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

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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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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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Select non-contiguous text / words anywhere

How do I select text that is not together separately, for example: ThiS is SomE sampLe teXt or... THIS is SOME SAMPLE text (I want the characters in capitals to be selected). I know I can use ...
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What is “All…” that just appeared in my Finder sidebar?

This "Network Neighborhood" icon recently appeared on my Finder's sidebar, pointing to some items I haven't seen before, all of them empty. Procyon is an Apple Time Capsule. Skype is running but ...
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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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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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Windows 7 can't connect to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN internet sharing?

I'm trying to connect Windows 7 to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN but it doesn't seem to detect the Bluetooth PAN capability of the mac. It only allows transferring of files, and using it as a ...
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Chrooted processes crash with SIGBUS on Mac OS X 10.8.4

I'm trying to create chroot environment with Mac OS X 10.6 on Mac OS X 10.8.4. I've created disk image, installed Mac OS X 10.6.3 and combo update to 10.6.8 on it. When I run chroot ...
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google chrome prints in black & white only

Using Chrome v20 on OSX 10.6.8 on two boxes. Chrome Print dialog opens without the color/b&w option, always prints in b&w regardless of which printer I choose (I have several available). If I ...
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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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Finder.app previews of aliases and symbolic links

I have a folder with Finder aliases and symbolic links (i.e. created using ln -s original.pdf link.pdf). How can I make sure Finder displays previews for these instead of the standard icon? This ...
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Fix Blank Icons in Dock Stacks and Grids

I use Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), and here's my problem: Stack and grid views of folders very often look like this: These empty boxes are not very useful for finding files quickly. When I open ...
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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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Clean install of Snow Leopard will not load

I had recently installed Google Drive on my 13" Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 It was crashing my computer to the point where it wouldnt load at all, so it was suggested to me to go into ...
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Mac crashing. Kernel problem?

I had recently installed Google Drive on my Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but it kept crashing my computer to the point where it would not start. I deleted Google Drive in Single User Mode, ...
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iTunes Home Sharing and Front Row

I know that Front Row is kind of out of date but I'd like to get this working. Two devices, a Mac Mini with 10.6.8 (freshly installed) and a Win7 64 PC. I enabled Home Share from PC iTunes; when I go ...
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OS X 10.6 kinit hangs on ticket renewal

I (grudgingly) upgraded an old Mac Mini from 10.5 to 10.6 last September (and the likelihood of me upgrading beyond that for this little beast is slim to none). I have been using an AFS cell as my ...
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Lacie Hard Drive converted itself to FDISK_partition from GUID_partition

I am running OS X 10.6.8 and my Lacie external hard drive converted itself from GUID_partition to FDISK_partition all by itself. How can I force the disk to mount just to get the files off of it? I ...
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DiskUtility failed to make a new partition for Mavericks

I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Yesterday I decided to upgrade to Mavericks, but I have some older programs that I use so I decided to partition my HD. My plan was to have Snow Leopard remain on the ...
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Why is Rosetta dimmed when an application is moved to the Applications folder?

I'm trying to get VueScan working with my CanoScan 8000F. The final step is to start VueScan using Rosetta. When Vuescan.app is placed on the Desktop, everything works as it should. Copying the same ...
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How to take advantage of Intel's SpeedStep technology

I've never formerly know about Intel's SpeedStep capabilities in my Mac(Book Pro 5,1) until the last few days. And let me say that the possibility to make the battery last longer is good enough to ...
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Time Machine backs up way too much, never finishes

I have a major problem with Time Machine. It started a few weeks ago when it started to back up too much data (strangely, only on backups after reboots). Last week, the backup volume ran out of space. ...
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Screen Sharing from windows to mac with no software on the windows computer

My issue: I have a computer at home that is a mac. I am able to open ports and anything of the sort. I currently have setup my mac so that I can VNC from any computer, but the problem: There is a PC ...
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Help needed installing OS X 10.6 on a clean iMac 8.1/early 2008

I have an iMac that has had the hard drive wiped completly clean, no partitions at all, just a blank drive, I have purchased OS X 10.6 installation DVD. I try to install OS X, the disc loads up and ...
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Snow Leopard Speech Recognition pane is blank

I wanted to play with the speech recognition in osx but the system preferances pane is blank. The text to speech one appears ok but speech recognition is completely empty. Any ideas?
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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 deploy Mac OS X 10.6.8 to several clients?

I am working for an Apple Premium Reseller and we are looking for the best way to deploy installations Snow Leopard and newer. Before I started looking into this, we were using the retail version of ...
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allow sudo only at a specific time of day

Is it possible to configure sudo so that it only works at a specific time of day, say, from 9AM to 10AM? In Linux, this can be done by editing /etc/security/time.conf, but I don't know if this is ...
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White MacBook ca 2009/2010 slower and vibrating

I have scoured the net for some advice on a recent issue with my MacBook. It was for several years fast and silent but now the browser (fx 18.0.2) is perceptibly slower and there is a hum where I ...
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Restore OS X 10.6 Time Machine backup to OS X 10.8 iMac

I just got a new iMac and have tried to use Time Machine from Snow Leopard, but Mountain Lion does not see the older back up (it is on a USB drive). All of my music and photos are in my back up and my ...
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How to interact with application across spaces and save the workspace?

Using Mac 10.6.8 here. So I have Chrome in Space2, and Devonthink in Space1. I wanted to drag the URL from Chrome to Devonthink. Can't think of a easier way other than to drag Chrome to space 1, ...
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Toggling internet sharing when ethernet cable dis/connected

The room where I'm staying has an ethernet connection, so when I'm there I turn on internet sharing so that my Kindle and phone will have a WiFi connection. But when I'm at work I have to use Airport ...
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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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Snow Leopard Airport Join preferred device-based network

Is it possible to auto-join device-based networks on Snow Leopard (i.e. preferred)? For example, by device-based network, I mean either a printer or an ad-hoc network.
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Are there steps for troubleshooting Time Machine on Snow Leopard that I have missed?

I have had ongoing problems with TM since installing a new HDD in late May. The problems have been varied, and for a while all backups were taking about 2 hours. Now things have "stabilized" and ...
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Floppy disk became unreadable after initializing it in an old Mac

I'm trying to pass some files from a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard to an old LC 630 with an HD floppy drive and a CD optical reader. As Snow Leopard cannot burn a CD with the HFS (Mac OS Standard) ...
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Mac OS X custom keyboard shortcuts

Whenever I set a custom keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X (10.6.8) for a menu item, I cannot use it until I open its menu by clicking on it at least once. This happens every time I launch an app and ...
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iPad sync by iTunes works with Lion but not Snow Leopard

When I hook up my new iPad to my MacBook Pro (running Snow Leopard) with iTunes, I can sync contacts and my calendar but not music or podcasts. There is no error message, it just doesn't transfer the ...
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Chinese IME - Change the font used in the suggestions list

Is there a way to change what font is used to display the 'suggestions' list in OS-X 10.6+ when using the Chinese IME (simplified)? I've looked around in the preferences (particulary 'Candidate ...
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How can I execute key shortcuts that use characters requiring Shift, like #?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I'm using Snow Leopard. When I program, I use Eclipse. Recently, I installed a plugin and I wanted to use a key shortcut rather than navigating 3 menus every time to ...
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MacBook Pro disk failure

Just a few months ago, I bought the latest 2011 MacBook Pro. Now, a few months later, I have a problem. It seems like my notebook is rejecting my hard drive (which is an SSD). How it all began: ...
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Printing from Safari cuts lines on page breaks

When I print from safari on 10.6 and 10.7 sometimes the top half of the line is printed on one page and the bottom half is printed on the next. This seems to be independent of the printer as the pdf ...
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Mac OS X 10.6 on MacBook Pro won't reinstall

The optical drive on my buddy's MacBook Pro died at the same time the OS failed, so I have to reinstall the OS through my external USB CD Drive that is Mac compatible. I have the Snow Leopard OS X ...
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Snow Leopard Preview Update

Snow Leopard Preview does not show some PDF (Version 1.7) although these can be viewed in Lion. Is there an upgrade? After all Version 1.7 is a 2006 ISO Standard
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Closing Safari quickly — without Webpage Preview Fetcher?

For the past few months, attempting to close Safari normally (Command-Q) quickly closes open browser windows, but takes forever (~10+ min) to fully close, if it closes at all. A look at the Activity ...
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Snow Leopard Server - Error uploading videos to wiki from IE

We are running a Mac server (10.6) in our school district to share videos that teachers have created. I have found that Internet Explorer and Firefox could have a problem viewing the videos, but have ...
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Problems with AirPort on Snow Leopard (MacBook White)

Several days ago I performed a clean installation of Snow Leopard on my MacBook White (late 2009). As usual, everything works marvelous - except for the wireless connection to the internet. It keeps ...
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How can I configure autofs with indirect map using sshfs?

How can I configure autofs with an indirect map using sshfs? What I've done so far: added /servers auto_sshfs to /etc/auto_master created /etc/auto_sshfs with * -fstype=sshfs &:/ Ran sudo ...
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Monodevelop on OS X and Displaying UTF-8

Two Questions Does using Copy or paste cause monodevelop to crash, or is it just me? If you have Monodevelop installed, please can you test this, I fount that both shortcuts and from the menus cause ...
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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 ...