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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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MacOS Dark Mode toggles back to Light Mode

I have an issue were when I log into MacOS Dark mode seems to be toggling back to light mode.
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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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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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Why are switches grayed out in the iPhones Settings app with iOS 8.3?

In 'Settings' > 'Cellular': all the switches under 'Use cellular data for:' are grayed out. Some are ON and some are OFF but none can be changed. These are the switches that control cellular data ...
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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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No option to remove Bluetooth device in iOS Settings app?

I would like to remove my Raspberry Pi from my iPhone 8 (running iOS 11.2.1) as a connected bluetooth device. Normally, I would go into my Settings -> Bluetooth and select the Info button (a small ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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iOS 13 - switch off auto-fetch for Mail

I've always had my iPhone set to manual Mail fetching for all except my actual Apple iCloud account, which is my only IMAP account & only used for official notifications from Apple. My main email ...
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Internet Accounts in System Preferences has multiple entries for iCloud…why?

The two that are active and the one that is inactive have the same email address gchung@me.com. Also, I cannot get rid of the Game Center account, which is also under gchung@me.com. I'm not sure what'...
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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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“Set time zone automatically using current location” is not working. Why?

Although I keep my system time & date in check using time.asia.apple.com, I can't "Set time zone automatically using current location". I get the error message, "Unable to determine current ...
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NoSleep still in in settings though uninstalled?

I have still the NoSleep options in my settings panel although it's fully uninstalled. How can I remove them, too? System is 10.9.
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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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Complete documentation of the iOS Settings app's URL scheme

The iOS Settings app provides an URL scheme (prefs:) which can be used to open the app directly on a particular page from other apps, in particular, shortcut apps such as Launch Center. There are ...
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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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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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Differences between the three Ask to Join Networks settings in iOS 13?

Before the release of iOS 13, when navigating to Settings/Wi-Fi/Ask to Join Networks there were two options listed: On/Off. The idea was that if this setting was enabled, if the iOS device in question ...
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iOS Bluetooth Device connect/disconnect from Settings

If i have already connected bluetooth device from Settings screen and my application is running, Suddenly i go to setting screen and disconnect that bluetooth device but still bluetooth switch is on. ...
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Late 2009 Macbook, El Capitan, how to rotate display? (it's not on settings)

I have a MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) with El Capitan 10.11.6, The displays setting panel doesn't show a control to rotate it (as does my mac mini with Sierra) Is there an alternative way or 3rd party ...
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How to change the default app for callto/tel links from Facetime to Skype/other?

Callto/tel links inside Chrome open up for me in Facetime. How can I change the default application used for opening such links? (I'd like to set it to Skype)
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MBP SSD upgrade - which settings to change?

After replacing the harddisk drive in MacBook Pro with a Solid State Disk I am wondering which settings I should change and how. Thinking of things that are supposed to protect the SSD like ...
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Touch ID settings missing from iOS. Fingerprint registered. Nation state hack

I'm part of a targeted attack, and I have registered my fingerprint with iOS on my iPhone 7. Now, I can not access touch ID in my settings and my fingerprint is permanently locked into the mitm ...
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Is there any way to make apps with fixed vertical orientation rotate?

A number of apps on my iPad (iPad Air 2, iOS 12.3) are designed so that they won't rotate--they are vertically oriented only with the camera at the top of the screen. Is it possible to get these apps ...
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Turn off and disable the “Coherence” feature of Parallels Desktop for Mac

On Parallels 15.0.0, I have accidentally triggered the "Coherence" feature within a VM running macOS Catalina as a guest on my macOS Mojave host. Now the apps are opening in within native windows on ...
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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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Resetting Advertising ID on iPad does not work?

I'm really really sick and tired of these websites showing me ads 'in my interest'. So I did some research and 99% of the answers from nearly 20 sources say to reset advertising ID and turn on limit ...
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Can I limit my dock to only show up on the main display?

I use 2 external displays with my Macbook. I use the Macbook's display as my main display and only want the dock to ever show up on this display. Is this possible? Right now when I mouse to the bottom ...
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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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Enable screen zoom via terminal

There are two accessibility settings (indicated by the red rectangle in the screenshot below) that allow for zooming into the screen by holding ctrl and scrolling the mouse. Is there a way to enable ...
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Why iOS settings and iTunes report the storage usage differently?

My iTunes shows me that there is about 7 GB of free space, while iOS settings shows me that there is only about 80 MB of available space. How do free space and available space differ? Additional ...
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Syncing OSX settings and preferences to iCloud

Is there a way to sync/save OSX's own settings, preferences, etc to iCloud? I use OSX El Capitan.
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Connect different wifi/4G on different iPhone

I have 2 iPhone signed in using the same Apple ID. What I want to achieve is this. At my office, I want one of the phone to connect to wifi and the other to connect to 4G. I know I can turn off wifi ...
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Why am I unable to change the password on my Mac?

I recently purchased my Macbook Air from school and they said that they have disconnected it from their server. But when I try to change the password for the admin account it shows me the following ...
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How can Charles Proxy change settings without admin rights after first time?

Charles Proxy has a feature that it can automatically configure your system proxy settings when it starts. Every programmatic way I've found of changing these settings (e.g. networksetup) requires ...
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MacBook Pro: Can't change the screen brightness

On my MacBook Pro 2012, I can't change the screen brightness. When I click on the brightness keyboard controls, nothing happens. Under System Preferences → Displays, the Brightness slider is missing: ...