Automatic updates in OS X El Capitan can be a huge time saver, saving you from frequently checking for the latest versions of your favorite apps and ensuring that you’re up-to-date with features and security fixes. But some users prefer to maintain control of exactly how and when their software and operating system gets updated. For these users, here’s how to turn off automatic app and system updates in OS X El Capitan.
Mobile devices are the future of the Web, making a website’s responsive layout crucial to ensuring a good user experience. While there are many tools that help web designers test responsive designs, a new feature in Safari for OS X El Capitan makes the process quick and easy. Here’s how to use Responsive Design Mode in Safari 9.
Gatekeeper is an important security feature in OS X that can benefit many users, but for some power users, Gatekeeper is more of a nuisance than it is helpful. Apple does its darnedest to keep Gatekeeper enabled in OS X El Capitan, but here’s the Terminal command you need to keep it disabled for good.
OS X El Capitan continues Apple’s recent tradition of adding subtle transparency effects throughout the operating system. While these visual effects create an interesting sense of depth, some users may prefer a more traditional opaque look. Here’s how to reduce transparency in OS X El Capitan.
Want to give your Mac a bit of a custom look? Start by replacing the OS X login screen wallpaper. We’ll show you how, plus discuss a few caveats that you’ll want to keep in mind.
A handy new feature in OS X El Capitan is the ability to copy a file’s path directly from Finder without copying the file itself. This can be a huge timesaver for anyone who works with networked files, scripts, code, or those who simply prefer the command line over the GUI. Here’s how it works.
The Disk Utility app received a major overhaul in OS X El Capitan, but Apple removed one key feature that is crucial to many Mac power users: RAID support. Thankfully, there’s a workaround, at least for now. Here’s how to create and manage RAID volumes in OS X El Capitan.
Have you noticed after upgrading to OS X El Capitan that your cursor sometimes gets really big? You’re (probably) not going crazy, it’s just a new feature Apple introduced in its latest desktop operating system. While helpful for some, this new “shake to locate cursor” feature can be annoying for longtime users. Here’s how to turn it off.
Split View is a neat new feature in OS X El Capitan, but some users are reporting that they can’t get it to work after upgrading. While there could indeed be a more serious issue causing the trouble, it’s more likely that you need to make one small change in the way that Mission Control works in order to get Split View running. Here are the details.
One minor new feature in OS X El Capitan is the ability to automatically hide the Menu Bar on the Desktop, giving you more screen real estate for your windowed apps. Here’s how to use it.