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

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How can I check ethernet card?

I doubt a hardware problem with my ethernet device. I'm unable to connect to Internet. How can I verify if it's a hardware issue or not?
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When minimizing, not have new window of same app come to focus

There's a couple of behavior's that I find very frustrating, and no luck yet in fixing them: Imagine chrome with multiple windows open. There's one in front, then another application, then the other ...
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Can I configure the modem on my G5 to only allow calls from certain numbers to ring through?

This is a weird question, I know, but... I have an alarm system which I can call into and send commands to, I.E. to arm/disarm/listen to the ambient noise. However, for this to work obviously it has ...
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What software for video editing should a G5 Tower Use?

My friend has a G5 Tower and would like to create some music videos for his band. I've looked into Final Cut Pro, but unfortunately the latest version is Intel only. I assume if we went that route, ...
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Is there an easy way to update a NetBoot image?

I have a NetBoot image which I use for booting into to do things like disk maintenance and testing new applications without having to install them on my workstation. It's really handy, but I created ...
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How can I stop spaces from switching automatically?

I will often use Spaces on Mac OS X 10.5 to switch to another space when a program is busy / unresponsive. Very often, without warning or apparent reason, Spaces will switch back to the first space ...
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How to configure OS X 10.5 to always open .WAV files with QuickTime?

I use iTunes to listen to my music, all of which is in .mp3 and .aac files. I periodically want to listen to .wav files, however these are never music. Most often, they're voicemails sent to my by our ...
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Caffeine taking up 2.88GB virtual memory

Caffeine is a small program. Why is it taking up so much virtual memory or am I reading this wrong? Edit: persists across application and os restarts
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What tools allow for creation and editing of a PDF document on OS X?

I would like to create a PDF document with images, text and table of contents. I have also other PDF documents that I would like to merge in this new PDF. Do you know some tools/software for creating ...
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How do I enable the Java console in Firefox?

I'm using MacOSX 10.5.8 and the default Java provided by Apple (e.g. /usr/bin/java -> /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current/Commands/java). My web browser is Firefox 3.6.12. ...
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Client torrent for broadcatching

I would like to drop Vuze that I've been running for many years now on my G4 Mac mini in favor of a more lightweight torrent client. These two features are mandatory: Watched folder RSS scanner for ...
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Free tool to create a screencast to upload on hosting video platforms

I would like to make a small video tutorial of a web application I deployed recently. Could you recommend some free programm to record screencast easily, ready to upload to video hosting platforms ...
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Why does battery die during sleep mode?

I'm running MacOSX 10.5.8 on a MacBook Pro. I was working on my computer last night. I finished work, closed the lid and expected the computer to go to sleep. I assume this is the Apple Safe Sleep ...
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Running Leopard on a MacBook Pro that shipped with Snow Leopard

I have a MacBook Pro with 10.6 pre-installed. Is there a way to use this machine to test my software on 10.5? Do I need 10.5, or is there is a mode within 10.6 with which I can run 10.5? If I need ...
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How can I copy the path of a file?

This surely sounds weird to PC users ;-), but my actual question is "How can I copy the path to a folder or a file ?" The Info Dialog doesn't allow me to copy the information that stands there ... ...
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Where can I get install discs for OS X 10.5 to max out a Powerbook G4?

Over the past year, my dad's Powerbook G4 (OS X 10.3) lost the ability to run any usable version of firefox or other end of life PPC software. Apple customer service wouldn't sell him a copy of 10.5 ...
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Software update never completes

I have an eMac (PPC G4) with 512 MB RAM, running 10.5.8. When I run Software Update, the "Checking for new software..." process never completes. I have tried deleting my ...
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Font Book does not Install all fonts

My Mac decided to delete all but 19 fonts, which is fairly annoying. It didn't really delete them, as in I still have the original files in the /Library/Fonts folder, but they've disappeared from Font ...
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Unable to share screen over iChat

I've been trying to set up iChat screen sharing between an iBook G4 and my MacBook (both running the latest Leopard) for some time now without success. iChat has been configured on both computers with ...