The Best Tips And Trick For Your Mac

Add A Shortcut / Keyboard Command To Safari’s Private Browsing Mode 0

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Add A Shortcut / Keyboard Command To Safari’s Private Browsing Mode

One of the popular modes in Safari is Private Browsing. This gives you a bit of privacy in your browsing habits, as it doesn’t record which sites you visit or store any data. However, it doesn’t have it own keyboard shortcut. This post, however will show you a quick way in which you can add a keyboard shortcut. This means you don’t have to select the option from the menu and can access it directly from your keyboard.

Lock Your Mac (Switch User) With A Keyboard Shortcut 6

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Lock Your Mac (Switch User) With A Keyboard Shortcut

When you leave your Mac, in the work place for example, you should lock it and return to the login page. This is an added security measure to stop unwanted usage on your Mac. On a Windows PC this come in the handy short cut Windows Key + L. This feature, however, is not present on your Mac. With a little bit of work and a small automator workflow we can automate this process, and then attach it to a keyboard shortcut. It is a quick way to lock your Mac.

Copy A Folder or Documents File Path To The Clipboard 0

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Copy A Folder or Documents File Path To The Clipboard

Every file and folder on your Mac has a location. Every so often we may want to copy this files path, it very useful to add into emails or documents. Today I am going to show you a couple of methods which allow you to copy a files path to your clipboard. There are a couple of simple methods, such as drag and drop. There is a more complicated method which allows you to set up the action to a service menu. It all depends how often you need the command.

Speed Up Your Mac By Solving Disk Errors And Problems 1

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Speed Up Your Mac By Solving Disk Errors And Problems

Every time you use your Mac, write to disk, it will alter the state of your hard drive. If it is solid state or a normal magnetic hard drive the magnetic domains or cells will degrade and change. This will slow your Mac down. Every time it encounters a block that has an error, it has to re-write the byte in another place. If you have many bad blocks it will degrade your Mac’s performance. In order to bring it back up to speed we need to repair the disk. We can also repair the disk permissions.

Solve Any Equation With Soulver For Mac 0

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Solve Any Equation With Soulver For Mac

If you want to work something complicated out, usually with number, you take out your calculator, or fire up a spreadsheet. You then enter all your numbers and hope you don’t make a mistake, or even worst you end up entering all the required numbers, get distracted and then have to start again. The app I have found to save myself a lot of time and effort is Soulver. It is an interactive way of solving problems. Instead of just typing numbers you can write your problems down, where the app will take these values and interpret them. No longer do you have to work with equations, you can work with words.

How To Save PDF’s As Jpeg’s (Including Multi Page PDF’s) 0

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How To Save PDF’s As Jpeg’s (Including Multi Page PDF’s)

This post is going to show you how to convert a PDF to a jpeg. What ever your reason for converting the PDF, it is sometimes easier to give a person an image rather than a PDF, especially if they have problems opening the file. There are two parts to this post, converting a single page PDF, and converting a multipage PDF. The latter is a little bit more complicated and requires an automator action to get the required results.

Stop Notification Centre Messages 0

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Stop Notification Centre Messages

Notification Centre is a new (ish) feature found in the latest version of Mountain Lion. Its a great way of receiving notifications from apps about various updates. Mail uses this system quite elegantly to tell that I have received a new email message. It can, however, be quite annoying especially if an app spams the notification centre, or you just don’t want to receive notifications any more. This tip is going to show you how to turn off the notification centre messages for various apps.

Automatically Empty Your Mac’s Trash 0

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Automatically Empty Your Mac’s Trash

Every time you delete a file or folder it will be placed into the trash. Its a last call for file before they are doomed to never see the digital light of day again. The problem with a Trash folder is that they can get quite big in terms of the amount of space used. Although it is useful to have the Trash folder to recover files you have accidentally deleted, it would be useful to automatically delete those files. Today;s post is going to show you how to automatically set up system to delete the files in your Trash. This can be done daily, weekly or on another other time frame.

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