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

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How to upgrade my Mac Pro to an OS newer than 10.6.8?

I have a Mac Pro running Snow Leopard. I tried upgrading to Mavericks, but the App Store won't let me download it. It directed me to this page. At first I thought it was because I was out of space ...
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Bluetooth Not Available?

Mac OS X 10.6.4, MacBook Pro, Apple Magic Trackpad. The trackpad is unresponsive. Right-clicking on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar shows me gray text that says "Bluetooth not available". I don't ...
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Install OS X in VirtualBox on iMac?

Is it possible to install OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in VirtualBox on an iMac (i3) running OS X 10.6.8? I have the 10.6 install CD, DMG, and ISO, but can't get any of them to boot from VirtualBox.
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Cannot upgrade VirtualBox installation of Mac OS 10.6.8 to Mavericks - supposedly a processor issue

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 within VirtualBox 4.3.2 on a Windows machine with an i7 processor. I would like to upgrade my OS to Mavericks through the App Store. When I try to do so, I get the ...
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Headphone play/pause button controls iTunes only

Finally upgraded my MacBook Pro (Unibody late 2008) from leopard to snow leopard, with a view to go to Lion when it finishes downloading. I've now noticed that hitting the single button on my Etymotic ...
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Lock events (or disable drag and drop) in iCal

Drag & Drop in iCal is very convenient, but last time, I accidentally moved an appointment (or at least, I'm not sure, if I did...) Is it possible to somehow "lock" important appointments? Or ...
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Having trouble restoring individual GarageBand projects from Time Machine

I am trying to grab some old GarageBand project files from my live Time Machine backup that lives on an external drive that was formatted by Time Machine, and move them to my main desktop drive. I can ...
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dscl -append OD users

I need your help for our SSO project. We are using the 10.6 Server as an OD to authenticate Google & Moodle and we need to modify the existing user account in the OD using the "dscl -append" in ...
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Internal hard disk requirements will not allow me to update to Maverick

I tried to update to Mavericks, downloaded the update through App Store but the installation stalled with an error message saying my internal hdd didn't meet requirements. I'm using an iMac mid 2007 ...
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What is causing my application crashes? Borderlands 2, Adium, more

Borderlands 2 (purchased, downloaded, run via Steam) crashes on launch for me. This is the first time I've ever really had application crashes, other than the typical "Application has quit ...
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How can you change the mouse cursor in OSX?

I can't find many solutions for changing the mouse cursor on OSX 10.6 I've seen http://unsanity.com/haxies/mightymouse but it does not support 10.6 at the moment. Any hints or tricks to change the ...
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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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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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How can I erase hard disk if SuperDrive is broken (OS 10.6.8)?

I have an old MacBook running OS 10.6.8 which I want to recycle, but its internal SuperDrive doesn't work, so I can't use the install disk to do it. I tried plugging in Apple's external USB ...
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Is there a way access Cloud Publisher from a MacBook running Snow Leopard?

I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. I edit a newsletter that's printed using the Publisher software in Microsoft Office. Our organization is purchasing the Cloud version of Publisher for two ...
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What can I do to speed up a Mac that is running slow?

My mac seems like it is running slower and slower. While I am thinking abut installing Lion from scratch, I figure there has to be stuff I can do now to help. I have reset PR RAM recently, I have run ...
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Mac 10.5.8 system does not detect snow leopard cd disc to upgrade

I have a mac running on 10.5.8 and I want top upgrade it to snow leopard. When I insert the disc it does not show up. I tried booting it by pressing the option key, the C key and the command S key but ...
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Updating a MacPro from Snow Leopard to Mavericks

I have Snow Leopard installed on an old MacPro. I want to upgrade to Mavericks. When I go to AppStore-->Mavericks and click on the download button nothing happens. Do I need to install the ...
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How to restore to Leopard/Snow Leopard from Lion without any disk?

My friend has a Mid 2010 Macbook pro with Mac OS X Lion installed on it. She wants to restore it (as in format/erase and get a fresh start). However she does not have any disks. When trying to ...
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Programmatically/Script-atically changing the default Open-With setting

Is there a way to change what app opens a file type programmatically/with a script? Basically, sometimes I'm working on a web site, and I want to set all web files to open with a text editor (*.php, ...
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Intermittent Kernel Panic, Trap at 0x00c5e290

Do you guys have any idea as to what might be causing the following kernel panic? I've already repaired file permissions and would like to avoid reinstalling os x. Interval Since Last Panic ...
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Pausing screen recording in old Quicktime 10.0 (131)

Running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on an "Early 2009 iMac", I seek a screen-recorder able pause/unpause during recording. Post How do I install QuickTime 10.1 on Snow Leopard? says Snow Leopard comes with ...
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Prevent App Store from putting apps on the Dock in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, when I install an app from the App Store it automatically places it on the Dock with the "Keep in Dock" option enabled. Due to my poor mouse skills I've made the Dock immutable, so ...
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Take a screenshot of the top-most window

I want to have an AppleScript that takes a screenshot of the front most application. I have used this AppleScript: tell application "System Events" -- get frontmost process set frontmostProcess to ...
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Moving iTunes library from Macs with different OS

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro to replace my old MacBook. The old MacBook has my entire iTunes library on it and is currently running Snow Leopard. The new MBP is running Mavericks. How ...
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Can I upgrade to the Lion Mail app alone, without upgrading to Lion in general?

I'm currently on 10.6 and I really like it so I'm not really thinking about an upgrade right now. Two things I really like about 10.7 are the full screen apps and the Mail client. Is it possible to ...
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Uninstalling Genieo broke my system

Update below, the rest is more or less background information. After discovering a Genieo install, I vaguely recalled it being, well, not trustworthy. After a quick search I knew I wanted to ...
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Backup for downgrade from Mavericks to Snow Leopard on smaller Hard Drive?

This Problem might be very specific. After having been very happy with Snow Leopard for quite a while I am now seriously considering upgrading to Mavericks with my 2010 iMac. I would however like to ...
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VMWare Fusion - Where does a shared folder appear if the Virtual OS is “Snow Leopard Server”?

I have a Mac running VMWare Fusion with "Snow Leopard Server" running as the guest, virtual OS. It says that I can specify a shared folder to shared between the main Mac OS and the virtual Snow ...
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How can i Get Tunes to recognize my Iphone 5

Itunes no longer recognizes my Iphone 5 whether by USB, Bluetooth or WiFi. Although my computer shows the phone to be paired and configured correctly, it does not show up in the Itunes device listing. ...
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Select non-contiguous text / words anywhere

How do I select text that is not together separately, for example: ThiS is SomE sampLe teXt or... THIS is SOME SAMPLE text (I want the characters in capitals to be selected). I know I can use ...
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How do I arrange my download folder as “Recently downloaded”?

I want to have the most recent file downloaded to be on top when I look in the Downloads folder in the finder. How do I arrange my download folder as "Recently downloaded"?
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Clean install of Snow Leopard will not load

I had recently installed Google Drive on my 13" Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 It was crashing my computer to the point where it wouldnt load at all, so it was suggested to me to go into ...
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Most-efficient way to copy iPhoto events between computers?

I experienced a hard-drive crash recently. While I was able to recover most of the lost photographs from Mozy, some where lost. Fortunately, the missing photographs are located on another machine. ...
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Installing Mac OS 10.6 on PC [duplicate]

I need to install Mac OS 10.6 on my laptop using Windows. So I have an .ISO file with Snow Leopard and USB drive,i try to create bootable USB drive via PowerISO but later,when i try to boot from USB ...
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Installation failed when attempting to reinstall MySQL in OS X 10.6.6

I had earlier installed mysql-5.1.50-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg and then uninstalled it using the below command (found on Stack Overflow): $ sudo rm /usr/local/mysql $ sudo rm -rf /usr/local/mysql* $ ...
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Application is working but can't selecting it

I am experiencing new problem in Snow leopard, the application is working because whenever I click on it's icon at the dock it not showing "force quit" but I couldn't go into the application, I can ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 not storing password in system profile - used for pre-authentication to the wireless network

Running 300 MacBooks with Mac OS X 10.6.8. When logged on as a local admin I can connect to WiFi, I save the connection in the system profile, allowing pre-authentication before users attempt to log ...
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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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How to resolve permissions issues when using the drop box and Automator?

Consider the following workflow: A user copies (drag-and-drop) a folder from his Mac to the Drop Box of another Mac. User is logged onto the Drop Box computer as guest. On the Drop Box Mac, an ...
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Will OS upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mavericks erase other partitions?

I have Macbook6,1 Late 2009 Unibody white Snow Leopard with dual boot Debian Wheezy installed on the other partition. I use EFI to show boot options at startup. Will upgrading to Mavericks ...
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Snow Leopard wont load on Mac

My 13" Macbook Pro running 10.6.8 recently crashed and would not start due to Google Drive malfunctioning. I uninstalled Drive and my computer still wouldnt load properly so I did a clean install ...
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Problems with OS X update and 'enable journaling'

I was wondering if anybody has had a similar issue to this before; i attempted to update my OS from Snow Leopard to Mavericks, and when told to 'enable journaling' on my hard disk, i did just that, ...
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How to Safely Delete an in-progress Time Machine Backup on Snow Leopard

Okay, so somehow a computer I'm helping to manage has got a total of three .inprogress backups on its Time Machine drive that it doesn't seem to be able to tidy up; it's creating new backups without ...
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Mac crashing. Kernel problem?

I had recently installed Google Drive on my Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but it kept crashing my computer to the point where it would not start. I deleted Google Drive in Single User Mode, ...
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Verbose Boot after crashed program on Macbook Pro

I had recently installed Google Drive on my Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but it kept crashing my computer to the point where it would not start. I deleted Google Drive in Single User ...
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Where does Screensaver store images?

I have only used iPhoto a couple of times by accident (preferring one of the many alternatives). Each time, I carefully removed those images from iPhoto to the iPhoto trashcan and then emptied the ...
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Google Drive crashing Mac

I am looking to uninstall Google Drive without fully loading the computer, such as through Single user mode. I recently installed Drive and it is now crashing so my desktop will not load. I tried ...
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Can I flag a time machine backup so it never gets overwritten

I'm about to upgrade to lion and at some point in the future I might want to restore back to a snow leopard time machine backup. However, recently my first time backups have been overwritten. Is ...
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What is “All…” that just appeared in my Finder sidebar?

This "Network Neighborhood" icon recently appeared on my Finder's sidebar, pointing to some items I haven't seen before, all of them empty. Procyon is an Apple Time Capsule. Skype is running but ...