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Getting the error “There was an error in iCloud Preferences”

I keep getting this error: Not sure how to fix it. I tried moving the MobileMe.plist file from the preferences but still get this. Ive saved the log file specifically for the iCloud error: ...
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How to remove a single item from the Recent Items menu in new OS X El Capitan?

I have been trying to find a solution on how to remove a single item from the Recent Items menu. Before upgrading to El Capitan everything worked just fine. I had downloaded Pref Setter software by ...
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Is there an OSX terminal command (el capitan) to disable / hide panes in System Preferences?

been Googling for the better part of an hour now and not too familiar with OSX ways of doing things via command line. If anyone has a great resource site for OSX system commands / switches that would ...
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OS X - always use 4 spaces instead of \t

I realize that many apps have a preference to set the behavior of the Tab key, but for those that don't, is there anything akin to a System Preference that would try to always use 4 spaces instead of ...
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block time/date preferences in Mac

I use an app called SelfControl on Mac to block internet access in order to increase my productivity. But, I stumbled on a website that showed me how to stop SelfControl from running and that is by ...
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Two InDesign 6 users working on 1 document - how to block preferences changes?

Hard to describe in a line. User 1 (me) works on a document, sends it to User 2, who on opening it says he finds all his InDesign settings - e.g. position of windows - change to match those of my ...
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Mac OS X - disable program on startup that is not listed in Accounts' “Login items”

I have YSoft Safe Q client installed on my Mac OS X 10.10.5. Client starts everytime on startup but I do not want to. Unfortunately it's not available in list of programs inside System Preferences ...
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How to search only current directory in Nautilus (restore old behaviour)

Does anyone know, how can I bring back the old nautilus behaviour? In old version (Debian <7), when I typed, the nautilus moved to first file that started with that typed phrase. In new version ...
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Pagefile.sys files on Windows

I was going through my computer to understand what's taking up space. I stumbled upon this file as one of them. A little checks led me to understand that it's a system file where Windows stores docile ...
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Determine the status of external displays in OS X from a script (at the command-line)

I'd like to configure my Vim, tmux, and some other things differently depending on whether I've got external display(s) attached to my laptop. (For instance, my external displays are usually further ...
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Editing /sys/class/leds/phy0-led/ configs

I am trying to configure LEDs on my laptop running Xubuntu 14.04. I found out that there are some configs that affect LED behaviour, located in /sys/class/leds/phy0-led/. There are 3 relevant files: ...
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How much can a system administrator see?

I have Cygwin installed on a Windows system. From Cygwin I SSH into some other system that is not part of the network. Does the system administrator know that I am connected to this remote system?
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Change bookmarks from left sidebar to top bar in Safari 7.0.6

A new safari update places the bookmarks on in a quarter screen left navigation. Does anyone know a way to move it back to the top. (I did not see anything in preference and it appeared that under ...
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What is the use of adding Apple ID to the System Preferences in Mac OS X 10.10 on a MacBook Pro?

In iCloud, you will have the ability to sync stuff from your Mac to the cloud. In iTunes, you can use it to buy music etc… In AppStore, it can be used for purchasing Apps How about in System ...
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Switch between Multiple Customised Lang & Region settings on Mac OS X Mavericks

I need to be able to switch quickly between two or three customised Language & Region prefs on Mac OS X. While there is an advanced tab which allows customisation, there is no way to save this as ...
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Use wifi for internet but access a printer over ethernet

In my office I have a Wifi connection and a LAN connection the printers are connected via LAN. LAN and Wifi both have internet but the LAN internet is slower. I want to use internet through Wifi but ...
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Using Opera 21.9 how do I shut down auto-refresh

I recently switched to Opera. But it does one thing I can't stand. It automatically refreshes a page. Something like Twitter, where I have to scroll through many tweets, getting refreshed and bumped ...
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How to export current network configuration that I have on my System Preferences on mac os x?

I want to export all my configuration on my services on System Preferences and change all of them by export and importing all at ones. How to export and import all services and configuration for each ...
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A global shortcut to refresh the current window/tab in chrome

Whilst programming a simple web site, I'm a bit annoyed by the need to switch from my code editor to chrome in order to refresh the page after each modification save. Is there a way to assign a ...
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Why Mavericks not saving the preferences of my soundcard app?

I have problem with the preferences of the app of my audio interface i use in my studio. The problem is: when i lauch the App of my audio interface it doesn't save the latest setting used, in the ...
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I've misconfigured Windows so that Metro apps are no longer shown in the Alt+Tab switcher. How can I undo my mistake?

By default, Windows 8.1 shows both Metro apps (Windows Store apps) and desktop apps in the Alt+Tab switcher. However, I have somehow changed some setting so that Metro apps are no longer shown in the ...
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How can I migrate all keyboard shortcuts from one mac to another?

I have a lot of custom keyboard shortcuts and will be migration Macs. I tested Migration Assistant and it did not seem to get these. I read somewhere that they are stored in the individual ...
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Transfer Terminal settings from OS X 10.8 to 10.9

I have installed OS X 10.8 and 10.9 installed on a machine. The latter is a fresh installation. I want to apply all my Terminal settings from OS X 10.8 to 10.9. Copying com.apple.Terminal.plist from ...
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How to enable mouse focus in Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon

I'm a big fan of mouse-focus, or "focus follows mouse", and I had this enabled in Mint 14, but when I reinstalled with Mint 15 I can't find the option anywhere. None of the sections in "system ...
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Changes to “Language & Text” preferences won't stick

I can't get my changes to "Language & Text" preferences to 'stick'. I've tried deleting or changing abbreviations and setting everything back to default. Every time I log out they change back ...
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Remove Applications from Location Services in Security & Privacy on Mac OS X 10.8

I wanted to remove applications from location services in the security and privacy settings on MaC OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. (The apps were still listed even though they were uninstalled.) I found the ...
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How can I disable extended keyboard characters in OS X Lion?

I'm using Textmate on OS X Lion and I used to be able to use Shift+Alt+W to "Wrap selection in open/close tags" but this no longer works for me. Instead I get a weird double comma character when I ...
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Disable SPDY in Chrome in Preferences

How does one disable SPDY in Google Chrome or other Chromium-based browsers, using the preferences? According to several webpages, including ...
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Where are the “Connect to Server” settings stored in Mac OS X?

Where are the "Connect to Server" history and favorites stored in OS X? Hopefully they are in a pList file somewhere as I'd like to sync them between computers using Dropbox.
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Changing OS X keyboard type via command-line

I have a Mac and using it with an external keyboard. I know that whenever you connect a new keyboard, OS X asks you to detect a keyboard layout by pushing a few keys, and very same thing can be done ...
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How to zoom without following the cursor in OS X

In OS X Lion, I want to zoom in to an area of the screen, and then lock the zoom there regardless of where I move my cursor (by default the zoomed-in area will follow my cursor position). I read ...
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Remove application from Location Services in Security & Privacy on Mac OS X 10.7

I'm trying to test the installation of an application which uses Location Services (Core Location) on Mac OS X 10.7. At the moment, it never prompts me for permission to grant the application access ...
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How to back up OS and application preferences on Mac OS X Lion for reinstalling?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm happy to copy folders, or use a utility. I know a lot of preferences are kept in ~/user/Library/Application Support.
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Disable logout after x minutes in OSX 10.6.8

Every time we change the setting on an iMac running 10.6.8 to not log out after X number of minutes the preference seems to reset to log out after 55 minutes. We don't want the computer to log out as ...
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enabling “classic” look in Windows 7 - or at least reducing window edge widths

After looking here, I'm still at a loss. Is it possible to enable a "Classic" view a la Windows XP's theme that would make the environment look more like Windows 2000? If not, is there a way to ...
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How can I uninstall a startup item in Mac OS X 10.5.8? Where is the “Accounts” preference pane?

I use OS X 10.5.8. How do I prevent some programs from opening upon startup? I have tried to find the "Account" Preference Pane on my iMac, but cannot find it even by trying to find it from previous ...
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MacBook Core 2 Duo: “Require password to wake this computer from sleep” No longer works

After recently updating my MacBook to 10.5.8, I've noticed that the option to require a password to wake the computer from sleep/screensaver no longer works. I put the thing to sleep, and it comes ...
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How can I set the trackpad preferences in OS X Snow Leopard using a script?

I'm using 10.6 Snow Leopard and the Better Touch Tool (redefine trackpad functions, etc). I have a that when I restart several options in the trackpad system preference pane revert to OS X defaults. ...
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OS X equivalent to Windows Key + P

What is the equivalent in Mac OS X to the Win+P key, which opens the external display options?
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Is there a way to manage and sort lots of wireless networks on OS X?

On OS X you can manage your wireless networks; that is drag them to set preferred order, delete ones you don't want any more, etc. The only problem is that there is a tiny window which only shows ~4 ...
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How to configure the IPv6 address on Mac OS X 10.6?

I have automatically configured IPv6 address on my Mac OS X 10.6: $ ifconfig ... en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether 00:16:cb:94:1a:79 inet6 ...
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OSX - Parental Controls - System Preferences - Unchecked - But Not Blocked - Why?

Why is it that using Parental Controls and unchecking the box for System Preferences sometimes does not block a user from gaining access to System Preferences ? I have blocked other users accessing ...
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What caused my Mac OS X Lion Screen Savers and Desktop Pictures to go missing?

The same issue has been reported here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1195057 The files exist in the regular system folder, but they are missing from the list in System Preferences. ...
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Is it possible to turn off application state saving in OS X Lion?

In OS X Lion it saves the state of an application before you exit an app so that when you start it you can pick up where you left off. This is a cool feature and all, but I would prefer to disable ...
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How can I change the preference for what program opens a type of link in OS X?

I recently upgraded Thunderbird to version 5, and I installed the plugin that allows the calendar tab to read/update webcal calendars. Previous to the update, I had a Basecamp milestone calendar, a ...
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How do I configure my M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro in Ubuntu?

I have a USB audio interface device called the M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro which works wonderfully on my Windows machine; I'd like to get it working on my Linux machine. I have a fresh install of Ubuntu ...
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MySQL Preference Pane control for MySQL installed via Homebrew

this is a repost of my question at apple.stackexchange.com I have installed MySQL via homebrew: brew install mysql. I'd like to get the MySQL preference pane hooked up to my installation of MySQL ...
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Magic Mouse causing Mouse Preference Pane to crash?

But I have a Belkin Bluetooth dongle, the one that's listed on the Apple website. It worked right out the box on my SL 10.6.7 and my magic mouse connected great. The only problem is when going to ...
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How to reset trackpad settings of a Macbook Pro?

Is there any way to reset the trackpad settings (tracking speed, scrolling speed, etc) of a Macbook Pro laptop back to "factory default"?
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Missing “energy saving” settings on MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro - Official manual: Your MacBook Pro comes with two graphics processors, one for better battery life and the other for higher performance. To switch between processors, open ...