Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) was the seventh major release of the OS X series.

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Can I uninstall stock Apple applications (e.g. Stickies)

Is it safe to uninstall stock OS X applications that I do not use? They're really just taking up space on my Applications list (and my SSD). The applications I'm eyeing for deletion are: Front Row ...
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MacBook won't shut down

What could be the reasons for my MacBook (early 2009) not shutting down. When issued the shutdown command it won't go pass the hiding of the icons on the desktop. It doesn't freeze (as I can still ...
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Finder allows rename on Exposing desktop

When I press F11, It directly shows me the current-desktop of OSX. Now, Let me describe the issue ( which is an issue according to me ). Step 1) open any finder window ( for example as follows. ...
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How can I specify delimiters in Terminal for word and character selection before copying and pasting?

I am new to Mac and still struggling to be productive with fewer clicks and keys... When I use Terminal and click on a word, I would like the delimiter to be only space and not other characters like ...
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How can I log into the desktop environment as Root on a new mac running 10.6 or 10.7 without creating a user account?

Under Mac OS 10.5, you could boot a fresh-out-of-the-box Mac into single user mode, mount /, set the root password, and touch .AppleSetupDone - this would allow you to log into the desktop environment ...
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OS X: Is there an open source screen recorder?

I need a screen recorder. However, I try to avoid using closed-source software whenever possible except from major vendors like Apple and Skype. I am wondering, is there an open source screen ...
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Why does sshd only accept connections from within LAN? (Snow Leopard)

The "server" ("mini", running OSX 10.6) has SysPrefs>Sharing>RemoteLogin enabled. I can log in from another machine on the LAN with ssh me@mini.local just fine. To enable access from WAN, I assigned ...
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How can I obtain older versions of Xcode?

How can I obtain older versions of Xcode? Is there a way that I can freely download a version that only requires OS X 10.6.8? So far this is all I've found on the matter; but, when I click the ...
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Upgrading to Snow Leopard without optical drive

I am currently running 10.4- Tiger. I never updated because my optical drive went out and I never got it fixed. I called Apple and they said that I could upgrade to Snow Leopard, but not Lion. So I ...
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Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies

I'm the owner of mid 2010 iMac (core i7) with 16GB memory installed.Normally, Mac OS X (SL and Lion) never uses swap (that is page ins/outs = 0), there are always 3-8GB of free memory. But after ...
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Can an AppleTV wake a Snow Leopard Mac for playing back iTunes content?

Is it possible to have an Apple TV wake a WiFi connected iMac running Snow Leopard for playback of iTunes content? I vaguely remember a new revision of the AirPort routers supporting this through ...
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Is there a native way to keep a window always on top in Snow Leopard?

How can you keep one window always on top? I saw that there are several third party solutions, but is there absolutely no way to do it natively?
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“Dead Zone” in multiple-monitor configuration

This question concerns a Mac Pro running 10.6 with 2 monitors set side-by-side and configured as one big monitor. Recently I have found that sometimes a "dead spot" appears to my USB Apple mouse in ...
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Deleted libsystem.B.dylib by mistake

I deleted libsystem.B.dylib by mistake. On boot it got struck with Apple logo and a loading symbol below it. I tried booting with Cmd-v but it got struck with AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: ...
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Quicksilver will not open on my Mac (OS 10.6). Can you help?

I installed Quicksilver and due to some problems I have with the "shelf" feature I decided to uninstall it (using appCleaner). When I tried to install it again the application wouldn't install the ...
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Cannot compile C code after installing xcode

When I installed Xcode on Snow Leopard, gcc was not in my path. I manually added /Developer/bin to get gcc. However, I wrote a simple C program to include stdlib.h and stdio.h and print a string, but ...
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Snow Leopard on a mid-2011 Macbook Air

I know Apple doesn't officially support installing operating systems that predate the one that ships with the hardware, but is it possible (perhaps through adding drivers?) to run Snow Leopard on a ...
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(Lion installed) Can I use Boot Camp to install Snow Leopard? Is it legal?

I have suddenly come into a dire need to run PowerPC apps. My understand is that Lion will never support 32-but PPC code. It seems like the only solution, therefore, is to install Snow Leopard. My ...
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OSX update cache: does it accumulate over time?

I bought my MBP 2.5 years ago, it came with a 240 GB drive. I don't remember how much free space it hat to start with, but let's just say 200 GB. I mostly use it for personal use (different machine ...
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How I can browse servers over SSH in visually? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mount SFTP/SSH in Finder on OSX Snow Leopard? I remotely manage many servers every day. I'm currently using Nautilus in Ubuntu and it's awesome. Before buying a ...
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How do I restore the default certificate settings in Snow Leopard?

After the DigiNotar certificate debacle, I tried to remove their certificate from my Keychain. However, I think I deleted the wrong one. I am not sure which one it was, but trying to go to ...
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Which process is periodically writing to the disk?

Even when I am not doing anything on my Mac, I see a lot of Disk IO: "Data Written per Sec" in Activity Monitor showns continuous writes: Is this normal? Why would some process continuously write? ...
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Can I upgrade to the Lion Mail app alone, without upgrading to Lion in general?

I'm currently on 10.6 and I really like it so I'm not really thinking about an upgrade right now. Two things I really like about 10.7 are the full screen apps and the Mail client. Is it possible to ...
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32 bit calculator

I'm on an intel 64bit 10.6 osx - and the default calculator application also functions in the same mode. I'd like a 32 bit scientific calculator(with provisions for decimal,bit,hex calculations). Any ...
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How can I bring back the “bounce” when scrolling in OS X?

I just system restored after a kernel panic, and I am no longer seeing this feature. It used to be that when you scrolled (say, down this page in Firefox), there was some physics in the scroll, ...
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How to Properly Uninstall Brother Twain Drivers in OS X 10.6

I recently had a situation where I wanted to uninstall a Brother TWAIN driver and rollback to an earlier version on my MBP (OS X 10.6.8). I found instructions on the Brother web site and followed them ...
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Can't copy folder with files from external hard drive because of permissions?

I can't copy a folder (with files) from an external hard drive because of permissions problems. (You do not have permissions to the files in this folder.) However, those files were created by me (on ...
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How do I remove a dmg from a bootable USB flash drive?

I created a bootable flash drive using the instructions on Ubuntu's website using OS X 10.6, but it was for the wrong version of Ubuntu. Now, I want to remove the dmg from the flash drive, but ...
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Converting iso to img completes without creating the img file

I'm trying to create a bootable USB drive for my downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 Server (ppc) iso using my MacBook. I followed the instruction on the Ubuntu website for creating the img using hdiutil convert ...
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OSX Second monitor/display background

Is it possible to change the display default image on a second display connected to an Apple running OSX 10.6. ? I can see all the display options for the desktop, but the 2nd display has the Apple ...
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How can I exclude the display of specific pictures and videos in the Finder?

I have some pictures and videos on my Mac (OS X Lion, OS X Snow Leopard) I'd rather have NOT show in Finder>Images. For example, if I'm in a meeting with clients and want to show some document, I have ...
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External HDD problem with iMac OSX

I purchased a 3TB HDD, which I put into an USB enclosure for my iMac. The drive is recognized at boot, but it only shows 801.23GB. I formatted the drive with into two 1.5TB FAT32 partitions via ...
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OSX does not recognize the Scroll Lock key on my external USB Keyboard

I am trying to share my monitor and keyboard/mouse between my PC (Windows 7) and Macbook Pro (1,1 - 2006, Snow Leopard) using a basic KVM switch (Trendnet TK207). By hitting Scroll Lock twice the KVM ...
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Changing Folder's Icon

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I tried changing a folder's icon using this well known method. I used a png image as my target icon. The icon does get changed, but not to the picture itself, ...
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Secondary display with VGA connection resolution issue with Macbook Pro under Snow Leopard

I am on a MBP Early 2011, running Snow Leopard and am facing a strange issue. If I boot up my system and try to connect to my external display using the MDP->VGA adapter, System Settings won't show ...
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Scanner sharing service stops after logout. How do I make it always share?

I'm sharing a scanner from a Mid 2007 iMac (10.6.8, USB scanner over wired ethernet). I've enabled sharing on the local admin account and it all works well on the other Macs that are using the ...
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How do I locate the contact data for the Address Book on Snow Leopard?

How do I locate the contact data for the Address Book in the hard drive on Snow Leopard?
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Using NFS between OSX and Ubuntu with mis-matched uids

I have a fileserver running Ubuntu 10.04 I'd like to access via NFS from my Mac running 10.6.8. Problem is, while the usernames are the same, the uids are different. Googling suggests that the past ...
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Is it possible to switch from Safe Mode to Normal and back without a reboot?

Since 10.6.3, Apple has decided change the AppleIntelCPUManagement kexts, which leave me stuck with a kernel_task that pegs out at 135-185%, generating a lot of heat. Anyway, since I doubt anyone has ...
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MacBook Air 2010 OS X 10.6.8 w/Broadcom wifi disconnecting: “Disassociated because station leaving”

The wifi on my MacBook Air 2010 keeps dropping the connection at home with a Linksys WRT160N router running DD-WRT v24-sp1 (07/27/08) std. Other devices maintain their connection to the router just ...
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Disable volume control noise on mac book pro?

When I hit F11 or F12 (volume up and volume down) I get the volume control overlay; the volume increases or decreases; and the machine makes an "SQUICK SQUICK SQUICK" noise. How do I keep the ...
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Aperture (iPhoto) quick view

I’ve put all my photographs into Aperture’s photo library which means that in the Finder they are hidden in a special folder, making it virtually impossible to quickly browse the photos there. On the ...
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Manually move iCal into Lion

How can I import iCal event into Lion from either an iPhone or Snow Leopard? I have a Time Machine backup from Snow Leopard, and an iPhone, each with up-to-date iCal calendars. I have a clean Lion ...
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~/Sites folder gives 403 error

This is likely a stupid question, and it should be easy, but I'm clearly not seeing it. My local Sites directory seems to have changed permissions since using it yesterday. It's been working fine ...
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How to make my iMac recognize my USB external hard drive?

I just bought a new Seagate hard drive for Time Machine backups. I plugged it into my iMac and the hard drive never showed up in Finder. The drive does not appear in Disk Utility and the command ...
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How to recover previously saved text file after an overwrite and a reboot?

I was programming in python and I had two text editors open to the same file, and right before I shut down my computer I saved in the wrong one and overwrote the version I wanted to keep. How can I ...
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Time Machine backs up a huge quantity of data on every run

I have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard and a Time Capsule. In the last few days every backup took over 100GB of data. I don't know if there is some issue with permissions or something similar, but to ...
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Is there any way to get the Multi-Safari version of Safari 2 working on Snow Leopard?

Michel Fortin’s Multi-Safari actually makes it possible to test websites i old versions of Safari, should you feel the need. Unfortunately, the Multi-Safari version of Safari 2 doesn’t quite work ...
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Options for recovering deleted files

I deleted a file last week (a PDF in this case). While I'm able to reconstruct the information I need in this case, I'd like to take precautions against this happening again. Is there anything built ...
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Copying Files From Windows Share To OSX Share Results In Access Denied

When copying files/folders from a share on a Windows server to a share on our OSX (10.4.7 Server) using a Snow Leopard workstation. The Linux workstations get "Access Denied" errors. All users are ...