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OS X 10.10.5 - root user suddenly activated

As far as I know, the root-user is deactivated by default in OS X. And I remember trying the command "su" some time (a few weeks) ago and it stated something like "su: sorry" which it should state. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Advanced gmail settings missing on iPad?

I'm trying to make some changes to my gmail account on my iPad. All recommendations ask me to go into Settings, select mt gmail account, then select "Advanced" which I don't have as an option... What ...
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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 quickly set year only in iOS 7

Can someone please explain how you can quickly set the YEAR within the date and time settings? If the battery has been removed then the iPhone is reset back to Jan 1st 1970. This means that the ...
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Turning Off Notifications While Presenting [duplicate]

On Yosemite how can I turn off notifications on Yosemite while presenting or showing the screen to someone? I know I can set the do not disturb for a time period but I was wondering if there is just ...
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How do I whitelist a domain in iOS restrictions web filter?

Turning on iOS restrictions (Settings - General - Restrictions) and the web filter inside (probably "Websites - Restrict adult content" or something similar in English), I tried whitelisting ...
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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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Keyboard Shortcuts Phrases

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, does the Cloud push the "keyboard shortcuts phrases" between the iOS and OS X devices? Thank you so much and have a wonderful day.
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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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Cannot permanently remove wifi networks on Mac

I'm currently running the OS X El Capitan public beta, but I've had this issue since Mavericks or Yosemite. I'm unable to permanently remove unprotected wifi networks from the preferred networks list ...
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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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How to set default scanner settings in Adobe Acrobat dialog?

After installing a Canon MF-220 series printer/scanner/fax, when I go to create PDF from scanner in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OSX Yosemite, I get a dialog that defaults to Text, 25 dpi, and A4 that ...
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Change voicemail message to audio file

I have just got an iPhone and would like to change the voice message that people hear when I don't answer their calls. Is there a way how I can setup the voice message to an audio file I have? I ...
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How to fix fonts of apps ported from Windows such as Metatrader for Mac?

I have installed Metatrader for Mac by downloading Metatrader_4_for_Mac.dmg. It is the most popular trading platform on Windows, and the Mac version looks exactly like Windows. The problem with the ...
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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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I am still receiving emails on an old Apple ID address

How can I stop receiving emails on an old Apple ID which I have amended in my account and is no longer showing there?
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iOS - set a specific wifi connection as a portable hotspot

If I use a portable hotspot or share Wi-Fi through another mobile device, is there a way to set that Wi-Fi connection as a data connection so that it won't try to upload stuff it only does on Wi-Fi ...
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How to force Safari to warn before leaving a page when a form is filled in but not submitted

I used to see Safari (8, currently) warn about filled-in forms before navigating off a page. I just lost a large writing twice due to accidental swipe on the trackpad/clicking, and had no warning, ...
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App cellular settings lost when toggling Airplane mode

On iOS 8.4 on iPhone 5s, I noticed that if I set Cellular > App Store > Off, kill Setting app, then activate Airplane Mode, deactivate Airplane Mode, launch Settings, Cellular > App Store is now On ...
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How to transfer preferences from one machine to another?

Is there a way to transfer my various preferences configured on Machine A to a new Machine B? For example, I would like to transfer many of the preferences configured within System Preferences and ...
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Application settings revert after shutdown/restart

I'm kinda new to mac(like one month or so) and Yosemite is my first OSX ever. My problem is that whenever I change settings in third party apps like Hotspot Shield or WD Security, the settings revert ...
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How to set reply-to address in Apple Mail

I have two accounts set up in Apple Mail. The second account is for backup purposes and because at times the primary account is unavailable. When that happens, I send from the second account but would ...
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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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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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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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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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Infinite scrollback in Terminal (Yosemite)

I would like to save the scrollback history in terminal basically forever. I don't mean bash history, I mean all the text that ever scrolled past in the terminal, not just the commands entered. I ...
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Why are switches grayed out in the iPhones Settings app with iOS 8.3?

In 'Settings' > 'Cellular': all the switches under 'Use cellular data for:' are grayed out. Some are ON and some are OFF but none can be changed. These are the switches that control cellular data ...
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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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What is the 'microcontroler' setting under 'networks?

I was looking through the network settings on my 2015MBP and I came across this. What is the microcontroler? It looks like it can be used to make telephone calls from the Mac as shown here What ...
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How do you set custom time limits in Mac OSX?

I'm searching for a custom method to limit access to our mac. Parental controls allow you to limit time by school nights and weekend time chunks through system preferences. However, I want more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...