If you don't want the Photos app to launch every time you connect your iPhone all you have to do is uncheck one little box in the Photos app. Note that this setting is per device-- you can uncheck the box for one device and leave it checked for another.
You may have tried pressing Delete or Backspace or even the forward delete key to delete a conversation in Messages. If you've tried, you know they don't work. What does work is to hold the Command key down while pressing Delete or Backspace (forward delete won't work). If you select a conversation (see below) and... Continue Reading →
Click the green zoom button in a Mac window and it not only gets bigger, it goes full screen-- and it's so full-screen that the menu bar's taken away. That's not what most of us expect-- especially if you're used to the way that button used to work (it zoomed, but it left the menu... Continue Reading →
-- How to delete a file without having to empty the trash -- You know that things you put into the trash aren't really gone until you empty the trash, right? Turns out that in 10.11.x (El Capitan) you can throw something way and have it be deleted immediately if you want. Just click on... Continue Reading →
-- Block phishing and adult sites from your home's network with one easy change -- Change your router's DNS numbers to the OpenDNS Family Shield numbers 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 to automatically block phishing and adult sites from being delivered through your network. One change protects every device that uses the network. As a bonus, you'll... Continue Reading →
If you hold the Option key while tapping the bright/dim buttons on the keyboard, the Displays preference pane pops up. There's no quicker way to do it.
One could argue that Undo, Cut, Copy, and Paste are the menu items that make a Mac a Mac. They are always in the Edit menu, and every program uses the same keyboard shortcuts for them: ⌘-Z for Undo ⌘-X for Cut ⌘-C for Copy ⌘-V for Paste Guess what? The keys are right next... Continue Reading →
If you hold the Option key and then press either the volume up or volume down or mute buttons on the keyboard, the Sound preference pane will open.
In older macOS versions you could adjust your Mac's volume from the keyboard and hear how loud you'd made it as you pressed the volume up and volume down buttons. For some reason, the audible feedback is now gone (by default). Get it back by holding the Shift key down as you tap the volume... Continue Reading →
Mail's toolbar looks something like this (click it to zoom in): Turns out you can add a skinny toolbar underneath the main toolbar. Actually, it's not a toolbar: it's the Favorites Bar" (shown outlined in red below). Looks like this (click this one to zoom in too): Clicking on a Favorite takes you there right away, as if... Continue Reading →