Mac Tips – Trash Troubles

Mac Tips – Trash Troubles Recently I had trouble moving some files to my trash and couldn’t work out what was going on. I did some searching online and came across this article in Apple Support: In Mac OS X, each user account has a separate, invisible Trash folder that is in the home folder.…

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Mac Tips – Showing Hidden Folders

Mac Tips – Showing Hidden Folders Showing the hidden folders on a Windows machine is easy, go into folder options and enable it. On a Mac, you can’t click a magic button and it happens. Here’s how: 1. Open the terminal shell (Utilities > Terminal) 2. Enter the following command at the prompt:defaults write com.apple.Finder…

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Mac Tips – Renaming User Accounts

Mac Tips – Renaming User Accounts About a year or more a go, I had an issue in my iTunes where all the latest played dates of the songs in my library were all the same. The only way to fix the issue was to shift all my information onto a new user account. However,…

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Mac Tips – Deleting Bookmarks From Firefox

Mac Tips – Deleting Bookmarks From Firefox One thing I’ve seen many people (including myself) searching for is how to delete a bookmark you have made in Firefox. If you have placed this bookmark within a folder on the bookmark menu, you cannot simply right-click on it and delete it when you want to remove…

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Mac Tips – Take screenshots on a Mac

Mac Tips – Take screenshots on a Mac Unlike windows, there is no button for taking screenshots. To perform different screenshot types, see the list below: Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save…

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Mac Tips – Speed up a slow Mac

Mac Tips – Speed up a slow Mac One thing that is always quite easy to diagnose in a Windows based computer is when the system begins to run slow, it’s usually a simple task to determine what has gone wrong. With a Mac, it’s not that simple. With Apple wanting to keep the MacOS…

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Mac Tips – Ctrl + Alt + Del on Mac

Mac Tips – Ctrl + Alt + Del on Mac There are times when you are using a program and all of a sudden it hangs and stops responding! After pressing: the left mouse button, the right mouse button, the spacebar, the enter key, the escape key and the backspace key, you realise that the…

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