70 Mavericks Tips and Tricks

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JerryHJohnson

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musaicsong

What tip number will I find how to trash THREE Finger Drag to give me back the ONE Finger Drag so I can have more maneuverability and space to move objects via track pad? Un-checking "three finger Drag" does not revert back to tap>one finger drag. What moron thought adding two more fat fingers was a good idea? A woman with three skinny fingers no doubt. I got an even better idea for the next version: you'll need to use the whole palm of your hand flat on the track pad and just thing where you want the window to go.

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musaicsong

Go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Track Pad > Track Pad Options - Then check Enable Dragging.

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vishal.chaudhary

Integration of Maps straight on the desktop does add power booster to an OS X. And guess what Maps are working perfectly fine. Good News for Apple.

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BradMacPro

This is the default and in my opinion stupid way to handle two or more displays. In System Preferences - Mission Control, if you uncheck the option for "Displays have separate Spaces" so that the Mac works like it used to, where a window could span multiple displays, then the Dock and menu bar stay on your primary display. DragThing 5.9.12 is a popular adjunct to the Dock and works with Mavericks.

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terryzx

It's loads of run trying to look through 70 pages of tips and many of which I don't need. What happened to the SHOW ALL ON ONE PAGE option…or even a few FULL pages.

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MANOJ91

SHOW ALL ON ONE PAGE

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MacSam

Another cool tip is to hold COMAND-CONTROL and hit the space bar when in a text area... brings up the EMOJI icons to use

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zezee3@comcast.net

THANKS FOR THIS tip,
I am still a Newby to my wonderful marvelous functioning BIG 27" MAC, with everything in it.
i love it and am absorbing and learning everything and anything for my brain cells to incorporate actions and functions with my MAC.

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zezee3@comcast.net

THANKS FOR THIS tip,
I am still a Newby to my wonderful marvelous functioning BIG 27" MAC, with everything in it.
i love it and am absorbing and learning everything and anything for my brain cells to incorporate actions and functions with my MAC.

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rtdunham

I didn't bother going to page 2. I appreciate your need for clicks but you can't ignore user convenience completely. Hell, why not divide the first tip into three or four parts, and the second... You could have gotten more than 200 clicks out of this article. I'm not trying to be snarky, this using the vehicle for giving user feedback. Maybe that's why this article has about 1/10 the comments similar "50 tips on Mavericks" articles have on other forums.

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Stephen Hoyle

Contrary to this article ...

The dock cannot be accessed from Any screen when set to Left or Right

It appears that if you set two screens at the same height / level and put the doc on the bottom - when ever you move you cursor to the bottom of either screen the dock will appear in stated

However - If you (Like me) have your Dock on the left or the right with two monitors the dock is only available fixed in position on the "Primary Screen"

You can only get the dock on both screens when the two screens are set side by side and the dock is set to bottom

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MichaelP

Enjoyed the article, and learnt a few tips. The tip at a time seems quite handy.

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CaryChauvet

For many of us the dock shelf has been one of the worst GUI features of OS X and in previous OS X releases there were an abundant number of dock utilities that would revert the dock to 2D or offer the ability to remove the dock shelf and adjust the small "on" lights for open applications. Mavericks seems to change that and Apple seems intent on denying their users from removing that annoying shelf. On small MacBooks the shelf takes up far too much screen space and in general, the shelf is glaring, annoying and blocks the users from actually seeing which app is running or not.

By upgrading to Mavericks you are going to lose that ability to remove the shelf. How petty of Apple to deny their users from using OS X their way - of blocking users from customizing their desktops.

It would be appreciated if some smart OS X Gui programmer would post information on how the shelf can be removed. Until then, Mavericks is not for me - even if it is free.

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zezee3@comcast.net

What is a MAC shelf? I have and know the Dock which I keep on the bottom and have it set up to disappear when not in use. I also have MAVERICK installed on m MAC.

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MaclifeUK

Should have all on one or a few pages, NOT 70, takes forever.

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John Lewis

Why have one click when you can have 70? SEO stats over user experience is TOO DAMN HIGH on the internets.

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Dijo Joseph

Unless you’re doing something CPU intensive, which mean you should get i7 instead, a few hundred MHz difference wouldn’t matter (much).

Or if you feel cheated, like my friend did, he got a Windows laptop instead, the one that can do Hackintosh well.

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