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Fixing System Preferences with CleanMyMac

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

System Preferences files store rules that define how your apps are going to function. These files can be found within each application’s folder. The problem is that these preference files can corrupt over time, whether due to app crashes, blackouts, or hard drive corruption. To fix corrupted preference files we're going to have to delete them. That will trigger the app to create a new preference file. You can, of course, manually delete the files within the Preferences folder (stored in YourHomeFolder/Library/Preferences). But that’s a lot of work since you have to find each of the preference files corresponding to...

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High Disk Temperature – How to keep your HD cool

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

It's normal for your HD to heat up when processing a lot of data. But if your Mac’s hard drive is constantly working above 115°F, there’s probably something wrong with it, especially if you can also hear the fans working louder. That’s why it is important to keep your hard drive from overheating - you don’t really want it to fail unexpectedly. Don’t place your MacBook on your lap or on a blanket That’s because you might accidentally be blocking the fan from working properly and the disk needs the airflow to cool down. Keep your room clean Dust is...

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How To Show Your Lost Sidebars in OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Did the sidebars in your OS X suddenly disappear? Don't despair! This is how you can easily find them again. From the Finder Once in Finder, from the top menu click “View” and then “Show Sidebar”   From Open/Save Dialogues See the icon below with the mouse over it? Click that.   That button will repopulate your sidebars with one click.

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How to Delete User Accounts From Your Mac

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Why would you keep so many different user accounts if you don’t even use them? It’s time to make your lock screen look clean again! How to delete a user account in Mac OS X First, click on the Apple menu and then click "System Preferences" Click "Users & Groups" Click on the lock and then enter your password to make changes Now select the user account you want to delete and then press the minus button to remove it You’ll get three different options before deleting the user account: Delete user account but save the home folder to a...

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Hide Apps Automatically After Periods of Inactivity

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Some applications just won’t stop displaying notifications in OS X - and that can get really annoying, especially when you’re focused on something else and don’t want to be distracted by something irrelevant. "Quitter" is a downloadable app that gives you the ability to hide or close any application on your Mac after a certain period of inactivity, allowing you to stay focused. How it works When launched, it shows up in the OS X menu bar. In order to select the applications that you want to quit or hide, just click on “Edit rules”. A window will pop up and you’ll...

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