The Photos app in macOS 10.14 (Mojave) changes the keyboard shortcut for toggling between a zoomed-in view and the thumbnails. It used to be Spacebar-- tap spacebar to pop open a selected thumbnail, tap it again to go back to the thumbnails. Spacebar doesn't do it anymore. Now you use the Return key. In practice... Continue Reading →
If you can't sign into web pages using Safari it might be because your cookie preferences are set incorrectly. Some website sign-in pages won't work unless cookies are enabled, so go to Safari/Preferences..., click on the Privacy button, and make sure you are NOT blocking all cookies. (People tend to think that turning cookies off... Continue Reading →
Activating Microsoft Office 2011 for the Mac using the built-in online activation wizard seems to be broken. You enter your Product Key, you click the "Activate" button... and you get a message about the activation server being unavailable and a recommendation to try again later. You try again later and it still doesn't work. Online... Continue Reading →
The Messages app on the Mac is awesome. Use these tips and make it even better. Tip #1: on your Mac, double-click a conversation in Messages' left-hand pane. That opens the conversation in its own window. That way, you can keep key conversations in view. Tip #2: on your Mac, try dragging a picture from... Continue Reading →
Add the knock-out stage FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule to your Mac's Calendar by visiting this link. Choose the "Subscribe" option and the calendar will update as the tournament progresses, and add the calendar to "Location: iCloud" (rather than "Location: On My Mac") if you want the calendar to also show up on your iPhone... Continue Reading →
Normally, when you click on the battery menu you get basic information about your laptop's battery, like this: Turns out you can get more information. Press and hold the Option key, then go to the battery menu again. You get this: If the condition says "Replace soon" it's probably time for a visit to the... Continue Reading →
There are certain conventions that all Mac apps are supposed to adhere to. One is "put the cursor in the Help menu's Search field when the user types Command-Shift-?". Try it-- it will probably work.
You know about holding the Option key down when you click on the green "zoom" button in a window's title bar. There's something better than that. It's "Moom." When you hover over the green zoom button with Moom installed you see this: With Moom, when you want to make a window full-screen (ANY window-- Safari,... Continue Reading →
Bigger icons make it easier to visually distinguish between icons on your desktop. Here's how you change their size. It's easy to do!
Apple has a web page showing the status of iCloud services such as iCloud Backups, iCloud Contacts synching, iCloud Calendar synching, and so on. If something "cloudy" isn't working for you, maybe it's not you! Maybe iCloud is down. See the current iCloud services status by clicking here. Bonus: you'll see a lot more than... Continue Reading →