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How to quickly view Mission Control On Mac

You can press and hold any of the hotkeys on a Mac keyboard to temporarily view Mission Control. Here’s a cool trick that could be useful if you use hotkeys or keyboard shortcuts to activate Mission Control, the Dashboard, or Launchpad (i.e. F3/F4). You might be used to tapping a …

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How To Sync Files Between Macs Via iCloud

You can sync files across iCloud-equipped Macs by using an unofficial feature tied to a little known folder hidden in OS X. We’ll walk you through exactly how to get this set up, allowing you to sync files and folders across Macs seamlessly, but first make sure you meet some …

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Enable Motion Blur in Mission Control for Mac OS X Lion

Mission Control in Mac OS X Lion has a hidden motion blur effect that can be enabled quite easily: Enter Mission Control Press Command+M to enable motion blur You can then see the blur effect by moving about with the standard Mission Control actions, from entering and exiting into Mission …

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How To Installing and Removing Fonts in Mac OS X

Managing fonts on the Mac is incredibly easy regardless of what system software version you are using. We’lll cover the process of installing new fonts, deleting unwanted ones, and also restoring your default system fonts in case you mess something up. Installing New Fonts in Mac OS X Installing new …

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How to Set Your Mac’s Primary Display

These are instructions on how to set your Mac’s primary display when using multiple monitors. Setting a display as primary will force the menubar and dock to appear on that monitor. Step One Click to select System Preferences… from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen. Step …

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How to Enable The FTP Server (ftpd) in OS X Lion

Apple decided to remove the GUI for enabling and disabling FTP from Mac OS X Lion. Generally speaking, that’s not a bad move, becausemost times SFTP is available anywhere FTP is, and SFTP is far superior in terms of security. No one should be using FTP over the Internet. However, …

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Restoring hidden Finder Windows On OS X Lion

After 5 Lion upgrades, I ran across 2 machines that would not show any Finder windows, I could not see any open folders or the hard drives. They showed up under the windows list, under the Finder icon, and as large thumbnails, after a Show all Windows. But would not …

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