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

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Move disk to new hardware?

I've got an OS X Snow Leopard Server config on a Mac Pro 1,1. I can't upgrade any further on that hardware. However, I've got a spare MacPro 3,1 and wondered if it would be "simple" to just move the ...
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Can't add music to iPhone anymore

I have seen this: Greyed out songs when trying to add from itunes to iphone? but though the issues are similar, I think my version has a different cause. Anyways, none of the answers there did work ...
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How to disable location services? (MacOSX 10.6.8)

I just downloaded an application, that asked me permission to figure my location. I said "OK, let's see what happens". Next thing I know, my lat/long with 4 decimal places and a pin on a Google map ...
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Can't restore Time Machine backup after restoring backup which still boots to Safe Mode

This is (currently) a Time Machine Restore problem after Mac started Freezing on normal boot either as it loaded the desktop with startup apps, or before. It would reboot in Safe Mode. No idea why. ...
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How can I “say” to another Mac?

I have two Macs in our house (iMac and MacBook Pro). I would like to use the say command-line utility to type something on my MPB and have it speak on the iMac, rather like an intercom system. Plus, ...
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Titling tabs in Terminal

I'd like to be able to set the titles on my tabs to short, easy-to-remember things, since I often have a few open. You can use Command-I and set the Title that way, but OSX appends the name of the ...
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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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Concisely starting Mac OS apps from the command line

I do a fair amount of work in the command line, and I find myself defining a lot of aliases of the form: alias skim='/Applications/Skim.app/Contents/MacOS/Skim' Is there a way to add magic such ...
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Which OS X is the fastest for my old MacBook? [closed]

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 ...
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Network account problems with mac server OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

Okay the situation is this. Yesterday my company changed our dns server, because our former one, was too unstable to work with. anyway today i went to one of our mac server, because it needed to be ...
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Samsung EVO 480 *and* stock hard drive not recognised by Snow Leopard installer

A friend of mine came to me with her Macbook Pro 8,3 (17 inch, 2011). The hard drive had failed, and booting into the recovery disk didn't show a working hard drive. I went out and bought her a ...
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BBoD even after fresh install to new HDD

Got a bit of a weird issue which is driving me nuts, i have a Mac Pro tower which was purchased around 2010, it has been in storage for the past 2 years. Anyway I recently hooked it all up and found ...
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Stuck on blue screen after running “rm *” in /

I accidentally executed rm * on / and since then I am unable to see my desktop. All I see is a blue screen with spinning gear. Irony is I somehow missed my OS and other CDs too that came with my Mac. ...
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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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Import certificates into System Keychain via the command line

Is it possibly to copy a certificate to machine running to OS X Snow Leopard, add it to the System Keychain, then set it to "Always Trust via SSH?" And if so... how?
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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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How can I share a L2TP VPN, tunnelling through ethernet, over AirPort on my MacbookPro?

I am running OS X 10.6.8 on a Santa Rosa MacBook Pro (MBP) (2.4Ghz). I have an ethernet connection that I share with an iPad and iPhone via the built-in WiFi (AirPort). In other words, my MBP is used ...
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Lock Screen Command One-Liner

I'm trying to find out whether there is any kind of equivalent command line one-liner which replicates the exact identical functionality of the 'Lock Screen' menu option available via the Keychain app ...
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Cursor as full screen crosshairs

I have a 27" iMac running Snow Leopard. In a wide range of applications I often need to use a straight edge to compare different values on charts, even sometimes charts generated by different ...
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Using Find in Text Wrangler (Mac) requires 2 extra steps to work sometimes - why?

When I've got a css or php file opened with Text Wrangler and I do a 'find' for a term that I know is on the page, I oftentimes have to click my mouse and move the scroller thing (located on the ...
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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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Mail.app thinks I'm a new user

My laptop locked up (black screen, spinning beachball), and after leaving it to see if it would handle whatever it was doing on its own overnight, I went and held the power button down to force it to ...
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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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Icons for Facetime and the App Store keep re-appearing in my dock after a restart. How can I get rid of them?

I’m running Mac OS X 10.6.8. I like my dock to contain only running apps, so I’ve removed all other icons from there (by clicking and dragging them out of the dock). However, every time I restart my ...
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How can I change default print preference to black and white, system wide?

I would like to make my printer print b&w as default from every application on my mac. How do I do this?
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Restore TimeMachine emails from Mavericks Mail app to Snow Leopard Mail app

Early 2008 iMac 4GB RAM was running Mavericks. Due to memory limitation, I've gone back to Snow Leopard. I'm trying to recover email folders that were "On My Mac" in Mavericks Mail app from ...
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Application folder is empty

I am using OSX - Snow Leopard on my Mac. I could find the Application folder is empty, please help. Thank you! Regards, Krishna
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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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Very sporadic Wi-Fi Issue with Lion (Connection Timeout)

I have tried many a thing to solve this matter. Long and short of it is I am getting the standard "connection timeout error" but only on some networks (which are successfully connected to by other ...
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Text cursor freezing, jumping

Sometimes the text cursor stops flashing, and when I type nothing shows up. Then I click the mouse, and suddenly everything I just typed appears, and the cursor's frozen at a new location. When I ...
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How to get rid of firewall “accept incoming connections” dialog?

I've accepted this so many times that firewall should already remember it. For example, I get it for Eclipse when starting my java programs in debugging mode ... sometimes this dialog is displayed ...
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QR code reader for OS X 10.6?

I'm looking for a QR code reader that doesn't utilize iSight but instead, allows me to take a screenshot of a portion of the screen which it will then scan for and detect the QR code. I'm having ...
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How can I change scroll direction in Snow Leopard?

I've gotten so used to the Lion natural scrolling that using (for lack of a better term) unnatural scrolling in Snow Leopard and earlier is very annoying. Is there any way I can reverse it for OSes ...
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iMac not recognising any keyboard

I have an Apple wired keyboard and a wireless Microsoft keyboard. I have been working with the Apple keyboard for a couple of months. Today I started my iMac and it didn't recognise the keyboard, I ...
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Is there a way to force read a USB flash drive on OSX 10.6.8 that shows up in the system profiler but not on the desktop?

USB High-Speed Bus: Host Controller Location: Built-in USB Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBEHCI PCI Device ID: 0x3b3c PCI Revision ID: 0x0006 PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086 Bus Number: ...
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Signature shows too BIG to recipients

I am using Apple Mail 4.6 and have simple text lines for my signature. Even though I have the "match text in email" box checked, the signature shows as much larger (obnoxiously large) to many ...
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Is it still possible to purchase a license for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server from Apple?

Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard Server is no longer for sale at the Apple Store website. Mac OS X Server software licenses were sold as a separate full operating system from Apple until 10.7 Lion, ...
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Snow Lopard with Yosemite host

I have an old app I need to run. How can i run SL as guest with Yosemite as host with MacBook Air 2011 and vbox? I own SL retail and the MacBook Air is apple, there shouldn't be any legal issues.
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How to monitor network traffic on a router from a Mac?

A company has a High Speed internet connection (30 MB/s) which is enough for 10-15 computers. But for a week, there is almost no bandwidth "left", just checking email takes a long time or fails. ...
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Bootcamp Partitioning issues for Windows/ manual partition

I have a Macbook Pro 2010 running 10.6.8 with 250 GB HD. I was initially running Win XP via BootCamp(40GB). I removed that partition using BootCamp Assistant. And then I wanted to install Windows 7 ...
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Unable to fix permissions

I have a Mac Mini 2006 and I accidentally set one of the permissions to No Access and so now the OS X will not boot up. ⌘ Cmd+R and ⌘ Cmd+S will not work. All I can do is hold the Opt and choose what ...
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What does setting LSUIPresentationMode to 1 or 2 do?

While reading "Is it possible to hide the dock on a per-application basis?", I noted that according to the documentationLSUIPresentationMode, setting LSUIPresentationMode to value 1 or 2 (in an ...
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IP address assignment issue [duplicate]

The problem is that I have a Macbook that keeps telling me another computer is using it's IP address. I normally don't have a problem with this as I'd either restart the computer, or router and it ...
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John the Ripper and sparsebundle password help

Around January 2014, my original hdd died on me, I bought a new hard drive and let the old one sit. Got myself an external enclosure recently, to recover my old work, only to realize my main folder ...
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Running Mavericks. Need to return to Snow Leopard

I am running Mavericks 10.9 on my imac. It does not have the same ability of slideshows with music in Garageband as I had in Snow Leopard 10.6. Is there any way I can return to Snow Leopard?
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Install 2 different OS X versions on the same machine/hdd

OK, here's my situation : I am a developer needing to debug under different OS X versions I currently own 2 macs : a MacBook Pro and an iMac the iMac has Snow Leopard (10.6) on it - it came ...
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How can I re-map Mail's “Sent Messages” folder to an IMAP server's “Sent Mail” folder?

I use Mail to connect to a traditional IMAP server (non-Gmail). I've noticed that all the messages I send are placed in Mail's "Sent" folder and that Mail is translating this folder to a server folder ...
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When is the locate database updated?

I use the locate command in Terminal regularly. When does its database get updated? On other systems, I could run updatedb as root to force it to update. Note: I know using mdfind to search with ...
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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 ...