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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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Why does Apple Watch keep installing apps I didn't ask it to?

The iOS Apple Watch app has a setting (General > Automatic Download > Automatically Download Apps) that is described as follows When this is on and you have apps on your iPhone that also work ...
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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 disable delay for text dragging globally in OS X Yosemite?

My question is exactly the same as this one. I have tried both Tinkertool and defaults write -g NSDragAndDropTextDelay -int [a number]in the two answers of that question. However, none of these can ...
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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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Is it possible to always show hidden/dotfiles in Open/Save dialogs?

It is possible to show so-called dotfiles/directories like .git or files/directories that have the Hidden attribute in the Finder by running defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles 1 ...
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How do you toggle “Animate opening applications” from terminal?

The setting is located inside the Dock preferences. defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE is only for toggling the nag notice, not the opening animation.
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How can I export my system preferences?

Is there a way for me to export my system preferences on my Mac for quick install on another machine? An example of what I am trying to accomplish is, when I start a new job, I would like to import ...
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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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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 can I change the name listed on my iCloud emails I send out?

I have already changed in settings on my phone (iPhone) and when logging in on computer next to my picture in iCloud top right, it reads the name I want. I am divorced and do not like my prior last ...
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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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Gmail on iPad not working ..error message

I'm seeing this problem all over the web and I'm asking the same thing. I am not very computer savvy and would appreciate an answer that is easy to understand. When I try to access my Gmail account ...
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Use Fn Keys, but keep Playback Keys

I'm a programmer, so it'd be useful for me to have access to F1, F2, etc. while working on my laptop (a 2013 Macbook Air). That said, I'm not really willing to give up the music or volume control ...
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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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Assistive Touch on iPad mini is getting turned off automatically

Assistive Touch on my iPad mini is getting turned off automatically and when I go to Settings to check the status it will be in the off state.No-one is changing the status from on to off.I don't know ...
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iPhone 5s FaceTime app

The FaceTime app is not on my iPhone 5S, or in Settings. How do I get it back?
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Can I force apple mail to display “Re:” again instead of the German (and bad) translation of “Aw:”

Since I upgraded to Mavericks, Apple Mail will display localized versions of subject prefixes, even if the original received mail used the English prefixes. I find that quite annoying, as this does ...
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New information next to device name in Find My iPhone

When I log into Find My iPhone, for some reason there is a number two next to the name of the device. Why is that?
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Unknown item “Nike + ipod” in Settings

I wish to know what the purpose of item "Nike + ipod" is in the Settings app on my iPhone?
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How do I unlock portrait mode in iPhone?

My screen has a lock with an almost full bordering circle around it ending with an arrow. This is located in the top right of my screen. Just inside the battery %. How do I turn this lock off so I can ...
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User & Groups settings text top down and reversed

When I go to settings -> user & groups then, all text and components in the container are reversed like the picture and clicking a component will not response anything. It is shared mac mini with ...
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Why can't I disable cellular usage for an individual app on iOS 7?

I thought I disabled cellular usage for several games in the past. Going through the list of which applications I've allowed to use cellular data, I noticed there are a few still enabled. I flip them ...
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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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Is there a simple way to have separate dock icons for different Chrome Profiles?

I am using Google Chrome version 22 on OS X 10.8. I use separate user profiles (created using the native Chrome facility in Settings->Users) for my "regular" web browsing, and the web development ...
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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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Managing iOS settings for multiple devices

I want to manage 100 iPads and configure them identically. Each will be used as a kiosk, so there is no individual user for each device. I want push some custom in-house apps out to these devices, and ...
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Chrome extension for network settings

I currently have a proxy extension pulled off a chromium-based browser on my Google chrome, however I wish to have on my iPod touch. The extension controls my network settings when in use. Is there a ...
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Can I connect to wifi but still use cellular?

I would like to be able to connect to my cars dashcam via wifi while in the car but still be able to use my iPhone's cellular connection. The way the dashcam works, it appears as a wifi access ...
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My friend's WiFi switch is greyed out. How can I fix it?

He can't turn on WiFi at all. Tried resetting network settings, but haven't restored. Not jailbroken.
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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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Making a default window size and preview size for folders on a Mac

I work for a photography company and we have just switched to Mac for showing our photos directly to our clients when they come to our booth. The change to Mac has changed how we show our photos. We ...
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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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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 is analogous to the Windows registry in Mac OS X?

I am new to Mac and was wondering where application/OS settings are saved.
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Xcode GUI adjusting location of Navigator-Menu

How can one adjust the view settings, so that the Navigator-Menu (see image) appears on the right or on the bottom, etc.? UPDATE: Thanks, jherran, for telling me the name of this menu.
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Screensaver settings spontaneously revert

I have my screen saver set to display images from a folder in my ~/Pictures directory, and the "Shuffle slide order" box is checked. In Yosemite, I find that occasionally one or both of those settings ...
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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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Where are Terminal.app profiles files located?

I just recently reinstalled OS X and forgot to back up all my sweet 'profiles' aka colour schemes. It would be very helpful if I could find the location of these so I can recover them from backup.
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How do I see site blocked from Safari's Top Sites?

Safari's Top Sites has two buttons, the X to remove and the pin to "pin" the item to the Top Sites. The pin is easy to see (hover over the site images) and "undo" (you just click it again), but if ...
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Verification required

My iPhone (5s) has randomly started to ask for verification (before you can make purchases, you must tap continue to verify). Now my problem is that with my apple account I already have a bank account ...
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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 to run an application in a different language? [duplicate]

I have my Mac OS X Yosemite system configured in spanish, but I have an app with a horrible spanish translation, and I would like to run it (and just this app) in english. How could I do that?
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Where in iOS 8 do I customize the notification centre?

For some reason I cannot find Notification Centre section on my iPhone 6. It's where you can set the today view to appear on lock screen, etc. I set it up a long time ago (probably in iOS 7), and I ...
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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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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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Safari 8 leftbound URL with favicon

In version 8 of safari the URL of a webpage is displayed centered in the adress-field, and the favicon (or apple-touch-icon) is invisible. Only when I click into the adress-field the URL moves to the ...
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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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Why “Settings” needs Cellular in iOS?

I'm getting a similar warning as this one: Whenever I get to Settings in iOS. I have deactivated Cellular connections for everything (including Settings) but Chrome Browser. I'm wondering if ...