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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iPhoto 7 - upgrade to Snow Leopard -> no video playback

iPhoto 7.1.5 - working faithfully in 10.4 and 10.5, suddenly has forgotten how to play video after an upgrade to 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Apple's solution for iPhoto 08 is to install a newer version of ...
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Sounds and music not working in one user account

On my Mac, in one user account (I use several) I don't get any sound in videos or when playing music. The system signal sounds (like when turning volume up) are working. Everything else is normal ...
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OSX - what would cause a d.txt file to contain all my Terminal history to appear in my homedir?

I was working when I noticed a file in my homedir called d.txt. It contained all of my iPython work I'd been doing in the last hour or so. Is this something that my Terminal app did, or something that ...
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Launchd WatchPaths does not respond to changes but only mounted files and disks

I'm running Snowleopard 10.6.8 on a Macmini server and I want this server to execute a script whenever a file or folder is inserted/edited or deleted from a specified folder. Since I'd like this ...
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Changing OS X 10.6.8 mouse pointer

I wish to know if there is any way to change OS X 10.6.8 cursor. I want to change it to "Hello Kitty" cursor, don't ask why, not my mac:) Is it possible? How? What kind of cursor files are accepted?
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Change OS X partition to Mac OS Extended Journaled without reformatting?

I have a machine running OS X 10.5.8, and am upgrading it to Snow Leopard, and then Lion. Snow Leopard requires a Journaled partition, but the partition the OS is running on now is Mac OS Extended — ...
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New to Mac, can't delete files from NTFS drive

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to use USB under OS X on my iMac. I have just got my first ever iMac and am frustrated with using my USB drive. I had previously converted this drive's ...
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Change Pseudo-Function Keys to Show/Hide Application

On my macbook air, the F5 key is un-assigned. So in Sparrow I set that key to hide/show Sparrow. Basically I have a dedicated F key to look at my inbox then hide it again to go back to my work. My ...
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Disable logout after x minutes in OSX 10.6.8

Every time we change the setting on an iMac running 10.6.8 to not log out after X number of minutes the preference seems to reset to log out after 55 minutes. We don't want the computer to log out as ...
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How to create .profile file and where it should be saved

Iam very new to Mac OS X 10.6.2 ,i want to create java_home and path. I find that those will be defined in .profile file, how can i create it and where should it be created.
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Self Built MacVim on OSX 10.6 doesn't open a GUI window

I've noticed the MacVim downloads page has stopped uploading pre-compiled snapshots for OSX 10.6 (only 10.7 is supported now, with 10.6 considered LEGACY). I'm still using 10.6 and wanted to build it ...
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Make and Xcode for OS X Snow Leopard

I have OS X Snow Leopard and I need install make (this exists in Xcode). I don't have the DVD to install though. On the Xcode page I don't find an old version of Xcode. How I can get an old ...
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Mac OS X change of modifier keys depending on current application

I would like to swap the control key with the command key, but only while in a given application. I saw this but it works globally. This seems also to work on a global level, although I am not as ...
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how do you clear apple/mac install program files?

I installed a 30-day "test drive" of QuarkXpress, but got pulled in to other projects and didn't have time to test it. I now need to test it, but the 30 days are up. So I want to install the "test ...
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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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Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: Mac OSX when installing ImageMagick

I am trying to install imagemagick and on my snow leopard MacOSX with homebrew. when i run: sudo brew install imagemagick it breaks at this point with the following error log. ld: warning: ...
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Edit .bash_profile in OS X

How do I edit the bash_profile? I've tried using the command chflags but it shows the error [Error writing. Bash_profile: Operation not permitted] I'm using OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
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How can I prevent all windows of an app coming to the front when switching?

Let's say I have applications A and B running, with windows A1, A2, B1, B2. On Windows, I can switch to B1, then A1, and see the two side by side. On Mac (Snow Leopard), when I switch to A1, it also ...
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Blank Terminal (no response) on Mac

I've seen numerous cases of this all over the internet, and the solution is (optionally: Do _ and then) reboot. The reboot is the only necessary step, but I'd like to remove that step (find the root ...
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How to remove leading whitespace from file and folder names?

How to remove leading whitespace from file and folder names? (I'm running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.) As provided below by @Lri I was able to remove trailing whitespace using this: #!/bin/bash ...
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OSX AFP authentication

I've enabled file sharing (AFP) on my iMac so that I can access it via our MacBook. I've also created a directory ~/shared/family that I have shared to specific user accounts. When I use the Finder ...
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OS X Can't Access Netatalk Shares

In my home network, I have a server running Ubuntu 10.4, configured to share files to my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with Netatalk and Avahi. It was working like a charm until one day it ...
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Adjust base volume on a MacOSX

Currently when using headphones on my MacBook Pro the volume goes from completely silent at 0 bars fairly loud at 1 bar (6%) very loud at 2 bars (13%) and everything above is painful. (Unless I for ...
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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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Spotlight calculator doesn't work (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)

In the last few days the spotlight's calculator doesn't work. It will search and return results, but not the numerical one. I found only several references to this type of problem, all dealing with ...
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How to prevent a .command file from showing window when it runs on OSX Lion?

If you have a .command file on your desktop containing say a Terminal command that it runs when you double click it, is there anyway to either (1) prevent the window that pops open when you run it, or ...
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How to run bash_profile function from desktop alias .command file on OSX Lion?

Ok, so I have this great little function in my bash_profile which works great when I call it from Terminal (it opens a new firefox window instead of new tab): function firefoxNewWindow() { ...
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I have a Windows 7 desktop and an OSX laptop. My keyboard, mouse, monitor are plugged into desktop. Can I switch them for use with the laptop?

As the question states, I would like a way to quickly switch (from software) between my laptop and desktop. The laptop is a Snow Leopard macbook, and the desktop is a Windows 7 machine. How can I ...
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How do I stop this message?

I’m on a Mac running OS X 10.6.x and I’m seeing this launchd error message repeated constantly in Console.app: How can I stop this error message? 3/3/12 3:35:03.002 PM ...
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Remove Auto mount of linux drive/partition on Snow Leopard

I have a Snow Leopard + CentOS dual boot system setup. When I log in to Snow Leopard, it tells me that it is unable to mount the disk that i have just inserted. It is referring to my centos ...
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Minimizing the toolbar in MacVim on OSX Lion

In previous versions of OS X it was possible to minimize the top toolbar of most applications due to a small button in the top right of the window. In Lion however it seems that this has been replaced ...
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Can ping router and websites, but cannot load all webpages on Mac OS X 10.6.8

So this peculiar problem has started on my Mac running OS X 10.6.8. Every time I open Opera/Safari/Google Chrome to surf the web, certain web pages do not open. Google.com opens after a 20-25 second ...
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OS X Server Snow - how to abort installation process? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OS X Sever Snow - how to abort installation process? Here is the story... I wasn't aware that "OS X Server" was an actual operating system to install, I thought ...
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OS X Sever Snow - how to abort installation process?

Here is the story. I wasn't aware that "OS X Server" was an actual operating system to install, I thought (seriously!) it's just another application or bunch of apps working nicely together under the ...
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OS X Memory Usage Doesn't Add Up

It looks like Active + Wired memory displayed in Activity Monitor should add up to the sum of the real memory used by all processes, but 3.27 GB != ~1GB: As you can see there aren't really any user ...
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How can I synchronize stickies between Macs?

I really like the stickies that come with OS X. I know there are some more advanced "to do" lists, but I kind of like the simplicity and solid design / ux of the native ones. How can I synchronize ...
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Which file system to use in between OSX and Linux

I have got my paws on a large USB drive which I'd like to use as a backup/general storage at the office. I was thinking of having two partitions one of Time Machine backup and one for general storage. ...
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Why can I not upgrade to Lion?

I am trying to upgrade my MacBook Air's OS from Snow Leopard to Lion. When I attempt to redeem my Download Code for Lion, the App Store notes that "Additional security information is needed." ...
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Can't move OS X swap file to another folder, it keeps being recreated

So I followed these instructions to the letter ---> Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard But for some reason, the swap files keep being regenerated in the same folder. I've ...
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Problems installing ruby 1.9.3 on Snow Leopard

I am trying to install ruby 1.9.3 (I am running xCode 4.2) with the following command: rvm install 1.9.3 --with-gcc=clang Fetching yaml-0.1.4.tar.gz to /Users/myusername/.rvm/archives Extracting ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad 3-Finger Drop Lag

After enabling three-finger dragging for my Trackpad, I notice that it drags well, but when I release there is about 1-2 seconds of lag before it actually drops. I understand this is supposed to be a ...
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Drag from spotlight

Is there any way that I could implement the functionality of being able to drag files and folders from spotlight to a finder window?
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Is there software that allows multiple users to simultaneously and independently share a personal computer running Mac Os?

Like BeTwin. For example, I have Macbook Pro with one Mini DisplayPort (for additional monitor) and two USB port (for additional mouse and keyboard). How can i implement it on Mac OS Snow Leopard?
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Why doesn't Chrome seem to like OS-specific mods?

I was a Firefox guy for a long time. Recently I switched to Chrome for its minimalism and (frankly) because I like Google. Everything has been going great, except for one small (yet annoying) issue. ...
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Windows 7 + Bootcamp: Apple Cinema Display brightness doesn't work

I have no idea what's going on here, I hope someone can help. Windows 7 x64 was installed and fully updated on an Intel Mac. It seemed to be working fine, but there was no sound, so I installed the ...
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Apple 10.7 Lion OS on Windows 7 Using VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? So I do not own a Mac, and have never owned a Mac so I am not really sure how it typically works with the OS'. I am ...
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Where to get X11 for OS X 10.6 without the installation CD?

In order to get GIMP working on OS X I'm told to install X11 from CD. Unfortunately I don't have such a CD. Is there an other way to get X11 working for OS X? If I start GIMP I do get the following ...
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iMac fan is constantly spinning

I recently left for vacation, and when I came back yesterday, my computer was behaving quite strangely. Now it will boot up fine, all is good, but the fan is loud, and constantly moving! This has ...
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How can I tell if my png is a 24 bit png? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find out if a PNG file is 24 bit color or 32 bit color on Mac OS X? I am running MacOS X 10.6. I try 'Get Info' from an image, but it does not show if it is 24 ...
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How to run emacs for MacOS X from command line

I have installed "Emacs for Mac OS X" on my Mac running OS X 10.6. My question is: how can I run it from a command line to open a file? When I do $ emacs aFile.txt It just uses the in window ...