The configuration settings or preferences within a given app/program/environment

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Advanced gmail settings missing on iPad?

I'm trying to make some changes to my gmail account on my iPad. All recommendations ask me to go into Settings, select mt gmail account, then select "Advanced" which I don't have as an option... What ...
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Turning Off Notifications While Presenting [duplicate]

On Yosemite how can I turn off notifications on Yosemite while presenting or showing the screen to someone? I know I can set the do not disturb for a time period but I was wondering if there is just ...
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How do I whitelist a domain in iOS restrictions web filter?

Turning on iOS restrictions (Settings - General - Restrictions) and the web filter inside (probably "Websites - Restrict adult content" or something similar in English), I tried whitelisting ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Phrases

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, does the Cloud push the "keyboard shortcuts phrases" between the iOS and OS X devices? Thank you so much and have a wonderful day.
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Cannot permanently remove wifi networks on Mac

I'm currently running the OS X El Capitan public beta, but I've had this issue since Mavericks or Yosemite. I'm unable to permanently remove unprotected wifi networks from the preferred networks list ...
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Change voicemail message to audio file

I have just got an iPhone and would like to change the voice message that people hear when I don't answer their calls. Is there a way how I can setup the voice message to an audio file I have? I ...
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How to set default scanner settings in Adobe Acrobat dialog?

After installing a Canon MF-220 series printer/scanner/fax, when I go to create PDF from scanner in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OSX Yosemite, I get a dialog that defaults to Text, 25 dpi, and A4 that ...
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How to fix fonts of apps ported from Windows such as Metatrader for Mac?

I have installed Metatrader for Mac by downloading Metatrader_4_for_Mac.dmg. It is the most popular trading platform on Windows, and the Mac version looks exactly like Windows. The problem with the ...
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Permanently allow apps downloaded from “anywhere”

I want to trust unidentified developers' applications. I've gone to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and tried to enable "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere", but OS X claims it will ...
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I am still receiving emails on an old Apple ID address

How can I stop receiving emails on an old Apple ID which I have amended in my account and is no longer showing there?
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iOS - set a specific wifi connection as a portable hotspot

If I use a portable hotspot or share Wi-Fi through another mobile device, is there a way to set that Wi-Fi connection as a data connection so that it won't try to upload stuff it only does on Wi-Fi ...
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How to force Safari to warn before leaving a page when a form is filled in but not submitted

I used to see Safari (8, currently) warn about filled-in forms before navigating off a page. I just lost a large writing twice due to accidental swipe on the trackpad/clicking, and had no warning, ...
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How to transfer preferences from one machine to another?

Is there a way to transfer my various preferences configured on Machine A to a new Machine B? For example, I would like to transfer many of the preferences configured within System Preferences and ...
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Application settings revert after shutdown/restart

I'm kinda new to mac(like one month or so) and Yosemite is my first OSX ever. My problem is that whenever I change settings in third party apps like Hotspot Shield or WD Security, the settings revert ...
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App cellular settings lost when toggling Airplane mode

On iOS 8.4 on iPhone 5s, I noticed that if I set Cellular > App Store > Off, kill Setting app, then activate Airplane Mode, deactivate Airplane Mode, launch Settings, Cellular > App Store is now On ...
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Infinite scrollback in Terminal (Yosemite)

I would like to save the scrollback history in terminal basically forever. I don't mean bash history, I mean all the text that ever scrolled past in the terminal, not just the commands entered. I ...
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Why iOS settings and iTunes report the storage usage differently?

My iTunes shows me that there is about 7 GB of free space, while iOS settings shows me that there is only about 80 MB of available space. How do free space and available space differ? Additional ...
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Why are switches grayed out in the iPhones Settings app with iOS 8.3?

In 'Settings' > 'Cellular': all the switches under 'Use cellular data for:' are grayed out. Some are ON and some are OFF but none can be changed. These are the switches that control cellular data ...
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What is the 'microcontroler' setting under 'networks?

I was looking through the network settings on my 2015MBP and I came across this. What is the microcontroler? It looks like it can be used to make telephone calls from the Mac as shown here What ...
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How do you set custom time limits in Mac OSX?

I'm searching for a custom method to limit access to our mac. Parental controls allow you to limit time by school nights and weekend time chunks through system preferences. However, I want more ...
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How to disable delay for text dragging globally in OS X Yosemite?

My question is exactly the same as this one. I have tried both Tinkertool and defaults write -g NSDragAndDropTextDelay -int [a number]in the two answers of that question. However, none of these can ...
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How can I export my system preferences?

Is there a way for me to export my system preferences on my Mac for quick install on another machine? An example of what I am trying to accomplish is, when I start a new job, I would like to import ...
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How do I select which city appears in Glances for the Apple Watch World Clock app?

When I enable Glances for the World Clock app on my Apple Watch, I see (only) the city that with the largest positive offset from UTC, not the one I want to see. How do I select which city appears ...
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Why does Apple Watch keep installing apps I didn't ask it to?

The iOS Apple Watch app has a setting (General > Automatic Download > Automatically Download Apps) that is described as follows When this is on and you have apps on your iPhone that also work ...
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How can I change the name listed on my iCloud emails I send out?

I have already changed in settings on my phone (iPhone) and when logging in on computer next to my picture in iCloud top right, it reads the name I want. I am divorced and do not like my prior last ...
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Use Fn Keys, but keep Playback Keys

I'm a programmer, so it'd be useful for me to have access to F1, F2, etc. while working on my laptop (a 2013 Macbook Air). That said, I'm not really willing to give up the music or volume control ...
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Assistive Touch on iPad mini is getting turned off automatically

Assistive Touch on my iPad mini is getting turned off automatically and when I go to Settings to check the status it will be in the off state.No-one is changing the status from on to off.I don't know ...
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Can I force apple mail to display “Re:” again instead of the German (and bad) translation of “Aw:”

Since I upgraded to Mavericks, Apple Mail will display localized versions of subject prefixes, even if the original received mail used the English prefixes. I find that quite annoying, as this does ...
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Unknown item “Nike + ipod” in Settings

I wish to know what the purpose of item "Nike + ipod" is in the Settings app on my iPhone?
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User & Groups settings text top down and reversed

When I go to settings -> user & groups then, all text and components in the container are reversed like the picture and clicking a component will not response anything. It is shared mac mini with ...
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How to manually reset OS X Applications settings without reboot?

I want to reset OS X Applications settings, like TextWrangler or some other applications. I kill the TextWrangler Process in Activity Monitor, delete ...
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My friend's WiFi switch is greyed out. How can I fix it?

He can't turn on WiFi at all. Tried resetting network settings, but haven't restored. Not jailbroken.
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Can I connect to wifi but still use cellular?

I would like to be able to connect to my cars dashcam via wifi while in the car but still be able to use my iPhone's cellular connection. The way the dashcam works, it appears as a wifi access ...
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Making a default window size and preview size for folders on a Mac

I work for a photography company and we have just switched to Mac for showing our photos directly to our clients when they come to our booth. The change to Mac has changed how we show our photos. We ...
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What is analogous to the Windows registry in Mac OS X?

I am new to Mac and was wondering where application/OS settings are saved.
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Xcode GUI adjusting location of Navigator-Menu

How can one adjust the view settings, so that the Navigator-Menu (see image) appears on the right or on the bottom, etc.? UPDATE: Thanks, jherran, for telling me the name of this menu.
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IBooks are not synchronized between my Apple devices

I don't seem to be able to synchronize my iPad (2) and IPhone (5s) to access the iBooks documents saved across the devices. They are both updated to the latest iOS. I Have looked into all the ...
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Could Not load Date & Time preference pane

I am getting weird time in my click (attached is the screenshot) And it's not letting me change my time and giving me error "Could Not load Date & Time preference pane" Any idea what's ...
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Where are Terminal.app profiles files located?

I just recently reinstalled OS X and forgot to back up all my sweet 'profiles' aka colour schemes. It would be very helpful if I could find the location of these so I can recover them from backup.
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Verification required

My iPhone (5s) has randomly started to ask for verification (before you can make purchases, you must tap continue to verify). Now my problem is that with my apple account I already have a bank account ...
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How to run an application in a different language? [duplicate]

I have my Mac OS X Yosemite system configured in spanish, but I have an app with a horrible spanish translation, and I would like to run it (and just this app) in english. How could I do that?
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Where in iOS 8 do I customize the notification centre?

For some reason I cannot find Notification Centre section on my iPhone 6. It's where you can set the today view to appear on lock screen, etc. I set it up a long time ago (probably in iOS 7), and I ...
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Why “Settings” needs Cellular in iOS?

I'm getting a similar warning as this one: Whenever I get to Settings in iOS. I have deactivated Cellular connections for everything (including Settings) but Chrome Browser. I'm wondering if ...
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Enable “Developer” inside the “Settings” app on iOS

Before Xcode 6 one could go to the Xcode Organizer window. Tap on the Devices tab. Select the connected device and click the "Use for Development" button. See here. However with Xcode 6 there are no ...
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Safari 8 leftbound URL with favicon

In version 8 of safari the URL of a webpage is displayed centered in the adress-field, and the favicon (or apple-touch-icon) is invisible. Only when I click into the adress-field the URL moves to the ...
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How to Restrict iOS Wifi Settings from being Changed?

I have iPad Mini 3 with iOS 8. I set the restrictions under Settings > General > Restrictions but some important settings are not covered like WiFi, Proxy and DNS settings. How can I restrict WiFi ...
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Screensaver settings spontaneously revert

I have my screen saver set to display images from a folder in my ~/Pictures directory, and the "Shuffle slide order" box is checked. In Yosemite, I find that occasionally one or both of those settings ...
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How to associate a route with an interface?

I have a Mac with two network interfaces, connected to different networks. For the sake of argument, let's say one is connected to a private network and the other to the Internet. I understand that ...
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Email Space usage too much

Why does my iPad 2 version 7.1.2 show mail usage 1.4 GB when I have only four emails in all boxes? I have erased all mail from my computer mailboxes also...
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Can Siri be set to read characters?

So my iPhone 5 digitizer broke, and since I have an upgrade coming up soon, I'm trying to do without a working phone until i can get the new 6. My problem is, however, that I have some websites I need ...