A Configuration is a set of rules, often governing how a program or the operating system should apply certain settings.

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How to change dock icon when some app has created generic icon images?

I want to use a custom app dock icon, and followed instructions found online, which specified the following: Find image in Finder cmd-i on file to "Get Info" Click the little icon in the top corner ...
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Suspicious NTPD Connection

I use Little Snitch on Mac OS X 10.6.8 and noticed a connection that seemed suspicious to me. The snitch reported ntpd trying to connect to: "$host 94.23.243.53 53.243.23.94.in-addr.arpa domain ...
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apachectl Yields 404 on Shortname, Base Directory Pages

I am building a website for my own education, and am trying to learn Apache. Consequently, I've noticed an odd behavior I was hoping someone could explain. Basically, when I start Apache via ...
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How to force a screen resolution on my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, bought 3 years ago, I'm not sure of the model, but the processor is a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 GB of RAM, nVidia 9400M 256M. I am using MacOS 10.6.6. Next week I will ...
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Any way to completely disable iOS passcode?

I have a cart of iPads in my high school classroom. Each iPad is shared by several students in different classes throughout the day. A clever student in one class decided to lock one of them. We have ...
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Enable URL rewriting (mod_rewrite) using .htaccess files in ~/Sites on Lion

I cannot get mod_rewrite to work on Lion. I am developing a number of websites locally, in ~/Sites, using .htaccess files. I am on 10.7.3 and I have not touched any configuration files except for ...
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How to stop InternetSharing overwriting /etc/bootpd.plist

I set up a /etc/bootpd.plist so as to protect my wireless network, and to manage statically attributed IP addresses. Unfortunatly, when I start InternetSharing, this file is overwritten by a plist ...
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Can Time Capsule/Airport (4th gen) serve local DNS?

I just got a 4th gen Time Capsule for my wife to use as her own backup server, and I'm potentially interested in using it as the main router and Wifi AP on my home network. My current router and AP is ...
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Unflip mouse buttons in Microsoft RDC client

I have used an older version of Microsoft RDC client on an old MBP with mouse on the left side of the keyboard. I had flipped the left and right mouse buttons of the mouse in preferences, which made ...
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Can I get iOS notifications for emails routed to folders?

I have rules in outlook that routes certain emails to folders. These still appear as "unread" in the mail app, but not in the inbox, so I'm not getting notifications. Is there a way to enable ...
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How do I set a recognized Apache DocumentRoot under Lion?

I have a fresh Lion install, and to configure Apache, I've edited all of the references to DocumentRoot (and the Directory entry for DocumentRoot) to "/Users/jonathan/mirror" (with or without quotes ...
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How to best configure storage for pro level video editing?

This is a general question about configuring a machine for video editing and hopefully can be useful over a longer amount of time since the discussion is about general architecture and not necessarily ...
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Is there any way to convince Apple Mail to write its configuration as text Plist files instead of binary?

I'd like to revision-control my mail configuration (both the preferences and the mailbox rules -- especially the latter) but Mail insists on rewriting its preferences as binary plist files as soon as ...
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How can I move through words when typing a command in iTerm2?

I'm in Lion with iTerm2, Zsh and Oh-My-Zsh but I cannot move through words when pressing: ALT+left arrow or CMD+left arrow or something instead, when I press "ALT+right arrow" it prints [C and when ...
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How can I modify OSX GUI colors to be more readable for weakened vision

A bit of preface: I'm currently a Windows user but I'm looking into switching to Mac for work purposes. This of course means that I'd be staring at the UI of OSX for about 40 hours every week at least ...
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How to have Mail.app in Lion sort messages within a thread oldest to newest (like gmail)

In Mail.app on 10.7 Lion, When I select an email thread, it shows all the emails within that thread in the right-hand pane, with the newest message first. How can I change this to sort from oldest to ...
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iPhone Configuration Profiles - Creating / Modifying

My university has a 'configuration profile' to allow us to connect to the campus secure WiFi - which is great, save for that it forces us to have a passcode (which I neither like nor want). The ...
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mac osx lion security configuration guide

I could find the security configuration guide for mac osx versions at http://www.apple.com/support/security/guides/ however, I can't find any for OS X Lion. Any one know if it is in the works or if it ...
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Automatically turn bluetooth on or off depending on current network (MBP running Lion)

Is there any way to automatically turn Bluetooth on or off when my MacBook Pro (mid-2010, running Lion) joins specific networks? I typically want Bluetooth off except when I am connected to my home ...
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How to change Mac OS X iCal's calendar color for Microsoft Exchange server account?

I'm using iCal for managing my schedules in my company. And my company is using Microsoft Exchange server for schedules. When I added the company account to iCal, it set the calendar color as orange. ...
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where is the system wide $PATH set in OSX?

I'd like to set the $PATH variable for all users but don't find where it is defined. Having no $PATH export in my .bash_profile I have this ...
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Configuring Lion VNC Server: virtual display by default?

The new Screen Sharing server in Lion supports multiple concurrent log-ins: if there is already someone logged into the computer when you try to connect with VNC, it gives you the option of logging ...
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Unable to deploy proxy settings to iPads through profile ( iPhone Configuration Utility )

Hello everyone hope somebody could help me. I work in education and we have been getting large amounts of iPad 2s being bought by schools so I have been trying to automate their deployment for our ...
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Can I apply my iPhone 3GS backup to my iPhone 4S?

As mentioned is a previous question, I made a backup of my old AT&T iPhone 3GS, then exchanged it for a new iPhone 4S at Sprint. They transfered over my contacts. However, there's a lot of other ...
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Which MacBook Pro configuration is best suitable for Iphone/Ipad App development? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are good specs for a MacBook to develop on iOS with? I'm planning to buy a MacBook Pro and get into devlopment. But I'd like which is the best configuration I ...
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How do I give mysqld write access to a directory?

I am running OSX right now and trying to run a mysqld process and seeing the following error: $ /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld --user=root 111026 11:05:08 [Warning] Can't create test file ...
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What would cause a certificate installed on iOS to be invalid?

I recently installed two certificates (for use in signing mail) on several iOS devices. Both certificates derive from the same trust chain and were purchased from the same vendor on the same day. The ...
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Can I copy apps and settings from an old to new laptop, but exclude my iTunes libraray?

I'm thinking about getting a MacBook Pro with the 128 GB SSD. It would take days to set up all my software development tools, control panel settings, and download and reinstall dozens of ...
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Cannot compile C code after installing xcode

When I installed Xcode on Snow Leopard, gcc was not in my path. I manually added /Developer/bin to get gcc. However, I wrote a simple C program to include stdlib.h and stdio.h and print a string, but ...
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How to recover .profile on Mac OS?

I have mis-configured ~/.profile while adding new environment variable. I want to restore my original .profile for my Mac OS, I am not mac expert please help me. None of my shell command is working ...
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Is it possible to automatically configure multiple iPads with the same settings?

I need to configure a bunch of iPads with the same settings. For instance, volume level, auto-lock, side-button, timezone and light level. Currently I'm doing this manually on each iPad through the ...
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Comfortable typing on a MacBook Pro?

I love my macbook pro, I have the 17" version that came out several months ago. So I can take it with me wherever, at my desk, friend's place, on the couch.. and have a full development environment ...
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Is there a GUI for OS X LaunchAgents?

I'm a web developer by day and a lot of the software I install on my computer (namely databases and web servers) come with an optional LaunchAgent to automate starting/stopping processes on boot. I'm ...
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How do I whitelist hosts when using 3G?

When I'm on the move I want to tether to my phone to access a few essentials (telnet, ssh, IM, a few low bandwidth websites). What I don't want is for a load of background processes like Software ...
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Where can I find error documentation for Iphone Configuration Utility?

I am running Iphone Configuration Utility and I am in the console tab, but the information is confusing to me. Here is what I mean, I get an error like Springboard[29] : Icon state had duplicate ...
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Create and distribute printers

Is there a way to create a printer on a machine. Then bundle up the Printer bundle and create an installer out of it for multiple users at a location. To avoid having to explain to each user how to ...
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[MySQL Server] MySQL Workbench can't find my.cnf on (clean installation of) Snow Leopard

I have a clean installation of Snow Leopard on a MacBook and I want to get a MySQL Server running on it. I downloaded and installed the .dmg file provided by the homepage of MySQL and installed it. I ...
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How to view man pages in a web browser?

Which .conf file do I need to edit in order to view man pages in a web browser? I'd like to use Google Chrome to do this. Is this possible?
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How can I know where does an app locate its configuration files?

How can I know where does an app locate its configuration files such as in ~, /Library, ~/Library etc, other than browsing and guessing? I mean is there some command like findfiles this.app that ...
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How do I change GNU Screen's meta-key to Cmd-a?

GNU Screen's default meta-key is Ctrl-a, which is really inconvenient for me because I frequently use Ctrl-a and Ctrl-e to move the cursor to the beginning or end of the line. I'd prefer to change ...
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Most programs don't use proxy

To get internet in my school I have to use the schools http proxy server. So I configured my network preferences to use the proxy. But nearly no program seems to accept that configuration and use the ...
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Is this possible to improve boot time?

Is there a way to accelerate the boot process? Can we disable some (rarely used or not useful) services?