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

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Macbook pro reboot questions

i went to use my macbook pro and it appeared with a blinking question mark i got past that page to the OS X Utilities but how do i reboot it without losing everything i have? I don't have a disc or a ...
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My computer will not recognize that python exists

I have opened python on my somewhat outdated Mac OS X in Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and although it was working fine earlier, my computer will not recognize that I am using python. When I click on the ...
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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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How do I change the Lion menubar selection color?

I really hate the blue-purple color of the Lion (and Snow Leopard before it) menu bar selection. Isn't there some way to change this? I've tried tweaking everything, but Apple seems to have decided ...
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What are the utilities included in the Mavericks recovery partition?

What is Mavericks Recovery Partition good for? I have Maverick also installed on an external Hard drive, in case something goes wrong with my main system I can use this external hard. Do I still need ...
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Something keeps waking up my Mac, how do I find out what it is?

I have a Mac Pro that draws about 250 watts (so I read somewhere) when it's running full-bore. It apparently draws less than 90 when it's sleeping. For whatever reasons I like to leave it on ...
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is there a patch against “Shell Shock” for my system MacOS 10.6.8 bash version 3.2.48(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin10.0) [duplicate]

I already run the following and I get "vulnerable" Mac cysunza$ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c 'echo hello' vulnerable hello I read the post about it but appears to me that his is just for ...
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Disable network device for specified period of time

Recently I converted an old MacBook into a server, running OS X 10.6.8 (the normal, non-server edition). I use it as my VPN server, my bittorrent rsync server, web server, ssh server and so forth. ...
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How can Finder permanently show a specific file starting with a dot/period?

I have a folder on my Mac that I will set up to git-sync with a folder on my web server. I’d like to be able to see the .htaccess file in this folder without having to unhide hidden files all over the ...
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Can I run non server OS 10.6.8 using VMware?

Two part question really: 1) can it be done at all (standard version NOT server)? 2) if it can be done can I import an existing standard 10.6.8 system from an external disk with VMWare or do I have ...
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When I download apps it says I need a 64-bit processor

I have a Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 and I cannot download apps. When I try to, it says 'this requires a 64-bit processor' (or something like that) and my processor is 32-bit. Does this mean that I'll ...
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OSX Second monitor/display background

Is it possible to change the display default image on a second display connected to an Apple running OSX 10.6. ? I can see all the display options for the desktop, but the 2nd display has the Apple ...
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What is this symbol? ⎋ (it is listed as menu shortcut)

The shortcut that is reported in the -menu, for Force Quit menu-item, is ⌥⌘⎋ (the last character is the Unicode broken circle with northwest arrow). What key should I press to invoke the Force Quit ...
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Need to burn FAT32 CD from Snow Leopard

Please tell me how to burn a FAT32 CD under Snow Leopard (10.6.8). I have tried multiple approaches, including creating a FAT32 .dmg properly sized for the disc, and burning from the Finder or from ...
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Time machine backups not recognised after OS upgrade

I finally updated my OS from 10.6.8 to Mavericks 10.9 yesterday on my late 2009 iMac 27", but when I got to the point of switching back on my Time machine (connected to a time capsule 2 Tbytes) it ...
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Image Capture default action for *any* camera

I'm trying to implement a solution for a multiuser environment involving Image Capture and AutoImport. (10.6.8 with remote MCX). Our users often connect digital cameras to our Macs to download the ...
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Applescript Editor's compiler erratic behaviour

I've just come across some bizarre behaviour in the Applescript Editor (Snow Leopard - 10.6.8) that I was wondering if anyone knows how to get around it. Basically, one second a statement will ...
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How long can Photo Booth record video?

Does anyone know how long Photo Booth can record video with iSight camera on Mac? I want to record for a few days non stop, and don't know if that's possible even if there is sufficient space in HD? ...
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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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Macbook Pro 15 progression bar halts then circle spins

We have a Macbook Pro 15 Last 2011. The computer starts to boot, it shows the progression bar, then it disappears and the circle just spins. I have tried safe mode and it just spins. I just ran ...
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How do I make full use of a generic 6-button mouse?

Somebody gave me a 6-mouse button. I want to make full use of the extra buttons as opposed to just using the basic 3 ones (left, on-scroller, and right buttons). First of all, I want to know where the ...
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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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Can't run Apple Hardware Test as Mac crashes

My Macbook: Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/07). Main problem: Mac goes black screen and shuts down when I try and load the Apple HW Test by holding down D as the computer turns on. It goes ...
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How to convert Windows-based ISO for Mac OS X Installation DVD?

I made an ISO image from Mac OS X Snow Leopard Installation DVD using PowerISO on Windows machine. The ISO file size is 7.6GB, but when I mount the ISO using PowerISO, what I can see is only the files ...
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The error “Keychain ”login“ cannot be found to store …”

When I start up my MacBookPro/osx/snow leopard , I get this error with yahoo messenger.. What is this keychain thing? Is this some Mac thing? Any links to explain this concept and how to resolve it? ...
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How do I install the GnuPG PHP extension?

I'm having trouble installing a PHP native extension: GnuPG. Here's what I've tried so far. First: sudo port install gpgme sudo pecl install gnupg Output from the second command ends like so: ...
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Rubber band scrolling on Snow Leopard?

Is there any way to turn on rubber band scrolling in Snow Leopard? I cannot upgrade to Mavericks because I need Rosetta but I would like to have the scrolling behavior of Lion, Mountain Lion and ...
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How do I get Terminal to remember previous commands after closing window in SL 10.6.8?

Any way to enable scrollbacks after you quit the window? Even if the app itself is still running, closing the window and opening a new one doesn't work. I am SURE it used to work on my old Mac, but I ...
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Is there a free, actively developed IRC client for Snow Leopard?

So far I've been able to find only outdated clients, which are either abandoned years ago or they are currently developed but only for newer systems, or commercial. Is there a free1 client actively ...
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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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A Mac OS X VPN client that can import a .VPN file

I have a .vpn file that I use on Windows with the Shrew Soft VPN Client that has the connection details (excluding the username and password). Is there an equivalent client for Mac OS X that will ...
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How to free space on Time Machine on a Netgear NAS?

I have obsolete time machine backup file in Netgear NAS with another one. I cannot so just format or erase whole disk. I just need to delete the non-used file from taking disk space. I am running ...
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Huawei mobile broadband E173 data card not working properly

I am using Mac OS X SnowLeopard. My Huawei mobile broadband E173 data card is giving me problems. After inactivity for some time, it gets disconnected and when I connect again, it shows as connected ...
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OS X: Is there an open source screen recorder?

I need a screen recorder. However, I try to avoid using closed-source software whenever possible except from major vendors like Apple and Skype. I am wondering, is there an open source screen ...
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How to install Scala on Mac OS X with MacPorts?

I'm trying to install Scala following the advice at the official website: sudo port install scala But this gives me: ---> Fetching archive for scala ---> Attempting to fetch ...
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How to reinstall from an USB stick on a MacBook or iMac?

I made an OS X 10.6 USB stick and I used it to succesfully install OS X on several Mac, including a very old Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro. However I've got a problem: on my girlfriend's Mac it simply ...
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How to get Unicode 7 (Emoji, etc.) on Snow Leopard and earlier versions of OS X

As there is increasing, yet still infrequent, use of Emoji these days, I wanted to try adding an Emoji font to Snow Leopard. Since Apple Emoji uses Font Book 3 specific features I decided on ...
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How to resume a Mavericks download on OS X 10.6?

I've initiated OS X Mavericks download from the App Store. Upon either re-login or restart, the OS X Mavericks icon in the dock shows that it's paused. Clicking Resume from the context menu doesn't do ...
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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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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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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 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 ...