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How to Customize the Finder in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

You can change a number of Snow Leopard’s Finder settings for things like what and where to search and how the Finder window opens. To change these settings, from the Finder menu, click Finder and choose [more…]

How to Set Up Your Printer with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

After you connect your computer and printer with a compatible cable, provide a power source for your printer, and install the software for your printer, you’re ready to configure your Mac Snow Leopard [more…]

Reasons to Add More RAM to Mac Snow Leopard

Of all the possible upgrades that you can make to your Macintosh, adding more random access memory (RAM) is the single most cost-effective method of improving the performance of Mac OS X. [more…]

Shopping for Extra Hard Drive Space for Your Mac

One way to optimize the way Mac OS X Snow Leopard runs is to ensure that you have sufficient hard space. Here’s a list of guidelines to keep handy while you’re shopping for a new internal or external hard [more…]

Adding Memory to Mac OS X Snow Leopard

If you’re familiar with the inside of your Macintosh, you can install your own memory upgrade and save that cash. A memory upgrade is one of the simpler chores to perform, but that doesn’t mean that everyone [more…]

How to Change Mac Snow Leopard’s Printing and Fax Preferences

Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you change printing and fax preferences to meet your needs. To access these settings, click the gear icon on the Dock. When the System Preferences panel opens, choose Print & [more…]

How to Change Snow Leopard’s Sound Preferences

Mac OS X Snow Leopard offers Sound settings that you can control. You access them by clicking the gear icon on the Dock and the clicking Sound. To set the overall system audio volume, drag the Output Volume [more…]

How to Change Your Mac’s Date and Time

Mac OS X Snow Leopard offers the Date and Time Preferences in the System Preferences panel. You can set your Mac to announce the time on the hour or you can choose to let Mac change the time automatically [more…]

How to Change Mac Snow Leopard’s Speech Preferences

Snow Leopard’s speech settings let you set preferences for how Mac recognizes speech, and what commands it can understand. Not only that, Snow Leopard can read the screen to you. To access Speech Preferences [more…]

How to Set Desktop and Screen Saver Preferences in Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard lets you personalize just about anything you can imagine on your Mac, including your desktop and screensaver. You access this group of settings by clicking the System Preferences icon on the [more…]

How to Change Mac Snow Leopard’s Dock Preferences

Snow Leopard lets you personalize the Dock by modifying its size, its position on the screen, and more. To access the Dock Preferences settings, you open System Preferences by clicking the gear icon on [more…]

How to Change Snow Leopard’s Exposé and Spaces Preferences

Mac OS X Snow Leopard enables you to personalize Exposé and Dashboard settings. You can use Exposé to view all the application windows that you’re using at one time so that you can select a new active [more…]

How to Set Snow Leopard’s Language & Text preferences

Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you control the fonts and languages of the text that appears on your screen. To change your text and language settings, open System Preferences by clicking the gear icon on the [more…]

How to Change Snow Leopard’s Search Preferences

Spotlight is Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s searching application. You can customize how Spotlight searches and the results it displays. To access search preferences, open System Preferences by clicking the gear [more…]

How to Change Mac Snow Leopard Display Preferences

The Displays preferences on Mac OX S control the resolutions of graphics on your Mac and calibrate the colors you see on your monitor. To access these settings, you open System Preferences by clicking [more…]

How to Change Mac Snow Leopard Energy Saver Preferences

Snow Leopard lets you change energy usage settings by accessing System Preferences, choosing the Hardware group, and then clicking Energy Settings. Mac offers settings for desktops and settings for laptops [more…]

How to Change Mac’s Keyboard and Mouse Preferences

Mac OS X Snow Leopard gives you control over your keyboard preferences and how your mouse functions. Setting these preferences can help you get your system working just right for you. You Access these [more…]

How to Create a User Account on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Creating an account is the first step in setting up Mac Snow Leopard for multiple users. One great use of accounts is to create an account for your children so you can set parental controls. You can limit [more…]

How to Configure Your Mac OS X Snow Leopard Login Screen for Multiple Users

If you plan for more than one person to use your Mac, you'll want to set up your login screen to accommodate multiple users. Mac OS X Snow Leopard allows you to display a list login screen, a login screen [more…]

How to Start Mac Applications Automatically after Login

Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you configure multiple user accounts. Each account can have its own selection of applications that run automatically when that user logs in. These applications are Login Items [more…]

How to Erase a Disk Volume on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leoparad’s Disk Utility has an Erase feature for erasing a disk or volume, completely wiping out the contents of that existing disk or volume. You can also erase a rewritable CD [more…]

How to Partition Your Hard Drive on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard makes it easy to partition your hard drive, which is a handy way to organize files and folders. If you find yourself needing another volume on a disk, or if you need to resize the [more…]

How to Improve Your Mac's System Speed with RAID

Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s Disk Utility offers RAID (Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks). Using RAID can improve your system speed and help prevent disk errors from compromising or corrupting [more…]

How to Change Icon View Options in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Windows

Mac OS X with Snow Leopard lets you customize files and folders are displayed in the Finder, including the sizes of fonts and icons, the space between icons, the amount of information that appears by default [more…]

Add a New User Account on Your Mac

Every Mac has at least one account that allows you to use your computer. However, if multiple people need to use your Mac, you probably don’t want to share the same account, which can be like trying to [more…]

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