Category: MacOS Big Sur

How to Change or Remove Font Smoothing on MacOS Monterey & Big Sur

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Are you noticing blurry text on your Mac’s display while navigating through the menu and across apps? More specifically, has this been an issue ever since you updated to macOS Monterey or Big Sur, and on a non-retina display? If so, chances are, font smoothing is enabled by default, and for some users they feel like this can result in slightly blurry text in menus and across apps. If you don’t like this, you’ll need to disable the feature in MacOS.

Until the release of macOS Big Sur, there was this setting called “Use Font Smoothing when available”…

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How to Pin Conversations in Messages for Mac

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If you use the Messages app for many conversations from your Mac, you may have a few people you’d like to prioritize. By pinning a conversation in Messages for Mac, that person and message thread is always at the top of the Messages list, which is particularly helpful if you get tons of different texts from many different people, and some of your favorites are getting lost in that sea of messages.

The more messages you get, the more difficult it becomes to keep track of all your conversations. Therefore, it’s important to separate the important message…

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How to Show Battery Percentage in Menu Bar of MacOS Monterey & Big Sur

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Are you a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air user who likes to keep an eye on their Mac laptop battery life? Want to see the battery percentage in the menubar of MacOS with Monterey or Big Sur? Let’s check how you can show the battery percentage indicator in the menu bar of macOS with the latest operating systems.

The battery percentage indicator is a quick and easy way to determine how long you can keep using your MacBook before it runs out of juice. Sure, the battery icon itself can be used to determine this, but it only gives a rough estimate rather than a more…

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How to Wipe Your Mac Without Reinstalling the OS

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Resetting a Mac has always been a headache: The only way to do it securely was to format the entire Mac and reinstall the OS. You had to do it every time you sold your Mac or when you encountered a grave issue with the software.

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How to Install macOS Updates without Installing MacOS Monterey?

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Wondering how you can install updates to existing macOS installations, like macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina, without jumping ahead and installing MacOS Monterey?

While MacOS Monterey is available to download now for anyone who wants to install it, not everyone may be ready for the update. Fortunately, Apple offers system software updates and security updates to the most recent two prior generation system software versions, in this case macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina, so if you’d like to you can install updates for those versions of system software and avoid…

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How to Change Siri Voice on Mac

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If you’re the kind of Mac user who personalizes their computer a lot, you may also be interested in changing the way how Siri sounds when she replies to your voice commands. This is something that wasn’t possible until recently.

Ever since the release of macOS Big Sur 11.3 software update (and newer, of course), Apple is giving users multiple voice options for Siri. No, we aren’t talking about Siri’s accent selection, which sort of allowed you to switch between different voices. Now you have a total of four different voice options that change how Siri…

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How to Test Drive Universal Control on macOS Monterey Beta

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One of the most exciting features that Apple announced at WWDC 2021 was Universal Control. This feature lets you seamlessly switch the cursor and keyboard between multiple Macs and iPads. In fact, it’s so seamless, there’s no setup necessary. You can glide your cursor from one device to another, simply by pushing it…

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How to Check for Reused & Compromised Passwords in Safari for Mac

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Do you use a password that’s easy to guess for your online accounts? Or perhaps, you reuse the same password for multiple accounts? Maybe you’re wondering if your password has been compromised in a known data breach? Whatever the case, Safari for Mac can now help you monitor your passwords by providing Security Recommendations.

The latest versions of Safari for macOS have many privacy-oriented features, and perhaps one of the more useful is the ability to provide security alerts regarding your saved passwords. Safari will now recommend you to update your…

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How to Add, Edit, & Rearrange Widgets in Notification Center on MacOS

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If you’re running a modern version of macOS like Big Sur or Monterey, you may have already noticed the redesigned Notification Center compared to prior versions of the feature. You can even personalize the widgets that show up in the Notification Center to better suit the tasks you do, so if you’d like to add, edit, or rearrange the widgets, read along.

Notification Center places notifications and widgets in a single, dedicated column on the right side of your screen. There are widgets that are available in different sizes for Calendar, Stocks, Weather,…

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