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

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'Wallet and Apple Pay' missing from Macbook Pro settings

I have macbook following version. MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014), OS: Mac OS Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88) I am using the following link to setup Apple pay for Mac. https://www.imore.com/how-set-...
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How to get Verizon WiFi Calling to work on new iPhone X

I just activated an iPhone X on Verizon Wireless. My previous iPhone was able to do WiFi Calling on my home network. Now when I try to turn WiFi Calling on (Settings -> Cellular -> Wi-Fi Calling), I ...
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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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How can I force my right-hand monitor to always be my primary monitor on my MBP?

I have a new MBP with 2x 4k monitors. Due to the layout of my desk, I want my right-side monitor to be my primary display. I know how to set this up within the display settings, however, I have to ...
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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 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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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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Configure proxy on mac

I followed this tutorial to set up a proxy using an AWS instance. I was able to do so, and upon running this command: ssh -L 3128:localhost:8888 -i /path/to/yourkey.pem ubuntu@xxx.xxx.xxxx I am able ...
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How to disable “x days since last backup” reminders in High Sierra

Since I updated to High Sierra (Version 10.13.1 to be exact) the "x days since last backup" reminders have returned, showing up every day or so in the top right corner of the screen. I checked, and ...
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iOS 11 mail - manual fetch gone?

Except for my iCloud account, which gets very little traffic, I only use POP3 email. I prefer it because it means I don't have to store 17 years back catalogue on every device I own. I get all my ...
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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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Is there a way to get Auto-Brightness back on my iPhone X?

One of the best features of my iPhone 7 Plus was the way it could be configured to auto-dim the display, which not only helped the phone's lighting to match the mood, but was also appreciated by ...
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How to keep last modified date of directories unchanged when files in directory change?

I am syncing files between macOS and a remote Ubuntu server. On Ubuntu, the date of last modification of a directory doesn't change when I store, modify or delete a file inside this directory. This ...
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How fix fonts on external tv look good view?

i have a little problem with my mac and external tv (LG 4K). Macbook air 2012 (intel HD 4000) LG 43UJ6307 i connect macbook with MiniDisplayPort -> DVI -> HDMI (1.4). by default i cannot set ...
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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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How to remap “quit application” to Command+ESC system wide? [duplicate]

As of now it's set to ⌘Q everywhere which is very unintuitive and being next to ⌘W, which I use a lot, it's very annoying too. ⌘Esc doesn't do anything (on my laptop at least) and I think it makes ...
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Caps lock option for input switch is absent

I have a MacBook Air 11" and a MacBook Air 13": the 11" is lot older than the 13". Although High Sierra is installed on both MacBooks, on the 13", I can't find caps lock option in Settings-> Keyboard->...
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What is the technology used in iOS 11 settings migration (moving blue dots / particles pattern / animated QR code?)

During the setup of a new iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone X, there is a step for migrating the settings from another iOS 11 device. On the old device, it says: Set Up New iPhone Use your ...
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Excel API data query - populates into a single column

I am trying to populate some data from an API call. (Below is the process to get the same example) Everything works fine until I hit the last button: all the data goes into the first column and does ...
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Force iPhone to remember “don't trust” setting when connecting to computer [duplicate]

Every time I plug my iPhone into one of my computers to charge it, it prompts me to trust or don't trust. How do I force it to remember he don't trust setting? I don't want this specific computer to ...
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iOS Calendar: What is the meaning of Time Zone Override?

I have had issues in the past with time zones and alarms when traveling, but I think I have it solved. I have just one more point of confusion. Current versions of iOS have the option Time Zone ...
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Set Different Language

I am trying to have everything in English, except day and month, which I want to change to my language. I followed this post, but this command does not work. defaults write NSGlobalDomain ...
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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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