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

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How can I search within .eml files using Spotlight?

I tried searching for terms found on .eml files on my HD using Spotlight, but it never produces results. Is there a way to search within the content of .eml files using Spotlight?
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Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
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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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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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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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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 a ...
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No Reboot on MacPro using a new Samsung 860 EVO SSD

From the standard hard disk I can start, restart, and shutdown with no issues. From the new Samsung EVO 860 I can start and shutdown, but I can NOT restart. It freezes with a black screen. If I ...
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installing Snow Leopard in VirtualBox, but it won't complete the installation

I'm getting ready to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, but I want to be able to keep running MT-Newswatcher, so I want to run SL in VirtualBox. I followed the directions at this ...
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Stuck in 10.6.8 to 10.11 upgrade installation, no recovery disk available

In attempting to upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 to El Capitan I've run into a bit of stalemate. The installation is unable to complete(indeed, it seems to barely commence) due to issues "verifying or ...
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Which OS X version to install on old Mac Mini?

I'd like to repurpose a very old Mac Mini 2,1 (1.83 GHz Intel C2D, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD) into a browsing / movie watching machine. Would I be better off with Snow Leopard or Lion on such an old Mac? ...
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Signature shows too BIG to recipients

I am using Apple Mail 4.6 and have simple text lines for my signature. Even though I have the "match text in email" box checked, the signature shows as much larger (obnoxiously large) to many ...
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How can I share a L2TP VPN, tunnelling through ethernet, over AirPort on my MacbookPro?

I am running OS X 10.6.8 on a Santa Rosa MacBook Pro (MBP) (2.4Ghz). I have an ethernet connection that I share with an iPad and iPhone via the built-in WiFi (AirPort). In other words, my MBP is used ...
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Applescript Editor's compiler erratic behaviour

I've just come across some bizarre behaviour in the Applescript Editor (Snow Leopard - 10.6.8) that I was wondering if anyone knows how to get around it. Basically, one second a statement will ...
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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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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 why ...
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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 /path/to/mounted/...
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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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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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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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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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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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Installing gcc twice on a Snow Leopard machine?

I have an old early 2008 Macbook that runs Snow Leopard and can't upgrade to anything better. I wanted to install a C++ compiler on it and finally stumbled across this: https://github.com/...
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Unable to boot from the Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 and Ubuntu 16.04 operating systems

My early 2008 MacBook runs on a dual boot of Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 and Ubuntu 16.04. I deleted some partitions, so I am unable to boot either OS X or on Ubuntu. I tried a repair by using ...
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Update Macbook 8.1 from Snow Leopard to High Sierra

So I have established that I have a Macbook 8.1 that apparently can run High Sierra. Problem is I can't download from app store because it says it requires 10.8.0 to perform that task. The Macbook ...
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backups.backupdb seems empty

I use a NAS (WD mycloud ex2) to backup my computer with time machine. Usually it works (more or less), but I am dealing now with a quite big issue. Now, I can mount the sparse.bundle file, but ...
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Why aren't my bootable OS X installer flash drives working (or working unreliably)?

I recently purchased some Staples USB 2.0 27987 8GB flash drives to create some bootable OS X installers. I have found them to be unreliable. The problem: Lag on boot. After I tell the boot loader ...
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How can I create a bootable Snow Leopard/Leopard flash drive in the NEW disk utility in macOS Sierra?

I would like to create a bootable USB flash drive for Leopard. I have a Leopard disc. My mac is running macOS Sierra. I know that you could do this before Disk Utility was redesigned. Is it still ...
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How to stop Snow Leopard from prompting me to upgrade to El Capitan?

I have a 2008 MacBook with Snow Leopard on it. I don't want to upgrade to newer OS versions. Snow Leopard keeps prompting me to upgrade to El Capitan. Is there any way to get it to stop this ...
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Custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest?

TL;DR - How do I set a custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest? I'm in a situation where I need to keep Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.8) alive in a VirtualBox setup to run some legacy ...
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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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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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Formatting & partition problem

Today I ran into a big problem: I was trying to make a bootable OS X thumb drive with Unibeast but haven't been able to format or partition it. The error shown when i try to format or partition in ...
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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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Text cursor freezing, jumping

Sometimes the text cursor stops flashing, and when I type nothing shows up. Then I click the mouse, and suddenly everything I just typed appears, and the cursor's frozen at a new location. When I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monodevelop on OS X and Displaying UTF-8

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 it to crash. I ...
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C++11 on Snow Leopard 10.6.8

I'm trying to install C++11 on 10.6.8, following this macports guide Unfortunatley the guide fails when I get to step 7: Rebuild cctools and ld64 to use the newer version of llvm: sudo port -v -n ...