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

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Can I disable the Lion animation when switching to/from fullscreen apps?

In Lion there is an animation when switching to and from full screen applications. Full screen apps are great, especially on a 11" screen, but this animation is getting very annoying. Is there a way ...
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Wifi internet issues on iPad

I have a wifi internet router (via an ADSL modem) which i use to connect internet on my iPad. For some reasons, the connection seems to break in between (and more when idle). The same connection works ...
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What are the default permissions on the Applications folder in OS X supposed to be?

I was trying to run VirtualBox on OS X when I got the error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine tinyXP. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE). Unknown error creating VM ...
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“Set time zone automatically using current location” is not working. Why?

Although I keep my system time & date in check using time.asia.apple.com, I can't "Set time zone automatically using current location". I get the error message, "Unable to determine current ...
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How can I know where does an app locate its configuration files?

How can I know where does an app locate its configuration files such as in ~, /Library, ~/Library etc, other than browsing and guessing? I mean is there some command like findfiles this.app that ...
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Spell check settings

Right now i am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 (on my macbook pro). I am doing a project on Hispania (an old Roman province) which today is currently Spain. My spell check has switched languages to ...
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Will iTunes recognize existing apps when it “overwrites” the apps on my iPhone?

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 and I just didn't bother about iTunes (anymore). Now I luckily found a way to transfer all my apps "back" to iTunes (see here), but now when I don't want to keep ...
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Disable Display of Letters on Password (iOS)

When typing a password in any password field on my ipad, it displays each letter I type for a short time. I'm on the train every day, and I always have people looking over my shoulder.. just can't ...
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How to increase size of the Spotlight search results window?

Is it possible to increase window width of the Spotlight search results under Mac OS X 10.6.6? I mean the semi-transparent "instant search result" window appearing at the top right corner under ...
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Always Asked to Configure Firewall for iTunes

Whenever I open iTunes, I get the standard OS X dialog, Do you want the application "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? Every time I click allow, but I am asked the same thing without ...
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Screen Rotation Lock now turns off iPad speaker

After upgrading the iPad to 4.2.1 the screen rotation lock button no longer has any effect on the screen rotation. Instead it turns off the speaker. I've looked in settings but I don't seem to find ...
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Can I extend the iPhone's maximum ringtone duration?

I'm wondering if there is a way to extend the maximum duration of a custom ringtone i make for my iPhone past 30 seconds.
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How does the volume control work on my iPod touch? [closed]

OK, I'm going to sound like an idiot for asking this, but... How's the volume control work on an iPod Touch (iOS 4)? I always seem to surprise myself when I discover that the volume is up when I ...
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Magic Mouse / Wireless keyboard not fully functional after Archive & Install

I'm having multiple issues with my 2008-model MacBook Pro. I took it to the Genius Bar and they suggested an Archive & Install, which I did. But now I have a new issue. I have the ...
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adjust battery-warning-level of magic mouse

How can I adjust the level at which Mac OS warns me about the battery of my magic mouse? I always have a lack of batteries, so I would prefer if the battery warning comes up at 15 or 20%, so I could ...
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Conkeror as default browser on Mac OS 10.6

I'd like to use Conkeror as default browser in Mac OS 10.6. Selecting conkeror.app as default browser with Safari does not work. While it is possible to start Conkeror via Firefox command line ...
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Is there any way to have an iPad auto update its date and time?

On my iPhone, my date and time are set automatically. Is there any way to do the same thing on the iPad to ensure it always displays the correct time?
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What does “Sound Check” in iPod settings do?

On my iPhone (though I'm sure it's on iPods and iPads as well), under the iPod settings, there's a toggle "Sound Check". What does it do?
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What's the default Notes account setting used for on the iPhone?

What's the default Notes account setting used for on the iPhone? Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Default Account (in the "Notes" section). What does it do? I couldn't find any documentation ...
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Making an inactive mailbox active

I made one of my mailboxes inactive. How do I make it active again?
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Find and Change system shortcut

As I know you can find a limit of shortcut in system preference > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcut where you can find other shortcut and how must change it? for example if I change the cmd + O to enter ...
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Change Login screen background

Is there a way to change the login screen in Snow Leopard? I do not like the way the purple 'time machine' background looks and can't seem to find anyplace to change this.
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My personal settings on OS X disappear after booting Windows (XP or 7) on my MacBook Pro

I installed Windows 7 (and XP before) on my MacBook Pro and whenever I boot my Windows and after that boot my OS X my clock shows the wrong time and my login items that I set in the system preference ...
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Can I change my OS X theme?

Some of my friends said that OS X sucks because you only have to choose one theme on every device that have OS X. I searched, but I didn't find any feasible solution just one little thing that cost ...
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iPad virtual keyboard text entry: Way to type multiple capital letters without having to press SHIFT before each letter?

Let's say I'm typing a word in ALL-CAPS on the iPad. Currently, the only way I know of how to do this is to press SHIFT before each of the letters. Is there an alternative, like a sticky shift or ...
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Can I prevent my (jailbroken) iPhone from retrieving mail between certain hours?

I have a jailbroken iPhone which is set up to retrieve mail every 30 minutes. Is there a way I can prevent this from happening at 3am when I'm trying to sleep?