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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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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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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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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.

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How to restore deleted files in OS X

A reader wants her files back.

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I can’t quit you, iOS 10 beta

Having a hard time leaving the iOS 10 beta? A single file makes the difference.

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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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Installing OS X: What to do when ‘this copy of the install OS X application cannot be verified’

If you encounter an error when trying to install a fresh operating system, it could be a problem with the date and time.

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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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Starting up from NetBoot and NetRestore images

Step-by-step instructions on how to use the NetInstall service.

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How to fix missing media items in the sidebar

A reader lacks Photos, iTunes, and Movies items in the Open dialog.