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Questions tagged [canonical-questions]

A standardized answer to common questions or problems. Basic troubleshooting or investigation steps to resolve an issue before moving to other one-off measures.

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Create a canonical Q&A for installing a blank OS without MAS with a link to a hosted copy of the installers

I have been seeing a lot of questions like: "I want to install El Capitan, but I never got it from the App Store. How can I do this?" The best option for this is "Get a friend with the installer." I ...
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Restore from backup?

The cynic in me wants to post a question & answer I accidentally my hard drive. What do I do now? I accidentally Wiped my boot drive Tried to resize my partition Tried to ...
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New tag proposal - Canonical or FAQ

Re: BMike's question - Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different? It would seem reasonable that such questions could get their own tag type. Trying to find them when closing ...
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Genericising a Question which has a potentially canonical answer

As I was about to ask this question, I noticed this relevant question had just been bumped too - Should we make this question about downgrading iOS more generic? There was a Question recently ...
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Can someone help with sorting / merging questions about transferring iTunes store balances?

I've closed a few questions as dupes to link questions about: Transferring iTunes store credit between accounts in general Disposing of iTunes store credit to allow region / currency changes Can I ...
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Canonical Windows emulation question

Should we make this question into a canonical Windows question. Either by putting each piece of software into an answer or at least splitting the emulators (Virtual Box, Parallels and Fusion) ...
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Canonical question on hardware specs

It has been suggested that we have a canonical question on what machine can be used to develop with e.g. What are minimum specs for a MacBook to develop iOS apps? (and possibly Is the white MacBook ...
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Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different?

Where can we store a list of questions that are considered canonical? Canonical means that it's asked frequently enough to warrant an excellent clear and detailed answer that the site edits and ...