I have my iTunes on an external 1 TB USB drive for iMac (10.6). It is around 250 GB. Despite following the steps of moving the itl and other files to my computer Itunes folder as layed out nicelly in this link
among others (look at user roncron's commments at bottom of page). ITunes is still sluggish when deleting tracks especially. I have 3GB RAM, not using any other item while running iTunes, and Activity Monitor doesn't show any large discrepancies of things running in the background (unless I am looking at it wrong).
Maybe my computer is just too old or needs 4 GB of RAM. thanks.
posted by snap_dragon
on Dec 22, 2013 -
I've got an early 2008 Harpertown MacPro that's running 10.5.8 and I'm about to install an SSD into it and put Mt Lion on that, keeping the Leopard drive in there as a multi-boot option for when I need some of the old apps on that. Seems like that'll work, but if anybody's got any tips or caveats, etc., I'd love to hear 'em! A bit more detail... [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin
on Apr 2, 2013 -
I have a Macbook Air with Thunderbolt (mid 2011) and a Mac Mini 3.1. Can anyone help me with the correct display settings for a Samsung TA550? I have searched - to no avail. Also trying out SwitchResX.
What bugs me is that XP of all things seems to work properly with the display.
posted by bright77blue
on Nov 4, 2011 -
After reading through lots of tips and tricks on backing up data on here, I am close to a backup system that really works for me. However, can anyone help me with two things: securing an offsite backup, and backing up a bootcamp partition? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good
on Sep 27, 2011 -
I'd like to do a clean install on my iMac 24" with Leopard. I have routine backups with Time Machine and a recent CarbonCopy of the hard drive. After the clean install, the only information I want to access is my saved emails. How can I save or access or import old emails?
posted by midwestmainer
on Oct 9, 2010 -
I blew up my Macintosh trying to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard. How do I get it back to retrieve a few files before I blitzkrieg it all in a disk repair and OS reinstall? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on May 16, 2010 -
My father-in-law replaced his old Mac Mini with a newer Mac, so he asked me if I wanted the Mini.
I've been a Windows guy for almost two decades (with a soft spot for Linux) but have never owned or used a Mac.
Being that it's an older Mini, based on the Motorola chip and not Intel, it's not going to be the fastest thing ever, I'm sure, but I figure as something that doesn't cost me anything it's as good a way to learn about Mac as any.
Seeing as I am a complete Mac virgin, I was wondering if those of you who know your way around Macs would give me a piece of advice. [more inside]
posted by Unhyper
on Jan 30, 2010 -
Mac Leopard operating system: Can I customize the user icon and desktop wallpaper of the guest account?
The default user icon for the guest account is a male silhouette; I would like to change it, but it does not give this option in the system preferences like it does for standard user accounts.
Also, the default desktop wallpaper for the guest account is the outer space picture. It goes back to this desktop on every log in. I would like the guest account wallpaper to be a professional logo.
posted by dgaicun
on Jan 12, 2010 -
I have Leopard and Windows 7 (7057) installed on my Late 2007 (possibly older, I got it refurbished) Macbook Pro 15". My problem is, every time I boot into either OS, I get a kernel panic or BSOD respectively.
The fact that it happens in 2 different operating systems makes me almost positive that it's a hardware problem. Unfortunately, I don't know very much about computer hardware, so I don't really know what to troubleshoot first, and I don't want to void the warranty by opening the case (I plan to take it to the Apple Store if nobody here can solve the problem).
Specifically, either operating system will crash about a minute into booting up. I don't think the problem can be too serious because everything graphically looks fine and all my files are intact. This leads me to think that maybe it's a RAM problem, and that it runs out of memory and crashes during bootup. [more inside]
posted by N2O1138
on Apr 30, 2009 -
How do I make Mac OSX right click/context menus show "create new document" and other awesome options. [more inside]
posted by jmd82
on Apr 6, 2009 -
How can I consolidate all my pictures, music, pdf files, etc. from multiple drives? I have about 10 external drives containing photos and so forth. Different drives contain some duplicates, but the individual drives do not. [more inside]
posted by lukemeister
on Mar 2, 2009 -
Running 10.5.6, my mac refuses to SSH to anything and gives the error "Segmentation fault" in Terminal. My Google-Fu has been very unsuccessful so far. [more inside]
posted by razorfrog
on Feb 26, 2009 -
I recently had to do an Archive and Install of Leopard on my Macbook, due to the fact that it suddenly got stuck on a blue screen (the irony) on boot. Now, everything seems fine, except for the fact that some of my preferences don't "stick," so, for example, each time I tell the OS to open .doc files with Pages, it works for a day or so, but then, .doc files start automatically opening with TextEdit. Thee are more examples inside. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Nov 24, 2008 -
Mac, Leopard, La Cie external hard disk drive spins but does not mount. What's my best option for getting data off this drive? [more inside]
posted by gen
on Nov 2, 2008 -
I need a good and fast tool to compare two folders side by side, with the ability of exclude .SVN and other useless files.
I've found some ones like Compare Folders
but I haven't tried these yet. Do you recommend them?
posted by Leech
on Oct 22, 2008 -
Obscure Mac geekery filter... On OS X Leopard, how can I get a reference to the current location of an Automator workflow/app in a shell script within that workflow? [more inside]
posted by Xuff
on Sep 3, 2008 -
Mac emergency! I was forced to shut my mac down in the middle of upgrading to Leopard and now it won't start up again! [more inside]
posted by Ringo
on Aug 31, 2008 -
Great MeFites, I come bearing but a humble request. I bought a MacBook Pro about six months before Leopard was released. When it finally came out, I installed it on a partition on an external drive, which I would boot from (because OS X is awesome like that, amirite?) so I could test out all my apps. Now I'm ready to commit to Leopard full-time - what's the best way to go about transplanting my Leopard partition? [more inside]
posted by indiewizard
on Aug 18, 2008 -
My new Intel iMac is coming in the mail in a day or two, and I'd really like to learn how to program software for OS X and for my iPod Touch. Where can I learn how to do this? [more inside]
posted by DMan
on Jun 22, 2008 -
I've had my Macbook Pro for a year now and I originally used it just for personal activities, the problem is, now I use it for work as well. [more inside]
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb
on Jun 11, 2008 -
I've currently got a HP Mini-Note 2133 running Ubuntu. I was going to take a stab at installing OS X on it this coming weekend when I realized I could get a 12" iBook or PowerBook G4 for roughly the same price and it would still be small enough I wouldn't mind carrying it around with me all the time and it would run OS X with no hassle. I'd keep my MacPro as my primary workstation that I use for image editing and such, this would just be for email and for surfing the web on the go. If I get a G4 era laptop and install Leopard on it (want to use Back to My Mac after I roll my own dot mac) will I have any issues? I've only recently become a Mac user after years on Linux, so I never used a PPC-based system. Will application like Camino, Mail, Adium, etc all run with no problems? This is what the universal binary thing is all about, right?
Anything else I should be aware of? Any tips or tricks for slimming down 10.5 to make it run better on the older hardware?
posted by Brian Puccio
on May 27, 2008 -
this must be a really simple question to answer from a real simpleton but how why doesnt clicking on the address bar in Firefox on OSX leopard highlight it like it does on windows and how can i get it to do that easily?
posted by dougiedd
on May 14, 2008 -
Is there a QuickLook plugin (for Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" if you didn't follow) to browse sqlite databases? If not, wouldn't that be awesome for Rails and iPhone development!
posted by avocade
on May 8, 2008 -
Something terrible has happened! I'm using Mac OS Leopard and had backed up my photos onto my 500gb external hard drive in order to format the computer. Everything was fine and my iPhoto library, all 3.4gb of it, was on the drive and then... a disaster. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno
on May 1, 2008 -
Is there a way for Leopard to bind a hosts file to a location in Network Preferences? [more inside]
posted by mkb
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Mom's FINALLY decided she'll get a computer. I'm gonna help, so it'll be a MacBook. I know there's been a lot already here on this topic, but... [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin
on Apr 5, 2008 -