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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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’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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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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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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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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Reset Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) File Permissions — All Files

Is their a script or process completely reset all file system file permissions to factory default? (Less restoring from a image backup or reinstalling the OS). This would include I've affected all ...
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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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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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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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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) ...
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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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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 to troubleshoot “Server not found” messages while browsing?

On my Mac with OS X Snow Leopard, I continually get "Server Not Found" errors on my web browser (Firefox) while browsing various web sites. In attempts to resolve the problem I've tried the following ...
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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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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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DNS lookup fails but nslookup works

I have DNS lookup problems on my internal network. I'm using an internal DNS server with the IP 192.168.1.254. If I use nslookup everything works like it should: >hawk:~ user$ nslookup ...
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Getting kernel panic on Mac OS Snow Leopard by Hazard.iso on Windows 8 and VirtualBox [closed]

I am trying to install Mac OS on Windows 8.1 Pro x64. And I am getting some error. My requirements for Mac OS on VirtualBox: Ram=1934 Mb Cpu=2 Gpu=128 Mb Acceleration=3B Sata=20 GB
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Exporting keychain: You failed to provide the necessary administrator authorization

I'm trying to export private keys from Keychains application and getting error. You failed to provide the necessary administrator authorization. UPD: Open keychains, in My Certificates - login ...
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what does “~/.” mean in terms of OS X folders/directories?

I'm installing a program on my MacBook that has to be unzipped to the ~/.spring directory; now, I know what Spring is, it's the name of the thing I'm installing. I'd be very happy to create a .spring ...
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I just formated my external HDD and gave it two partitions. What are these files it created? Mac OS X

I partitioned a external hd into 2 pieces as Mac OS X Extended. The partitioning and erasing of the disk created these files on the HDD in both partitions .com.apple.timemachine.donotpresent ...
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Mac OS X boot disk is 'greyed out'

I have recently performed a fresh install of Snow Leopard on a MacBook. Everything seems to be working well with one exception - the hard drive icon does not open a window when clicked, and appears ...
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/usr/local: No such file or directory

I have a new mac mini with snow leopard. When I enter the following into the terminal: cd /usr/local I get this error message: -bash: cd: /usr/local: No such file or directory I am not sure why?
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Hidden file/folder in MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.6) Finder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I show hidden files/folders in Finder How can I hide file/folder in Finder and roll it back easily (like windows) and how can I tell Finder to show hidden files ...
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VERY large text files and Snow Leopard

Sometimes I need to work on EXTREMELY large text files. 200-300 megs or more. My favorite text editor on my MacBook Pro is TextMate. However, TM chokes on very large text files. Even ones around ...
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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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OS X Enclosing folder shortcut?

This may have been asked before, but I'm wondering whether there is a shortcut for navigating to the enclosing folder in OS X (Snow Leopard)? I find navigating Finder particularly frustrating since ...
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Cannot boot after Moving CoreServicesui app

I relocated the CoreServicesui app from the core services folder to my desktop while experimenting. The result is that other applications no longer open. I tried to put it back to where it ...
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What is the purpose of the hidden files from OS X on my FAT32 external drive (only viewable in Windows)

I have a LaCie external hard drive that I'm using on both Windows 7 and on Mac OS X. I've noticed that when I create files on the drive while it's plugged into my Mac, when I bring it back into ...
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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 ...