Tag Archive: Lion


Change the Display Resolution from the Menu Bar Again in OS X Mountain Lion

Change the display resolution from the menu bar in Mac OS X again

As some of you undoubtedly noticed, OS X Mountain Lion removed the Displays menu bar item, which let you quickly change screen resolutions from a pull down menu available system wide in OS X. If you miss that function, you’ll be pleased to discover a freely available app is on the Mac App Store to provide the same feature  [Read More…]

Use Safari 6 In OS X Mountain Lion The Right Way [Feature]

Safari 6 came out just before Mountain Lion did, and it’s bundled with Apple’s latest operating system. For many Mac users, Safari is the end of the line when it comes to web browsing, as well as a super fast modern, accessible web browser for the rest of us.

We took a look at several new features of this latest iteration of Safari, including security tips and tricks, as well  [Read More…]

Classic RPG Game, The Witcher, Gets Lion And Mountain Lion Support In New Update

If you’ve been wanting to play The Witcher, CD Projekt’s well-regarded RPG based on the book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, now might be a great time to do so. The game has just been patched with support for Lion and Mountain Lion, letting more modern Macs join in the fun.

The Witcher, available as an Enhanced Edition: Director’s Cut on Steam for $ 10, follows the story of Geralt,  [Read More…]

Add VIPs to Mountain Lion Mail App, Make Your Special Friends Feel Good [OS X Tips]

You know, with the complete flood of email we all get each and every day, it’s hard to sort through and find the email from just the important folks in our lives. You can star emails, flag them, send them to special folders via arcane filtering rule sets, but it’s never been just dead simple to keep track of the folks that you really want to hear from, and weed those  [Read More…]

Apple Releases Mountain Lion 10.8.2 And Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Updates

Apple has quietly released two supplemental updates for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion today. The first supplemental update for OS X 10.8.2 is available now in the Mac App Store, and a similar update to 10.7.5 has also been made available. Both updates contain small bug fixes.

From Apple:

About OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update

The OS X v10.8.2 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running OS  [Read More…]

Why Mobile Safari Doesn’t Have A Unified Address Bar Like In Mountain Lion

Expect mobile Safari’s address bar to look like this for some time.

One of the improvements Apple made to Safari 6.0 was to take the search and address bars and roll them into one — just like a lot of popular web browsers do. The change hasn’t been made to the mobile Safari app, though, which is puzzling, because it’s a more efficient use of screen space on a smaller display.

But there is a good  [Read More…]

Get Mac OS X Mountain Lion To Speak Text On Command [OS X Tips]

OS X has really good text to speech functionality for users with a visual or other learning disability, but it’s something that I think we all would benefit from at certain times. How about listening to a webpage when you’re folding clothes, or having your Mac your Twitter stream out loud while you do some sort of two-handed crafting project, like knitting?

Turns out, you can make this happen super  [Read More…]

Set Up Facebook Integration on your Mac with OS X Mountain Lion

Set Up Facebook in Mac OS X

Facebook can now be integrated directly into Mac OS X. All you need is OS X 10.8.2 (or later) and a minute or so to get it configured. Once Facebook is setup in OS X, you’ll be able to post status updates from Notification Center, post directly to Facebook from Share Sheets, find your Facebook friends in Contacts, and even see a list of all  [Read More…]

Stop “Save As” From Changing Original File in OS X Mountain Lion

Stop Save As changing original file in OS X

“Save As” is back in OS X Mountain Lion, but many users have complained of how it modifies the original file in addition to the newly saved file, thereby defeating the purpose of how many people use Save As. If this bothers you, you’ll be pleased to discover that from OS X 10.8.2 onward, there is now an easy option to toggle  [Read More…]

Open .SIT Files In Mountain Lion For Free [OS X Tips]

While I was researching an OS X Tips column for later this week, I came across a .sit file. Now, if you’ve been working with Macs as long as I have (my first Mac was a Performa 638 CD, just before PowerMacs showed up), you’ll know all about .sit files and how to open them.

For those of you new to Macs, especially Mountain Lion, which only seems to handle  [Read More…]