Intermediate Mac

Bulk copying files on OS X

I recently bought a new [amazon_link id=”B005T3GRNW” target=”_blank” ]1TB hard drive[/amazon_link] to replace my measly 250GB media drive. I needed to clone the contents of the small drive onto the new drive. You could just open up two Finder windows and just drag the folders but that’s tedious and if you accidentally click cancel during…

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Make your Desktop less transparent in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Yosemite intoduced a new visual style that for some takes a bit of getting used to. One of the things you might not like is the high level of transparency in the Dock. Luckily it’s easy to reduce the transparency in the Dock through your System Preferences. To reduce the transparency, open System Preferences and…

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Quickly Hide Away the Icons on Your Mac Desktop

I use my Mac sometimes for presentations. When I do, I don’t like people seeing how sloppy my desktop is. If you’re like me you probably have a bunch of icons and folders cluttering up your desktop. You can drag them off your desktop and then put them back when you’re done your presentation but…

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Colorize LS and Terminal

I spent many years working on Linux. When I made the move to OS X I felt nearly at home. One thing I missed when I made the switch was the bash shell didn’t print text in color. Also, OS X didn’t colorize the output of ls which made me sad. For whatever reason, it…

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Typing Special Characters on your Mac

Ever so often, you need to type a word with a special character such as a cedilla or an accent mark. Today, we’ll look at how to type these special characters known as diacritical marks in OS X along with some popular symbols. This list will come in very handy if you often write in a…

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