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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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Mouse Button 3 will no longer activate spaces in Snow Leopard

Mouse Button 3 will no longer activate spaces in Snow Leopard. Any ideas on how to get this working again?
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Folder Aliases in Dock or List View cannot be expanded?

I have been increasingly frustrated with the fact that you cannot expand a folder alias in the Finder "List View" via the "expand triangle" or in the dock. If I add a folder to the dock that contains ...
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Snow Leopard on Core Duo

The first run of MacBook Pros have Core Duo processors, whereas all the ones after that have Core 2 Duos. Apple says Snow Leopard only requires an Intel processor, but will a first-gen MacBook Pro get ...
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Mount VMware images (.vmwarevm) in Snow Leopard with MacFuse

Snow Leopard removed the extended file context menus, which for VMware gave the option to mount .vmwarevm files with MacFuse. Is there a way to mount the .vmwarevm files in Snow Leopard? I'm using ...
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How can I remap my Caps-Lock key to Escape (for Vim) in Snow Leopard?

Obviously, in Linux I can use xmodmap. On Leopard, I used an InputManager called PCKeyboardHack. But InputManagers are now broken. How can I preserve my sanity and keep on using Caps Lock to Escape ...
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How do I make the icons smaller in Stacks grid view for Snow Leopard?

Since I installed Snow Leopard, I'm stuck with huge icons in my stacks/folder views in my dock. It use to adjust the layout and size of the window so that as many icons as possible fit on the screen, ...
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How to make the Users Directory a different partition in Snow Leopard?

How do I set up Snow Leopard so that my user's folder resides in a separate partition? I want to do this so that when I format my main partition i don't have to backup and restore the user directory.
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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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Snow Leopard: going to a full 64-bit OS

Even with Snow Leopard installed, many applications remains in 32-bit. I've listed my apps still in in 32-bit: Adobe Reader Firefox QuickSilver iTunes GrowlHelperApp Dropbox SQuirreL ...
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How to remap “Dashboard” key to show the Desktop on OSX [Snow] Leopard?

I use my Desktop far more often than I use my Dashboard. However, my MacBook Pro comes with a dedicated key for Dashboard but it doesn't come with one for Desktop. Using this article, I was able to ...
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Alternative to iStat Menus on Snow Leopard?

Since iStat Menus doesn't work yet with Snow Leopard, is there another tool that I can use that would give me comparable info? (fan speed, computer temp, memory used & cpu usage)
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How can I learn why an application is failing on launch if no log report is created?

I installed Adobe CS4 Master Collection on my MacBook Pro after a clean install of Snow Leopard and Flash CS4 crashes on launch. Usually, apps that crash cause the OS X to create a crash log that can ...
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Has networking between Windows and Mac computers been improved in Snow Leopard?

When Leopard was launched it essentially broke the tight networking capability with Windows computers that Tiger had. Has anyone see this issue rectified on Snow Leopard? In other words will I see my ...
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SIMBL not working on Snow Leopard even with apps in 32-bit mode

I've been using SIMBL with the TerminalColors plugin on Leopard, after upgrading to Snow Leopard it won't work. Someone has posted a modified plugin but this doesn't appear to work for me, its almost ...
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Are Time Machine backups incremental? And is Time Machine any better on Snow Leopard?

I would like to understand how Time Machine backups work and has this been made any better in Snow Leopard?
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Mac Snow Leopard opening the same program in multiple Spaces

I noticed that if I had Safari open in say, Space 1, I would be sent back to Space 1 if I tried to open Safari in any other space. Now I know that I can open multiple windows of Safari in Space 1 and ...
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32-bits or 64-bits in Snow Leopard

How should I know which application is running in 64-bits and which is running in 32-bits in Snow Leopard?
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OS X Snow Leopard 10.6: Will My 32-bit App Run Faster?

The only program that I really top out my processor with (using 10.5.7) is Ableton Live 8.04. Some users have reported massive performance increases with OS X 10.6. However, the Ableton website says: ...
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How do I move a pop3 account in apple mail to use Exchange on Snow Leopard?

I have a pop3 email account set up in Apple Mail and now that I have upgraded to Snow Leopard, I would like to make it an Exchange account. How do I change that account to use Exchange, making sure ...
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Bash on Snow Leopard doesn't obey terminal colours

With the new version of Snow Leopard, OS X upgraded the bash version to GNU bash, version 3.2.48(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin10.0). Now, my .bashrc sets the following settings: # Colors export ...
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Does anybody know how to make Snow Leopard recognize JVMs before 1.6

I can only see 1.6.0 (32 and 64bit) on the Java Preferences dialog, and I need it to run applications using Java 1.5.0
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Remove Spotlight icon from the menu bar

How do I remove the Spotlight icon from the Mac OS X menubar? Note, I don't want to disable Spotlight (I use it). I just want to remove the icon.
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Snow Leopard Installation says my disk is not GUID

How can I convert my disk to GUID? When I go to system information, it says the disk is partitioned as APM
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What is Rosetta and why doesn't Snow Leopard include it by default?

Since I repaved my MacBook with Snow Leopard this morning, I was about to reinstall one of the applications I use, Adobe Flex Builder 3. When I opened FB3's installer, the following was displayed: (...
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Why does emptying the trash in Snow Leopard take so long?

Since installing Mac OS X 10.6, whenever I empty the trash, it takes about 50x as long as it used to under 10.5. I just emptied about 100 files (totaling 50 megs / all local files), and it was about ...
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Connecting to a Checkpoint VPN-1 from Snow Leopard?

Checkpoint SecureClient doesn't work with Snow Leopard, so I've been looking for some other options. VPN Tracker appears to work, but lacks username/password (XAUTH RSA) authentication support (PSK ...
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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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Is it possible that Mac OS X will lock me out of my external harddrive after upgrade

I'm about to upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (Snow Leopard). I intend on backing up applications, documents, downloads, and other files to a Mac formatted external USB harddrive. Recently, I attempted ...
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Will OpenCL in Snow Leopard utilize the dormant GPU in Macbook Pros?

Macbook Pros currently running Leopard (10.5) utilize only one graphics card at a time (a decision disguised as a power profile change). Will OpenCL (introduced to the platform in 10.6) continue this ...
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Which third-party apps don't work after a Snow Leopard upgrade?

What non-Apple apps have you found to be incompatible with Snow Leopard, i.e. stop working, after upgrading to Snow Leopard? Please include the app name and version number in your answer.
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Logitech G5 2007 Edition with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, 5th button not invoking Exposé

I'm using a Logitech G5 2007 Edition mouse with my Mac. I've had it since Tiger, and everything has worked fine. I use the 4th button (the back arrow button) to show all windows in Exposé and I use ...
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GNU screen fails to resize with Snow Leopard xterm

I use 120x80 xterms under X11 (which I start via xterm -geometry 120x80). I also use some constantly running GNU screen sessions on a couple of different hosts -- both local to the mac and on some ...
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Can Snow Leopard sync with Google's Exchange sync for iCal/AddressBook

Has anyone tested Snow Leopard's exchange support with Google's Exchange sync? Does it work for iCal and/or contacts? Will it sync contact groups?
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard - Error CNQL2410_ClassicNotSeize.kext was installed improperly

Does anyone know how to fix this problem? The system extension CNQL2410_ClassicNotSeize.kext was installed improperly. I'm not sure what is triggering the error.
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Does Snow Leopard provide Java 6 for 32-bit machines?

There has been some speculation that Apple's Snow Leopard would finally include a version of Java 6 that works on 32-bit Intel hardware. Now that the OS has been released, can anybody confirm whether ...
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What are Snow Leopard's new features?

I heard the final Snow Leopard release is now available. What are the new features? What is changed from older versions? Can I install this in my non Mac desktop or laptop? If so, how?
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Do I *have* to purchase the Snow Leopard box set?

I have Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), and I really don't want to purchase the iLife and iWork suite that the Box set includes. Is the version of Snow Leopard in the Box Set different from the version which ...
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Run VirtualBox on Snow Leopard set to 64-bit?

I know there are problems running VMWare Fusion when Snow Leopard has been set to boot as 64-bit. It will only run on 32-bit for now (default for desktop/laptop Macs). Any news on whether Virtual Box ...
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Would Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard consume more RAM?

Or just will allow me to use it? I currently have 4gb and sometimes I run out of RAM. Would SL per se consume more RAM? It looks like I'm not running out of ram yet.
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Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard

I have been able to move Apple's virtual memory swapfiles to a dedicated partition on my hard drive up until now. The technique I have been using is described in a thread on forums.macosxhints.com. ...
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Why does my Mac OS X 10.6 kernel run in 32-bit mode?

I have a MacBook Pro (5,1) with 4GB of memory running 10A432 - but it's running the 32-bit kernel. Any ideas why it wouldn't be running in 64-bit mode, and how I can get it to do so?
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How Will Mac OS X Snow Leopard Upgrade Work?

I am relatively new to Mac OS X. I got my MacBook in January, and I have never experienced a new version of the operating system. I am wondering if I should simply upgrade my install to Snow Leopard. ...
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Will I be able to upgrade my Snow Leopard developer seed to final, or will I have to re-install?

I have been a developer for a long time. I am deciding when to just use Snow Leopard as my primary operating system, now or after it is released to the public. In the past I have always had a separate ...
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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 MacBook?...
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Is there an updated version of Boot Camp coming with Snow Leopard?

Possibly with updated drivers for Windows 7?