Posts Tagged:os x

Added security for your desktop, part II

Stumbled across this post on Mac desktop locking and and learned a few things myself.  They cover the Keychain Access method.  They also highlight some nifty/useful widgets and preference panes. Via UsingMac.com: Lock Your Mac Desktop (Part II).

Added security for your desktop

Do you deal in sensitive information?  Private?  Paranoid?  Cautious?  Then this tip is for you! In this tutorial i will demonstrate a quick and easy way to help protect any sensitive data from prying eyes or passersby. Allow me to draw your attention to the padlock icon showing in the menubar above.  By clicking on…

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Screencast: Learn about QuickLook

QuickLook is a spiffy new feature of OS X 10.5 “Leopard”.  In the following screencast i’ll show you how you can use QuickLook to work more quickly and easily on documents and email. Click here to view the screencast.

Merging PDFs using software you already have!

Maybe some day you are working on some documents and you realize that it’d be soooo much easier if you could just combine several of your docs into one nice big doc.  Naturally, you are concerned with accessibility so you’ve chosen PDF as your file format of choice.  Well, with the features included in OS…

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How to print double-sided

Weird that you can’t just have the printer do this by default.  But if you’ve ever wondered how to print something out double-sided then wonder no longer.  Let me show you the way… First you’ll want to have open a document that you hope to print.  A MS Word  file, spreadsheet, email, website, anything really.When…

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How to change your password

If you ever find call to change your existing login password—and you might—here’s how you can do it: Go to your System Preferences, either from your dock, or through the Apple menu.  Click on Accounts, see?… In the Accounts preferences you can now change your password.  The window looks different depending on which version of…

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OS X Basics: The Save dialogue

Let’s keep this one real basic. I want to point your attention to a helpful post on The Unofficial Apple Weblog about how to master the save dialogue that you see universally across almost all applications on the Mac. The Save dialog in Mac OS X can often lead switchers, and inexperienced Mac users, astray.…

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OS X Basics: Viewing long filenames

A quick & useful tip for viewing long filenames in the finder courtesy of The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Have you ever opened up a Finder window in column view and found yourself confronted with truncated file names? It’s quite annoying. Here’s a quick fix. At the bottom of the column, you’ll see two short, vertical…

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OS X Basics: The finder views

Hopefully we are all familiar with the Finder. Your documents are in the Finder, your Applications, all of it, accessible through the Finder window. The Finder is the filing cabinet for all of your computerological ‘stuff’ on the Mac. But unlike the standard filing cabinet, the Finder has some neat tools to allow you to…

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Basics: The Application Switcher is your friend.

Oftentimes, while deep in the throes of working at the computer, you may look up at your screen to find you have 12 emails open, 3 Word documents, an Excel spreadsheet or two, 4 web browser windows, 88 stickies all plastered willy-nilly and goodness knows what else! This can make it all very difficult to…

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