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

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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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What can I do to speed up a Mac that is running slow?

My mac seems like it is running slower and slower. While I am thinking abut installing Lion from scratch, I figure there has to be stuff I can do now to help. I have reset PR RAM recently, I have run ...
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OS X Snow Leopard installer hangs

I installed Linux on my MBP. I just told it to overwrite the whole hard drive so OS X is gone. But now I want to go back to OS X so that I can upgrade to Lion. I start up my MBP with the ...
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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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How to show width and height of image files in Finder's column view?

Is there any way to view the width and height of image type files in Finder's column view? I am runnning Snow Leopard. There isn't a checkbox for dimension in the Finder's view options:
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Enabling Folder Actions Within OS X?

There is an element to OS X known as Folder Actions, which causes certain actions or events to occur when items are either added or removed from user specific folders. How can I enable this ? (I am ...
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How to update Python on a Mac with Unix commands

After giving up on doing a disk partition and getting Linux, I decided to try and install Python 3.3.2 on a 32 bit Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I did pretty much everything the ...
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Disabling startup items that run despite being unchecked on the “login items” list

I have a number of (background) programs that startup automatically on login even though they have been disabled (unchecked) on the Login Items pane of the Users & Groups System Preferences. ...
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Sold my MacBook Pro Lion, how to reset OS installation?

I just sold my MacBook Pro. It originally came with OS X 10.6.6 (snow leopard). I since upgraded it, through the App Store, to OS X 10.7.5 (lion). I want to wipe everything clean on the hard drive so ...
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typing a backtick on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have had a hunt around the net for this, but cannot find an answer - how do I type a backtick on Mac OSX Snow Leopard? I have a Macbook from late-2010. The backtick character is one I use on a ...
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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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How to disable the Macbook internal display and only use the external display on Snow Leopard?

Preferably without having to reboot etc, use magnets, or open/close the lid + waking it via USB peripherals I would like to have my MacBook display in "projector only" mode. Ideally, I'd like to be ...
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Diary App for Mac OS X (equivalent to Chronories)

I am looking for Diary App for my MacBook (Leopard) and MacBookPro (Snow Leopard) One of the famous Diary App is Chronories (link), but I need something else (if it's free, it would be good) EDIT: I ...
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Is there a way to get the OSX battery icon to display both percentage and time?

I am working on a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. The battery level indicator has the option to show Time or Percentage remaining. I would like to show both. Is there a way to enable this? or Can ...
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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 can I restore my system, using Snow Leopard, after hard-drive replacement?

I had a nearly full 500GB drive in my MacBook Pro, running Snow Leopard. As the near-full capacity was becoming problematic, I bought two 1TB drives, went home, ran Time Machine on one of them, and ...
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Downgrading from OS X Mountain Lion to Snow Leopard gets stuck at Apple logo

I have a Mid-2010 MacBook Pro which one year ago I upgraded from the default Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. However, now I want to downgrade to Snow Leopard again. I made a USB thumb drive formatted ...
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How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?

I can hit the up and down arrows to navigate a playlist in iTunes 10.5 but hitting F2 doesn't allow me to rename a song. I have to grab the mouse and do a finicky click, wait, click to highlight the ...
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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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(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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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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How can I install an application from a .pkg without admin password?

I'm trying to install the "Unity Web Player" so that I can play this game I've been waiting for for a while. The installer is a .pkg package installer which I can't use because I do not have admin ...
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/etc/fstab file no longer working when writing on a NTFS disk [duplicate]

My Macbook Pro runs 10.6.8 and I have a NTFS 500G disk. In order to write into the disk, I had tried to edit the /etc/fstab file. It did work for years, but recently, I found it do not work and I ...
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How to install Snow Leopard from USB where USB disk is prepared using Linux?

I'm trying to install Snow Leopard (a retail version) into my MacBook, but seems like that the MacBook can't find the boot disk over USB. I guess this is related to the fact that I mounted the .iso ...
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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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OS stops receiving left (primary) mouse click

I've got a frustrating problem that seems to have cropped up within the last two months or so. Infrequently, the left (primary) click stops registering with the OS, so I can't really click on ...
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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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10.6.8. Can't connect to server via cmd+k or Finder menu or command line. How to connected?

My biggest problem is: cmd ⌘K (Connect to Server…) just doesn't work (neither does it exist in the "Go" menu in Finder). When I hit cmd ⌘K in Finder it just gives me an error beep (sounds more like a ...
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how to stop text highlighting and disable text selection in snow leopard

In OSX snowleopard. I just want to place my curser and not have it randomly highlight letters or words. I'm dyslexic and it really is a pain.
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MacBook Pro keeps freezing, could Google Update be the cause?

Last Dec (2012) my MacBook Pro (OS X Lion) started freezing, say 3 or 4 times a session. I ran both the Apple hardware diagnostic DVD (ran for hours, no problems), and I ran a disk scan, no problems ...
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Has 10.6.7 broken the built-in Cisco IPSec VPN client?

No longer able to connect to my Cisco VPN using 10.6.7. No configuration changes have happened and another machine still on 10.6.6 works correctly. If you've experienced this and resolved the issue, ...
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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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prevent doubleapple files creation when tarring directories (Snow Leopard)

I'm looking how to prevent tar from saving or creating .AppleDouble shadow files and preferably do it in an automated manner. There are a few questions asking why this happens, but I want a solution ...
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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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How can I “say” to another Mac?

I have two Macs in our house (iMac and MacBook Pro). I would like to use the say command-line utility to type something on my MPB and have it speak on the iMac, rather like an intercom system. Plus, ...
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Can't boot from Snow Leopard DVD

I bought a new hard drive for my 2011 MacBook Pro and did the following steps: Backup using Time Machine Replaced the hard drive Put in a Snow Leopard DVD (10.6 from ~2009) Booted holding down the c ...
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Grab list of Stats, Application Data, and Serials off OSX 10.6 to prepare for reformat and fresh install?

I need to reformat my 2007 OSX as it is now returning kernal errors. I want to install everything fresh but I have a lot of software and don't want to sit here making a list of everything installed as ...
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Converting iso to img completes without creating the img file

I'm trying to create a bootable USB drive for my downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 Server (ppc) iso using my MacBook. I followed the instruction on the Ubuntu website for creating the img using hdiutil convert ...
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Random 100% Finder CPU Usage On One Account

Ok guys, here's the deal. Randomly, I wasn't doing anything specific -- my system starts getting sluggish. I checked the activity viewer -- wow, finder is at 150% CPU! I have scoured the internet for ...
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Web access via Ethernet broken but Airport to same router works fine

I've seen lots of questions asking what to do when Ethernet works and Wi-Fi doesn't, but I seem to have the opposite problem. System details are as follows: 2009 Mac Mini (Intel Core Duo) OS X ...
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Clean install Mac OS X 10.6.8, using USB Drive

I've Mac 10.5.8. I've upgraded to Mac 10.6.8, using USB device. Now I'm thinking of clean installing Mac 10.6.8, using USB device. When inserting Mac 10.5.8 CD, I' getting option to format the disk. ...
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How to install Snow Leopard from XP on MacBook?

The only OS installed on my MacBook is a XP pack 3. I would like to install Snow Leopard on XP but when I boot from CD , It does not work I have a "panic kernel error" any help ?
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App Store only sells latest OS X version? Can't get Lion 10.7 anymore?

I have a MacBook model A1181, 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB memory. It's running Snow Leopard, and running fine including speed wise. I want to upgrade to make use of iOS simulator and XCode 4. Saw that ...
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“say” in different language?

Are there voices in different languages installed in Mac OS X? E.g. spanish, french or slovak? (latest iPod Nano built-in voiceover has beautiful slovak voice, I'd like to try it on Mac OS X too)
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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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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 can I change a file's creator code on vanilla Snow Leooard?

When Xcode is installed your best bet to change a file's creator is SetFile. I only found AppleScript. Unfortunately, while the type is set correctly, the second line silently fails on my 10.6: set ...
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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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Help identify what uses the CPU when the Activity Monitor list of all processes does not help

Problem After rebooting, and with only Activity Monitor open, my MacBook Pro (10.6, i7) shows a very high idle % (98% or higher) but then shortly after drops down to 40% - 50%. In the Activity ...
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Installing & running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion from an external hard drive onto my Snow Leopard Macbook Pro?

I am currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard on my late 2010 Macbook Pro. I am perfectly fine with running Snow Leopard at present, but I feel I may be missing out on features or indeed updates ...