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Questions tagged [settings]

The configuration settings or preferences within a given app/program/environment

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iPad 'Update Apple ID Settings' constantly prompts for old Apple ID

iPad Mini issue Changed Apple ID some time ago, great on all my devices EXCEPT the iPad. In settings it constantly has a message under 'Update Apple ID Settings' that says 'Some account services ...
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Not able to read all of the sentences in Help Topics

What is it called when you are in Finder/ Help/ Help Topics for example and you are not able to see the entire sentence but if you hover over the sentence you see a pop up of what the sentence says? ...
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How Do I remove video playback on my iPhone 7 completely?

Hi I want to completely disable the ability to play videos on my iPhone. I don't mind jailbreaking the phone to change some core settings if this is the solution. I'm not just not sure what to change. ...
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iOS: Adding googlemail account button does not respond

So I have two google accounts already set up on my phone. These were set up prior to iOS 12 update. Now when I try to add a new Googlemail account, nothing happened a when I tap on the button in “...
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2015 MBP - force integrated graphics?

I have a specifically MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) MacBookPro11,5 (indeed "AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB") You can easily (when they finally fixed that) force it ...
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Auto Unlock - supported

For a MacBook Pro mid 2014 macOS High Sierra in the System Report I just want to verify that -Auto Unlock - Supported- is telling me that it is possible for me to set up a Apple Watch and it is not ...
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Can't navigate dialog using keyboard only

I checked this other question and I have a problem navigating through dialog boxes that is not answered there. I'm copying + pasting folders and when the dialog "Stop/Replace/Merge" appears I can't ...
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How do I re-enable images from lh3.googleusercontent.com

A while ago I somehow disabled all images from lh3.googleusercontent.com on Firefox on my Mac, and now I need to re-enable them Does anyone know how to re-enable images from certain sources in ...
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I sold my old iPhone and it says “offline” will texts messages still show up in it?

I sold my old iPhone to my boyfriends ex girlfriend, I think I went in settings and reset all content and settings. Will my old texts still be on it? And could it still be receiving my text and ...
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How do I eliminate SMTP servers in the settings that I no longer use?

Earlier today, I asked a question about SMTP server settings on my iPhone (iOS 11.2.5). I've more or less figured that one out. I realize that it doesn't really matter, but how do I get rid of all ...
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How do I select a new SMTP “Primary Server”?

On my iPhone (iOS 11.2.5), I had to change the SMTP server for my e-mail account. I was able to add the new SMTP server, which appeared under "OTHER SMTP SERVERS". I was also able to turn off the ...
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Cannot uncheck “Require password” in System Preferences>Security & Privacy

I've upgraded to Mojave and ever since I can't uncheck "Require password" or change the timing from "immediately" to something else in System Preferences>Security & Privacy. More precisely: it let'...
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How to turn subpixel antialiasing on in macOS 10.14?

In macOS 10.14 Mojave Apple turned the «LCD font smoothing» setting (which turned a subpixel antialiasing on) to «just font smoothing» setting. So now all the text is rendered just antialiased that ...
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Show Network Location as an icon/text in the menu bar so that a user can see and opt to pull down and choose

I want to show my Network Location as a icon or text in the menu bar such that I can see to which Network Location I am connected to, and if I so desire, also pull down and choose another location. Is ...
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Dark Mode toggles back to Light Mode

I have an issue were when I log in Dark mode seems to be toggling back to light mode.
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How to turn on Dark Mode in Pages

I just updated to Mojave, and I am really enjoying Dark mode. Today I opened Pages for the first time. When opening Pages I see a splash screen that says what is new with Pages and Dark mode is listed,...
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Is it possible to change iPhone X, iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, to display the screen in 16:9 aspect ratio?

I think most of the iPhone X, XS, XS Max, XR have the aspect ratio of roughly 19.5 : 9. Is it possible to change the phone to use 16 : 9 aspect ratio? Essentially, I think this means chopping off the ...
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Reload Facebook app after offloading

I had several apps on my iPhone 5s. When memory got full, I offloaded several of them - Facebook included. When I went to reload Facebook app, it started but did not finish. The logo is stuck in ...
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Where can I change the region settings in the iOS file system or otherwise tweak them when jailbroken?

Apologies if this is not the right place to ask this, but I feel that an audience who jailbreaks may know the answer to this. I am trying to hack files right now to change my region settings exactly ...
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Set different keyboard settings for two different users or applications on Mac?

One user of uses Microsoft Remote Desktop to use Windows-based, industry-specific software which requires constant use of function keys, while other users never uses function keys. I know that we can ...
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Is there any way to lock my mac without sleeping and without the screen saver activating?

I want my Mac to stay awake on the login screen, but without activating the screen saver. I have tried a lot to no avail. I have tried to change Energy Saver settings, which only take effect when I'm ...
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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar; switch between F keys, app controls and control strip?

My previous MacBook Pro 15" had physical function keys, which could be switched to media control keys by holding down the Fn key (or the other way around if you liked). I found this very handy, and ...
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What is the equivalent of the 'gsettings' command on OS X?

Under Ubuntu it's possible to get various settings information via gsettings command in terminal. For instance, current wallpaper path can be obtained via $ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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Viewing embedded Zip files in Adobe Acrobat DC in Mac Yosemite 10.10.5 - i.e., locating FeatureLockDown file

I am unable to find the FeatureLockDown file in Yosemite 10.10.5. The file is not in Applications/Adobe Acrobat -> show package contents -> Contents > MacOS > Preferences - as suggested by the ...
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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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Current Period in Cellular Setting

Is it possible for the "Current period" to have a value when you didn't call anyone? This is for 6s+. There's 23 minutes in Current Period, which to my understanding is the last call time. Am I ...
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Mac Pro goes to sleep despite settings

My Energy Saver system preferences look like this: The thing is, I don’t want my Mac to ever go sleep — especially last night when I had Handbrake transcoding a ton of important files I was expecting ...
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How do I find out which app is using my location in the background?

There is a hollow location icon present at all times in my iPhone's status bar. How do I find out which app is causing this? There used to be a section called "Location Services" in Settings but I ...
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Game Center, Home Control, and Hot Spot

How do I keep these settings off? I turn them off in settings, I turn off my phone and restart it. Nothing works. Where should I be looking to find out why they are on after I have turned them off?
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Canon Print Driver Setup

We use Pharos and have two printer queues for our students to use. One is black & white; the other is color. For convenience, we want them to be able to print any document to the BW queue and ...
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Can't use self signed certificates any more, because “Enable full trust for root certificates” is gone from settings

As you can see, "Enable full trust for root certificates" is completely missing. What do I do? This is on iPhone X 11.4 btw.
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Facebook log-in in macOS “Internet Accounts” suddenly stopped working [duplicate]

As of about a week or two ago, I started getting notifications in macOS (High Sierra, 10.13.4 17E202) that I need to sign in again ("Facebook Password Required"). It seems to accept my (definitely ...
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Change the modifier keys on the right side without changing the left ones

I have a new keyboard connected to my macbook (high sierra) that I'm currently adjusting, and I would prefer if the first key to the right of the spacebar was an option key and the next a right ctrl ...
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How do I revert a change I made to a specific file type's default application?

A few days ago, I was trying to play a .mkv video that was giving me a hard time. VLC wasn't agreeing with it for some reason, so I ended up shifting my efforts to a slick media player I found on ...
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iOS Action/Share menu setup

At the moment, the management of the Share / Action menu items is done as follows: we tap on the Share button, and then in the opened menu you can turn on / off the elements and change their order. ...
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Is there an easier way to turn wifi on and off on iOS?

I realize that there are no shortcuts specifically for the Settings program on iOS. With that in mind, perhaps there's another way to do what I'd like. I live in the boonies, where the only ...
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OS X 10.13.3 in Safari how set default window size & position (NOT FINDER)

OS X 10.13.3 Safari how set default window size & position (NOT FINDER)
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Cannot fully disable message forwarding (as of iOS 11.3)

Intention I wish to disable message forwarding for all conversations in the Messages app that comes with iOS. Problem After updating to iOS 11.3, some message conversations are shared between two ...
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App not showing up on the home screen

I happened to download an app and it got completely downloaded (yes, its showing “open” next to the app in AppStore) but somehow its not showing up on the Home screen. Points to consider:- 1. I have ...
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Create schedule to turn off iOS device every night..?

Is there a way to automatically turn off an iOS device every night (say from 0:00 to 6:00) to save battery WiFi bandwidth? There's an iPad mini in our living room basically running as Spotify/Podcast ...
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How to get rid of extra top bar in safari

My safari windows suddenly started to include an extra bar containing the bookmarks. How do I remove this bar?
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Multi Monitor with different settings per monitor

I've got two different workstations at work, one is a treadmill desk which has the monitor mounted above my laptop and the other is my desk where I have 2 other monitors located to the left of my ...
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Control iPhone Remotely

Can you control an iPhone remotely using Mobile Device Management protocol? or any other protocol/service? Of course, the user's consent will be obtained before performing any actions. I am mainly ...
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Disabling the confirmation dialog when turning off power saving

In Settings > Energy Saver, if I select "Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off", a warning / confirmation box pops up which has to be dismissed before the setting is ...
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How do I disable the prompt to discard or keep downloads in Google Chrome on Mac OS?

I have seen other posts asking similar questions to this but they were for Ubuntu and Windows. All answers were exclusive to the respective operating system. I have not seen something that will work ...
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iphone suddenly not getting mail, now not getting past welcome to mail page

I have a 5c running iOS10.3.3. It has been accessing my yahoo account for years. Today, first it said it needed the password, then would not accept the password, then could not connect to server. I ...
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Globally Disable Notifications on Lock Screen

I'm using macOS High Sierra (version 10.13.3) on a 27"-iMac and on a MacBook Pro. Almost every time when I'm going to log in, I see various notification on the lock screen, even before I've entered ...
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How do I change the gender of Siri’s voice on the HomePod?

This article implies there’s a “Language” and “Siri Voice” section in the HomePod settings of the Home app; unfortunately, these sections don’t appear for me: How do I enable this configuration ...
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Find queries appear automatically in the find fields for other applications [duplicate]

After years on a much older version of Mac OS, I'm now on v. 10.13.2, and I observe strange behavior when I use find functionality, in various applications. If I search for some string in one ...
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Can I back up the saved WiFi passwords on my Mac?

Too frequently my Mac connects to WiFi but can’t access the Internet on cafes (my iPhone works properly). It has been tormenting me for over a year and I tried everything I found on the web but still ...