Tag Archives: System Preferences
How to Use Spring-Loaded Folders on...
For years now, Mac OS X and macOS have supported spring-loaded folders. If you’re not taking advantage of ‘em, you should, as they’re great time savers. A spring-loaded folder...

Used Mac Buyers Guide - collage of mac computers The Used Mac Buyer’s Guide
You or the kid needs a new Mac, but money’s a bit tight. Not to worry — since Macs usually have a nice long lifetime, your chances of finding...

How to Edit the Number of...
When you’re trying to get back into a document, application or server that you’ve worked on recently, one quick way to do so in macOS is to click the...

How to Adjust the System Accent...
macOS Mojave introduced six new accent and highlight colors (as far as I can tell from the beta version, no new colors will be introduced with macOS Catalina, coming...


Notification Center with the notification tab selected Tips for Using the Mac’s Notification...
The Notification Center was added to the Mac with the release of OS X Mountain Lion in the summer of 2012 and was meant to corral a stampede of...

macOS Spotlight How to Use Spotlight in macOS...
You can do currency conversions on a Mac by using the Calculator app, but did you know you also can do this — and quickly — using Spotlight? Spotlight...

Mac 101: Everything You Need To...
Long-time readers of the Rocket Yard have probably heard us mention Apple’s FileVault Encryption, which is a way to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac. In this Mac...

Tech Tip: Should You Shut Down...
One question that new Mac users often ask is whether they should shut down their Macs at the end of the day or just let them sleep. The quick...


How to Customize Trackpad Gestures in...
Trackpads are the default pointing device on Apple’s notebook lineup, and the Magic Trackpad (at right) is a popular accessory for desktop Macs. Most Mac users almost intuitively know how to use...

Is macOS Mojave Making Some Fonts...
During the beta testing of macOS 10.14 Mojave, some testers noticed that under certain circumstances, text on the screen appeared blurry. The issue appears to be caused a change...