Click and drag on the new MacBook

After purchasing a new MacBook you realize how difficult it is to click and drag any item on the desktop, within folders and to an external device or e-mail.  The problem is with the default setting that comes with the new computers. To change the setting, and return the click and drag feature as it … Read more

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Hidden Mailboxes in Mac Mail

Not finding the mailboxes that you have meticulously organized can be frustrating.  Mac Mail will allow you to Hide the folders the mail is in and if you do not know how to Show the folders they will be “lost” to you. Open Mac Mail and roll your mouse over the name of your mail.  … Read more

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MAC Scroll Bar is gone!

When you open your Mail, or any, program on a mac the ability to use the scroll bar to move up and down is not always present and it is a real pain to find and use.  Can the scroll bar just remain visible all the time? Yes.  All you need to do is change … Read more

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Mac iOS updates and Printing

Updating the Mac iOS system seems like a great idea.  Better graphics, apps and security.  However, when you do so some printers just do not work like they did prior to the upgrade.  What happened? At the time El Capitan was created there were some printers that needed to catch up to the new software.  … Read more

Moving Mac files to a PC

What should be an easy process is made difficult because of the different file types each system uses.  PC’s cannot easily read Mac files, so transferring them to a PC is not possible, unless… There is a utility called HFSExplorer that will allow you to access data on the mac drive and extract it (copy), … Read more

Google Bookmarks

While it is a good idea to go into the Settings of Chrome, (click the three bars in the upper right corner), and perform maintenance,  Managing Search Engines, (delete unknown or unused ones), Extensions, (removing all unwanted and unknown ones), History cleanup, (from the beginning of time), checking on the Start page and export your … Read more

One Drive

One Drive is a product that allows the user to store data on the “cloud” and access it from anywhere there is an internet connection.  It is secured by a username and password created when you set it up.  Go to onedrive.com and click to sign up at the bottom of the screen. Recently we … Read more

Chrome Screen is too small!

You go online using Google Chrome and the pages are very small.  Small pics, small type.  What happened?! The Zoom function most likely reduced the page to a much smaller percentage, (such as 25%), than is normal.  To resolve this issue, click the three bars in the upper right corner of the screen.  Click the … Read more

LibreOffice

If you have just updated your Mac system to Yosetime, (10.10.3), and were using an older document producing program, such Apple Works, you will have to update the program to view, edit and print your AW docs. The recommended program to use is LibreOffice.  It is a free upgrade and will read all AppleWorks 6 … Read more

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Pop Ups and Hijacking on a Mac?!

Yes it can happen.  Usually reserved for PC’s, pop up programs and hijacking can occur with a Mac too.  Typically this is caused by inadvertently downloading and installing a “Sister” program to an update or installation of downloaded software.  Extensions get installed within the browser, Safari or Chrome for example, that causes your online experience … Read more