Window Basics

Window Basics

Most of the information on your Mac is displayed in windows, including Finder windows and app windows. When you have multiple windows open, only one is active. When an app window is active, the menu bar contains the app’s name. Some windows that you open within apps, such as the Fonts window, always appear in front of(…)

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Tips for Windows switchers

Tips for Windows switchers

Right click Click the right corner of your Apple mouse, or click with two fingers on your Apple trackpad. You can change this in Mouse and Trackpad preferences. Scroll, swipe, click Settings for scroll direction, swipe gestures, and button assignments are also in Mouse and Trackpad preferences. Close & resize windows Buttons for closing, minimizing, and maximizing(…)

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App Store Tips

App Store Tips

App Store overview Shopping for apps is easy and fun in the App Store. You can choose from thousands of apps developed just for your Mac—browse, read about apps, buy the ones you want, write reviews, and even keep macOS and your apps up to date. All you need is an Apple ID. If you(…)

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Siri Tips

Siri Tips

Like Siri on your iOS devices, Siri on your Mac is your intelligent personal assistant that helps you multitask and get things done just by asking. For example, while you work on a document, you can ask Siri to send a message to your coworker saying that the document is on the way—without having to stop(…)

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Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP)

Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP)

MacOS Sierra has a stricter Gatekeeper with not allowing Apps from unidentified developers and as a result will annoy us with saying that application is damaged and cannot be opened. How to Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) for MacOS Sierra? With the following 2 options: Option 1 For a certain application run in Terminal: sudo(…)

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Downgrade macOS Sierra to El Capitan

Downgrade macOS Sierra to El Capitan

There are three key aspects when you are considering a downgrade from macOS Sierra to El Capitan. These are as follows: First You will have to Erase the macOS Sierra from your Mac Next you will have to Re-install El Capitan Check that your System is stable Usually this process is pretty easy and safe(…)

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OS X El Capitan Tips

OS X El Capitan Tips

Here are some quick tips to get the most out of your Mac running El Capitan, the latest version of OS X. 1. Hide the menu bar The menu bar has been a fixture on the Mac since it launched in 1984, but for the first time ever, you can hide the menu bar in(…)

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OS X Recovery

OS X Recovery

If you’ve erased or replaced your startup disk, you can use OS X Recovery to reinstall OS X. You might need to reinstall OS X for these reasons: You see a prohibitory symbol at startup. You inadvertently installed a version of OS X that’s older than what came with your Mac. You erased your startup disk,(…)

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Top Mac OS X Yosemite Tips

Top Mac OS X Yosemite Tips

Answer & Make Phone Calls If you have an iPhone 5, 6 or later, you can now make and receive phone calls on your Mac computer. You just need to make sure you’re on the same Wi-Fi network and are using the same iCloud account on both devices. When you’re in the Messages app, go(…)

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Windows 10 on Mac

Windows 10 on Mac

The first step in running Windows 10 as a virtual machine on your Mac is to get your hands on a virtualization product. Luckily that part doesn’t have to cost you anything! VirtualBox is a free download from here. Opt for the latest edition by clicking the ‘amd64’ link beside VirtualBox 5.0 for OS X Hosts(…)

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