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Share Internet connection on a Mac

Share Internet connection on a Mac

The good news is that Mac computers can share their Internet connection with other devices connected to the network. In fact, many people are turning their Mac’s into wireless hotspots. Just follow this simple guide if you want to share Internet connection on a Mac. […]

Rotate the Screen on a Mac

Rotate the Screen on a Mac

It’s quite normal to rotate the display of your Mac – a landscape display works most of the time, but sometimes we need to turn the screen on our Macs and use it in portrait orientation. While it is true that you can physically rotate […]

Prevent Mac from going to sleep

Prevent Mac from going to sleep

As you are probably aware, Mac has a great feature that allows the device to start hibernating when the user is inactive. This mode saves energy. In order to get your Mac out of this mode, all you have to do is to move the mouse or press any key on your keyboard. However, if you want to prevent Mac from going to sleep in the first place, you should follow our guide.

  1. Start by clicking the black Apple logo in the top left corner. This is where you will find the Systems Preferences tab (on the drop-down menu).
  2. The next thing that you should do is to click the Energy Saver button. If you are using a Mac laptop you will have two options – battery and power adapter. Use the same settings for both of them.
  3. After that, you will notice the Computer Sleep slider. This is the place when you can select the time when you want your display or computer to go to sleep. Of course, you can select Never too.
  4. It is worth mentioning that you can choose a different setting for the display and for the computer itself. By checking the Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off, you will prevent a complete sleep mode when the display is hibernating.
  5. In addition, you can uncheck the box related to hard disk sleep. This way, your Mac will never go to a full sleep mode.
How to take screenshots on a Mac

How to take screenshots on a Mac

There is more than one good reason why people need to take screenshots on a Mac, but only a small number of them know how to do this. We’ll use this article to explain a few ways of taking screenshots on Macs. Full-screen screenshot Press […]

How to Screen Record On A Mac

How to Screen Record On A Mac

Experienced Mac users know that there are situations when they want to create a recording of their actions on the computer. For instance, some of them want to record an instructional video. Regardless of the reason, you should know that screen recording on a Mac […]

Force quit a frozen app quickly on Mac

Force quit a frozen app quickly on Mac

There is no doubt that Mac is one of the best options people have when it comes to computers and laptops, but the truth is that users can sometimes witness the emergence of unresponsive apps. So what can you do to force quit a frozen application quickly on a Mac?

  1. Use the Apple Menu

Go to the Apple menu (the black Apple logo) located in the top left corner. Find the Force Quit option and click on it. Select the application that you want to quit (the unresponsive apps have a Not Responding note next to them. Simply click the Force Quit button and the process will be stopped. You can use the app again after that.

  1. Use the keyboard

Pres the Command Option and Esc button on the keyboard at once and you will notice the Force Quit box on the screen. Select the app that you want to quit (choose the one/s that are not responsive). Select the Force Quit button and the process will be terminated. You can start the app again whenever you want.

  1. Use the Activity Monitor

Open the Spotlight feature which is displayed with a magnifying glass and located in the top right corner. Search for Activity Monitor. Open the Activity Monitor (under Applications). Click the app that you want to terminate. After that, click the Quit Process option.

These are the three most effective ways to force quit a frozen application quickly on a Mac.

Find Out What’s Using All Your Mac Storage

Find Out What’s Using All Your Mac Storage

In case you want to make sure that your Mac is working smoothly without any problems, then you should have at least 10% of its storage free at any time. There are many people who are wondering what exactly is using all of their Mac […]

Change default Applications for files on a Mac

Change default Applications for files on a Mac

Whenever you double-click on a file on your Mac, your device will use a pre-selected app to open that file. This makes the process of opening files much faster and easier. However, there are cases when you  want to use a different app to open […]

Find a saved Wi-Fi password on A Mac

Find a saved Wi-Fi password on A Mac

There are situations when we want to find the saved Wi-Fi passwords that we once typed in our Mac. For instance, maybe you want to enter that same Wi-Fi password on another Mac device. If you find yourself in a situation like this and you want to find a saved Wi-Fi password on your Mac, you should know that there is more than one way to obtain it. However, the simplest and most convenient way to do this is to use the Keychain Access app on your Mac. Remember that you need to be logged in as an Administrator to get access to this app.

The Keychain Access is the app where Mac keeps the logins and passwords for every system function and websites. There is no doubt that this is one of the most important features of Macs.

 

Using Keychain Access

Simply go to the Applications tab and use the Utilities folder. Open it with a click and focus on the top left corner. This is where you will find four Keychains: iCloud, login, System Roots, and System. Click the System folder.

Select the Wi-Fi network

The next step is to click the Kind header located in the center of the tables. Arrange the items in an alphabetical order and locate the Airport network password item. On the left side, you will find your unique Wi-Fi network name or SSID. This is where you will find the rest of the stored Wi-Fi password if you have stored more than one password.

Use the Wi-Fi network entry

Once you identify your network, double-click on it and you will notice a new box. Find the Show password button and after typing your username and Mac password, your Wi-Fi password will become visible. You can write down or simply copy and paste your password.

While you are there, you can also change your password which might be a good option in case you are forgetting it.

Remember that you should update your password from time to time for security reasons. Whenever you want to change or find your saved Wi-Fi password on a Mac, use Keychain Access.

Disable Volume Change Popping Sound Macbook

Disable Volume Change Popping Sound Macbook

You know that sound you hear when you change the volume on your Macbook? Some people don’t mind it but I find it particularly annoying. Here is how you can disable that feature: Open System Preferences from your dock. Click on the sound menu. Uncheck […]