The usual way to shut down your Mac OS X is to move your mouse to the Apple icon (at the top left corner), click on it and select the Shutdown option. You will be shown a confirmation dialog and only when you click the “Shut Down” button, then will the machine shut down. What […]
Mac OS X tips & tricks
There may be times when you have sensitive items on your computer that you want to keep away from prying eyes. In Mac OS X, you can easily secure your folders and protect yourself with the Espionage app.
Are you bored with the folders on your Mac? Even though some folders may have different icons on them, they’re all the same boring blue. Are you looking for a quick and easy way to create custom folders for your Mac to make the important folders stand out? If so, Folder Magic is the perfect application for you.
By default, the Spotlight feature will index everything in your Mac and return the results when you do a search. Here is how you can prevent Spotlight from indexing a particular folder. 1. Go to “System Preferences -> Spotlight”. 2. Click the “Privacy” tab. 3. Click the “+” button to add the folder that you […]
Do you have issues with noisy or overheating fans on your Mac? If so, Macs Fan Control app is both effective and easy-to-use tool that can help to keep these issues under control.
When resizing application windows in Mac, there are a few tricks that you can do to make the resizing more efficient. 1. Move your cursor to the edge (side or top) of the window. You should see the cursor change into a double arrow. 2. Click the left mouse key together with any of the […]
If you are a Mac OS X user, you can speed up your Mac by simply disabling the window animations. 1. Open the terminal. 2. Type the following command: defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false That’s it.
Are you looking for an easy way to make your Mac’s battery last longer when there’s no outlet around? If so, a free and open-source application like gfxCardStatus lets you see exactly which apps are affecting your battery life by using power-hungry graphics.
Do you have a lot of Login Items on your Mac that are slowing down your startup time? Learn how to fix this issue with DelayedLauncher.
AppsBar gives you a quick launch bar for all your recently closed apps on a Mac. It displays your recently closed apps at the top of the screen, uses very few resources and does not engage the discrete GPU, so you won’t have to worry about it slowing down your computer.
For Mac OS X user, you can quickly access the desktop by pressing the “F11” key on your keyboard. Similarly, press “F11” again to return to the previous state.
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to perform website searches from your Mac’s desktop? With Phlo, you can now search any website with ease.
Do you have a lot of browser bookmarks in Firefox and/or Google Chrome? If so, I’m sure you’d like an easy way to search through them on your Mac – like you can with Safari bookmarks. Luckily, the Brow Mac app makes that all possibly in just a few short, simple steps.
How often do you open the Activity Monitor on your Mac, just to quit a running application? If you’re looking for a really quick way to kill running applications, here is a simple Mac app that lives in the menu bar and lets you kill running applications in one click.
Do you have trouble remembering all the keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS X? Bookmark this list of keyboard shortcut now. Better still, download the cheat sheet and keep it with you all the time.
Does your Mac often go to sleep at inconvenient times, like when you’re watching a movie or listening to music? Do you wish that you could have your Mac go to sleep at a specific time of the day?
The default browser in Mac is Safari and there doesn’t seem to be a quick and easy way to change it. This article will show you how to change the default browser on Mac from the menu bar.
Home Sharing in iTunes allows for multiple computers, regardless of their operation system, to share iTunes contents together. This has been helpful for everything from sharing content between computers within the house. This article will discuss how to set up Home Sharing in iTunes and dive into sharing content between computers.