Do you miss the top menu bar when you open a Mac app in full screen? In this tutorial, we show you how to have the menu bar stay on the screen even when you enter full-screen mode.
This comprehensive tutorial will show you how to take screenshots of full or selected parts of your Mac's screen for free, without having to download new applications.
High power mode boosts performance at the expense of battery life. Here's how it works and how to put any compatible Mac like the 16-inch MacBook Pro into high power mode.
Read this tutorial to learn how and when to turn on and use low power mode on macOS in order to boost battery life and make your Mac notebook run cooler and quieter.
Apple introduced the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro in 2016, and it's been included on the 13-inch as well as 15-inch model ever since. The OLED touch strip on top of the keyboard replaces the Function keys, but adds plenty of extra features. The Touch bar will adapt to the app that you're using and provide shortcuts and best controls for that app. Some people love the Touch Bar, but there are some who don't like it.
If you have a shared computer in your household, then you know what it’s like to hand your Mac over to someone else regularly. To make the task of switching users a bit easier, you can put a button in your Control Center, menu bar, or both.
Here, we’ll show you how to add a switch for users in both spots on your Mac.
Whether you have two Macs of your own or just in your household, file sharing is likely to come up now and then. You may want to share a financial spreadsheet, PDF of a contract, receipt from a purchase, or similar document.
Here, we’ll show you seven super easy ways to share files between two Mac computers. Each is simple in its own way. So, the one you choose can depend on the confidentiality of the document, access to the services, or pure preference.
As you know, your computer stores files using a hierarchical structure. So if you need to find the full path of a file, it’s good to know the various ways you can do so on macOS. You might want the pathname to create a shortcut, need it for an app, or would like it as a reference for yourself.
We’ve covered different ways of finding and displaying the full path of a file. Here, we’ll round up those methods for you and include a couple more. So the next time you need the pathname of a file or folder on your Mac, you can use whichever is easiest or most comfortable for you.
If you'd like to make a specific macOS user interface element larger without zooming the entire screen of your Mac, take advantage of a cool assistive feature called Hover Text.
Apple gives you a handy tool for picking out and popping in emojis on your Mac. In notes, emails, or documents, you can open the Character Viewer and drag an emoji or symbol where you want it.
This Viewer has a couple of convenient features too. You can jump right to emojis you use frequently and those you save as favorites. Along with these features, you have the ability to customize the list that displays. So if you want to use technical symbols, geometrical shapes, math symbols, or even pictographs, they’re all there.
You only see a dozen or so emojis when you open the Character Viewer. So here, we’ll show you where the others are so you can customize your Mac emoji list for oddball characters, shapes, and symbols.
Maybe you’re buying a new computer, want to downgrade, need to reinstall macOS, or are working on troubleshooting an issue. For whatever reason you have, you may want a list of all applications installed on your Mac.
There are a few ways to get a list of apps, depending on what you really need. You can get a simple list of installed applications, those you downloaded from the App Store, and even a list of absolutely everything with the APP extension, including the paths. Here, we’ll show you various ways to get a list of applications installed on your Mac. And as a bonus, we’ll show you how to save and print that list too.
Many times we take precautions to secure our digital items from others. We password-protect things like files and folders to prevent changes by others. But who protects us from ourselves?
If you’ve ever changed a file or moved a folder by mistake, then you know what I mean. The worst is when you do something like that and don’t even realize it until you need the item.
On your Mac, you can lock files, folders, and your Desktop (folder) to prevent unwanted changes. This doesn’t require a password. It’s just a simple “lock” to keep you, or someone else, from editing, moving, or even removing a file or folder. Here’s how it works.