Tag Archives: System Preferences
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...

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...


10 Mac Features You Probably Don’t...
With each release of the Mac OS, new features are added, older features may be updated, and in some cases, removed or replaced. Over the course of a few...

How to Grant Administrative Access to...
Are you the designated IT person for your family, or maybe for your small business? If you are, then perhaps you’re getting a bit tired of everyone asking you...

Tech 101: Changing or Resetting a...
As part of the built-in security of macOS Sierra, users are required to enter a password when logging onto a Mac. Security experts suggest that passwords be changed on...