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Beyond the basics: advanced Mac keyboard tricks

What, QWERTY not good enough for you? Fortunately, OS X supports all kinds of alternative keyboard layouts and character sets. Topher Kessler shows you how to use them, even from the login screen.

Shell tricks: the OS X open command

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Nice little bit of command-line nerdery from Brett Terpstra, showing you all the cool/handy stuff you can do with the open command in OS X's Unix shell. If you don't use Terminal once in a while, you're missing out.

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Master your windows with Moom and Zooom

If you're still fiddling with title bars and thin window edges to move and resize windows, Moom and Zooom can make window management easier and more convenient.

Master your windows with Moom and Zooom

If you're still fiddling with title bars and thin window edges to move and resize windows, Moom and Zooom can make window management easier and more convenient.

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How to revert to Mavericks from the Yosemite public beta

If you've installed the OS X Yosemite public beta and now wish to revert to Mavericks we show you the steps for doing it.

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OS X Yosemite public beta: What you need to know

The Yosemite public beta marks the first time a major new version of OS X has been available to users before it’s formally released. We've got answers to your questions about the beta program.

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Bugs & Fixes: Saving your Notes from disaster

Lost deleted (and now, regretted) Notes entries because of iCloud syncing? Ted Landau offers solutions for bringing them back.

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Three smart tricks for managing printers in OS X

OS X has some lesser known tools for managing printers and print jobs. Dan Miller shows you three of them.

Video tip: three tricks for printer management

OS X has some lesser known tools for managing printers and print jobs. Dan Miller shows you three of them.

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Beyond the basics: OS X's advanced printer tools

You probably know how to set up a printer in System Preferences. But did you know about OS X's other powerful options for configuring and managing printers?

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Finding yourself when your Mac can't

The issue: Your Mac lacks Wi-Fi circuitry and Maps relies on such circuitry to report its location. Chris Breen explains your options.

Do you have bad RAM? How to find it and how to fix it

Sadly, memory modules can sometimes go bad, causing your Mac to display a variety of perplexing symptoms. Here's how to recognize and solve the problem.

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Mavericks and the ancient AirPort base station

What do you do when you have an old AirPort base station and the version of AirPort Utility that ships with Mavericks doesn't support it? Chris Breen has the answer.

How to troubleshoot a frozen menu bar

Sometimes items on your menu bar, or even the entire bar itself, can freeze up and become unresponsive. When that happens, here's what to do to get things unstuck.

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Revealing Mavericks' hidden screensaver images

Mavericks' screen savers have some beautiful images and some are available as Desktop backgrounds--but not all. Here's how to find and use the remainders.