Whenever you open Apple Mail, and you’re waiting patiently, or maybe not so patiently, for all of the new mail to come in, you have probably thought that it would be nice if you could know what is going on, as in, how far along is the progress of the mail downloading, and just how much total mail is coming in, along with the amount of mail still to be downloaded. With the Activity View Group
, these questions and others can now be answered.
If you are like me then you love to have things presented in a simple and concise manor, you are neat and tidy or you just hate looking around for things you need. I have a Mac System Preference Pain tip that is sure to make your life easy and if not easy then at least simple.
Have you ever needed to add a new e-mail account to your Mail program on your Mac? If so, below are the steps to follow to create or remove one:
I love heat when it’s cold outside, and air conditioning in the heat of the summer. I enjoy a nice long shower, or a relaxing bubble bath. But I sure don’t enjoy it when the utility bills come. In Safari on the iOS devices, utilities are free, and there are numerous ones, all very useful little tools. So c’mon along, and we’ll go on a Safari.
There are many things that can be done within terminal, a wonderful utility on the Mac. Emptying the trash, for example, is done in a flash within Terminal, versus taking quite awhile if you have loads of items to remove from your trash pile.
Yes, I know I’m a mail junky and it hurts to admit it but I have a good reason for being so attached to mail, along with The troubles using mail as often as I do presents. Over 80% of my business is conducted via e-mail. This leaves a large room for error when it comes to sending messages in the volume that I send on a day to day basis. Luckily there is a fix for one of my problems…Continue reading
It is a well known fact that a blind person can use any Mac by turning on VoiceOver and begin using it. This means you can walk into an Apple store and use any of the computers without sighted assistance, borrow your mothers Mac without asking her how to log off, so you can log into your accessible side of the computer, or go to a friends house and use their computer for a quick moment without disturbing what they are working on. What you may not know is that you can take your VoiceOver preferences with you wherever you go.Continue reading
So, you’ve chosen the voice you want to use for VoiceOver. You’ve set its rate, pitch, volume and intonation in VoiceOVer Utility.Continue reading
When you learned how to set the verbosity settings in VoiceOVer Utility, did you think that if you wanted to change any of those settings, you had to revisit VoiceOver Utility to do so?
Let me set the stage on a dark, desperate place almost every VoiceOver user has found themselves…
You’ve found a file you’d like to download, so you give the link a click and sit back while the computer does it’s magic of transferring bits and bytes to your computer. I mean, that’s it’s job, right, so why even question it?
I can think of at least a half dozen reasons why you might want to switch between user accounts on your Mac.
- You’re a secret agent working to smuggle enemy nation’s most burning secrets across international lines.
- You have an alter ego named Bob, who lives in Long Island with his two parakeets and works the graveyard shift at a lonely tollbooth.
- You’re extremely OCD, and along with having an outfit for each day of the week, you also want to tailor your desktop experience, as well.
Have you ever copied text to your clipboard—but forgot to paste it before copying more text? It happens.
The good news is that there is a solution to that very annoying issue. It is called Copy Clip, and is available for free, my very favorite price, in the Mac app store.
Isn’t it terrific to have a Macbook Pro, or the even lighter Macbook Air? It’s portability at its finest.
With any of these ultra-small, ultra-portable computers you can relax in your favorite chair, and check your email, play games, surf the Internet, or do any number of tasks, wherever you want to be in the house, or even on the porch or in the yard, as long as there is wifi. It sure beats being tied to a desk or table to accomplish those things, wouldn’t you say?
They say you can judge a plumber’s work by how far his pants sag in the back.
Here at the Mac Master Series headquarters, we say something very similar about Mac masters—they have tool belts that get so heavy, their pants have a little trouble resisting the ever-present forces of gravity.
When I think of a hot spot, my mind goes to Florida, a nice club or the latest swanky eating place. It almost never crosses my mind to think my Mac has hot spots, too. What about you?
There are countless key combinations that are used with VoiceOver, such as VO + K for keyboard help and VO + D to go to the Dock. Occasionally, however, there may be an application that requires the same keystroke that is is a VoiceOver keystroke. So, which instruction should the application follow? Quite confusing for the app, wouldn’t you say?
If you’re anything like me, you have many folders (and even more files) on your Mac computer. Of course, just like going to a restaurant and being presented with a huge menu, when there are only a few entrees at the most that you ever order, I’m sure there are only a handful of folders and files on your computer that you use on any kind of regular basis.
Picture this: You’re strolling through the park with your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse or significant other—just the two of you, hand in hand. But you spot something and decide to explore it on your own, so you untwine your fingers and set off independently.
Imagine this: You’re enjoying a hot cup of something smooth and caffeinated at one of your favorite cafes, and you have your trusty Mac at your side.
You pop open Safari and browse to check your bank balance (or some other piece of sensitive info) and that’s when you notice it… A pair of eyes drilling a hole in the back of your head—and honing in on your computer screen.
Do you have certain websites that you visit often? Is it sometimes annoying to go into Safari and have to type in the URL of the website every time? , Wouldn’t you like a faster way than going into the menu bar, and finding the website under history or bookmarks if you have in fact bookmarked the website?
One of the questions that I get a lot as a teacher on the Mac platform is, “Is there an easier way to navigate with VoiceOver in Safari?” I am very pleased to share with you all in this weeks Mac Master Series Quick Tip- a way that you can help to make navigating websites in Safari less daunting and dare I say, more enjoyable!
Are you ever in a situation where you have your computer, and you want to record something for future reference, or maybe just to save? You may be a student, and want, or need, to record lectures or classes. Perhaps you attend conferences, and ant to capture important speeches to listen to again. You may want to record memos, or record your kids in those funny or special moments. If you find yourself in any of these situations, or numerous others not mentioned here, then Smart Recorder is for you.