Mac OS X Guide

Mac OS X is the operating system on your Mac. It's a fast, secure and easy-to-use operating system that you will fall in love with immediately.

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Mac OS X Introduction

Mac OS X is the operating system of your Mac. It is incredibly powerful yet very simple to use. With our simple guide you will become an OS X pro in no time.

Mac Finder

Browsing Through Files

Browsing files on your Mac is easy. We'll teach you how to create folders, organize files and much more that will make you a more efficient Mac user.

Mac OS X App Store

Install Applications

Installing applications on a Mac couldn't be easier. In a few minutes, you can fill your Mac with new apps that you can download online.

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Spotlight Search

Mac OS X has a great built-it search function called Spotlight that helps you find any file on your Mac. Never loose an email or a document again!

Mac OS X Dock

The Dock

The Dock gives you quick access to your applications from anywhere on your Mac. It's the fastest and most convenient way of opening any application.

System Preferences

System Preferences

Your Mac is full of settings that will help you configure it to better suit your needs. Just click System Preferences to get started.

Mac Keyboard

Keyboard Shortcuts

Using keyboard shortcuts is the best way for beginners to become more efficient Mac users. Close? Open? Minimize? There is a shortcut for that.

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Changing Your Mac’s Desktop Background

It's very easy to change the desktop background (or “wallpaper”) of your Mac. Our short guide will show you how in just a few clicks.

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Changing icons

Looking for fun new ways of making your Mac more personal? If you want, you can replace the icons of any application on your Mac.

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Print Screen On A Mac

Mac users can easily take a “print screen”, which means saving a copy of what's on your Mac's screen at the moment. This copy will be saved as an image on your desktop. It's a great way of sharing what exactly you're seeing on your Mac's screen.

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Burning files to a CD or DVD

Your Mac makes it incredibly easy to burn CDs and DVDs with your own files. Just create a new folder, add your personal files and press burn.

Login Window on Mac OS X

Creating a Guest Login

Guest logins is a convenient and secure way of letting friends (or strangers) use your Mac without letting them access your personal files.

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Dashboard & Widgets

Mac OS X supports mini-programs call Widgets that gives you easy and fast access to basic information like weather, sports results and traffic information.

Mac OS X Mission Control


If you have many applications and windows open at the same time, it may be hard to find the right window. Using exposé your problems are solved.

Force Quit Application

Force Quitting Applications

Sometimes, even the best of apps get stuck and won't quit, no matter how hard you try. Don't worry, you can always force quit applications.

A Password Protected Screensaver

Password protect your Mac’s screensaver

Protecting your Mac with a screensaver password is a good way to make sure your personal data stays private, even when leaving your Mac among friends and colleagues.

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Macs doesn't have right click buttons, something that often confuses new “switchers”. Instead, it has the right-click which work similarly.

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Screensaver Password Protection

If you keep your Mac in a public place like an office or a university, you should definitely add a password to your screensaver. It only takes a minute!

Mac OS X Screensaver Example


The purpose of screensavers is to keep your screen from aging prematurely. As an added bonus, it makes your Mac look gorgeous when not used.

Mac Applications

There are lots of great applications for your Mac. Web browsers, games, word processors, movie editing programs to mention a few. We'll guide you through some of the most popular Mac applications.

Keynote Presentation


Keynote is Apple's own presentation application. Like PowerPoint, it allows you to put on impressive presentations, but faster and with better end results.

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Address book

The Adress Book app on your Mac is a great and convenient way of keeping track of phone numbers, email addresses and other information.

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iCal is the Mac's built-in calendar applications. It's the easiest way to keep track of appointments, events, holidays and birthdays.


Becoming more comfortable with your Mac? Try an article from the Specialities section!

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Downloading torrents

Torrents are a great way of downloading large files from the internet. Our article will teach you how torrents work and how to use Transmission — a popular torrent application.

An Mac FTP Application

FTP on a Mac

FTP is a popular way of sending large files over the internet, used by designers, publishers and other professionals. There are many great FTP clients for the Mac.

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Great free applications

There are thousands and thousands of free apps for the Mac available for downloading online. We will guide you through some of our favorites.

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Importing DVDs with HandBrake

Using an application called Handbrake, you can import your favorite DVD movies to your Mac. We'll guide you through the entire process.

Internet Explorer for Mac

Internet Explorer

Many Mac users instinctively try to download Internet Explorer as soon as their new Mac arrives. This is not always such a great idea.

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Make OS X Look Better With Uno

Mac OS X is a gorgeous operating system, but the creators of Uno think they can do better. Their app helps you change the look of Mac OS X.

Mac Computers

Macs come in many different models, both laptops and desktop computers. Our Mac Computers guide will guide you through each computer separately.

A Broken MacBook

A broken Mac

Is something wrong with your Mac? We know the feeling. Our simple guide will walk you through some of the most common problems that affect Mac-users.

MacBook Air

Macbook Air

The Macbook Air is a thin yet powerful laptop that is great for Mac users who wants to take their work with them at all times. You will love it!

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Articles from our helpful community.

Mac OS X Folders

Folder Organization

It's easy to become a bit overwhelmed when browsing through the folders of your new Mac. Let us tell you what all those folders actually do!

Mac OS X App Store

Installing Applications

Installing applications from the internet can be daunting for first-time Mac users. Don't worry though, it isn't as complicated as it may seem at first sight.

Keynote Presentation


We love Keynote — Apple's own presentation software. The application makes it possible to create incredible presentations with very little effort.

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Pages is a wonderful word processor for you Mac. It makes it possible to create stunning documents, essays, invitations and more in no time at all.

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The version numbers of OS X

Tiger? Leopard? Yosemite? Apple's operating system Mac OS X has some curious names. Our article guides you through the different versions.

Uninstalling a Mac App

Uninstalling applications

So you've learned how to install applications on your Mac. Now for the hard part: uninstalling the applications that you don't need anymore.

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What Is A Podcast?

Podcasting is a phenomenon that has exploded in recent years. It's easy and free to download your favorites episodes from thousands of content providers.