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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Accidently ran rm* command on root folder of OSX 10.6

As title says,I don't know what other harm has been done. All i see my shell change from User/Myname to -bash-3.2$ I am scared to restart system. What Harm would have been done?
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iTunes video black screen until select computer output

I don't remember this happening before, but now whenever I play any video in iTunes (podcast video, movie, TV show, iTunes extras stuff but the menus work) it just shows a black screen with the sound ...
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Spotlight Infinite Indexing issue (external data drive)

This is an external drive, formerly a boot drive which is now in use only to access music files (sibelius, audio, midi, live, logic etc.) without transferring the data into a new boot system, partly ...
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Change iTerm2 window and tab titles in zsh

I want to label the window tabs of terminal sessions. I'm using the zshell in iterm2 on OSX. Is it possible to change the label of a window tab dynamically in the terminal?
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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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A top-down terminal [closed]

Does a top-down terminal exist for Mac OS, similar to Guake, YaKuake, or Tilda?
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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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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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How to uninstall Firebird from Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

I’ve found this script from Paul Beach, but I want to know if there is a better way (maybe a script included in the installation).
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Routing connections through VPN based on hostname (not IP range)

This bugs me immensly. I need to connect to client's network through VPN. But I definitely do not want to send all the traffic through client's network so this option is out of question. What I need ...
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How to change Skype language to Portuguese in MacBook Pro running Mac OS X version 10.6.8?

I am unable to change the Skype language from English to Portuguese in MacBook Pro running Mac OS X version 10.6.8. What I have done: I've downloaded the Portuguese version of Skype; I have under ...
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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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Deleting a single file from the trash in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

In earlier versions of Mac OS X one could delete a file from the trash by opening a terminal window and typing rm ~/.Trash/file_i_want_to_delete. See this previous post. Unlike earlier versions in ...
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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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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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Keep a window always on top in Mac OS X

In Linux I can right click on any window, and there is an option I can select to keep the window on top of other Windows. Does Mac OS X have this kind of functionality? If not, then is there some kind ...
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How to share an external USB drive over network in OS X?

I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the ...
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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 customize Mac TextMate keyboard shortcuts with a “copy current line” command?

I would like to be able to click on a line of text without selecting it, and use a keyboard shortcut to copy all text on the current line. Is this possible? If so how?
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Use launchctl to fire an AppleScript script periodically

I have written an AppleScript that lets me back up a particular file. The script runs fine inside AppleScript Editor: it does what it's supposed to do perfectly. So far so good. Now I'd like to run ...
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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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How to install PyQt on Mac OS X 10.6

I want to install PyQt. This seems kind of complicated to install on OS X. I haven't found any precompiled packages of it (are there any? I would really prefer those). So I downloaded PyQt. And SIP, ...
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Can't Type Tilde character in Mac OS X

Hi this is a new problem that I did not have a few weeks ago. I have a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard running on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). The problem is that I cannot type a tilde. Instead when ...
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Attempting to add a printer via Rendezvous causes printing problems

I'm attempting to add a network printer (Brother MFC-8840D) to my machine via Rendezvous. ** edit ** The printer is connected to network via an Ethernet cable. Laptop is connected via wifi. ** / ...
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Reset Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) File Permissions — All Files

Is there a script or process completely reset all file system file permissions to factory default? (Less restoring from a image backup or reinstalling the OS). I’ve affected all files from / to ...
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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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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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Lexmark S305 printer won't print wirelessly over WIFI on Snow Leopard

I have a Lexmark S305 printer which won't print over wifi however it will happily print a test page. The printer worked fine before upgrading to Snow Leopard. I understand the Snow Leopard in built ...
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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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What's the easiest way to bind F19 to open the calculator (on a Mac)

I currently use Quicksilver to open the calculator when I hit F19. I am afraid Quicksilver will die someday. What is the best way to get this functionality after Quicksilver gives up the ghost? Is ...
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Restore Snow Leopard Mac OS gestures

I haven't used a Mac since Snow Leopard (I am currently using Yosemite) but just got one for work and I was hoping to use the old gestures but cannot seem to get them to work. Is there any way to ...
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Mac Legacy Filevault Password Hints (.sparsebundle)

My MacBook died, so I pulled the HD and I'm trying to access the user accounts which are encrypted with Filevault. It's SnowLeopard, so there is a .sparsebundle file for each user. I've unlocked the ...
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Reset OSX Server password

I'm running Snow Leopard OSX Server. I haven't forgotten my password (everything I could find on the net involved resetting the password via command line if you've forgotten it). I can't find where to ...
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Snow Leopard Show Contents of VPN

I got the credentials to connect to my company's VPN from home. I'm running Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Problem is I can connect to the VPN, but no remote Volume appears in the Finder. I've tried in ...
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Why does the Mac OS X firewall dialog recurringly pop-up and disappear by itself (without letting me respond) under Snow Leopard?

From time to time, I'll be on my Macbook using a program that accesses the network – whether Firefox, or Sony's Reader Library – really, it seems like it could happen with any program that ...
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Cannot SSH into Ubuntu VM from OS X Yosemite

I am trying to SSH into a Ubuntu 14.04 VM from OS X but am not able to do so. I have tried various suggestions from Googling but none seems to work. ping does not work either and returns the host ...
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update git after upgrade to Mavericks

I've recently upgraded from Mac 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) to 10.9.4 (Mavericks). I had git 1.8.5.2 installed on the old system and want to update it now to the latest version. So I uninstalled git with ...
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Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X

I've been looking for a solution to the unusable mouse problem in Mac OS X for ages. I've tried a gazillion programs and fiddled with every setting there is or there can be added. So far, I haven't ...
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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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Mac OSX Snow Leopard on Virtual Machine - Double Panic

I am trying to install Mac OSX Snow Leopard in Virtual Machine and I seem to face error after error, but I am close! I feel like this is the last one before I win, but it's tricky. I've done quite a ...
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Problem with ssh-agent and/or Mac keychain on Mac

tl;dr: I have identities in the ssh-agent. All of those but one gets used; one gets added to agent and keychain when I use it, but then I get prompted for the passphrase again and again, as if the key ...
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How to spy on a Mac from a PC

I have a desktop running Windows 7 and a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard. If someone is using my Macbook Pro, and from my Windows 7 machine I want to see what they see on their screen, is there a ...
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Can’t log via local administrator to a Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard Server

I’m new to server admin. I inherited a server that someone else set up but which didn’t have much going on. I created some new share points and network users (in addition to the two local admin users ...
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Current Time Machine HDD bad sectors - Clone to new HDD or do new clean TM backup to new HDD?

Questions follow dots. The rest is history and system hardware/software. It is an internal 3TB Hitachi drive that has 5 reallocated bad sectors on my: MacPro 5,1 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 24 ...
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How do I control the system volume on OS X with a keyboard without media controls?

I'm using a PC keyboard on Mac OS. I can use the menubar to control the volume, but are there any keyboard shortcuts I can use to change the system volume? Or perhaps a simple script or solution I ...
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Is there a way to only require password on waking from sleep and not on screensaver (In Snow Leopard)?

I hate it when it asks me for password when I'm at home getting away from a computer for a while. I do like it having a screensaver though. But for some reason I see that password settings for the ...
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Need help fixing Pathway on Mac OS X 10.6.8(Snow Leopard)

Whats up folks, i have posted this question on other forums but got no reply, just note before you read, my terminology is not the greatest, im only studying IT this year, so my knowledge be still a ...
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Route Split for OS X

I'm attempting to install a static route for a Mac Pro desktop. I'm using Route Split 1.4, which creates a startup script called /etc/routes.sh (the script waits for the interface to come online ...
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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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Mac OS X: how to uninstall PlugSuit

PlugSuit seems to make some trouble on my system. Every 10 seconds, I am seeing some error in my Console log: 28.06.10 22:32:46 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[156] (net.infinite-labs.PlugSuit.Agent) ...