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How to get the gray out of your window size control buttons

A reader finds his green full-screen button has gone grey. Is there a fix?

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What happens when you can’t control the album sort order in Photos when synced

It's not you; it's Photos for iOS and OS X.

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How to sort files and folders in the Finder

A reader is having folders jump about, and wants to set them in place.

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How to force a full-resolution iCloud Photo Library download

A reader would like to have the benefit of optimized thumbnail storage, but also grab high-res versions when needed.

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How to avoid a blank second display when using full-screen mode in an OS X app

A reader's El Capitan installation started blacking out one monitor when he's using apps full screen.

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How to stop OS X from deleting trashed files immediately

A reader can't move items to trash, but is instead always prompted to delete files immediately.

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How to get rid of an iSpy warning

iSpy with my little eye, software called Espionage. It's not malware.

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How to access advanced OpenType features in a variety of apps

Up your typography game in Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and Quark apps.

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6 ways to transfer files from your Mac to your iOS device

Use one of these methods to transfer a file from your Mac to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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9 ways to share files between Macs

Need to transfer files from one Mac to another? There are many way to do it.

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How to sort Launchpad apps

A reader thinks he's overlooked a feature. In fact, the feature is missing!

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How to active or restore missing press-and-hold diacritical marks in OS X

A reader has a grave complaint about an acute problem adding accents.

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How to set up a redundant backup system

Time Machine, cloning, or the tiger?

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How to use the Finder window toolbar to save time

Tweaking the Finder toolbar can help you become more productive.

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Why your base station and OS X might report different Wi-Fi rates

A reader was concerned about network configuration due to different numbers and settings appearing depending on where he looked.