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

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Internal drive on MacBook won't appear on desktop

Why doesn't internal drive appear on desktop after a fresh install of Snow Leopard 10.6.8?
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OSX 10.6.8 crash: suspected audio layer hard freeze on an iMac CWI39445

The following is a simple question that's difficult for me to diagnose because it causes a hard freeze that the system daemons appear to not be able to log. As a power user, I'm in full control of my ...
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On Snow Leopard, the default unzip tool won't ask for password but just report it can't unzip?

Yesterday, I zipped up something using 7-zip on the PC, using a password for the zip file. So if I copy the file to another PC and unzip, it asks for the password and restore the file. However, if I ...
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What's the best memory upgrade option for a mid2007 macbook running 10.6? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can an 2009 iMac have an odd total amount of RAM? Yeah, I'm still trying to kick it old school. I have a Macbook 2.1 (2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB of Memory, 667 MHz ...
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iMac inconsistenly hanging and showing beach ball

This past week, I've been having constant problems with my 2007 Aluminium iMac (2.4GHz, 3GB memory, 320GB HDD). I've been downloading using Transmission, and when (sometimes) stopping or starting a ...
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How can I configure autofs with indirect map using sshfs?

How can I configure autofs with an indirect map using sshfs? What I've done so far: added /servers auto_sshfs to /etc/auto_master created /etc/auto_sshfs with * -fstype=sshfs &:/ Ran sudo ...
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How to check whether the Mac OS X installation DVD I have is for my MacBook Pro?

I just tried to reinstall OS X on my 13" MacBook Pro with the installation DVD that I have (OS is Snow Leopard, I bought around 2010). I followed all the reinstallation steps correctly, but what I got ...
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Text input trouble on OS X Snow Leopard - text doesn't show up before mouse click

I have this strange problem on my MacBook Pro, running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It comes and goes, but I haven't found out why or when. The input cursor is displayed in a text field, e.g. the URL field ...
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How do I get Xcode 4.1 running under Snow Leopard?

I'm trying to upgrade to xcode 4.1, but I it's not working as I expect. I am a registered iOS developer, so I downloaded the (huge) installer. When I double click, it appears to launch, but then it ...
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Limit the number of versions time machine stores of particular files

Is there any way to limit the number of versions time machine keeps of files? In this case, I want time machine to back up some of my Virtual Machines. However, Since VM images are very large and ...
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Huawei mobile broadband E173 data card not working properly

I am using Mac OS X SnowLeopard. My Huawei mobile broadband E173 data card is giving me problems. After inactivity for some time, it gets disconnected and when I connect again, it shows as connected ...
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The error “Keychain ”login“ cannot be found to store …”

When I start up my MacBookPro/osx/snow leopard , I get this error with yahoo messenger.. What is this keychain thing? Is this some Mac thing? Any links to explain this concept and how to resolve it? ...
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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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Importing preferences from a Lion time machine backup to Snow Leopard

I've recently installed Lion on my macbook, and did not back up any of my files. I did a Time Machine backup under Lion, and wish to go back to snow leopard. What can I import from my time machine ...
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How can I achieve page-up and page-down in OS X?

I am using MacOSX Snow Leopard. How do I achieve page-up and page-down?
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Adding to Mac OS X contextual menu Templates like on Linux Ubuntu

Does there exist some method to add the Create document function to the context menu? I would love a function like this with the Templates folder because I always need to create files with the same ...
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Is there a way to hibernate in mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to make my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard hibernate with a keyboard shortcut? I am using mac os x snow leopard. Is there a way to hibernate? also any ...
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How to delay locking of my Mac when I am not using it

Right now, it gets locked in 3-4 minutes. How do I delay the locking? I am using snow leopard
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iCal & me.com file error (Snow Leopard) [closed]

Every day I get a couple of error messages on my Mac Pro iCal, presumably from Me.com, saying that I have a calendar file waiting. I click on OK, and then I always get another message, saying that ...
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is there a way to create an AFP link to point to any user's home directory?

I would like to send a link via email to a file that everyone has in their Dropbox. The file exists on everyone's machine in the same relative location, however everyone has a different User Name. On ...
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Unplanned repeated key presses

Repeated key presses are being registered by the Macbook Pro (running OSX 10.6.8) that I'm using. For example, if this had happened in the above sentence, on pressing 'k' it would keep pressing 'k' ...
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How can you email an address book group to another Mac user?

If I have an OS X Address Book group of people I want to email periodic updates to, and I want to send that list to a second person who wants to email updates to this group as well, how can I do that? ...
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DNS not resolving on Mac OS

Some of my coworkers are having troubles on their Macs - DNS resolution does not work under Mac OS. They're running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. They can use DNS in a Windows 7 virtual machine (VMware Fusion ...
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unecm trouble mac os x 10.6.8

I am having trouble decoding a .ecm file on my computer. This is my first Mac so I'm new to the different operating systems. I'm on a MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard I believe, I know I haven't upgraded ...
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How much does Hardware Growler affect performance?

I'm interested in knowing how much Hardware Growler affects performance. My MacBook's performance at some of point in time became terrible and I could not figure out the reason. The Beachball of ...
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Safari with OS X 10 6.8 will not open PDF files

After installing the OS X 10.6.8 update on my iMac (10,1), when PDF files are opened within Safari, a blue circle appears, then a black screen with the first page of the PDF file. It will not open ...
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Can I copy apps and settings from an old to new laptop, but exclude my iTunes libraray?

I'm thinking about getting a MacBook Pro with the 128 GB SSD. It would take days to set up all my software development tools, control panel settings, and download and reinstall dozens of ...
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How can I reformat my hard-drive?

I am in Disk Utility under the Erase Tab. The Format section is grayed out even though I have my main disk selected. The only buttons active are Erase Free Space, but I want to reformat the entire ...
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How can I create a Mac boot disk?

I ran a disk check on my hard disk and the Disk Utility tells me "Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then ...
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Will Migration assistant erase my Lion setup

I just got a new macbook pro. It runs Lion. I have a time machine backups of my old snow leopard machine. If I use Migration assistant to move data to new machine via time machine backup, will it ...
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How do I change the Lion menubar selection color?

I really hate the blue-purple color of the Lion (and Snow Leopard before it) menu bar selection. Isn't there some way to change this? I've tried tweaking everything, but Apple seems to have decided ...
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Help getting Nautilus running under MacPorts

I have been trying to run Nautilus on OS X 10.6.8 without any luck. First, I installed MacPorts, then installed Nautilus. However when I try to run it from the command line, I am getting an error. I ...
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Deleting files on sparse bundle disk images doesn't actually free the space

I used Disk Utility to create an empty encrypted sparsebundle on a FAT volume A. It contains an HFS volume B. I am running on Snow Leopard. The DMG now pretty much fills A, and I'm fine with that. ...
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What's a good graphical SFTP utility for OS X?

I need a small graphical utility, using which I can ssh to a server and see all the files and copy and paste (drag and drop) into my local machine. I am running Snow Leopard.
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How do I reorganize windows in Exposé?

Under Snow Leopard, sometimes a strange behaviour occurs in Exposé. I swipe four fingers down to activate it, optionally hover over another window, and swipe four fingers (I believe) again. Instead of ...
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How can I change a file's creator code on vanilla Snow Leooard?

When Xcode is installed your best bet to change a file's creator is SetFile. I only found AppleScript. Unfortunately, while the type is set correctly, the second line silently fails on my 10.6: set ...
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equivalent of windows+L in osx snow leopard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? whenever i used to leave my system i just press WINDOWS+L in my windows system. Now i have macbook pro with snow leopard OS and i am ...
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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 ...