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

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Is there a good way to control VLC media player on my MacBook from an iOS 5 iPhone?

I see a free application in the App Store but the reviews say it doesn't work. I have a Snow Leopard MacBook that I hook up to my TV to watch videos sometimes. To control the video and volume, it'd ...
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How can I retrieve passwords from old keychain after a new install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move items from old keychain to new keychain Having reinstalled a clean Snow Leopard. Is there a way to access the old keychain - I still have the old time machine ...
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What is the best way to consolidate two iPhoto libraries into one library?

On the family's iMac my wife and daughter have separate user accounts, each with their own iPhoto library. My wife has asked me to consolidate both libraries into a single library for convenience. ...
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Why can't I paste a password into a password form on a webpage?

On my Snow Leopard Mac, I can't seem to paste into a password field on login pages to Apple sites, (developer.apple.com for example). I thought is was a browser issue but it's happening with Safari, ...
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Lion can't see other iOS and OSX devices on the network

Context At my house I have one network, and have my iOS 5 iPad and Lion Mac connected to it. At my house, these two devices can see each other on the network. At my girlfriend's house, she has a ...
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Why is my inactive memory not getting free? [duplicate]

When my MacBook Pro (13" 2010, Intel C2D 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM 1067 MHz DDR3, running Snow Leopard) runs out of free memory, instead of releasing inactive memory (which is mostly about 500 - 1000 MB), it ...
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MacBook is sleeping despite being set to “never” sleep

My 13" MacBook (late 2006) is set to never sleep but after about 3 hours the whole computer still goes to sleep. Lid is always UP. Power Adapter is plugged in and indicator light is green when ...
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Can I install Snow Leopard over a network?

I have a Snow Leopard DMG on one mac, and an empty MacBook I wish to install Snow Leopard onto. I have a Snow Leopard DVD that I can use to get into the installer with, but it's scratched so it won't ...
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Will upgrading my 2007 mac-mini from Tiger to Snow Leopard be a performance upgrade?

I'm cleaning my old 2007 mac-mini and am wondering whether I should upgrade it to Snow Leopard while I'm at it? I want to do this only if this will be any performance upgrade. Note that I have ...
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Getting 10.6.7 Build 10J869 installed on an 17" MacBook Pro 8,3 (Early 2011)

I have a MacBook Pro8,3 (Early 2011) with 10.6.7 build 10J4139 installed on it and I need to get Build 10J869 installed. Now, I can obtain a combo or delta update for build 10J869 from ...
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Can't print from OS X 10.7 to shared printer on OS X 10.6

I have a network with 2 Mac OS X computers in it. When I try to print a text document from my upgraded OS X 10.7 to the shared printer on OS X 10.6, my print job gets stuck at the "job pending on ...
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Can I automatically show keyboard viewer on certain layouts?

I work with non-ASCII alphabets like Hebrew and Greek just a little bit, so I have the appropriate keyboard layouts available in the language and text menu in the top panel. However, I don't quite ...
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How to install Scala on Mac OS X with MacPorts?

I'm trying to install Scala following the advice at the official website: sudo port install scala But this gives me: ---> Fetching archive for scala ---> Attempting to fetch ...
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Can I sync Address Book to iCloud on Snow Leopard?

I've updated my iPhone to iOS 5, but my Mac(s) are still on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Syncing Contacts to iCloud is enabled in iPhone settings. Now, I was wondering is it possible to make Address Book ...
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Rollback Python2.7 Installation

How do I reconfigure an installation of Python 2.7, on Snow Leopard, so that the OS uses the default 2.6 but leaves my 2.7 installation, and its installed modules, for use under virtualenv? Basically ...
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Change security login background

I know how to alter the background for the login window that you see when booting, but I would like to know how to change the background of the plain black login screen that appears after waking a mac ...
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Long time ago I bound my right shift key to F3, how can I undo that?

Basically, my shift key is being random. A long time ago, I set it to act like F3 (whatever that's called), and undid it. Now it's doing it again. How can I change it back to just shift? I can't seem ...
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How can i diagnose a failed Install of Snow Leopard?

I'm trying to upgrade from Leopard 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard, using the install CD. The steps are: Insert the DVD Start the installation When is about the 40-50% of the installation, the system ...
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Mac OS S Snow Leopard Single User - can it be used on more than one machine?

Does this only apply to the family software? I purchased a single user copy of OSX Snow Leopard so that I could upgrade to lion. Once I have upgraded my memory, I will download lion. could I then ...
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White MacBook hangs at gray Apple screen forever, won't boot to single user, won't mount using Disk Utility. What do I do next?

After a forced shutdown, my white MacBook hangs at the gray screen with the Apple logo and an infinitely spinning progress wheel. I can boot in verbose mode, but I didn't see any particular error, ...
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Disable mounting Internal Macintosh HD at boot

My iMac (mid-2010 model, Snow Leopard) has a problem with S.M.A.R.T status: Failing and it has become read-only. Because I didn't want to waste money on the repair, I bought an external HD, so the ...
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Downgrade pre-installed Lion to Snow Leopard on a 2011 Macbook Pro?

I have very recently purchased a Macbook Pro pre-installed with Lion. After spending several days unsuccessfully trying to get it to play nicely with Active Directory I purchased a retail copy of ...
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How can I discover which files were deleted by `rm -rf`?

I had a little problem when running a script: this script reads a config file on $HOME, and it had ~/Downloads inside it. Instead of saving a file inside ~/Downloads when I executed the script, since ...
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Unable to reboot from USB on Snow Leopard

I have an external hard disk, where I had stored my 10.5.8 image. The laptop had issues with keyboard and display, so I stopped using it. I have a relatively new(5 months old) Snow Leopard Mac book ...
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MacBook Pro external display support (different resolution from notebook display)

My MacBook Pro has a Mini DisplayPort and running Snow Leopard. I'm looking to get myself a Mini DisplayPort -> VGA adapter so that I can attach a hand-me-down LCD display. The LCD display has a ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to cycle between windows in the current space?

When I have two applications open side-by-side in the same space, I'd like to be able to swap between them quickly with the keyboard. I can use Command+Tab, but often I land on an application in a ...
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How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?

I can hit the up and down arrows to navigate a playlist in iTunes 10.5 but hitting F2 doesn't allow me to rename a song. I have to grab the mouse and do a finicky click, wait, click to highlight the ...
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iPhone 4 Restore

When I upgraded to the new iOS 5 last week, I noticed that iTunes made a backup before installing, and then did a "restore". I realized that a lot of events in my iCal were missing, and so I tried ...
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How do I wipe my MB Air's drive and start fresh?

I want to return my Air to the original factory settings, to the way it was before I added all kinds of junk to the solid state drive. I'm running Snow Leopard. So after I wipe it clean, I plan to ...
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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' ...