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Mac hard drive not in disk utility during CD reinstall

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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Move files from Mac to Canon PowerShot digital camera

When I plug my Canon PowerShot digital camera into Snow Leopard, it automatically opens iPhoto and asks to import the pictures, but does not mount the camera on the desktop (from what I read, it's a ...
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Why won't Dropbox sync particular files on my mac?

I'm using dropbox across several machines - two macs, two linux machines. All are working happily - except for one mac, where there are 4 files that persistently refuse to update. In finder, these 4 ...
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A top-down terminal [closed]

Does a top-down terminal exist for Mac OS, similar to Guake, YaKuake, or Tilda?
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Can't install Brew formulae correctly (Permission denied in /usr/local/lib)

I am installing a few Homebrew packages on a brand new Mac. However, there are some errors while linking: ln: ./libsvn_wc-1.dylib: Permission denied Error: The linking step did not complete ...
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How to route certain applications through a VPN and others to use my 'standard' connection in OSX 10.6?

I am currently working abroad and use my company's VPN for FTP and some browsing. This is a relatively slow connection and while it is suitable for those VPN necessities; much of my other internet ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on a MacBookPro2,2 running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with Boot Camp?

The installation & setup guide says I need a MacBook Pro introduced in 2007 or later. I have a MacBook Pro introduced in October 2006. I have my Snow Leopard installation disk, and can obtain a ...
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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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Snow Leopard - Dock icons randomly disappear

Snow Leopard works great! My mac's really fast after this. But sometimes the dock icons just disappear! I see the blue dot beneath when I click the empty space. So I know the item's there. But there ...
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OSX 10.6.8 - SSL failure in Chrome due to cert authority missing

I'm at my parents house for the holiday period, and they've just revealed to me they've been getting this error every time they visit their banks website in Chrome (ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID) They ...
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Can't mount dmg image as read/write

Hello I've downloaded a bootable .iso image that I'd like to write to an USB stick under OSX (10.6). I've converted the image with the command hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ./X15-65804.img ...
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How to disable stuck ctrl key in software/memory?

The ctrl key of my MacBook 6,1, OS X 10.6.8, got stuck by a water hazard. It's recognized as permanently pressed by the system. Is there any way to tell the system that it is not? I'm thinking of a ...
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Time machine failed

Backed up all files, erased disk (partition) reinstalled OS that came with machine (snow leopard - was informed that that was the OS that came with the machine originally and that one had to be ...
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bug: launchctl.c:3576 (25952):17: ioctl(s6, SIOCAIFADDR_IN6, &:fra6) != -1

I have an old MacBook 1,1 that when booted in verbose mode gives the following bug: bug: launchctl.c:3576 (25952):17: ioctl(s6, SIOCAIFADDR_IN6, &:fra6) != -1 It also gives another, possibly ...
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How can I change the default Python version on Snow Leopard?

I recently upgraded my Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard install to 10.6 Snow Leopard, and with that came an upgraded version of Python, 2.6.1 (instead if 2.5.1). Now when I type python in the Terminal i still ...
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How do I banish the Evernote Helper once and for all in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?

I want Evernote to open when I need it and then I want it closed when I close it. I've repeatedly removed the helper from my login items, yet it keeps reappearing. Apparently, every time I open ...
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Magic Trackpad clicks and points, but doesn't scroll

I just got a new-to-me Magic Trackpad, but after pairing it and adjusting the settings in System Preferences, I can't get it to do the two-finger scrolling gesture. So far, I've uninstalled USB ...
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Is it possible to control the CAPS LOCK LED on OS X?

I don't use the CAPS LOCK functionality in OS X, so I disabled the key under the system preferences. Now that key is completely useless to me - ok, I could map the CMD/CTRL/ALT key to that key, but I ...
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In Mac OS X, how can I unzip a zip file without unzipping its contents?

I have a zip file that contains another type of archive (in this case, a jee app server WAR file, but this happens with other contained archive types as well). When I unzip the zip file, instead of ...