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Using Onyx to Tune Up Your Mac

Giving your trusty Mac a monthly or bi-monthly tune up is a good idea. If you combine this with a virus check (see http://www.mrmacintosh.com.au/how-to-/48-bits-and-pieces-of-useful-information/91-chercking-for-viruses.html) and perform both procedures together you are giving your Mac a good chance of a long and happy life. First download and install Onyx from https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html You will need to get the version to suit the …

Changing Your Account Password When You’ve Forgotten It!

For 10.6 and earlier: Locate the disks that came with the computer when you bought it. They are usually grey and the one you want will say something like “Mac OS X Install Disk 1” or similar. Pop it in the disk drive and restart the computer by going to the Apple menu on the top left of the screen …

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Parental Controls

As the internet is a sort of unlimited library containing all information to be accessed by everyone — in contrast to the previous century’s paradigm of information being difficult to locate — it follows that everything can be found if you search for it. That includes less savoury information such as pornography and other material unsuitable for children (and adults!). …

Taking a Screen Shot

There are 3 ways to take a Screen Shot, that is taking a picture of all or part of what is visible on screen and they all use the keyboard, Key Commands. 1. Capturing the Entire Screen: hold down the keys Command+Shift and then while holding them hit 3.A picture of the entire visible screen will be captured and saved …

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Right-Clicking Explained

Macs have had a Right-Click option for ages but it’s always been hidden and is to this day! If you have a recent iMac with a scrolling mouse or a Magic Mouse or Magic Mouse then Right-Click is available on these and any other 2-button USB mouse that is plugged into your Mac. To switch it on look in System …