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

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Making a default window size and preview size for folders on a Mac

I work for a photography company and we have just switched to Mac for showing our photos directly to our clients when they come to our booth. The change to Mac has changed how we show our photos. We ...
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What is analogous to the Windows registry in Mac OS X?

I am new to Mac and was wondering where application/OS settings are saved.
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Xcode GUI adjusting location of Navigator-Menu

How can one adjust the view settings, so that the Navigator-Menu (see image) appears on the right or on the bottom, etc.? UPDATE: Thanks, jherran, for telling me the name of this menu.
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iBooks are not synchronized via iCloud between my Apple devices

I don't seem to be able to synchronize my iPad (2) and IPhone (5s) to access the iBooks documents saved across the devices. They are both updated to the latest iOS. I Have looked into all the ...
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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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Where are Terminal.app profiles files located?

I just recently reinstalled OS X and forgot to back up all my sweet 'profiles' aka colour schemes. It would be very helpful if I could find the location of these so I can recover them from backup.
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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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How to run an application in a different language? [duplicate]

I have my Mac OS X Yosemite system configured in spanish, but I have an app with a horrible spanish translation, and I would like to run it (and just this app) in english. How could I do that?
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Where in iOS 8 do I customize the notification centre?

For some reason I cannot find Notification Centre section on my iPhone 6. It's where you can set the today view to appear on lock screen, etc. I set it up a long time ago (probably in iOS 7), and I ...
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Why “Settings” needs Cellular in iOS?

I'm getting a similar warning as this one: Whenever I get to Settings in iOS. I have deactivated Cellular connections for everything (including Settings) but Chrome Browser. I'm wondering if anyone ...
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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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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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How to Restrict iOS Wifi Settings from being Changed?

I have iPad Mini 3 with iOS 8. I set the restrictions under Settings > General > Restrictions but some important settings are not covered like WiFi, Proxy and DNS settings. How can I restrict WiFi ...
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Screensaver settings spontaneously revert

I have my screen saver set to display images from a folder in my ~/Pictures directory, and the "Shuffle slide order" box is checked. In Yosemite, I find that occasionally one or both of those settings ...
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How to associate a route with an interface? [duplicate]

I have a Mac with two network interfaces, connected to different networks. For the sake of argument, let's say one is connected to a private network and the other to the Internet. I understand that ...
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Email Space usage too much

Why does my iPad 2 version 7.1.2 show mail usage 1.4 GB when I have only four emails in all boxes? I have erased all mail from my computer mailboxes also...
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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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How do I see site blocked from Safari's Top Sites?

Safari's Top Sites has two buttons, the X to remove and the pin to "pin" the item to the Top Sites. The pin is easy to see (hover over the site images) and "undo" (you just click it again), but if ...
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Always Automatically 'Right-Size' All Finder Window Columns Individually?

Is there a way to make all Finder Column Views automatically 'right-size' all of their columns individually by default in OS X 10.10.x 'Yosemite?'
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Magic Mouse: disable lower half of the touch area

To avoid false gestures, I would like to disable the lower touch area of my magic mouse. I tried to use an option in Better Touch Tool (BTT) that is supposed to do this and in the BTT live view, I ...
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How do I make command+delete delete a word backwards instead of to beginning of the line?

I tried putting this in my ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict: "@\U0008" = "deleteWordBackward:"; /* Cmd + Backspace */ When I log out and log back in, but it still doesn't work. command+...
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How to beautify binary dict files?

I've opened /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Resources/StandardKeyBinding.dict in vim, and it looks like jibberish. Is there a way to convert it to human readable just to see what it ...
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How to reset all Yosemite's settings and preferences to default?

I used this script to modify settings on my mac. See full script here defaults write com.apple.systemuiserver menuExtras -array \ "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Bluetooth.menu" \ "/...
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Why can't I disable cellular usage for an individual app on iOS 7?

I thought I disabled cellular usage for several games in the past. Going through the list of which applications I've allowed to use cellular data, I noticed there are a few still enabled. I flip them ...
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How do I choose the best color profile for a LG external monitor?

I recently bought a LG monitor 22MP55, to use at home as a second monitor with my MacBook Pro. But the color is a little weird! Slightly yellowish. I tried using it with a Windows 7 PC with the same ...
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Prevent Mac from connecting to WiFi networks with same name as preferred network

How can I prevent OS X (and ideally iOS devices as well) from connecting to a WiFi network which has the same name as one of my preferred networks, but isn't the same network? For example say my ...
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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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Spotlight “Indexing and searching disabled.” message in terminal on OSX. Why?

My spotlight searching hasn't worked for quite some time and I've tried everything I could find on Google. I can't search for anything on my MacBook.. literally nothing shows up. I'll list the things ...
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Difference between “allow notifications” toggle and dragging to “do not include”

In iOS 8, the Settings > Notification Center has changed with the addition of an Allow Notifications toggle for each app. If you toggle this to "off", the app will automatically go down into the DO ...
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What does the option to “Allow Full Access” for my iOS keyboard do?

A keyboard I recently installed on iOS 8 provides an option (in Settings) to "Allow Full Access"? What does this setting do?
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To change default map application in iPhone

Apple Maps are very inaccurate. They costs my time and money when I use them by accident. I want to change the default app to Google Maps. How can you change the default Map application in 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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General System Preferences won't save on Max OSX Mavericks

Under System Preferences > General, there seems to be one setting, on my computer, that won't save. Regardless of what I set it to, it always reverts to "Always": I have tried the following: Going ...
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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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How to set Fn and left Control keys as shortcuts to change between tabs in Safari

I don't like native shortcuts for "Show Next Tab" and "Show Previous Tab" in Safari, I thought that Fn would be great for previous tab and Left Control for next tab because I don't use that keys in ...
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Fetch new mail only while on Wifi (but not while on cellular data)

I'm using Mail on iOS 7. I have it set to fetch new mail manually (only when I request it to fetch new mail; do not fetch automatically). It would be nice if I could set things up to work ...
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How can I position windows with the maximize button?

I was watching this video when the instructor was able to position a window by using the maximize button and clicking on one of four positioning options, as seen in the image below. This was also ...
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Just changed with a PAC but wrote in my number first

I just bought a iPhone 4s and I changed from tmobile to Vodafone using a PAC code. I am now waiting for my new service. However I wrote in my number on the settings>my number. Will this effect my ...
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How do I delete all of the music on my iPhone 5? [duplicate]

I have tried to delete all of the music off through iTunes and through settings. the computer and settings says it is gone but when i go to the music app it is all still there just not downloaded. all ...
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Mac showing Thunderbolt Ethernet as Airport

My network interfaces are showing different names to others that I have seen and I believe it may be causing an issue when setting up a virtual box. Isn't Airport the other name for the Wifi? This ...
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Mac collected from customer support, some settings have been reset

Yesterday I collected my Macbook Pro from an authorized Apple Service Center, where they replaced some hardware components (logic board and battery-trackpad-keyboard block). The SSD drive has not ...
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Why do some windows not appear in the app switcher even when not hidden or minimized?

The OS X app switcher doesn't include certain windows. Example of a window not in the switcher and which I can't alt + tab to: What are the rules for which windows don't show up in the switcher? I'...
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How to decrease and Increase Sound of chosen App?

When I was playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive, I noticed that sometimes, I want to listen to music when I am dead in-game, waiting for the next round without the gun sounds of the game mixing up ...
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How to hide audio volume pop over?

How can I disable/hide this automatic volume level pop over that appears when changing the sound level. Is there switch or secret flag to not show this when I change the volume using the volume keys ...
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Can I detect my iPhone when thief logout from iCloud in Settings?

I don't have iPhone but I want to know just for knowledge purpose, Can I detect my iPhone when thief logout from iCloud in Settings ? I know we can detect our iPhone when we login on iCloud website ...
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Is there a way to force Mail.app (6.6 1510) not to convert email addresses into hyperlinks in message body?

I'm a system administrator, and I daily receive reports from several mail servers which contain thousands to tens of thousands of email addresses written as plain text (logwatch, from a Postfix server)...
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Enable 3G button missing on iPhone 4s

I bought a secondhand iPhone 4s recently with iOS 7.0.4 installed. I'm in Indonesia and I am using Telkomsel as my cellular provider. When I am using it, the battery is decreasing fast. So I updated ...
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New mac - installed tmux but can't use mouse in for pane switching

I have the required setw / setg setting for mouse in my .tmux.conf but they aren't working. I've done tmux source-file .tmux.conf I can use tmux and split windows with my remapped keys and other ...
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Default country settings in OS X 10.9.1

I have a very annoying problem with my Mac. My default country is somehow set to the Netherlands. Whenever I open Google with Safari or another Web browser, I get redirected to google.nl. I also ...
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Allow access to a single application only when accessing remotely

I have a Mac mini which I normally use as remote desktop with my friends. Usually my mates only use a single application (e.g. Safari). In order to make my pc private (to me only) I want to disable ...