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Video: Hide Files and Folders Within Finder 0

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Video: Hide Files and Folders Within Finder

Today’s video is how to hide files and folders within Finder. By using the chmod terminal command you can hide any files and folder. This will not delete the file or folder, it will just ensure that it doesn’t show up within Finder. You can hide any document you want and you will not be able to see it. You will however still be able to use it. It is a way of obscuring files from view so they don’t keep up if any one snoops around on your Mac.

Turn Off Auto Complete In Safari 0

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Turn Off Auto Complete In Safari

Safari has a feature built into the app to auto fill certain forms. For example, if you have a search box on a website, it will remember previous searches, giving you those results next time your visit. It also has more advance features such as being able to enter your personal details from your contact card. These auto fill features are useful in some cases, however I personally prefer to have them turned off. Most of the times it never gets my details in the correct boxes, and I am really not interested in seeing what my previous searches were.

Video: Tag Files In Finder For Easy Searching Within Spotlight 0

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Video: Tag Files In Finder For Easy Searching Within Spotlight

There is a new video up on the Youtube channel. It is all about tagging files and how to find these tags within Spotlight. If you have many files all along the same theme spread over your Mac, you can tag them with the same comment. This means when you want to find them again, as long as they have this comment, they will turn up. It is very quick and very useful. I like to use if if I have a set of files over many disks and folders. Its a quick way of locating them again.

How To Play Your iTunes Library On Your iPhone or iPad 0

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How To Play Your iTunes Library On Your iPhone or iPad

I have an ever growing collection of iTunes music that I would like to play on my iPad as I walk around the house. Rather than syncing the music to the device, I wondered if I could stream the music to the device on the fly. It turns out you can, although it needs a little setup. However, when you have finished you can play your iTunes library from your Mac onto your iPhone or iPad. This only works when you on the same home network, but is great if you want to move your iOS device around the house while playing music. This works in the new iOS 7.

Video: Remove The Alias Arrow In Finder 0

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Video: Remove The Alias Arrow In Finder

A new video for today. You can remove the small arrow in the bottom left hand corner from Finder icons. This is a small image overlay that you can remove by severing the link between the image and Finder. Its just a case of renaming the file and restarting Finder. It is a good way of cleaning up your desktop to make every icon look the same. You can watch the video below or on Youtube. If you enjoy the video below subscribe to the channel for more videos.

Video: How To Rebuild The Spotlight Index 0

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Video: How To Rebuild The Spotlight Index

Spotlight is a very good app for finding and searching files. It forms the core of my work flow. Every so often the spotlight index gets a bit confused. It has duplicate results or it doesn’t find the results you want. The problem with this is the index that records every file and folder. By deleting the index, spotlight will be forced to rebuild the index, thus solving the majority, if not all of the problems when searching.

Shutdown, Restart And Sleep From Terminal 0

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Shutdown, Restart And Sleep From Terminal

Terminal is a powerful piece of software. Today we are going to explore the command line options for shutting down, restarting and sleeping your Mac from the command line. These tools are very useful if you are writing scripts, or just want a different way to shutdown your Mac. All of these tips use Terminal which is located in the Applications > Utilities folder. You can’t do any damage to your Mac, however you will need your admin password for the commands to work.

Video: View Photo Stream Files In A Finder Search 0

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Video: View Photo Stream Files In A Finder Search

A couple of days ago I posted about how to clean up photo stream. Your mac likes to store a lot of these files. However, with a quick finder search that you can set up, there is a quick way to view all of these files. Its a great way to view all of these files in one go. It is also a a good way to view new files quickly before you have to open iPhoto.

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