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

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Installing DarwinBuild from Macports

I would please like to know if "port install darwinbuild ..." and related commands will inject a new kernel into my system after port installation is complete (i.e. after a reboot, uname -a will show ...
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How can I obtain older versions of Xcode?

How can I obtain older versions of Xcode? Is there a way that I can freely download a version that only requires OS X 10.6.8? So far this is all I've found on the matter; but, when I click the ...
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Why am I being asked to pay for iPhoto when I already have it? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mavericks and when I run 'check for updates' in iPhoto it says there is an upgrade available but that I need to pay for it (this was not the case with the ...
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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 can I change permissions of mount point of a network resource on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)?

I want to give another user permission to a mount point of a network resource. The directory mode is 700 and the owner is, of course, the logged in user who created the mount point. I have programs ...
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custom paper size in millimeters under OS X 10.6 not possible?

I want to print an 'online stamp' (pdf) using a Brother QL-570 label printer. The stamp has a format of 62 x 37 mm. When I open the .pdf stamp document in preview, create a custom paper size (0.62 x ...
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I just upgraded to Mountain Lion. Now I can't share files with the Snow Leopard on my network

Before the upgrade, I could pull files from the other laptop on to mine with apple file sharing. Now I can't see any machines in the network view. How can I pull files from the Snow Leopard laptop ...
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What's the best server/client combo to remote into your Mac (10.6) from a windows machine?

I have a Mac OS X 10.6 computer at home, which I like to remote into from my work laptop from time to time. I've tried using RealVNC and UltraVNC with the built-in VNC client, but I can't get them to ...
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Erroneous “Installation Alert” upon installing XCode 3.2.6

I am on a clean Mac OS X 10.6.8 machine (I erased the hard drive and reinstalled the OS yesterday). I do have to re-download a few apps, and XCode happened to be one of the first. I completed the ...
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Boot from CD, make backup, reinstall snow leopard. Good idea?

My iMac has some problems, and to repair it I thought I'd do as it says in the title. Currently, I'm running (a broken) Snow Leopard, and ideally I'd make a backup (with Time Machine) before I erase ...
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OSX does not recognize the Scroll Lock key on my external USB Keyboard

I am trying to share my monitor and keyboard/mouse between my PC (Windows 7) and Macbook Pro (1,1 - 2006, Snow Leopard) using a basic KVM switch (Trendnet TK207). By hitting Scroll Lock twice the KVM ...
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how do i transfer files from my Ipod classic back to my Mac [duplicate]

I mistakenly clicked on Itunes Match on Itunes and instantly lost all my playlist and about 700 songs. I tried for 6 hours to find the files only to now find out I moved them to trash and deleted the ...
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Running script through launchd with no annoying prompts

I have an applescript that checks my macbook battery and forces hibernation when it reaches a certain level, after displaying a 60 sec countdown. I've successfully set it up to run in the background ...
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How to install Snow Leopard virtual machine on new iMac with Mountain Lion?

I got a 2013 iMac with Mountain Lion (10.8.5 now) and incompatible with Snow Leopard. I need SL anyway. Giving up all my old applications and buying new ones is not acceptable. First, this is not my ...
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How can I open a port (not application) in the OS X 10.6 firewall?

Let me preface this by saying: I do not want to drop my firewall completely Yes, I really do need particular ports rather than an application. So I see that there is the option to allow particular ...
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Do Mac versions (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, etc.) have a built-in “framebuffer” in their kernels?

Assuming you try to install Snow Leopard on an x86 board that has no GPU or integrated graphics, but only a, say, CRTC or such, does it have support to plot data on the screen without depending on any ...
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Preferences resetting in Snow Leopard

Recently my Mac has been exhibiting two strange behaviours: Preferences for Safari and Windowshade return to their defaults on their own every few days. On occasions, when I select shut down, the ...
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How to install Pages, Numbers and Keynote on Snow Leopard?

I just purchased a used 2006 MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6.8. I went to the Mac App Store and tried to load Pages, Numbers and Keynote, and it said it could not load them unless I had 10.7. When I try ...
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Changing accent behaviour to match iOS

In iOS an accent can be added after the character where it is intended. In OSX it is the opposite, it must be entered before. This means that if I forget to add it, I must delete the character, add ...
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Safari makes my MacBook incredibly slow - what to do?

System configuration I'm working with a MacBook 2,16 GHz (13" white with the max. 3 GB RAM from about 2007) and "Snowleopard" OS 10.6.8. The problem: performance After a while, the MacBook becomes ...
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Can't Install SDL With Homebrew

Help, i'm trying to install sdl, but it keeps giving errors. I have Mac OS 10.6.0, i'm using the osx-gcc instead of Xcode, because i got this mac refurbished, and it didn't come with the install cd. ...
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Mac is really slow and I can't get Apps to open

When I try to open an App it does nothing. I go online and it is extremely slow. I have tried some of the idea's on here but, nothing has helped. I also tried to download a Clean up program. It isn't ...
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Cannot open Java Preferences

I don't know what the problem is. I recently went to Lion (Developer Preview) and restored a fresh new copy of 10.6. I later updated everything and then tried to open Java. It keeps giving me this ...
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Automatically quit Terminal when typing exit

Scenario I use terminal to SSH a lot, however would like the Terminal App to quit when the last Tab closes using exit. I already have the terminal window itself set to close on successful exit, ...
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Why did Screen Sharing suddenly stop working (10.6.8)?

I have a Mac Mini 10.6.8 for which I've used Screen Sharing frequently. This is NOT a headless Mac. A monitor is attached, it is on and it works fine. Sometime this week I connected as I always do ...
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How to upgrade my MacBook Air from 10.6 to 10.9?

I was given a MacBook Air from my step mother because she never used it. I tried upgrading everything but every time I try to update it, it stays the same old version. Do i need to go to the store ...
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Unable to mount SMB share using Snow Leopard

I have a Linux box (Raspberry Pi) with Samba set up, and when I try to mount the shares on a MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard, 10.6.8) it just stalls. I have an Applescript that runs at login, which I use to ...
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Using NFS between OSX and Ubuntu with mis-matched uids

I have a fileserver running Ubuntu 10.04 I'd like to access via NFS from my Mac running 10.6.8. Problem is, while the usernames are the same, the uids are different. Googling suggests that the past ...
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Remove entire time machine backup on external drive

I recently acquired a macbook pro with Leopard installed. All other software had been removed before I purchased it. I wanted to install Snow Leopard. The advice I received was to be safe I should ...
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Cut-Paste files or folders on Mac OS X

Is there anyway to move some files/folders on Mac OS X as easy as in Windows? The only way I know is to side the two source and destination folders, and drag and drop the files from one to the ...
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Lock Screen Command One-Liner

I'm trying to find out whether there is any kind of equivalent command line one-liner which replicates the exact identical functionality of the 'Lock Screen' menu option available via the Keychain app ...
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Time Machine backs up a huge quantity of data on every run

I have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard and a Time Capsule. In the last few days every backup took over 100GB of data. I don't know if there is some issue with permissions or something similar, but to ...
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How do I find the IP addresses assigned to devices connected via Internet Sharing on Snow Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show Active Connections to “Internet Sharing” Using the following scenario as an example: I have a Macbook Pro connected to my LAN via its Airport. I enabled Internet ...
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MacBook Pro external display support (different resolution from notebook display)

My MacBook Pro has a Mini DisplayPort and running Snow Leopard. I'm looking to get myself a Mini DisplayPort -> VGA adapter so that I can attach a hand-me-down LCD display. The LCD display has a ...
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Reinstall OS X Snow Leopard on a 2011 MacBook Pro

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro. I decided to erase all contents and reinstall the OS. I used the original installation DVD, but I could not install the OS: after the boot I could only enter Disk Utility. I ...
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Can a Mac OS X DVD that came with a computer be used to upgrade another computer?

I have two computers -- the newest, a MacBook Pro, came with OS X 10.6, and the oldest, an iMac, is running 10.5.8. In order to upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion, one has to first upgrade to 10.6, ...
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How to change network connection order?

I have multiple network access in the same area. How can I reorder the priority to which the connections are made ?
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Java 6 doesn't work on OS 10.6.8

i don't understand and need some help: java doesn't work anymore for a few months and i don't know why. I have installed the latest version from apple, actually the 1.6.0_45-b06-451 on my imac 21,5" ...
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imac 27-inch late 2009 freeze at installation of snow leopard 6.2.3

I have a iMac 27" late 2009. Quard core intel i5, 4Gb Memory, Ati Radeon HD4850 I can install Mavericks, but i can only start after the install in the safe mode. When i install snow leopard 10.6.3 the ...
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QR code reader for OS X 10.6?

I'm looking for a QR code reader that doesn't utilize iSight but instead, allows me to take a screenshot of a portion of the screen which it will then scan for and detect the QR code. I'm having ...
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Unable to login after password reset on OS X Server 10.6

I am trying to reset the password on a X-Serve running OS X Server 10.6.X. I have tried booting from the install disc and used the Reset Password function but once I save the new password and reboot ...
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System-wide finder view preferences

I know that .DS_Store files are created in every directory I enter with the finder in Mac OS X, and that keeps track of the folder's metadata (including how is it being displayed). I also know that ...
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OS X Snow Leopard - Can't boot from HD, Target Mode or CD

Today my computer started getting really slow and freezing alot, so i rebooted. HOwever it won't boot up again, keeps getting stuck on the grey screen. Here's what i've tried: Startup in safe mode ...
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How can I change default print preference to black and white, system wide?

I would like to make my printer print b&w as default from every application on my mac. How do I do this?
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Upgrade to Mavericks from an external HDD

I have Snow Leopard on and external HDD. Is it possible to boot form the external drive, and install Mavericks on the internal drive via the Mac App Store?
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Viewing Medical imaging on Mac OS X ?

I am looking for a Software on Mac OS X Snow Leopard capable of viewing DICOM files. DICOM stands for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine. I found IrfanView on Windows with DICOM PLugin ...
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Are there any 'educational games and/or tools', that mainly focus on easily teaching and familiarizing the user with typing (10 finger) on a keyboard

I am looking for a game and/or tool (either one is fine, as long as it serves the educational purpose of teaching) the user/starter, to get used to type on a keyboard, then later advances their speed ...
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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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How to delay locking of my Mac when I am not using it

Right now, it gets locked in 3-4 minutes. How do I delay the locking? I am using snow leopard
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remove highlighting from Stickies?

Text that is copied from a web browser and pasted into the native Stickies app often brings text highlighting along with it and I haven't been able to find a way to remove the highlighting within ...