Don't-Miss OS X Stories
You know that dark linen-pattern background that Apple's been using everywhere lately--the Lion login window, for example? If you like it, you can use it as your desktop background. Kirk McElhearn explains.
Like versions of OS X's firewall before it, Lion limits what you can do with the firewall from within the Security & Privacy system preference. Thankfully there's a terrific tool for digging deeper.
There are plenty of ways to assign a color label to a file or folder in the Finder. But one OS X Hints reader seems to have found a new one.
Wish you could run a Windows-only game? Got files from an old PC you really need to look at again? Today's Macs can run Windows natively using Boot Camp, a utility included with the Mac OS. Here's how to set it up.
OS X's built-in spell-check is nice, but it usually requires you to move your hands from the keyboard to the mouse to select the correct spelling. But one OS X Hints reader found a way to select the correct spellings from the keyboard.
Ted Landau discusses some of the most significant and common problems that have cropped up thus far in the OS X Messages beta application.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create additional desktops in Spaces in Lion. There are a few different ways to create new desktops, but they are all very easy.
Do you find more icons on your desktop than room to place them? Modifying your desktop settings can help.
If you troubleshoot a number of Macs and seek a way to easily generate detailed reports about each one of those computer's hardware and software, Automator provides a slick solution.
Is there any hope for Quicken 2007 users who plan to move to Mountain Lion? Yes, but not in the form of a Rosetta return.
Can you transfer a Lion file that has multiple saved versions to another Mac and expect to browse those versions? No, and Chris Breen explains why.
Quick Look lets you view a file's contents by selecting it in the Finder and then pressing the spacebar. There's no need to wait for the file to open in an application—it appears immediately. Here are eight tips for using this OS X time-saver.
If your Mac was released after Lion, it's not quite as easy to make a bootable Lion install disc or drive, but it's still possible. We've got the complete instructions.
Sometimes, when you tell an app to appear in specific workspace, it doesn't. Ditto for when you want an app to appear in every workspace. If that's happening to you, here's a workaround.
Why are you opening the same menus and submenus, looking for the same commands again and again? Access menu commands across apps with these time-saving tips.