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 Grey/White Screen of Death

The other night I updated my iTunes to the latest version (through Software Update) when I came to turn on my computer I was greeted with the dreaded white screen of death. I use an early 2008 iMac ...
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Firefox: is there a way to fast switch between Flash-debug and regular Flash?

Is there a way to quickly switch between debug-enabled and non-debug versions of Flash player for Firefox? It seems that I need to reinstall each version if I want to switch. I am working under Mac ...
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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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Finder dying when Mac wakes from sleep

I have this persisting issue where when I put my Mac (Snow Leopard) to sleep on my MacBook, whenever I wake the Mac, everything is fine besides the Finder. The Finder does not open up, none of the ...
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Aventail VPN connection doesn't work

I installed the Aventail VPN client on both the Mac and a Windows 7 machine, both on my home network. When I try to connect one or the other (I make sure one is disconnected before connecting through ...
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Are Snow Leopard text substitutions scriptable?

I prefer using typographical quotation marks when possible, so I love the Smart Quotes part of Snow Leopard’s text replacement feature. But there are a few cases in which I need to toggle it, and it’s ...
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can I use Time machine backup to reinstall software applications I have mistakenly erased?

I am selling my iMac 2006 and have erased the hard drive - re installing OS Snow Leopard from a retail disc I bought when I upgraded. Now I realise I have probably erased all the software that came ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I add new users to PostgreSQL 9.1 on Mac OS X 10.6?

I am unable to run psql with my normal Mac user account in Terminal session, although I can do it using the postgres service account). When I enter the command psql mydb and type my password, I get ...
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How do I optimize my system to update my non-functioning IP address 162.?

Yesterday, my MacBook Pro connected fine, but today won't connect to the Cisco wireless router. I'm running OS 10.6.8. I don't know how this happened but I do know that my IP address is reading ...
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USB stick (HP V210W 16GB) mounts on MBP 13“ running OS X 10.5.8, but not on MBP 13” running 10.6.8

My brother bought a HP V210W 16GB usb stick. It wasn't recognized by his MBP 13" (2011, 2.7GHz i7, 4GB 1333MHz DDR3) running OS X 10.6.8. He then tried the stick on his Win7 PC which recognized it ...
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VPN hangs when reconnecting in Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

Sometimes my router will loose internet connection or the settings may get reset while I'm logged into my companies VPN. The VPN automatically disconnects. When I try to reconnect, the connection ...
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compiling ffmbc on OS X with libvorbis

I've installed libvorbis, and that all seemed to go fine, and now I'm trying to install FFmbc with --enable-libvorbis but it fails with Error:libvorbis not found. In the config.log produced I get: ...
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Word spell checking in Dutch while Mac OSX, Word and dictionary set to English

The spellchecker in Word on a Mac is using a different language than what is set for the system, program and dictionary. The language in OSX is set to English, the language in MS Word is set to ...
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Account on OSX Snow Leopard locks up on login

I have a few problem accounts on a mac mini running Snow Leopard. When logging in with some accounts, it hangs forever. Sshing to the box shows that the user has a session, and the system isn't ...
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MBPro, mid 2010 can't see Dlink DIR655 signal after sleep etc

This is my son's MBP 7,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.7. Router signal is fine since iPad, Wintel on same table 20 feet from router are fine. the MBP however frequently wakes and fails to find the ...
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IMAP: keep junk out of INBOX

I have mail system properly configured. Spam mails are tagged as expected but they all fall into INBOX. Now I need them to go directly into the INBOX.Junk folder. How this can be done? ps. I have osx ...
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Snow Leopard 10.6.7 - Lost all Dock icons except “finder” and “trash”

I've read all the "how-to" solutions on the icon/dock problem. However, when I drag the applications folder to the dock area it does not stay there. When I double-click and application, then ...
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Waking my MacBook Pro for a backup at night

I have FileVault turned on, which means that Time Machine won't back up my data while I'm logged in. Is there any way to get my MacBook to wake once at night, say 6 AM, to start a Time Machine backup ...
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MacOSX. Application switch like in Windows 7 system

So when I worked on Windows 7 system there was a convenient taskbar feature: Applications pinned to taskbar (or not pinned) have their own switch shortcut depends on order e.g. win+1 = first ...
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OSX terminal command error

Typed a terminal command to Show Recent on Dock. Must have made a mistake because now everything's screwed up. How do I fix the command?
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OS X remote home directories

I have two Macs - a Mini and a MacBook Pro. They are both running Snow Leopard (neither is OS X Server). I have a 10TB LaCie NAS. Is it possible to setup remote home directories? I want one remote ...
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How can I get the Snow Leopard Terminal app to act like the Leopard Terminal app?

The delimiters for double-click text selection in the Leopard Terminal app (version 2.0.2) included slash (/) and period (.) -- the delimiters for double-click text selection in the Snow Leopard ...
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Mac OS X: Applications not responding

This happens to me several times a day. I'll quit an app, the window will close, but the app won't finish shutting down. It stays open in the dock, and right clicking and force quit show not ...
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Persistent static routes fail on MacOS 10.6.5 startup!

I'm unable to get static routes to persist a reboot on Mac OS 10.6.5. I've tried all of the methods prescribed in Google search results, and previous posts on this site. I've tried manually creating a ...
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Large Free space changes on mac when not writing to HDD

Im creating files on PhotoShop CS5. They are 10mb a piece. HDD goes from 35 gb free to suddenly 400 mb free throughout the whole day then it suddenly alerts me of this startup disc being full. In ...
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Why does Komodo edit not open files on doubleclick due to some path encoding error?

When I double click a file in finder to open in Komodo edit, it displays an error message saying it can't find the file and the path is displayed, but with wrong encoding, such that special characters ...
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Macbook has trouble sending PDFs to print

I can't seem to send PDFs over a certain size (450Kb) to any printer using my MacBook (Snow Leopard). Documents that aren't in PDF send fine regardless of size and some small PDFs will send grand. A ...
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Installing LILO on rEFI on Macbook which has 3 partitions: Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

My Macbook has Windows and Mac OS X installed already. I try to install Ubuntu on the unused partion and the installation is done. However, the Linux partition does not appear on the rEFI boot ...
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Permanent HTML mail image keeping

I have used the safari "Main Contents of this Page" function to mail the WHOLE webpage including images, etc to my email address. I would like to Permanently keep [store] these "pages" intact with ...
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Safari's “Add image to iPhoto Library” creates new event each time

I recently discovered the "Add image to iPhoto Library" option in Safari's context menu. The problem is, despite the setting in iPhoto saying events are 1 per day, it create a new event for each ...
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Back up windows image for resintallation using bootcamp

Is it possible to make an image copy of Windows XP to hard drive, so that I can reinstall it on a Mac (running snow leopard)?
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Can't install lua on Mac 10.6.4

I uccessfully installed MacPorts on Mac 10.6.4 but I can't install lua. I know MacPorts is installed because from my Administrator account I can successfully execute 'port selfupdate' and 'port search ...
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Spotlight Crashing after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6.4

After updating to 10.6.4 spotlight suddenly stopped working in terms of constantly crashing.. I have tried rebuilding the index and I currently have no haxies whatsoever installed on my machine.
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Exchange Public Folders in Snow Leopard Mail.app

I am using Mail.app (running snow leopard) to connect to my email account on my school's Exchange 2007 server. I get my Inbox just fine, and iCal connects to my Outlook Calendar just fine, but I ...
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Boot a bootcamp Windows 7 install from Snow Leopard?

Is there a way to boot a Windows 7 install on BootCamp from a Mac OS X Snow Leopard install. I hear that you can boot from Parrallels and VMware fusion.b
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Canon LiDE 600F FAU on Snow Leopard?

I have been able to use my Canon LiDE 600F scanner under Snow Leopard to scan paper sheet, after installing Canon's latest driver software. However, I cannot find a way to make the FAU (Film Adaptor ...
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How can I upgrade iMac with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

I am on a 6-year-old iMac desktop (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Apple’s app store download page gives me an unhelpful error message hinting that I may need to install software ...
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Install Windows 7 on bootcamp with broken DVD drive

I'm upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 on 15 iMacs with Snow Leopard using bootcamp. Unfortunately on one of the iMacs the DVD drive seems to be broken. What are my options ? Can I use an USB ...
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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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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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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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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. ...
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Script with path in Filemaker Pro 12

I'm using OS X 10.6 & Filemaker Pro 12; I'd like to have a script in FM to automatically open a .pdf file from a container field using Preview (dumping the file on the desktop) but it has to be ...