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Tip: How to Show Folder Size in Finder [Mac OS X]

This tutorial shows how to display Folder size in Finder so that you can sort folders according to size. As you know by default Finder only shows size of Files and not folders. Other Tutorials for Mac OS X's Finder: Mac Tip: How to Close All Finder Windows Together Fix: The Application Finder Can’t Be Opened -10810 Error on Mac How to Show Hidden Files and Folders on Mac I [...]

Tip: How to Place Dock in the Corner [Mac OS X]

This is probably the last in the Mac OS X Dock Tweaks series. I saw this in a screenshot posted by a friend and really wanted to know how to do it ever since that moment. Finally, I found the terminal commands to put Dock in the corner of your Mac's screen. Interesting Terminal Tweaks for the Dock in Mac OS X: 3 Terminal Tricks to Tweak the Dock in [...]

Mac Tip: Terminal Tweaks to Change Default Screenshot Format, Location & Name

In a previous tutorial, we showed you how to take screenshots in Mac OS X. Today, we are sharing a set of interesting terminal tweaks to get even more out of screenshots on your Mac. I have tested all of these to work in Snow Leopard. Some more Interesting Terminal Tweaks for Mac: How to Show Hidden Files and Folders on Mac Fix: The Application Finder Can’t Be Opened -10810 [...]

How to Take Screenshots in Mac OS X

Mac OS X has this great ability of working right out of the box. This tutorial will show you how to take screenshots of the whole screen or a part using in built keyboard shortcuts in your Mac. Absolutely no need to download additional tools. Unlike Windows, there is no Printscreen on Mac Keyboards. Another advantage is that by default the screen shot is saved in a file and not [...]

How to Edit Hosts File in Mac OS X using the Terminal

Your mac has a hosts file which contains a list of IP and domain addresses. Whenever a URL is accessed on the Mac using the browser or other apps, the system first checks for entries in the hosts file and fetches the IP address if found. So one can edit Mac's hosts file to block specific domains like those sending ads or malware. It can be used to block unsafe [...]

3 Terminal Tricks to Tweak the Dock in Mac OS X

We have been playing with the terminal in Mac OS X, an awful lot lately. This time we have got some wonderful tricks for the Dock on your Mac. Seriously, who knew simple commands could do so much, right? Some more Interesting Terminal Tweaks for Mac: How to Show Hidden Files and Folders on Mac Mac Tip: Terminal Tweaks to Change Default Screenshot Format, Location & Name Before we proceed [...]

Tip: How to Quickly View Your Mac’s Serial Number

If you ever need to lookup your mac's serial number for checking warranty status or while talking to Apple Support people, then this small tip will save you a lot of time. The normal longer approach is to launch System Profiler. View Serial Number using System Profiler: First, let me tell you the longer conventional approach to view your Mac's system information. Launch System Profiler from Application > Utilities or [...]

Get Mac Theme for Windows 7/Vista

If you're running Windows Vista or Windows 7 on your computer, here's a free theme that will turn your interface to Mac OS X, visually. If you're a Mac fan or running Windows under Bootcamp you are really going to love the Snow Transformation Pack. This is one of the best themes I have ever come across for Windows. Not only is it very easy to apply but also apes [...]

Read/Write NTFS Drives on Your Mac with Paragon Software

If you have an external drive in NTFS format or a BootCamp partition, you must have run into this inability to write to NTFS drives on Mac. While Snow Leopard allows you to read NTFS file systems you cannot create, delete or modify files or folders natively. Paragon's NTFS for Mac OS X offers a solution. Firstly, Why do we need NTFS write access? FAT32 drives don't let you transfer [...]