
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What is Rosetta and why doesn't Snow Leopard include it by default?

Since I repaved my MacBook with Snow Leopard this morning, I was about to reinstall one of the applications I use, Adobe Flex Builder 3. When I opened FB3's installer, the following was displayed: ...
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mod_rewrite problems in sandbox: Mac OSX 10.6.6 Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.15 OpenSSL/0.9.8l DAV/2 PHP/5.3.3

greetings earthlings, I develop sites on a mac and have been trying to get mod_rewrite to work unsuccessfully. I have it working at my hosting provider just fine but really need it local to ...
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How to check hardware compatibility for Mac Mini before upgrading to Snow Leopard?

I am using a Mac Mini (having a light white logo – an older Mac Mini model). It is using Leopard 10.5.8. I want to upgrade to 10.6.8. I want to check is it possible to install? If it is possible, ...
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Mac has wrong keyboard layout

I have a Mac mini with Snow Leopard installed. It have a blue tooth keyboard. This keyboard is a Swiss-German keyboard with all the necessary special characters on it. I have two problems with this ...
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How do I monitor network activity on my Mac 10.6?

I need to know which applications are accessing the internet on my Mac. I want to know how much data they uploaded and downloaded. I got a steep 3G bill this month because some stupid app is ...
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How do I fix my dead keys in Snow Leopard?

My problem is whenever I type quotes on Snow Leopard 10.6.4, it waits for the next character typed, and turns it into another character instead of just typing quotes. example: [shift] + " a results ...
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Cannot delete invisible files on OSX

I have no items on my desktop in finder. When I enter the "ls" command in terminal at my desktop, two mysterious invisible files pop up: ~$Revised_December_EOM_Report-2.xlsx ~$Revised December EOM ...
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rm'd dirs in Users/home/ reappear in OSX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop Mac OS from re-creating ~/Pictures, ~/Music, or ~/Public Hi, I su'd to root and deleted some stock directories in my home folder such as Documents, Music, Pictures ...