Questions tagged [default-settings]

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

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Left Shift Key shows shortcut options on monitor

When I press on my left shift key, the shortcut options appear, For example, On Outlook, Redo shows 1, Undo shows 2, File shows F Then if I press on 'F' the File menu will open How do I undo this? ...
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MacOS Locking Down DNS Settings

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to lock the DNS settings on a Macbook (Settings > Networks > Advanced > DNS)? I want to set DNS settings and not be able to access them afterward. I was able ...
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Windows Photos App “Save” instead of “Save a Copy” as the default

Every time I wish to Save a photo, instead of creating a new file for the edits I just made, I have to click on the annoying arrow which gives the "Save" option instead of the "Save a copy" option. ...
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Windows 10 - Night light settings - Default strength level

What is the default Night light settings Strength level on Windows 10?
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windows 10 - change default windows browser to a portable app application, Firefox or Chrome

Can you change Windows 10 default browser to a portable app, Firefox or Chrome/chromium portable from portableapps.com In Start (windows logo) > Settings > System > Default Apps > Web Browser > Click ...
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Windows 10 file selector: How do I specify details view as the default?

Whenever the user needs to select a file - for loading into a program, or saving, or any other reason - the file selector dialog ensues. In Windows 10, it is like a miniature Windows Explorer (or File ...
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Avoid to win 10 change my web browser as default

Since the last update of windows 10, the web browser is constantly changing, I change to chrome but when I restarted again it changed to edge, I chose to remove edge I got it but now every time I ...
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Why Is BitTorrent Ingnoring The Skip Directive?

Wanting to know why BitTorrent is Ignoring the Skip or Don't Download Directive that is set when you initially, add a torrent via a magnet link. It never used to do this, but has done it multiple ...
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Mac default web browser is not default

I have a MacBook with ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.15.3 BuildVersion: 19D76 and I would like to change my default web browser. In the system preferences, Firefox is set. However, ...
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Set ms-screenclip protocol handler to Snipping Tool on Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 1903, the usual Snipping Tool shortcut Win+Shift+S no longer opens the Snipping Tool. It looks like that this shortcut launches the ms-screenclip: protocol which is ...
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Set Excel default Find to Search By Columns

How can I set Excel to always default to Search: By Columns when doing a Find? Out of the box it defaults to Search: By Rows, as shown here: The default can be modified for a specific workbook by ...
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Excel offers different options for markers in different runs - why?

When I look at the built-in marker options in Excel, on of my running sessions offers cross as an option, another one does not. What could be causing this and how to fix this easily? Using Excel 2016....
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defaultUser0 remnants - What's going on? Remove that user?

just working with my home PC here, I hope this is a relevant question for SU. For some context I was clearing out my recycle bin like a responsible user and found 1 file that I was curious to see ...
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Why is TIDAL's default volume just 50%?

Every time I've made a fresh install of TIDAL the default volume has been set to 50%. I've a TIDAL HiFi subscription. Why is that? Is anything over 50% artificially boosting the audio? Is it ...
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Prevent powershell properties from resetting after system update

Every time Windows updates, the "Windows Powershell" Properties get reset to the original defaults. For the Colors tab that looks like this I don't like these defaults and every time Windows updates ...
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Re-enable the selected files are identical" message in winmerge

When two identical files are compared in winmerge the message "the selected files are identical" has a check box "don't display this message again". Is there away to reset this setting back once it ...
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How to Set Default Apps on Windows 10 with a script?

I am in an enterprise environment and I am trying to set the default apps on several systems by using a .bat script. This is what my script is doing, nothing complicated. @ECHO OFF dism /online /...
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How to disassociate MAPI under Set Program Associations

I'm trying to disassociate the MAPI option for "Send Mail" but under Set Program Associations, it is not allowing me to un-tick the option. Screenshot of Program Associations I've tried to un-tick ...
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Setting non-legacy bindings in SteamVR, is there a workaround to the SteamVR bug?

SteamVR has a bug where when you try and set the controller bindings, it will only open the legacy bindings window. This prevents you from setting or changing non-legacy bindings. There is one ...
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MS Word for Mac (Office 365) software

How can I change the text in hyperlinks to make it the default blue, underlined text it used to be?
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How to enable Automatic Breakpoints by default?

When launching Fiddler "Automatic" Breakpoints are always set to "Disabled". Unlike How to enable various Fiddler's settings by default?, this isn't a boolean choice so there isn't a related true/...
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How to enable various Fiddler's settings by default?

When launching Fidder, various options are always disabled. How can these option be enabled by default? For example, "Disable Caching":
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Windows: how to set a shortcut so it open the current default browser defined in the system?

I have created a shortcut using the Windows' 7 new shorcut option. Now I have entered the following instrution as emplacement: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" http://...
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How to do diacritics insensitive search in Visual Studio Code?

While using local file search or global search in VSCode I want the search, by default, to be diacritics insensitive, that is if I search for ofertă it should always match both ofertă and oferta. I ...
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how switch to the application clicked on the taskbar?

I am using windows 10, I have many apps on my taskbar: When I click on one of the apps, for example google chrome, it shows the several instances it hasof that application: The problem is that when ...
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Make .cpp file to open as default on Windows 10

I am creating the header files for Arduino, so I created 2 files with .h and .cpp. the .cpp files open by default with notepad. I want it to look like .h files given in the image. How to change ...
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Slow MySQL queries, how to optimize?

I worked on some project with more than 30M columns. Some requests take too much time on my local machine (SSD, i5-8300, 16GB memory) and I think it is because I set up my PHP/MySQL incorrectly. My ...
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Setting NULL as default results in 1067 error Invalid default value for 'created'

Trying to set the default value of a column to NULL results in 1067 error: Invalid default value for 'created'.
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Excel 2007 pictures how to change default paste to “Move and don't resize with cells”

Somehow my default paste setting for pictures has changed to "Move and resize with cells" - creating headaches - I need to change it back! (Google returned less than 1 page of irrelevant results...) ...
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WHY in XP is it NOT POSSIBLE to set the Folder Options view for ALL folders [closed]

There are NO answers because of the impossibility. The bags business is useless, NO magic codes for any view. Folder Options useless because (1) whatever you do does not stick, and (2) your thousand ...
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Am I up against an uncrackable UEFI chip on this HP notebook?

I recently got a new HP laptop with Windows 10 installed. I would prefer some versatility though, so I plugged in one of my many Linux live USBs to get to work. I was greeted with "ENTER ADMINISTRATOR ...
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Are there Excel settings, that determine that all new Excel files/worksheets are in somehow protected mode?

Excel has 'Review' tab with the 'Protect sheet' command, that allows to set password and also set options what should be protected. 'Format cells' is one option to deny the rights to format cells. I ...
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Making printer preferences permanent

Windows 10 lets you set some printer properties/preferences before printing, via a dialog box. The settings can be saved to a file for later reference ("Printing Shortcuts"). Anyway, every time you ...
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Excel uses custom date format in new workbooks for newly entered dates

I am using Excel 2010 on a US windows 7 machine. I made a new default macro enabled template for Excel to use for all new workbooks. When I make a new blank workbook and enter a partial date like 8/13 ...
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Make continuous scrolling default when viewing PDF in Edge microsoft windows 10

I know if you select "Page View" then "continuous Scrolling ON" from the options you can see the PDF file scroll correctly and most of the times when you open that same file it will maintain the ...
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Windows 10 does a temporary fast scroll option exist?

Is there possibly a way/software(built in is preffered) in windows 10 without "permanently" adjust the default scroll settings but temporary increase scrolling to double the speed by for example ...
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macOS - Where are the default DNS settings for each network interface defined?

I'm running macOS 10.14.6. If I do not have ethernet plugged in, and go to Network -> WiFi -> Advanced -> DNS, I have the default DNS servers A.A.A.A and B.B.B.B. These servers are grayed out and I ...
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Default brower for different programs

Is there a way to have two (or more) default browsers, depending on the source program? For example: I want all the links from outlook to open in Chrome but all the links from PowerPoint to open in ...
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Automating Multiple Windows workstation changes

I would like to apply multiple changes to several windows 10 machines. Some of these changes are regarding user accounts, others are more presentation and windows definitions changes. For example, I ...
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Mount fat32 with write permissions by default and without specifying user and group

The need to mount fat32 volumes with rw permissions and explicitly specified user and group IDs seems to trip a lot of people up. read and write permission for FAT32 partition in Ubuntu Even though ...
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In Windows 10, what default behavior can I expect when a file extension association exists, but a File Type Open Command String has not been set?

Installation of Strawberry Perl 5.30.0.1 inspired this question. Users of Active Perl have reported problems with the <FileType>=<OpenCommandString> pairs created during the installation ...
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Default program not listed in windows10 settings [duplicate]

TL;DR: read only bold text + check pictures. I was trying to change .txt files default program to visual studio code, the problem is, that when I open settings in windows 10 and try to change it ...
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Set file manager view for Save As… dialog in Windows 10

How can I PERMANENTLY set the file manager default view for the Save As... dialog in Windows 10. I know how to change views in the regular file manager, but the dialogs do not seem to be affected by ...
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How do I undo a default download program to an unsupported program?

I am not tech-savy. I was trying to download bank statements via csv file to upload them to quickbooks. I couldn't open them so I chose the default option as Notepad. I then realized that I shouldn't ...
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How to change the default file type in the open dialog?

When opening a new file in a program, you get an option to filter by file type in the open dialog. Is there a way to change this to all files (.) each time by default?
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Can you include settings for a project in Visual Studio Code?

In VS code version 1.35 is it possible to set the default settings for a project but not override a user's main settings? I'm familiar with setting it for an application: Windows in menu File → ...
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Print every 3rd multiple page on a new sheet/paper

I have around 100 pages in a pdf file. I have to print them in such a way that every 3rd multiple has to be printed on single paper and rest all in both sides. e.g. If we consider my file is of 9 ...
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How can you switch printer automatically depending on what's plugged in? Windows 10

I have a Windows 10 laptop that will be using several printers of the same model across different locations. I'm aware that you can have Windows 10 switch the default printer automatically based on ...
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Windows 10 visual effects settings automatically restoring to defaults after some time under user type of account

When I change Windows 10 visual effects settings after some time they automatically restoring to default settings. I am working under user type of account (non administrator type). Question: How to ...
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Show disabled preferences in Mozilla Firefox 67.0

about:preferences shows Your organization has disabled the ability to change some preferences. How can I see what was disabled? I compiled Mozilla Firefox 67.0 from source (via ebuild on Gentoo ...

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