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Resize Mac Windows from Any Edge

Those of you have been using Macs for years know that you can resize nearly any window by dragging its bottom right corner—through OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, there was even a resize handle in that spot. But starting in 10.7 Lion, Apple made it possible to resize a window...

Disable Transparency in OS X

Starting in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple added transparency throughout the interface, so when you’re looking at a menu, for instance, the color of the background bleeds through slightly. If you find that transparency makes the text hard to read, if you’re taking...
Sierra Simplifies Aligning Windows

Sierra Simplifies Aligning Windows

Here’s what may be the most subtle new feature of Sierra: when you’re dragging one window next to another, Sierra makes them “stick” slightly when their edges align perfectly. You’re most likely to notice this in the Finder, if you work regularly in two side-by-side...
How to Restart a Frozen Mac

How to Restart a Frozen Mac

The frozen Mac—it shouldn’t happen, but it does. If you should be so unlucky as to find your Mac completely locked up and unresponsive to the mouse or keyboard, you may wonder how you can restart it. The trick is to hold the power button down for 5 seconds, which will...
Undo Typing on an iPhone or iPad

Undo Typing on an iPhone or iPad

It’s no secret that typing on the iPhone and iPad is way slower, more difficult, and more error-prone than typing on a Mac’s real keyboard. But on the Mac when you make a mistake, you can hit Command-Z to undo in the blink of an eye. On an iOS device, you can usually...
Make Text Bigger in Safari on the Mac

Make Text Bigger in Safari on the Mac

Some Web sites have, shall we say, unfortunate choices in fonts. If you run across a site where the font is too small to read, you can choose View > Zoom In or press Command-+ (the Shift key isn’t necessary to get the + symbol; Command-= is the same). But that...

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