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

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Do not show refit menu on boot (only with option key)

Is it possible to configure rEFIt so that the menu does not automatically show on my macbook when booting? I would like it to boot straight to OSX and only show the menu when I hold the option key, ...
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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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Restoring window configuration for monitor setups

I would like to achieve the same effect as is described in this question, which doesn't seem to have a suitable answer. I develop on a macbook pro. Often I use it on its own, but sometimes I connect ...
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Is it possible to change the colour of the launchpad folders? How?

I'm running Yosemite and the launchpad folders (groupings of apps?) are shown in gray. Is it possible to configure that colour? The idea is that in Mavericks, that colour was an elegant black. On ...
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How to configure the status bar?

Does anybody know how to configure the status bar (bar size, icons and font size, and so on)? I'd like to do it while keeping the screen resolution, of course. I've browsed and searched both Ask ...
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Moving configuration from one computer to another

I am about to switch to a new computer and would like to make the process of reinstalling all the apps easier. What I need to reinstall are mainly: ~/Applications/ directory (probably together ...
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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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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 can I get my albums to sort by track numbers in iTunes 11's expanded view?

I've been trying to figure out why my track sort order is wrong in iTunes 11. I have track metadata, and sorting by Album in the songs view works fine, but in the expanded view my tracks appear in ...
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Master volume control is grayed out

on my Mac 10.6 (MacBook Pro Late 2009) master volume control for both Line-In built and for external USB Microphone is disabled (grayed out) Nobody really wanted to help what is the reason and how ...
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Setting up environment variables for GUI apps?

Transitioning from Windows to the Mac. In Windows, I had a lot of environmental variables set-up that I used to speed up my work. Thinks like DEVDIR=C:\WORKDOCS\DOCS_jaravj\PROJ\dev ...
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How do you set the maxopenfiles limit in Yosemite?

How do you set a soft limit for maxopenfiles in Yosemite? I installed Yosemite last night, and now it's ignoring my settings in my /etc/launchd.conf file: $ cat /etc/launchd.conf limit maxfiles ...
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Where is the file systems table in OS X?

I can see the following mounts on my MacBook: > mount /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse) map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse) ...
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Editing system keyboard layout

I wonder how to edit the following two files, so that I can change the system keyboard layout. It seems they are binary resource files, but I'm not sure. /System/Library/Keyboard\ ...
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How should I configure OSX Mail's “mailbox behaviors” to work with IMAP?

I'm tying to configure my IMAP mail account using Apple OSX Mail to behave in what would seem to be the obvious way: sent mail should appear in the special "Sent" mailbox, deleted in the "Trash", and ...
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Which apps are shown in launchpad? (how to flag them?) - Mavericks

Since Mavericks I think, launchpad decides on it's own which apps should be shown in. For example, the uninstaller apps of the adobe apps are hidden by default in Mavericks. In Mountain Lion they were ...
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Username.conf rules to fix 403 error

I am setting up a webserver but I am currently receiving a 403 error when browsing to Localhost. I am setting up "username.conf" and I have a couple of questions: Since I am not logged in as a user ...
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Is $HOME/.MacOSX/environment.plist still used in OS X 10.9.2 for setting global environment variables?

Is $HOME/.MacOSX/environment.plist still recognized/used in OS X 10.9.2 for setting global environment variables? Apple's official documentation does not say explicitly it's deprecated, AFACT: ...
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Where does Synergy store the crypto setting? I want to turn it off

I installed Synergy on Mac OS Mavericks, to act as a keyboard and mouse server for a win7 desktop. Initially when I launched it, Synergy for Mac put up a config screen and I selected the "crypto" ...
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Configuring alot of iPhones?

I configured a bunch of iPads at my previous job, and I had to do it one at a time. Granted, there were only like 6 of them, but I am wondering what I would do if I needed to configure a whole bunch ...
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How to save only the “configuration” of an iPod for later restore?

My iPod Classic 160GB is formatted "Windows" (presumably FAT32). I want to "Macintosh" format it (hfs+). Is there a way to save only the "configuration" of said iPod so I can more-easily restore it ...
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Fresh install of Eclipse on 10.9.2 cannot access com.apple.eawt package contents

I just got a Mac so I am a total newbie (I picked one up because I was unable to successfully do Mac development on my Windows Machine). The machine I have is at OS 10.9.2 and I installed Eclipse ...
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Do i need a seperate dedicated machine to run osx server or can i use some features running it from my MBP

We've got 5 desktop devices in our organization which im currently managing using a remote connection client or physically by sitting at each machine. Each change i make such as an update / settings ...
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MB Air 10.9.2 Can't connect to internet ethernet or Wifi

I have learned that all PCs in my office can connect but no iPhones/iPads can connect. I have the only MB Air. I get this error: "Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to ...
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How to get the cellular APN on iPad?

I'm using iOS 5.0.1 on an iPad 1 and want to look at the APN settings. This article from Apple http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2283 says that I should be able to see them through Settings > Cellular ...
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How to set static IP on iPad

My iPad keeps sending the message that it is unable to connect to the internet and my only option is to dismiss. How do I find the subnet mask and ip address and router so I can manually try and set ...
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Configuring Mail.app “From” drop-down menu?

When I write a mail in Mail.app (using MacOS X Mavericks 10.9.2 here), I have this "From" Drop down menu which allows me to select from which of my accounts I want to send that mail. In my case, this ...
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Where does Mail keep its configuration files?

I had to replace my hard drive and don't have a backup. I do have a copy of my home folder on an external disk but it was a simple copy/paste job. I've been dragging my stuff from that disk to my new ...
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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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My iPad keeps asking to configure it after sync with iTunes

I've saved my iPad 1 config on iTunes I've updated iTunes on my PC I've updated my iPad from iTunes I've restored my config from iTunes There's a black screen with a white apple, then my iPad shows ...
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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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Cron configuration on Mavericks

How can I configure cron to send a local email only to the crontab owner with the cron job output. This worked with Lion, could check the cron emails by just running mail in the terminal so I don't ...
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How to uninstall completely “Blackberry Device Manager”?

I've uninstalled the blackberry software from my mac using the original uninstaller utility. This software did not work properly, so it left a login item called called "Blackberry Device Manager" ...
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How to disable the warning when saving names that begin with a dot?

I get a warning when I try to save a dotfile. The warning message is: How can I disable this?
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Prevent employees from using anything else but my proprietary application [duplicate]

I will be getting several mac minis for different branches that will have installed my software application which I need my employees to use. I need to make sure of the following: When the computer ...
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OS X Server Postfix configuration

I hope this is the right site to ask this question. I have successfully configured OS X server (3.0.2 on mavericks) mail service, but if i edit my /Library/Server/Mail/Config/postfix/main.cf (postfix ...
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Is there any way to save Mac OS X preferences into a shell file?

Whenever I reinstall my Mac OS and/or buy a new Mac, I have to configure manually almost all the options of mouse, dock, etc. I'd like to know if Mac OS or some software can provide some way to save ...
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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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Connect MacBook Air to Cisco 2811 Console (RS-232 serial)

I'm trying to console connect into my business's Cisco 2811 console with my MacBook Air with a Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter. I've googled around for a day and haven't found any information. How can ...
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Is it possible to configure the 2013 Airport Extreme to use a syslog server?

I know it was (and still is) possible to configure the earlier Airport Extreme and Airport Express stations to forward syslog events to an external server. The trick is to use AirPort Utility 5.6.1 ...
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Setup Mac for kiosk/installation environment

Is there any tool out there to automate the process of turning a regular mac into a kiosk machine? That is... not an internet kiosk but a regular machine with no warning, notifications, popups, etc... ...
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Is there any way to set Gmail app as the default mail client in iPhone and iPad?

I want to be able to one-click email links from apps such as Twitter, Safari and Instapaper. Is this possible if I'm using Gmail and not Apple's Mail app? Do I have to set Gmail as the default mail ...
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Apache problem with hostname on OSX 10.8.4

After updating to 10.8.4 I am having trouble running my macports apache server. I stop the built-in apache with: sudo apachectl stop, then I try to start macports apache with: sudo ...
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Starting Apache2 on Mountain Lion

I have tried every option to get apache2 to work in Mountain Lion, and I am baffled by how impossible the task seems to be. I just got a new iMac and on a fresh, clean install, I went about setting ...
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Where is a full (complete) list of defaults domains and parameters?

I found several long lists with defaults, settings, but never a complete one with a reference to developers.apple.com. Is there any such list to find? If not, which is the longest/systematic/complete ...
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Where is my ./configure file in OSX 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion)?

I'm setting up Cap'n Pro on my Mac and the install instructions ask me to type the following in terminal: ./configure CXX=$HOME/clang-3.2/bin/clang++ I look in my user folder i.e. ~/./configure but ...
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View the configuration of a network printer

Someone in the office set up printing from the Mac to a printer connected to a Windows computer (the only Windows computer in the office). He can't remember how he set it up and no one else can get a ...
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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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Screenshots won't be saved after System language change

I have changed the language from my MacOS system and now it won't save the screenshots anymore. Is there a way to fix it? Thanks.
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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 ...