MacOS

  • UNIX-like operating systems (e.g., Linux, MacOS) have a handful of commands for managing your running programs (jobs) in the Terminal. From your Terminal application, you have the ability to manually send jobs to run in the background, bring them to the foreground, or suspend them. Below are the main job control commands with examples. List…

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  • OS X 10.7 (Lion) introduced a feature called the Character Picker. This allows you to press-and-hold a key on your keyboard, activating a little popup with the different character options associated with that key. This can be a useful feature for some, as it allows you to visually see all of those additional character options…

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  • Adding spaces in your Dock on OS X is a nice feature that allows you to bring a little bit of visual organization to your icons. It is really easy to accomplish in just a couple short steps. First, you will want to locate your Terminal application. Terminal can be found at Applications > Utilities…

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  • Recently a few of my friends have made the switch from using a PC to a Mac for their primary workstation. One of the first things people want to know when making that switch is what applications are available that would help them achieve the most optimal user experience on their new operating system. Since…

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