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Titanium Software - OnyX
Learned about through this article: https://eclecticlight.co/2017/08/11/launch-services-database-problems-correcting-and-rebuilding/

Going to use it to rebuild Launch Services - and hopefully fix the issue of my Mac constantly reverting back to images being opened defautly in Grab (instead of Preview) and PDF in Adobe Acrobat (instead of Preview).

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the structure of the system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.
software  mac-utilities  apps  mac 
april 2018 by yolandaenoch
Use two Mac apps side by side in Split View
1/ Hold down the full-screen button in the upper-left corner of a window.

2/ As you hold the button, the window shrinks and you can drag it to the left or right side of the screen.

3/ Release the button, then click another window to begin using both windows side by side.
mac  osx  how-to  apple 
april 2017 by yolandaenoch
OS X asks Where is FinderSyncAPIExtension on startup
That extension is for Google drive: Right-click on the Google drive application in the system wide Applications folder, then select show package contents. Then navigate to Contents/PlugIns/FinderSyncAPIExtension.appex Do that the next time OS X asks you for the location, it should work if I am remembering what I did correctly.
mac  google-drive  troubleshooting 
december 2015 by yolandaenoch
OWC DIY KIT: 480GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD Express... in stock at OWC
SSD purchased to upgrade internal hard drive of my current MacBook Pro.
mac  macbook  hard-drives 
february 2015 by yolandaenoch
Benchmarks don't lie: SSD upgrades deliver huge performance gains
You’ll see big performance differences among newer drives, too: Samsung’s 840 Pro, for instance, is the fastest consumer SSD we’ve tested. Other top performers include Seagate’s 600 series, Corsair’s Neutron series, the OCZ Vertex and Vector series, and SanDisk’s Extreme II series.
ssd  macbook  mac  upgrade 
february 2015 by yolandaenoch
How do I use Emoji on Mac?
For OS X 10.9 Maverick: press Command + Control + space.
emoji  emoticons  shortcuts  mac 
december 2014 by yolandaenoch
Five tips for cleaning and speeding up your Mac - CNET
The brand doesn't matter; everyone has his or her favorite. Just make sure you are buying the right amount, type, and speed.
mac  macbook 
october 2014 by yolandaenoch
Mac OS X: How to Find Background Applications
To find applications running in the background, go to Applications Folder > Utilities > Activity Monitor
mac  macbook 
august 2014 by yolandaenoch
OS X keyboard shortcuts
Nothing really works like Windows + D on a PC to minimize all applications and show the desktop in the same manner on a Mac. Here are a few options: Command-H Hide the windows of the currently running application Command-Option-H Hide the windows of all other running applications Command-M Minimize the active window to the Dock Command-Option-M Minimize all windows of the active application to the Dock (didn't work on my computer as described). COMMAND + M seems to be the best option.
mac  shortcuts  macbook 
may 2014 by yolandaenoch
MakeMKV - Make MKV from Blu-ray and DVD
MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere.
mac  mac-software  make-mkv  macbook 
may 2014 by yolandaenoch
OS X: About Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper options are found in Apple menu > System Preferences… > Security & Privacy > General tab under the header "Allow applications downloaded from:"
make-mkv  mac  software  macbook 
may 2014 by yolandaenoch
iGlasses for Mac
Can adjust your webcam (brightness, color, contrast, etc).
mac  videos  macbook 
april 2014 by yolandaenoch
Can I rotate text boxes in Keynote?
If you click on the text box once to select it, and then put the cursor over the square boxes at the left or right edge of the text box, the cursor should change to double-ended arrows. Does this happen? If so, then when you hold down the command key, the double-ended arrows should be curved, and you could then hold down the mouse button and drag to rotate.
mac  keynote  macbook 
june 2012 by yolandaenoch

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