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

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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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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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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 ...
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Why do some windows not appear in the app switcher even when not hidden or minimized?

The OS X app switcher doesn't include certain windows. Example of a window not in the switcher and which I can't alt + tab to: What are the rules for which windows don't show up in the switcher? ...
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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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Make iPhone apps think no external monitor connected

How can I make iPhone apps think that no external display is connected? I am using a 30-pin to A/V adapter, and an iPhone 4 GSM with 7.0.4 jailbroken. I was hoping to use iFile to change a setting ...
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How do I change iTunes Wi-Fi Synch Settings

I need to change the Wi-Fi Synch settings to synch with my new laptop. My iPhone was originally set up to synch with a different laptop. How do I change the settings on the phone to synch with my ...
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How to quickly turn on/off active corners?

Is there any way to turn on/off active corners? I want to use it but someone is coming fix something and they are going to use my comp and they have big troubles with active corners (Windows users). ...
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Email Space usage too much

Why does my iPad 2 version 7.1.2 show mail usage 1.4 GB when I have only four emails in all boxes? I have erased all mail from my computer mailboxes also...
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How to set Fn and left Control keys as shortcuts to change between tabs in Safari

I don't like native shortcuts for "Show Next Tab" and "Show Previous Tab" in Safari, I thought that Fn would be great for previous tab and Left Control for next tab because I don't use that keys in ...
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Just changed with a PAC but wrote in my number first

I just bought a iPhone 4s and I changed from tmobile to Vodafone using a PAC code. I am now waiting for my new service. However I wrote in my number on the settings>my number. Will this effect my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Always allow location services?

I'm working on a tool for use on iPads and as part of the solution we use HTML5 location services (loaded in a web view inside an app). For privacy reasons the user has to allow the HTML's request for ...
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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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Always Automatically 'Right-Size' All Finder Window Columns Individually?

Is there a way to make all Finder Column Views automatically 'right-size' all of their columns individually by default in OS X 10.10.x 'Yosemite?'
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How do I override option+i in my DefaultKeyboardBinding.dict?

I'm trying to override option+i by doing "~i" = "moveUp:"; and it won't work. Instead it insert a ˆ character. I am successfully able to override option+k though: "~k" = "moveDown:"; ...
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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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Getting the locked-in app in iPad to access other apps?

I'm looking for some method to lock down an iPad to only limited usage. I have a dashboard for several games, and the said games themselves. They are the only apps I want the users to access. I also ...
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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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Can I Use WeatherUnderground as Calendar's Weather Server?

I've been getting weather updates in the form of Calendar events from Weather Underground's Forest Park, Kokomo, IN, station, but I was wondering if I could change Calendar's built in weather-fetching ...
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Setting up a IMAP hotmail/outlook mail account with SSL and with a certificate

I can't seem to enable SSL on my hotmail account in Mail. Whenever I enable SSL in Preferences>Accounts>(email)>Advanced the connection fails in connection doctor. My settings are here. These settings ...
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My Mac loses bookmarks and other personal settings

After a recent laptop changes for corporate compliance, my Mac laptop loses bookmarks and other personal settings, such as Finder and Dock preferences next time I log in. The duration of such ...
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Could a carrier update lock my device to its original carrier?

Is it safe to go for "carrier setting update" after updating to 7.0.6? Could it lock my iPhone 5 to the original carrier?
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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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Force resolution/framerate/color-depth of webcam?

I have a third-party video input device that only works if you specify resolution, frame rate and color depth perfectly when beginning capture. I therefore need a way to specify system-wide that this ...
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Hide “The file server has closed down.” warning message

I've set up netatalk on my Linux server, and using Mac OS X 10.8.2 to connect to an AFP share. All is well, however, when I stop the AFP server I get "The file server 'linuxserver' has closed down." ...
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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 ...
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Macbook Pro changing desktop picture randomly

I just got back from vacation and while on vacation I turned my computer off for the 5 days I was gone. I just now turned it back on and my desktop picture was changed to the galaxy photo which I know ...
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Icons on buttons changed

I was tweaking my new Mac (I'm new to OS X) and suddenly I noticed that the icons in lots of my apps changed. I've checked all the things I done (using OnyX) but can't find what I done to make my apps ...
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Unable to deploy proxy settings to iPads through profile ( iPhone Configuration Utility )

Hello everyone hope somebody could help me. I work in education and we have been getting large amounts of iPad 2s being bought by schools so I have been trying to automate their deployment for our ...