One of OS X’s notable features is its Hot Corners service, where by moving your mouse to a designated corner of your screen you can activate one of several designated tasks, including sleeping your system, preventing sleep, triggering Expose views, and more. These options undoubtedly have their benefits; however, there is also the problem where the default approach for assigning hot corners makes them too easy to trigger. Continue reading
One of El Capitan’s new features is Split View, which similar to features introduced in Windows 7 allows you to quickly set an app to full screen in half your display’s viewing area. With this approach, you can utilize maximal screen real estate to quickly work on two separate windows from different apps. This mode should be easy to access, but after installing El Capitan you may find Split View will not work. Continue reading
If your computing habits are anything like mine, after a few hours of work you will end up with a plethora of windows open in various applications. You may have a number of different Safari windows open, along with your workflow and notes organized in TextEdit, half-composed e-mail messages, PDFs and other images open in Preview, and various utilities open. Needless to say, after a while you might simply run out of screen real estate Continue reading
While OS X is built to be simple, there are often times when I see people taking many unnecessary steps to perform basic operations on their Macs. For instance, to find a buried window, some people may resort to shuffling those in the foreground to the edges of the screen, in order to reveal those underneath.
There are many ways to optimize the way you use your Mac, but here are six tips that may help you reduce Continue reading