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Java compiler error: Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor

I am trying to compile HelloWorld in Java under Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and I get this compiler error: java[51692:903] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor It happens ...
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OS X can connect to Windows machine, but can't access shared folders

I can create new folders on my Windows XP machine, set them to "shared". On my Mac, I pick Finder → Go → Connect to Server → smb://192.168.1.4 → Connect → Name / Password. ...
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Snow Leopard installation kernel panic

Okay so, I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on a partition of a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro that's otherwise running El Capitan completely fine (I'm typing this message using it right now). I need Snow ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do I force a VMWare Windows XP virtual machine to shut down? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows XP hangs when shutting down in VMWare Fusion I’ve got a VMWare virtual machine running Windows XP (SP3). It seems to be stuck on the Windows XP shutdown screen, ...
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Can Snow Leopard be run inside Windows 7 using VMware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? Can a PC running Windows 7 with VMware, run Snow Leopard in a VMware virtual machine? Has it been done before?
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Installing AucTeX 1.86 over Emacs.app in OS X

I am trying to install AucTeX 1.86 over an Emacs binary (version 24.0.50) from emacsformacosx.com. On first attempt ./configure outputs: configure: error: Cannot find the texmf directory! ...
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Enable SMB file sharing on OS X - “Incorrect Password”

I have a Mac running Snow Leopard connected to an Active Directory domain. I can share folders on the Mac and view files from Windows without problems. When I try to enable my Mac account for write ...
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How to share internet connection from vmware OSX guest to Windows host?

I am using Windows 8.1 through a boot camp partition on an Apple PC and I have installed VMware Workstation. I have OS X Snow Leopard as guest OS within the working Virtual Machine. I am using a ...
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How to install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in VMWare? [closed]

I'm pretty new to Macs and would like to familiarize myself with the latest Mac OS. How do I install Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) in VMware? Is it possible without a lot of hacking around ...
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Can you run Snow Leopard Server on a VM?

I'm thinking of buying a mac mini server for my email needs (small office server for 999 with all the features i want build in) I wanted to give it a test drive before i commit so i was thinking "hey ...
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MKV to M2TS muxer for Snow Leopard

I currently use the tsMuxeR for Windows within a VM on my Mac to mux MKV to M2TS to play on my PS3. tsMuxeR currently doesn't have a version that works with Snow Leopard, and I have not had any luck ...
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My MacBook is in kernel panic limbo, what can I do?

So I'm writing this because these past few weeks I have experienced a heap of problems with my 2008 MacBook which have come to a head in the last couple of days culminating in me being almost ...
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Is there a way to make the current active application stand out on OSX?

I've just switched to a double-display configuration, and I still make mistakes regarding which is the current active (focused) application. Is there a way to get the active window to be highlighted? ...
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Getting PATH right for python after MacPorts install

I can't import some python libraries (PIL, psycopg2) that I just installed with MacPorts. I looked through these forums, and tried to adjust my PATH variable in ~/.bash_profile in order to fix this ...
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Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect

I have an iMac with the latest version of Snow Leopard on it. I have a NAS drive and a Windows machine that both show up in the Finder's 'Shared' section. However, if I click on them, Finder says "...
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How to install Windows XP on a Mac OS X using VMware Fusion 3

I'm trying to install Windows XP on my Mac through a VMware Fusion virtual machine, but I can't seem to make it work. I have an ISO image of Win XP on my computer and I tried using that, but when ...
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Bridged networking is unreliable on VMWare Fusion running Windows 7

I am running Windows 7 under VMWare Fusion on Snow Leopard, connecting to my router via Airport. When I select "Share the Mac's network connection (NAT)" under the Network options, everything works ...
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Dell V105 printer and OS X 10.6

I am trying to get a Dell V105 printer to work with my iMac. It is running 10.6 and I have installed all the drivers on the Snow Leopard disk. I believe there is no official Dell driver but I have ...
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VMWare Fusion 2.0.6 no longer wants to load my VMs

The issue: VMware Fusion cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program and to access all directories it uses and rights to access all directories for ...
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Mount VMware images (.vmwarevm) in Snow Leopard with MacFuse

Snow Leopard removed the extended file context menus, which for VMware gave the option to mount .vmwarevm files with MacFuse. Is there a way to mount the .vmwarevm files in Snow Leopard? I'm using ...
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Cannot see Hard Drive in OS X Installer

My Mac shows the flashing folder with a ?. I have inserted the reinstall Snow Leopard CD. When I open disk utility my Mac HD is not showing. I have not backed up photos for a few months. Should I ...
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How to verify a .md5sum file in snow leopard?

In snow leopard there is program that can do md4 checksums. How can I verifiy a .md5 file?
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Applescript to open a NEW terminal window in current space

Yes, I'm having a terrible newbie experience with Apple Script. I need to open a new Terminal window in the current desktop space. NOT move me to another space which has a Terminal running and then ...
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Application-specific default keyboard layout in Mac OS X

I know how to change the keyboard layout in general, but I want certain applications to always open with a specific layout, not the same for all of them. For example, I'd like Firefox to open with a ...
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Installer hangs on “waiting for other installations to finish” despite no other installations in progress

I started an installation of the Xcode 4 developer's preview last night before going to bed. When I woke up, the installation had popped up a message saying to close Xcode first (doh!). I did so, but ...
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Delete partition on OSX 10.6 without wiping the entire disk

When I got my MacBook Pr I partitioned the HDD to install Windows via Bootcamp later. Now I wanted to do this. But it seems like I have to partition it using the Bootcamp installer. Now I'd like to ...
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Can't Start Apache on on Snow Leopard. “libphp5.so requires version 13.0.0 or later, but libjpeg.8.dylib provides version 9.0.0”

To cut a long story short, I was trying to compile and get ImageMagick working on my Mac running Snow Leopard. One thing led to another and now I am stuck with the following error message when I try ...
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How to open folder without using mouse in Mac?

I'm recently switched to Mac from windows, I was quite pain but now adjusted to the Mac commands and shortcuts except one, that is whenever select folder and hit return/enter it executes the rename. ...
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How to boot Snow Leopard bootable usb with Clover or any other hackintosh bootloader?

So I followed the tutorial in this question answer and created a "bootable" USB from my OS X snow leopard '.dmg' installation media. The problem is that my Clover EFI bootloader doesn't seem to ...
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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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Find and move QuickTime files

I have a serious number of QuickTime files in a series of deeply nested folders (by date, by provider) on a connected server. Is there an easy command that will both find the file (I know the exact ...
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How can I set custom key bindings and key macros on Mac OS X?

I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard, from Leopard and I was using an awesome app called Spark that let you remap your keys, set scripts/macros and even had repeat functionality. However, this app ...
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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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Swapping HDDs on a Mac w/ Snow Leopard

My situation: I have a "late '08 aluminum" MacBook, currently have Snow Leopard installed, along with a multi-boot XP partition via Bootcamp, all on the original hard-drive. The HDD is 7 years old and ...
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Strange error when Bootcamp attempts to create partition for Windows

I get a strange error when I tell Bootcamp to create a partition for Windows. I get to the Create a Partition stage. I select 20GB for Windows leaving 91GB (39GB free) for OS X. I then click Partition ...
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Spotlight in Snow Leopard was instantaneous but has gotten slow, I've tried reindexing

When I first started using Snow Leopard, I used spotlight to launch programs. I would type cmd-space and the first few letters of the program (chr to launch Google Chrome, for example). This worked ...
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OS X, Chrome, and Spaces annoyance

I use Google Chrome as my web browser on MacOS X Snow Leopard. I am a keyboard shortcut addict, and I use QuickSilver to create keyboard shortcuts for anything I can. One of the most common things ...
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How can I change the system font size in OS X?

I'm using a Mac Mini on big flat-screen TV for playing media. The small font size is really annoying when sitting far away. Is there a way to increase the system font size in OS X?
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Last.fm cannot authorize any scrobbling

I have a MacBook-Pro with Mac OS X 10.6.4 install on it. iTunes 9.2.1(5) with Last.fm 1.5.4.26864 (latest update) every thing worked fine until yesterday but today when I open iTunes and Last.fm I get ...
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Why doesn't echo support “\e” (escape) when using the -e argument in MacOSX

When I try to print out some colored text using ANSI escape sequences via the built-in echo command, it seems that the \e escape sequence in the string I provide is interpreted literally instead of as ...
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Open, resize and position Terminal App

Dow anyone have a script that opens a new terminal window, resizes it and then positions the window somewhere specific on the desktop?
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Problems connecting to Skype 2.8 with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have just downloaded Skype and I cannot get it work on my mac. I am running the newest version 2.8. Whenever I try to connect I get the error "Cannot connect to Skype. Please check your network ...
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How can I quit frozen Spotlight without rebooting my computer?

I opened up Spotlight, typed '12*' to do some multiplication and it's been frozen for the last 20 minutes. I am looking for how to restart the program/service/whatever it technically is, but it's ...
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Printer features don't work when printing to Canon Printers ir5185 and ir7095 in Snow Leopard

Recently updated to iMac running Snow Leopard. Connected Canon printers ir7095 and ir5185 via ethernet and downloaded latest drivers from Canon website. Can print to both from InDesign CS3, however, ...