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Questions tagged [configuration]

A Configuration is a set of rules, often governing how a program or the operating system should apply certain settings.

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How to configure resolv.conf options with scutil on MacOS?

I would like to configure the following: options rotate timeout:1 retries:1 What is the way to achieve that with scutil --dns. I can't find it anywhere in the documentation. $ for i in {1..100}; ...
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Can I set a specific Time zone for an app in macOS?

In macOS, I can use the code below to set specific language for Word.app, can I use some similar code to set a specific Time zone for an app? defaults write com.microsoft.Word AppleLanguages '("de")'
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LSCOLORS format

I want to configure my .bash_profile and I've seen this post about BSD based ls configuration: https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/apple-mac-osx-terminal-color-ls-output-option/ I just don't know what is ...
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How can a I run a bundled app with Java 11?

I followed the answer to this question to get a bundled app to work with Java 8... How to direct an app to use a specific Java version? I would like to know if I can get it to run with the latest ...
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How to change Open/Save dialog speed

Open/Save dialogs on my Mac (macOS 10.14.1) delay about 0.5 to 1 seconds. How do I change this delay to zero seconds?
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What are the '~previous', '-previous' and '~orig' files in /private/etc/?

After upgrading from High Sierra to Mojave I've noticed a bunch of new files with prefixes in /etc/: ~previous, e.g. syslog.conf~previous -previous, e.g. php.ini.default-previous ~orig, e.g.sudoers~...
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On MacOS is there a way to change all Finder background images for icon view back to default?

Just upgraded to Mojave and am using dark mode but I realise that many of the Finder windows have a background set to a light background that does not match the new Mojave look. I can go into the ...
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How to import self-signed certificate over SSH? (bounty)

I'm trying to remotely (SSH) import a custom certificate into Firefox and/or Chrome. It looks a similar question has been asked before, but didn't get an answer. I put a 150 point bounty on it in ...
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Proxy is configured (correctly, I guess). Appstore and Safari work fine. But network traffic on Terminal does not work

Set HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SOCKS, Streaming, Gopher to 10.11.0.1 and port 8080, with no username and password. And it works for Safari and App Store. And set the same entries to Firefox and it also works ...
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How do I reorder the video devices on macOS?

Every time I use a new app on macOS (10.13.6 here, but I don't think it makes a difference) that uses the webcam, I'm often caught out by it defaulting to an software video device that is not my ...
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how to change ifconfig lo0

my ifconfig lo0 looks like this: lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=1203<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,TXSTATUS,SW_TIMESTAMP> inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 inet6 fe80::1%lo0 ...
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*Persistently* disable password authentication in SSHD

I want to be able to SSH in to my mac. I do not want to be able to use passwords to authenticate. I know how to configure this, what to put in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. But every time I install even a ...
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Import CA certificate into Chrome via command line

Is it possible to import a custom Certificate Authority (.crt) using Terminal or over SSH on macOS 10.13 High Sierra?
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can't scale for external monitor

I got a 4K display for my MacBook (late 2013) but I'm unable to scale everything after this monitor plugged. (Browser content is scaled, but the system app is not.) Can I still scale everything with ...
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Decreasing the time delay for diacritic marks menu appearance [duplicate]

On my iMac, when one pushes certain character keys after about 1 second a menu appears with the selected character with diacritic marks (accents) - i.e. when one presses S, one is presented with a ...
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Can you configure the port to use for IMAP in Mail.app?

The outgoing mail server has a field for a custom port number, but I don't see one for the incoming mail server (IMAP). Is there a way to set it? I'm testing an email server. I know this is not ...
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How to reduce tooltip appearance delay in Xcode?

When I hover some icon in Xcode I have to wait quite long for tooltip. How to reduce delay?
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macOS - Safari function to prevent website appearing in history?

I'm looking for a solution in order to prevent certain website to appear in the Safari (macOS) history (no suggestion visibility, history appearance, …). Using Private browsing, is not an option due ...
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Should PS1 be defined before exported in .bash_profile?

In .bash_profile, should PS1 be defined before exporting? As an example, the first line in my .bash_profile is currently: export PS1="\[\033[36m\]\u\[\033[m\]@\[\033[32m\]\h:\[\033[33;1m\]\w\[\033[m\...
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Newly created alias should be activated constantly

I add an alias to `~/.bashrc and activate it. # add some helpful aliases alias l.='ls -d .* --color=auto' Activate it source .bashrc It work well on current bash. $ l. ls: --...
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“Open with” configuration gets screwed up unpredictably on El Capitan

I've been having a problem on my El Capitan installation for a few months. At unpredictable times, the system "unlearns" the programs associated with certain file types. For example, I double click a ...
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Setting up new iPhone — asks for MacBook password then doesn't recognise it

I'm in the process of configuring my new iPhone7. At some point it requested the password for my MacBook, which I gave. However it didn't recognise it. After three tries I got the following screen: ...
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How can I stop sharing Find/Replace fields between apps?

For some baffling reason, Apple thinks that whatever I search for in one app will be the same thing that I want to search for in another app. This results in my actual search terms being overwritten ...
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MacPro ignoring mouse

MacPro Mid 2012; quad core 3.2 GHz Xeon processor 24 GB ram running Yosemite 10.10.5 4 internal 4 TB drives, 2 external 4 TB drives in NewTech cradles. 3 Dell 1920 x1280 pixel LCD monitors. ...
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How to change the default app for callto/tel links from Facetime to Skype/other?

Callto/tel links inside Chrome open up for me in Facetime. How can I change the default application used for opening such links? (I'd like to set it to Skype)
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Make fn the default function key behavior only for some of the function keys [duplicate]

I find myself using the actual F* only for F1 to F6, but for music and sound controls I use the function instead. I've tried using functions by default, and it works great for F7 to F12, but then I ...
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Change “Group windows by application” preference using command line

As per the title I'd like to configure the preference entitled Group windows by application which is found in Preferences > Mission Control. Most settings seem to have something like defaults write ...
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Display Arrangement disappears with 3 external monitors with MacBook Pro

I have been able to connect 3 external monitors to my MacbookPro. However when I started to arrange them in the Arrangement tab all monitors disappeared from the window. When I unplug one of the ...
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How can I export .mobileconfig file from IOS10 to Mac?

I want to find the .mobileconfig file in the IOS10 that contains all basic setting information of IOS10 like (Restrictions, Passcode, Wi-Fi, Mail, etc.) and export it to Mac. How can I do it?
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Thunderbird stopped working with iCloud email

I had Thunderbird configured with an iCloud (me) email account and it worked fine until about two weeks ago. When I tried to send a message, it asked me for the server password. When I entered it, I ...
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Setting and getting the system-wide default newline character

Is there a system-wide way to configure the default newline character? If so, is there a way to query what this character is?
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How to use MacOS Notes “Note List Search…” to search non-deleted notes only?

I use "Note List Search..." and it's great. However, it searches through deleted notes as well and I sometimes I get confused. Is there a way to search only non-deleted notes? This applies both to ...
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Can macOS be prevented from pausing an app when the system runs out of application memory?

I sometimes run distributed computing projects in BOINC Manager while my iMac is idle. Often, a Force Quit dialog appears displaying the message 'Your system has run out of application memory'. When ...
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MAMP nginx.conf - invalid number of arguments in “user”

I am having issues starting up Nginx with the MAMP Pro application. When I press start Nginx I get the following error message invalid number of arguments in "user" directive in /Library/Application ...
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Setup config of ssh macOS

I have set incorrectly the sshd_config on both these path: /private/etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config The two file seems alias, but they aren't. Can someone post the original files please? ...
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Inverting mouse axis using Karabiner

Karabiner seems like an extremely versatile piece of software, but I can't seem to find a way to invert the mouse axis with it. For example: When I move the mouse downwards I want the cursor to go ...
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No entry for system.log in /etc/newsyslog.conf

In How can I extend the time when system.log gets turned over? and How to find recently connected external disks? it says that /etc/newsyslog.conf should have an entry for /var/log/system.log that I ...
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Accessing the default path for the user keychain folder via terminal

By default, user-domain keychains are placed in ~/Library/Keychains. Can this path be changed and, if so, is there a terminal command to print out the configured location? For context, I have a ruby ...
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Where is the client timeout setting for Safari?

I’m using Safari Version 10.0.1 (12602.2.14.0.7) on Mac Sierra. Does Safari have a timeout value in which the client browser will terminate the connection with the server if the server hasn’t come ...
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Cannot debug configd

To debug configd it is suggested by man page to run it using $ usr/libexec/configd -d And you would kill it before launching it using SIGTERM otherwise it will launch again as follows: $ sudo ...
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Set timezone and time on 2013 Airport Extreme

I have a 2013 Airport Extreme with firmware 7.7.7 and am using Airport Utility 6.3.6. I've searched through the menu options and don't see how to set the timezone and time for the router. This is of ...
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Using Automator to set up Finder windows

I use Finder windows to display pictures of the my company's employees on a TV screen. A Finder window for every department. The different Finder windows are adjusted to fit in to two 4K TV screens. ...
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OSX connection configuration issue to rack application

I am on mac ElCapitan 10.11.6 (15G31) and running simple rack application rackup -p 5004. I can connect to it with http://localhost:5004/ and http://[::1]:5004/ But can't connect with http://127.0.0....
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Saving screenshots with name of title bar

On Windows I use GreenShots, which by default saves each screenshot with a timestamp followed by the name on the title bar. I'd like to replace the "Screen Shot DATE at TIME" with "YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS ...
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SSD configuration software

Both Intel and Samsung supply windows only configuration software for their SSDs (Intel® Solid State Drive Toolbox, Samsung Magician Software for PC). Is there anyway to achieve the same ...
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How do items in the 'Applications' folder get on the path?

How does the 'Applications' folder get on the path? For example, I installed Chrome browser into the Applications folder on my Mac and I can type chrome at a bash shell prompt to start it. Now, if I ...
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How to prevent change in network configuration?

I want to know if there is a way to prevent users (even administrators) to change a network parameter (dns domain for exemple). Not simply "lock" the parameters and be allowed to unlock them with a ...
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iOS switch network configuration

On our iPhones (a lot of test devices) we switch often between a plain network connection and a connection with a proxy. The normal flow require Go to setting Select wifi preference enable proxy type ...
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How to get routing table in terminal [duplicate]

How can I get the routing tables in command line? On a normal unix machine I can use [user@server ~]# route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric ...
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How to configure Mac screen sharing to ONLY listen on localhost?

I'm tunneling through ssh, so I would prefer screen sharing to only listen on local host for additional security. Is there a configure file I can edit to specify that ?