Tag Archives: Terminal
Mac startup chime sound notes chords on staff Bring Back the Mac Startup Chime...
Recent Macs have been missing something that has been part of the Macintosh experience since 1984 -- the startup chime. For example, the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro is silent...

Mac Gatekeeper icon with Apple logo How to Work With and Around...
Gatekeeper, part of the Mac’s security system for ensuring files you download or install on your Mac are safe to use, has been around in one form or another for quite...

macOS Terminal icon with words that say "Bash to Zsh" Moving From Bash to Zsh: Terminal...
macOS Catalina has a number of new features and capabilities, but one change that’s often overlooked is the new shell used in Terminal to interact with the Mac via...

macOS Snapshots Working with macOS Snapshots
Snapshots are a feature of APFS (Apple File System) that has been part of the macOS since High Sierra. A snapshot captures the state of an APFS formatted drive,...


How to Create a Bootable macOS...
A bootable version of the macOS Catalina installer is one of the often-overlooked tools a Mac user should have on hand before upgrading to or performing a clean install...

macOS Sidecar Icon How to Use Sidecar to Unite...
Beginning with macOS Catalina and iPadOS 13, the new Sidecar service allows you to utilize your iPad as a secondary screen. If you’re thinking this is not new, that third-party...

Launch Services: Keeping Apps and File...
Launch Services is a core service of the Mac OS that enables an actively running application to open other apps, documents, or URLs (Uniform Resource Locators). Launch Services is...


Quick Tip: Managing macOS File Associations
Do you know what a “file association” is? Although it sounds like a club for people who like to use steel tools for smoothing or shaping hard materials, it’s...

Quick Tip: Get the Mac Dock...
The macOS Dock is designed to make launching applications and switching between them as easy as finding the app’s icon and clicking on it. Sometimes the Dock can be...

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...

How to Create and Use a...
Once a popular option in the early days of the Mac, RAM disks, which were used to speed up the performance of a Mac, have fallen by the wayside....