Posts from the desk of Dennis Sellers

Should You Shut Down Your Mac Laptop at Night?

You can power off or shut down your Mac laptop, of course. Should you do it every night? Once a week? Never? Let’s consider it. Some people leave their Macs running 24/7, while others shut them down the minute they’re done using them. Of course, if your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro is running…
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How to Use the iTunes Remote App to Control Your...

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod you can use the Remote app — free at the Apple App Store — to control your Mac’s Music library from a distance.  iTunes Remote lets you control Apple Music, iTunes,...

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How to Change Your Desktop Picture in macOS Catalina

Catalina Quick Tip My wife’s Mac’s desktop is so cluttered with files and folders that it’s impossible to see the desktop image. Mine isn’t. If yours isn’t and you want to change the desktop picture, it’s easy to do....

AirDrop icon with a Catalina background How to Share Files Using AirDrop...
Apple’s AirDrop feature is a great way to share files with macOS Catalina. It lets you send documents, photos, webpages, map locations, and more to anyone near you, wirelessly....

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Recently, I had a heck of a time solving an issue with my wife’s (aging MacBook Pro). I finally had to test the issue by creating a new user...

mac sound icon on macos catalina background How to Set Sound Output Options...
I use macOS Catalina on a 16-inch MacBook Pro connected to an LG UltraFine 5K display. When I want to listen to music or watch a video, I want...

Safari icon with a screen shot of browser clear history on a catalina background How to Clear Your Safari Browsing...
Catalina Quick Tip You can remove all records that macOS Catalina’s Safari keeps of where you’ve browsed during a period of time you want. If your Mac and your...

safari logo and documents folder icon logo on a macos catalina background How to Manage Safari Downloads on...
In macOS Safari, you can change where downloaded files are stored, have them deleted after a defined period of time, and open automatically. Here's how!

safari logo and keychain access logo on a macos catalina background How to Use Safari Keychain on...
Catalina Quick Tip iCloud Keychain is a convenient, time-saving feature. One useful thing it does is keep website login information and credit card information you use with AutoFill in...

Safari Bookmarks menu with Safari icon in background How to Manage Tabbed Windows in...
In macOS’s web browser, Safari, you can create and open multiple tabbed windows. You can rearrange how they’re ordered, close them, or save a group of tabs as a...

Green eye icon and red eye icon with a line through it How to Show & Hide the...
When Mac OS X El Capitan debuted in 2015, it was the first time with a Mac operating system that you could hide the menu bar. This continues in...