Laptop Battery Optimization and Maintenance

Thanks to MacFixit.com for this article. Friday, March 6 2009 @ 3:55 PM PST Description: Apple laptops ship with well-engineered battery systems that are advertised as providing some of the longest runtimes when compared with portable computers with similar...

Macintosh Screen Capture Options

Pictures of the screen (screenshots) are saved as files on the desktop, but if you prefer to put a screenshot in the Clipboard, hold down the Control key while you press the other keys. You can then paste the picture into a document. Action Shortcut Take a picture of...

How to Erase and Reuse a CD-RW or DVD-RW Disk

If you want to reuse a CD-RW disc, you must first erase the existing information on it. Before you erase the disk, make a copy of any files you don’t want to erase. Erasing, reformatting, or preparing a disk for burning permanently deletes all of the disk’s contents. ...

Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Here’s a list of common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts. Startup Keystrokes Description Press X during startup Force Mac to boot into Mac OS X when Classic is installed and set as the startup system. Press Option-Command-Shift-Delete Bypass the startup disk set in...