OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks is the 9th major release of Mac OS X system software, officially versioned as OS X 10.9

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Generate Secure Passwords in Safari with iCloud Keychain for Mac OS X

Dec 17, 2013 - 6 Comments

iCloud Keychain is a password management feature that arrived to the Mac with OS X Mavericks, and to the mobile Apple world with iOS 7. Basically it stores encrypted passwords securely within iCloud, which can then be accessed securely through your Mac or iOS device, allowing you to never have to enter a password again. … Read More

OS X 10.9.1 Update Released with Mail Improvements, Safari 7.0.1, & Bug Fixes

Dec 16, 2013 - 14 Comments

Apple has released the version major system update to OS X Mavericks, versioned as OS X 10.9.1. The update appears focused on several prominent complaints focused around Mail app in Mavericks, resolving several issues with Gmail support, improved search functionality, a fix for group contacts, and improvements to Smart Mailboxes. OS X 10.9.1 also resolves … Read More

How to Place the Dock in a Corner of the Screen in OS X Mavericks

Dec 5, 2013 - 3 Comments

The OS X Dock sits centered along the bottom of the screen on every Mac by default, and most users probably assume that moving the Dock to a new location is limited to centering on either the left or right side of the screen. It turns out you can actually have much more control over … Read More

Move Dashboard To Another Space Location in Mission Control for OS X

Nov 27, 2013 - 1 Comment

Dashboard is the largely under loved and unappreciated feature of Mac OS X that gives you quick access to a variety of widgets, providing things like weather info, quick unit conversion, a dictionary, world clocks, and whatever else you have setup in there. The newer versions of OS X have turned Dashboard into a dedicated … Read More

Show Traffic & Road Incidents in Maps App for OS X Mavericks

Nov 26, 2013 - Leave a Comment

If you’re planning a drive or some sort of vehicular journey while on your Mac, you can use the Maps app bundled with OS X Mavericks to help avoid annoying traffic, slow downs, road closures, construction work, and accidents by enabling the built-in incident reporter feature. It’s just a click away, but the icon isn’t … Read More

Workaround for the Slow Open / Save Dialog Box Problem in OS X Mavericks

Nov 24, 2013 - 20 Comments

A fair amount of Mac users running OS X Mavericks have discovered a peculiar slow speed issue when attempting to use various actions found in the File menu, including the Open, Save, and Export dialog boxes. The problem manifests as an intensely slow lag when trying to use the Open or Save dialog windows, where … Read More

Show the URL of ‘Safari Web Content’ Process ID in Activity Monitor for OS X

Nov 23, 2013 - 1 Comment

Regular users of the Safari web browser will be pleased to discover a great little trick that has been added to the Activity Monitor app in OS X Mavericks; the ability to see what URL is associated with each “Safari Web Content” process ID, thereby providing the ability to quickly find exactly which web pages … Read More

Hide Notifications from the Lock Screen of Mac OS X

Nov 21, 2013 - 2 Comments

Don’t want to see Notifications and alerts on the login screens and locked screens of OS X? Me neither, and because Notifications can be fairly personal items from calendars, reminders, messages, or apps, they aren’t necessarily something you want on the lock screen of a Mac that is visible in public, like at an office … Read More

Removing Tags from Files & Folders in OS X Mavericks

Nov 19, 2013 - 4 Comments

We showed you how easy it is to quickly add tags to files and folders with the simple drag & drop trick, but what if you want to remove a tag from something? That’s equally easy, and we’ll cover two ways to remove a tag or multiple tags from items that currently have them: through … Read More

How to Make the Dock Appear on an External Display in OS X Mavericks

Nov 17, 2013 - 21 Comments

OS X Mavericks brought significant improvements to multi-display support for Mac users who have their computer connected to an external screen or two. One of the more helpful feature changes with multi-display support is the ability to access the Dock on any of the connected screens through the use of a simple onscreen motion gesture … Read More

Quickly Tag Files & Folders with a Drag & Drop in OS X Finder

Nov 16, 2013 - 5 Comments

File tagging on the Mac is part of OS X from Mavericks onward, but those who have been using the Labels feature to help manage their files in prior versions of OS X will notice it’s actually quite similar. Basically you ‘tag’ a file, and then it becomes associated with that tag, allowing for easy … Read More

Get a Transparent Dock in OS X Mavericks by Disabling the Frost Effect

Nov 15, 2013 - 26 Comments

The Dock received a visual overhaul in OS X Mavericks which defaults to removing a minor transparency effect. It’s a subtle change that many users won’t even notice, but the difference is that now the content of windows, images, and items moved below/behind the Dock are no longer visible through what looks like a frosty … Read More

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