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Is it possible in Mac OS X to somehow make it change the network location from a custom location profile to automatic when leaving the home network without having to manually adjust the settings in system preferences?

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Although not automatically, a shorter way to go is in the menu: apple->Location and then choose your location,.


Airport Location** does that.

** Update 10/2016: Airport location appears to be no longer maintained, but still available at MacUpdate.com. It may be limited to older versions of OS-X. The same site suggests ControlPlane provides similar functionality; I have not used it.

  • that link is broken – krock Oct 19 '16 at 9:09

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