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Receive Screenshot on your Mac without Floating Preview

Apple users! Heads up!

Have you ever taken a needed screenshot on your Mac only to see it temporarily in the lower corner of your desktop? This is just one of the many new features of macOS Mojave that pop up when you take a screenshot. And there is a simple remedy for it! Change your settings so that the file will go straight to your desktop with no floater.

  1. Press command + shift + 5
  2. Go to Options
  3. deselect Show Floating Thumbnail

How to take a screenshot on your Mac

  1. Press Shift + Command + 4
  2. Click and drag the area you want to screenshot.
  3. Your screenshot will be placed on your desktop. It will be listed as a png file.

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Add Your Signature to Documents on MacOS

Mac computers has iSight built into the webcam, which has a green indicator light to show it’s activated. And this is a nifty feature if you need a form signed digitally. If you have MacOS X, there’s an easy way to add your John Hancock to any digital documents that are sent to you. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open digital document in Preview App
  • Click on pen icon located around the top right corner
  • Select Create Signature from Built-in iSight
  • Sign your name on blank white sheet of paper
  • Hold it up to the camera, using the guides shown on the screen
  • Hit Accept to save signature
https://9to5mac.com/2014/02/15/how-to-use-preview-to-put-signatures-on-pdfs-pages-documents-and-mail-messages/
Source: 9to5Mac

If you use this app often, make sure to slip it right into your Dock for easy accessibility. And you can save your signature for future use by checking the box Save this signature for use after Preview quits in the Signature Capture window.


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Clearing the Clipboard on your Mac

When you use your Mac, one of the numerous apps that runs in the background is the Clipboard. This is a very handy application when it comes to copy/paste. When you copy anything, macOS just remembers it and pastes it to your clipboard.

Thankfully, it only copies one thing at a time. Once you copy something else, the previous is erased immediately.

[T]he native clipboard application on Mac doesn’t allow you to keep multiple text copies in your memory at once. It only opens the last one, overwriting anything you might have copied earlier. Although managing a single entry, it can be difficult for some people to come to terms with the idea of a clipboard storing your search phrases.

Source: NerdChalk

It uses RAM, which may slow down your surfing performance on your Mac. Clearing the Clipboard frees up memory and protects personal or sensitive data.

The Quickest Eraser

While there are a handful of ways to clear the Clipboard by using commands, the easiest is simply restarting your Mac. Head to the top left of your screen and click on the Apple icon.

Scroll down and select “Restart” on the drop down menu. Make sure to save anything you were working on before restarting.


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Special Apple Event

Codenamed “Unleashed”, Apple announced an upcoming event to share more information about the “M1X” processor.

According to 9to5Mac, “The new MacBook Pros are expected to feature a mini-LED display, an HDMI port, an SD card slot, MagSafe for charging, and much more.  Apple is also expected to ditch the controversial Touch Bar in favor of a traditional row of function keys. The design of the new MacBook Pros is expected to be similar to the latest iMac, iPhone, and iPad design language with flatter edges.”

It’s also rumored that Apple will publicize macOS Monterey’s release date.

The event will, once again, be virtual due to the pandemic. Everyone can tune in on October 18th at 10 am PST.


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Update to Safari 15

If you have macOS, be sure to update it to the latest version of the Safari browser. This particular update includes security and performance enhancements.

Safari 15 has a new design with rounder, more defined tabs with transparency support, and a couple of features, like a small tab bar alternative that can be switched on or off.

According to Apple, here’s what it features:

“Safari 15 delivers faster performance, improved security, and the following new features:

       • Tab Groups help you save and organize your tabs and easily access them across devices

       • Redesigned tabs have a rounder and more defined appearance and take on the color of the webpage

       • Compact tab bar option shows more of your web page on screen

       • HTTPS upgrade automatically switches sites from HTTP to more secure HTTPS when available”

To install, simply open up System Preferences and then to Software Update. It doesn’t require a Restart, thankfully.


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How to Know What OS Your Mac is Utilizing

While this may seem like a simple, unneeded bit of information, knowing what operating system your Mac computer is using can help when you’re needing certain aspects of features – which often requires a certain version. If you have the wrong version, it may not work for you.

The OS software controls your entire computer, including memory and hardware devices like printers and drivers. It works with the CPU (central processing unit) to make sure your computer runs the best it can. The software and the hardware go hand-in-hand.

Here’s how to find out what OS your Mac uses:

  1. Go to the Apple Menu Icon
  2. Click on “About This Mac”

From there, you’ll see the overview of information, including the name and version. There are a plethora of names, including Catalina, Mojave, and High Sierra.

In order to get the most out of your Mac, make sure that your operating system is up to date with the newest version. This will allow security to be on top of its game. Simply click on the Software Update button and follow the prompts.

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Mac Users Can Use iPad as Second Display

If you feel that your Mac needs something extra to handle your overloaded work space, look no further. MacOS Catalina users can use their iPad as a second display with an incredibly handy feature called Sidecar.

The Sidecar feature requires certain system requirements, which include using macOS Catalina and iOS 13 on your iPad.

For your Mac to use Sidecar, connecting/disconnecting is easy. Simply click on the AirPlay icon and allow it to connect/disconnect to your iPad. From there you can move any open windows to it. Works like a charm! The quicker way to move a Window over is the drop down displayed through the green full-screen button (right next to the red and orange buttons). The options include “Enter Full Screen”, Tile Window to Left of Screen”, “Tile Window to Right of Screen”, and “Move to iPad Pro”. Not only is it quick, but this will also resize to your iPad display automatically.

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MacBook Temperature Tips

Basic measures should be taken to safeguard your equipment’s hardware. MacBook users may notice an increase of warmth coming from their device as a result of daily use. Thankfully, MacBooks include sensors to detect overheating in certain components. It then turns on fans to automatically cool them down.

The importance of these factors rely on avoiding malfunctions and crashes. If the computer overheats, damage to it could destroy any saved important files and/or documents. No one wants that to happen.

Apple says to use Activity Monitor to check CPU activity when your device is warmer than normal. Be sure your software is updated to the latest version.

Also, keep the computer away from heat. If you must take your devices outside, keep them away from direct sunlight. Allow your equipment to gradually cool down to avoid overheating from extended time in the sun. Don’t attempt to cool it down rapidly.

Use your Mac notebook where the ambient temperature is between 50° and 95° F (10° and 35° C). Don’t leave your Mac notebook in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range. You should also use your Mac notebook where the relative humidity is between 0% and 95% (noncondensing).

Source: Apple

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Freeing Up Storage on a Mac

When it comes to a Mac’s performance, the amount of free storage available is crucial.

To find out how much storage your Mac has currently, go to the start menu, which is the Apple icon, then to About This Mac, and to Storage.

Once on the Storage Tab, you can click on the Manage… button to see the list of recommendations Mac has for the best optimization. You will also find the following tools available:

  • Store in iCloud
  • Optimize Storage
  • Empty Trash Automatically
  • Reduce Clutter

When utilizing the iCloud storage drive, it’s recommended the device is updated to the latest OS version. Reducing Clutter works great under the recommended files your device shares. From there, you may delete any large files, photos, videos, or other documents you feel are unnecessary to have. Optimizing Storage will delete any past tv or movie purchases automatically. If you choose the Empty Trash Automatically, anything in the Trash Bin past 30 days will be deleted.


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Apple Announces WWDC

This year’s WWDC, announced by Apple, will be on June 7th and end on the 11th.

According to sources, this Worldwide Developer Conference will continue to be virtual due to the pandemic. This will be a free event to all developers.

A few highlights of the conference will include the new iOS coming out, along with new MacBook Pros.

MacWorld states how easy it will be to watch this conference, “You’ll be able to stream the WWDC keynote at apple.com, in the Apple TV app, the Apple Developer app, and on Apple’s YouTube channel.”


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