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

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How to change temperature in Today's Summary part from F to C in Notification Center

I'm using Mac OS (El Capitan) and in Notification center, Today's Summary part it shows weather information. I want to change from F to C here. My weather widget is already in C and working fine.
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Permanently allow apps downloaded from “anywhere”

I want to trust unidentified developers' applications. I've gone to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and tried to enable "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere", but OS X claims it will ...
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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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Is it possible to always show hidden/dotfiles in Open/Save dialogs? [duplicate]

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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“Allow Deletion of Running Applications” Option

I needed to delete/uninstall an application that was running. It was screen saver app that ran over the regular screen saver, and I hated it. I downloaded it from the App Store, and do not suspect ...
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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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Remove a language from the “Preferred language order”

How do I remove an added language form the "Preferred Language Order" in Settings > General > Language & Region > Preferred Language Order? iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.4.1
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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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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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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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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 ~/Library/Preferences/com.barebones.textwrangler....
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How do I access OpenGL specific settings for the Nvidia driver?

I have a MacBookPro5,1 with an NVidia 9600 GT running OS X 10.6.8 (64-bit). In the Linux-world there is a nvidia-settings command to control various OpenGL specific settings, however under OS X I can'...
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Where is the folder with color schemes used by vim?

I use vi on mac os x at work and on Ubuntu at home. I like the colorscheme vim uses on the mac and I'd like to copy the corresponding file on ubuntu, but I can't find it, since there's no ~/.vim ...
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Enterprise iPad: Limit which wifi network can connect to

I'm looking for a policy setting or a creative solution here. Is there a way to restrict the wifi networks an iOS device can connect to? We have business issued iPads, but are worried that they can be ...
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iOS 9 can't always find installed apps in the settings search results, why? Spotlight bug?

on iOS9 when you use the search bar in the settings you should see also installed apps preferences like this: Why can I get to this thing working only once every 100 times? Most of the time I only ...
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How to stop an iPhone from automatically deleting trashed emails over a week old?

Not for the first time, I'm adding an IMAP account to my iphone with over a year's worth of email in the Trash folder and my iPhone has deleted them all as the default setting is to purge emails over ...
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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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What is the “wake for wifi network access” setting in energy preferences?

Can anyone explain the "wake for wifi network access" setting in energy preferences for me? I do not understand it.
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How to assign a different audio bell for terminal

I just dont like the system audio bell for the terminal in my mac. How can I get my mac use a different file which I have obtained from internet. Its a .wav file which I have got from the internet.
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How do I remove the Welcome Back at the top? [duplicate]

So whenever I launch a game that uses game-center I get a message on the top of the screen that says "Welcome Back (My Game Center username)". How do I remove this? It's really annoying and it stays ...
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I want to change clock from 12h to 24h mode via terminal

So I'm looking for the command to change from 12h to 24h. Is there even such a command? I mean I can do it with the GUI but I need to be able to do it via terminal so I can put it in a bash script. ...
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Apps disappear from settings after 1 use

New problem occurring with iphone 4s. Under settings, it is possible to modify application settings. If I use the settings app once, exit and then return to the settings app again, a subset of the ...
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NTFS appears every time

Every time I boot my Mac, an "NTFS for Mac OS X" window appears. In the settings I can't change this. Here is the window I have El capitan 10.11.4 I found this: To resolve the issue you need ...
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Security Settings Don't Stick

I've been trying to change my security settings to let apps downloaded from anywhere open. Or to at least open the app I want. Neither seem to be working. I don't get the verification to open the ...
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What does the option to “Allow Full Access” for my iOS keyboard do?

A keyboard I recently installed on iOS 8 provides an option (in Settings) to "Allow Full Access"? What does this setting do?
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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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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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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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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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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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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.