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

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Automatically quit Terminal when typing exit

Scenario I use terminal to SSH a lot, however would like the Terminal App to quit when the last Tab closes using exit. I already have the terminal window itself set to close on successful exit, ...
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How to install the 2014 NTP security fix on 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

For 10.6.8 would it work to open the 10.8 NTP update.dmg with pacifist and put in the new versions of the following 6 files?: /usr/bin/sntp /usr/bin/ntp-keygen /usr/bin/ntpq /usr/sbin/ntpdc ...
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Is it possible to download OSX updates

I'm helping a friend update her iMac's OSX from 10.6.8 to the latest available for the hardware. That would be easy, if it weren't that the computer has only a 56k connection to the Internet, and so ...
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Is there a way to access the menubar icons using the keyboard?

I know how to use the menu items using only the keyboard. Is there anyway I can access the icons in the top right as well?
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OS X 10.6.8 Function Keys (brightness, playback control) no longer working

I have a 27" iMac (2009) running the OS X 10.6.8 and using the Apple Wireless Keyboard. Since around March or early April, I noticed that the function keys (F1-F9) have stopped working. I think it ...
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How do I repair an encrypted sparse disk image from the command line?

I have tried: hdiutil repairVolume my.dmg.sparseimage But I get the error: Ownership of the affected disk is required The sparseimage I am trying to repair is owned by me, and I have R/W ...
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Moving from Lion to Snow Leopard

So it turns out that I am not the greatest fan of Lion after all. Is there a way I can downgrade from the Lion OS to the Snow Leopard OS if I bought my laptop in mid 2011? There are plenty of sites ...
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Can't boot from Snow Leopard DVD

I bought a new hard drive for my 2011 MacBook Pro and did the following steps: Backup using Time Machine Replaced the hard drive Put in a Snow Leopard DVD (10.6 from ~2009) Booted holding down the c ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 won't start up after kernel panic

I got a kernel panic. When I restart the laptop the system gets stuck in the loading screen (Apple logo and loading gif) with the fans spinning as if there was no tomorrow. I tried booting in safe ...
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How can I map buttons on my PS3 controller to keystrokes on my Mac?

I purchased a PlayStation 3 controller for use with my Mac. It's paired via Bluetooth. It works great in emulators such as Snes9x, but I'd like to use it for other things as well. Is there any ...
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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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Snow Leopard killing internet access on home network

Something weird that I think I've narrowed down to OS X. Everytime I fire up my MB Pro it kills internet access for all devices (including OS X) for about 5 minutes. Ping and DNS works fine but ...
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Snow Leopard Install Hangs

I currently have a 2010 15" MacBook Pro installed with OS X Lion and wish to downgrade it to Snow Leopard. However when trying to boot into the Snow Leopard installer for a clean install, it hangs at ...
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How can I embed an image in an Apple Mail signature?

I use Apple Mail daily, and up until recently I could have images inside my mail by referencing an external source. However the external source has since become unavailable, so ideally I would like to ...
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Diary App for Mac OS X (equivalent to Chronories)

I am looking for Diary App for my MacBook (Leopard) and MacBookPro (Snow Leopard) One of the famous Diary App is Chronories (link), but I need something else (if it's free, it would be good) EDIT: I ...
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Disk activity, how to improve it?

Activity Monitor tells me that my Disk Activity is too high even when I'm not running 'heavy' programs. I have an iMac with Mac OS 10.6.8, processor 3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory 4GB. Is there ...
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Do Macs store a serial number on the disk?

About a year ago, I sold my old MacBook Pro. Last week I got a call from the buyer who said that it had been stolen and he didn't have the serial number — and did I have it? I haven't been able to ...
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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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Going back to Mac OS X after installing Ubuntu

So a while ago I made the step of going completely over to Ubuntu on my laptop and I completely removed Mac OS X and just had Ubuntu going. Now I want to re-install Mac OS X - I remember having snow ...
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How to know if Mac OS X machine is being remotely viewed?

Currently I have no way to know if my machine is being remotely viewed by our tech support, and would prefer to know, given the massive privacy breach that would entail should this be happening. I am ...
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Sandvox: Only reachable within local network

I have several Mac Minis using several OS (10.7.2-Intel Core 2 Duo, 10.8.5-Intel Core i5, 10.5.8-Power PC, 10.9.5-Intel Core i5, 10.6.8-Intel Core 2 Duo). I am using serving pages from all and built ...
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Restoring from Time Machine (Mavericks) from a Snow Leopard install disk

My primary hard drive died recently and I had to replace it. I'm using an Early 2009 24" iMac with 4 GB of RAM. The original drive was a 1TB and I replaced it with a 2 TB disk. I have several Time ...
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How can I install an application from a .pkg without admin password?

I'm trying to install the "Unity Web Player" so that I can play this game I've been waiting for for a while. The installer is a .pkg package installer which I can't use because I do not have admin ...
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Disabling NTP on OS X Lion or older

Following a new security vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol software package, Apple has provided a software update for Mountain Lion and newer versions of OS X. As usual, the older versions ...
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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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How to move a window to another space without using the mouse?

I use spaces for having multiple desktops, but often need to move a program from one space to another. I am aware of the various ways to do that with a mouse: Click window drag to edge F8 to show ...
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How can I prevent text messages going to my Mac?

I have just bought a MacBook Pro and all my text messages are coming through to it before coming through to my phone. I don't want this. I have followed help tips by opening Messages app but can't ...
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How can I move virtual memory swap files to a different drive or partition?

note: This is a question that I asked on SuperUser a while ago. I'm re-posting it here because I think it belongs here. By default, Mac OS X stores its swap files in /private/var/vm/. I would like to ...
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How can I retrieve files from a Time Machine backup done with Snow Leopard when my current OS is Mavericks?

I have a Seagate GoFlex home 2 Tb external drive that was installed on my Snow Leopard Mac and configurer with Time Machine. A year ago, due to issues with my Mac, the (internal) hard drive was erased ...
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BootcacheControl.playlist not found, MacBook does not boot anymore

Booting a MacBook with Snow Leopard installed will suddenly stop with the message: Unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playlist: 2 No such file or directory Booting in single-user mode, I can see ...
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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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Boot on USB from a previous version of OSX

I own a mid-2013 Macbook Air running Mavericks and wish to boot on a USB stick containing a bootable version of DiskWarrior. The problem is DiskWarrior wasn't updated for quite some time and, though ...
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Format External Disk in FAT, NOT FAT32

I have an external device which mounts as an external drive and which I must format in FAT, not FAT32, for use elsewhere. Is there a way to do that from Snow Leopard?
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Xcode 3.2 - Directly link to URL [closed]

How can I make a button link directly to a URL in Xcode 3.2 Snow Leopard? I want the user to press a button on the app and be taken to a website. I've tried following later Xcode tutorials but some of ...
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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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What would be a stable OS upgrade for my mid/late 2007 Mac Book Pro?

Can anyone advise what a stable OS version would be for my mid/late 2007 Mac Book Pro? I am running Snow leopard 10.6.8 and know I can upgrade to Yosemite but have my hesitations after reading many ...
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Need to find my original user name

My old imac with Snow Leopard 10.6.8 was super slow. I decided to do a clean install after backing up on Time Machine. When I reinstalled Snow Leopard, it asked for an account name so I just put in a ...
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Avoid stutter when watching Amazon Prime video on Mac Mini 32-bit?

I have a Mac Mini that's a few years old. I'd like to use it for watching online video, because it's small, we're not using it for anything else, it fits nicely under the TV, and I can connect its ...
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Transferring photos from my new iPad to 2008 refurbished MacBook 13"

Can I use iCloud to transfer photos from my new iPad to 2008 refurbished MacBook 13"?
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Snow Leopard to Yosemite update button dark grey and disabled

I have checked that my computer is eligible for the new Yosemite update but when I click on the update button, the button goes a dark grey colour so I cannot click it and as a result nothing happens ...
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Finder crashing on 10.6.8 (Snow Leo)

I am running 10.6.8 (Snow Leo) on a 2010 Mac Pro. The finder frequently crashes and restarts when I try to scroll through the finder view just looking at the list of files. I've gone to the ...
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Repair disk from single user mode (fsck fails)

Earlier today my 2009 iMac emitted I/O errors trying to copy files. So I ran disk utility, verify disk to see if anything was amiss. It was. But as it's my startup disk I couldn't repair it, so I ...
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Install older OS X on latest Mac Mini

I need Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) in order to work with some legacy software and I want to buy new Mac Mini computer. Is it possible to install this OS on a new Mac Mini or it's not compatible ...
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MacBook Pro4,1 upgrade OS X from Snow Leopard compatibility with iPhone 5S

I've been meaning to upgrade the OS X on my Oct 2008 MacBook Pro4,1 (2.4 GHz, 2GB RAM) forever. I just purchased an iPhone 5S and don't want to get ahead of myself. Three (maybe four) inter-related ...
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how to start/stop/restart processes

As a new comer from Windows OS, I wonder how to start/stop/restart a service on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 ?(it's straight forward on Windows using its Task Manager). I tried Activity Monitor, but ...
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Leopard remove folders from top bar of a folder

When I click on a folder and open it, this is what I see: In the top bar you see two question marks and two blue folders. These occur in the top bar of every folder. How do I remove them? (The ...
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Rosetta under Yosemite?

Is there any simple way to run rosetta under Yosemite? If not, am I correct that Snow Leopard Server will run on Parallels (and it seems this is the 'legit' way, I'd like to be 100% legal), and that ...
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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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Install Snow Leopard Server

I'm considering buying Snow Leopard Server, however, the person I'm buying it from will be providing me with the server discs that came with his Mac Mini Server and a serial number. If I have an iMac ...
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Which OS X is the fastest for my old MacBook?

I am going to do a clean install of OS X on my old MacBook (Late 2008), but the computer will only be needed for: tabbed web browsing (Safari/Chrome), word processing (Office/iWork), and maybe some ...