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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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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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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Enable trackpad tap-to-click in BootCamp on 1st-gen (non-multi-touch) MacBook?

Apparently, the trackpad driver in later model MacBooks (those with multi-touch trackpads) has trackpad tap-to-click support. Is there any way to enable this in Boot Camp on a first-generation ...
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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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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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Drobo not mounting. Disk repair doesn't work either

While transferring data to my 2nd gen Drobo power went out. Now my Drobo is not mounting to my OS X 10.6.3 I have tried Disk Repair and this error message appears: Verify and Repair volume “disk1s2” ...
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Why is my Mac beeping at me in a Sprint-Nextel-PTT kind of way?

I'm really stumped about this one. Before on OSX 10.5 and now on OSX 10.6, my Mac occasionally beeps at me. It's a split-second "bee-bee-beep" that sounds vaguely similar to the push-to-talk beep you ...
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Remove page numbers for one section in Word 2011?

I am running Microsoft Word 2011 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, and am editing a .docx Word document created with it. I would like my title page to be without page numbers, so I added a "Section Break (Next ...
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Disable automatic grammar correction for all sticky notes permanently on Leopard

I'm always bored by the automatic grammar correction because I use Italian and English in the same notes, does someone know a way to avoid every time to deselect this option?
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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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PDF slideshow with notes

I have two .pdf files and they have exactly the same number of pages. I would like to show one file on the projector and another as notes for myself only on my laptop screen when presenting. The ...
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Disable logout after x minutes in OSX 10.6.8

Every time we change the setting on an iMac running 10.6.8 to not log out after X number of minutes the preference seems to reset to log out after 55 minutes. We don't want the computer to log out as ...
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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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403 Forbidden Error on Mac OS X Localhost

I set up Web Sharing in System Preferences on Mac OS X 10.6 and clicked the link it gave me there. Unfortuantely, Apache gave me this 403 error: Forbidden You don't have permission to access ...
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command to convert pdf to eps with no loss in resolution

I want to convert a .pdf file to an .eps file of the same resolution on a unix based machine. If I use "pdf2ps file.pdf file.eps" the resulting .eps image is not the same as the .pdf image. Colors ...
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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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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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Auto-hide OS X menu bar?

Is there a way to auto-hide the OS X menu bar, like is possible with the Dock? There was an application "Menufela" that did this for Tiger, but I'm not aware of anything similar for Leopard/Snow ...
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Can you disable menu bar transparency in Mac OS X?

Depending on the wallpaper I select in Mac OS X 10.6, the menu bar is semi-translucent. Ironically, on black backgrounds, this looks best, as it comes out a simple, flattish gray. On any background I ...
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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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OS X Snow Leopard menubar icons appear/disappear in 8 second cycle

I just bought a new Mac Mini, and used Migration Assistant to move a user from an iMac to it. All went well, except a very strange behavior... the default OS X menubar icons like time, spotlight, etc ...
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Snow Leopard - Add application to System tray instead of the dock

I have lots of apps in the dock right now and I wish to move some of them to the top system tray where options like Bluetooth, Spotlight, Sound, and Airport (Wifi) are displayed. How can I do this in ...
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Hide the menus from the menu bar in OS X

So, this is my question: how do I hide some (or all) of the menus from my menu bar in OS X. A lot of the applications I use have very large menus that I never or very rarely actually use (I know the ...
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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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Enable rubberband scrolling on mac osx snow leopard

Does anyone know how to enable rubber band scrolling on snow leopard, if its even possible.
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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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Macbook Pro 17" wont boot from original installation disk

I was wondering if i could get some help. I have the 17" Macbook Pro. My HDD recently failed, so i have gone and got another one and installed it, the new drive is a Corsair Force LX Sata 3 256Gb ...
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How to install OSX (any version) on DELL XPS L502X as a virtual OS?

I have Dell XPS L502X Laptop, with 64bit Windows 7. [ :: Specifications :: ] I'm trying to install Mac OSX 64 bit on it via virtualbox. I don't need it as a bootable OS, cause that might damage my ...
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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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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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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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How can I start Google Chrome on OS X with the --allow-files-access-from-files argument?

I'm running Google Chrome (12.0.742.122) on OS X (Snow Leopard) and I need to pass the "--allow-files-access-from-files" option so that I can test some local javascript stuff I'm working on. I've ...
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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 change the default location for the standard File Save dialog in Mac OS X?

Subj. Now it is set to Macintosh HD. Please, help me to change it ! Update: it was noticed in TextMate at least
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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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Mac OS X 10.6/MacBook Pro: “NVRM: xxxx called in D3”

Greetings, I'm having odd messages showing up in my console for a while now. Any ideas what they are about? Couldn't find something useful using Google. NVRM: 7032 called in D3 NVRM: 7032 called in ...
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Is there any (dis)advantage to formatting my Mac to use a Case Sensitive File System

I reformatted my MacBookPro recently and decided to format in a case sensitive file system. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Upon doing some installs it seems Steam doesn't support case ...
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How to set processor affinity on OS X?

How do you set processor affinity in Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro?I know in Windows you could just switch it in Task Manager.
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Snow Leopard doesn't repair permissions, despite showing / saying its fixed them?

Sometime ago, I used carbon copy as I was replacing my hard drive in my Mac Mini running Snow Leopard. Afterwards, on my new drive I had some permission problems. I've tried several times running a ...
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Can't find partition tab in disk utility osX ver. 10.6.8

I just got a used Mac Book Pro. I created a new admin account and deleted the old one as well as one other user. This is an older late 2007 MBP... the osX upgrade to 10.6.8 was just performed. My ...
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Using Wireless for Internet & Gigabit LAN for NAS?

As my homeplugs are faulty, I have sent them back and while I wait for them to be repaired and sent back to me, I am currently running on Wireless on both of my laptops (MacBook Pro and HP Envy 17). ...
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DNS lookup problems Mac OS X - but nslookup works!

I'm having 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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How to mount a CD or DVD as Read Only on Mac OS X?

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard edition. I am trying to perform a read-only mount, even though a CD-ROM is write-protected after it's being finalized. Should I use hdiutil, mount or both?
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How do you hide a computer name on a network? (OS X 10.6)

I regularly plug my Macbook Pro into a network at work, but because of the way Mac networking works, my computer's name instantly becomes available to any other Mac on the network. Is there a way to ...
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Increase the maximum number of open file descriptors in Snow Leopard?

I am trying to do something that requires a large number of file descriptors sudo ulimit -n 12288 is as high as Snow Leopard wants to go; beyond this results in /usr/bin/ulimit: line 4: ulimit: ...
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Hard Disk Drive partation in mac

I have a Hard Disk Drive(HDD) using snow leopard . HDD device node is /dev/disk0. This disk drive has two partition containing device node /dev/disk0s2 and /dev/disk0s3. I unmount /dev/disk0s3 . Is ...
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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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How do I suppress the terminal window when I launch a bash script from Spotlight?

When I run a bash script from Spotlight, a terminal window launches to execute it. The window closes when the script finishes but I'd like to prevent that window from appearing on my desktop at all. ...
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Mac Disk Utility converting MAC OS Journaled partition to NTFS-3G

I am trying to install the Mac OS on my partition. In the setup, when I try to format that partition using the Journaled method, it erases it successfully. But when I select the partition, it shows me ...
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Installing VMware tools on a Mac OSX VM?

I know it's possible to install VMware tools on a Mac OSX VM, but I can't figure out how to do it or where to download them. I'm using VMware Workstation with a Snow Leopard guest VM. The host OS is ...