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How to add website shortcuts to the Dock on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Adding a website shortcut to the Dock on Mac OS X  is an easy and quick way to visit your favorite “places” on the web. Once you add a website shortcut to the Dock on Mac OS X, simply clicking it will launch Safari loaded with your chosen website. Here's how to set that up! To add any Website Shortcuts from Safari to the Dock on Mac OS X, first open Safari and visit the website you wish to be added as a shortcut. Once the webpage has loaded, click and hold on the URL link in the URL bar,...

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My dashboard disappeared – what happened?

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

If you are one of those people that really liked to use the dashboard on your Mac and the new OS X El Capitan is driving you crazy without it – don't worry! You can still use it. OS X El Captain brought a lot of changes – one of which may get pretty annoying to Mac users who used their dashboard quite a bit. Once you install the new OS X, it looks like your dashboard simply disappeared. But actually, it's still there, it's just deactivated. Here's how to reactivate your dashboard: Go to the Apple menu> System Preferences...

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How to turn a standard account to an admin account on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

The admin user account is the highest level of a user on a Mac – it gives you the authority to remove and modify software, add additional accounts, reset passwords, change permissions, and more. Basically, if you want to change anything on your Mac, you'll probably need to do it via the admin account, which is why only trusted users should use your Mac as an admin. Standard user accounts, on the other hand, only have limited control over your Mac's functions. They can, among other things, create and change files and access folders if they have permission from the...

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Four useful Mac tricks

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Mac OS offers many useful tricks that a lot of users don't know about. Here are four of my favorites. Partial print screen Usually, when people print their screens, they print their entire desktop – with your embarrassing tabs open and all. Mac has a pretty nice feature to get around that problem: "Print Partial Screen". To print a specific part of your desktop, just hold down command+shift+4 at the same time. When you do that, a target will appear with which you can select the screen you want to be captured. Fixed dock If you want to keep your...

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How to erase a disk from Terminal in Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Most users use Disk Utility to erase a disk or hard drive. But some Mac users might need to erase them from the command line on Mac OS. To do that, the only thing you need is a bit of precise syntax to make sure that you are erasing the proper disk. Here I'll show you how you can erase and format a disk using the command line. Working with Terminal Start off by running the following command in the command line: Diskutil list This is going to list all the mounted drives on your Mac. Once you have found...

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