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Display Arrangement disappears with 3 external monitors with MacBook Pro

I have been able to connect 3 external monitors to my MacbookPro. However when I started to arrange them in the Arrangement tab all monitors disappeared from the window. When I unplug one of the ...
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Automate change in settings upon plugging mouse in

I am using a MacBook Air running Sierra. I like to use different mouse settings with my touchpad, and my USB mouse. To facilitate this, every time I plug my mouse in, I have to go to System ...
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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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iPad Air WiFi + Cellular, but no cellular settings? [duplicate]

I have an iPad Air 16gb I bought off a popular classifieds website. It was advertised as WiFi only, and in the settings there is only WiFi. But when I look up the serial number on Apple's site, it ...
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Can my former employer still monitor my iPhone after I erase all content and settings

My former employer allows employees to keep their work phones after they quit. When I was with my former employer, I had to install a series of corporate and company related apps so that they could ...
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Time zone set to Pacific while in Eastern, settings grayed out

Every tutorial says go to Date and Time select Time Zone. That is all I can do as everything is grayed out, both checkbox and map. I only use eastern time zone daylight savings time. OSX=Sierra 10.12 ...
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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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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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What does the search domain in the network preferences do?

I'm setting up my DNS to go through my employers DNS server and have entered the addresses they provided. They say it's a dynamic DNSSEC provider. I kind of understand this. But I noticed that under ...
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Setting 8-bit/16-bit color depth on macOS without using commercial apps

Can I set 8-bit/16-bit color depth system-wide without buying commercial software (e.g. Display Maestro)? I would preferably do this by editing system files, but a free app is OK too.
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Is there a way to turn off flat UI in MacOS Sierra?

I recently "upgraded" to macOS Sierra (10.12). I understand that many people have opinions on efficient and aesthetic UIs, but I personally hate (and that is the correct word) a flat UI. If you like ...
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How do I turn off auto capitalization in macOS El Capitan?

How do I turn off auto capitalization in macOS El Capitan? For certain things I do not want it and it's very annoying. For instance, dictating in a spreadsheet. In numbers, I cannot select a bunch of ...
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The list of my third party apps in settings app is hidden

Where is the following part of settings app?;) I have developed the app with settings.bundle but some of my users could not see the settings for any of their app. Is there an option to turn it on? ...
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How can I copy application settings from one user account to the other on the same machine?

I have two user accounts (a work and personal account) on my MacBook Pro 5,3 with OS X 10.11.6. On both I use the same Logitech MX Master mouse in combination with the Logitech Options application. I ...
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How can i turn mobile data on without going into the settings?

I have recently purchased an Iphone 5s, when i turn the mobile data on and off i have to go into the settings. Is there any way i can do it easier? I have tried flicking up from the top and bottom, ...
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Where can I find settings for app review requests?

I recently updated to iOS 10.3 (14E5260b) and noticed one of the new features was a way for developers to request reviews from inside an app. Some App Store changes are coming in iOS 10.3, allowing ...
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Why are my app settings not appearing in the Settings app?

I cannot seem to find my app settings in the setting app after updating my iphone to iOS 10.3 beta 4 (14E5260b). The issue is still present even after waiting a night, so it's not an issue about apps ...
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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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What's the best setting of iPad for senior grandma?

I know the question might be a bit subjective, but I'm really facing the problem and hopefully someone can help. I'm buying an iPad for my grandma. She is 80 years old, living in a rural area in ...
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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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“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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iCloud missing in settings iOS 10.3

After installing iOS 10.3 last night, iCloud is missing in my settings. Can anyone help or advise ?
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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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Apps purchases pop-up options

Whenever I am trying to dowanload free apps from the store it asks me about additional purchases. I am unable to understand this . Please help
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Tap, instead of click, the home button to go to home screen

I am new to iPhone, and I am wondering if there is an option to only tap the home button to go to the home screen, instead of clicking it? Essentially the same as the "Rest finger to open" option, ...
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Does Reset and “Erase All Content and Settings” removes iOS updates?

I want to reset and clear the iPad. But I would like to keep the iOS updates.
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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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Email notification for specific emails containing “n words” if n > 500

I have an iPhone 5 and, like many of you, I receive emails on it. I do a little bit of translation on the side and receive emails on projects, where the email for example contains the sentence "800 ...
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What is Swipe Options in Settings?

What are swipe options and what are their functions?
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How do spam email accounts get onto devices? [closed]

My mom recently asked me about an email inbox on her phone called "My Weather". She didn't know what it was or how it got on the phone. It had 200+ emails in it and all were product or service offers ...
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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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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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WhatsApp notification on iPhone lock screen shows contact name instead of nickname

Whenever I get a WhatsApp message with my iPhone locked, I can't see sender's nickname as set by them in their WhatsApp profile. I used to see it previously, but now I see the name which I have saved ...
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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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How to make double click on titlebar maximize a window to fill up screen?

I hide my dock. How do I acheive this: double click on titlebar to maximize a window to fill up screen? Please pay attention to two red rectangles (not fill up the screen though I double click on ...
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Setup my new Mac

I just bought a MacBook Pro and it's a beauty. I haven't opened it yet. I expect it to ask my about the language and for an account. That's cool, however I was wondering if there is something I could ...
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How to change incorrect Wi-Fi password?

I went to a coffee shop that had Wi-Fi this morning and they gave me the network name and password. In the top-right corner of my desktop there is the Wi-Fi menu, and I selected it to "Turn Wi-Fi On" ...
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How to change temperature in Today's Summary part from F to C in Notification Center

I'm using Mac OS (El Capitan) and in Notification center, Today's Summary part it shows weather information. I want to change from F to C here. My weather widget is already in C and working fine.
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“Allow Deletion of Running Applications” Option

I needed to delete/uninstall an application that was running. It was screen saver app that ran over the regular screen saver, and I hated it. I downloaded it from the App Store, and do not suspect ...
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Where is the folder with color schemes used by vim?

I use vi on mac os x at work and on Ubuntu at home. I like the colorscheme vim uses on the mac and I'd like to copy the corresponding file on ubuntu, but I can't find it, since there's no ~/.vim ...
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Enterprise iPad: Limit which wifi network can connect to

I'm looking for a policy setting or a creative solution here. Is there a way to restrict the wifi networks an iOS device can connect to? We have business issued iPads, but are worried that they can be ...
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How to stop an iPhone from automatically deleting trashed emails over a week old?

Not for the first time, I'm adding an IMAP account to my iphone with over a year's worth of email in the Trash folder and my iPhone has deleted them all as the default setting is to purge emails over ...
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How do I remove the Welcome Back at the top? [duplicate]

So whenever I launch a game that uses game-center I get a message on the top of the screen that says "Welcome Back (My Game Center username)". How do I remove this? It's really annoying and it stays ...
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NTFS appears every time

Every time I boot my Mac, an "NTFS for Mac OS X" window appears. In the settings I can't change this. Here is the window I have El capitan 10.11.4 I found this: To resolve the issue you need to ...
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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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How to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS)?

I have my new iPhone 6S, on iOS 9. I would like to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS). How can I have that? I have turned on the setting for that. But for some recipients ...
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What's the difference between the Safari iOS cookie settings?

On mobile Safari there are 4 settings for cookies: Always block Allow from current website only Allow from websites I visit Always allow #1 makes sense but I am unable to distinguish the 3 remaining ...
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some apps are not in settings app on iOS

I noticed that the apps I developed and tested on my device, doesn't appear in the Settings. Actually a lot of apps are missing there. Why is that? This image depicts what I mean.
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How do I export BBedit Settings to another mac

I currently have bbedit setup with my custom shortcuts and I would like to export these setting to my office mac. Is there a way for me to export these settings ?