Occasionally it may be desirable to hide a folder on your Mac’s filesystem, either to keep it away from prying eyes or simply because it’s better not to be able to view some folders that could easily be removed or deleted by accident. Finder doesn’t have any built-in ways to hide a folder (i.e. with […]
It’s possible to use your Mac much more quickly and effectively, simply by ditching the mouse and learning some of the most common keyboard shortcuts and trackpad gestures. Most MacBook users will already be familiar with many of the trackpad gestures, but there are some additional shortcuts and techniques that can help to streamline your […]
Duplicate files such as documents and photos can occupy a surprising amount of space on your Mac’s hard disk and you might not even realise they are there. Perhaps you’ve copied files into several folders and external USB drives, and additional copies could exist in the Mail downloads folder. You might even find a few […]
Anyone that deals with lots of files will invariably need to rename them to something more useful from time to time. When you have hundreds of files that need to be renamed however, doing it manually in Finder is just way too labour-intensive – surely there’s a simpler method? Renaming single files on the Mac […]
Occasionally in Mac OS X, it may be necessary to force a program or process to quit. For example, if a particular program fails to respond or unexpectedly hangs. Every application on a Mac comprises of one or more processes. It’s usually possible to use the Force Quit command (⌘⌥ esc) in the Apple Menu, but […]
These are a few really simple shortcuts that every Mac owner should know about. If you don’t yet know about these then this will save you loads of time. Whenever you want to trash a file just select it by clicking on it. Hold the cmd / ⌘ key and hit the delete key.
Is your Mac taking forever to empty the trash? Well the reason for this could be down to one simple hidden setting; Secure Empty trash has been turned on by default. Before explaing how to configure this setting let me start by explaining what it is and how it works. Most people believe that when […]