Tweaking Your Mac

Merge Many Finder Windows Into One Finder Window 0

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Merge Many Finder Windows Into One Finder Window

The new version of Finder has tabs which allow you to view many different Finder windows in one convenient space. Todays post is a very simple trick which allows you to merge many different separate Finder windows into one. This is very useful if you find yourself opening many Finder windows and want to convert them into tabs.

Set Which Network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) Is Used 0

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Set Which Network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) Is Used

Your Mac can connect to your home network in a variety of different ways. This can be over Wi-Fi or ethernet. If you have both connected you can choose which network method to pick. For example if you are in your home office on your laptop you can have both the Wi-Fi connected, or the ethernet connected. Having both connected means if you take your laptop for a walk you are still connected and keep the connection alive. The problem with this is that if you have the slower network connection first (usually Wi-Fi) it can slow you down. This tip is going to show you how to order your networks to pick the fastest.

Encrypt Any File With A Password 1

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Encrypt Any File With A Password

There are not very many ways to encrypt files on your Mac. However, if a neat Terminal solution you can encrypt any file with a password. We are going to use a Terminal command called OpenSSL. Its a program designed to create the https bits of website through secure certificates. We are going to use it encrypt files instead. There is one caveat to this command in that it will only encrypt text files. However, this is only a minor problem we can work around.

Record Audio From Mac Applications – Including Games 1

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Record Audio From Mac Applications – Including Games

If you use Quicktime Player or any other screen recorder such as iShowU HD, you will find that when you record an application it will not make a noise. This means in games and other applications that produce sound, it will not be recorded. Sometimes this can be an advantage so you don’t get application sound interrupting your screen recording. However, if you are playing a game you will want to record the applications audio. To do this we need to install some special bits of software.

Disable The App Store Upgrade Notification Centre Message 0

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Disable The App Store Upgrade Notification Centre Message

Notification Centre is a great way to receive messages and be notified of various different aspects on your Mac. I have previously written about stopping notification centre messages, however this was related to applications. Today’s post is going to describe how to stop the notification centre pop up message for the App Store. This is usually due to an application needing to be updated. Although you should update your apps frequently to ensure there are no bugs, the message can get annoying.

Add Open With TextEdit (or any other app) To Right Click Menu Item 0

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Add Open With TextEdit (or any other app) To Right Click Menu Item

Every time you right click on a file you are presented with an open and open with menu. The open with menu gives you many options to open the file in other applications. Most of the time this suffices. Today’s trick is going to show you how to open any file with TextEdit or any application you choose. Although this trick doesn’t give this option within the Open With menu option when you right click, the option is instead under the service option. It is just as accessible and just as quick.

11 To Ways To Automate Your Daily Life 0

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11 To Ways To Automate Your Daily Life

Your Mac does a lot of background task without you having any input. Time Machine for example, backs up on its own and will continue to do so until the disk is full. This article is going to show you a variety of different methods and tools which you can use to automate the other parts of your life. For example, if you find yourself repeatedly doing the same task every Wednesday at 4:32pm, it may be worth automating this. This list comprises of the simple methods, which most people will employ to the more complicate which involve a little bit of time to set up. I have listed the top methods which I use, however there are many other ways. If you have a suggestion please leave a comment.

Set IPv6 Networking Off In Mountain Lion 1

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Set IPv6 Networking Off In Mountain Lion

Yesterday I posted about various Mac security improvements you can make to your Mac. Today’s is a post about turning off IPv6 and the security improvements it can make. IPv6 is a protocol that allows your Mac to communicate with other computers. It is soon going to replace the existing IPv4. IPv6 may allow rogue applications to communicate with out you being aware of it. It can essentially piggy back on your network without you knowing. This post is going to show you how to turn this service off.

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