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Using Widgets on the Dashboard in Mac OS X Lion

The Mac OS X Lion Dashboard offers a cool set of widgets,Apple’s name for the mini-applications that live inside the Dashboard layer. You see, Dashboard takes over your screen when you invoke it by clicking [more…]

How to Customize Buttons, Menus, and Windows in Mac OS X Lion

Customizing buttons, menus, and windows in Mac OS X Lion can be a breeze. If you'd like your Mac to look a bit more festive (or, for that matter, businesslike), you have options in the General pane at [more…]

Using the Trash Folder in Mac OS X Lion

The Trash is a special container on the Mac Dock where you put the icons you no longer want to hang around on your hard drive(s). Got four copies of Letter to the Editor re: Bird Waste Issue [more…]

Opening Application Menus in the Mac OS X Lion Dock

Single-clicking an application icon in the Mac OS X Lion Dock launches that application. If that Mac OS X Lion application is already open, a single-click switches you to that application and brings forward [more…]

How to Open Files on the Mac OS X Lion Dock

Take a minute to look at the row of icons at the bottom of your display within OS X Lion. That row is the Dock, and those individual pictures are known as [more…]

How to Save a File in Mac OS X Lion

Saving a file in Mac OS X Lion works pretty much the same way in any application you use to create documents. This example uses TextEdit, but the process would be very similar in Microsoft Word, Adobe [more…]

Opening Files in Mac OS X Lion

Opening files on a modern Mac is pretty simple. You can open any icon in the Mac OS X Lion Finder, whether it’s a file or a folder, in at least six ways. [more…]

How to Add Dock Icons in Mac OS X Lion

The Mac OS X Lion Dock is a convenient way to get at oft-used icons. By default, the OS X Lion Dock comes stocked with icons that Apple thinks you’ll need most frequently, but you can customize it to contain [more…]

How to Remove a Dock Icon in Mac OS X Lion

By default, the Dock in Mac OS X Lion comes stocked with icons that Apple thinks you’ll need most frequently, but you can customize it to contain any icons that you choose. Removing an item from the Dock [more…]

How to Resize the Dock in Mac OS X Lion

The Dock appears at the bottom of your screen by default, providing quick access to your most-often-used applications, documents, and folders in Mac OS X Lion. If the default size of the OS X Lion Dock [more…]

How to Set Dock Preferences in Mac OS X Lion

You can change a few things about the Mac OS X Lion Dock to make it look and behave just the way you want it to. First, look at the Max OS X Lion global preferences that apply to the Dock itself. Then [more…]

How to Assign a File Type to an Application in Mac OS X Lion

Sometimes, if your Mac doesn’t recognize a file type as something that one of its programs can handle, or if you want a specific file type to always open in a specific program, Mac OS X Lion might need [more…]

How to Create a Basic Contact Group in Mac OS X Lion

Why would you want to organize your Address Book contacts into groups in Mac OS X Lion? The main reason is practical: you can send e-mail to everyone in a group that you’ve defined with a single click. [more…]

How to Set up a Smart Group in Mac OS X Lion

A Smart Group gathers contacts in your Mac OS X Lion Address Book based on criteria you specify. It’s like a normal contact group, but it makes the list for you. So, for example, you could create a group [more…]

Organizing Your Schedule with iCal in Mac OS X Lion

iCal is a wonderful program in Mac OS X Lion that combines a comprehensive daily/weekly/monthly appointment calendar and a to-do list. It offers multiple color-coded calendars, several types of reminder [more…]

Creating iCal Calendars in Mac OS X Lion

iCal is a memory-enhancing tool found in Mac OS X Lion. iCal in Max OS X Lion offers multiple color-coded calendars, several types of reminder alerts, repeating event scheduling, and more. [more…]

How to Group iCal Calendars in Mac OS X Lion

iCal is a memory-enhancing tool found in Mac OS X Lion. OS X Lion's iCal offers multiple color-coded calendars, several types of reminder alerts, repeating event scheduling, and more. [more…]

Creating and Managing iCal Events in Mac OS X Lion

iCal is a handy scheduling tool found in Mac OS X Lion, and if you make a habit of recording appointments and things to do in iCal, you’ll almost never forget them. It offers multiple color-coded calendars [more…]

How to Invite Others to an iCal Event in Mac OS X Lion

The most basic component in iCal is the event. You can create them, manage them, and delete them, and if you’re creating an event, you’re probably going to want other people to attend. To invite other [more…]

How to Set an iCal Event Alert in Mac OS X Lion

What’s the point of putting an iCal event on your calendar in Mac OS X Lion if you forget it? If you set an alert, iCal won’t let you forget. To set an alert in OS X Lion, click the word [more…]

Using Stickies in Mac OS X Lion

Stickies are electronic sticky notes for your Mac. A Sticky is a convenient place in Mac OS X Lion to jot quick notes or phone numbers that you’re going to need later. [more…]

Opening Safari in Mac OS X Lion

You use the Internet to connect your Mac to a wealth of information residing on computers around the world. Luckily for you, Mac OS X Lion has the best and most comprehensive Internet tools ever shipped [more…]

Navigating the Safari Toolbar in Mac OS X Lion

In Mac OS X Lion, the buttons along the top of the window in Safari (the toolbar) do pretty much what their names imply. From left to right, these buttons are [more…]

Bookmarking Web Pages with Safari in Mac OS X Lion

When browsing the web with Safari in Mac OS X Lion, you might find a web page you want to remember and return to, you bookmark it. Bookmarking in OS X Lion is pretty easy, here’s how it works: [more…]

Using Safari Top Sites Page in Mac OS X Lion

In Mac OS X Lion, Safari keeps track of the websites you visit most often. The OS X Lion Top Sites page has quickly become a favorite Safari feature and is super convenient, particularly if you use the [more…]

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