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

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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 ...
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Can't write HFS+ in Mac OSX

I've an external HDD of 500GB and in HFS+ format. It works normally on my Mac running OS X 10.5.8. After I plugged it into a machine running Windows, I found a vacant partition of 128MB and formatted ...
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Risks of upgrading from OS X 10.5.8 to 10.6.3

Knowing little about OSX, a friend has asked me to help upgrade their machine from OS X 10.5.8 to 10.6.3; what are the risks of doing so, if any, and what is the best way to mitigate them?
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What tool is best for removing pages from a PDF?

I have a set of PDF documents that each have a few extra pages. I'd like to remove the first two and last pages from each of them. Preview only lets me look at and annotate a PDF, not edit one. Can ...
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Can't connect Mac to Mac via Finder over LAN

I'm having trouble getting one Mac on my home LAN to talk to another - let's call them Red and Blue. Red can't connect via Finder (under Shared) to Blue. But Red can open a Screen Sharing session to ...
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What does this Safari-related “system.log” message mean?

I keep seeing these log messages in my "system.log" on my OS X 10.5 machine. Within 1 to 12 minutes after connecting to my ISP I see these messages appear: Jan 1 11:20:11 206 Safari[105]: Safari ...
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Where can I find the latest java update for Mac OS systems prior to 10.6?

I have a couple of old Macs that run old versions of Mac OSX and I want to protect them from the recent Flashback malware. Has Apple produced a java update for systems Prior to 10.6 (snow leopard)? ...
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Mac OS reinstall - what to backup for manual restore?

In the next few days I'll have to reinstall my Mac OS/ Snow Leopard computer. I'm trying to figure out what to backup first. I’m not talking about the user data but rather OS specific things like in ...
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How do I stop my Mac from attempting Time Machine Backups?

I have a 2005 PowerBook running 10.5.8 that, in its previous life, was my personal, full time machine that I used all the way through graduate school. It has been relegated to very light duty in the ...
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Helvetica font rendering issue on MacBook Leopard

So I have just re-installed Leopard on my MacBook and recovered from my Time Machine only to find I have font rendering issues with the Helvetica font: This happens in browser or in apps like Mail. ...
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Can you repair a Leopard sparsebundle in Lion?

I have a MacBook that runs Leopard and uses Time Machine to backup to a linux based server. For a long time this setup has worked perfectly, but apparently it stopped working over a week ago. It ...
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Failed to install ghostscript, during Imagemagick installation

I'm kinda new to those CLI installations so I don't know exactly what I'm doing I'm just following the installation steps of the guide: I want to install Imagemagick on my Mac 10.5.8: I typed ´sudo ...
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trouble installing snow leopard

My optical drive is no longer working and I'm having trouble updating from leopard to snow leopard I got this message when I tried to install "To install Mac OS X, use Disk utility to burn this ...
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Discovering which PCMCIA Wifi card can work on OS X Leopard

I've got an old PowerBook G4. I've installed Mac OS X Leopard on it. Now, i want to buy a PCMCIA wifi card for surfing internet. But I can't understand, which cards are compatible and which not. ...
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What are the major differences between Leopard (10.5) and Snow Leopard (10.6)?

Leopard was released 2007 and Snow Leopard was released 2 years later in 2009. They both look pretty much the same, with a few minor GUI exceptions. They almost work the same, again with a few minor ...
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How do I get rid of browser redirect malware?

I am using Mac OS X Leopard on a MacBook Pro. I must have been very careless at some point, since I managed to let some malware install in it. While browsing I get randomly redirected to different ...
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What is the use of a clean OS (Lion) install?

My machine is a iMac8,1 (24", early 2008) that I bought with Mac OS 10.5 Leopard installed. My question is: what are all the benefits and drawbacks of performing a clean operation system (OS) install? ...
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What is 10.5.8 (Users) preference file for video?

If I can find the users preference file for video resolution I can try deleting it. Hooked up a monitor that doesn't support 1280x900. Just a blank screen and unable to go back to original 1280x1024. ...
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How do I repair movies with “invalid public movie atoms”?

I've got a movie file that gives me the following error every time it opens in any QuickTime based player: The movie could not be opened. An invalid public movie atom was found in the movie. ...
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What is the last version of Skype that will run on OS X 10.5 for a PPC Mac?

I've got a G4 Mac Mini that is running 10.5.8 and the latest version of Skype (v 5.3) will not install on my machine because it is Intel only. What is the last version that would work on PowerPC?
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How can I stop Spaces from taking me to an app's Space when I open a new file?

Let's say I have two spaces with a program open in space one. If I'm actively working in space two and open a file that uses the same program as what's open in space one, I get hucked back into space ...
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How do I install virgin Leopard on external drive with iMac running Lion?

I have a new iMac, quad core with Lion running. I want to install Leopard on an external drive to run some hardware that will not work work Lion. I have formatted the external drive as Mac OS ...
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10.5.7 Recovery Disk

I've got a mid-2009 MB Pro that I'm setting up to run some tests. I've got Lion and Snow Leopard partitions up and running, but struggling with Leopard. The initial OS with mid-2009 MB Pros is ...
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G5 wakes up for no apparent reason

I’ve got a very odd problem with an old G5 of mine. It's a 2.3GHz Dual-Core G5 with Mac OS X 10.5.8. Sometimes, though not always (about 50/50), when putting the computer to sleep, it wakes up after a ...
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How to remove non-essential files from Leopard

I am cleaning up a really old mac to bring it back to use. It has an 80 gig hard drive and after wiping out downloads, documents, pictures, music, videos and unneccesary applications I am now stranded ...
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Is there a way to prevent those pesky .DS_Store files from being ever created?

Is there a way (eg. a binary hack into Finder) to stop it from creating .DS-Stores on LOCAL Volumes? I am using Leopard, therefore these don't work: Asepsis (requires Lion) TotalFinder (requires ...
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Recover a file after hitting “replace” in copy dialog?

Someone I know copied a file into a directory over another one and hit "replace" accidentally. Is there any way to recover the older version of the file on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8? EDIT: Time ...
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Unable to migrate between 10.5 machines

When a MacBook fails at my workplace, we, in the IT department*, swap the computer for another one and migrate the user's account over (using the Migration Assistant). I have found lately that we are ...
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Where do I start with re-installing OSX on my 2008 MacBook?

I'm in kind of a mess. I have a 2008 MacBook (White) and I tried to re-install the OS. I wiped the HDD as part of the re-install process but the install failed and said the disc is scratched. I have ...
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How do I change containers from Matroska to MP4 without modifying the stream data?

I want to take some Matroska (.mkv) movies I have (h.264/AAC with subtitle & chapter tracks) and change the container to the more iOS friendly MP4 container, but without re-encoding all of the ...
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Using iCloud on Leopard with iPhone 4

I am on Leopard 10.5.8 (my MacBook is too old to upgrade to Snow Leopard) on itunes 10.5, and on iPhone 4 (iOS 5.0). I have a MobileMe account. My iPhone shows iCloud is available in the settings ...
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How do I open a .gid file?

I have some files that have .gid extension. What Mac software should I use to open it? I use OS X 10.5.8.
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Photo Stream access on pre-Lion Macs

I have a machine not running Lion because of software Lion does not support. This machine is currently my primary household media hub, and it would be very helpful if it could take advantage of Photo ...
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Can you hide hidden files in specific folders (like the desktop) while keeping them shown everywhere else?

I work with hidden files all the time, but I like an uncluttered desktop. It would be nice to make files like .DS_Store, and .localized invisible just on the Desktop. Please note I am already aware ...
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Installing Python on Mac 10.5.8 64-bit

I'm working on getting Python installed on my Mac 10.5.8 and I have been having a heck of a lot of trouble. The standard downloads at Python.org do not show a compatible version. They have 10.3 - ...
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Leopard won't remember default programs

Everytime I restart/boot my mac and open up a mail application (thunderbird) or a web browser (firefox or chrome) I am always asked if I want to make it the default. This happens even if I click yes. ...
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Spotlight pop-up effects

I saw someone with a Macbook Pro using the Spotlight feature several times, and every time the Spotlight opened, it used a certain effect that's not like what I see in other Macs (I use Leopard). ...
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How do I change back from MacPorts Python to system default version?

I used MacPorts to install a newer version of Python on my system (10.5.8 PPC), and then used the MacPorts select command to change the default invoked version of Python to the MP version. Now I want ...
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Trouble installing sqlite3 on OS X 10.5.8

I am trying to install Rails 3, but having trouble with sqlite3. First I tried $ sudo gem install sqlite3 however, I got this error message: http://pastie.org/2419493 After googling around, I ...
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Can a PowerBook or MacBook be configured to automatically wake when power is connected?

I'm looking to turn an old Mac laptop into a "car-puter". However, I don't want to drain the battery on either the laptop or the car. Is there a way to configure it so that the computer automatically ...
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Repairing Mac OS X Leopard without Time Machine

I did a dumb thing and accidentally overwrote my copy of /usr/bin/sqlite3 on my Mac OS X 10.5.8. I don't have a Time Machine backup so I can't grab the file from there. When I try to run Apache2, I'm ...
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Hard drive is failing, iMac is freezing?

So this is my third hard drive that I installed on my intel Mac OS X desktop (made in 2007), and I installed Western Digital Black Caviar (which is supposed to last 3 yrs, I believe). But the hard ...
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Mounting a “Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)” drive formatted in Lion on either Mac OS X Leopard or CentOS 6

I formatted a Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive on a system running OS X Lion (10.7) as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)". Everything works great on the Lion system. However, when I try ...
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ctrl alt h shortut not being caught by my active program anymore

this is what I get when pressing that combo. Also, some strange window frame gets drawn along the active sub-windows... I do not know how I have managed to screw it like that but would surey like to ...
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Can not set startup disk

At System Preferences > Startup Disk I select a disk with Mac OS X (10.5 or 10.6) installed, but when I click Restart I get this error message: You can’t change the startup disk to the selected disk. ...
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Give a new life to my 2007 MacBook Pro (help it live longer)

TLDR: What can I do to my 2007 MacBook Pro (under Leopard) to make it snappier? I have a 2007 MacBook Pro (technical characteristics below). I use it for heavy nonprofessional office-style work: ...
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What are the technical and license restrictions around virtualization for Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion?

I have a 500 GB hard drive on my MacBook Pro. I have OS X 10.7 (Lion) on my main partition and Windows 7 Ultimate on a secondary partition. Because I have older applications that I would like to run ...
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Alfred toggles very slowly

On a MacBook5,2 running OSX 10.5, with only 2GB RAM, Alfred toggles very slowly, like up to 5 seconds after the keystroke. After I've just toggled it, it will toggle again much faster, but after a ...