Tactile feedback patent filing hints at Macs with touchscreens

Tactile feedback patent filing hints at Macs with touchscreens

Future iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — and perhaps Macs — may sport more tactile feedback. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190138102) for a “device, method, and graphical user interface for providing tactile feedback for operations performed in a user interface.”

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macOS window management keyboard shortcuts

macOS window management keyboard shortcuts

Macs come with mice or trackpads for a very good reason -- they make it easy to point at a specific small spot on a screen. However, there are cases where you want to keep your hands on the keyboard and stop reaching for the mouse or trackpad, and learning to use keyboard shortcuts is a fast way to improve your macOS productivity. Today I'm going to look at one variety of keyboard shortcut -- those that help manage Mac windows.

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If you user colored Finder tags, Hue Dada! is a useful accessory app

If you user colored Finder tags, Hue Dada! is a useful accessory app

Hue Dada! is a Mac app from DouWere designed to enhance the user experience in the Finder. You can drag and drop any Finder item onto the Hue Dada icon in the color bar to colorize it, according to its tag. Any tag change will automatically adjust the color of the previously dropped item.

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How to customize and customize items in macOS High Sierra Finder windows

How to customize and customize items in macOS High Sierra Finder windows

There are four ways to view items in a Finder window in macOS High Sierra: as icons, as a list, in columns, or in Cover Flow view. To choose a view, use the View buttons at the top of the Finder window. In the four views, there are additional ways to customize how your items are displayed.

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Commander One is a useful Finder enhancer for ‘power users’

Commander One is a useful Finder enhancer for ‘power users’

Eltima describes its Commander One as a "Finder alternative." However, I'd describe it more as a handy Finder "enhancer" that's great for macOS "power users" (a term I don't like, but for which I don't have a better alternative.) Plus, the latest version is 100% written in Apple’s Swift programming language.

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How to force the Finder to restart in macOS Sierra

How to force the Finder to restart in macOS Sierra

Represented by the blue icon with the smiling face, the macOS Sierra Finder is the home base for your Mac. You use it to organize and access almost everything on your Mac, including documents, images, movies, and any other files you have. However, sometimes you need to restart it if it's acting ornery or if you’re installed an app that requires a restart. To do so:

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