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

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To change default map application in iPhone

Apple Maps are very inaccurate. They costs my time and money when I use them by accident. I want to change the default app to Google Maps. How can you change the default Map application in the ...
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Can I turn off 2G support on my iPhone?

From the commotion in the last several days/weeks I understood that a fake cell tower intending to play man-in-the-middle uses a 2G connection to avoid the authentication requirement (of the network ...
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General System Preferences won't save on Max OSX Mavericks

Under System Preferences > General, there seems to be one setting, on my computer, that won't save. Regardless of what I set it to, it always reverts to "Always": I have tried the following: ...
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Mac OS: How to revert settings that have been changed by a certain program

Short Story I've installed a program on my Mac that altered some settings (e.g. graphics, position of dock). I've uninstalled the program but the settings haven't changed. Is there a way that I can ...
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How to set Fn and left Control keys as shortcuts to change between tabs in Safari

I don't like native shortcuts for "Show Next Tab" and "Show Previous Tab" in Safari, I thought that Fn would be great for previous tab and Left Control for next tab because I don't use that keys in ...
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Fetch new mail only while on Wifi (but not while on cellular data)

I'm using Mail on iOS 7. I have it set to fetch new mail manually (only when I request it to fetch new mail; do not fetch automatically). It would be nice if I could set things up to work ...
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How can I position windows with the maximize button?

I was watching this video when the instructor was able to position a window by using the maximize button and clicking on one of four positioning options, as seen in the image below. This was also ...
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Just changed with a PAC but wrote in my number first

I just bought a iPhone 4s and I changed from tmobile to Vodafone using a PAC code. I am now waiting for my new service. However I wrote in my number on the settings>my number. Will this effect my ...
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How do I delete all of the music on my iPhone 5? [duplicate]

I have tried to delete all of the music off through iTunes and through settings. the computer and settings says it is gone but when i go to the music app it is all still there just not downloaded. all ...
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Mac showing Thunderbolt Ethernet as Airport

My network interfaces are showing different names to others that I have seen and I believe it may be causing an issue when setting up a virtual box. Isn't Airport the other name for the Wifi? This ...
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Mac collected from customer support, some settings have been reset

Yesterday I collected my Macbook Pro from an authorized Apple Service Center, where they replaced some hardware components (logic board and battery-trackpad-keyboard block). The SSD drive has not ...
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Why do some windows not appear in the app switcher even when not hidden or minimized?

The OS X app switcher doesn't include certain windows. Example of a window not in the switcher and which I can't alt + tab to: What are the rules for which windows don't show up in the switcher? ...
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How to decrease and Increase Sound of chosen App?

When I was playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive, I noticed that sometimes, I want to listen to music when I am dead in-game, waiting for the next round without the gun sounds of the game mixing up ...
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Configure specific app settings via configurator?

I'm an app developer of educational apps. In EDU settings, admins often use Apple Configurator to setup many iPads at once. While I know it's possible to install my app on many iPads at once, and ...
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How to hide audio volume pop over?

How can I disable/hide this automatic volume level pop over that appears when changing the sound level. Is there switch or secret flag to not show this when I change the volume using the volume keys ...
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Can I detect my iPhone when thief logout from iCloud in Settings?

I don't have iPhone but I want to know just for knowledge purpose, Can I detect my iPhone when thief logout from iCloud in Settings ? I know we can detect our iPhone when we login on iCloud website ...
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Is there a way to force Mail.app (6.6 1510) not to convert email addresses into hyperlinks in message body?

I'm a system administrator, and I daily receive reports from several mail servers which contain thousands to tens of thousands of email addresses written as plain text (logwatch, from a Postfix ...
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Enable 3G button missing on iPhone 4s

I bought a secondhand iPhone 4s recently with iOS 7.0.4 installed. I'm in Indonesia and I am using Telkomsel as my cellular provider. When I am using it, the battery is decreasing fast. So I updated ...
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New mac - installed tmux but can't use mouse in for pane switching

I have the required setw / setg setting for mouse in my .tmux.conf but they aren't working. I've done tmux source-file .tmux.conf I can use tmux and split windows with my remapped keys and other ...
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set wallpaper folder for all displays

Each month I create a new folder like 2014-apr with new wallpapers for this month. But it is a tedious work to change the wallpaper folder for each display. Is there a way to set this folder for all ...
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Default country settings in OS X 10.9.1

I have a very annoying problem with my Mac. My default country is somehow set to the Netherlands. Whenever I open Google with Safari or another Web browser, I get redirected to google.nl. I also ...
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Allow access to a single application only when accessing remotely

I have a Mac mini which I normally use as remote desktop with my friends. Usually my mates only use a single application (e.g. Safari). In order to make my pc private (to me only) I want to disable ...
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How can I turn my top menu bar and all the window bars dark?

Is there a way to invert the colors on the menu bar at the top of the screen, as well as the title bars of all the windows is OS X? I have a lot of Terminals open usually, and the the light menu bar ...
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Is there a way to show the date (in addition to time) in the OS X lock screen?

This is what the default OS X lock screen, (if you have it set to require password on wake from sleep etc.), looks like: By default it seems to only show the time in the top right-hand corner. It ...
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Mac Book Pro Calendar Past Events

Is there a way to change the settings on my Mac Book Pro calendar from deleting past events? I need to track events in the past for approx a year at a time but this calendar deletes them after a ...
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Make iPhone apps think no external monitor connected

How can I make iPhone apps think that no external display is connected? I am using a 30-pin to A/V adapter, and an iPhone 4 GSM with 7.0.4 jailbroken. I was hoping to use iFile to change a setting ...
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Difference between auto-downloading “all” podcasts vs. “most recent”

On my iPhone 5 with ios 7 I can choose to automatically download "all" episodes or "most recent". At first glance it sounds obvious what the difference is, but since I've had the "all" setting checked ...
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How to disable iOS 7 warning about mobile data being turned off for an app [duplicate]

I use an app that can consume a sizeable amount of bandwidth, so I have disabled mobile data for that app under Settings > Mobile > USE MOBILE DATA FOR > [App Name] > OFF. The setting works great, and ...
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Setting to Disable Automatic Text Replace (OS X 10.9.1)

When typing in a rich text format form in an application (such as the Notes app, Mail compose message dialog, Evernote) my Mac automatically corrects two or three dashes (--) into one long dash (—). ...
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Why does my iOS device beep and vibrate even after turning off “sounds” in every app?

Why is my iPhone making a mystery tritone sound when the sound is on, and a mystery vibrate when set to silent? Yes, yes, I already read this answer: Why does my iOS device beep at noon every day?. I ...
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Mavericks asks for my password too much!

Since updating to Mavericks, I find that I'm getting asked for my password to do every little nit-noy thing, like moving a file to another folder or renaming it. Is there a menu in preferences that ...
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Settings app broken

I use an iPad Air with iOS 7.0.3. Today I changed the notification settings of the GMail app. After that, it's not possible any more, to open the 'Settings' app. I tap it and it closes immediately. ...
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Mac App mysteriously remembers deleted settings

After evaluating several its demo version, I decided to buy Linkinus from the Mac App Store.¹ As I had played with the settings a bit, I wanted to do a clean reset before seriously using it. So I ...
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After 10.9 upgrade, settings keep getting deleted

Got an exceedingly odd one here. I have installed 10.9 on four machines now and each time I have seen it wipe out the login.keychain and sometimes after that it also wiped out some preferences, but ...
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Chrome AutoSelectCertificateForUrls OSX

I have a client SSL certificate for authentication. I'm trying to map it to a URL in Chrome on OSX, however the Chromium documentation is of no use. I have no idea what file to put the ...
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Adding Apps to “Security & Privacy” Settings (Automatically)

I am looking for a way to automatically add applications to the "Location Services" and "Accessibility" (Mavericks only) lists in the "Security & Privacy" settings pane. Optimally I could just ...
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Where does Messages.app store its “Play sound effects” setting?

I'm trying to write a script to configure the system and various apps to my liking, mostly via defaults write. I got stuck with Messages' Play sound effects setting (under General). I think this ...
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NoSleep still in in settings though uninstalled?

I have still the NoSleep options in my settings panel although it's fully uninstalled. How can I remove them, too? System is 10.9.
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Hiding Inactive Menubar Items

I am curious if there is a way for me to hide certain objects in the menubar when they are "inactive." Some examples: Bluetooth hides when Bluetooth is off Wifi hides when wifi is off Audio/sound ...
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How to quickly set year only in iOS 7

Can someone please explain how you can quickly set the YEAR within the date and time settings? If the battery has been removed then the iPhone is reset back to Jan 1st 1970. This means that the ...
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Change Ctrl+Arrow and Ctrl+Shift+Arrow to jump/jump+select a single word rather than the whole line?

In order to change the way home and end function on OS X so it matches other devices I frequently utilised this 'hack'. Is there a similar way to override the way Ctrl+arrow and Ctrl+Shift+arrow work? ...
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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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How do I change which characters OS X considers ‘a word’, for ⌥-arrow-key skipping?

When I type ⌥→, I'd like my cursor to stop at periods, and perhaps other characters. Does anybody know of a defaults configuration, or System Preferences setting, that changes which characters are ...
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iMac monitor unexpectedly comes back on

I turn the monitor off (using control+shift+eject) while listening to music on my iMac 27". But recently it has starting coming back on almost right away, which I assume is from the vibration of the ...
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What happens when some recipient do not have Group Messaging?

I'm confused about what participants see and where their messages are sent, when I send a message to multiple users. I understand that when everyone is on iMessage, all participants see all other ...
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How do I change iTunes Wi-Fi Synch Settings

I need to change the Wi-Fi Synch settings to synch with my new laptop. My iPhone was originally set up to synch with a different laptop. How do I change the settings on the phone to synch with my ...
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Change Date Format to German (English)

I accidentally changed my date format from "German (English)" to "German (Germany)". Now I can't seem to get it back. I need that format. I changed a UK Format to my needs but having a predefined ...
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Why do these apps “like to access the microphone”?

The apps Google Maps and Waze request access to the microphone. Enable microphone access to play audio on bluetooth devices and more. The explanation doesn't make sense to me. What does "play ...
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AppleScript Setting Select Drop Down

I am trying to enable dictation with applescript and so far have the following that works. But, how do I set the drop down for the shortcut key using AppleScript? Below is the AppleScript code: ...
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Why won't my iPhone 4S let me turn on the wifi? [duplicate]

When I go to Settings then to Wifi, I cannot turn it On. I had read in another question I should Reset Network Settings but that did not seem to help. Does anyone have any idea what I could do?