Settings or values automatically assigned to a software application, computer program or device, outside of user intervention.

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OSX Guest Account Default Application

On a shared computer running OSX 10.10 I have the guest account enabled so that all files and browser history are deleted for those who use the account. I just installed LibreOffice so that guest ...
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Deleting user defaults under Mac OS X 10.10.3

Since a short time (I (guess* since Mac OS X 10.10.2) I was able to clear my settings under NSUserDefaults via defaults delete ~/Library/Preference/<my app>.plist But all of a sudden it does ...
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What is the default timezone in a typical Linux (if any)?

I am administering a CentOS 6 Linux OS. I want to remove all explicit timezone information where such information may cause anything but UTC timezone for the system. This is because it is a template ...
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How do I get files with no extension to open with Sublime Text 2 by default?

Whenever I download programs or MediaWiki extensions there nearly always are README, INSTALL and COPYING files contained within the downloaded directory(s). These files usually have no file extension ...
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File Associations Broken

Back Story: I downloaded OuterWilds and the download failed to complete, being incompetent but also tech savvy, i got the "OuterWilds_Alpha_1_2_PC.zip.part" file, renamed it to ...
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Does changing the default program for opening a specific file affects the computer behavior?

I have some .java files that I want to view/edit in Notepad++, but I am not sure how this will affect other programs. Would the compiler still be able to compile them, or would I find some issues? I ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager Settings Reset to Default if Windows is not Shut Down Properly

I liked the windows task manager in windows 8 because of the new features compared to the older versions. I change its settings according to my needs: Always on top Set the update speed to fast ...
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How do I change Adobe Acrobat background?

How do I change the default adobe Acrobat's background ? I want to put it from disgusting dark-gray to beautiful and masterful pure white, is it ? I don't talk about the page's background but I'm ...
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What is the thinking behind OS X and iOS modifying my settings across updates?

Every time I update OS X, the Guest account is turned on. Every time I update iOS, bluetooth is turned on. I always have to manually turn these settings back off after updating. Why does Apple not ...
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How to define what IE is going to be launched by default (32 bit vs 64 bit)

Following my previous question here, how do I define what browser will be opened by default when running a web address from Run Dialog? At the moment my issue is that at the moment it opens the 32 bit ...
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SSD Not Showing Up In BIOS Default Boot Options

I have had this problem for a while and this has come after an erasure of Ubuntu from my SSD. For some reason, my 240GB SSD does not show up in the list of default boot options. However, I can boot ...
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How to change `Virtualbox VMs` directory's name on OS X?

I installed Virtual Box on my mac and would like to change the name of the directory that has all my virtual machine folders Virtualbox VMs because it's too long. I unsuccessfully tried CMD+, to ...
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How to change LibreOffice settings without GUI

Is there a way to change Libre Office settings through command line or some configuration file? We would want to change the measurement units from imperial to metric while converting to HTML in ...
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How to put the floating read mode toolbar at the top instead of at the bottom in acrobat reader

I want the floating toolbar read mode to be at the top instead of at the bottom, how can I change it? If I open a document, the toolbar appears by default at the bottom, I can put it at the bottom, ...
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Why does Windows 7 intentionally make itself slow?

I've encountered this oddity with 5 different machines, running different versions of Windows 7. I've seen the same issue in Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. The System Allocates Less Virtual ...
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how to change adobe reader default Page Display?

When I read a document in Adobe Reader, it's always in Two Page Scrolling. So I want that to be the default Page Display setting. Instead of Single Page View. Path: View -> Page Display -> Two Page ...
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How can I set the default Windows8 default open file to insert the file name in a command line oneliner?

When I double click files of the type .xise, I need my system to execute the following: C:\Xilinx\14.5\ISE_DS\settings32.bat C:\Xilinx\14.5\ISE_DS\ISE\bin\nt\ise.exe PATH\TO\XISE\FILE\filename.xise ...
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How to change the location where installed program stores its settings?

I am trying to change the default path where a program stores its settings. The program is Just Gestures. It's stores its settings in C:\Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Just Gestures and i want to ...
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Default .pdf-viewer for Filezilla using Mint/Ubuntu

I am currently using Filezilla 3.7.3. on Linux Mint 17 and have trouble with the default .pdf-viewer. Ones I double-click on a .pdf-file in the embedded file browser, GIMP instead of ...
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How to make a skype settings file?

Is there a way to make a settings file for skype on a windows 7 (home) laptop which will select the default audio input device, default audio output device and always answer using video mode ? For ...
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Set default folder in SMPlayer for “DVD from folder”?

In SMPlayer (e.g. 14.9.0), there is a function for playing DVDs from any folder: Open | Disk | DVD from folder... After clicking on the "Choose a directory..." button, the last used folder is ...
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Is there any way to change the default tab of task manager in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, Task manager always opened on "processes" tab. Is there any way to set other tab (e.g. "Performance") as default tab?
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How can I change double-click behaviour of iPhone pictures while browsing images still on the phone? [duplicate]

When I open my iPhone in Windows 7 Explorer, I can browse through the phone to find individual photos, but despite having IrfanView set as my default image opening/viewing program, the pictures ...
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Why don't .xml attachments in Outlook open in default program?

On Windows 7 and Outlook 2013, attachments saved as .xml seem to open in Internet Explorer regardless of what is set as the default program. In Control Panel, under Default Programs, I have .xml ...
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how to set publisher defaults

Is there a way to preset hyphenation, font, font size, etc before beginning a document using Publisher 13? At the moment, it's preset to hyphenate all the time and I have to change it for each page. ...
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Google Chrome Portable Settings: Keep previous settings

I am using Google Chrome Portable V39 from PortableApps. The problem I have is that the search settings and homepage settings are not carried over when I go use Chrome in another computer. I will ...
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How do I change the homepage and search engine settings in Google Chrome V39 on all network computers

I need to setup Chrome so that the homepage is that of the schools website and the search engine is that of the schools custom one. I know I can sign in to all the computers to sync the the homepage ...
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Windows Explorer view settings for a particular subtree

From the "Folder Option" menu in Windows Explorer, I changed the default view for all folders to be Large Icons. As far as it goes, I am happy with it. What I want to do now is, selectively use ...
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How do I make sure my computer doesn't reset without asking me first? [duplicate]

I am perfectly happy with my computer letting me know when there are updates that need to be installed and resetting is necessary. I want it to continue doing that. I do not, however, want it to do ...
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Setting Spotify as Default Music Player for Windows 7

I want to make spotify as my default music player. I have the music button in my keyboard and I want to open spotify whenever I pressed this music button, what should I do?
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Use GitHub's Atom Text Editor as Default Text Editor in Windows

I think the title says it all. I downloaded Atom, which comes over as a zip file containing an executable, etc. When I right-click on a text file, source code file, etc, in Windows Explorer and select ...
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Windows “Open With” application not appearing as an option

For some reason lately I've experienced this issue with trying to set a default application for an extension. The most common ways are the following: Right Click > Open With > Choose Default Program ...
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How to make Select Tool mode default instead of Hand Tool in PDF-XChange Viewer?

I am always using PDF-XChange Viewer for PDF viewing, which works great for me. One issue that bothers me a lot is that, by default, it will be in Hand Tool (second button checked in the following ...
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How do I open publisher at 75% or larger page view?

When I open a Publisher document in my Microsoft 365, it never opens at 100% of its size. In fact, it usually opens at 43%-63%. I would be satisfied with the default of 75%, but I want to be the one ...
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alternate osx default keyboard after reboot?

Is there a way to set Colemak as my default keyboard on startup? Can this be done in shell using "defaults write"? I'd like to include it in my setup script. I did enable "Show input menu in login ...
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Notepad++ doesn't apply my custom word style

I want to add keywords for system methods/commands like console, document, Math , ... Notepad recognizes the keywords, but doesn't format it with the colors... stylers.xml <LexerType ...
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On Debian : Must create and set as default resolution. How?

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a Mac Mini G4 PowerPC and i'm trying to set it up to output its correct monitor resolution on startup. I am using LXDE GUI. The thing is, the LXDE resolution applet ...
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c# defaults to c/# in Chrome

Whenever I enter a search starting with c# in my browser bar at the top of chrome (which is very often), after I press enter, it changes to c/#. I have no idea why. It did not use to do this. It ...
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How to clone a Windows 8.1 installation

I'm in the process of setting up a computer lab and the cloning process I have used past versions of Windows does not seem to work in Windows 8.1. The process seems to have been replaced by an install ...
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Migrating Eclipse from Juno to Luna

I just upgraded my Ubuntu computer from 12.04 to 14.04, and my Eclipse Juno stopped working (couldn't start). So I decided to download Eclipse Luna. Now I can open Eclipse, but all my projects, ...
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How to set a default terminal in Linux Mint?

I am using linux mint, as my arch installation failed. I have two terminal emulators, one of them is just the default terminal, the second one is guake. I know the location of its run file, and i just ...
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Port-forwarding in router ZTE ZXHN F660: hidden settings

In my company, we have a ZTE ZXHN F660 router, and we need to do a port-forwarding to access a DB allocated in one of our machines through public IP. We have login into router admin page (visit ...
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How to access “Mail and Chat Accounts” setting in Opera browser for Windows?

Im trying to use the Chat feature in the Opera browser. When looking up directions on how to set up and use the Chat feature, virtually all the pages mention going to the "Mail and Chat Accounts" ...
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Change the default search page in Firefox 31? [duplicate]

I typically remove the embedded search box from the Firefox UI. I have other uses for that screen real estate. Instead, I open a new tab and hit Control+K to go to the Google home page. But Firefox ...
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PowerPoint 2010/2013 how to override the photo album default template/layout

I am trying to find a way to override or customize the default layout/template that PowerPoint uses when I insert a photo album (Ribbon menu->Insert->Photo Album [in the images section]). We will be ...
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Excel Hyperlink Default File Type

Is there a way to set the default file type when inserting a hyperlink in Excel 2010? I typically want to link a PDF stored locally... insert hyperlink (ctrl+k) > "browse for file" icon > click ...
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How to change the template default left indent from 0.25 to 0.00 for bullets in Word 2010

My company has changed their document standards to require that bullets are now set at the left margin. Every time I create a new document the bullet is indented 0.25". I've opened the NORMAL.DOTM ...
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Set default font for received and unstyled HTML messages in Outlook

Many mail programs (Thunderbird, for instance) and mailing lists send HTML mail without additional CSS or inline styles, leaving it to the mail client to decide what font to choose. In Outlook 2010, ...
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“%1” in the “Open With menu” in Windows 8.1

While trying to choose the program to open some .TGA files, I clicked "Open with" and what I saw was that there is an option "%1", and it's selected by default. What is that? Is it a bug in registry ...
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How can I make pref changes via defaults command happen immediately?

There are many changes to Finder, Dock, etc. preferences that you can do with the defaults command, i.e. defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool yes However, in order to make the ...