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

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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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Mac OSX built-in VPN support for Cisco AnyConnect?

Is there any existing or planned support for AnyConnect (or OpenConnect) using the Mac OSX built-in VPN manager (System Settings -> Network)? Would be cool if either natively, an extension, or ...
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In Mac OS X El Capitan, is it still possible to change the color of the bubbles in Messages?

I have looked through Preferences, System Preferences, even looked at a couple of 3rd-party apps. I could find nothing of use. So is it still possible to change the color of chat bubbles (and text) ...
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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 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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MBP SSD upgrade - which settings to change?

After replacing the harddisk drive in MacBook Pro with a Solid State Disk I am wondering which settings I should change and how. Thinking of things that are supposed to protect the SSD like ...
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Can the Show/Hide timing of the menu bar be adjusted?

When using a browser with multiple opened tabs in full screen mode, the menu bar is constantly blocking my access to the tabs, because my gesture to the tabs area bounces off the top of the screen ...
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lshw or lspci for Mac OS X

What's the closest alternative to something like lshw or lspci on Mac OS X? The closest thing I know of is system_profiler but it spits out way too much unnecessary information.
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How to have the first search result highlighted instead of the seach bar in Safari?

Problem: I am using Safari and duckduckgo as a default search engine. Suppose I search for "foo". I get results on the duckduckgo.com BUT my cursor is still in the searchbar so I cannot navigate ...
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How to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS)?

I have my new iPhone 6S, on iOS 9. I would like to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS). How can I have that? I have turned on the setting for that. But for some recipients ...
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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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OS X El Capitan announce time acting erratic

I find "time announce" very helpful for time management too (thanks spikedLate). However, I'm frustrated that it is erratic. I'm not talking about when the screen is sleeping - I'm actually ...
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Can anyone help me establish why my iPad mini2(wifi & cellular) is not displaying cellular data settings?

I bought a preownwd iPad mini 2(wifi + cellular) with a nano SIM card slot,but on the settings drop down menu there is no option for cellular data settings.Even when I put a sim in the slot,nothing ...
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Spotlight “Indexing and searching disabled.” message in terminal on OSX. Why?

My spotlight searching hasn't worked for quite some time and I've tried everything I could find on Google. I can't search for anything on my MacBook.. literally nothing shows up. I'll list the things ...
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Finder stopped opening a new window when I click the Dock icon

When I click on the Finder icon in the dock, it always used to open a new window for me unless I already had a window open. In that case it would bring that window to the front which was no problem. ...
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What's the difference between the Safari iOS cookie settings?

On mobile Safari there are 4 settings for cookies: Always block Allow from current website only Allow from websites I visit Always allow #1 makes sense but I am unable to distinguish the 3 ...
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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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Getting disconnections on any Wi-Fi that is not my initial Wi-Fi connection

When I first got my computer, a 2015 MacBook Pro, the first Wi-Fi I connected to was my work network, and now when I log to any other Wi-Fi I get some disconnections, every 15 - 30 min I get ...
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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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some apps are not in settings app on iOS

I noticed that the apps I developed and tested on my device, doesn't appear in the Settings. Actually a lot of apps are missing there. Why is that? This image depicts what I mean.
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I cannot turn “iCloud” on for Pages on iPhone 5C

I have a new iPhone 5C, and it has taken just under 3 days to migrate my data from the previous phone (a record for me!). I am still struggling with a few setbacks. Currently, I am trying to get my ...
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Email app taking too much storage

My default email app that comes with the phone is taking up over 3GB+ space. Note that I have an email account with 90k+ unread messages. My initial thought was that the mail cache was taking up all ...
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How do I export BBedit Settings to another mac

I currently have bbedit setup with my custom shortcuts and I would like to export these setting to my office mac. Is there a way for me to export these settings ?
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Missing hot corners and Dock keeps defaulting

I recently installed a Jamf software in order to recieve the latest MS Office, and during the installation the dock was reset to the default preferences. After installation I went to customize my ...
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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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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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IOS 9.2: My “General> Profiles and Device management” is gone?

I have looked and looked and I can't find a solution. I need to get to the profiles and device management section on my ipad 3 but it is not under general. I tried searching for it in settings and it ...
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Syncing OSX settings and preferences to iCloud

Is there a way to sync/save OSX's own settings, preferences, etc to iCloud? I use OSX El Capitan.
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My Security Settings don't Save

I have an odd problem with my MacBook Pro. I open the Security preferences screen, click the lock and enter my password, change the timeout before entering a password. When i close the dialogue and ...
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How can I preserve indentation in Notes.app on OS X?

Suppose I've got a text formatted like this: To do: To buy: milk I would like the Notes app to keep the indentation level as I enter a new line: To do: To buy: milk ...
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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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How do I stop the help/search feature from EVER auto-calling people? iPod Touch, iOS 9.2

My real concern is the the AUTOMATIC ability of my device to call out to people (FaceTime) without ANY confirmation from me. Not just FaceTime, but anything similar as well (texting/email). All the ...
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ATV3 Youtube Quality

I have a 3rd generation Apple TV that I'm trying to watch some YouTube tutorials on but the streaming quality is really low. How do I select a higher definition? I can't seem to find an option or ...
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How to mass remove known Wi-Fi Preferred Networks in OS X?

In my list of Wi-Fi Preferred Networks I'm able to remove them 1 by 1, but that takes forever. Is there any way to select all the Network Names I want to remove and delete them at the same time?
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How to turn-off the heuristic guessing of (kanji + okurigana) while doing Japanese input?

The Japanese input method has changed on my Mac. The traditional way on OSX and Windows is: type hiragana for the word; press space bar; use arrow keys to select (kanji + okurigana); press enter. ...
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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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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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Display Color Settings Button is missing

So I've changed the color temperature with a beamer connected to my MacBook, because it looked really weird with the default settings. Back home I connected my "usual" external monitor and now the ...
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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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IPhone 5 enquiry, all help gratefully received!

We want to hand an iPhone 5 on to our granddaughter, but want to make sure that her enquiring mind won't find anything in the phone that she shouldn't. Credit card, bank account details etc. if we ...
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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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Is there a way to extend the desktop by default when a new display is connected?

Whenever I connect a new monitor, projector, or TV to an Apple laptop, the new display by default mirrors the existing desktop. If a number of applications are open, you may get documents that were ...
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What is the function of each of the system location services in iOS?

I'd like to know what functionality I gain or lose by enabling / deactivating each of the services under Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services.
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Bluetooth Magic Trackpad settings doesn't take effect

I am running MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011) with OS X (10.11.2 (15C50)) and Apple Magic Trackpad (v1). When I am setting up my Bluetooth Magic Trackpad some of the features doesn't take effect and ...
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File for a Custom Keyboard Emoji

Is there a way I can add a file (and what type would it be) to the symbols or special characters for use as a custom emoji? If so, would there be a way to set a key to it?
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Which devices and iOS versions do support iAP2?

Is there any information available about; which devices and which versions of iOS do support iAP2? (iPod Accessory Protocol 2 - 7th Chapter) Is this information available on the phone? Can you ...
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El Capitan - Weather search in Spotlight not working

I've just upgraded my Mac to OS X El Capitan and typed: weather in Sao Paulo, BR I got nothing. I'm actually in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Any ideas?
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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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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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How to change the multitasking view in iOS 9?

So I just made the jump from iOS 7 to 9 (I know, big jump) and I'm already thrown off by the switched multitasking view. I don't mind the overlapping idea, but the big difference is that the apps ...