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

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Find and Change system shortcut

As I know you can find a limit of shortcut in system preference > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcut where you can find other shortcut and how must change it? for example if I change the cmd + O to enter ...
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Can I change my OS X theme?

Some of my friends said that OS X sucks because you only have to choose one theme on every device that have OS X. I searched, but I didn't find any feasible solution just one little thing that cost ...
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Is there a simple way to have separate dock icons for different Chrome Profiles?

I am using Google Chrome version 22 on OS X 10.8. I use separate user profiles (created using the native Chrome facility in Settings->Users) for my "regular" web browsing, and the web development ...
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MacBook is sleeping despite being set to “never” sleep

My 13" MacBook (late 2006) is set to never sleep but after about 3 hours the whole computer still goes to sleep. Lid is always UP. Power Adapter is plugged in and indicator light is green when ...
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How can you disable the low battery warnings for bluetooth devices?

I use a bluetooth apple trackpad and keyboard, and once the battery hits 20% the bluetooth indicator in the menu bar starts flashing this lower battery warning. Normally, I wouldn't really care, but ...
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Always Asked to Configure Firewall for iTunes

Whenever I open iTunes, I get the standard OS X dialog, Do you want the application "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? Every time I click allow, but I am asked the same thing without ...
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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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Set different display and format language on macOS Sierra

On El Capitan and before I could set a different format language than the display language in OS X. So the UI of OS X would be English, while the date and number formatting would be Dutch. However ...
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How to make clicking on icon in dock == open new instance

I have several applications in my dock that can have multiple instances open (eg. Chrome, iTerm, Sublime, etc.) When I click on one of the icons, I want a new window to open (this is what happens if ...
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IOS 9.2: My “General> Profiles and Device management” is gone?

I have looked and looked and I can't find a solution. I need to get to the profiles and device management section on my ipad 3 but it is not under general. I tried searching for it in settings and it ...
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How can I know which setting TinkerTool is modifying?

Is there any way to easily know which setting a TinkerTool option relates to in Mac OS X? For example, the Show Hidden and System Files setting seems to be related to com.apple.finder ...
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How to quickly set year only in iOS 7

Can someone please explain how you can quickly set the YEAR within the date and time settings? If the battery has been removed then the iPhone is reset back to Jan 1st 1970. This means that the ...
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How to set reply-to address in Apple Mail

I have two accounts set up in Apple Mail. The second account is for backup purposes and because at times the primary account is unavailable. When that happens, I send from the second account but would ...
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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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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 little ...
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OS X Lion suppresses user's settings for the keyboard backlight

Recently I've upgraded to Lion and in general I'm not satisfied with its performance, but what's really annoying is that the login screen always sets the keyboard backlight to the max (even when I set ...
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Can I disable pinch to show all open tabs in Safari?

Too often, when I try to move my cursor and click, or try to drag something or select text, and my two fingers end up on the trackpad at the same time, all my open tabs shrink into this view: This is ...
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Strange “Devices” section in iOS Wi-Fi Settings

Has anyone ever seen this ‘Devices’ section in the Wi-Fi Settings page? It very strange, it's my first time I've seen this. Even more, when I tried to connect to this SSID, iOS pops up a dialog which ...
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Can I disable the Lion animation when switching to/from fullscreen apps?

In Lion there is an animation when switching to and from full screen applications. Full screen apps are great, especially on a 11" screen, but this animation is getting very annoying. Is there a way ...
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Is it possible to always show hidden/dotfiles in Open/Save dialogs?

It is possible to show so-called dotfiles/directories like .git or files/directories that have the Hidden attribute in the Finder by running defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles 1 from ...
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Enable “Developer” inside the “Settings” app on iOS

Before Xcode 6 one could go to the Xcode Organizer window. Tap on the Devices tab. Select the connected device and click the "Use for Development" button. See here. However with Xcode 6 there are no ...
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I want to change clock from 12h to 24h mode via terminal

So I'm looking for the command to change from 12h to 24h. Is there even such a command? I mean I can do it with the GUI but I need to be able to do it via terminal so I can put it in a bash script. ...
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How to manually reset OS X Applications settings without reboot?

I want to reset OS X Applications settings, like TextWrangler or some other applications. I kill the TextWrangler Process in Activity Monitor, delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.barebones.textwrangler....
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adjust battery-warning-level of magic mouse

How can I adjust the level at which Mac OS warns me about the battery of my magic mouse? I always have a lack of batteries, so I would prefer if the battery warning comes up at 15 or 20%, so I could ...
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Disabling Voice Control, or at least muting it (iOS 10)

I have an iPhone 6S recently updated to iOS 10.0.1. Holding the Home button for about 1 second activates Voice Control, with a characteristic loud double beep. This is very easy to activate ...
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Can I connect to wifi but still use cellular?

I would like to be able to connect to my cars dashcam via wifi while in the car but still be able to use my iPhone's cellular connection. The way the dashcam works, it appears as a wifi access ...
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Dark Mode toggles back to Light Mode

I have an issue were when I log in Dark mode seems to be toggling back to light mode.
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Can I reverse the two-finger scrolling direction in OS X Lion (10.7)?

I just got 10.7. The two-finger scrolling direction seems wrong to me, although it says "direction - natural." I couldn't see a way to reverse it. Does anyone have a way yet?
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Can I disable receiving “effects” in iOS 10 Messages?

For reasons past comprehension, the new iOS 10 Messages app allows applying "effects" to messages. I understand that I can disable the ability to generate these abominations by choosing Settings > ...
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Caps Lock key mapped to a second Control key, reset after wake in Mountain Lion

I'm running a clean install of Mountain Lion. I have my Caps Lock key mapped to a second Control key. Whenever I wake my computer back from sleep, it re-sets itself to the Caps Lock key. This did ...
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AppleScript Setting Select Drop Down

I am trying to enable dictation with applescript and so far have the following that works. But, how do I set the drop down for the shortcut key using AppleScript? Below is the AppleScript code: tell ...
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Is there a way to set an Application Shortcut in the Keyboard Preference Pane via Terminal?

I'd like to have a bootstrap for my custom keyboard shortcuts to use on multiple machines...
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Disable “…application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?” on certain file types?

Is it possible to modify which files Apple's quarantine warning pops up on? Specifically I download hundreds of PHP files (web developer) and I'm tired of seeing "...is a script application ...
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Could Not load Date & Time preference pane

I am getting weird time in my click (attached is the screenshot) And it's not letting me change my time and giving me error "Could Not load Date & Time preference pane" Any idea what's going on?...
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Disable Display of Letters on Password (iOS) [duplicate]

When typing a password in any password field on my ipad, it displays each letter I type for a short time. I'm on the train every day, and I always have people looking over my shoulder.. just can't ...
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How to transfer preferences from one machine to another?

Is there a way to transfer my various preferences configured on Machine A to a new Machine B? For example, I would like to transfer many of the preferences configured within System Preferences and ...
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Why does my iOS device beep and vibrate even after turning off “sounds” in every app?

Why is my iPhone making a mystery tritone sound when the sound is on, and a mystery vibrate when set to silent? Yes, yes, I already read this answer: Why does my iOS device beep at noon every day?. I ...
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How do I stop my text messages and emails from showing on my 5yr old's iPad?

I am giving my 5yr old an iPad of his own. I'm happy to buy and share apps with him but how do I keep our text messages and emails separate?
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How to have different colors in each Terminal window

Can I do this? OMG, I looked for hours, and every article I find tells me how to colorize the output of ls. Or colorize my prompt. I really really really don't want that. I want to colorize the ...
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“Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar” setting not remembered

I see no keyboard & character indicator on the menubar panel, and trying to enable "Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar" in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard tab, that has no ...
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Why won't my iPhone 4S let me turn on the wifi? [duplicate]

When I go to Settings then to Wifi, I cannot turn it On. I had read in another question I should Reset Network Settings but that did not seem to help. Does anyone have any idea what I could do?
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How do I disable the Russian keyboard layout in software?

I enabled Russian input source, and am having problem disabling it. How do I disable it?
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How do I select a new SMTP “Primary Server”?

On my iPhone (iOS 11.2.5), I had to change the SMTP server for my e-mail account. I was able to add the new SMTP server, which appeared under "OTHER SMTP SERVERS". I was also able to turn off the ...
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File for a Custom Keyboard Emoji

Is there a way I can add a file (and what type would it be) to the symbols or special characters for use as a custom emoji? If so, would there be a way to set a key to it?
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MacBook connects to network over Ethernet but not WiFi

I'm visiting my relatives and trying to get my MacBook on their network. If I connect over Ethernet, everything works fine and I can get online without a hitch. But if I connect over WiFi, I can't ...
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Verification required

My iPhone (5s) has randomly started to ask for verification (before you can make purchases, you must tap continue to verify). Now my problem is that with my apple account I already have a bank account ...
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Missing hot corners and Dock keeps defaulting

I recently installed a Jamf software in order to recieve the latest MS Office, and during the installation the dock was reset to the default preferences. After installation I went to customize my ...
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Find queries appear automatically in the find fields for other applications [duplicate]

After years on a much older version of Mac OS, I'm now on v. 10.13.2, and I observe strange behavior when I use find functionality, in various applications. If I search for some string in one ...