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How to insert keyboard characters on Mac OS X Lion

This tutorial provides steps required for inserting Mac Keyboard characters such as Alt, Command. This will be helpful when you are preparing software guides for Mac system. Step 1: Click the Edit menu and select Special Characters from the menu list. The keyboard shortcut for launching Characters window is ??T Step 2: The Keyboard characters […] Read More

Display and sort emails by size in Mac Mail

The default sort order of emails in Mail App is by received date and also it does not display the size of the emails. You can follow the below mentioned steps to sort and display the mails by size. Display size of the email Click the View menu then navigate to Message Attributes and tick […] Read More

Difference between forward and redirect on Mac Mail

Mail App on Mac OS X Lion has a feature that allow users to redirect message. When you redirect message, the recipients will have the from address of the original sender and not yours. Let us see the difference between forward and redirect with some screen shots Forward Message Clicking the Forward Message will have […] Read More

Spell check settings on Mac Mail

Mac Mail users can change the spell check settings using the option available under the Composing Preferences. Click the Apple icon -> Preferences and navigate to Composing Preferences tab. The three options available for Check Spelling are as I type, when I click Send and never. never - This option completely disables spell checker on […] Read More

How burn a disc with iso image on Mac Lion

In this tutorial, we are going to see the steps required to burn a disc with iso image on Mac Lion. This example uses an iso image containing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and will use the Disk Utility for burning the iso image to DVD. This iso image will be converted in to an […] Read More

How to change the display language on Mac Lion

This short tutorial is about the steps required to change the display language on Mac Lion. Mac Lion users can change the display language of the system using the options available as System Preferences. Step 1: Launch System Preferences (Click Apple icon -> System Preferences) Step 2: In the System Preferences window, navigate to Personal […] Read More

How to unhide Status Bar and Path Bar on Finder in Mac Lion

This tutorial about the status bar and path bar available on Finder in Mac Lion. Status bar displays the list of files and the size occupied by the selected folder and Path displays the full path of the selected folder. If you do not see the status bar or path bar then you can follow […] Read More

How to apply restriction for Mail and Chat apps on Mac Lion

Mac OS X Lion has a feature which can apply restriction for Mail and Chat apps based on the contacts. For example, you can use this to allow your kids to exchange emails or have chat conversation with only certain contacts. Click the Apple icon, select System Preferences from the menu list. In the System […] Read More

How to rename Bluetooth devices connected to Mac Book Pro

Mac Book Pro installed with Lion allows users to connect the system with other bluetooth enabled devices. For example, the following articles provide step by step instruction for connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Magic Mouse with Mac Book Pro. Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with Mac Book Pro Connect Apple Magic Mouse with Mac Book […] Read More

How to hide unwanted system preferences on Mac Lion

Mac Lion allows user to set their own preferences by changing the required settings in System Preferences. We have already seen some of the system preferences usage, like Connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard with Mac Book Pro Connecting Apple Magic Mouse with Mac Book Pro Internet Sharing on Mac Book Pro. There are lot of preferences […] Read More

Disable Restore Window when reopening apps on Mac OS X Lion

Mac system has a feature that automatically restores last accessed window when re-opening the apps. But there are scenarios where you would not like this feature to be enabled. For example if you have accessed some personal website on your office laptop at home and closed the app without closing the individual windows And next […] Read More

How to change the background color of Launch Pad in Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2

This is a short tutorial on how to change the background color of launch pad in Mac OS Lion 10.7.2. The default background color of Launch Pad is set to blue wave as shown below. You can change the background pattern by pressing Control + B on the keyboard. This would give a preview of […] Read More

How to connect HP Deskjet 3050 J610 series printer to wireless network

In this tutorial, we will be covering the steps required to connect HP Deskjet 3050 J610 series printer to wireless network. For this tutorial, the printer has been connected to Mac OS X Lion system. Launch HP Deskjet Embedded Web Server Page Click the Apple icon and select System Preferences from the menu list. In […] Read More

How to change file association on Mac OS X Lion

Earlier we had seen how to set keynote as the default application for opening a PowerPoint presentation file. In this tutorial, we will be seeing an alternate way by changing the file association on Mac OS X Lion. Launch Finder application on Mac System and and locate a file for which the association needs to […] Read More

How to set Keynote as default application for PPT file

Mac OS X Lion is pre-installed with OpenOffice software and this is set as the default application for opening any PowerPoint presentation file. Mentioned below are the steps required to set Apple Keynote as the default application for opening PPT file. Launch Finder application on Mac and locate the PPT file. Right click on the […] Read More

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