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How to use one Mac in multiple rooms

A reader wants to have a single machine available with a monitor and keyboard in multiple, adjacent rooms.

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How to upload a photo from Photos for OS X to a website

A reader wonders how to find images in Photos to upload via a selection dialog.

The power of OS X’s menu bar

It’s always there and it’s often overlooked, but the menu bar is a very useful part of the Mac operating system.

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What to do when a hard drive won’t unmount in OS X El Capitan

When OS X won't let you unmount a flash drive or external hard drive, here’s what you can do.

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What to do when OS X asks for an old Apple ID

A reader wants to stop prompts on his hand-me-down computers from asking for his Apple ID instead of that of the current family member using it.

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Why does Apple’s App Store use ‘Get’ for free apps?

A reader wonders about the different labels in the App Store for download, notably ‘Get’ versus ‘Open’.

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You can’t sort folders first in OS X's Finder. Here's why

You used to be able to with third-party software. Then System Integrity Protection came along.

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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.