The sixth major version of Mac OS X, 10.5 is marketed as Leopard.

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How to restore deleted applications on system preferences using pref setter?

some of my mac 10.5 system preferences items such as, General, desktop and screen saver, sound, dock, display, users and group, bluetooth, start up desk, speech, and time machine are all gone. I can't ...
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How to fix curl throwing “error setting certificate verify locations”

I'm a web developer and I have a MacBook4,1 with OS X 10.5.8. Important stuff like GitHub, homebrew, ruby and python doesn't work correctly, because curl doesn't work. It seems that the SSL ...
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Can I get Mountain Lion on a MacBook?

I own a MacBook which I purchased approximately 6 years ago (I'm not sure exactly what version it is, but I can get that information if needed). It is running OS X Leopard, and I want to install ...
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How to use environment variables in applescript

I'd like to use my environment variables, which were defined in my environment.plist file, in my applescript. How do I do that, for instance: log "Glassfish Home: " & AS_HOME Where AS_HOME is ...
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Which OS X is the fastest for my old MacBook? [closed]

I am going to do a clean install of OS X on my old MacBook (Late 2008), but the computer will only be needed for: tabbed web browsing (Safari/Chrome), word processing (Office/iWork), and maybe some ...
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Have: Single partition firewire HD w/ 10.5.8 (my StartUp Disk), 2 bootable USB drives (1st= 10.6.7, 2nd= 10.8.2). Want: upgrade firewire HD to 10.8.2

Have: a) single partition 2 TB external firewire HD w/ 10.5.8 (my current StartUp Disk) b) single partition bootable USB drive with 10.6.7 (full version / not just an "upgrade" version) c) single ...
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How can I make my Mac Mini 1,1 display 1080p?

I have an early intel Mac Mini (1,1 Late 2006) that I'm resurrecting for the purposes of a media centre (intend to replace with a modern device when finances allow). This model is furnished with a DVI ...
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No right to open file once copied on the desktop

I'm new to Mac, so I may not have the correct vocabulary. We have a Mac 10.5.x configured to share files with AFP and SMB. We have 4 other Mac as clients, various versions between 10.5 and 10.6. ...
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How to fix an unusable iMac G4 monitor plagued by static?

I'm working on a friend's old G4 iMac trying to get his only computer running so he can do his college assignments at home. The machine has static on the screen during operation. I reset NVRAM and ...
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Is there a web browser I can use safely on Mac OS 10.5.8?

Sometime in 2012, Adobe Flash asked me to update it. I tried, but it didn't work because my browsers (firefox and chrome) didn't support the newest flash. I tried to update my browsers, but neither ...
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Determine geolocation in shell / Terminal on OS X 10.5

Is there a way to determine geolocation in shell / Terminal on OS X 10.5? There's another question, Is there a way to access a Mac's geolocation from terminal? (Mountain Lion), but it seems to ...
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Some USB devices work, some don't on Macbook

Some older USB devices such as flash drives or mice work on my Macbook 2007 model, but newer ones are not recognized. Any ideas about the diagnosis and the cure?
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How do I create an Apple email account on an old iBook running OS 10.5.8?

I’m setting up an old iBook and as a result I am also stuck with OS X 10.5.8 and can’t see how I can create a new Apple email address. Any ideas are welcomed—Apple’s site and OS have been terrible in ...
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Web-based screensharing applications that works with MacOS 10.5 Leopard?

Using MacOS 10.5 Leopard, I want to be able to share my screen with others during a meeting so the people I'm talking to can easily see my screen through a web browser. A free solution would be ...
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Which size is the smallest HD that I can use to install Snow leopard?

I had problems with my iMac (20" 2009 Intel and 4GB RAM) as I was updating the OS from OSX 10.5 to 10.6. It told me that I can't update in my main hard drive, so to don't format it, and my main hard ...
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Installing Leopard from DVD: Apple logo?

I need to install Leopard OSX on my mac. When the mac starts, I hold the alt button and I load the Leopard Installation DVD. Afterwords I can only see the Apple logo on the screen and everything ...
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Bug in 'file' command on 10.5.8? (Or am I doin' it wrong?)

On my OS X 10.5.8 system, the man page for 'file' says: -h, --no-dereference option causes symlinks not to be followed (on systems that support symbolic links). This is the default if ...
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Trying to upgrade, OS X installer can't find hard drive

The hard drive in my mom's MacBook (2,1) was dying so I got her an Adata SSD and replaced the original hard drive with it. I booted it up with her original Mac OS 10.4 install CD and used disk utility ...
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Mail.app accidentally deleted (OS X 5.8)

How do I restore Mail.app after it was accidentally deleted? I have complete time machine backup of system, but can't find Mail.app in it. I tried optional install from original disks, but Mail.app ...
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What is the default URL for Software Update on OS X 10.5.x?

I am fixing my mother-in-law's computer, and when I ran software update I found that the computer was looking to https://storeserver.local:8088/indes.sucatalog to get it's updates... Clearly she has ...
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Can I use the same Time Machine drive with OS X 10.5 and 10.8?

I have an external 500 GB hard drive that I used to use for Time Machine backups with my PowerBook G4 running OS X 10.5 (Leopard). However, I now use it with a white MacBook running 10.8 (Mountain ...
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Want to increase spead and reponsiveness in older Mac

Current Information: Software: Mac OSX (10.5.8) Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM I want to get my computer moving faster, specifically around safari, itunes, ...
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access and recover leopard time machine backups in mountain lion

I will be upgrading a MacBook Pro (late 2008) from leopard to mountain lion soon with a a complete wipe by booting and installing from a self made mountain lion USB stick. That MacBook Pro has ...
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upgrade this old MacBook Pro to mountain lion?

I have an "old" MacBook Pro with the following specs: Modelname: MacBook Pro Modell-Identification: MacBookPro5,4 Processor type: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor speed: 2.53 GHz processer count: 1 core ...
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backup and restore iPhoto library from OSX 10.5.8

How do I backup a complete iPhoto ('09 version 8.1.2 (424)) library with all its metadata from iPhoto of OSX 10.5.8 and then after a clean new install of the latest OSX 10.8.2 on the same machine, ...
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Moving individual specific applications from Leopard to Mountain Lion

I'm moving from an old 2007 MBP running Leopard OS X 10.5.8 to a new MBP running OS X 10.8.2 and I want to keep the new system as clean as possible. Therefore, I chose not to use the Migration ...
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Trouble backing up my Mac (with Time Machine) to my WD passport

I just bought a 1 TB WD passport (external hard drive) to backup my Mac. I'm currently operating on a Mac OS x 10.5.8 (Leopard) with a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. To format the drive I erased ...
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OS X 10.5 upgrade to OS X 10.7 with data saving

They gave me macbook for development, it's quite powerful, but I need to upgrade i to OS X Lion because otherwise I can't run Xcode 4.X. How to upgrade but to save existing data somewhere on the hard ...
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Why does a Time Machine backup not complete when destination is a Shared Volume?

I have six Macs in my house, all running the latest, greatest version of Snow Leopard. I also have an eMac (PPC) running Leopard 10.5.8. I use the eMac as a file and print server. The eMac has two ...
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How can I find out whether my MacBook is supported by Lion?

Lion requires MacBook Late 2008 Aluminium or Early 2009 to install/upgrade. How can I find out whether my MacBook is capable of running Lion if I forgot when I bought it?
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My macbook suddenly thinks its display is 800x600

I have not found anyone else online who had this problem, which is troubling. Here is all I know: I closed my macbook (running Leopard, a few years old). I opened my macbook. The display had changed ...
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How to get MacBook Leopard installation disks?

We bought this computer second hand without the disks. Some of the applications were accidentally removed. The trash was emptied before realizing they were in there. We are trying to find someone ...
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Using OS X Mountain Lion Server and a Leopard Client

I have a Mountain Lion Server I just got to play with (learn server). I understand I can use it for Open Directory services. I believe I can migrate users off their laptops onto the server, and ...
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How can I download Snow Leopard?

I am running a MacBook Pro on Mac OS X 10.5.8 I want to upgrade to Mountain Lion, but cannot download it as I do not have Snow Leopard. I cannot find Snow Leopard to download. Where might I get ...
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Upgrading Leopard Server from 10-client to Unlimited

I need the lowest-impact way to allow more than 10 AFP sessions on my OS X Server running 10.5.8. If I buy a boxed retail copy of 10.5.4 Server Unlimited, will I just have to enter the new license key ...
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AFP transfer speed seems to drop to nothing for no reason - Assistance to diagnose please?

I have an server that is running 10.5 and for some reason the speed of AFP transfers when serving around 30 clients drops to 300KB/s. This is really unusable, but I can seem to determine why this ...
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Can a Mac OS X DVD that came with a computer be used to upgrade another computer?

I have two computers -- the newest, a MacBook Pro, came with OS X 10.6, and the oldest, an iMac, is running 10.5.8. In order to upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion, one has to first upgrade to 10.6, ...
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Does OSX suffer from bad performance over multiple OS upgrading processes?

I started with Leopard OSX, then upgraded to Snow Leopard, then upgraded to Lion. Now Mountain Lion is unleashed. Is it recommended to make a fresh install or upgrading is just fine? Does OSX ...
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How to recover deleted files from OS 10.5.8?

I'm not very experienced with Macs, so please pardon my mistakes. I'm assisting a coworker with a client of ours who recently let go of one of their employees, and in the resulting meeting the person ...
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OS X Lion not able to login with regular open directory domain users

I've configured a Lion client machine to connect to my OS X server and use it for network logins. The diradmin works okay, but I tried to use a regular user, and it doesn't allow any other users to ...
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Playback during Copying

When I copied a movie over the Network, via Finder, back in 10.5 I could simply open it in VLC during copying. However on 10.7 it tells me the file is used by OS X and could, therefore, not be opened. ...
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OSX Network: “could not save because write access was not granted”

We have a really basic network of Macs here in our studio. We keep all our files on a machine running Leopard server, but we're all on Lion. The problem we're having is every single time we open a ...
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OS X 10.5 on macmini3,1 model?

To reproduce/debug an issue exclusive to OS X 10.5, i was trying install Leopard on my Mac Mini (model "macmini3,1", came with Snow Leopard). However, when trying to boot from a Leopard install medium ...
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Creating bootable USB for OS X Leopard

I need to re-install OS X Leopard on a computer that has broken DVD Drive. Also I don't have firewire cable. So I created a .dmg file from the install disc and then copy that on a usb drive using ...
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How can I create an installable OS X Leopard DVD from a running system?

I need to reinstall Leopard on a computer although I don't have the install disks. Leopard is still installed on the computer. Also the disk drive doesn't work. What options are there? Can I create a ...
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Photo indexing software for Mac OS X 10.5.8 with the ability to upload to a photo printer / sharing service?

I want to scan old color slides using a Nikon Coolscan on Mac OS X Version 10.5.8. I want a program that will allow me to index these files and add descriptions, dates, locations and other ...
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Update from 10.5.8 to Lion with the Lion USB stick

I bought this small OS X Lion USB stick for $69 today. The guy in the Apple Store said that I can simply upgrade from my 10.5.8 to Lion with this thing. Well I plugged it in and hello, I'm not able to ...
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How to determine original location of file that is currently in the Trash?

Suppose some file "Any File.pdf" is in the Trash (aka ~/.Trash). How can I determine its original location? By "original location" I mean the folder where that file would be moved to if one were to ...
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OS X upgrade from Leopard (Snow or Lion?) [closed]

I am on Leopard right now 10.6.8 and happy so far. Just have been checking out the Lion features. I am not interested in an iOS-like OS X, thanks. So I would like to know which is the best upgrade ...
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Clean install of Lion

I have a 1st generation MacBook Air running Leopard 10.5.8. Recently it's not working very smoothly anymore. I've my Lion 10.7.4 retail DVD with me. When I boot up to the Lion CD, it shows that I ...