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How to Keep Folders on Top When Sorting by Name in Mac OS Finder

Feb 26, 2018 - 13 Comments
Folders shown on top in a Name listing view of Finder

By default, if you sort a directory by name in the Mac OS Finder, you will find that both files and folders are arranged alongside one another based upon an alphabetical sorting of their names. This is great for many users, but if you have a large folder with many subfolders and files, it can … Read More

How to Create an AutoResponder in Mail for Mac

Feb 21, 2018 - 13 Comments
Mail app icon

Have you ever wanted to setup an auto-responder eMail message in the Mac Mail app? Autoresponders allow you to set an “out of office” auto-reply that gets sent automatically as a reply to any inbound email to the Mac Mail app. This is great solution for situations where you’re out of the office, away from … Read More

MacOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update Released for High Sierra Users

Feb 19, 2018 - 3 Comments
macOS High Sierra supplemental update

Apple has released a Supplemental Update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. The small system software update includes a patch aimed at addressing an unusual bug that could potentially cause a Mac app to unexpectedly crash when receiving a particular Telugu character. Additionally, Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 along with updates to watchOS and tvOS to … Read More

How to Quickly Get Stock Prices from Safari URL Bar on Mac

Feb 18, 2018 - 13 Comments
See stock price of ticker symbol from Safari address bar

Safari for Mac can quickly give you stock price quotes for any ticker symbol right from the address bar, offering yet another way to keep track of equities for those who like to follow the day-to-day ride of the stock market. Of course you can just google or web-search for a ticker symbol too, but … Read More

How to Show Hidden Files on MacOS with a Keyboard Shortcut

Feb 12, 2018 - 21 Comments
Show hidden files on Mac with Keyboard Shortcut

Modern versions of Mac OS offer a super-fast and easy way to reveal invisible files on a Mac, all you need to use is a keyboard shortcut. With a simple keystroke, you can instantly show hidden files on a Mac, and with another strike of the same keyboard shortcut, you can instantly hide the hidden … Read More

How to Use Lock Screen in MacOS High Sierra

Feb 7, 2018 - 21 Comments
How to Use Lock Screen on Mac

Mac users have long been able to use various tricks to lock the screen of their computers, but with MacOS High Sierra 10.13.x onward, a simpler and faster option is now available on the Mac with an official Lock Screen feature. With the new Lock Screen feature, you can instantly lock down a Mac through … Read More

MacOS 10.13.4 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Feb 6, 2018 - 2 Comments

Apple has released the second beta build of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Mac users participating in the beta testing program.

How to Use diff to Compare Two Files at Mac Command Line

Feb 6, 2018 - 3 Comments
Use diff to compare files at the command line

Need to quickly compare two files for differences? The command line ‘diff’ tool offers a great choice for users comfortable with the Terminal. Diff allows you to easily compare two files, with the command output reporting back any differences between the inputted files. The diff command is available by default on the Mac, and it … Read More

How to Hide All Other Windows Except Active App on Mac OS

Feb 5, 2018 - 1 Comment
Hide Others from the menu item in Mac OS

Want to quickly focus your attention on the active application in Mac OS by hiding all other windows? There’s an excellent little-known keyboard shortcut and menu item that does exactly that, and when executed properly you will hide literally every window and open application on the Mac except for the currently active application. This is … Read More

How to Show a Map of All Geotagged Photos on Mac

Feb 4, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Show a map of geotagged pictures on Mac Photos app

Have you ever wished you could view all of your geotagged pictures on a map? With the Mac Photos app, you can do exactly that by accessing a handy map of all images containing geotagging and GPS data, each displayed on a nice navigable map, right within the Photos app of Mac OS.

Copy Paste Not Working on Mac? Here’s How to Fix a Stuck Clipboard

Feb 2, 2018 - 18 Comments
How to fix a stuck Mac clipboard

Using copy and paste is a routine part of most peoples Mac workflow, so if suddenly the Copy and Paste feature stops working or the clipboard appears stuck, you can imagine why that’s annoying. Don’t stress out, most issues with nonfunctional clipboards and copy and paste on the Mac can be resolved with a series … Read More

How to Use a Windows PC Keyboard on Mac by Remapping Command & Option Keys

Jan 31, 2018 - 3 Comments

Macs can use nearly all keyboards built for Windows PC, whether they are USB or Bluetooth, but you may notice that the layout of some of the modifier keys are different on a Mac keyboard from the layout of a Windows keyboard. Specifically, the WINDOWS and ALT key of a Windows keyboard are switched compared … Read More

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