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(MacOS) Itunes opens when headphones are unplugged?

I can't isolate exactly what circumstances cause this (it might be after a restart it happens only once.. I'm not totally sure), but on occaision (and with high annoyance), iTunes starts when I unplug ...
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Connecting to bluetooth keyboard causes mac to log out?

Macos 10.13.5 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), connecting to Logitech k811 keyboard. This issue has never happened before. Today, when connecting it on the Bluetooth prefs pane (it was used ...
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Cannot find Shrink One Page command in Word for Mac 2016

I'm using Word for Mac 2016 version 16.15. Apparently the 'Shrink One Page' command should be in found in Word Preferences > Ribbon & Toolbar, but there's no sign of it there. See below ...
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set “change input source” shortcut from terminal

I would like to have the defaults terminal command to set the keyboard shortcuts for selecting the next or previous input sources for the keyboard. They can be changed graphically via system ...
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cmd.exe doesn't keep preferences when pinning to start menu

Normally, I launch cmd.exe by typing cmd in the Start menu and hitting Enter. I have changed the preferences of cmd such as font and color. I searched for cmd.exe and pinned it to the Start menu (...
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One pinned tab on Firefox New Tab page

Background Firefox used to have the ability to control what sites are displayed on the new tab page. This ability seems to have been replaced, hopefully with new configuration options. Problem When ...
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Printer Drivers installed to Windows 10 in Chinese, How can I change it to English?

Last weekend I switched out an old pc running Windows Vista with a new one running Windows 10. Our office shares a printer through this computer, so, I needed to reinstall and share that printer (...
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Sort App Shortcuts in OS X System Preferences Keyboard Shortcuts

I have a long list of custom shortcuts I've created in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts for menu items in Pro Tools. Despite having edited the application's plist file (com....
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Changing defaults doesn't change setting in system preferences window

I'm trying to enable tap to click from a bash script using: defaults write com.apple.AppleMultitouchTrackpad Clicking -int 1 When I open the Trackpad section on the System Preferences panel, the ...
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Office apps not saving Background/Theme across restarts

[e.g. Outlook 2016 16.0.4456.1003, 64 bit on Windows 10 Pro x64 v 1607] Subject says it all - when I change the Office Background or Office Theme, and then restart Outlook/Excel/... it reverts to No ...
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Windows what is NetCrawl service?

In my services in Windows I have NetCrawl I read that it is some sort of ad managing software that is absolutely not needed and even better disabled. Is it so? Can I just disable it everywhere?
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How to disable natural scrolling on Mac OS X (El Captain) with command line?

I would like to use natural scroll with touchpad and normal scroll when I am using a normal USB mouse. I don't want to go to the preferences dialog to change the settings every time I need the switch. ...
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Where are custom system shortcuts stored in Mac OS X?

I have my personal custom shortcuts for different apps and I would like to have them synced across devices, but I can't find the file where Mac OS X stores them.
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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: 4/26/16 ...
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Remove automatically added keyboard inputs and prevent them from coming back (Windows 10)

I have 2 languages installed on my computer, both with a single input method. I have 2 keyboards: CES-CSQ and ENG-US. However lately (maybe after the last Win10 update) I started to see 2 additional ...
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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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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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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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Why can't I open `.plist` files in Sublime Text 3

I'm trying to open and edit a preferences file: com.apple.launchservices.plist. When I try to open the file in Sublime Text 3 it appears compiled or garbled. How do I get it to open in the plain ...
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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 http://www.jamiestarke.com/2011/09/02/are-googles-services-...
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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 ...