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How to solve an app blocking your screen when your Mac hasn’t crashed

Spaces can solve a foreground app that can’t be dismissed or quit.

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How to disable macOS’s hotspot login float-over window

A reader is perplexed and annoyed by “magic windows” for logging into Wi-Fi networks.

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How to turn on/off read receipts in macOS Sierra’s Messages

Read Receipts let the person you are communicating with know when you have received and read their message.

How to resurrect a Fusion Drive from a destroyed Mac

When an iMac is physically damaged, how do you get the data from its Fusion Drive.

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How to configure a software RAID in macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility

The ability to set up a software RAID has returned to Apple's utility.

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How to deconstruct a software RAID made with macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility

If you created a RAID using Disk Utility and now you don’t want to use the disks as a RAID anymore, here’s how to delete the RAID.

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How to use Optimized Storage in macOS Sierra

This new feature in Apple’s latest Mac operating system promises to free up precious storage space.

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How to use iCloud Drive’s new Desktop and Documents access in macOS Sierra

With this new feature, files saved to the Desktop and in Documents are automatically saved your iCloud Drive.

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How to better organize your classical music in iTunes 12.5

New Work and Movement tags put iTunes in the right direction for organizing classical music.

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How to create a bootable macOS Sierra installer drive

Instructions for making an external drive that you can use to install macOS Sierra.

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How to use the Tabs feature in macOS Sierra

Tabs will help clean up your windows and make it easier to find what you need.

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More ways to convert rich text to plain text on the clipboard

If your OS X app doesn't have a paste without formatting option, readers came up with a number of suggestions.

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How to move the Dock about and where it will never, ever reside

If you've got multiple monitors, the Dock can hop bottoms, but not sides.

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A mysterious stranger appears in Mail’s To field

Mail can fill in the blanks oddly from its Previous Recipients list.

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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.