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How to make Sidebar shortcuts for removable drives

How to make persistent shortcuts in the Mac's Sidebar even after unmounting and remounting a drive.

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Setting up NetBoot with Network Home Folders

How to use the NetBoot service with network Home Folders and Open Directory user accounts.

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What to do if the Characters palette won't appear in Safari

The palette sometimes does a hiding act due to a corrupted preference file.

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How to paste text without including formatting

Sometimes you don't want all the formatting and links that are included when you copy text.

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How to find all the characters in a font

Unlock the power of the Mac's Keyboard Viewer.

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How to use dictation on your Mac

Instead of pointing, clicking, and typing, you can use your voice for input on your Mac.

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5 ways to launch Mac apps from the keyboard

Your hands never have to leave the keyboard when you need to open an app.

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How to show the Keyboard Viewer

The Keyboard Viewer reveals what you can type on the currently selected keyboard layout.

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What to do when keyboard commands don’t work at startup on your Mac

Holding down certain keys when your Mac boots can allow access to certain features. But sometimes your keyboard prevents these keyboard commands from working.

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What to do when your Mac's Wi-Fi hardware is having problems

Readers propose the mystery of the missing wireless connection.

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How to turn off iCloud Photo Library when you don't have enough local storage

A reader wants to disable syncing to iCloud, but can't download the full-resolution images and videos. Here's how to fix it.

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End the clutter: How to organize your Mac menu bar

The Mac’s menu bar is a handy place for quick access to apps and system preferences. But it can easily be a crowded space.

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How far back Time Machine archives can migrate to new versions

A reader wants to know whether a Snow Leopard Time Machine backup can migrate to a new OS X installation.

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Customizing a NetBoot image

The latest in our series on using the NetInstall service in OS X Server.

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Hands on with macOS Sierra’s Console: Now it’s easier to get the Mac information you need

Apple has revamped the Console, making it easier to use.