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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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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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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Folder/File Name “Truncation” or “Wrapping”

I have been trying to find a solution for a very very long time on how to have the longer names of my folders and files to drop down to a 2nd line when viewing in the "Grid" Icon view in the My Finder ...
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Mac Pro Tower, randomly hanging convinced its a hardware problem but Apple think otherwise

Just about ready to launch this machine out the window it's driving me crazy. Ok so a rundown of what has happened thus far. Bought a Mac Pro Tower around 2010, worked like a dream for 3 years then ...
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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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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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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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how to switch to verbose output

Using Debian linux, I can switch to verbose output during shutdown and startup by pressing F2. I already know how to startup in verbose mode using cmd + V but I would like to switch to verbose mode ...
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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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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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2006 Mac Pro - vmware fusion - snow leopard / VM's with Mavericks

Can a 2006 Mac Pro that can't go above Snow Leopard physically on the host run Mavericks with vmware Fusion virtually?
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Uncaught exception raised in open directory client-side plugin

When I attempt to change the open directory settings for 10.6 server using ServerAdmin I get the following error. This prevents me from making any changes to any open directory settings for the ...
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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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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 clean install and only re-install old applications/files as you need them?

I have Gooogled this for a couple of months now casually but have never gotten a guide that seems suited to me. I am running Snow Leopard. It's really starting to get slow. Basically, most guides on ...
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How to export files from hard drive in Snow Leopard CD?

I have a macbook 5,1 that won't startup. I'm going to reinstall Snow Leopard with the CD, but is there a way to export some of the files that are in it? I can't seem to gain access to them through the ...
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Restoring <= 10.6.8 lid-open Clamshell Mode in Mountain Lion?

In Snow Leopoard and earlier, you could open the lid of your laptop after you had activated clam shell mode and the display would remain inactive until you disconnected the external monitors. In ...
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Maintaining 1:1 rendering on high res screen (Snow Leopard)

I hace A Dell U2713HM screen that is 2560x1440 capable, but my Mac Mini is only 1920x1080 capable. How can I force the mac to display its output at 1:1 on the screen without scaling, so the display ...
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Can't erase Time Machine partition

Error message "could not unmount disc" Only tried Time Machine one day with new Snow Leopard install on MBP. Have been happy with CCC & want to use the space for a bootable CCC clone. Time ...
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Why does a Time Machine backup not complete when destination is a Shared Volume?

I have six Macs in my house, all running the latest, greatest version of Snow Leopard. I also have an eMac (PPC) running Leopard 10.5.8. I use the eMac as a file and print server. The eMac has two ...
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Macbook Pro intermittently unresponsive/dark screen after waking from sleep

I'm having an intermittent problem in which my Macbook Pro has been working fine for several days and many sleep/wake cycles but then it has a problem waking up from sleep. The disk spins up and the ...
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How to open a file in the default application for it directly from QuickLook?

Is there a way to open a file straight from QuickLook? I have a directory containing symlinks to the PDF files I usually refer to. I cannot copy the files locally and I must use symlinks. When I need ...
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MacBook Air 2010 OS X 10.6.8 w/Broadcom wifi disconnecting: “Disassociated because station leaving”

The wifi on my MacBook Air 2010 keeps dropping the connection at home with a Linksys WRT160N router running DD-WRT v24-sp1 (07/27/08) std. Other devices maintain their connection to the router just ...
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Applescript causes long error messages to be logged in system.log

I have this very simple script... tell application "System Events" set activeApp to short name of first process whose frontmost is true end tell tell application activeApp repeat 5 times ...
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Updating OS X 10.6 install screen stuck

I just re-installed Mac OS X 10.6 on my MacBook Pro (2008 ed) using the original DVD. I then selected update software to bring it up to 10.6.8. The software downloaded and then I received the message ...
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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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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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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 ...