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

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check mail for certain word before sending

I have mail templates with placeholders for names (ex. Dear XXXXXX). Is it possible to make apple mail check the content of my mail when sending and to stop an email from getting send out when it ...
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Prevent dock from auto-showing on mouse over

I currently have dock to auto-hide and would like it to stay hidden until I explicitly show it using a keyboard shortcut such as the "Move focus to dock" or "Turn Dock Hiding On/Off". I basically ...
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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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Text input trouble on OS X Snow Leopard - text doesn't show up before mouse click

I have this strange problem on my MacBook Pro, running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It comes and goes, but I haven't found out why or when. The input cursor is displayed in a text field, e.g. the URL field ...
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Help getting Nautilus running under MacPorts

I have been trying to run Nautilus on OS X 10.6.8 without any luck. First, I installed MacPorts, then installed Nautilus. However when I try to run it from the command line, I am getting an error. I ...
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OS X Empty Trash is deleting all files on computer

I'm using a MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard. I hit secure empty trash on the Finder menu. It took a while to get the thing done, so I just thought "wow, this musta been one fat trash can". The next day, I ...
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Connecting to one Mac from another shows shared drives that no longer exsist

When I connect to my Mac Mini from my MacBook Pro (both 10.6.8) as a registered user, I see sharepoint that no longer physically exsist. How do I delete these entries?
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Why are some apps greyed out when Command+Tab'ing through programs?

Sometimes when I switch through programs using the Command+Tab shortcut certain programs appear to be greyed out. I can switch to the program in question with no problems nor is there anything ...
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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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2011 MacBook (10.6.8) connects to AirPort but intermittently won't connect to webpages

I have never experienced this problem before. I know that the problem is not the internet, because the internet works fine on all my other devices, both Windows and Mac. I brought my MacBook in to the ...
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MackBook Pro Clean Install Issue?

Recently, my HDD went bad in my laptop, so I bought a new HDD and a copy of Snow Leopard. I put the HDD into the computer, then inserted the installation disk into the DVD drive. I went into Disk ...
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Snow Leopard installer ISO on USB flash drive

I have the setup ISO file for my Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I need to be able to boot this and install it to a USB drive (from a windows pc by booting the USB drive). I can't run it in a virtual ...
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How to get rid of remnant samba shares via the shell

I'm running 10.6.8, and under System Preferences > Sharing > File Sharing is checked, and I have no folders under the left side. Naturally the right-side isn't populated with any users. When I ...
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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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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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How can I use reverse video without messing up graphics?

Under accessibility settings, OS 10.6 (home) and 10.8 (work) offer one option for color themes: you can have the default black-on-white theme, or you can have reverse video. I find the default theme ...
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Multiple OS X installations but all login to one profile

I have multiple installations of OS X (10.6 and 10.8) on separate partitions of the same HDD but when I login to 10.8, it access the profile on the 10.6 installation. How can I get it to use the ...
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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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Script to create a new “To Do” in Mail.app

I've been dorking out with GeekTool and like my simple geeklet that displays my uncompleted tasks right on my desktop. I made a service with automator to let me create new To Do's in iCal whenever ...
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Frequent Kernel Panics on Snow Leopard 10.6.8

I recently bought a used MacbookPro5,1 with a 2,4 Ghz Core2Duo Processor. It was upgraded to 4 GB of RAM and a 750GB HDD by the previous owner. When I received it 2 days ago, it was running 10.6.3, I ...
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Cannot use any Microsoft product on my Mac laptop. Crash and error code

I have had an error when launching any Microsoft product on my Mac. I have trashed all Microsoft and reinstalled. And cannot get to the update button because I crash at opening with this code. Can ...
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Add sub menu to automator services in contextual menu

Recently, I've been playing with making my own tagging system (I've made some simple Automator Services that will add spotlight comments to a file and then I make smart folders to search for those ...
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(Audio) DVD burned on Mac won't play on a Windows machine

I burned a DVD on my MacBookPro running 10.6.8, using only utilities available on the Finder, that is, no 3rd party software was used, and nor did I use Disk Utility. The DVD was RW. All the source ...
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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, ...
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2008 iMac upgraded to Mountain Lion now boots slowly?

We have an Early 2008 Aluminium iMac. 2.4 GHz Core2 Duo, regular HDD. I think it came with 1 GB of DDR2 RAM but we upgraded to 2 GB. It originally came with Leopard but we upgraded to Snow Leopard on ...
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Internet connection problem wifi working fine but unable to ping anything?

I just came to a different country and suddenly I am having strange issues with my macbook air 2012's wifi. It seems to detect the wifi networks without issue but refuses to load any webpages or ...
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Installing PostgreSQL on Snow Leopard

I've been trying to install PostgreSQL on my Snow Leopard in order to use django on Heroku. I decided to go with the graphical installer here (http://www.postgresql.org/download/macosx/). However, ...
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SMB linux share shows randomly on OSX 10.6

I don't understand how the SMB service is supposed to work on OSX 10.6. At the moment, I have a linux machine with a trivial setup file [global] workgroup = NAS [test] comment = For ...
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FileMaker 6 and AppleScript: Deleting a Menu Item

I am trying to write an AppleScript to delete or at least disable certain menu items in FileMaker pro 6. My documentation indicates that it can be done, yet even the exact examples that they give, do ...
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Run Disk Utility on Snow Leopard with lost system disk

I have some errors on the hard drive of my mid-2006 iMac that is running OS X 10.6.8. I need to boot off the system disk to run Disk Utility. Unfortunately, after looking throughout my house, I could ...
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Networking dead after a disk/permissions repair

After a strange string of events, I'm left with broken networking on my iMac (21" i3, 10.6). It started on Fri. when a co-worker could not get jobs from this iMac, they were saying he didn't have ...
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iPhone cannot recognise macbook wifi anymore

I have always been using my macbook(10.6.8) as a hotspot and everything worked fine. But of recent, my iPhone and iPod just can recognize the presence of the macbook wifi but they can't connect to it. ...
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Install HP printer on 10.6.4 without Apple Update

Can I install a HP Deskjet Printer on Snow Leopard (10.6.4) without access to 'Apple Update'? Scenario: Have an outside worker using a Mac on our secured Samba environment. We are not adding the Mac ...
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Setting up a Gopher server on OS X (for real!)

I have been trying to host my own Gopher server under OS X (specifically, Snow Leopard), but am finding the process somewhat frustrating. After trying (and failing) to install myriad supposedly ...
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Print job from Macbook Pro prints repeatedly

We are trying to set up printing for a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion (10.8.2) using an HP Color Laser Jet 3550 as a network printer. It seems to find and recognize the printer just ...
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Xserve save not syncronized

OK here is the setup 5 mac,router, network, xserver, all 10.6.8 If i open a PSD document, the background is red.... I change it to green, then i save... when i reopen this psd doc, the background is ...
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My Mac does not recognize my Galaxy S2 trough USB

Snow Leopard: My Mac doesn't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S2 over USB, and it's starting to drive me nuts. I've tried the following: Connect Storage to PC Settings > Wireless and Networks > ...
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Why does OSX hang when logging in to a Windows network?

For the last couple of years I've used a MacPro + SnowLeopard at work. We have a Windows network so I have to do a network login into our domain. I sometimes login with my local Mac machine account ...
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Strange network Sent size

I don't understand why my network behave like this, Data sent is larger than Receive whenever I am sending email or upload files, this only happens when uploading something to the web, ftp, email ...
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Why does my cursor on Mac OS X get “stuck” sometimes?

In Mac OS X, sometimes when the cursor should change to a text cursor or hand cursor, it is still displayed as an arrow cursor. This gets annoying sometimes because although it still works, it makes ...
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Continuously backs up same files as if this was the first time doing a backup

On Snow Leopard 10.6.8, TimeMachine keeps backing up the same files over and over again, as if they were not backed up the first time. As a result, each time I get a full backup of 300 GB! I checked ...
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Clean Install Snow Leopard without Disk — Build 10K549

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) -- shipped with Snow Leopard (Lion hadn't come out yet) -- that I need to wipe and reinstall. This is for security/privacy/performance purposes, so the goal ...
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Restoring to previous state: concerns with Carbon Copy Cloner and Time Machine conflict

One week ago I experienced an odd and catastrophic failure of my MacBook Pro. The details of the failure are not important, and the relevant parts have been replaced, among them a new HDD. Side note: ...
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Requirements for using iOS Simulator?

Does anyone know what the requirements for running the iOS Simulator? I've got a MacBook running 10.6.8 and ADmitMac 6. Whenever I'm logged in as Active Domain user (that has no /Users account on the ...
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OS/X 10.6 Bizarre login bug: Making alternative “Others…” appear. Why does this happen?

I am studying at NUS in Singapore, and they have a mac-equipped computer lab here at school. All users (students) have our own personal accounts that we use to log in to the computers with. Sometimes ...
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Spaces preferences carried into Lion - can't get hash symbol

In Snow Leopard I used to use Option + cursors to move around spaces (not Command - this was because I liked Command + cursors for 'Home' and 'End'). Therefore I also used Option + 1, Option + 2 etc ...
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SystemProfiler crashes when listing applications

For some time now SP crashes when I try to list apps. I set it to open in 32 bit mode, disconnected all external backup drives, trashed the SP Preferences. I'm not clever enough to understand the ...
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How does Snow Leopard arrange files by “Date Added” for folders on the dock?

I would like to know the underlying mechanism that Snow Leopard uses to arrange files, within folders that are placed on the dock, by "Date Added." I would like to know this in order to retrieve the ...
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Mac OS X Upgrade > Cookie Issue

After a simple upgrade to OSX Snow Leopard, there is an issue with cookies on any site using any browser. I have checked multiple times that cookies are enabled and still have no luck. What's going ...