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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.

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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.

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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.

Guest Post: Setting Up And Running ERP Software From A Mac 0

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Guest Post: Setting Up And Running ERP Software From A Mac

We have a guest post today with regards to ERP software. These are apps that are used to run your business. We have a very powerful system at work that controls every aspect of the business. There are many different apps out there which can run a business of one person, to a system that can run thousands or more (Oracle being a business favourite). The app store has a couple of apps that can do this sort of thing. Today’s post is about setting up such software, have a read of it and tell me what you think in the comments.

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Open and App Or Files On A Calendar Event

My life is ruled by my calendar. To ensure that I don’t miss anything, or don’t forget anything I have a detailed plan on what to do . One of the problems I faced was forgetting which important file I wanted. To mitigate this problem we can set calendar to open a file when the event occurs. This can be a file or an app so if you have something specific to do on an event the app or document will automatically open.

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Show File Extensions Within Finder

Today we have a simple trick to show the file extensions for any file. In very old versions of Mac’s and PC’s showing a files extension is the norm. However in later versions of Mac OS X this has been hidden. If you want to get it back so you can understand what type of files you are dealing with, we can. It is a simple change that doesn’t take very long and is very simple to switch on and off.

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