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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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 ...
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Setting up Vhosts or .Htaccess file to shorten links in site development under Snow Leopard

I have a synced folder that multiple people develop on and it's located at /Users/myname/Sites/SharedCloud, which I access at localhost/~myname/SharedCloud/ and sometimes going through the project ...
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Mac OS X will not connect to a specific IP only

Running OS X 10.6.8 and can not connect to a specific website through my router. I know the website is working since its mine. I don't have a problem with any other IP just this one. Factory ...
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Bridging two interfaces using NatD on OS X 10.6 (not working)

I have an OS X 10.6 machine with two network cards: 1 - 10.1.10.2 2 - 192.168.1.2 and I'd like to forward all traffic coming in on port 192.168.1.2:4096 to another machine on the 10.* subnet ...
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Mount ext2 file on Mac

I want to mount a virtual disk file that has been formatted with ext2. I want to do sudo mount -t ext2 -o loop my-file mount-point ext2fuse and macfuse from MacPorts are installed. I can't find an ...
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How to slide between windows on OS X

How does the user at 23 seconds in this video (possible NSFW language) slide between two different applications like that? Is there a shortcut to do this?
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slapd not launching on Mac OS X 10.6

I have a slight problem with the openldap server installed with Mac OS X 10.6.8 (regular, not server). When I launch slapd in a terminal, it stops itself after 1 or 2 seconds... I just have the time ...
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How can I put a newline in my zsh prompt without causing terminal redraw issues?

I'm trying to fix a minor (but annoying) issue with my zsh prompt. The problem I'm seeing is that when I'm using a terminal in a GUI OS environment (for example, Terminal.app or iTerm 2 on OS X ...
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OS X 10.6.x: How to use launchd to start a script at specific system events (startup, login, logout, shutdown)?

We've tried to create scripts that run at startup, login, logout and shutdown. We had them up and running with 10.4 but can't get it running with 10.6 What is the right way to use launchd/launchctl to ...
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Legalities of installing OSX on VMware Workstation? [closed]

I have recently installed OSX Snow Leopard on VMware Workstation. Although I have legally purchased a copy of Snow Leopard, I needed to use a downloaded set of files including a darwin file to ...
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Several Issues with my mac mini (mid 2010). Is it RAM? Is it Disk?

I bought my mac mini in March 2011. It's a mid 2010 model with 2.4Ghz and 2GB RAM. It came with SL and I immediately installed BootCamp and upgraded it's memory to two 4GB, low latency Corsair. One ...
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Hide the menus from the menu bar in OS X

So, this is my question: how do I hide some (or all) of the menus from my menu bar in OS X. A lot of the applications I use have very large menus that I never or very rarely actually use (I know the ...
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Why am I unable to adjust volume or keyboard brightness on my Mac?

In the past two weeks there have been several times when I have tried to adjust volume and / or keyboard brightness on my Macs on both OS X Snow Leopard and Lion only to be shown an icon with a "no" ...
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Keyboard layout configuration in MAC OSX is being very buggy

I'm using an apple keyboard (not sure which country it's supposed to be, but the `/~ key is next to the shift key). I'm experiencing a number of problems, which I think are related Pressing the `/~ ...
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How can I tell if my mac needs more memory?

In windows xp it was obvious: if the memory used regularly exceeded the physical memory, it was time to put some more in What's the deal with the mac? I read this and am none the wiser
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OS X 10.7, can't log into any L2TP VPN server

I was running 10.6.8 and couldn't login to any L2TP VPN server (tried 2 completely different ones) using the built-in VPN client. Upgraded to 10.7.2, the same issue. It doesn't seem that the machine ...
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How to login a user with decrypted FileVault home directory?

I'm using OSX Snow Leopard and a FileVault protected home directory for my user. To backup my HDD I make a live rsync backup of a whole filesystem to external drive: rsync [parameters] / ...
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Is it possible to interrupt or cancel the trash-delete process?

I am connected to the company server, onsite not remote, which is Windows based. When, in the OS finder, I go to delete a file or directory that resides on the window-based server, the trash progress ...
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Reinstall Mac OS X Snow Leopard after installing Linux

I installed Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro, and then decided to reinstall Snow Leopard. I inserted the SL install DVD, powered on holding the C key, but the Mac froze on the Apple logo. I restarted holding ...
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Restore complete Mac OS X from bootable software and external HDD

I searched a lot for backup software for my Mac (Snow Leopard), but they all backup the data of the Mac, but not the operating system. Does there exist any software that has a recovery CD that I boot ...
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How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6? [duplicate]

How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6? I have tried using Psst (deactivated now because it didn't work) And also the Startup Sound Preference Pane: Looks like Psst works ...
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All my sons's browsers freeze on Facebook when doing status update

When my son tries to update his status on Facebook the browsers (Safari and Chrome) freeze (spinning beachball of death). He has been doing a hard restart to stop it. As this is not a good practice on ...
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Import CSV - file origin missing a UTF8 entry

Excel 2008 for OSX seems to be missing a UTF8 import No matter which I choose I get garbage for diacritics the file is showing fine in TextWrangler which reports it is in UTF-8
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Decrease the size of shadows when doing a screen capture in OS X Lion?

When taking a screenshot in Mac OS X Lion, I've noticed the shadows appear to be a lot larger than in Snow Leopard. Perhaps they just fade more gradually and this takes up more space. Whatever the ...
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Dead keys on 4 year old aluminum keyboard: How do I correct this?

I have two dead keys on my Apple thin aluminum keyboard. My AppleCare has expired, I'm in the fourth year. I changed the mouse, no help. I logged onto Main IP, Charter, and used their email rather ...
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The Google Earth plugin refuses to load on Mac OS X 10.6.8

I can't quite believe that there isn't a solution to this available on the web - there seem a lot of people having the problem but no solutions I could find. The site ...
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Snow Leopard login box – mouse click required?

I manage several Mac labs at a school, and I noticed something a little odd in one lab after recently reimaging the Macs. Although there is a flashing cursor in the username field of the login box, ...
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Force date/time/clock sync

My Snow Leopard macbook is set to Set date and time automatically: Apple Americas/U.S. (time.apple.com), but despite sitting idle for several hours (with internet connection), it has yet to do any ...
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Snow Leopard Terminal unable to write Capital P

I cannot type a capital P on my Terminal, it automatically changes to "## adjust to taste". I deleted all keyboard mappings under Terminal Preferences. I also reset all the Keyboard Mappings under ...
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How can I set the trackpad preferences in OS X Snow Leopard using a script?

I'm using 10.6 Snow Leopard and the Better Touch Tool (redefine trackpad functions, etc). I have a that when I restart several options in the trackpad system preference pane revert to OS X defaults. ...
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Can I use a Terminal command to switch to a specific space in OS X 10.6?

Is there any terminal command I can use to switch directly to a space in OS X 10.6 ? Something like: spaces switch 2
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Why do I sometimes get double extension names in OS X?

Sometimes when downloading files, I end up with a file like "foo.txt.txt". Sometimes I end up with just "foo" (and then manually change the extension later). Is this a common problem with OS X? What ...
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Vagrant complaining virtual box isn't installed when it is

I've installed virtual box 4.1.6 and vagrant-0.8.8 on my mac osx 10.6 box. When I run vagrant it complains that virtual box isn't installed. Any idea how I tell vagrant where virtual box is? This ...
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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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How to find the process that is running on a given port in OSX

I want to run a web application on my local OSX Lion machine. When I go to http://localhost:8080 there is already a process running so I get the following message: Status Code: 404 Exception: ...
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/etc/hosts file loses changes on OS X restart

I'm doing web development on Mac OS X (10.6) and to speed this up created a few virtual hosts with short, easy-to-type names like sandbox.drupal7.loc and gwwc.drupal7.loc. I did so following the ...
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Mac OS X consumes so much memory

I use a Mac for software development. It has 4GB of RAM (cannot be upgraded), and when I power it on, without any programs run by me, it consumes 2GB of memory. I develop a Rails app and the server ...
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How to quickly delete a wallpaper in OSX?

In OSX I have it setup so that the wallpaper is set to a directory with various images and it changes automatically. Sometimes an image will come up and it's one that I'd like to delete. What's a ...
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Prevent mouse from deactivating screensaver in OSX

In OSX, when the screensaver is activated, I don't want to be able to deactivate it with a mouse, just with a keypress. But I don't want to enter a password. I just want to be able to deactivate the ...
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How to switch terminal to full screen in Mac OS X

Is there a way to go full screen with Terminal in Mac OS X Snow Leopard?
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Create a New FTP User in Snow Leopard Without Creating a New Account?

I want to create a new user for my Snow Leopard's built in FTP but I don't want to have to create a new account on OS X itself. How do I do that?
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How do I review MacOS Parental Control overrides?

I use Parental Controls in MacOS 10.6.1 to limit the amount of time my kids use the computer. Sometimes, my kids seem to be getting more time than they're supposed to get, or at times of day when they ...
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Bring the windows of two different apps in mac os to the front?

How do I easily bring to the front of the screen the top windows of two different application in Mac OS X? I prefer to use the keyboard only. Example Scenario: Say there are 10 Firefox and 10 ...
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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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JVM disappeared on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

I'm working in Eclipse one night, (also using Android's DDMS from the commandline). The next morning, I open the lid... attempt to run Eclipse and get an error. me$ sudo ...