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Use Private Browsing Mode in Safari for OS X Yosemite on a Per-Window Basis

Nov 8, 2014 - 8 Comments
Private browsing window in Safari OS X

Safari in OS X Yosemite gained the ability to initiate private browsing mode on a per-window basis. This is a marked difference from how Private Browsing worked previously in Safari on the Mac, which converted all browser windows and tabs that are open in Safari into privacy mode. Now, you can open an individual Private … Read More

Change the iTunes 12 Font Size to be Larger or Smaller

Nov 6, 2014 - 10 Comments
iTunes 12

iTunes 12 brought about some fairly significant user interface changes to the media player app, one of which is the size of the font shown in playlist and music views. The new default iTunes font is smaller with tighter padding between list items, and accordingly it can be difficult to read for some users. But … Read More

How to Navigate Mail Messages with the Keyboard in Mac OS X

Nov 4, 2014 - 11 Comments
Mail app icon

Many Mac users who rely on Mail app for accessing their emails in OS X are in the habit of navigating emails with their mouse, double-clicking an email, closing it, then repeating to go to the next message. A lesser known option is to use the keyboard to navigate within Mail messages of OS X, … Read More

OS X 10.10.1 Update Seed 1 Released to Developers

Nov 3, 2014 - 36 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released the first build of OS X 10.10.1 to those registered with the Mac Developer program. Labeled as “Pre-release OS X Update Seed 10.10.1″, the build is 14B17 and is currently available to developers, as well as those signed up to be participating in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Safari for OS X Yosemite

Nov 3, 2014 - 10 Comments
Safari RSS Reader in Mac OS X

RSS is a really great way to follow some of your favorite web sites and skim headlines to check out specific articles you most want to read. Many Mac users rely on third party apps for subscribing to RSS feeds, but the newest versions of Safari for OS X have an RSS subscription feature built … Read More

Automatically Install OS X Updates on a Mac with Yosemite

Nov 1, 2014 - 11 Comments
Automatic OS X Updates for the Mac

Automatic Updates has been possible for Mac apps for quite some time, but up until now the system updates of OS X were not part of that automatic installation option. That changed with OS X Yosemite, and now Mac users who would rather take a hands-off approach to maintaining their Macs OS X software updates … Read More

How to Use Handoff Between a Mac with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1

Oct 30, 2014 - 15 Comments
Handoff is part of Continuity in iOS and OS X

Handoff is a really great feature of iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite that allows a Mac user to pass off or resume an app session to their iPhone or iPad, or vice versa. For example, you can start typing an email on your iPhone, then pass it off to your Mac and finish writing … Read More

Get a 3D Dock Again in OS X Yosemite (or a Transparent Dock too)

Oct 29, 2014 - 51 Comments
3D Dock in OS X Yosemite

The Dock is just one of a variety of aspects of the Mac OS X interface that was overhauled and flattened in Yosemite. Gone are the days of the 3D Dock, the new Yosemite Dock defaults to looking like a flatter version, much like the iOS Dock. If you long for the Dock with some … Read More

2 Possible Fixes for Mail SMTP Sending Errors in OS X Yosemite

Oct 28, 2014 - 59 Comments
Fix SMTP Mail sending problems

Some Mac users who updated OS X to Yosemite have found Mail app to experience errors or problems when trying to send email. Typically this is in the form of an SMTP server connection error, a mailbox that’s seemingly stuck offline, a repeated request for a password from Mail app (a fairly common issue which … Read More

Maximize & Zoom Windows in OS X Yosemite the Old Fashioned Way

Oct 28, 2014 - 18 Comments
Double-click to maximize a window in Mac OS X

Among some of the seemingly smaller changes made in OS X Yosemite is an adjustment to how a windows green Maximize button behaves. In old versions of OS X , clicking on the green maximize button would expand and enlarge the window to a larger size, but in OS X Yosemite, clicking on the green … Read More

Fonts Look Blurry in OS X Yosemite? Change Font Smoothing Settings

Oct 27, 2014 - 26 Comments
Default font smoothing in OS X Yosemite

Some users of OS X Yosemite have found the Macs new system font, Helvetica Neue, looks blurry and is generally harder to read than Lucida Grande, the system font it replaced. The blurred fonts are sometimes able to be reproduced in screenshots but usually they show up looking normal, which makes demonstrating this issue a … Read More

How to Downgrade iTunes 12 Back to iTunes 11

Oct 26, 2014 - 40 Comments
iTunes 11.4 downgraded from iTunes 12

iTunes 12 brought a redesigned user interface, complete with many changes to how things look and where things are located, smaller fonts, and the removal of the popular sidebar. Not all users have received these changes well and some aren’t too thrilled with the differences, and for some users they may wish to downgrade iTunes … Read More

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