Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

When you follow a link in Safari, you generally don’t know where you’re going to end up. That’s fine most of the time, but what if you’re concerned that a site might be trying to trick you into going somewhere malicious? Safari provides an easy way to look at the URL under a link. [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:46:28+00:00April 16th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

What’s with All These Dialogs Saying, “SomeApp is not optimized for your Mac”?

If you’re running macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra or macOS 10.14 Mojave, you may have seen a dialog that says an app isn’t optimized for your Mac. The message differs slightly between High Sierra and Mojave, with the High Sierra version telling you the developer needs to update the app to improve compatibility whereas Mojave [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:31:53+00:00April 5th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on What’s with All These Dialogs Saying, “SomeApp is not optimized for your Mac”?

Here’s How to Capture a Full-Screen Screenshot of a Web Page

You know that Command-Shift-3 takes a screenshot of the entire screen and Command-Shift-4 lets you pick a window, menu, or arbitrary selection for your screenshot. And Mojave introduced Command-Shift-5 to give you an interface to screenshots and screen recordings. But how would you capture a screenshot of a long Web page that requires scrolling? [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:24:32+00:00March 26th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Capture a Full-Screen Screenshot of a Web Page

Here’s How to Make Screenshots and Screen Recordings with Mojave’s New Interface

You probably fall into one of two camps: people who haven’t the foggiest idea what pressing Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4 do on the Mac, and those who use those keyboard shortcuts regularly to take screenshots. Either way, macOS 10.14 Mojave makes it easier than ever to create a still image of what’s on your Mac’s [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:43:57+00:00November 30th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Make Screenshots and Screen Recordings with Mojave’s New Interface

Seriously Cool Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss

With last year’s macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple made no sweeping changes, instead focusing on refinements and bug fixes. In keeping with the company’s alternating cycle of releases, this year’s macOS 10.14 Mojave boasts plenty of new features. Dark Mode and Dynamic Desktop In a major visual change, Mojave features a new Dark mode [...]

By |2018-09-06T19:08:40+00:00October 5th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Seriously Cool Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss

Make More Space for Documents by Putting Your Dock on the Side of Your Mac’s Screen

By default, Apple locates the Dock at the bottom of the Mac’s screen. If that location interferes with you seeing as much of your document windows as you’d like, you can set it to appear only when you move the pointer to the bottom edge of the screen. But there’s a better way: put [...]

By |2018-09-06T18:57:04+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make More Space for Documents by Putting Your Dock on the Side of Your Mac’s Screen

Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

When you double-click a document, macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. So, by default, a PDF file called laser-squid.pdf opens in Preview because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf extension should open in Preview. But what if you would prefer to open .pdf files [...]

By |2018-09-06T18:48:16+00:00September 11th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

What OS Version Are You Running? Here’s How to Find Out.

In Troubleshooting 101, one of the first questions is always, “What version of the operating system are you running?” There’s a big difference between Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and the solution to any particular problem will likely revolve around knowing what operating system is in play. The [...]

By |2018-06-07T14:00:20+00:00July 6th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on What OS Version Are You Running? Here’s How to Find Out.

Use Copy as Pathname to Help Someone Find a File on the Mac

Have you ever needed to write directions for where to find a file on the Mac? That’s easy if it’s in a well-traveled location, like the Music or Pictures folder, but more difficult if it’s in an obscure hidey-hole. Rather than write out instructions like “Look in the Chrome folder inside Google’s Application Support [...]

By |2018-06-07T14:08:39+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Use Copy as Pathname to Help Someone Find a File on the Mac

Look Up All Sorts of Information with a Quick Click or Tap on the Mac

Apple makes it easy to look up information about any word you can see on your Mac, in nearly any app. To access this information, Control- or right-click the word and choose Look Up “word”, use the trackpad to tap the word with three fingers, or hover the pointer over it and press Command-Control-D. [...]

By |2018-06-07T14:02:08+00:00June 12th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Look Up All Sorts of Information with a Quick Click or Tap on the Mac