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Turn off App Nap

Turn off App Nap

App Nap is a brand-new feature of Mavericks that reduces resources for apps in the background, in hopes that they will reduce power consumption. However, some apps may behave poorly with this new feature. If you notice erratic behavior from your backgrounded apps, you can turn off App Nap on a per-app basis by opening(…)

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Fixing Multiple Menubars and Spaces

Fixing Multiple Menubars and Spaces

One of the biggest potential annoyances with Mavericks and a second connected display is that the OS X Menubar is available on all displays, and not just the primary one. Fortunately, Apple has included a way to turn this off, and it fixes a second annoyance. To do this, visit System Preferences > Mission Control,(…)

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Speed Up Your Mac

Speed Up Your Mac

1. Clearing Your Desktop Your desktop plays a part in how long it takes for you to boot the system because it’s the first screen that it has to load up. As much as possible, try to keep it simple by minimizing the number of icons from the dock and clearing up the amount of files you can see. You(…)

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Disable Startup Sound

Disable Startup Sound

OS X users can name a hundred features off the bat that they love about the operating system, but the startup chime isn’t likely to be on that list. It’s hard to say just how many versions of OS X have gone by with consistent hate for its startup sound, but it remains a problem(…)

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Check Service and Support Coverage

Check Service and Support Coverage

Your Service and Support Coverage. Review your Apple warranty status and eligibility for support and extended

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About This Mac window

About This Mac window

You can use the About This Mac window to find your computer’s serial number when started up from Mac OS X.Follow these steps: Choose About This Mac from the Apple Menu. Double-click the version text, for example “Version 10.4”. Your computer’s serial number now appears where the version text had been. Computer serial number in(…)

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How to find the serial number ?

If the product is with you and can start upDepending on the product, you can find your serial number: On the surface of the product Within the product’s software (such as from the About This Mac window) In iTunes (for products that sync with iTunes) If the product is not with you or won’t start(…)

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Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day

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Connect your camera or camcorder

Connect your camera or camcorder

Digital cameras and camcorders allow you to capture memorable events. Learn how to import your photos and videos from your camera or camcorder. Digital camerasWith iPhoto, you can organize, edit, and share your photos. Your friends and family may enjoy your vacation videos even more after you edit the footage in iMovie. If your looking(…)

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Playing music with AirPlay

Playing music with AirPlay

How to use AirPlayJust plug your stereo system or speakers into the audio port on your AirPort Express using an audio cable or have your AirPlay-enabled output devices connect to the same local network as your iTunes library. When you open iTunes 10 or later on your Mac or PC, you’ll see an AirPlay button(…)

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Check spelling and grammar

In many Mac OS X applications you can check spelling, or both spelling and grammar, in documents such as TextEdit files or email messages. Note: Many applications have some, but not all, of the spelling and grammar options. For example, in some applications the Edit menu has a “Spelling” option instead of a “Spelling and(…)

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Check external devices

If you are using an external networking device, such as a hub or a router, and are having trouble connecting to the Internet, there may be problems with your devices or cables. Check that all the devices you are using are turned on and have started up completely. Make sure all cables related to the(…)

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Restart an external device

If you have a network device, such as a hub or router, connected to your computer, and you are having problems, you might be able to correct the problem by restarting the device. See the documentation that came with the device if you don’t know how to restart it. It often helps to wait a(…)

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View slideshows within Finder

View slideshows within Finder

Open Finder and select any group of files or images that you have. Say you have 100 photos in your pictures folder. Go ahead and go to the finder menu and click edit > select all or you can just drag your mouse cursor to select all files. From there you have a couple options(…)

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Desktop

Desktop

Elements of the desktop Apple menu () – Access Software Update, System Preferences, Sleep, Shut Down, and more. Application menu – Contains menus for the application you’re currently using. The name of the application appears in bold next to the Apple menu. Menu bar – Contains the Apple menu, active application menu, status menus, menu(…)

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TextEdit

TextEdit

TextEdit lets you create all kinds of text documents. It includes tools to format and layout your page, edit and stylize text, check spelling, create tables and lists, import graphics, work with HTML, and even add music and movie files. Here are some of the things you can do in TextEdit. TextEdit does more than(…)

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Set Up Storage Devices

Set Up Storage Devices

CD and DVD BurnersWhile all current Apple computers come with a built-in CD burner, you may want to connect an external one if you need to make direct CD copies, or you may decide to get a DVD burner, if your computer has a Combo Drive or a bigger storage medium is desired. Here’s how(…)

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Get quick information with widgets

Get quick information with widgets

Dashboard contains a collection of handy “widgets”: small apps for a wide variety of tasks such as checking stock prices, finding local or global weather information, looking up words in the dictionary, and more. You can use Dashboard to get information and do common tasks quickly. Some widgets are linked to larger apps. With the(…)

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How to disable Java web plug-in ?

How to disable Java web plug-in ?

To disable the Java web plug-in in Safari, follow these steps: In Safari, choose Safari > Preferences or press Command-comma (⌘-,) Click “Security”. Uncheck (deselect) “Enable Java”. Close the Safari preferences window. Additional Information Click this link for information about how to disable the Java web plug-in in Chrome. Click this link for information about(…)

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Bring back the Dashboard “ripple”

Bring back the Dashboard “ripple”

In Lion, Dashboard has now been incorporated into Mission Control. The most striking consequence of this is that it is no longer a semi-transparent overlay that fades in over your desktop. Instead, it is now its own Space – the far left one. You can still access it by pressing the Dashboard key on your(…)

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Change Image in the Tile Game Widget

Change Image in the Tile Game Widget

Amongst the widgets that come with Mac OS X is the Tile Game. You shift around the tiles to reveal a picture of a snow leopard (or a leopard or a tiger, depending on your version of Mac OS X). If you play the Tile Game often, you might find the image a bit boring.(…)

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Run a widget without installing it

Normally when you download a widget and double-click it, you are presented with a dialog to install the widget. You can either cancel, and exit the installer, or click install, and the widget is moved to you widgets folder (Library/widgets). However, in some situations you don’t want to move the widget. For instance if you(…)

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Scheduled Startup and Shutdown

In the Energy Saver system preferences you will find a button labelled “Schedule.” This allows you to schedule your mac to startup and shutdown at certain times, on certain days. This is just about the only way to schedule things without buying other software or using iCal. Basically you can set your computer to come(…)

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Tips for iCal in Lion

Tips for iCal in Lion

Set as Full ScreeniCal is one of only two apps that I regularly use Lion’s full screen mode with (the other being Terminal). This allows me to leave it always running in the background, out of the way. Whenever I need to check my schedule or reminders, a simple four-fingered swipe to the left will(…)

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Rename Files and Folders

You can change the name of most files, folders, and disks in the Finder. You can’t rename your home folder (the one with your name on it). Important: There are some things youshould not rename: Application folders and any items that came with your system (such as the Library folder). Filename extensions—the period followed by(…)

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