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Questions tagged [osx-snow-leopard]

Use for questions referring specifically to versions of OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard. Non-version-specific questions related to OS X should be tagged with [osx]. Questions about Mac hardware should be tagged with [mac]. Questions about running OS X on non-Apple hardware are generally considered off-topic.

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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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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?
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Mac always warns “You can't undo this action” and skips the Trash when deleting a file

I repaired the permissions on my iMac and am now getting this dialog box whenever I delete something. I checked Finder > Preferences and "Empty Trash Securely" and "Show Warning" are both unchecked. ...
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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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Open application from OSX Terminal with debug printouts

I can open an application using open, like this: open ./MyApp.app But this doesn't display the application's debug printouts - which I need. If I locate the binary inside the package manually and ...
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Sharing Files from Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) using SMB (Samba)

I enabled file sharing and in options SNB sharing on my Mac but still none of the computers in my local area network can reach it. They can ping the computer and can ssh but only sharing doesn't work. ...
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How to disable flashing terminal in Mac OS

when i enter terminals commands etc and hit TAB (file name completion) the whole terminal window flashes rapidly (if there is no unique filename for example). This is not good since for some people ...
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What can I do to stop the Play / Pause button from opening iTunes?

In Snow Leopard the Play / Pause media button (on the F8 key) opens up iTunes. How can I disable that? Preferably keeping the old Leopard behaviour, so I can use it to control other media applications ...
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How to change this OSX script

I made a script to automatically shut down my computer. The problem is that it always asks the password. How should this be changed? do shell script "shutdown -h now" with administrator privileges ...
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Good TN3270 for MacOS? (Mac OS X Snow Leopard)

I need a good TN3270 emulator for the Mac that supports file transfers to TSO/ISPF (IND$FILE) and 132 char wide screens. Min 132x27 (3278-model-5), better even user defined size like 132x43. So ...
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Why can't I see a separate curl file along with all the libcurl files after building it from source?

I downloaded the source file from https://curl.haxx.se/download/ (curl-7.59.0.tar.bz2) to build the curl command line tool, or so I thought. I followed the instructions on curl's site (./configure, ...
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Differences between /usr/bin/login and /usr/bin/bash

Terminal.app has the Shells open with setting with the Default login shell (/usr/bin/login) and Command (complete path) (which by default contains /usr/bin/bash as path) options. Out of the box, the ...
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cat on Mac OS X never exits

I'm a bit of a UNIX noob, but I'm trying to run the cat command to make a simple text file and it works great, however cat is never exited after making the file. For instance, I type cat > ~/...
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How to install bpython for python3 on OSX?

How can I install bpython, or another good python shell, on OSX 10.6, for python 3? Calling easy_install bpython installed it for python 2.6 (same with ipython). Nor brew nor macports seem to even ...
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Are multiple keyboard shortcuts allowed to switch between spaces?

I have an early 2001 Macbook Pro, and like the early 2008 version I had before that I got used to using Option+Arrow Keys to switch between spaces (when I wanted to quickly move to an adjoining space, ...
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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?
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Where are my Firefox passwords saved?

In a fear-driven reaction to recent hacking events I thought over my password strategy. The basic question is are my saved passwords in FireFox safe from remote access? I.e. where are they kept, are ...
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How can I reset a user password for a VMware Fusion guest installation of Snow Leopard Server?

I would like to change a user password for a guest installation of Snow Leopard Server. I've looked around, and found that one proposed solution was to hold Command-S after the chime. I tried several ...
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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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Installing Tiger on a Snow Leopard MacBook

My lab is planning to buy a MacBook that comes with Snow Leopard to test our RCP applications (Eclipse). We would also like to install Tiger to test our applications because many of our users are ...
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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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Can I downgrade OS X Lion via Migration Assisstant?

I've been having a few little annoying issues with Lion that are irking me (choppy mouse, slow startup/shutdown, dead PowerPC apps). Thinking of going back to Snow Leopard, I don't want to have to ...
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How to get back to the command line after launching a Node.js script?

I'm on a Mac OS X 10.6.7. I started a node.js script, which starts an HTTP server. The problem is that I lost the command line, it looks like this: $me cd directory $me node test.js Message from ...
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Mac 10.6 Cisco VPN: Can I run scripts/apps on connection?

I had been using shimo to connect to my vpn and shimo has the ability to execute apps/scripts when the connection happens. I have moved to 10.6 and am now using the built in client. I don't see any ...
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Why Does My iMac Keep Setting the Screen Brightness to 'Full'?

I have a 2 week old 24" iMac running Mac OS X 10.6. It is the primary monitor with the menu bar on the top of display. I have an external monitor as well, a 19" Viewsonic LCD. The LCD is set to the ...
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Is it possible to change the delay before the dock appears in OS X on Mac?

I would like to change the delay before the (autohidden) dock appears when I mouse over it. There is currently a short delay before it appears, and I would like to make it a lot longer (one second ...
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OS X Snow Leopard stops processing clicks from Wacom Intuous2

I'm using a Wacom Intuos2 graphics tablet in OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2, which works great, 80% of the time. Every 20 minutes or so, OS X to just start ignoring input from the pen. More specifically, ...
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Network Proxies all grayed out…why?

I'm a new Mac OS X 10.6 user, and I was trying to change the Network Proxies settings. However, it's all grayed out and was wondering how to make it editable? I'm the admin of the computer, so this is ...
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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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How do I start nginx on port 80 at OS X login?

I installed Nginx using homebrew and after completing the installation the following message was displayed: In the interest of allowing you to run `nginx` without `sudo`, the default port is set to ...
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Macbook freezes while charging

This MacBook(version 2.1) freezes while in OSX(10.5 and 10.6 at least) when in the charger is plugged after having ram upgraded to 4gbs. It doesn't freeze immediately but it always does eventually. ...
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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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Why can I sometimes not drag icons to a supposedly empty spot on my Mac OS X desktop?

I'm using align to grid. There's an icon. There's an empty space. I drag from icon to empty space. It bounces back to its original spot as though there were an icon in the empty space. But there's not!...
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Which file system to use in between OSX and Linux

I have got my paws on a large USB drive which I'd like to use as a backup/general storage at the office. I was thinking of having two partitions one of Time Machine backup and one for general storage. ...
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OS X Terminal Cursor Problem

This morning I bumped into something I've never seen before and I can't seem to find a way to fix it. I was inspecting a large bzipped tarball (e.g. tar jtf myfile.tar.bz2) and before it completed, I ...
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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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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 to remove mDNSresponder from a Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

I got a message from WOW platform saying my machine was generating suspicious activity. I run AED4 and MacAffee last versions with 0 threats results. Then I turned to the Activity Monitor and checked ...
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How do I clear log files on Mac OS X?

My error logs appear to be taking up several GBs of space on my Macbook Pro running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, but I can't seem to find a way to clear the log files to free up this space.
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How to combine PDF documents to make a new document using Preview?

Preview lets me combine pages from different documents into one window, but I can't find a way to save the resulting multi-page document. Preview displays Untitled (1 page) (3 documents, 3 total ...
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Trouble upgrading OS X, because HD doesn't use GUID Partition Table Scheme

I have a MacBook with Mac OS X 10.5 which I'm trying to upgrade to 10.6. When I run the upgrade 'install' I quickly get to a page where I am supposed to 'Select the disk where you want to install Mac ...
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How can Mac OS X show network activity without network hardware?

I've recently done a fresh install of Mac OS X Snow Leopard on a Macbook Pro because of a system failure. The system is bare except for what the DVD installs. I've turned off Airport, Bluetooth, and ...
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Adobe Fireworks CS4 and CS5 are very slow on a Mac

I have Adobe CS5 installed on my iMac. I use Mac OS X 10.6.4 Most of the time i use Fireworks, that is very slow. It catches the screen for a few seconds, while i moving objects, manipulate with ...