Articles Filed Under "Desktop Tutorials"
Tutorials covering Mac, iTunes, Quicktime, etc.
Previously, we’ve written about how to use keyboard shortcuts to take screenshots of your Mac computer screen, including covering how to save screenshots to your copy/paste clipboard. But besides using keyboard shortcuts, you can also take screenshots by using the “screencapture” command in Terminal. Here’s a quick tutorial showing you how to do this.Read More →
On January 4, 2013 By Charles Tian
Most people who have used the Mac operating system for a long time probably know how to use keyboard shortcuts to take screenshots. Today we’re here to share some more advanced keyboard shortcuts for those of you who are looking for some more advanced screenshot features. Specifically, in this post we’re going to teach you how to take a screenshot, but save it to your copy/paste clipboard, instead of to the desktop, which is its default save location.Read More →
On January 3, 2013 By Charles Tian
Ever since iTunes 11 was released, I’ve discovered a lot of features that really make the newest version of Apple’s popular media library manager stand out from previous versions of the app. As I was browsing through my music today, I discovered quite an interesting (and useful) feature that seems to be built in to the new iTunes: the ability to quickly view the media you’ve recently played.
More info after the break.
On January 3, 2013 By Charles Tian
Ever wanted to keep your Macbook turned on, even when you may be away from your computer and leaving it idle? Apple built this feature right into the Mac OS X operating system, so there’s no need for any extra tweaking to do so! All it involves is configuring a setting in the System Preferences app. Find out how to keep your Macbook turned on, even when the computer is idle, after the break.Read More →
On December 30, 2012 By Charles Tian
A few weeks from the time of writing this post, I was having some problems with the trackpad on my 2009 Macbook Pro. To put it simply, the mouse cursor on the screen was not following the movements on my finger on the trackpad, and would often jump around, activating my hot corners and whatnot. A simple restart didn’t fix the problem either, although controlling the cursor with my standard Logitech mouse still worked fine. In this situation, I began hunting around for a way to disable the trackpad while maintaining use of my mouse, hoping that this would solve the problem. Here’s how you can do it.Read More →
On July 8, 2012 By Charles Tian
Apple implemented Explicit rating labels when purchasing music from iTunes as a safety parental feature, allowing parents to easily distinguish music containing explicit content within their kid’s iTunes library. However, this feature may not be needed, as it adds clutter to your music library, and constantly reminds you that the music you are listening to [...]Read More →
With Apple’s new releases of OS X focusing on making the Mac operating system more similar to iOS, several changes have been made to the user interface of the OS. One is the way that scrollbars work. iOS users will recall that when scrolling through content such as a website or a block of text on an app, the scrollbars display only when the content is actually scrolling, and fades away once the content is nonmoving once more. With Apple’s release of the latest OS X system, Lion, scrollbars work the same way. However, some users may wish (as I do) to keep the scrollbars permanently displayed, and here’s the tutorial that teaches you how to do it.Read More →
On July 6, 2012 By Charles Tian
Sometimes, it may be necessary to show files that may be hidden and not by default viewable using Finder. For example, one may need to access the Library folder while running OS X Lion, but find it hidden and not reachable with conventional methods. This is when this useful terminal hack comes in, allowing you to see hidden files in Finder. Additionally, we’re also giving you another terminal command that will help you hide hidden files once more, thereby reversing this hack.Read More →