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

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Installing Snow Leopard on external drive with newer iMac version

I have two computers running different types of OS X. One is an iMac with Mavericks (10.9.5) and the other is a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard (10.6.x). My Macbook Pro isn't working (HDD problem), so ...
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Does OSX Mavericks Have an Equivalent to the F11 Show/Hide Shortcut in Snow Leopard?

In OSX Snow Leopard, one can push all of the open windows to the side of the screen (revealing the desktop) by pressing F11. Further, by pressing F11 again, all of the windows are returned to their ...
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How to know if Mac OS X machine is being remotely viewed?

Currently I have no way to know if my machine is being remotely viewed by our tech support, and would prefer to know, given the massive privacy breach that would entail should this be happening. I am ...
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MacBook Pro 7,1 OS X upgrade to Lion or Mavericks

I own a MacBook Pro 7,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and need to upgrade my operating system in order to allow my kids access Netflix as it says I need to update my browser. Apple software update says ...
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Rosetta under Yosemite?

Is there any simple way to run rosetta under Yosemite? If not, am I correct that Snow Leopard Server will run on Parallels (and it seems this is the 'legit' way, I'd like to be 100% legal), and that ...
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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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Cannot Partition Disk with Disk Utility

I can't seem to partition my disk with Disk Utility or with the Terminal command (see screenshots). Something also happened to my other partition running Mavericks, where it just turned into an "empty ...
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Tried to reinstall osX and ended up getting folder with questionmark on boot

Today I decided after 6 years to format my MacBook Pro 2009 laptop. Originally I had Snow Leopard on it (I still have an unscratched cd) but in some point back in 2012 a friend installed (using his ...
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How to repair/recover Snow Leopard when the installation DVD has been lost?

So I seem to not have my Snow Leopard DVD available anywhere. I can't use a newer version like Lion. What can I do to repair/recover Snow Leopard now that the installation DVD is not available?
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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 to use the mysql I just installed?

I have installed mysql in Mac OS X 10.6.6. However I don't know how to get to the mysql prompt. Sarbbottam-Bandyopadhyays-MacBook-Pro:bin sarbbottam$ pwd /usr/local/mysql/bin Sarbbottam-...
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Remove link to something that is not a folder in the Finder sidebar

Somehow I managed to have a link to a document in my Finder sidebar (Mac OS X Snow Leopard, 10.6). It does show up under my “Places” category on the left. I can move it around and it sticks where I ...
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Snow Leopard Install Hangs

I currently have a 2010 15" MacBook Pro installed with OS X Lion and wish to downgrade it to Snow Leopard. However when trying to boot into the Snow Leopard installer for a clean install, it hangs at ...
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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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Mount .NRG image file on OSX 10.6

I have a Nero Disk Image(.nrg) File and I would like to mount it on OSX to copy it's contents. I've tried to rename to .iso and to use NRG2ISO with no luck. Any tips ?
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Sharing users between Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard — will this break user preferences?

I have ML and SL installed as dual boot OSes and want to share a user's home directory (on an external drive). I wonder, however, if I rather should use different users for each OS as ML might write ...
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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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Can I update to OS X Mavericks if I get a new graphics card?

I have a 2006 Mac Pro and have been wanting to update to OS X Mavericks but I can't because I have a Radeon X1900 graphics card and that is not supported any more by Apple. I have OS X 10.6.8 running ...
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How to move a window to another space without using the mouse?

I use spaces for having multiple desktops, but often need to move a program from one space to another. I am aware of the various ways to do that with a mouse: Click-and-hold on the title bar of ...
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In gimp: How do I create a new file / open an xcf file?

I downloaded "gimp 2.8.10 for Snow Leopard & Lion & Mountain Lion" from gimp.lisanet as indicated by gimp.org and installed it on an intel mac 64 bits under 10.6.8. The installation seems to ...
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What would be a stable OS upgrade for my mid/late 2007 Mac Book Pro?

Can anyone advise what a stable OS version would be for my mid/late 2007 Mac Book Pro? I am running Snow leopard 10.6.8 and know I can upgrade to Yosemite but have my hesitations after reading many ...
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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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mid-2009 macbook pro - erased. Now “Mac OS X cannot start up from this disk”. (and cannot install to this disk!)

I have a mid-2009 macbook pro, and the original 10.6.8 installer DVD that it came with. I booted up in recovery mode, and erased the HD (whether or not that was a good idea). My intention was to get ...
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Yosemite or Snow Leopard for 2008 MacBook?

I have a 2008 MacBook which is getting slow, I need to do an erase and reinstall. I have the choice to install Yosemite (online) or Snow Leopard (from a DVD). But would Yosemite be too much for my ...
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I get the grey screen after startup on 2006 macbook pro. no keys work. [closed]

Just a few days ago ( I have actually been using another computer for a while ) I started up my 2006 macbook pro and and after a few minutes I got the white diagonal lines, although I could still see ...
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Backwards Compatibility for Snow Leopard software on Yosemite

I have just upgraded to Yosemite due to a mac crash, my older mac installation ran Snow Leopard. My issue is I have software which I have paid for that is compatible with Snow Leopard, however it ...
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Git: command not found during Git installation (Mac OSX 10.6)

I am trying to install Git on my Mac (OSX 10.6) following the official Git tutorial. I had no problem until I had to set my username and my email. Every time I tried I got -bash: git: command not ...
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2008 MacBook Air Can't Boot OS X Snow Leopard USB Install Drive

I have a 2008 MacBook Air (MB003LL/A / MacBookAir1,1 / A1237 / 2142), and I am trying to reformat it with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, using the retail install DVD image snowleopard_10a432_userdvd.dmg ...
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Can't Boot from Snow Leopard anymore after having installed mavericks on an external HDD

I have a Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6. I wanted to test how mavericks works on my computer so I downloaded the OS and then I installed on a external USB HDD. Everything work as expected. I can ...
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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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TextEdit removes Byte-Order-Mark (BOM) from Unicode/UTF files. How to fix?

I'm working with UTF-8 files, but TextEdit seems to not fully support the BOM. When a BOM is present, it DOES render unicode characters correctly. However, upon saving the file, the BOM is removed, so ...
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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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OSX 10.6.8 internal mic does not register voice in PhotoBooth but registers in system preferences

I am having issues where so far PhotoBooth video recordings and flash based web applications do not register my voice using the internal mic. I have also tried with and without plugging in headphones ...
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“Erase and Install” function missing in Snow Leopard

When installing Tiger or Leopard, there was an option called "Erase and Install" that would delete the disk before installing the new OS. In Snow Leopard, this option seems to be missing. Is there ...
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OS X 10.5.8 - can I upgrade the OS?

I have an iMac from 2007-2009 and I want to upgrade the software to improve performance. It's running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.66 GHz). It displays 4 GB of memory and 451.6 ...
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Snow Leopard *private* folder? [duplicate]

I am running 2 OS flavors on my 2010 Macpro, 10.6.8 Snow Leopard on one startup drive and the latest Yosemite on another. The Snow Leo drive contains a folder "private" that looked like it was 25GB ...
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Avoid stutter when watching Amazon Prime video on Mac Mini 32-bit?

I have a Mac Mini that's a few years old. I'd like to use it for watching online video, because it's small, we're not using it for anything else, it fits nicely under the TV, and I can connect its ...
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What's a good graphical SFTP utility for OS X?

I need a small graphical utility, using which I can ssh to a server and see all the files and copy and paste (drag and drop) into my local machine. I am running Snow Leopard.
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Google + won't let me see my photos, they ask me to upgrade safari

Google + won't let me see my photos, they ask me to upgrade safari. My Safari update is ok I have MacPro Book OS x 10.6.8
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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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can't partition hard drive

I tried to make a partition on my macbook for windows. I was unable to do so, because, apparently, the hard-drive has been damaged. Since I do not have osx installation cd, I tried to recover using 1) ...
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Moving Macbook Snow Leopard drive to a Macbook Pro that had Yosemite installed: kernel panic!

My wife has a mid 2006 macbook that has been upgraded to snow leopard. I have a mid 2008 macbook pro that has been upgraded to Yosemite. I now want to give my macbook pro to my wife, and thought I ...
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USB Flash (Pen) drive vanishes after hibernation

I reboot my macbook (4,1 model + 10.6.8) very infrequently since I rely on the hibernation feature a lot. I also use USB flash drives a fair bit and there is usually one plugged in to one of the USB ...
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How to make command-key shortcuts work again?

I've just upgraded from 10.5 to 10.6.3 and all seemed to go OK, except that now no keyboard shortcuts work in any application. The keyboard viewer shows me that the command keys are working fine, and ...
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How to store sleepimage on secondary HDD on Mac OS X 10.6?

I have a MBP 2010 with Snow Leopard on it. I put an SSD in the place of DVD Drive and am using an awesome SSD(80GB)+HDD(500GB) combo for speed and efficiency for the right price. All I want to do is ...
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One of my start-up drives is missing

I have a Mac Pro (Early 2009) in which I am running two OS's. 10.10 on a Mercury Accelsior SSD and Snow Leopard on a conventional drive. Before upgrading the SSD from Mavericks to Yosemite all was ...
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“brew install python” without Xcode in Snow Leopard

I've been able to get brew to install many packages on Snow Leopard using just the gcc library without installing all of Xcode. I had installed Python as well as PosgreSQL from the gui installer and ...
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Can OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard be installed on a 2007 MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB

Ok so i have a 2007 MacBook2,1 - 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - OS X 10.5.8 - Memory 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. I can't currently sync my iphone 4s (IOS 7.1.1) or ipad (IOS 8.2) because i can't upgrade to ...
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Problems while compiling ncmpcpp [configure: error: libmpdclient >= 2.1 is required!]

I am trying to compile ncmpcpp|mpd in Snow Leopard 10.6.8, but it failed, since libmpdclient 2.1 dependency is missing. I didn't find any working dependency for libmpdclient 2.1 that uses the gcc ...
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How to control Bluetooth wireless radio from the command line?

This question is almost the same as my previous question, but with one major difference; I want to turn on/off Bluetooth from the command line (bash or similar), NOT from AppleScript - the answers for ...