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

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How to prevent window resize when exiting Target Display Mode

Using a macbook pro, with a thunderbolt cable connecting to an iMac, and using Target Display Mode [TDM] to mirror the display. I choose the optimal resolution for the external display, which means ...
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How can I erase the data from my Macbook without losing my recent OS?

I'm going to sell my Macbook Pro and want to remove all of the data before doing so. I have the OS Lion installed but my machine came with Snow Leopard. How can I remove everything and restore it to ...
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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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How can I standardize icon size in Finder and across OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard?

I running OS X 10.6.8 on a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro. I would like to standardize the size of icons seen in Finder (I use Icon View). Currently, every folder has its own icon size, which makes it less ...
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How would I prepend 127.0.0.1 as a nameserver all the time

I do web development and I would like to have dnsmasq running and handing my local dns requests. However I work in a lot of different networking scenarios and I need to DHCP updating my networking ...
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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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Oops — deleted swap files (Mac OS, 10.6) — will they come back?

I'm worse than my grandmother when it comes to computers. So I got a Mac as my friends who know me and know a bit about PCs said I'd fair better with a Mac. They were right and I love my Mac Book ...
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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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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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Is there an LDAP Server running on OS X Snow Leopard?

Is there an LDAP Server running on my OS X Snow Leopard deployment? How do I find it? Can I connect to it over the standard LDAP port of 389? The simple telnet test results was not encouraging... ...
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Why does Terminal swallow Ctrl+up/down keystrokes?

In Terminal.app on Snow Leopard, the key combinations Ctrl+↑ and Ctrl+↓ don't get passed through correctly. Instead Terminal.app receives a single ↑ or ↓ key stroke. I have verified this by running ...
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Is there a way for Snow Leopard to remember previously unidentified USB keyboards?

I have an arbitrary Dell USB keyboard that I use with my MBP running Snow Leopard. Everytime I plug the keyboard in, or reboot my computer, Keyboard Setup Assistant pops up saying the keyboard needs ...
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Proxy for Mail app

It looks like the Apple Mail application is not using the system's proxy settings. I have configured the proxy in the network system preferences, and all of my web browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) ...
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iChat 7.0, how can I see previous conversation

In iChat version on Snow leopard I could view all the previous chat messages of a user. But since the current version (iChat 7.0.1 Mountain Lion) I cannot see that chat History. All my previous ...
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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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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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iMac OS X 10.6.8, didn't come with any disks…how do I create an install disk [closed]

I want to do a dual boot with Windows 7 (the eventual goal being Windows 8 but to upgrade I think I need to have a version of Windows on my Mac already). I meet all of the system requirements and I ...
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Is it easy to boot a from external drive with Snow Leopard on it?

I have a macbook pro and planning to (finally) upgrade to Lion and currently have snow leopard. I am also planning to swap the hdd to something bigger. I wish to still be have the option of booting it ...
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Troubleshooting Slugglish Post-desktop Startup

I have a mid-2010 MBP, with 8gb RAM and an aftermarket 7200RPM hard drive, running Snow Leopard 10.6. I have been using this SL install for about 10 months, and the desktop is barely usable for 3-5 ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2009 has a recovery partition?

Does my computer (Snow Leopard, MacBook Pro mid 2009), have a recovery hidden partition? How can I access that? I have the DVDs that came with my laptop, but when I start my laptop, and press and ...
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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 hard disk failure. How to recover and clean install?

I have a MacBook pro, 2009, 13 inch, Original Snow leopard OS. Recently, I was experiencing that my MacBook some times froze or restarted automatically! I didn't care, and one day it did not start! ...
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Upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion in non personal & large scaled development environment

My company is still running Snow Leopard and we're thinking of upgrading to Mountain Lion soon. We are developing iOs and MacOsX applications and have a small break between the old projects and the ...
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Found bizarre signed exceptions under com.apple.alf.plist

In the never-ending quest to track down odd errors on my late 2008 MBP, running 10.6.8, I have recently noticed that I have several .plist files are created anew several times a day. The list varies, ...
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Mac Mail downloads my entire gmail account can i just get the last 30 days?

Mac Mail every few days i find that it's downloading my entire account all over again. That's like 8 years work of email - which is really beginning to annoy me. Can I configure mail to only get ...
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Can I “restrain” safari from using large % of CPU?

Some websites make safari go crazy, and use 70% CPU! This causes everything else on this desktop to grind to a halt. Is there a way to restrict safari to never go beyond a certain amount of CPU? ...
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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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Install 2 different OS X versions on the same machine/hdd

OK, here's my situation : I am a developer needing to debug under different OS X versions I currently own 2 macs : a MacBook Pro and an iMac the iMac has Snow Leopard (10.6) on it - it came ...
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Seemingly Irreversible Custom Keyboard Shortcut

I have a late 2010 Apple MacBook (If that matters) and when I had OS X Snow Leopard installed, I created a keyboard shortcut that I seemingly can no longer reverse. After upgrading to OS X Lion and ...
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What steps can troubleshoot OS X when some sites do not resolve on Snow Leopard?

I cannot access www.lubuntu.net from my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.6.8. I have an idea as to what the problem is (see my opinion), but I did all the usual things anyway (see basic troubleshooting), ...
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Install Snow Lepard from USB

I have a clean and formatted SSD where I want to install Snow Leopard from a USB flash drive containing a OS X image from a (not the one it came with) original install-DVD. But for some reason it wont ...
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Add Windows Printer to Mac OS X 10.6.8

I have a Windows 7 computer that I am trying to print to from a Mac. I have added my printer using a smb:// protocol and it works and says Idle, however when I try to print I get the following: ...
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Prevent dock from auto-showing on mouse over

I currently have dock to auto-hide and would like it to stay hidden until I explicitly show it using a keyboard shortcut such as the "Move focus to dock" or "Turn Dock Hiding On/Off". I basically ...
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Can't see keychain passwords on another mac

I am syncing one of my keychains over Google Drive. Unfortunately things which I add on Snow Leopard I am unable to see on Mountain Lion. Is it some common issue, which could be easily fixed? Or can ...
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icon for iTunes 10.7/music missing from System Preferences in Snow Leopard

My music/iTunes icon: is present in the Dock has gone from some panes of System Preferences. This first screenshot is from the Spotlight pane, the icon is expected to the left of Music: The ...
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How To Upgrade Snow Leopard to Lion (not Mountain Lion)

I couldn't find Mac OS X Lion in the App Store. Can I go from Snow Leopard to Lion without migrating to Mountain Lion? Many programs are now dropping support for Snow Leopard (newer XCode, newer ...
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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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Is it possible to dual boot Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Fedora 17?

Has anyone attempted this before? Are there any installation guides to follow? I attempted to install before but I wasn't able to boot into the fedora partition when i was done.
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OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7, Search, Spotlight

I'm handling a migration from an on old Mac server to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine running a 12 TB (10 usable) RAID 5 server. It's using an SMB share and now the OS X 10.5/10.6 users can search - ...
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No entry sign on MacBook pro when installing snow leopard from 'new' disc onto new HD

My HD died on my MacBook pro so I decided to change the HD myself. I didn't have the original snow leopard disc so got a copy from a friend. When I try to boot from disc (holding c) is runs the DVD ...
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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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Recover in-memory Pages data from failed hibernation wakeup

My girlfriend's Macbook crashed while attempting to restore from a hibernated file. The progress bar stopped at ~10%, after which we restarted the computer for a normal startup. This hibernated ...
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Shortcut to open the Goto window in file open/save dialogues WITH the equivalent to path added

When you have a file open/save prompt box open, you can hit the / key to open a GoTo dialouge to navigate via the file path. Is there a shortcut that does this action but automatically adds the ./ ...
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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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Error stating that I'm running an older version of Mail with a newer version of Mac OS X

Mail.app stopped working on my Snow Leopard Mac after installing Security Update 2012-004 (Snow Leopard) (Post Date: September 19, 2012). Long ago, I moved Mail.app to a directory different from ...
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What version of GDB version is included in your Xcode?

Not sure if this is suitable for Stack Overflow or here. I'm having some problems with GDB in Xcode and I wonder if it isn't a problem with what version I'm on. I have Snow Leopard and Xcode 3.2.6. ...
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Install Apache, PHP and MySQL on Mac w/o MacPorts?

For some reason I can't use MacPorts. So the question is if it's possible to install Apache, PHP and MySQL on Snow Leopard w/o using MacPorts? Please don't offer MAMP or other bundles. Thanks in ...
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What is the /data/db folder in OS X?

I'm using OS X 10.6.8 and cleaning up my almost full hard-drive using the free tool Disk Inventory X. I stumbled upon the /data/db folder which weighs more than 600Mb. Before deleting some of its ...
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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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FTP Client with Email notifications?

I'm looking for a FTP client that supports sending notification when transfers have completed. Does anyone know of one? I'd like to trigger an email when files have finished uploading to a server.