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I have no HTTP proxy option on IOS

I tried to set up a http proxy I went to "settings>wi-fi>my_network>i" but there was no http proxy option It's just DNS and nothing after that My IOS version: 14.5.1 My device: ...
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Turn off iOS Camera Night Mode by default?

iOS Camera added the impressive Night Mode in iOS 13 on the iPhone 11: Take low-light photos with Night mode Night mode automatically turns on when the camera detects a low-light environment. https://...
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iPhone: download & store Carrier APN certificate

Depending on carriers, a certificate might be necessary to use 3G/4G data on the iPhone. The procedure is go to the carrier website, APN download page download the APN certificate from Safari (only!) ...
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How to scale app menu bar to fit below built-in camera via Terminal

To make the menu bar for an application appear below the notch for an application, one can right-click the application, click Get Info, and check the 'Scale to fit below built-in camera' checkbox as ...
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Safari and DuckDuckGo: Make date range default

I'm using DuckDuckGo as the default search engine for Safari 15.2 on macOS 12.1. In most cases, I need search results not older than a year, so I change "any time" to "past year" ...
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Keep iPhone display on while connected to mac

Is there a native setting or a shortcut, that I can use to keep my iPhone display always on until I lock it, while it is connected to my macbook? This would be really helpful while developing apps for ...
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What is the Bash DEFAULTS "domain" for changing [accessibility > display > colour Filters > tint]?

I want to write some bash-scripts that change for me system settings like: accessibility > display > colour Filters > tint What's in general the best way to find that "domain" (...
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Set duration for Focus/DND on macOS

My MacBook Air has a Focus/Do Not Disturb/DND/crescent moon physical key that I press to activate that mode. It used to activate until night time or until the next morning but now it just activates ...
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Other Apple Devices always popping up with message to set up new iphone when i have already set it up

I have setup a new iphone 12 mini by transferring data via placing new iphone 12 mini next to my old iphene SE and using the "Set Up New iPhone" data transfer, eveything transfered fine and ...
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Is Apple enabling phishing attacks through theft of iOS clipboard data? How to prevent? [duplicate]

My iPhone disclosed a friend's name and address to an app without my permission by stealing clipboard contents. Good thing it wasn't financial information! When I looked into the problem, I found this:...
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What does the "Learn from this App" setting mean in "Siri & Search"?

Most apps have a "Siri & Search" section with a setting called "Learn from this App". I have three questions regarding this setting. What does this setting mean? What ...
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Is there a way to set the accessibility zoom increment?

In accessibility, you can enable keyboard shortcuts to zoom, and then use Command + Option + =/- to zoom in and out. But the zoom amount is too minimal, and each time I want to zoom in, I have to ...
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Shortcut keyboard option not showing on iPhone

I'm looking for a "Shortcuts" option in Settings > General > Keyboard on my dad's iPhone 7+ running iOS 14, but it is not there. As far as I understood, it activates some buttons above ...
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How to delete form fill autocomplete / autocorrection suggestions from Safari

How to delete these kinds of auto-fill suggestions from Safari?! I have cleared all in the AutoFill options, but these previously mistyped entries remain?!
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How to rewind videos in the browser, without focusing the browser window?

While I am watching video tutorials in the browser (YouTube and Udemy via the Chrome Browser), I am coding along in another program (VS Code). To pause the video I find it very practical to use the ...
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Answer Whatsapp video call from lock screen

I would like to answer Whatsapp video calls from the lock screen. Whatsapp and Apple Communities say it's possible and the default, but it doesn't work for me. I can answer a voice call from Whatsapp ...
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How do I add PenTablet setting and PentabletDriverUX to screen recording in MacOS Catalina? There is no add or minus button there

I tried following some instructions but it is only for browsers like Google Chrome and I can't add PenTablet setting and PentabletDriverUX there.
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URL or settings file to share IPSec VPN settings to iPhone

I have IPSec/L2TP server and I want to share connection settings via single URL or settings file to open and apply it in a single click on ios devices. Is it possible?
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How do I change the date format? [duplicate]

It's currently displaying "Fri Sep 10 9:43 AM" I changed it in System Preferences to [WeekName][Day][Month][Year] then restarted the computer but, it didn't change anything. I'm using a 2013 ...
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Reset Safari in MacOs Big Sur

My Safari browser freezes immediately upon launch, so I want to completely reset all settings. (the problem is I accidentally bookmarked a Jupyter server in Favorites, and this freezes the client ...
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How to programatically change application's notification settings?

There are some applications like WhatsApp or Telegram that don't have a fast way of disabling notifications. I would like to know if it's possible to change notification settings programatically. In ...
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Does iOS support a fully ISO regional format?

I need a regional format that satisfies all of the following. Metric system Monday week start all numbers YMD date format in English dot for decimal separator The measurement system affects Siri ...
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Change true tone setting from the commandline

Is it possible to change the true tone and "automatically adjust brightness" setting from the commandline? Where does macOS saves preferences for such things? I'd like to change the setting ...
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Can't Edit Keyboard Settings in System Preferences At All - Unresponsive to Clicks

When I navigate to System Preferences ▶ Keyboard to change shortcuts, etc., none of the buttons are responsive. I can't seem to change anything in the keyboard settings. They're not grayed out or ...
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Find out app identifier (usually a reverse DNS string) for "defaults" command

I would like to disable hold and press for Hyper Terminal. I have already successfully done so for VS Code using the following recipe: defaults write com.microsoft.VSCode ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -...
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Mac turning off erratically but working fine in safe mode

I have MacBook Air 2017, currently on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. For last two weeks my laptop is misbehaving - the screen just pops shut without warning. It wakes up whenever it wishes to, for a ...
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Set the list separator in Mac

In Windows, List separator (, as shown in my system) is a parameter that we could set: I'm trying to find this setting in my Mac, but I could not find it. Here is the only thing I could find: It ...
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How to clear Default Web Browser dropdown cache in General Preferences

I used to have few test browsers a while ago, after my testing I deleted them from Applications. However I still see them in Default web browser dropdown as shown below. How can I clear or reset this ...
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Change preferred line for multiple (all) contacts

When using a dual sim the Iphone has a system where it automatically overwrites the default sim card to be used for calls and messages. Instead it uses a setting saved per contact that it will choose ...
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Why would iPhone ask 'allow "Settings" to use wireless data'?

There is new iPhone 12, and when lauching any app first time, it asks many questions. But why would iPhone ask for 'allow "Settings" to use wireless data'? I don't think device configuration ...
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How to immediately show the function keys on the 2020 MBP M1 Touch Bar?

I am switching from a 2018 MBP i7 with a touch bar to a 2020 MBP M1. The older machine is still running macOS Catalina (v10.15.7) whereas the newer one came with macOS Big Sur preinstalled (v11.4). ...
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How can I disable restrictions and/or factory reset without having the passcode of my Apple TV 4K?

I recently bought an Apple TV 4K at our local electronics store. It functioned perfectly when I started it up, except what I just noticed is that I cannot do a lot of things. After a quick Google this ...
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Make options available for all apps in Logitech Options' app specific profiles

There are preconfigured settings for specific apps. Some of those settings are only available in that app's profile. For instance Chrome's app specific profile has an option to scroll tabs, for the ...
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I have 2 Audio devices installed(MorphVOX, and Voxal) that I would like to remove

I have already deleted the applications for the audio devices(MorphVOX and Voxal) when trying to remove them from the Audio Midi application the "-" is greyed out. Additionally there seems ...
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Force MacBook Pro Touch Bar to register all inputs?

The Touch Bar is programmed to ignore what it believes to be erroneous inputs. Is there a way to reprogram or override this behaviour (via settings or via coding hacks) to ensure that inputs are ...
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Can a Mac be programmed to simulate pressing a key at or immediately after the launch of an app or opening of a type file?

I am trying to set the Preview app to not jump from page to page, but scroll between them and only show one column of pages, but I found that the relevant settings won't actually be stored, and will ...
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How To Enable "Touch Bar typing suggestions" on Firefox Browser?

How do you have the Touch Bar show word and emoji suggestions when typing? Expected When typing text while using Firefox browser, the Touch Bar is expected to provide suggestions, i.e. words and ...
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Clean up old internet accounts

Over the years I've tried lots of different hosting services in my Mac, so I've got mail, contacts, calendars, etc. from Gmail, outlook.com, and a couple different smaller ones. I deleted them from ...
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Disable the Dock in all but one Desktop/Space only

On My iMac I usually have several desktops that I use for separate things. While I prefer to have the Dock on my main space to access apps easier, I much prefer to have the Dock hide on all other ...
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I can no longer paste tab delimited text from Pages into Numbers mac

it seems as if the "import settings" is gone. I can no longer "separate values using:". So now when I copt text from Pages (which includes tabs for the purpose of filling different ...
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Music app only shows an outdated music library after I've retrieved it from backup

I made a clean reinstallation of my Mac a few days ago due to a problem that had been bugging me for a while now. And, among other things, I tried to retrieve my music library from my backup via Time ...
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Moving an icon on the dock triggers "Keep in Dock", any way to prevent this?

If you 'right click' an icon on the dock > hover 'Options' > un-check "Keep in Dock" and proceed to drag the icon to move it, what happens is the "Keep in Dock" option ...
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Is recovering deleted apps possible yet?

With iOS 14 the Home Screen was altered to include an Activity Controller for confirmation of editing the Home Screen or deleting the app. This has helped to avoid accidentally deleting apps but it's ...
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How can I see the full date with year on macOS Big Sur 11.2.1? [duplicate]

I do NOT see anywhere to add year. I have looked in every setting in "System Preferences" and just do not see.
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Alt+Enter Shortcut in MacOS

For over 10 years I have been using Linux, where I always had Alt+Enter as a shortcut to open a new terminal. Recently due to employment change I have to use MacOS. About 100 times a day I hit Alt+...
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How do I put just my external monitor to sleep?

I am trying to enable Hot Corners, 'Put Display to Sleep', but only on one of my displays to avoid distraction and light from my other monitor when not in use. Is there any way to achieve this through ...
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Spoken Content on iOS 14 - not reading alerts

We are currently accessibility checking our iOS 14 app against the "Spoken Content" setting on devices It is not clear to me where Alerts fall into Spoken Content/Voice Over When an alert is ...
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Wrong Application Name when Asking for Privacy Permissions?

This seems like an odd one. I installed iTerm2 shortly after doing a fresh install of Big Sur on my laptop. A bit after that, I installed VMware Fusion and went on with my life. Tonight, I wanted to ...
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8th gen iPad I want to go back to the original configuration after quick start

I bought a new iPad for my wife. Here she doesn’t like it. So I did a quick start using my old iPad. She changed her mind. How do I go back to the original configuration .
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How to quiet or mute iOS 12 Mail Send sound?

Same as this question, but iOS has changed. The whoosh sound when Mail app sends a message is too loud. I've tried the volume down button while using Mail but it didn't change. I muted the receive ...

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