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

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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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Automatically turn bluetooth on or off depending on current network (MBP running Lion)

Is there any way to automatically turn Bluetooth on or off when my MacBook Pro (mid-2010, running Lion) joins specific networks? I typically want Bluetooth off except when I am connected to my home ...
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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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How can I export my system preferences?

Is there a way for me to export my system preferences on my Mac for quick install on another machine? An example of what I am trying to accomplish is, when I start a new job, I would like to import ...
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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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Unflip mouse buttons in Microsoft RDC client

I have used an older version of Microsoft RDC client on an old MBP with mouse on the left side of the keyboard. I had flipped the left and right mouse buttons of the mouse in preferences, which made ...
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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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*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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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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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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Position of the configuration files of TexMaker

Someone could provide information about the position inside the pc of the configuration files for the application TeXMaker. I can't find any file in the home directory. More precisely, I'm looking ...
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How can I modify OSX GUI colors to be more readable for weakened vision

A bit of preface: I'm currently a Windows user but I'm looking into switching to Mac for work purposes. This of course means that I'd be staring at the UI of OSX for about 40 hours every week at least ...
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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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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 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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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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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 direct an app to use a specific Java version?

I got an Java application that does run under Java 1.8 without problems when I start its JAR directly. However on my Mac the JAR is wrapped within an app that demands me to install Java 1.6 -- which I ...
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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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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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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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com.apache.httpd.plist missing file need help creating new one

I installed Apache recently and tried to set it up to use launchctl to start it. At first it was giving me an option error code and than all of a sudden it said that the file was missing can anyone ...
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Editing system keyboard layout

I wonder how to edit the following two files, so that I can change the system keyboard layout. It seems they are binary resource files, but I'm not sure. /System/Library/Keyboard\ Layouts/...
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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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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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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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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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Tab completion for hosts defined in ~/.ssh/config doesn't work anymore on Yosemite

I'm trying to create my ~/.ssh/config file for simplify my work life on the server connection. In Mavericks all worked properly and with the tab I was be able to autocomplete the hostname with file ...
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Apache problem with hostname on OSX 10.8.4

After updating to 10.8.4 I am having trouble running my macports apache server. I stop the built-in apache with: sudo apachectl stop, then I try to start macports apache with: sudo /opt/local/apache2/...
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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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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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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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How to set alternatives in 10.8?

On Linux you can use update-alternative to change the version of a command. Which command in OS X (10.8) will switch the alternative of the current command?
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How do I give mysqld write access to a directory?

I am running OSX right now and trying to run a mysqld process and seeing the following error: $ /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld --user=root 111026 11:05:08 [Warning] Can't create test file /usr/local/...
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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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“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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Set the screen saver to 20 minutes

I set 20 minutes in System Preferences -> Desktop & Screen Saver, however the screen saver starts after 5 minutes. I tried to log out and restart the mac with no success. I should say that after ...
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How do you set the maxopenfiles limit in Yosemite?

How do you set a soft limit for maxopenfiles in Yosemite? I installed Yosemite last night, and now it's ignoring my settings in my /etc/launchd.conf file: $ cat /etc/launchd.conf limit maxfiles ...
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How can I get my albums to sort by track numbers in iTunes 11's expanded view?

I've been trying to figure out why my track sort order is wrong in iTunes 11. I have track metadata, and sorting by Album in the songs view works fine, but in the expanded view my tracks appear in ...
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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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Enable ssh-key-only login to my Mac for 1 user

I have a Macbook Air that I would like to allow remote SSH access to without a password. I have created a user called remotepair that I have logged into and verified I can used the Mac with. I have ...
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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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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 ...