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

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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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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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How do I revert Mac locations?

Hi! I was hoping someone could help with my issue. Basically my Locations has changed on my Mac. I can't remember exactly what it was before, possibly my name but now it is showing bazooka. I think ...
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Adjust distance of mouse from the bottom of the screen before the Dock re-appears

After upgrading to Big Sur, when I bring the mouse to the bottom of the screen, the Dock appears a bit before the mouse has completely reached the bottom. That means that a lot of times when I want to ...
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If Short Name is enabled on iOS and two contacts share the same first name, how will their last name be displayed with the default setting?

When navigating to Settings/Contacts on an iOS device, an option called "Short Name" is listed; briefly, this allows a user to specify how they'd like names to be shown within apps that ...
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Is it possible to remove an account from Mail, Contacts or Calendars of the iOS Settings app whilst keeping data synced within other categories?

When navigating to the Settings app on an iOS device, there are three categories of setting that allow for an account to be added - either Mail, Contacts or Calendars (adding an account can be ...
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Does disabling the prompt to enable two-factor authentication on an iOS device disable future prompts from appearing?

I was recently working with an iPhone user who noticed that since updating to iOS 14, they were being prompted to set up two-factor authentication on their Apple ID. They temporarily dismissed the ...
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Turn off Control Center in macOS Big Sur

Is there a way to turn off the control center in macOS Big Sur? In settings under dock and menu bar there are settings to the control center but no option to disable it.
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Reminders Share Menu missing

the reminders app is missing from my Share Menu in Catalina. I am signed in with my iCloud account and have reminder sync turned on. Apart from the missing share entry, reminders work fine. Has anyone ...
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Any way to Have Different Brightness Levels for Different Virtual Desktops

As the title mentions, I'm looking for a way to have different brightness settings for the internal virtual desktops on macOS. It seems like an odd request, but it's extremely useful for when dealing ...
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Location Services resets after each reboot

Since some time back, Location Services are always reset after I reboot the computer. The service disables and the list of applications under Security & Privacy > Location Services goes empty. ...
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How to turn off display by pressing the power button of MacBook Pro 2016? (Changing the behaviors of the power buttons)

I'd like to know how to change the behaviors of the power button of the MacBook Pro to have "turn off display" function. (As far as I know, default setting of a single press of the button ...
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Any way to have file-specific spelling and grammar checking in Pages?

I often have several documents open at the same time in Pages: some technical and some more typical essays. I'd like spell check to be ON for the essays and OFF for the technical docs. Is there any ...
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Settings reset after slowdown

I was using BlueStacks and my MacBook started going REALLY slow, then all my settings got reset. I rebooted to see if that would fix my problem, and the Setup program started. I went through the setup ...
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MacOS High Sierra VSCode “Writing login information to the keychain failed with error 'UNIX[No such file or directory]'.”

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 with new install of VSCode 1.50.0 Attempt to "Sign-in to Sync Settings" web/browser-based SSO redirects to Microsoft and/or Github browser login login fails - ...
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How to overwrite global policies for a home user account with sudo access?

I was trying to overwrite global policies and I found a way to do it, like this: Redirect existing global policies in a new XML file: pwpolicy -getaccountpolicies > ~/globalPolicies.xml Edit ~/...
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Has the ability to manage password preferences for App Store purchases been removed in iOS 14?

In iOS 13 and below, it was possible to change settings for App Store purchases by navigating to Settings/Account Name/iTunes & App Store - this can be confirmed by taking a look at the following ...
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How to manually set time zone on iPhone while still automatically sync time?

This is possible on basically all mainstream computer operating systems, like macOS, Windows 10, Ubuntu. For example in macOS, I have these two settings (Set date and time automatically and Set time ...
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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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How to re-enable missing Disclosure arrows?

OS: Sierra (10.12.6) I view my folders as List in Finder, but in a recent attempt to refresh my app icon file, I somehow messed up my View settings. From what I've gathered online, I had to set "...
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File associations keep being reset to TexShop

I use Sublime Text as my editor for markdown (.md) files and have it set as the default program for this filetype. But occasionally the association changes to TexShop. This is corrected by going into ...
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How is it possible for developers to exclude Bluetooth devices from appearing within Settings.app?

When setting up certain Bluetooth devices from an iOS device, I've noticed that these devices may not appear from within the "Bluetooth" menu of Settings.app but are visible when setting up ...
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Can't find Apple Music Icloud in settings. (Can't Download Music) FIXED

I have searched for answers on how to download music from our apple computers without the apple icloud setting being in our iphone settings. Sadly no ones provided answers on how to make it re-appear ...
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Can't add apps to “Files & Folders” under Security & Privacy

Can't add apps to "Files & Folders" under Security & Privacy, plus/minus buttons are greyed out. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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How can I change the colour matching option in the Default Settings printer preset?

Specifically, I want to change the colour matching for my Canon Pixma G3500 from Canon Color Matching to ColorSync. When editing using the GUI, the Default Settings, and Draft Printing on Plain Paper ...
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Change microphone button from start/stop to mute/unmute

I have an external microphone with a single button. When I click it, it controls the start/stop of music; double click jumps to the next song. I want to change that to mute/unmute the microphone, ...
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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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Shortcut app step for activating the Low Data Mode setting when opening an app

AIM : 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 only app using the WiFi ...
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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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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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