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The Essentials of Adjusting Settings in Mac OS X Lion

Everyone works a bit differently, and everyone likes to use the Mac in a particular way. You can tweak various options so everything is just the way you like it. The first things most people like to do are set their background and screen saver and populate the Dashboard with handy widgets. You can begin with that stuff, but keep in mind that you can do much more.

You can change the colors in windows, the standard font, and more if you like. Your Mac lets you choose how on-screen elements behave and how your hardware — such as the keyboard, mouse, and any wireless Bluetooth gadgets — interacts with your Mac.

How to Set System Preferences in Mac OS X Lion

Everyone likes to use Mac OS X Lion in a particular way. Finding out how to tweak various options will get Mac OS X Lion to work just the way you like it. You should start by becoming familiar with System [more…]

How to Set a Picture as Desktop Wallpaper in Mac OS X Lion

One of the first things Mac OS X users do when they’re setting preferences and personalizing their computers is setting a favorite photo as the desktop wallpaper. This action starts with the Apple menu [more…]

How to Set up a Screen Saver in Mac OS X Lion

One of the first things computer users do when they get a new Mac or install a new operating system is set their screen savers. Mac OS X Lion comes with several screen-saver modules. To set up your Max [more…]

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…]

How to Adjust Keyboard Settings in Mac OS X Lion

Mac OS X Lion users have different hardware setups, and no two of them use their keyboards in the same way. Regardless of what you have, you should give some thought to customizing the way your keyboard [more…]

How to Adjust Mouse Settings in Mac OS X Lion

Some Mac OS X Lion users like to customize the way their mouse works. The Mouse System Preferences pane in OS X Lion is where you set your mouse speed and double-click delays. [more…]

How to Adjust Trackpad Settings in Mac OS X Lion

If you’re using Mac OS X Lion on a notebook Mac, you have a System Preferences pane called Trackpad. This pane lets you configure tracking and clicking speed as well as the gesturing behavior of your Mac’s [more…]

How to Customize Sound Settings in Mac OS X Lion

Out of the box, Mac OS X Lion comes with a preset collection of beeps and controls. By using the Sound Preferences pane. By changing settings on each of its three tabs—Sound Effects, Output, and Input—you [more…]

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