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How to Stop “Upgrade to MacOS Mojave” Notification Banners in Mac OS

Oct 26, 2018 - 30 Comments
Disable Upgrade to MacOS Mojave notification alerts

Are you not ready to upgrade to MacOS Mojave yet? If so, you may wish to disable and hide the “Upgrade to macOS Mojave” notification banner that comes up frequently in prior versions of Mac OS system software, as Apple pushes users to upgrade to the latest MacOS release. Whether you’re avoiding the MacOS Mojave … Read More

How to Remove an Apple ID from a Mac

Oct 25, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Removing an Apple ID from a Mac

Have you unintentionally used an Apple ID or logged into an Apple ID on a Mac that isn’t yours, or perhaps that you don’t want iCloud access on? If so, you may wish to remove that Apple ID and iCloud account from that Mac. Similarly, you may want to delete an Apple ID from a … Read More

How to Hide Recent Apps from Dock in MacOS Mojave

Oct 22, 2018 - 1 Comment
Disable Recent Applications in Dock of MacOS

The Dock in MacOS Mojave includes a new feature that displays a trio of recently used applications alongside your regular Dock app icons. The Recent Applications section of the Dock adjusts and updates automatically as you launch and quit apps, and while it offers a convenient way to reopen apps you were using not long … Read More

How to Download MacOS High Sierra from MacOS Mojave

Oct 21, 2018 - 7 Comments
Download MacOS High Sierra from Mojave

If you’re currently running macOS Mojave, you can re-download a macOS High Sierra installer for whatever reason to macOS Mojave. Re-downloading older versions of macOS system software can be desirable for a variety of reasons, and in this case getting the older High Sierra release is most often to create a macOS High Sierra USB … Read More

How to List All Homebrew Packages Installed on a Mac

Oct 20, 2018 - 7 Comments
Install Homebrew on Mac

Want to quickly see all Homebrew packages installed on a Mac? You may already know the path where Homebrew packages are installed to, but you don’t need to list a directory structure to get a list of Homebrew packages that have been installed in Mac OS. Instead, you can issue a simple command to show … Read More

How to Access Audio Files from iTunes Quickly

Oct 16, 2018 - 7 Comments
iTunes

If you have an iTunes audio library of music, songs, podcasts, ripped CDs, and other media, you may want to gain direct access to those files at various points in time. While you can navigate in the file system of Mac OS or Windows to access the location of the iTunes Library, the iTunes app … Read More

How to Use Light Theme with Dark Menu Bar and Dock in MacOS Mojave

Oct 15, 2018 - 25 Comments
Choose the Dark theme again but this time it only impacts menu bar and Dock

Enabling Dark Mode in macOS Mojave tranforms the entire user interface appearance into an all-dark look, and while it’s very popular with many users, some other Mac users may not want a full dark mode appearance on their Mac. Instead, some Mac users may prefer a more limited Dark theme experience that only applies to … Read More

How to Enable Dark Mode on MacOS Mojave

Oct 12, 2018 - 11 Comments
How to enable Dark Mode theme in Mac OS

The Dark Mode theme available in MacOS Mojave 10.14 onward offers a unique visual interface and desktop environment to work in, shifting nearly all onscreen visual elements to dark grays and blacks. For many Mac users, the Dark theme is perhaps the most popular new feature to arrive in MacOS Mojave, and the new user … Read More

How to Reinstall MacOS Mojave

Oct 10, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to reinstall macOS Mojave system software

Rarely, you may need to reinstall macOS Mojave system software, usually for troubleshooting purposes. Reinstalling MacOS Mojave as discussed here will aim to only reinstall the macOS Mojave system software itself, it will not erase the drive, nor will it remove any user data or user files, making it ideal for troubleshooting. This walkthrough will … Read More

Fix Terminal “Operation not permitted” Error in MacOS Mojave

Oct 9, 2018 - 16 Comments
Fix Operation Not Permitted Terminal Error in Mac OS

If you’re a Mac command line user you may have noticed that many frequently used commands entered into the Terminal (or iTerm) result in an “Operation not permitted” error message since updating to MacOS Mojave 10.14 or later. The “Operation not permitted” error in the Terminal can be seen after issuing even simple commands like … Read More

How to Enable Dynamic Desktops in MacOS Mojave

Oct 4, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to use Dynamic Desktops on Mac

Dynamic Desktops are a new feature in MacOS that allow the desktop background wallpaper of a Mac to change throughout the day as the time changes. Perhaps the most prominent example of this feature is the default desktop in macOS Mojave of desert sand dunes, which when Dynamic Desktops is enabled will time-shift the scene … Read More

How to Re-Download MacOS Mojave Installer (from MacOS Mojave)

Oct 4, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to Redownload MacOS Mojave installer

Some users may occasionally need to re-download the MacOS Mojave installer application while actively running MacOS Mojave. This is usually done for making a MacOS Mojave boot installer drive or some other similar purpose, or perhaps to copy the installer onto another computer or as a backup, but there are other reasons someone may want … Read More

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