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MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 5 Released for Testing

Oct 26, 2017 - 10 Comments
iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 5 has been released by Apple for Mac users participating in the beta testing programs.

How to Set All Mac Apps to Prefer Tabs with New Document and Windows

Oct 24, 2017 - 4 Comments
Other tab preference settings for Mac apps

Tabs are useful and ubiquitous, whether for web browsing, the Finder, text editing and word processing, Mail, or any other apps they may appear, tabs help to reduce window and document clutter by bringing many different documents or windows into a single window with a tab bar. Many modern Mac apps support tabs nowadays, but … Read More

How to Disable the Junk Filter in Mail for Mac

Oct 20, 2017 - 7 Comments
Mail app icon

Mail for Mac includes an optional Junk mail filter, which attempts to filter out and isolate spam messages so that they don’t clutter your email inbox. The junk filter can be helpful for some users, but it can also be overzealous from time to time, and you may find yourself with erroneously flagged emails appearing … Read More

How to Restore Missing Downloads Folder to Dock on Mac

Oct 19, 2017 - 8 Comments
Restore an accidentally deleted Downloads folder to Dock on Mac

Having the user Downloads folder in the Dock for Mac OS is undeniably convenient for quick access to downloaded files, so if you have accidentally deleted the Downloads folder from the Dock, or the Downloads folder is missing from the Mac Dock for some other reason, you may want to restore it back to it’s … Read More

How to Skip Converting to APFS When Installing macOS High Sierra

Oct 17, 2017 - 22 Comments
How to skip APFS when installing macOS High Sierra

MacOS High Sierra includes the all new APFS file system, which is arguably one of the most significant new features introduced in the new Mac operating system update. Nonetheless it’s possible that some Mac owners with SSD volumes will want to not convert the existing HFS+ file system to APFS file system when installing macOS … Read More

Troubleshooting macOS High Sierra Problems

Oct 14, 2017 - 152 Comments
Troubleshooting macOS High Sierra problems

Are you having difficulties with macOS High Sierra? While most Mac users who update to macOS High Sierra have no issues with the system software, there are small groups of users who have experienced a variety of problems with the software update. This tends to happen with every major system software release, either due to … Read More

How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra

Oct 12, 2017 - 16 Comments
How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra

Some MacOS High Sierra 10.13.x users may wish to downgrade back to macOS Sierra 10.12.x or even Mac OS X El Capitan. Mac users can downgrade from High Sierra to a prior Mac OS release, either by formatting the hard drive and clean installing Sierra or another prior system release, or by relying on a … Read More

How to Open All Images Into One Window in Preview for Mac

Oct 11, 2017 - 18 Comments
Preview windows separate

If you open multiple images into Preview on a Mac with some regularity, you may notice that sometimes pictures are grouped into single windows, and sometimes images are opened independently each into separate unique windows. If you’d rather all images be opened into a single window of Preview app on the Mac (or into unique … Read More

macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update Released for Mac Users

Oct 5, 2017 - 10 Comments
macOS High Sierra supplemental update

Apple has released the first supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13, complete with bug fixes, improvements, and security fixes.

How to Clean Install MacOS High Sierra

Oct 2, 2017 - 16 Comments
Clean install macOS High Sierra

Some Mac users like to perform a clean install when a new operating system is released. Usually this is reserved for more advanced users, as a clean install means the hard drive is formatted and completely erased, removing the existing Mac operating system, and erasing all contents, data, files, applications – everything from the Mac … Read More

How to Create a Bootable Install Drive for macOS High Sierra

Sep 27, 2017 - 29 Comments
How to make a macOS High Sierra USB boot installer drive

Some Mac uses like to create a bootable USB installer drive for macOS High Sierra. A bootable install volume of macOS 10.13 allows users to perform a variety of tasks including formatting and clean installs, updating multiple Macs from the same USB flash drive installer (and without re downloading), and to use as a troubleshooting … Read More

How to Download a Full macOS High Sierra Installer App

Sep 27, 2017 - 49 Comments
Download the complete macOS High Sierra Installer application

Many Mac users who are attempting to download macOS High Sierra from the Mac App Store will find that a small 19 MB version of “Install macOS High Sierra.app” downloads to the /Applications folder of the target Mac, rather than the complete 5.2 GB Installer application for macOS High Sierra. This is annoying because it … Read More

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