A structured text file containing XML formatted properties. It also can be encoded as a binary-format file.

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Google Inbox as a standalone app via Chrome

Google Inbox recently added compatibility with Safari and yet still does not play nice with Fluid. I decided I might as well use Chrome. Google recently improved the way "desktop app extensions" work ...
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Unable to toggle natural scrolling direction

I've been experimenting a bit when trying to write a script for toggling the scrolling direction; com.apple.swipescrolldirection. There are plenty of examples of people doing this online, and several ...
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Why won't this plist file start opendmarc?

opendmarc starts ok from the command line as in sudo /usr/local/sbin/opendmarc -c /usr/local/etc/opendmarc/opendmarc.conf But when I try to load this plist, it just fails and goes into respawn mode ...
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Set a default Scale value for Xcode 7.2.1's iOS Simulator

I just started an online course for learning Swift using Xcode to develop iOS apps. I'm using Xcode 7.2.1 and 10.11.4 on my Mac Mini Server. I use a 23" monitor. When the simulator window displays ...
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How do I edit an Info.plist file?

I want to edit three lines of file Whenever I try to edit it this comes up I already gave myself permission to Read & Write (I'm 21muffinp) The same thing still comes up, saying I do not ...
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How can I customize the Guest user Dock in Yosemite?

How can I customize the Guest user Dock in Yosemite? Here are a few approaches I've tried but haven't been able to complete: In past versions of OS X, you could customize the Guest user Dock by ...
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Terminal command to change Keyboard preferences on Mac?

I'm trying to configure new Mac accounts to have certain languages added to their keyboard preferences. Is there a terminal command to add languages to a particular user's keyboard preferences or ...
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Can I stop the optical audio out from entering 'time out' when idle?

In my office I have a surround-sound receiver, and I have my MacBook Pro (6,1) hooked up via a TOSLink cable and adapter, and it works beautifully, except this: if there are no sounds playing for a ...
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List view in Finder is broken

My Finder is broken (OS X 10.9.5). Icon view works fine, but List, Columns, and Cover Flow do not work at all. When I switch to "List View" (cmd+2), the contents panel of the Finder window does not ...
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trying to find preferences.plist file

I am reading an old developer guide, that hasnt updated since 2007.. I want to access the file called preferences.plist located at /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist. It ...
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Interpretation of com.apple.MobileBackup.plist file

I am looking for some explanations about the file com.apple.mobilebackup.plist that can be found inside iPhone backups. It seems to be related to the backup process but the data I see inside does not ...
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How to modify a Launch Daemon permanently under OS X El Capitan?

I modified the default org.postfix.master.plist of postfix to run as a daemon, so it can send me e-mail whenever a local user receives a mail. Default: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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Launchd script to mount volume on boot

I have a script monta.sh to mount an external volume: #!bin/sh mkdir -p /Volumes/remvol mount_smbfs //user:password@server/folder /Volumes/remvol Then I have a com.jo.monta.plist to launch the ...
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How to disable screensaver for newly created user?

I am fairly new to OS X, I am trying to disable the screensaver of a user that I recently created with the following commands on the terminal of an account that I'm currently logged in as: sudo ...
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Changing Info.plist values via terminal

I am making my own application and I would like to change some values in my Info.plist file using terminal. I have tried doing defaults write Info.plist CFBundleExecutable -string <Executable> ...
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Standalone app from url run in Chrome conflicts with Chrome itself

The standalone app from http://music.google.com made by this script conflicts with the Chrome browser: although the app uses a name „Music“ from info.plist in a dock, it continues to identify ...
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Enable popup window when specific application terminate unexpectedly

I'm working on a new application and would like to get popup window every time it crashes with all relevant information (pid, path to crash file, etc...). This will sure help my debugging effort in ...
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Copy a Dock plist to replace another user's Dock

I'm trying to copy a prepared Dock plist to another already existing user account. It seems simple enough: sudo cp ./default.com.apple.Dock.plist ...
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OSX 10.8 - How to keep a custom dock for all users that login

I have an iMac with OSX 10.8, joined to a work domain. I want to get create a custom dock and save it so all users will see my custom dock when they log in. I've done some Google searches and ...
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Can anybody give me the original ssh.plist file for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)?

I try to modify my ssh.plist file, but as a noob, I erased my backup file by modified one :-( I am looking for the content of the original file from the install. Can anybody give it to me?
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Loading User LaunchAgent Successfully

I have created a Plist file to replace an Xinetd process that I used successfully in Windows (Cygwin) and Linux to stream an imapd connection from a remote server via ssh on a port on the localhost. ...
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Why might I get a “Service cannot initialize” error in my console when a plist file is run?

I have set up a plist file and loaded/started it with launchd. Whenever it is time for the script to run, I receive the following error in my console: 12/9/15 12:53:19.344 PM ...
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How do I unlock a .plist file so that I can change it?

I want to edit Info.plist for TextEdit. (Here's why.) I'm running OS 10.7, and I do have Xcode installed. But every time I try to edit the file, it's locked and I can't save my changes. If I try to ...
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launchctl doesn't start cntlm daemon

I've installed cntlm on osx using the homebrew formula. Then I've copied the .plist file and started the daemon: sudo cp -fv /usr/local/opt/cntlm/*.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons sudo chown root ...
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Editing the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.pfctl.plist file

I need to vim the file found at /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.pfctl.plist but the permissions will not allow it. Even when I run sudo vim /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.pfctl.plist ...
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How to start auto start mysql? Getting “Path had bad ownership/permissions”

How can I auto start mysqld I tried following http://stackoverflow.com/q/26476391/631619 but it didn't help It seems like I have a ownership/permission problem, possibly related to from having ...
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Can't get launchd task to run

I've done this once and I'm trying to do it on a new computer and I can't see what I'm doing wrong. I have a ruby script in my user folder named forecast.rb. I have set it to executable (a+x). It ...
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The location of plist file with defaults

How to know the location of plist that defaults read reads. For example, defaults read com.google.Keystone.Agent returns the information. { ActivesInfo = { "com.google.Chrome" = ...
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Restricted files on El Capitan? [duplicate]

So I wanted to hide the Finder icon on my Dock. According to this answer - How can I remove the Finder icon from my Dock? I am suppose to edit DockMenus.plist file. When I tried I had no permission ...
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plutil returns error when a string numeric key is used

I'm trying to insert a row to a plist by using the following command plutil -insert "160" -string "hi" file.plist However the system was not so happy about the fact that I was using a numeric key ...
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Launchd unloading LaunchDaemon

I have a script scheduled to run as LaunchDaemon. Script runs fine when launched manually through terminal. I have two commands sudo launchctl unload -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.test.plist sudo ...
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Disable Auto-show sidebar in fullscreen Safari 9? [closed]

So in Safari 9, moving your cursor all the way to left edge of the screen while in fullscreen orientation causes the reading list/bookmarks/sharing bar to show then hide back away when the cursor is ...
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Error executing AppleScript through Launchd - “Service could not initialize”

I've written an AppleScript that turns our CenturyLink modem's wireless radio on or off. It works when I run it manually with osascript, but now I'm trying to get it set up on a schedule with Launchd. ...
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Programmatically 'auto hide menubar' in El capitan

I really love the 'auto hide menubar' option in El Capitan, but sometimes I like it (private) sometimes I don't (work). Is there a way to show/hide it programmatically by changed it's value in a plist ...
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iTerm2 doesn't read com.googlecode.iterm2.plist

I am iTerm2 (1.0.0) user. I know how to create profiles, by using iTerm settings or modifying com.googlecode.iterm2.plist file. For convenience, I will use .plist to indicate ...
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Macbook Air, pinging networks

Is there a way to see all the networks that my Mac has tried to connect to, but didn't? Is it hidden in the plists in the terminal?
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Property to force launching in full screen

Is there any property that forces an application to start in full screen if it supports it? I noticed in ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.mycompany.myapp.savedState/windows.plist there's a key ...
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Enable SMB sharing from command line

On OS X 10.8, using terminal commands, I'd like to enable SMB sharing as if I had ticked the following checkbox under System Preferences - Sharing - File Sharing - Options: I've tried the following ...
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Reload modified system plist

I tried modifying a preference pane plist (with defaults write), but the change doesn’t take effect. Is there a way to make that happen?
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nrpe (icinga) client service doesn't load/run

I just wrote following .plist file, which I put into /System/Library/LaunchDaemons, unluckily loading/running doesn't seem to work, and I have no idea what's wrong: <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC ...
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Does man launchd.plist OnDemand and KeepAlive give incorrect infos?

as I understood from the following Apple's guide Creating Launch Daemons and Agents, OS X's daemons managed by launchd are by default launched on-demand, therefore when there is an incoming request to ...
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Why everything counts from year 1970?

So I've looked around and couldn't really find an answer to this. I have an iPhone (jailbroke) and I notice in several settings there is a string usually in the .plist files that say something ...
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iTerm2 preferences keep resetting after reboot

My changes to the preferences in iTerm2 are always reset after a reboot. They will survive a logout, but after a reboot everything is back to the previous state. I checked ...
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OpenVPN causes loss of WAN connection after returning from sleep

I'm trying to use OpenVPN to have a constant VPN connection on my 10.10.4 install. Currently I've setup OpenVPN via homebrew and as stated put an openvpn.conf in /etc/openvpn as the default profile ...
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Force netaccounts network device list to show up at loginwindow

Is there a flag within com.apple.loginwindow or somewhere else where I can force the network dropdown list above username and password to appear (even without WiFi being on or an ethernet device being ...
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Trouble opening plist files in text editor

From Finder, I can preview a plist file without any difficulties. For example, using Quick Look with ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.RSS.plist I get a nice preview of its contents: However, ...
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How can I set the region in Terminal

I want to change the Region via Terminal. How can I do this ? Ideally it would use a command (/usr/bin or sbin) or modify a plist (plistbuddy). I'd love to avoid using osascript (AppleScript)
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Solution/Script to automatically sync Safari's Reading List to Read-it-Later services like Pocket or Evernote?

MacOSX contextual menus allow me use Pocket [Formerly Read it later] to archive all, and also read, some of the enormous amounts of content that I come across daily on my browser of choice - Safari. ...
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environment.plist adds extra characters?

OSX Yosemite 10.10.3 I used environment.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Set the WorkingDirectory to user's home in launchd?

I understand that you can change a LaunchAgent's working directory with a WorkingDirectory key, but is there any way to set the Working Directory to a user's home directory reliably and portably ...