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Turn Off Automatic App Updates Within Mac OS X 0

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Turn Off Automatic App Updates Within Mac OS X

Your Mac has a new feature that allows itself to automatically update the apps you have installed. This means any app store apps that you download, will automatically update the next time you connect to the internet. If, however, you don’t want to enable such a feature, for example if you have limited internet access or you want to manually update them yourself, you can. This post will show you the simple way of turning off automatic update and the various different features it has.

How The Power Button Behaves In Mac OS X – Mavericks 2

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How The Power Button Behaves In Mac OS X – Mavericks

We have a quick post today to explain how the power button works within Mac OS X on the new operating system Mavericks. The developers changes the way the power button works, and it is worth pointing out the different features. Now when you hit the power button, it will turn your screen off. Your Mac will still be running however the screen will be off. This doesn’t send your Mac to sleep it just puts it into a low power mode.

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Change The Snooze Time Of A Reminder

Mavericks has a cool new feature. Every time you get a reminder within Notification Centre you have the option to close of snooze the reminder. By holding down the snooze button you are given a variety of different options to change the reminder time. For example you can change the length to 5, 10, 30 minutes, you can even snooze the reminder for a week.

5 Simple Tips To Speed Up Your Mac – Guest Post 1

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5 Simple Tips To Speed Up Your Mac – Guest Post

If you feel like you are waiting too long for your Mac to boot up and applications seem to take an eternity to launch, then you can try these 5 simple tips to speed up your Mac. It is inevitable that through the constant use of your Mac, it will start to become bogged down by all the programs and data you install. These 5 tips will hopefully restore your Mac to feeling like new or very close to new. This is a guest post, on some simple but useful tips.

Get Access To All Screen Resolutions In Mac OS X 0

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Get Access To All Screen Resolutions In Mac OS X

Within the Mac OS X Mavericks preference pane for screen resolution, accessible from System Preferences > Displays, you are given an options what screen resolution you want. For some reason not all of the screen resolutions which your screen may be capable of are listed. To get around this problem we need to access a modifier key on your keyboard. To get a list of every screen resolution your screen is capable of press the option key while clicking on the scaled option button, this will give you a list of every screen resolution.

Quickly Open A File Path In Finder From A Field Of Text 0

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Quickly Open A File Path In Finder From A Field Of Text

This post was quite hard to title in a short snappy sentence, in essence Mac OS X has a new feature which allows you to select a piece of text which references a location within Finder and then open that location. Within many posts on this site I reference a locations such as /Library/Applications support. Normally you would have to either manually open each folder within Finder to find this location, or use the Go > Go To Folder, and copy and paste the location. This quick tip skips all of that and allows you to go directly to the location by simply highlighting the text and using a Service option.

Installing The New Version Of Mac OS X – Mavericks 0

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Installing The New Version Of Mac OS X – Mavericks

A new version of Mac OS X is out, Mavericks. Todays post is a quick one as a reminder to install the new version of the software. The version of Mac OS X isn’t a big one. However, it does have some cool new features which you should take advantage of. Installation, as ever is quick an easy. The download is 5.29GB, which is not that big in comparison to previous updates. Since the rush is over it will download at the full rate. Installation is just a simple case of going through the menus.

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Bulk Replace Text In Many Text Files

Finding and replacing text in a single text file is simple, you can use the Find and Replace function within the edit menu of your text application. The problem arises is want to use this feature in many text files. You can open each one, but that is a little complicated. Today we are going to adapt a script within terminal to carry out this command on a set of text files within a folder. It will open each text file, search for the exact or partial string and then replace it with the text we want. This is a little complicated but a great time saver.

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