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

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Block Access to Iphone Settings App?

Ok, Ive searched a long time and I dont see an answer. I have restrictions/screen time on my sons iphone. He has found a loophole where he can get onto google or youtube via Settings -> Passwords ...
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Why does Automatic Graphics Switching keep re-enabling itself without my involvement?

I disable Automatic graphics switching under Energy Saver, as it significantly slows my Macbook Pro (10.15.5). Yet this checkbox keeps getting re-enabled when I have not touched it! How can I prevent ...
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How to disable swipe navigation on Edge for Mac

Like Chrome, Edge for Mac supports browser navigation by dragging horizontally left or right with two fingers on the trackpad. I know how to turn this off in Chrome, but is it possible to turn this ...
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Is there a Shortcut app step for activating the Low Data Mode setting when opening an app?

What I am trying to achieve: When I open a movie app, such as Netflix or Shudder, I want the Shortcut app to trigger the Low Data Mode setting automatically, so that the current movie app is now the ...
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Global volume limiter for iPhone 8 and iPad Mini 4

I have an iPhone 8 running IOS 13.5 and an iPad Mini 4 also running IOS 13.5. Is there a way to limit the global volume of these devices ("global" means the limit applies to all apps and all usage ...
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Set British PC Keyboard layout on iPad

I use the “British PC” layout on macOS, and I’ve started using a keyboard with my iPad (iOS 13.4.1), and I want to use the same layout on it. However there’s only “British” and “International – PC” ...
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Camera settings (brightness, saturation) on Catalina

Been a videoconference power-user for ~10 years, and I really like to adjust brightness and saturation on the camera (whether it is laptop camera, external webcam, etc). Is there any app or tool in ...
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This Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem with <accountname>

I'd rather not logout because somehow some iCloud functions actually work (very weird), and these popups weren't annoying. However, recently, it's possible that i get like 50 of them in a row with 1 ...
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Reverse behavior menu extension

I'm using a Wacom Cintiq. Normally using a mouse or touchpad menu's extend/dropdown to the right (unless not enough space on the screen, then to the left). Nice when your left-handed. But when your ...
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Log/list of external/unauthorized programs that were given permission to open

When an app/program is not from an authorized developer, it cannot be opened directly because of security settings. These security settings can be overridden by adding the app as an exception to the ...
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Why is it called Desktop Picture or Background in macOS and wallpaper in iOS? Is there a technical difference?

macOS calls it Desktop Picture while iOS uses wallpaper. I haven't found any information about it so I wonder if someone has a piece of information that may help. macOS https://support.apple.com/en-...
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Where are the settings for microphone input volume stored?

I'm trying to write a script that detects a change in this setting: However, I'm having trouble locating the .plist file where this setting is stored. Does anyone where I can find this file? Edit: ...
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How to remove privacy settings for files and folders in Catalina?

It seems to be simple, but how to remove the given privacy settings for files and folders? I have some double mentions which I would like to remove! So how to achieve this, when the + / - control ...
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On-screen predictive text on MacBook Pro (with TouchBar), primarily in Mail.app

In the keyboard settings of my MacBook Pro running Catalina I can select "Touch Bar Typing suggestions" to show suggestions, well, in the touch-bar. How can I get these (the main) suggestion(s) onto ...
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FaceTime Photos must be enabled on both devices to use this feature

When I'm on a FaceTime video call, there's a camera button. When I press the FaceTime camera button to take a photo, I get the message: FaceTime Photos must be enabled on both devices to use this ...
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Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktop?

Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktops? In particular I'd like to change the settings between a normal desktop and a desktop where there's an app at full screen. ...
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Enable trackpad via keyboard

I prefer to disable the trackpad on my macbook when an external mouse is attached via bluetooth, so that I don't accidentally hit it and to discourage me from using it, which I find un-ergonomic. ...
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Why has the notification “Disk not ejected properly” changed in Mojave?

Whenever my iMac wakes from sleep I find 'hundreds' of "Disk not ejected properly" notifications.This has only started since an upgrade to Mojave. Is there an obscure setting that I can change to ...
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Changing settings on iPad Pro selfie camera? (2018 11 inch model)

Apparently the selfie camera (FaceTime HD) can operate in both 30 FPS and 60 FPS modes. I haven’t found a way to change it. Is there one?
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How to merge two users in Mac OS - Catalina?

I'm pretty new to Mac Os. At start I've created a new user, the one that is second in the below picture. After talking to a co-worker, he told me I probably didn't configure the Mac as company's ...
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How To Change Apple ID associated with Apple TV?

I'd like to change the Apple ID that is associated with my Apple TV HD. It appears that this can't be changed in the UI. Do I need to do a factory reset?
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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 add a new locale to macOS Catalina

On System Preferences, Language and Region, when I select United Kingdom the output of locale is LANG="en_GB" LC_COLLATE="en_GB" LC_CTYPE="en_GB" LC_MESSAGES="en_GB" LC_MONETARY="en_GB" LC_NUMERIC="...
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How to restore my keyboard to default settings?

I was using Google Colab on my web browser and was trying to set some keyboard shortcut on Google Colab. After that, my keyboard keep showing weird letters when I am typing. You can see it in this ...
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Failed to authenticate with Google

Just recently, I have been dealing with this frustrating problem of my apple mail not being able to authenticate my Google account. I tried different gmail accounts, removing and re-adding the ...
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Why does my MacBook not display the date and time in Welsh?

In "Languages and Region" I have set my only language to be Cymraeg (Welsh). It is the only one in the list of preferred languages. However, the date in the top bar is in english. If I change the ...
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How do I silence incoming voice calls on WhatsApp?

I've been forced by my relatives to install WhatsApp on my iPhone. I use it only for text messages, so I disabled camera, voice, etc. and, what I thought, was all sounds from it in the iPhone settings....
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Regarding AppleScript, is it possible to change “page layout” export option when exporting Numbers documents to PDF?

A little while ago I cobbled together a short AppleScript for exporting multiple Pages documents to PDF at one time, and now I want to do the same with Numbers. The basic principle is the same and the ...
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Are macOS Spotlight privacy settings shared between parallel installs?

I have two independent copies of macOS Catalina installed on two different disk partitions. Somehow, when I change Spotlight privacy settings in one of them, same settings and up applying into ...
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How to restrict a website on iphone without “Allow Website” option appearing?

Sometimes I give my kids access to my iPhone, and want to restrict access to adult sites. As an experiment I turned on "restrict access to adult site" under the "restrictions" option, and then also ...
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Mouse settings don't retain in Logitech options

I have an Logitech MX Master mouse that comes with a program to adjust it's settings called Logitech Options. I use this to adjust the issue many people have a mac: you wanna scroll with trackpad the '...
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Different free storage space reported in the Files app and in Settings → iPad Storage

The reported value looks off by ~38 GB Settings → General → iPad Storage: Files → On My iPad: I'm trying to Airdrop a 9 GB file to this iPad and it fails, this could be why. Smaller files (~1,5 GB) ...
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Change default content's language in MacOS Apple TV app

I'm trying to find a way to set English (my system language is French) as the default audio language for Apple TV+ content. On an Apple TV you can set that in the system's settings. On MacOS, you ...
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Display Language In Catalina

I need to have two different languages, my OS language is English, but I want to display the date in Portuguese. I tried this, but doesn't work. Is there any solution that might work with Catalina?
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Disabling notifications for a given app from a command line

I would like to disable system noficiations for a selected application, like the Calendar in the screenshot below: How can I do that from the command line?
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Can I create a user that only has Network permissions?

I would like to create an account that only has permission to modify the Network preference pane in the System Preferences (in it's entirety). Is such a feature feasible? Comparable to Windows, where ...
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How to disable “Spelling and Grammar” globally, for all apps?

I have searched for the similar title, got a few answers which are not applicable to my case: Is disabling spell check systemwide still possible in Sierra? (redirects to the next link) Is it possible ...
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Is the Auto Call feature of Emergency SOS only available for iPhone 8 and later?

When taking a look at the article that describes the Emergency SOS feature of iOS (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208076), when referencing how to make a call on iPhone 7 and earlier, users are ...
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Why does Settings.app make reference to requiring a SIM card for the Auto Call setting of Emergency SOS, and not for the entire feature altogether?

When navigating to Settings/Emergency SOS on my iPhone 11 Pro, below the "Auto Call" control the hint states that "Auto Call requires a SIM card". I'm trying to establish why this text wouldn't be ...
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iOS Messages not repeating alert notifications

I'm using an iPhone 11 on iOS 13.0. When I receive a text message, my iPhone doesn't repeat the notification alert, despite the Repeat Alerts option being set to Once. These are my configurations ...
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Create/switch between workspaces

I am currently working on multiple projects where I use multiple desktops (created by the "+" button in mission control) and full screens (when entering full screen mode in an application (cmd + ctrl +...
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How can I set a scaled display resolution from the command-line in macOS Catalina?

I am trying to automate the setup of a Mac running macOS Catalina (10.15.1). I found this question: How can I set the display settings using command line . But none of the answers really explain how ...
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How to change the function plot colour in Grapher and make it persistent?

Here's y=x^2 plotted in blue: I coloured the function by going to "Window > Show Inspector". So all is nice and smooth, but when I change the function to, say, y=x^3, the plot turns black and has an ...
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How do I print in grayscale on Canon Pixma MP280?

From my Macbook Pro (10.5.1), the print dialog has no grayscale option (screenshot below). I opened settings, and there is a color option in each Preset. The Presets are read-only. I guess I am ...
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How can I disable links and formatting in Adium?

Adium attempts to support rich text formatting (italic, bold, underline) and links. For instance, if I paste some text from my browser, Adium might display the message I'm sending as: which gets ...
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On iOS, is there any way to see what the “Documents & Sync” system service is using cellular data for?

I’m using iOS 13.2 on an iPhone X, and would like to drastically reduce the amount of cellular data my phone is using. In less than a month, my phone has used 10.7 GB of cellular data. 8.5 GB of that ...
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Per App setting for 'Use font smoothing when available'?

Historically this setting (System Preferences -> General) controls subpixel font anti-aliasing. Since Mojave deprecates subpixel rendering, it controls how much greyscale anti-aliasing is ...
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How to set Apple TV's language back to English?

So, our daughter thought it would be funny to change the Apple TV's language setting. She is now complaining that she can't watch TV shows. Of course she can't, because nobody can figure out how to ...
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Default to “Paste and Match Style” programmatically

I recently found this article for how to default all pasting to "paste and match style" https://havecamerawilltravel.com/photographer/set-paste-match-style-default-mac-osx/. I was wondering if there ...
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How do you reset all of Finder's settings?

How do you reset all of the settings related to the Sidebar, general preferences, default folder views, etc? Deleting com.apple.sidebarlists.plist does not seem to reset the sidebar. Also, that file ...

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