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

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Floppy disk became unreadable after initializing it in an old Mac

I'm trying to pass some files from a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard to an old LC 630 with an HD floppy drive and a CD optical reader. As Snow Leopard cannot burn a CD with the HFS (Mac OS Standard) ...
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Mac OS X custom keyboard shortcuts

Whenever I set a custom keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X (10.6.8) for a menu item, I cannot use it until I open its menu by clicking on it at least once. This happens every time I launch an app and ...
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iPad sync by iTunes works with Lion but not Snow Leopard

When I hook up my new iPad to my MacBook Pro (running Snow Leopard) with iTunes, I can sync contacts and my calendar but not music or podcasts. There is no error message, it just doesn't transfer the ...
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Chinese IME - Change the font used in the suggestions list

Is there a way to change what font is used to display the 'suggestions' list in OS-X 10.6+ when using the Chinese IME (simplified)? I've looked around in the preferences (particulary 'Candidate ...
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How can I execute key shortcuts that use characters requiring Shift, like #?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I'm using Snow Leopard. When I program, I use Eclipse. Recently, I installed a plugin and I wanted to use a key shortcut rather than navigating 3 menus every time to ...
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Printing from Safari cuts lines on page breaks

When I print from safari on 10.6 and 10.7 sometimes the top half of the line is printed on one page and the bottom half is printed on the next. This seems to be independent of the printer as the pdf ...
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Mac OS X 10.6 on MacBook Pro won't reinstall

The optical drive on my buddy's MacBook Pro died at the same time the OS failed, so I have to reinstall the OS through my external USB CD Drive that is Mac compatible. I have the Snow Leopard OS X ...
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Snow Leopard Preview Update

Snow Leopard Preview does not show some PDF (Version 1.7) although these can be viewed in Lion. Is there an upgrade? After all Version 1.7 is a 2006 ISO Standard
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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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Problems with AirPort on Snow Leopard (MacBook White)

Several days ago I performed a clean installation of Snow Leopard on my MacBook White (late 2009). As usual, everything works marvelous - except for the wireless connection to the internet. It keeps ...
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Photoshop CS5 and Wacom - all menus grayed when App focus changed

Occasionally, when I switch (via ⌘ cmd+⇥ Tab or Expose) from Photoshop to another App then back - all of the Photoshop menu items are grayed (inactive state). You can still issue hotkey commands like ...
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Monodevelop on OS X and Displaying UTF-8

Does using Copy or paste cause monodevelop to crash, or is it just me? If you have Monodevelop installed, please can you test this, I fount that both shortcuts and from the menus cause it to crash. I ...
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Error 43, unable to open files on external hard drive using Preview

Using Snow Leopard 10.6.8 I can't access files with Preview on my 2011 WD myBook 1TB external hard drive. When I try to open a file it says "application can't be found" follows up with "an ...
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MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.8 “Snow Leopard” will not reboot past grey Apple logo screen

I have a Late-2006 Macbook Pro running 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard" (I know it's on borrowed time); I got the shut down screen and rebooted to no avail, stuck on grey Apple logo. It will not boot in safe ...
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How can I get OS X to remember my WiFi networks after visiting the Apple store?

Every time my MacBook Pro (running 10.6.8) goes to the Apple store for service, it comes back working fine (or, at least: no worse than before) - except it no longer knows about any WiFi networks. ...
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iMAC MC508LL/A new hard drive, cannot install from disc

I was trying to repair a friends iMac with a failed hard disc. I bought a 500GB 850Evo SSD to replace the failed hard disc and installed it using the OWC kit. Now I am trying to get it started up. I ...
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Installing Windows 7 x32 using Boot Camp assistant 3.0.4 on Snow Leopard

I want to install windows 7. But whenever I proceed to the install window through Boot Camp assistant, it ends up with a message saying that I have no space on startup disk and it requires 10 GB, even ...
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CPU hogging under OSX 10.6.8

Still running 10.6.8. However recent behaviour has been troublesome: the machine is manifesting memory issues. Activity monitor shows Safari Web Content hogging huge amounts of CPU, but that's not ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro (mid 2010) not boot OS X 10.9.2?

My MacBook Pro mid 2010 does not boot anymore from the HDD with installed OS X 10.9.2. I came across this solution which is clearing the NVRAM, but my Mac keeps showing the Apple logo and a spinning ...
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Accurate PDF reproduction of rendered web page

Earlier today I wanted to save a website page for archival purposes and I immediately thought of the excellent webkit2png python script. It does work quite well, and the result is cross platform, ...
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Constant force reload of web pages and SBBOD

Macbook Pro 13 inch on Snow Lepoard Cant do anything online as soon as i go from one page to another i get the BBOD and have to force reload all internet pages over and over again, i literally can't ...
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Constant spinning beach ball force page reloads online

Macbook Pro 13 inch on Snow Lepoard Cant do anything online as soon as i go from one page to another i get the BBOD and have to force reload all internet pages over and over again, i literally can't ...
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All jobs to Print Simulator printers fail

I just found the app Print Simulator and I decided to see what it was all about. On launch it created several virtual network printers and I proceeded to create a new OSX Printer, under Print & ...
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Stuck installing Yosemite and can't get back to Snow Leopard

I was in the process of installing Yosemite when I got a failure to verify and repair error message. When instructed to restart, I get the same message. I would like to revert back to Snow Leopard, ...
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Formatting & partition problem

Today I ran into a big problem: I was trying to make a bootable OS X thumb drive with Unibeast but haven't been able to format or partition it. The error shown when i try to format or partition in ...
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Configure: error: clang version 3.0 or later is required - but I already have it

I'm trying to follow this RVM installation guide, supposedly for Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (I should point out that $ rvm -v returns -bash: rvm: command not found), but when I run $ curl -L ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need help fixing bus error in Eclipse Java? possible Pathway problem

Whats up folks, i have posted this question on other forums but got no reply, just note before you read, my terminology is not the greatest, im only studying IT this year, so my knowledge be still a ...
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Disk Utility won't let me remove partition. No matter what

Since Yosemite was released this month, I decided to inaugurate it by downgrading from Mavericks to Snow Leopard. I decided to back some files up in a partition (on Mavericks) before wiping the main ...
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Where can I find SArtFile.bin for 10.6.8?

I tried to modify my SArtFile.bin on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but now it is corrupted and it won't let me reinstall OS X. Where can I find a copy of this file? SArtfile.bin is located at: ...
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Lost iMovie project data and backup files wouldn't play project

How do I restore the iMovie(10) project data from my backup files to make it play? I used my backup info and what was restored would not open or play. The initial video media was not lost but the ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is the upgrade to GarageBand free but iPhoto requires a paid upgrade (after migrating from Snow Leopard to Mavericks)?

GarageBand and iPhoto are both iLife applications that came with Snow Leopard when I originally got my iMac. I have recently upgraded to Mavericks and both apps were in need of an update. So why is ...
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How do I show the icons of Windows executable on OS X?

Instead of the icons all showing up as the same for each .exe in Finder, is there a plugin or something that will let me see what the executable icons actually look like? For example, .app on Finder ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot on OS X, installation disk, target mode (but will boot Boot Camp + Windows)

Model: Macbook Pro 7.1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz System: Snow Leopard. I think it was the latest version 10.6.8 A week ago my computer started showing lines on the screen like you have in old TV sets ...
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Xcode and installing GLEW for OpenGL

Right now, I am having trouble installing GLEW on my MacBook Pro (MAC OSX 10.6.8) for OpenGL projects. I have attempted to install GLEW multiple times so I do not get "no directory error", but ...
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My Dashboard k-notes widget has suddenly turned all my notes blank. Any ideas?

I'm running OS 10.6.8 on Macbook pro . My Dashboard k-notes widget has suddenly turned all my notes blank. I tried (without success) using the solution posted here in response to the question below, ...