Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) is the 7th version of Mac OS X released on August 28th, 2009.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
1answer
35 views

Can I run Skyrim on Mac with Bootcamp with my machine?

Here's the situation: I've tried running Skyrim on my Mac using a demo of Crossover 13.2. My Mac looks like this: V 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
11 views

iWorks 09 displaying blank screen after downgrading OS X 10.10 to 10.6

I had to downgrade the OS X version of a friend's intel Mac after Appleworks 6 stop working after his grandson upgrade it to Yosemite. The friend has hundreds of Appleworks outline files typed ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

How to prevent spotlight from searching external hard drives

I have an external hard drive connected to my Macbook Pro that I always leave on. When I use spotlight to search for something, it always searches this drive. I don't want it to do this because ...
7
votes
6answers
26k views

How to print screen in Remote Desktop Client (RDS) on Mac OS X?

I'm using version 2.1.0 of Remote Desktop Client on my MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6). How do I use the fn or cmd call to simulate a print screen on the remote system?
0
votes
2answers
7k views

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 ...
36
votes
4answers
17k views

Log of cron actions on OS X

Does the cron which comes with OS X log its actions anywhere? I'm not looking for output of any particular cron job, but rather log of what cron is doing. On a couple linux machines I've checked, ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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).
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Capture desktop with FFMPEG on MacOSX 10.6.8

I tried to capture the desktop/screen-recording with this command ffmpeg -f avfoundation -i "1:0" out.mp4 this doesn't work because avfoundation is a framework on OSX >= 10.7 and my OS version is ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
6k views

Custom Keyboard Shortcut to switch tabs in Photoshop on Mac

In Photoshop on Mac OS X I would like to program Command-Shift-[ and Command-Shift-] to switch between tabs (the different open files). I don't mind losing their functionality as Send-to-Front / ...
6
votes
3answers
35k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
94 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Mac Network Authentication

I'm currently running an office of 60-70 individuals that run in and out, using about 20 computers. I'm looking to implement network authentication via any working method, and would like network ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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. ...
7
votes
4answers
19k views
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

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 ...
15
votes
7answers
7k views

How to retrieve the absolute path of an arbitrary file from the OS X

I'm looking for a simple command that can be used within Bash to find the absolute and canonicalized path to a file on an OS X (similar to `readlink -f' under Linux). The following sample bash ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
9k views

Access localhost on Mac OS X from Parallels machine

i need to test my web site, running on a local Mac, under several browsers in Windows. I use Windows XP, installed in Parallels Desktop. It would be great, when i will be able to access my ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
19 views

MacOS X: how can I see which application currently have “inactive” memory?

I'm working on MacOS X 10.6 and as my old MacBook only has 3 GB of RAM, I'm currently struggling having enough free RAM to keep it usable. I'm often looking at the Activity Monitor and if I see that ...
6
votes
4answers
4k views

How to make TimeMachine back up contents of any path or mounted volume

I keep different types of data in different encrypted sparsebundle images (say, one for each client) which automatically mount upon login but can't be opened by anybody other than myself. So, after ...
21
votes
2answers
42k views

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 ...
-2
votes
4answers
4k views

http://localhost/ now working in browser mac

in snow leapord machine http://localhost/ isn't working through browser. But when I ping http://localhost/ I do get successful replies PING localhost (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from ...
16
votes
7answers
39k views

MacBook Pro Keyboard - How to Swap / Remap Keys?

I know this may be asked before in a different manner, but I still haven't really seen a solid answer. I'm hoping that providing these 2 specific needs will make it more clear. I specifically want 2 ...
0
votes
0answers
4k views

Simple way to open Port for Transmission for a Mac Snow Leopard

I am a complete noob when it comes to TCP/IP, but would like to open up my port for the Transmission bit torrent client on Snow Leopard Mac. Also, I am based in the UK if that has any relevance.
5
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
608 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

How can I upgrade iMac with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

I am on a 6-year-old iMac desktop (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Apple’s app store download page gives me an unhelpful error message hinting that I may need to install software ...
2
votes
2answers
441 views

How can I run emacs for Mac OS X from command line so it opens up in the GUI emacs?

I have installed “Emacs for Mac OS X” on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.6. How can I run it from a command line to open a file? For example, when I do this: $ emacs aFile.txt It just uses the ...
0
votes
1answer
779 views

MacBook doesn't recognize WD My Book

I'm trying to connect a MacBook running Snow Leopard to a Western Digital My Book 512GB external hard drive. The laptop doesn't recognize the drive as being plugged in; it doesn't show up in finder or ...
7
votes
3answers
22k views

How to force Chrome to reload proxy configuration file?

I frequently move my laptop (OSX) between different wifi areas, but my home base has an ethernet connection and relies on my organisation's proxy.pac file. When reconnecting after a stint on the road, ...
0
votes
1answer
358 views

Something is using up memory in Mac OS X

I noticed that if I use Mac OS X for a while, I get really low on memory and things start to get slow. I have been suspecting that something was not quite right, because in “Activity Monitor” I would ...
16
votes
6answers
30k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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?
23
votes
4answers
14k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
86 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
4k views

A top-down terminal [closed]

Does a top-down terminal exist for Mac OS, similar to Guake, YaKuake, or Tilda?
3
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
746 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...