Concerning modifying various aspects of a computer application's appearance and behavior to suit the needs of the individual user

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Is it possible to give a custom name to a browser window on OS X?

Is it possible to give a custom name to a browser window on OS X? Perhaps by using a Window Manager that has this feature? If yes, which one has it? The motivation for this question is : I have 100 ...
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persistent dock icons after image

I am having issues with creating a custom Dock in a standard image we use in 10.10.3. I have a .pkg that runs during a deploy studio workflow that replaces the dock.plist file with the one that has ...
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Is it possible to customize invitation email?

I'm a newbie with OS X Server and specially with Profile Manager. I have already managed to make enrollment work, but I'm wondering if it is possible to change the template of the invitation email ...
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Extending Desktop Backgounds

Apple already provide gorgeous photos for desktop background. How can i add photos to that collection? like "Desktop Pictures + My Folder"
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German keyboard Alt-D gives '∂' - how can I disable it?

It should be an easy thing to do if I only could find out how to change the symbol (e.g. from ∂ to € or so) - but as a programmer with a lot of shortcuts this is the only thing that keeps doubting me, ...
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How do you make the dock more sensitive to being shown?

The amount that you have to move the mouse downwards to get the dock to trigger is too high in my opinion. I've only found the following settings: defaults write com.apple.dock ...
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OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) Custom Shutdown Screen/Behavior

I'm a network admin at a school, and I'm wondering if anyone here can shed some light on an odd problem. Preface: We have a number of laptop carts of MacBook Pros and MacBooks as well as over 100 ...
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Color changing of the window title bar

Is it possible to change the color of the window title bar (possibly with Terminal.app) like in Firefox?
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Creating LaunchAgents to Customize Screensaver and Background

I'm building a series of images that will be deployed on a multitude of different Macs from 2007-2015 (and onward). The user accounts will the local-forced Active Directory accounts, so I'm making ...
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Can I teach my iPhone to autocapitalize?

My name is not an English word or common enough name to be in whatever list of proper nouns it has, and I always have to capitalize it manually. It doesn't even show up as an autocorrect option. Is ...
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How to disable moving a window by its edge adjacent to scroll bar?

In Mac OS X Yosemite, I find that the scroll bar is a small target for the mouse, and sometimes when I wish to scroll, I end up moving the whole window by grabbing its edge to the right of the scroll ...
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Is it possible to put the contents of a folder on the outside cover of the folder

Is it possible to put each item in a folder on the outside cover of the folder - like on a pc where each item in the folder looks like a box on the outside of the folder so that you don't have to open ...
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Is there any way to change the font SYSTEM WIDE on MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite?

How can one change the system font system wide in OSX Yosemite? I am using Tinkertool at present but it only changes font in applications and not the Finder, status bar or any other fonts!
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Remove titlebar from window like Vimperator

There's a plugin for Firefox called Vimperator which is what it sounds like -- a vim style interface for Firefox. It has the curious ability to nearly remove the titlebar of the Firefox window. This ...
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Disable screen blur on fast user switching in Yosemite

Anyone aware of a way to customize the appearance of the screen during fast user switching? I'd like to disable the background blur to make it look more like it did in Mavericks.
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Where are the system “pseudo fonts” defined? (font names starting with a dot, such as “.AppleSystemFallback-Regular”)

OS X uses a list of fallback fonts for each generic font family (serif, sans-serif, etc.), and for each individual font used in the user interface. The two kinds of lists are stored in ...
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Scriptable menu bar icons

Is there an easy way I can add custom icons to the menu bar status area? Ideally something like Growl (e.g., where you can just execute a command) but instead of notifications, just renders icons in ...
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Can I change the default trash sounds?

I'd love to change the default empty trash / move to trash sounds. I found this on Github, which is a script to change a bunch of defaults. The default alert is mentioned, but nothing about the trash. ...
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Tomboy Notes image support or similar lightweight personal knowledgebase

I've tried many many many many OSX suites for notetaking, knowledgekeeping, personal wiki. (Evernote, Devonthink, RedNotebook, Piggydb, WikidPad, etc..) Out of all of them I've found my favorite to ...
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How can I remove the launchpad?

I don't use the launchpad, especially as it has a lot of useless apps in there that you can't delete either. For things like the dock and the dashboard I found guides online on how to remove them, but ...
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Persistant name on Finder tabs

I'm looking for a way to always display a label on Finder tabs instead of the current folder name, to differentiate them when folder name is not relevant. (Long story) I use tabs to switch between ...
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How can I add new folders to the Favorites in the Finder sidebar?

I'd like to create a new Favorites folder item in the Finder, how can I tell the Finder that I would like a particular folder to appear in my list of Favorites shown on the left hand sidebar of the ...
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OS X: Specifying custom command line invocation of program as application for opening files on double click

I'm primarily a Linux user who recently acquired a MacBook Air and I'm currently desperately trying to find out whether there's an equivalent for Linux's desktop definition files, where you can define ...
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Is it safe to install a third party high capacity battery into my iPhone 5S?

I stumbled upon this battery on Amazon and I was wondering if it'd be safe to install it into my iPhone 5S, assuming it's actually compatible.
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iPhones in business: How to set restrictions on devices provided to employees

I was recently able to use an iPhone supplied by a tech startup to one of its affiliates. The phone had limited apps, several disabled settings, and no icon for the App Store among its restrictions. ...
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How to disable the play button of an Apple Remote in OSX?

I sometimes accidentally hit the play/pause button of my Apple Remote while Keynote was in show mode, closing the active presentation. Therefore, I would like to disable the play/pause button; either ...
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What's the best way to edit the look and feel of the dashboard

I need advice if there's a best method in changing the look and feel of the existing dashboard. I've already mocked up the look and feel that I wanted. I wanted a method where I can also let other ...
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How can I change OSX's spinning beachball pointer animation?

I want to change the spinning beachball pointer animation used in OSX to indicate an application is not responding to system events, to something else, like a funny GIF, or maybe just a different ...
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File management 'Favorites' list customization

Generally I'd do all my file management from the terminal but there are the cases where the GUI is more effective. I'm wondering if it is possible to customize the list of apparent 'Favorites' even ...
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How can I give a Space a custom name?

I'd like to give my Spaces helpful names like "Graphics" and "Communications" instead of using confusing, generic names like Desktop 1 and Desktop 2. Is there a way to accomplish that through a ...
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How do I remove Cisco Anyconnect from the Dock?

I am unable to remove Anyconnect from dock. It persists like Finder. On checking ~/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist I don't find Anyconnect listed in it. Is this setting stored somewhere else from ...
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Yet Another Custom Sidebar Icon Question (System Info.plist Question)

I have perused just about every Google search I could think of and have gotten what I think seems to be close to an answer on how to set custom icons in the sidebar WITHOUT having to resort to ...
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How do I permanently disable Notification Center in Mavericks?

In Mountain Lion I was able to permanently disable Notification Center, with no apparent side effects: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist killall ...
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Replacing The Blue Folder Icon With A Customised Image?

How can I select a JPEG image and use that to customise/replace the usual blue folder icon for a given folder (which additionally may even make it easier to tell folders apart, when looking for one)? ...
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Remove Window Drop Shadow and Replace with Outline

I'm running OS X 10.8.4. My goal is to remove the wide drop shadows around windows and replace them with a thin black outline. Several questions have been posted asking how to remove or reduce the ...
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Run themed dock on login without affecting other users

I would like to know if there is a method for preventing the dock from starting on login, as I would like to run the stock dock with a different theme instead (but don't want it to affect other ...
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Does ios7 support third-party software keyboards?

I am a litte confused about iOS 7. Does iOS 7 support third-party software keyboards? There are a lot of rumors around, I watched the last WWDC and read Apple documents but I couldn't hear anything ...
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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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Outlook 2011 category colors - Windows Color Palette?

Does anybody know what are the RGB "equivalents" of the category colors that MS uses in the Windows version of Oulook 2010? Just starting to use a Mac "for real work" (vs tinkering with it as a ...
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Can I move System/User folders to separate disks?

Here's the deal: I have a Macbook Pro 6,2 – I think late 2010 model. I have two mismatched drives with the same speeds. A 750GB Momentus XT, that SSD HDD hybrid, and the Seagate Momentus 500GB. Both ...
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There's a folder shortcut on my dock, next to the trash. Why is there and how do I remove it?

I want my dock to be purely for shortcuts to the programs I use the most. Frankly it annoys me that you can't remove the Trash from the dock, but I can live with that. What I really want to get rid ...
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How can Growl trigger an shell script or AppleScript (NOT vice versa!)

When a Growl notification gets issued I want to trigger an AppleScript. I had a look at the "Actions" in the Growl preferences, and you can trigger things like an email or a text-to-speech call, but ...
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Making and applying a custom design to a chart in Numbers

I'm making a column chart about certain dice rolls in the game Descent: Second Edition, and the problem I'm having is that there are multiple dice of the same color in the standard rolls. For example, ...
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How to make windows of new folders open in my size?

In OS X 10.8.2, I create a new folder by right-clicking in the Finder and selecting New Folder. When I open this folder, the size of the window is not the size of the foremost window. The window size ...
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How do I rename desktops in Mountain Lion?

It seems that Apple doesn't provide a way to rename desktops from the default "Desktop 1", etc. Renaming desktops would be great for my workflow. Does anyone know how to do this manually or with a ...
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Is it possible in iOS 6 to make banners only appear when the device is active, but self-dismiss upon unlock?

If I'm using the device, I'd like to see banner notifications from other apps. When I unlock it, I don't want a swarm of banner notifications bothering me and hindering my ability to use the top of ...
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Can I remove the lines in the Notes.app and change the line spacing?

The only reason I use the Notes.app and not Stickies.app is iCloud sync. I enjoy the customization (colors, fonts, minimized view) and minimalism (plain background, thin borders) of Stickies over the ...
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How can I customize the background of the FileVault login screen in 10.8? [duplicate]

I've successfully changed the background image for OS X login screen, but cannot do it for the FileVault login screen. This makes sense as the contents of the disk are still encrypted at that point ...
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How do I run a screen saver as my desktop background?

I would like to run a screen saver as my desktop background. How can I do this?
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iPhone backplate mod: On what side of the iPhone 4S backplate should I paint?

My iPhone backplate was broken. So, to make something good out of this, I want to create an effect like this: I would like to fill the cracks with paint, but I have other options too. Will ...