Tag Archives: snow leopard

Magic Mouse: Secondary click often fails in snow leopard.

For a long time right click rarely has worked fine in my magic mouse. I use snow leopard 10.6.8. Workaround: delete the “.GlobalPreferences.xxx.plist” file. It’s a hidden file in the folder Finder > [Primary Harddrive] > Library > Preferences. I … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard- very slow startup

Make sure that your Startup Disk is properly selected in System Preferences > Startup Disk.  Boot slowdowns can be caused by your Mac testing here and there on boot to see which boot devices are available before proceeding.

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Create a Mac Snow Leopard USB Installer Disk

http://www.maketecheasier.com/create-mac-snow-leopard-usb-installer-disk/ 1. Plug in your USB drive. Backup all the data in the USB drive. 2. Insert your Snow Leopard Installer DVD into the DVD-ROM. 3. Go to Utility -> Disk Utility. You should see the USB drive and the … Continue reading

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Disable windows update in a virtualbox xp guest

The xp guest is prone to freeze (svchost.exe to 99% CPU) as a guest OS in a vbox machine in snow leopard (os x). To avoid this as much as possible, open and close programs slowly. And other suggestion: disable … Continue reading

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NTFS in mac

I found several options to use NTFS with read/write premission in Snow Leopard: 1. This one I didn’t tried: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090913140023382 2. The alternative method showed in post 1: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=785376 3. (BEST) Install OSXFUSE and NTFS-3G for Mac OS X. 4. … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Solution for Snow Leopard’s freezing

Snow Leopard’s been freezing (I can see the spinning ball all the time -one minute or more-, but can’t get any reaction form any software) for years until I typed in terminal this: sudo systemsetup -setkernelbootarchitecture x86_64 Snow Leopard can … Continue reading

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Create shortcuts to applications OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/mac-osx/howto-create-services-mac-os-snow-leopard In short: Create a new service. In ‘service recives’ select ‘no input’ and any ‘application’. Create a service ‘launch application’. Save as service. Assign a keyboard shortcut to your service in System Preferences/Keyboard/Keyboard Shortcuts/Services

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