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 can I save and export the settings letting apps be attached to workspaces?

In macOS, it is easy to assign an app to a workspace so that every time the app is launched it is automatically opening in the designated workspace. Where is that information stored so that I could ...
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Attempting to use Internet Sharing for iOS Activation

I’m trying to configure iOS devices in mass. Unfortunately my team doesn’t have direct access to our company MDM, so enrollment through Configurator isn’t working. I had the idea to use internet ...
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Is there a way to make Logitech side mouse buttons just be generic mouse buttons?

Is there a way to make Logitech side mouse buttons just be generic mouse buttons? If there is a way to do this, I can't find it in the "Logi Options" app, which is the program that Logitech ...
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Limit application launching to boot disk only

Does anyone know of a way to restrict macOS (High Sierra) to only launch apps stored on the boot drive? I have several alternate bootable drives on my system (different OS versions, bootable backups ...
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How to get info about System Device Profiles (MDM) on MacOS?

I need to get information about System Device Profiles (MDM or enrollment), such as Details: Description, control the computer, Allows and other. But I need to get it from some FileInfo in order to ...
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How to remove deleted programs from Visual Studio

I recently installed the trial of Parallels Desktop and after the 14 days expired I uninstalled. Visual Studio still lists the program in the debug/release like the picture below. Is there a way to ...
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How should paths in /etc/paths.d get added to $PATH?

None of the paths I have in the /etc/paths.d directory are being added to $PATH in any of the shells on my High Sierra system. Presumably there’s supposed to be something in some file that says to ...
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Is it possible to export configuration from Apple's macOS Stocks app?

I use Stocks.app on macOS and configured many assets I wish to "follow". Is it possible to export configuration from Apple's macOS Stocks app? I wish to put the config file into git repo (...
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What is the @ symbol in my terminal prompt? Where does this come from? [duplicate]

In my research on command prompts, the examples all seems to show the computer name and username as the only thing at the "prompt", ie MacBookPro:Documents user$ However when I open terminal,...
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Arrange brightness sliders in command strip for multiple monitors

I have a multi-monitor setup with two external monitors (whose brightness is controlled by OS X, not physical controls) and the built-in laptop display. I have my displays arranged with the two ...
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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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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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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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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 ...