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How to turn off warnings for file extension changes on Mac

When you change the extension for a file in macOS, you're normally treated with a warning. And if you're someone who changes file extensions a lot, then you may soon get annoyed by the warning. Luckily, there's an easy way to turn off the change file extension warning in Mac.

How to turn off the tab previews in Safari on Mac

Safari with Tab Previews on Mac
With Safari 14 on Mac came a cool feature for tab previews. This allows you to see a tiny snapshot of a webpage you have open in another tab when hovering your mouse over this tab. The thing with this feature is, it’s simply not for everyone. Some find it distracting. If you fall into this group, we’re here to help. Here’s how to disable the Safari tab previews on your Mac.

How to password-protect a ZIP file on Mac

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You can password-protect a PDF on your Mac along with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents pretty easily. But when it comes to a ZIP file, it’s not quite as simple. You may have a group of files you want to send securely for business, financial, or other reasons. While more difficult than other types of files on your Mac, it’s not impossible. Here, we’ll show you a couple of ways to password-protect a ZIP file on your Mac.

How to select text and print your Terminal window on Mac

Terminal on MacBook Pro Screen
If you use Terminal on your Mac to accomplish simple tasks, there may be a time when you want to print the results. For example, maybe you’re using a Terminal command to list out the apps on your Mac. While it’s easy enough to print your Terminal window, there are a couple of tricks for selecting what to print. Here, we’ll show you those tips for selecting text and how to print from Terminal on your Mac.

New to Mac? Here’s all the tools in the Mac Utilities folder

macOS Utilities Folder
If you’ve just purchased your first Mac, and especially if you’re coming from Windows, you might be wondering about the Utilities folder. You may see the folder but have yet to open it or you might be looking for a specific tool and don’t realize it’s in that folder. Whatever the case, we’re here with another in our New to Mac series to help you out! We’ll explain what’s in the Utilities folder and what each tool is for.

9 fun Mac Terminal commands to beat boredom

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Terminal is a useful tool for performing actions on macOS with simple commands. And for many Mac users, it’s the preferred way to get things done like showing hidden Finder folders or keeping your Mac from sleeping. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t entertain yourself with Terminal too. We’ve shown you several fun and useful commands for Terminal and they’re pretty awesome. But if want to get in a little practice with Terminal commands that are just a bit whimsical, then this list is for you. Here are nine enjoyable Terminal commands for macOS.

CoolStar’s new Chimera1n script brings the Chimera bootstrap to checkra1n devices

Electra Team lead developer CoolStar on Wednesday released a new script-based utility dubbed Chimera1n for iOS devices that have been liberated by the popular checkra1n jailbreak tool. Chimera1n replaces the native checkra1n bootstrap on the checkra1n jailbreak with the Chimera bootstrap. In doing so, it provides users with the Sileo package manager and a Substitute/Libhooker-based alternative to Cydia Substrate for tweak injection.

Keyboard shortcuts for Terminal on Mac

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If you use Terminal on your Mac for taking care of tasks with commands, then using keyboard shortcuts is a great way to do things quicker. From working with the window and tabs to editing commands to selecting and finding text, here’s a big list of keyboard shortcuts to help you zip around in Terminal.

How to lock the Dock on your Mac to prevent unwanted changes

Lock Dock Mac System Preferences
If you spend time customizing the Dock on your Mac, it can be aggravating when something gets changed by someone else. You may let a guest or your child use your computer and suddenly your Dock is positioned elsewhere, sized differently, or doesn’t have the apps you pinned to it. To prevent your Dock from being messed with by another, you can lock it down using Terminal. We’ll show you the commands you need to lock the Dock’s position, size, and contents to prevent unwanted changes. So if you’re ready, here’s how to lock the Dock on your Mac.

How to hide files and folders on Mac with Terminal

Hidden Folder Visible Mac
If you have some top-secret files on your Mac that you want to hide from Finder, there’s no switch or setting. However, there is a Terminal command you can use that lets you hide files or folders. Once you hide them, they won’t display in Finder, but you can still get to them using their direct path. This keeps those items you want tucked away from plain view nice and safe. Follow this tutorial to hide files or folders on your Mac.

How to get rid of the Mac’s Catalina upgrade reminder

Getting tired of seeing that persistent notification in your Mac dock to remind you to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina? It's possible to turn off that notification permanently without having to upgrade. All it requires is a little command-line tinkering, if you're up for it. Read on for details.

New to Mac? How to empty the Trash on your Mac

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If you’re used to the Recycle Bin on Windows for unwanted items, when you move to Mac, this folder is simply named Trash. And just like a recycle bin needs to be emptied from time to time, so does the trash. On Mac, you can empty all of your Trash or just certain items. Plus, you can have the Trash emptied automatically, so you don’t have to worry about doing it yourself. If you’re new to Mac, here is how to empty the Trash.