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Make the Window Resizing Animation Speed Instant in Mac OS X

Jan 6, 2015 - 24 Comments
Speed up Window Resize Animations in OS X

When you hit the green maximize button to resize windows on a Mac or send things into full screen mode, a fancy visual animation shows the redrawing of the window size as the active window expands outwards. While this looks great and many users will be happy with the default resizing animation time in OS … Read More

Increase Line Spacing in OS X Terminal to Improve Readability

Jan 5, 2015 - 4 Comments
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If you’re a Mac user who finds the text output shown within Terminal app to be a bit too confined and tightly spaced, you’ll be pleased to discover that you can adjust the line spacing to accommodate your preferences. You can boost line spacing within Terminal dramatically or just a little bit (or if you … Read More

Fixing Bluetooth Discovery Problems in OS X Yosemite

Dec 30, 2014 - 15 Comments
Bluetooth device not being found in OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users running OS X Yosemite have discovered Bluetooth to become unreliable, either dropping device connections constantly or even simply not discovering a working Bluetooth device. For example, some users who are trying to use a PS3 controller with the Mac in OS X Yosemite may find that the Mac is unable to locate … Read More

How to Re-Download OS X Mavericks Installer from the OS X Yosemite App Store

Dec 30, 2014 - 19 Comments
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In some specific situations, Mac users running OS X Yosemite may wish to re-download the complete installer application of a prior operating system like OS X Mavericks. This is typically something only advanced users would want to do, perhaps for making a bootable installer for the older OS X version, for upgrading a different Mac, … Read More

How to Connect a Playstation 3 Controller to a Mac in OS X Yosemite & Mavericks

Dec 28, 2014 - 27 Comments
Connect a Playstation 3 controller to Mac OS X

If you want to use a Playstation 3 controller to play games on a Mac, you’ll find that connecting the PS3 controller and syncing it for use with OS X games is actually quite simple, regardless of what version of OS X the Mac is running. We’ll walk through how to quickly connect and configure … Read More

What To Do If You Can Not Remember an Apple ID or Password

Dec 23, 2014 - 13 Comments
Confirm your Apple ID with iTunes Settings

Forgetting the login and password to an Apple ID is not the best feeling in the world, particularly given how integral an Apple login is to the broader iOS and OS X experience. So, if you or someone else happens to forget an Apple ID or the password to an Apple account, what should you … Read More

NTP Critical Security Update for OS X Released by Apple, All Mac Users Should Install Now

Dec 22, 2014 - 16 Comments
Security update network time server for OS X

Apple has issued a critical security update to OS X users aimed at patching an exploit with the network time protocol on most Macs. The update is labeled urgently as “Install this update as soon as possible” rather than a traditional name, perhaps indicating the importance of patching the unspecified issue with the Macs NTP. … Read More

Make Chrome Use the Default Print Window in OS X

Dec 19, 2014 - 7 Comments
Chrome custom print window in Mac OS X

If you’re a majority Chrome browser user in OS X you’ve probably noticed that when printing from the web browser, a custom print preview window opens up that looks quite different from the default print window on a Mac. Some users may like the alternate Chrome print preview option with it’s larger viewport and different … Read More

Check & Modify AutoCorrect Settings from the Command Line in OS X

Dec 18, 2014 - 5 Comments
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Spelling autocorrect features tend to be divisive, with Mac users usually either loving it or hating it. Most Mac users know they can easily turn off autocorrect through an OS X system preference change, but the System Preferences are only accessible from the graphical interface of a Mac. If you’re wanting to automate the enabling … Read More

How to Send & Receive Text Messages from Mac with SMS Relay for OS X Yosemite

Dec 17, 2014 - 10 Comments
Enable SMS Text Messages on a Mac from iOS

The Mac Messages app has long had support for sending and receiving iMessages, and now the latest versions of Messages for OS X support a new feature which allows you to send and receive SMS text messages as well. This basically means that you can talk to someone using an Android, Windows phone, ancient flip … Read More

How to Always Show the User Library Folder in OS X Yosemite the Easy Way

Dec 16, 2014 - 11 Comments
Making the Library Folder visible in OS X Yosemite with a Settings toggle

An individuals user Library folder contains personalizations, preference files, caches, and other contents specific to any given individual user account on a Mac. While most users won’t need access to their user account Library directory, some advanced users like to have easy access to that folder for a variety of purposes. All modern versions of … Read More

How to Re-Install OS X with Internet Recovery on a Mac

Dec 14, 2014 - 16 Comments
Starting OS X Internet Recovery Mode on a Mac to reinstall system software

In some rare situations, reinstalling OS X on a Mac may be required. This is made fairly easy as all modern Macs include the OS X Internet Recovery feature, which lets you reinstall OS X through a netboot type of mode that is accessed from the internet rather than a local drive. This is helpful … Read More

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