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

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How can I keep ~/Library visible in (Mountain) Lion

Starting on Lion, Apple decided to annoy the users hiding the ~Library directory. I was forced to type this on terminal to bring it back: sudo chflags nohidden ~/Library the problem is that every ...
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How to quickly turn on/off active corners?

Is there any way to turn on/off active corners? I want to use it but someone is coming fix something and they are going to use my comp and they have big troubles with active corners (Windows users). ...
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Unchecking “Enable mouse Keys” using keyboard?

I wanted to test the Mouse Key functionality on my MBP and so went ahead and checked the enable mouse keys option under Universal Access settings. As expected the trackpad was disabled and I was ...
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How to set reply-to address in Apple Mail

I have two accounts set up in Apple Mail. The second account is for backup purposes and because at times the primary account is unavailable. When that happens, I send from the second account but would ...
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My Mac keeps forgetting settings

My Mac seems to keep forgetting the following settings: I have to type my wireless password everyday (and checking "remember"). I couldn't permanently set a particular app to be the default opener ...
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Icons on buttons changed

I was tweaking my new Mac (I'm new to OS X) and suddenly I noticed that the icons in lots of my apps changed. I've checked all the things I done (using OnyX) but can't find what I done to make my apps ...
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Macbook pro retina setting resolution to 2880 restored to 1440 after restart system

System is Mountain Lion, these steps will reproduce the problem: Select a primary resolution in System Preferences pannel, Displays. Select the 'Best for Retina display' (Other resolution in this ...
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Alternative way to add Apps to LaunchPad

I noticed that its possible to add custom apps to the launchpad by dragging apps to the launchpad on the dock. However I removed it from dock, but still want to add an application without dragging it ...
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Caps Lock key mapped to a second Control key, reset after wake in Mountain Lion

I'm running a clean install of Mountain Lion. I have my Caps Lock key mapped to a second Control key. Whenever I wake my computer back from sleep, it re-sets itself to the Caps Lock key. This did ...
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How many times can I attempt to guess the pin code of the restrictions settings on iPad?

I want to change some settings related to restrictions on my iPad but I don't remember the code I used to lock changes to restrictions. I have a few common variations to try, I'm certain it is one of ...
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Change background image with Time

I created 288 different earth renders depending on sun position (one for every 5 earth minutes) based on this file from blendswap. It the image sequence starts at noon and ends at noon. I would like ...
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How to set “Input Sources” for all users at the same time

In Lion OSX, changing the keyboard layout "Input Sources" setting in the "Language & Text" only changes the setting for the current user. Is there a way to populate the setting to all existing, ...
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Why does OS X keep forgetting my trackpad settings

I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on an early 2010 15" MacBook Pro. After restarting from scratch (what I don't do often usually) my trackpad is set back to "click" instead of "touch". This started ...
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How can I change the lock screen background image in Lion 10.7.4?

With Lion, I know that, in order to change the lock screen background image, I have to change ...
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How do I disable the Russian keyboard layout in software?

I enabled Russian input source, and am having problem disabling it. How do I disable it?
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How do I change my iPod's name?

I am trying to change the name of an iPod I bought off the Internet. I changed it in iTunes, and that seemed to work fine, but when I look at "About" in "Settings" it still has the old name. Any ...
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How can I set the time before the screen dims?

I've got an iPad 3 on iOS 5.1. When reading occasionally my screen will dim before I interact with the screen; it doesn't turn off and lock but it dims. How can I lengthen the timer for this? Is it ...
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MacBook connects to network over Ethernet but not WiFi

I'm visiting my relatives and trying to get my MacBook on their network. If I connect over Ethernet, everything works fine and I can get online without a hitch. But if I connect over WiFi, I can't ...
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How can I change scroll direction in Snow Leopard?

I've gotten so used to the Lion natural scrolling that using (for lack of a better term) unnatural scrolling in Snow Leopard and earlier is very annoying. Is there any way I can reverse it for OSes ...
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What's the Mac equivalent of Windows' Turn Windows Features On or Off?

One of my favorite parts of Windows is the ability to selectively turn features on or off. For instance, on a tablet you can turn on Tablet PC components; on a desktop you can disable these and ...
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Cannot open Desktop Settings and Energy Saver settings

i don't kwow why, but i can't able to open Preferences settings options like Desktop and Energy. It show me this error: TRANSLATION: error in preferences Cannot load the Desktop & ...
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How to make clicking on icon in dock == open new instance

I have several applications in my dock that can have multiple instances open (eg. Chrome, iTerm, Sublime, etc.) When I click on one of the icons, I want a new window to open (this is what happens if ...
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How can I know which setting TinkerTool is modifying?

Is there any way to easily know which setting a TinkerTool option relates to in Mac OS X? For example, the Show Hidden and System Files setting seems to be related to com.apple.finder ...
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Is there a setting to force Adium to open a new chat in a new window?

For Adium, a single window holds many chats. from official link (http://trac.adium.im/wiki/TabbedMessaging) "A single window might contain 10 different tabbed chats" Is there any setting where I ...
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Reset external monitor settings (Lion)

When I plug an external monitor into my MacBook (Air, Pro... it doesn't matter), I can change the monitor's settings (resolution for example) and Mac OS X saves the configuration for the next times I ...
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Complete documentation of the iOS Settings app's URL scheme

The iOS Settings app provides an URL scheme (prefs:) which can be used to open the app directly on a particular page from other apps, in particular, shortcut apps such as Launch Center. There are ...
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Is there quick access to network settings such as Wifi, 3G and bluetooth?

As titled, is there any way to access settings mentioned in the title without going into Settings app everytime? iPhone not jailbroken, running iOS 5.0.1
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Can't install programs nor change system settings because admin password is not recognized on Mac OS Lion

I can't install programs nor change system settings. I have admin privileges and I can successfully login into my account. I can even perform admin operations in terminal using sudo command. But, ...
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How to reset the MissionControl/Expose/Spaces settings to defaults on Lion?

I set Mission Control to "Show Application Windows" (Expose) with a mouse button or hot corner. Great, it shows all of the windows of the current foreground app across all spaces/desktops. ...
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How to disable animations on iPhone?

iPhone has many miscellaneous animations. For example, there is a “maximize window” animation whenever we open an app, and a “minimise window” animation whenever we close an app. On Android, we can ...
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Translucent menu bar option is simply gone after system reboot / freeze (Mac OS X Lion)

I'm on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2. I just had one of the infamous 'blue screens' when the MBP freezes (known for the early 2011 models). After my system booted up again, my menu bar isn't translucent ...
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Canon printer always “busy”

I have a Canon Pixma MX870 and I downloaded and installed drivers from Canon's site. I've got it configured on two other macs in my house and it works fine. When I tried to add the printer using the ...
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iPhone shows album art but iPod classic doesn't

When I plug in my iPod Classic to my car radio system, it doesn't show album artwork but when I plug in my iPhone it does. Is there a default I need to change?
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Is there a way to combine sound settings on iOS?

I have discovered that iOS (5) has two sound settings: "Sound effects" and just "sound" with no title. Due to this I often have sound effects muted but not other app sounds, and it's not easy to ...
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OS X Lion suppresses user's settings for the keyboard backlight

Recently I've upgraded to Lion and in general I'm not satisfied with its performance, but what's really annoying is that the login screen always sets the keyboard backlight to the max (even when I set ...
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Change iPhone earbud button behavior

I recently bought an iPhone 3gs. It comes with a pair of apple earbuds that have a remote and a microphone. I used to have an iPod, that has a set of earbuds that have a remote but not a microphone. ...
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Why isn't my iPhone automatically adjusting its brightness?

On my iPhone 4S (iOS 5), I've set Auto-Brightness to on (in Settings -> Brightness). I haven't, however, seen it do anything. As far as I can tell, my brightness has never changed automatically. The ...
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What files are accessed when an app starts up?

I am wondering if there is a way to see which files an application accesses (reads or writes) when starting up. /usr/bin/fs_usage seems like one tool, but I wondered if there are others. I am trying ...
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Image Capture default action for *any* camera

I'm trying to implement a solution for a multiuser environment involving Image Capture and AutoImport. (10.6.8 with remote MCX). Our users often connect digital cameras to our Macs to download the ...
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How can I kill or refresh Desktop Wallpaper with a Terminal command?

Is there a command for refreshing the Display Settings? Or, in specific, refreshing the Desktop Wallpaper?
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Apply display settings for a folder recursively

Question When I change the display settings in Finder, it is only applied for the current folder that I'm in. I want to apply a display settings for all (sub-)folders in ~/Pictures. Since it's ...
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Lion Server DHCP randomly loses settings and reverts to defaults

I’ve been trying to set up Lion Server on a Mac Pro with it acting as the router/gateway/firewall/DNS/NAT and DHCP. I’ve been trying to setup an internal-only network named mycompany.something. After ...
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Unable to deploy proxy settings to iPads through profile ( iPhone Configuration Utility )

Hello everyone hope somebody could help me. I work in education and we have been getting large amounts of iPad 2s being bought by schools so I have been trying to automate their deployment for our ...
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How can I keep settings consistent between Macs?

I use multiple Macs (OS X Lion). There are a lot of settings, apps, and files I'd like to keep synced up between them. Files are the easiest of the lot -- Dropbox + symlinks, Mercurial repositories, ...
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Command line (or other way) to change proxy config in easy way

At the company I work at we use the proxies to connect to the Internet. This works fine until I have to do XCode simulator work(in UIWebView, not Safari browser), at which time I have to turn off all ...
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MacBook is sleeping despite being set to “never” sleep

My 13" MacBook (late 2006) is set to never sleep but after about 3 hours the whole computer still goes to sleep. Lid is always UP. Power Adapter is plugged in and indicator light is green when ...
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How can I switch terminal settings using a keyboard shortcut?

Usually I need different settings in my terminal depending on what I'm working on. For example, change the opacity to see some info on the back. I think an option is to set different setting schemas, ...
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Set IP adress for the wifi hotspot on OSX

If I share my ethernet over WiFi I would like to specify the IP address of the hotspot (for now it defaults to 10.0.2.1). Can this be set somewhere in system settings? Note: the ethernet is not ...
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How can you disable the low battery warnings for bluetooth devices?

I use a bluetooth apple trackpad and keyboard, and once the battery hits 20% the bluetooth indicator in the menu bar starts flashing this lower battery warning. Normally, I wouldn't really care, but ...
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Easy way to toggle some settings on iPhone

If you jailbreak iOS, there is an app that gives you quick access to toggle settings such as wifi, 3g, data, location... by just swiping the top bar. Is there a similar solution without jailbreaking? ...