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Change How Safari Clears Downloaded Items List in Mac OS X

Sep 1, 2015 - 1 Comment
The Safari downloads list in Mac OS X, you can clear it manually

Each time you download a file from the web with Safari, it goes into a list of downloaded items contained within the browser. In modern versions of OS X, this downloaded list item deletes itself automatically after a day passes, but if you want to change how often and when Safari clears the download list, … Read More

Browse Many Images Easier with Split View in Photos for Mac OS X

Sep 1, 2015 - 1 Comment
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

The standard viewing window of Photos app in Mac OS X shows a series of thumbnails for each image, and if you double-click on any particular image it gets larger and takes over the app. If you wish to view the next picture, most users will click on the back button, then double-click on another … Read More

OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 8 & Public Beta 6 Released

Aug 31, 2015 - 20 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released two new beta builds of OS X El Capitan, Developer Beta 8 for those registered in the official Mac Developer Program, and Public Beta 6 for Mac users in the Public Beta test program. The new builds arrive as 15A279b and 15A279d, respectively.

How to Make Apache Start httpd Automatically on Boot in Mac OS X

Aug 30, 2015 - 3 Comments
Start Apache in Mac OS X Automatically

Mac based web developers are probably familiar with manually starting and stopping the Apache web server in OS X through the command line by now, but if you want Apache to start itself automatically upon boot and reboot of a Mac, you’ll want to go a step further and use launchctl. By doing so, webdevs … Read More

Setting Wallpaper from the Command Line in Mac OS X

Aug 28, 2015 - 3 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Ever wished you could set a Macs wallpaper image from the command line in OS X? As a matter of fact, you can change the desktop background picture from the terminal, which can be useful for a variety of situations ranging from inclusion in a setup script, to remote management, automating, or whatever else you … Read More

How to Show All Possible Screen Resolutions for a Display in Mac OS X

Aug 27, 2015 - 2 Comments
All resolutions shown for a Mac Display

Though it’s generally recommended to use the ‘Default for display’ screen resolution option, Mac users who connect their computer to an external display or TV may find it helpful to be able to see, access, and use all possible display resolutions for a particular screen. This can be particularly useful if a display is either … Read More

How to Change the Search Engine in Safari for Mac OS X

Aug 25, 2015 - 14 Comments
Safari icon

Mac users who favor the Safari browser as their primary means of web access in OS X may find it helpful to switch the search engine used by default in Safari. This determines which web search tool is used through the URL address bar and elsewhere in Safari. You can choose between the four major … Read More

How to Restore a Mac from a Time Machine Backup

Aug 24, 2015 - 22 Comments
How to restore an entire Mac from Time Machine backup

While Macs have a great reputation for being stable and rarely experiencing major issues, the reality is that sometimes things can go wrong. Typically this happens when either a hard drive fails or an OS X system update goes completely awry, but if you have set up Time Machine backups on the Mac like all … Read More

OS X El Capitan Recovery Update Version 2.0 Available for Beta Users

Aug 21, 2015 - 1 Comment
El Capitan recovery update 2.0

Apple has released an update to the Recovery feature for Macs running beta versions of OS X El Capitan. The update is recommended for all users running OS X El Capitan to install.

OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 7 & Public Beta 5 Released for Mac Testers

Aug 19, 2015 - 21 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 7 alongside OS X El Capitan Public Beta 5 for users participating in the beta testing programs for Mac system software. And yes, it’s basically the same Public Beta 5 that was released and then pulled yesterday. It’s unclear why the initial release of El Capitan … Read More

OS X El Capitan Public Beta 5 Available for Mac Testers

Aug 18, 2015 - 16 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the fifth Public Beta release of OS X El Capitan to users participating in the Mac Public Beta testing program for OS X 10.11. The new build arrives as 15A262c and the accompanying release notes suggest it should be installed by all users who are running the public beta versions of Mac … Read More

How to Log Out Another User Without Logging In On Mac OS X

Aug 17, 2015 - 3 Comments
Log out another user account without logging into it in Mac OS X

For Macs who have multiple user accounts on a single computer, sometimes you may log in to multiple user accounts concurrently. This leaves the prior user account logged in while another user account session opens. There’s really nothing wrong with that, aside from reducing available resources, but sometimes you may wish to log out the … Read More

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