Many things can influence how long it takes your Mac to start up, but one of the most common causes of slowness there is having a bunch of programs set to launch automatically when you log in. We’ll tell you how to stop them from doing so in this article!
macOS has a built-in text replacement feature which is just darned handy. This is especially useful if you find yourself typing the same information repeatedly! It’s truly simple to set up and use, too, so come on in and read about how to use text replacement on the Mac.
Gatekeeper is an important security feature in macOS, but Apple made some changes to how it works in macOS Sierra. Here’s how to restore all of Gatekeeper’s options and, if you want to, disable it.
The ‘Reduce Motion’ option makes its way from iOS to the Mac with macOS Sierra. Here’s how to enable it and why it might make your Mission Control experience a whole lot better.
In iOS, users can quickly add a period to the end of a sentence by double-tapping the spacebar. Now, with macOS Sierra, this feature is available on the Mac, too.
By default, the Mac App Store will check for updates once a week. But in the fast-paced world of software, a week may be too long to wait for the latest features or bug fixes. Here’s how to change the Mac App Store’s update frequency using a handy Terminal command, allowing your Mac to check for updates as frequently as once a day.
The most important key on your Mac’s keyboard is arguably the Command Key, but its counterpart in Windows is the Control Key. Two keys, two different locations on the keyboard, but the same basic function. This can be quite frustrating if you frequently switch between a Mac and Windows PC, but thankfully users can solve this problem by remapping their modifier keys in OS X, allowing you to switch the function of the Command and Control keys on your keyboard. Here’s how to do it.
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.
OS X normally handles display resolution and scaling quite well automatically, but those using external displays (particularly third-party displays) may wish to manually select their own resolution. Here’s how you can override OS X’s automatic and limited suggestions and choose any supported resolution for your external monitor.
Recent versions of OS X are much better at handling Mac setups with multiple displays, but many users don’t know that they can further customize their monitor configuration by moving the dock or changing which monitor is set to be the primary display. Here’s how these concepts work in OS X El Capitan.