Category: Mac OS X Tips

Moving emails from Mac Mail back to Outlook on Windows

Although both Apple and Microsoft say it’s easy moving between their platforms, things aren’t as easy as they seem. You can struggle for hours trying to move your data. I’ve tried conversion tools and some emails always fail. The best

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Sandisk Cruzer – Making them work like a standard USB stick

I just brought an 8GB Sandisk Cruzer USB stick. Unfortunately whenever you plug it in, it comes up as both an emulated CD-ROM drive and the removable disk. the emulated disk comes up as “U3 System” and it tries to

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Mac OS X – Developer toolbar in Safari

Did you know that the latest version of Safari has a built in developer toolbar? You can change your user-agent, disable styles, disable javascript, etc?

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Mac OS X – Remote Desktop Client UK Keyboard Bug Fix

I use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (Version 2.0.0 Beta 3) to connect to a number of Windows machines from my Mac laptop. There is one very annoying ‘feature’ when using the Remote Desktop Client with a MacBook with a

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Mac OS X – Changing the default application for files

I’ve never had any trouble finding where to set the default application for a specific file, but it took me a while to find out how to set it for an entire file type. To set the default application for

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Upgrading Mac OS X from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6

Apple recently released an update to Mac OS X 10.5.6 I have a Macbook pro with everything standard except for 4GB of RAM. I was currently running OS X 10.5.5 and thought the update would be somewhat trivial. To cut

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Mac OS X – Changing the default search from google.com

In the tope right corner of Safari is a search box that says Google. Anything you type into this box is searched from google.com (At least on my macbook). There is no way using normal user options to change this

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Importing outlook emails into Mac Mail

As part of the transition process from a PC to a Mac, I needed to move all my emails from the Outlook pst file to the folder/file format used in Mac Mail. I came across an incredibly useful tool from

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A Mac OS X Dashboard Widget I can't live without – iStat Pro

iStat Pro is one of the most useful “task monitors” for an apple. I don’t even know where to start describing how useful it is. It even tells me the charge level on my wireless bluetooth mouse. Here is a

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Force Quitting Applications in Mac OS X

Yes, Mac applications hang. Normally you can click on the  in the top left corner of the screen and select “Force Quit”. But what about keyboard shortcuts? As shown in the image above,  ⌘ + ⌥ + ESC will bring

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