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

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Can Siri be set to read characters?

So my iPhone 5 digitizer broke, and since I have an upgrade coming up soon, I'm trying to do without a working phone until i can get the new 6. My problem is, however, that I have some websites I need ...
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Mac OS: How to revert settings that have been changed by a certain program

Short Story I've installed a program on my Mac that altered some settings (e.g. graphics, position of dock). I've uninstalled the program but the settings haven't changed. Is there a way that I can ...
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Export/import iPhone keyboard shortcuts as text file

On an iPhone 5, if you go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts its possible to input text shortcuts that expand into longer words. Is it possible to both export this list of shortcuts in a ...
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My Mac keeps forgetting settings

My Mac seems to keep forgetting the following settings: I have to type my wireless password everyday (and checking "remember"). I couldn't permanently set a particular app to be the default opener ...
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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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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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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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is it possible to disable playback in itunes?

I have an old 3rd generation iPod Nano I use for the gym. I don't have an iPhone and the only reason I use iTunes is to add/delete podcasts to my iPod. I don't listen to any music or watch movies or ...
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Why iPhones at home need Settings->General->Reset->Reset Network Settings for App Store Updates?

My wife and I both have iPhone-5s'. They seem to have no problems using the wifi for anything at home, like Airplay, Pandora, and web surfing, etc. We can do seemingly everything. However, for some ...
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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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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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Magic Mouse: disable lower half of the touch area

To avoid false gestures, I would like to disable the lower touch area of my magic mouse. I tried to use an option in Better Touch Tool (BTT) that is supposed to do this and in the BTT live view, I ...
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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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Is there a way to force Mail.app (6.6 1510) not to convert email addresses into hyperlinks in message body?

I'm a system administrator, and I daily receive reports from several mail servers which contain thousands to tens of thousands of email addresses written as plain text (logwatch, from a Postfix ...
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set wallpaper folder for all displays

Each month I create a new folder like 2014-apr with new wallpapers for this month. But it is a tedious work to change the wallpaper folder for each display. Is there a way to set this folder for all ...
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Mavericks asks for my password too much!

Since updating to Mavericks, I find that I'm getting asked for my password to do every little nit-noy thing, like moving a file to another folder or renaming it. Is there a menu in preferences that ...
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How can I “zoom out” while viewing a text file on an iPhone?

On my new iPhone 4, plain text files display at a width of 38 columns. Rows with more than 38 characters are wrapped. I want to view text files containing prose formatted with widths of 70 or 80 ...
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Change Mac settings depending on situation

I use my mac as a lightweight laptop at college, but when I get home I plug it in to charge and plug in 2 external monitors and use it for more power use. Some things that really annoy me are ...
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iPad - Setup both PPTP and L2TP VPNs - blocked by firewall - can I use the 'Proxy' settings to evade?

I'm using the VPN Express app to setup PPTP and L2TP connections. It automatically sets the VPN profiles up successfully for me. When I try to connect, get error messages telling me that the server ...
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How do I access OpenGL specific settings for the Nvidia driver?

In the Linux-world there is a nvidia-settings command to control various OpenGL specific settings, however on MAC I can't find such a tool. How do I control those settings on my Mac? Its a ...
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What is the function of each of the system location services in iOS 6?

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. Some incomplete information is ...
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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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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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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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Difference in iMovie export settings

if I'm exporting a video over file > share > file... this dialog shows up: My question is: what gets affected if I change the setting "Quality:" lets say to "Low"? Does it only affect audio and ...
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How to reduce ways to access spotlight, iPhone 5S, iOS 9.1?

When I'm on the first pane of my home screen on my iPhone 5s, I can access spotlight by dragging down and also swiping right (going left another pane). Why are there two ways to access spotlight? Is ...
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Why settings app goes mad?

I have brought new iPhone a week back and have found few problems. One of which is when I search for any settings under settings page then the app goes mad and is overlap with the time bar above the ...
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Safari 9 doesn't have the Address Bar and Back/Forward button

I'm having a serious problem in Safari 9. I am unable to set back the Back Button and the Address Bar. It's not showing anymore. I've deleted a bunch of files in Cache, Preferences. Some procedures ...
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Password in Proxy Settings gets changed automatically (from cache?)

I want to change the Proxy Settings on my Macbook Air. But somehow the old password is stored in some kind of cache. When I change the settings and save the changes the password is instantly replaced ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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How to reset all Yosemite's settings and preferences to default?

I used this script to modify settings on my mac. See full script here defaults write com.apple.systemuiserver menuExtras -array \ "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Bluetooth.menu" \ ...
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General System Preferences won't save on Max OSX Mavericks

Under System Preferences > General, there seems to be one setting, on my computer, that won't save. Regardless of what I set it to, it always reverts to "Always": I have tried the following: ...
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Mac Book Pro Calendar Past Events

Is there a way to change the settings on my Mac Book Pro calendar from deleting past events? I need to track events in the past for approx a year at a time but this calendar deletes them after a ...
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What happens when some recipient do not have Group Messaging?

I'm confused about what participants see and where their messages are sent, when I send a message to multiple users. I understand that when everyone is on iMessage, all participants see all other ...
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Programmatically setting Terminal default settings for all users?

I'm trying to set up some standard terminal settings for all users across our system on all machines. I've tried to use the defaults write cmd in a LoginHook script, but since it seems that terminal ...
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logging in iPhone different profile settings

Is there a setting or an app that does this: When iPhone asked me for my passcode lock it will identify my passcode what passcode I entered and when passcode matches, it will match to the profile it ...
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Why do settings disappear? Mail, usuallly

Long-time Mac user, curious why, from time to time, Mail settings just plain disappear. I only discover this when Mail suddenly can't connect. Have to input passwords again. And not the same ...