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Access hidden function key options in OS X

Function key options in OS X The standard F1 through F12 function keys in OS X by default are set to change a number of common system settings, including audio volume, backlight and brightness levels, and media player controls. Convenient as this is, sometimes their default behaviors can be intrusive or too crude for your needs. For example, if your …

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Protect your keyboard’s keys from fading into oblivion

Protect your keyboard’s keys Unlike classic keyboards where characters were small decals stuck on generic keys, many modern keyboards, such as those in Apple’s laptops, have keys built for the specific characters. The keys are made of translucent plastic with a black coating so the character can be illuminated with a backlight. This approach to keys offers great advantage in …

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Navigate the spotlight search in OS X

Highlight is the indexed search routine Apple contains with OS X, which lets you quickly locate paperwork, folders, and other items on your device both through title and by using related content material. While convenient for locating gadgets on your computer, from time to time the quest results is also somewhat large. To manage search results higher, that you may …

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Assertion bug will crash apps in Mountain Lion if triggered

Assertion bug will crash apps The Next Web has uncovered a bug in OS X that will crash the current application almost every time if invoked. Reportedly, in applications that support text entry fields, if you type the text “File:” followed by three forward slashes in the field to indicate a file address, then the program being used will freeze …

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Popular security utilities for OS X put to the test

Popular security utilities Even though the prevalence of threats for the Mac remains relatively minimal, malware on OS X has raised its ugly head a bit in the past few years. Some in the Mac community have been affected by threats such as the Flashback malware, DNSChanger, and the MacDefender Trojan, among others. As a result, while the most effective …

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