Posts Tagged 'Mac'

Fine Keyboard Controls for Brightness and Sound

Ever wanted fine control over your Mac’s Volume and Brightness keyboard controls? You can by using the ⌥⇧keys as well.

Most people know that you can control the output sound volume by pressing the F11 key to reduce the volume, and F12 to increase it. Sometimes at low levels I can’t get the perfect volume by just using the function keys alone. If you press ⌥⇧(Option and shift) and then press the function keys, your Mac will adjust the volume in quarter steps, ...

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Mountain Lion Dictation Ideas

With the latest release of Mac OS X, 10.8 Mountain Lion you can now dictate short pieces of text. Anywhere you can enter text on your Mac, you can now dictate it. In this article I will show you how to enable dictation in Mountain Lion and show some ways in which I think it can be useful and hopefully enable you to be more productive.

Enable Dictation

By default Dictation is turned off, so you first have to enable it. You ...

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Switching to the Mac from Windows

Congratulations if you have bought, or about to buy your first Mac. This article sets out some great resources to make the transition from Windows to Mac as easy and seamless as possible. It will generally take most people about a week to get used to the Mac Operating System (OS). At the time of writing this article the present release of the Mac OS is 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Step 1 – Prepare for the arrival of your new Mac.

Decide what you ...

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Searching in Mac Mail OS X 10.7 Lion

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In a previous article I talked about the productivity benefits that come from slimming down the number of Mail folders you use to store your mail messages. These days searching is so much quicker than trying to remember in which folder you saved a particular message. The new Mac Mail client in Lion OS X 10.7 ...

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