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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Airport Time Capsule Third Generation Roaming connection with a Google wifi router

I am trying to make a internet configuration to improve my wifi in the whole house, but I don't want to switch between different wifi names, I have a Airport Time Capsule Third Generation, Google wifi ...
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Need clarification on macOS proxy configuration settings

I'm attempting to configure the proxy settings for a MacBook to work in my office. My company uses a proxy pac file and provided me the URL, what I am unclear about is the other options. I confirmed ...
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Coping .a & includes files to usr/* directory to configure GTest on MAC OS Catalina Version 10.15.4?

Configuring GTest for on Mac OS Catalina Environment. Step in configuring GTest is copy static Library to /usr/bin location & next, is to copy include directory to /usr/local/include location. ...
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Restore windows and display arrangement after connecting to different display configurations [duplicate]

During the day I have to switch my display setup multiple times. Moving from one workplace to another having different numbers of displays and working on different types of things. I now want to press ...
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Export/Import Sublime Text 3 Configuration Across Two different Apple Computers

I would like to export my configurations for Sublime Text 3 from one Apple Computer to another. Can I just copy the application in the /Applications/ directory from one computer to another? Or do I ...
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iPhone Configuration Software/Application for Windows or Mac OS X

Is there any application that would allow you to manage and configure your iPhone? (i.e. desktop screen, desktop folders, icon names, settings, etc.)
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How To make the tab bar/address bar thinner on Chrome?

I'm looking for a way to reduce the header space that chrome requires. On Safari, the tab bar is quite thin, compared to chrome where it's about 1.5x larger. Is there any way to reduce the height of ...
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Setting up different profiles for left / right handed use

Im right-handed but, due to some posture issues, I've recently started attempting to use my mac left-handed. So it's easy enough to set up the mouse so that it's left handed, but I could do with ...
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How to change the main user name of a used MacBook on macOS 10.13?

I just bought a used MacBook Air 2012 with High Sierra. I would like to change the user name to mine. I tried changing it in the address book or at the preference login but the old name is still stuck ...
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Bad visualization of games in macos

I'm having a problem when playing games on full screen or windowed games on macOS. The first photo I clicked is an example of how it shows the screen when trying to play albion online. The second ...
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How to get a blurred login screen in Mojave?

It seems Apple removed that feature starting Mojave and I have just noticed it. How to bring it back in order to have a blurred login screen background ?
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Allow Java 1.7 app to run without “Install Legacy Java SE 6” message showing up and JRE not JDK

I am tasked with deploying an old Eclipse RCP (Java 1.6) application with minimal or no changes to the code on macOS Mojave 10.14 64bit. The application hasn't been deployed in a long while, the last ...
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NVRAM Showing Questionable Payload Variables… Can anyone verify if this is normal?

I used the terminal command in macOS 'nvram -xp': student:~ admin$ nvram -xp <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www....
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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 on macOS

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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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 ...