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

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Keyboard combinations not working

I have a weird problem. A few keyboard combinations seem to have stopped responding. Among others Option-8 and Option-9 do not work. In fact everything from Option-3 to Option-0 do not work. ...
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Is it possible to run Snow Leopard on a LATE 2011 MacBook Pro?

I want to buy a new MacBook Pro, from Apple. However I want to run Snow Leopard instead of Lion. I did some Google searches and found a few success stories of people who got SL to run on their ...
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How can I get Mac Mail to allow repeat of delete key or backspace key (Snow Leopard)

I'm trying to find a way to have Mac Mail allow me to press and hold either the "delete" key or the "backspace" key. I'm on Snow Leopard with a non-Apple keyboard. Goal: delete a lot of emails, ...
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Safari (5) or Mac OS X (10.6 Snow Leopard): Is past HTTP Post data stored?

In either Safari 5 (history intact) or Snow Leopard, is there a way to view a sent HTTP Post request? A session expired and I am looking for the data that was posted (and lost).
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Restoring 10.6.7 wallpapers

This may sound a bit silly and I hope it's not off-topic, but... I'm looking for a specific wallpaper that was present in OS X 10.6.7 (an Ansel Adams-style black-and-white landscape with the sun ...
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Disabling startup items that run despite being unchecked on the “login items” list

I have a number of (background) programs that startup automatically on login even though they have been disabled (unchecked) on the Login Items pane of the Users & Groups System Preferences. ...
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How can I change my Mac OS X Services to all be in english?

I am not sure how this happened, but many of my services are now in, what I believe is spanish: How do I change this back to English? My language in the Language & Text system pref is set to ...
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How to send a Apple iCal invitation from special eMail adress when I use iCloud

I use MacOS X 10.7.3. I try to send a event invitation to colleagues. I have added iCloud to my iCal to sync my calendar with. When I try to send a invitation and choose the "business" calendar and ...
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Tap to click keeps disabling

Recently the tap to click on my trackpad will disable itself after a restart and I have to go into System Preferences to enable it. Has anyone experienced this and know of a solution? I'm running ...
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Closing Safari quickly — without Webpage Preview Fetcher?

For the past few months, attempting to close Safari normally (Command-Q) quickly closes open browser windows, but takes forever (~10+ min) to fully close, if it closes at all. A look at the Activity ...
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Snow Leopard Server - Error uploading videos to wiki from IE

We are running a Mac server (10.6) in our school district to share videos that teachers have created. I have found that Internet Explorer and Firefox could have a problem viewing the videos, but have ...
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Reset the password for a user when Snow Leopard is running as a VM?

Is it possible to reset a user's/root password for a mac image running inside vmware workstation? I googled for a while and also searched on this site but didn't find anything. Single user mode ...
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Any harm done in Symlinking ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync to an external drive?

I'd like to reclaim the many GBs that this directory is currently eating up. Any reason I shouldn't symlink it to an external drive?
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Unable to insert disk into optical drive (MacBook early 2009 model)

I have a MacBook (early 2009 model), and yesterday the SuperDrive stopped working. On attempting to push a DVD into it, it is physically stiff and doesn't want to go in, with a lot of pushing it goes ...
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Remove link to something that is not a folder in the Finder sidebar

Somehow I managed to have a link to a document in my Finder sidebar (Mac OS X Snow Leopard, 10.6). It does show up under my “Places” category on the left. I can move it around and it sticks where I ...
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How do I look up the Unicode # for a given character on Lion?

How do you find the Unicode number representation for a given character in Lion? On Mac OS X 10.6 when hovering the mouse cursor over for example the ⌘ symbol in the "Character Viewer" a tool ...
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Sharing local Apache vhost over lan without Hosts/DNS change?

I'm freelancing somewhere and want to share a local (on my MacBook) site with some LAN users via IP. The network structure, time and technical ability here don't allow me get everyone to add host ...
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Recovering all my old settings, apps etc … from removed hard drive

I recently had the hard drive replaced (by apple) in my iMac (Snow Leopard). I still have the removed hard drive, which obviously has all my old data etc ... on it. I did not create a time machine ...
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How can I install both Snow Leopard and Lion on the same machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I dual boot Snow Leopard and Lion? I want to install two operating systems in the same mac pro. Is it possible to install snowLeopard & Lion on the same macPro ...
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Folders are disappearing from Safari's Bookmarks Bar

I have used the Bookmarks Bar for years for my main site to keep bookmarks that I use. The sidebar is far less frequently accessed. Over the past week, entire folders are disappearing from bookmarks ...
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Mail app and templates for emails?

I used Mail as my main mail client on Snow Leopard. It would be really useful to manage mail templates with it. I used to send similar emails every day and I need to create 20 or 30 email templates to ...
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Help identify what uses the CPU when the Activity Monitor list of all processes does not help

Problem After rebooting, and with only Activity Monitor open, my MacBook Pro (10.6, i7) shows a very high idle % (98% or higher) but then shortly after drops down to 40% - 50%. In the Activity ...
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Is it possible to repartition hard drive from which Mac OS X boots?

I have the following problem. I wanted to have dual boot to Ubuntu, so I've created 3 additional partitions using BootCamp (I probably created freespace with Bootcamp and then used Ubuntu installer to ...
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Deleting undated files from Time Machine

I just bought a new MacBook Pro with Lion. I restored my files and apps from the MacBook with Snow Leopard, etc., from Time Machine. All seemed to have uploaded correctly, but after using several ...
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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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Snow Leopard Tiles Overflow Finder window

I have somewhat recently noticed that when I have have the Finder mode set to Tiles, that the tiles are too wide for the window. For example, it shows 7 across (in a row), whereas that makes it to ...
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Improving security of Mac OS X 10.6

I own a 10.6 Macbook Pro with which I have to use a public IP (that does not change) frequently. I'm also required to idle at various IRC channels. As part of security, I use pretty strong passwords, ...
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Strange user named “Other…” on 10.6

Recently, I tried logging out of my machine (rather than just shutting it down) and I noticed that a user with the name "Other ..." was present. I don't recall adding the user. I tried checking out ...
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How can I compare file structures before and after a software install?

I'm writing a new formula for Homebrew for some software I maintain and as part of my testing I'd like to ensure that files are only added to the correct places on install and that all files are ...
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How to tell what version a Snow Leopard DVD is?

I have a Snow Leopard DVD that was copied from the original. All it says on the CD is "Snow Leopard" How can I tell what version of the DVD it is? The DVDs were only released in versions 10.6.0 and ...
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Can I delete Lion and re-install Snow Leopard while keeping my Boot Camp partition?

I upgraded my MacBook to Lion and am less than impressed. I figured I should re-install Snow Leopard. Can I do that without destroying the lion partition? If not, can I at least keep my Windows 7 ...
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Why can't I move the mini iTunes player between Spaces?

On snow leopard, I am unable to move the mini-itunes player between spaces. For any other app (including the full library showing iTunes) I move windows between spaces by clicking and holding the ...
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How do I view emoji in Google Chrome on OS X (prior to 10.7)?

In chat there was an emoji icon posted recently. You can view it here. I am using Google Chrome and I can't see the icon. I can, however, see them on my iPad. How can I view them in Google Chrome on ...
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Which version of iWork can I use on OS X 10.6.3?

I have OS X 10.6.3 installed on my iMac. I would like to download a trial version of iWork but the latest version (9.1) is not compatible with my OS X version. Which is the right version of iWork ...
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Holding down 6 keys during startup. Help program that erases personal data [closed]

Two months after my update to Snow Leopard, my computer hung. When I restarted I could log in, but then the only thing I could do was moving the mouse cursor. So I called my support. The support told ...
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How to assign to the “home” key the action “Go to the start of line” Globally

Is there a way in which I can replicate the Windows way of going to the start of line by using home and not ⌘ + ← ? I did it in Eclipse, but I'd rather do it globally. I'm using Snow ...
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Why firefox 10.1 uses full screen on Snow Leopard while Chrome and Safari do not?

I am new to the Mac World, I am stuck with the fact that on my 15 inch Mac Book Pro only Firefox 10.1 uses all the screen, while Chrome and Safari only use a portion of it. Chrome is the thing I miss ...
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Leopard Backup downgrades Snow Leopard installation upon recovery

I did a Time Machine backup on my Macbook running OS X 10.5.8. Then I installed Snow Leopard and tried to restore all apps, files etc. using Time Machine but it restored the system back to 10.5.8. ...
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Why does my Mac Pro running Snow leopard freeze on blue screen on shutdown?

Symptoms Mac Pro freezes on blue screen on shutdown. Restart seems to work quite happily, it's just shutting down that my Mac Pro doesn't want to do. The chime has decided to become super quiet of ...
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OS X Snow Leopard installer hangs

I installed Linux on my MBP. I just told it to overwrite the whole hard drive so OS X is gone. But now I want to go back to OS X so that I can upgrade to Lion. I start up my MBP with the ...
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Change tabstop in TextEdit.app

How does one change the tabstop in TextEdit.app for Snow Leopard? The current tabstop is 8 spaces. I would like to change this to 4 spaces. Is there any way to achieve this?
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Items copied from CD as read only

I have a CD that when the items are copied to the desktop (OS 10.6) the items are marked as read only. The CD is UDF formatted and I have read the following on another site: The Mac simply ...
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Is it okay to install OS X on an external drive, and then install that drive as an internal drive?

My internal drive is suffering hardware failure, so I bought OS X Snow Leopard (to upgrade my iMac from Leopard), a new drive, and a cheap external USB 2.0 enclosure. My plan is to install a clean ...
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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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Eudora crashes under Snow Leopard when checking mail

I have a weird Eudora problem that I don't even know quite where to start to solve. I have three Intel Macs, (a MacBook, a Mac Air and a MacBook Pro) all running the latest update of 10.6.8 (including ...
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Move contents of one directory to another

I have a Time Machine backup of my entire system on a hard drive (the system folder and everything else seems to be there). How do I move all of the contents of this directory to another directory? ...
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Is there software that allows multiple users to simultaneously and independently share a personal computer running Mac Os?

Like BeTwin. For example, I have Macbook Pro with one Mini DisplayPort (for additional monitor) and two USB port (for additional mouse and keyboard). How can i implement it on Mac OS Snow Leopard?
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Connect to ODBC and export data as CSV?

Is there a way I can connect to a data source via ODBC and export the data to a CSV file on the mac? Open-source software to do this would be great, otherwise is it possible from the command-line?
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Time Machine forgets old backups?

I use a 2 TB drive for Time Machine and have used the disk for about a year or two. Today I wanted to check on an old file (an old version of MonoDevelop) and found out that my oldest backup is from ...
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App-switching confusion on a fresh OS X SnowLeopard 10.6 system

I am a new Mac user with an early 2008 MacBook, and I have a fresh installation of SnowLeopard 10.6. When I use CMD + TAB I can switch between running applications. But when I switch / choose between ...