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How to disable lock screen sleep on macOS

Macs tend to sleep compulsively. If you leave the system unattended, a Mac will sleep after a few minutes. There’s no setting that lets you choose how long macOS should wait before sleeping an idle system’s screen. Getting around this limitation is very easy with the caffeinate command but it …

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How to reset Bluetooth on macOS

macOS generally has great Bluetooth support. Connecting devices is easy, and rarely does a device fail to pair, or have a choppy connection. Both the hardware and the software work well and it’s to be expected since Apple has its own Bluetooth mouse and keyboards for iMacs and Mac Minis …

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How to view all app permissions on macOS

App permissions on macOS did not work like app permissions on iOS. This changed with Mojave, and Catalina. If you’ve updated to Catalina, you likely have started to see prompts asking you to give apps permission to access certain information on your Mac. If you want to view all app …

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How to fix empty Properties window for GeekTool on macOS

GeekTool is a macOS customization tool that’s been around for a long time. There are hundreds of different Geeklets available for it which allow users to quickly customize their desktop. GeekTool doesn’t force you to use pre-developed Geeklets. The app lets anyone create their own Geeklets if they know how. …

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How to create a text file with TextEdit on macOS

macOS comes with some of the best stock apps you’ll find on any desktop OS. Its Photos app is unparalleled, and recent Macs that come with newer macOS versions will come with the iWork apps installed by default. This includes apps like iMovie and Garage Band. macOS has excellent apps …

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How to display custom text on macOS desktop

A note on the desktop is a good way to remind you about something important, or to have important information readily available. Sticky notes are often the go-to tool used to add important information to the desktop but they don’t always do the job. Information can still get lost in …

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How to prevent desktop spaces from rearranging on macOS

Virtual desktops on macOS have remained unchanged for a long time. The feature was unmatched on Windows, until Windows 10 came around. Virtual desktops on these two major operating systems are almost the same with some exceptions. On macOS, you have the freedom to add as many desktop spaces as …

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How to control brightness for external displays on macOS

External displays have their own set of keys for controlling brightness and contrast. The brightness keys on the keyboard cannot change the brightness of an external display regardless if you’re on a Mac or a Windows 10 PC. That said, you can use an app and control brightness for external …

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