Category Archives: Leopard

Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts – StumbleUpon

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Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts – StumbleUpon. Nice list from Apple. I learned a few that I don’t use that much. Worth a quick review at least. Other useful mac shortcuts.

Speed up Mac OS X Leopard Locomotion

A Snow Leopard at the Toronto Zoo.

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Speed up Mac OS X Leopard Locomotion. These tips will work for Snow Leopard as well. This is a shorter and faster way but if this doesn’t help enough, you might benefit from using those other suggestions as well.

Duplex printing no longer working in 10.5 (Leopard)

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Bill Spears found the answer.

Well I seem to have found the answer, but I dont quite understand why it works. It seems I was not using the standard preset in the printer dialogue. If I select

via Apple – Support – Discussions – duplex printing no longer working ….



Deleting .log Files which program to use?

Kappy suggests “OS X performs certain maintenance functions that are scheduled to occur on a daily, weekly, or monthly period. The maintenance scripts run in the early AM only if the computer is turned on 24/7 no sleep. If this isnt the case, then an excellent solution is to download and install a shareware utility such as Macaroni, JAW PseudoAnacron, or Anacron that will automate the maintenance activity regardless of whether the computer is turned off or asleep. Dependence upon third-party utilities to run the periodic maintenance scripts had been significantly reduced in Tiger and Leopard. These utilities have limited or no functionality with Snow Leopard and should not be installed.”

I have used Macaroni and it works great.  He has some other great troubleshooting and optimization suggestions.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Deleting .log Files ….

Software Update FAIL: -1001

Apple – Support – Discussions – Software Update FAIL:.  Are you getting this error message? “A networking error has occurred: timed out (-1001). Make sure you can connect to the Internet, then try again.”

KJK555 suggests this:

Run Permissions repair, if that doesn’t help:
1. clean everything out of the /Library/Updates directory.
if it still don’t work:
2. rename or delete this file:
if it still don’t work:
3. rename or delete this file (in your home directory):
Last resort:
4. archive and install (unless someone chimes in with more suggestions).

And Carolyn Samit suggests this:



Delete this file: Cache.db restart your Mac and see if you can run Software Update.

Address malfunction mystery …

Apple – Support – Discussions – Address malfunction mystery ….  They choose to upgrade to Snow Leopard and that fixed the issue!

Always Booting In Verbose Mode

Apple – Support – Discussions – Always Booting In Verbose Mode ….  A discussion why you might want to do this and how to fix this.

Flash Crash 10.5.8 …

SlicedOnions said “Figured it out.Did the 10.5.8 update without java update.”

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Flash Crash 10.5.8 ….