The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then Mac 101 is for you.
If you have a desktop Mac, then chances are you share that system with more than one user. With a multiple-user system, all users are not created equally, but OS X can oblige and help you create a user-centric account, whether you need a locked-down account for a child, or an account that has accessibility options. We’ll walk you through all of the options for creating a user account, and explain your choices.
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Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Snapping screenshots is a pretty easy task in OS X, but not all of the screenshot options are available to you right from the keyboard shortcuts. Through the Terminal, however, you can take timed screenshots, copy the screenshot to the clipboard, and even mute the annoying shutter snap sound. In addition, this method can be used with SSH to capture those hard-to-get screenshots remotely, like the Mac OS X login window.
Follow along, and we’ll show you how to do this and more with the screencapture command in Terminal.