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

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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? ...
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Where is the documentation of the options on the 'System Services' settings screen?

The settings screen Settings ▸ Location Services ▸ System Services in iOS 5.0 contains the following boolean options: Cell Network Search Compass Calibration Diagnostics & Usage Location-Based ...
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How can I manipulate several security settings from terminal?

I want to change these behaviors from terminal: Auto-login Showing password after screensaver and sleep mode Go to sleep mode after x minutes Enable screensaver after x minutes
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Disable “…application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?” on certain file types?

Is it possible to modify which files Apple's quarantine warning pops up on? Specifically I download hundreds of PHP files (web developer) and I'm tired of seeing "...is a script application ...
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Increase horizontal speed scroll on Logitech Mouse

I have a Logitech Mouse with a horizontal-scroll-enabled scroll wheel (it tilts left and right to scroll left and right) the only problem is that the scroll speed is very very slow to a point it is ...
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Lion: Dock settings revert after logging out or restarting

I'm having problem with my user account in Lion. I want to remove some of the icons in the dock. Every time I sign out the dock will be "restored". Not to factory settings but always to the same ...
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How do I move application data from one Mac account to another?

I'd like to move my kids applications to a separate account but am trying to figure out the best way to move the application data. For example, are documents and settings stored somewhere ...
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How to rename a bluetooth device in OSX Lion?

Before I upgraded to OSX Lion, I could open up the Bluetooth Preferences, select a device, click on the settings icon, choose 'Rename Device' and rename the Bluetooth device. Now that I've upgraded ...
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MIssing setting to go back to traditional mouse scroll

With OSX Lion, scroll directions have been reversed and I'm looking to get back to the old behavior. On my laptop there is a setting in System Preferences under Mouse to get it back to the way it was. ...
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Can I reverse the two-finger scrolling direction in OS X Lion (10.7)?

I just got 10.7. The two-finger scrolling direction seems wrong to me, although it says "direction - natural." I couldn't see a way to reverse it. Does anyone have a way yet?
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Is there a way to export syntax color settings from one Xcode installation to a new one?

I have installed a new XCode 4 on a machine and I'd like to copy/paste the syntax coloring settings from the first one to the new one. How may I do this ?
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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 ...