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

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iOS - set a specific wifi connection as a portable hotspot

If I use a portable hotspot or share Wi-Fi through another mobile device, is there a way to set that Wi-Fi connection as a data connection so that it won't try to upload stuff it only does on Wi-Fi ...
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How do I access OpenGL specific settings for the Nvidia driver?

I have a MacBookPro5,1 with an NVidia 9600 GT running OS X 10.6.8 (64-bit). In the Linux-world there is a nvidia-settings command to control various OpenGL specific settings, however under OS X I can'...
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Is there command to grant Full Disk Access for specific application?

You can allow an application to access data if you change settings in Security & Privacy → Privacy → Full Disk Access. Is there command to accomplish the same in terminal?
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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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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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How to prevent default pdf viewer from being changed to iBooks

Every so often the default viewer for PDF files gets changed to iBooks. I want PDF files to be opened with Preview, and I want that setting to persist. I know how to manually change the default back ...
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macOS preferences are not being saved

Running macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73). After migration from my old machine to the new machine, I am experiencing an issue where some apps do not retain settings. The migration was not trivial and I ...
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Cannot permanently remove wifi networks on Mac

I'm currently running the OS X El Capitan public beta, but I've had this issue since Mavericks or Yosemite. I'm unable to permanently remove unprotected wifi networks from the preferred networks list ...
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Can Siri be set to read characters?

So my iPhone 5 digitizer broke, and since I have an upgrade coming up soon, I'm trying to do without a working phone until i can get the new 6. My problem is, however, that I have some websites I need ...
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Safari 8 leftbound URL with favicon

In version 8 of safari the URL of a webpage is displayed centered in the adress-field, and the favicon (or apple-touch-icon) is invisible. Only when I click into the adress-field the URL moves to the ...
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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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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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Automatically toggle iPhone Low Power Mode on set schedule

Is there a way built-in, using Shortcuts app or other to schedule toggling of Low Power Mode on an iPhone?
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iMessages sending tiny versions of images/GIFs

It doesn't seem to matter if I'm sending a personal photo, a GIF, or a video taken straight from iMessage, they're all sent to the recipient as super tiny versions of what I see them being sent as. ...
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How do I drag (and drag without holding) and drop with the force touch trackpad?

I just upgraded from a 2013 MBP to a 2018 MBP, which has the force touch trackpad. I used to be able to "Drag and Drop" by simply double tapping (not clicking down) an item and then dragging it to a ...
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How to make Trackpad scroll only in one direction?

When I try to scroll a text view using the Trackpad moving my two finders in the the vertical direction, it also moves slightly in the horizontal direction, which makes the movement to appear jerky. ...
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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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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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System Audio is picked up on microphone when using headphones (discord, skype, macOS), how do I turn this off?

Specs: macOS Sierra 10.12.5, JBL in-ear headphones with microphone Ever since I got my new headphones, people on Discord and Skype could listen to me watching videos and listening to music, which is ...
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iPad auto locks even with auto lock ‘never’

My iPad Air 2 auto locks suddenly without any sign as to why, and the lock screen comes up. I have checked the settings and the auto lock is set to ‘never’ yet it auto locks. What could be the problem ...
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macOS change SSID based on Location

I have multiple SSIDs in the building. When I choose a different Location, how do I make it connect to a different SSID? When I choose a Location where Thunderbolt Ethernet is first in the service ...
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“Automatically adjust brightness” nowhere to be seen

I have a situation where I'm using an app that calibrates my monitors. I have several monitors attached and when I go into System Preferences -> Displays, I unfortunately don't see any options on any ...
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Is there any way to set default Podcast display order in iTunes 12.5?

I have to set each individual podcast to "oldest to newest" when I would like this as a default. This would not be such a big issue except that iTunes unsubscribes me from an average of one podcast a ...
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Is there a Settings/System Preferences simulator for macOS/iOS tech support?

Frequently when offering technical assistance, I either want to follow along with my own instructions to make sure they are correct, or provide a screenshot to demonstrate my instructions visually. ...
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In Mac OS X El Capitan, is it still possible to change the color of the bubbles in Messages?

I have looked through Preferences, System Preferences, even looked at a couple of 3rd-party apps. I could find nothing of use. So is it still possible to change the color of chat bubbles (and text) ...
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Can the Show/Hide timing of the menu bar be adjusted?

When using a browser with multiple opened tabs in full screen mode, the menu bar is constantly blocking my access to the tabs, because my gesture to the tabs area bounces off the top of the screen ...
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Can I force apple mail to display “Re:” again instead of the German (and bad) translation of “Aw:”

Since I upgraded to Mavericks, Apple Mail will display localized versions of subject prefixes, even if the original received mail used the English prefixes. I find that quite annoying, as this does ...
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Mac OS: How to revert settings that have been changed by a certain program

Short Story I've installed a program on my Mac that altered some settings (e.g. graphics, position of dock). I've uninstalled the program but the settings haven't changed. Is there a way that I can ...
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My Mac keeps forgetting settings

My Mac seems to keep forgetting the following settings: I have to type my wireless password everyday (and checking "remember"). I couldn't permanently set a particular app to be the default opener of ...
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Image Capture default action for *any* camera

I'm trying to implement a solution for a multiuser environment involving Image Capture and AutoImport. (10.6.8 with remote MCX). Our users often connect digital cameras to our Macs to download the ...
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Why is the usage and standby time always the same on my iPhone?

Why do the usage and standby times on my iPhone 7 Plus always show the same value? I have tried restarting my phone and I have let it drain until it turns itself off to see if that would fix the ...
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Can I turn off 2G support on my iPhone?

From the commotion in the last several days/weeks I understood that a fake cell tower intending to play man-in-the-middle uses a 2G connection to avoid the authentication requirement (of the network ...
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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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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 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 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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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 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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MacBook Pro 13" Touch bar - Privacy > Accessibility list not working

My MBP with Mojave 10.14.6 doesn't let me add apps to the Privacy > Accessibility nor to Privacy > Full Disk Access in the System Preferences > Security & Privacy pane. Many devices ask me to do ...
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iPhone 6 - no photos/videos in “Recently Deleted” Album but storage settings displaying that I have over 19GB of photos in “Recently Deleted” Album

As mentioned in the title, I have over 19gb of storage taken up according to the iPhone Storage settings, as shown: However, I have already deleted all my photos and videos in the "Recently Deleted" ...
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change curser color according to selected language

I'm sure there are a lot of users who type in their native language + english. After they type a sentence, they realize they typed in the wrong language. Is there a way to change the curser color ...
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iPhone Bedtime Options for Different Days

I use the Bedtime settings on the iPhone but I'd like to have different settings for different days. For instance, I have the same alarm time for Monday-Friday but would like a later alarm time for ...
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Can I receive emergency alerts on an IPad through WiFi?

I have an iPad Pro with iOS 12.1.1, WiFi only (it has a cell modem but I never activated it), in USA. Can I enable wireless emergency alerts somehow? Like the NWS and AMBER alerts I get on my phone. ...
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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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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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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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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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Restore iPhone 7RED

How do I restore my phone to factory settings, I choose a password & cannot remember what - rather than the numeric code, as well as my fingerprint being on there. Is it possible I can restore ...
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In Mac OS how do I disable the Apple menu bar from sliding down while in Full Screen; or set the hover time to be a longer duration

I see the topic has been brought up a few times, but since there does not seem to be a workaround, I am wondering if I can set the hover time to be a longer duration.
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is it possible to disable playback in itunes?

I have an old 3rd generation iPod Nano I use for the gym. I don't have an iPhone and the only reason I use iTunes is to add/delete podcasts to my iPod. I don't listen to any music or watch movies or ...