Thursday, April 1, 2010

Safari's Top Sites

“Top Sites” in Safari 4 saves images from webpages.  To facilitate this, Safari now has an image cache. If things seem to be running slower, and you think it’s time to empty the Cache, it is a good idea to also empty the image cache.  To do so, click on “Reset Safari”.  Select just the cache and the image cache and click  “reset”. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Saving Passwords

Some folks asked about locating passwords that were saved on the computer, so I wrote some easy steps for locating them in Keychain Access.  Need steps for saving them on Safari or FIrefox?  They are there as well.   At lease, I hope the steps are easy, it was not easy to write them up.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Safari Tabs

Does anyone use Tabs in Safari or Google’s Chrome?  Instead of opening sites on different pages you can set things up to open in Tabs, that way the windows are not hidden behind each other. If needed, you can drag a tab off and still open it as a separate window,  and also combine separate windows into tabs.  I took the time to write up easy to follow steps on my website. Click here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

MacBook returned.

I just read Simply Computing's account of the value of having Undercover theft recovery software.  Read about it here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hard Drive

How full is your hard drive?   Sometimes the Operating System uses the hard drive to swap files out of RAM.  If there is not enough space it has to work harder, slowing down the computer.  Leaving 10 - 15%  of the Hard Drive empty will keep it working better. ... Makes sense,  I know how much less I can accomplish when my hard drive, I mean, my head, is full of stuff.

Another Mail Tip

Next to the “To Do” feature in “Mail”, is “Notepad”. Click on the icon to easily write “sticky” notes (they’re even yellow like the sticky pads you buy). The note is saved to a folder in Mail. You can add a file or picture, change fonts, colors, email it with the attachments, and even add it to your To Do list in which case it will show up in your calendar.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mail Tips

Another great feature of the Mail application is the "To Do" Button. Just click on it and write your To Do, and Presto! Not only do you have it on a list right in your mail program, but it also shows up in the To Do list on your Calendar in iCal. When you check it off as completed, both “Mail” and “iCal” are updated.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mail Tips

Apple "Mail" has some neat new features. Receive an email with an invitation to a party? You want to check your schedule on iCal to see if you can make it. Instead of having to open iCal, you can access it right from "Mail". Move your pointer over the date to reveal a small triangle to its right, click on it. A small menu opens, you can add the event right to your calendar or just go to the date in iCal.

Want easy to follow steps for some of Mail's features? Check them out here.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Increase Size

Find it hard to read an email or a webpage? Hold down the "Command" key and press the "+" key to increase the print/page size. Press the command/minus to decrease the size.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Google Search option

Read something and want more information about it? Maybe you were just reading something in a email, or in an article on the web. Just right click on the word (No right click? Press the "control" key, then click) to open a small menu that gives you various choices, including one to "Search in Google". Click on it, and your browser will open to a search page. Works anywhere you can select text. It even works on PC's. Highlight a whole phrase, then right click on it for the command to search the phrase.