Don't-Miss OS & system enhancement software Stories
Need a program icon or an image from a template? You can easily access all of an application's graphical elements with this hint.
You've been staring at the green button that haunts your Mac's windows for years. But do you really know what it does? Expand the window to full size? Contract windows? Make iTunes disappear? It depends.
Ted Landau address a trio of issues including inconsistent calendar alarms, delayed typing, and update difficulties in this week's Bugs & Fixes.
Today's Mac 911 deals with a trio of issues caused by a not-entirely-transparent interface.
Ever wondered what the inside of a can of worms looks like? Chris Breen reveals its icky splendor when addressing full-screen applications and multiple monitors in Lion.
You say you love the look of the new retina display MacBook Pro but aren't nearly as keen on Lion? Regrettably, you must grab the future with both hands.
Wish there was a simpler way to print documents, create archives, or add spotlight comments to project files? Kirk McElhearn shows you how to make automating your Mac as simple as putting a file in a folder with these three great Folder Actions.
Use OS X's Folder Actions feature to automatically get an alert when files are added to a specific folder, change the Finder labels when you put them in a folder, or unzip archives. Here’s how Folder Actions work, and how you can use them to save time.
File-naming is a very personal thing; we all have our ways of doing it. Here's how efficiency-maven David Sparks does it, as part of his paperless workflow.
If you've installed a fresh copy of Snow Leopard on your Mac and Rosetta is missing in action, there's a way forward, as outlined by Chris Breen.
If you scroll to the end of a page or document in many apps in OS X Lion, there's a brief bouncing effect. If you'd like to get rid of that bounce, it's just a Terminal command away.
Adding Spotlight comments to your files and folders can make it easier to locate those items later. Sound like more trouble than it's worth? Automator makes it a cinch with this one-line workflow.
If you've had the same Mac for a long time and tend toward pack-ratness, it's possible that your Applications folder is full of items you no longer use. Chris Breen shows you how to find them.
Mission Control provides a bird's-eye view of all your open applications and windows. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about using OS X's screen-clutter controller.