Tag Archive: Lion


Public Release Of Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Draws Near With New Developer Beta

Apple has seeded yet another OS X 10.8.1 developer beta today (build 12B17). The update contains no known issues, and developers are still asked to focus on specific areas likeActive Directory, iCal, and Microsoft Exchange in Mail.

The first 10.8.1 developer beta was released one week ago, and this second minor update indicates that the public release is right around the corner.

Apple released OS X Mountain Lion to  [Read More…]

Instantly Summon Accessibility Options from Anywhere in OS X Mountain Lion

Accessibility Options panel in OS X

OS X Mountain Lion makes it easier and faster than ever to access and tweak Accessibility Options from anywhere on the Mac. Just hit Command+Option+F5 and a preference window will instantly appear that allows you to adjust commonly used Accessibility features.

The settings list includes enabling zoom from keyboard or scrolling, enabling and disabling VoiceOver, toggles for sticky keys, slow keys, and mouse keys, contrast  [Read More…]

4 Beautiful New Screen Savers and 14 Ways to Show Them Off in OS X Mountain Lion

New screen savers in OS X Mountain Lion

Bored with your Mac screen savers? Don’t forget to check out the four beautiful new screensaver additions to OS X Mountain Lion, or the 14 new ways to display them. If you haven’t seen them yet:

Open System Preferences from the ? Apple menu and click on the “Desktop & Screen Saver” panel Find them under the Screen Saver tab and click on the  [Read More…]

Pinch To View Or Select Tabs In Safari Mountain Lion [OS X Tips]

Just put your two fingers together and pinch.

Now here’s a slick new way of interacting with tabs in Safari. When you open a bunch of tabs in Safari, it gets a little hard to figure out which tab is which, right? You can, of course, use Command-Shift-Arrow (right or left) to move between tabs, but that’s only reliable if the site you’re tabbing over to doesn’t auto-focus your cursor to a  [Read More…]

Apple Seeds Latest OS X Lion 10.7.5 Build To Registered Developers

Another OS X Lion 10.7.5 release.

Apple has seeded a new OS X Lion 10.7.5 build to registered developers through the Apple Dev Center. It comes with build number 11G36, and weighs in at 1.15GB for the delta release, or 1.92 GB for the combo update.

MacRumors reports that there are no issues with this release, according to Apple, but the company is asking users to focus on graphics performance and quality,  [Read More…]

Get Rid Of Notification Center, Menu Bar Icon And All, In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips]

Note the missing Notification Center menu bar icon and a distinct lack of linen-backed Notifications.

Tired of OS X Mountain Lion notifying you of things? Sick of the little menu bar icon in the upper right corner of your Mac’s screen? Do you not even use Notifications at all on your Mac? You might, then, want to get rid of the entire thing, disabling it completely and removing the icon from the  [Read More…]

Add Default Fonts To Notes In OS X Mountain Lion [Video How-To]

Nice try, Marker Felt.

If you’re a fan of the new Notes app in OS X Mountain Lion as I am, you’re probably annoyed by the sparse list of three default fonts included with the app, just like in iOS. Sure, you can choose a different, note-specific font with a little work, but until now, there’s been no easy way to set a good default font for all of your notes.

Thanks  [Read More…]

Use Your Keyboard To Filter Launchpad Apps Super Easily In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips]

Launchpad tries to bring an iOS-style apps interace to OS X. Whether you like it or now, it’s here to stay. Introduced in OS X Lion, Launchpad arranges the apps you have installed on your Mac in a grid array, much like the apps are arranged on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Of course, your Mac has a much bigger screen than these iOS devices (hopefully), so there’s even more  [Read More…]

Encrypt Folders with Password Protection in OS X Mountain Lion the Easy Way

An encrypted and password protected image in Mac OS X can be created through Disk Utility

There is a new means of password protecting folders and sensitive files introduced in OS X Mountain Lion that lets you create a new encrypted disk image directly from a specified folder. Though you can still create a blank disk image and fill it as you see fit, this new option in Disk Utility is easier  [Read More…]

Apple Releases First Beta Of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 To Developers

We told you earlier this week that Apple was preparing to release its first beta build of OS X 10.8.1 to developers, and the 10.8.1 beta has now been seeded for registered developers in the Mac Dev Center. Apple hasn’t noted any known issues or added features, and developers are asked to focus on compatibility withActive Directory,Microsoft Exchange in Mail,PAC proxies in Safari,SMB,USB, andWi-Fi and audio when connected to  [Read More…]