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How to map a different key for Command and other modifiers

A reader uses a non-Mac keyboard and wants to set the right keys for extras.

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Setting up macOS Sierra Server's Contacts Service

How to set up Contacts Services for access on your network.

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Missing mail? Press Command-L

A reader finds a new macOS shortcut in the Mail app perplexed experts.

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How to use the advanced Calendar Service features in macOS Sierra Server

Make adjustments to get the most out of macOS Server's Calendar Service.

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How to change your login screen in macOS (and change it back)

A reader did the unthinkable; now he wants to revert.

How to remove Snapz Pro in macOS Sierra

While it's a specialized app, we've received a number of queries about how to remove it.

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How to stop getting beta updates for macOS Sierra

If you participated in the Beta Software Program, you still have access to beta updates of Sierra.

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How to fix two-factor authentication problems with apps that don’t use iCloud

If you’re new to 2FA, remember you can still use non-Apple services for contacts and calendars, and for email.

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If you upgrade to two-factor authentication, you can’t log in to your Mac with an iCloud password

Apple slipped in a change in April 2016 that’s affecting people who change the protection on their Apple ID accounts.

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How to set up macOS Server’s VPN service

If you have Apple’s Server app, you have access to an excellent VPN server that’s simple to set up and easy to use.

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How to transfer a Time Machine backup to another backup drive

When you want to switch Time Machine drives, it's fairly easy to transfer your old backups.

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How to list Folders first when sorting a Finder window in macOS Sierra

In macOS Sierra, you don’t really need to use a blank space or a character to make folders list first when arranging by name.

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How to use Caps Locks in macOS Sierra to switch between keyboards that use different characters

A feature added in macOS Sierra is handy for those who frequently switch among two languages while typing.

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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.