Category: MacOS Big Sur

How to Install Hidden Fonts in macOS Big Sur & Catalina

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Did you know that your Mac has hidden fonts that are disabled by default? If your Mac is running macOS Big Sur, Catalina, or later, you can access all these hidden fonts and install them for free.

It turns out that Apple obtained licenses for a slew of new fonts in macOS that can be used system-wide, but these fonts aren’t installed on the Mac by default. Instead, these are an optional download and you might not necessarily be aware of this. Since these fonts can be used system-wide, you’ll get to use them in the documents or projects that you’re working…

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How to Get macOS Big Sur as a DMG File

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Some Mac users may be interested in obtaining macOS Big Sur as a DMG file, so that they can use the disk image with a virtual machine, to create bootable media, for archival purposes, for cloning, or any other reason. It turns out that macOS Big Sur is available to download as an installer application, and from that you can build a macOS Big Sur DMG file, and that’s what we’ll show you how to do.


For what it’s worth, if you’re looking to create boot media, it’s probably better to simply make a macOS Big Sur bootable install USB drive using the more…

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How to Reset MacOS Password in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave

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Did you forget or lose the password for your Mac’s user account? Thankfully, macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Mojave make it easy to reset this password, and you can do it in a matter of seconds regardless of what Mac you own, with the help of your Apple ID.

Nowadays, almost everyone who owns Apple devices already has an Apple ID that’s used for making purchases on the App Store, subscribing to services like iCloud, Apple Music, and more. Therefore, there’s a pretty good chance that you have already signed in to your Apple account on the Mac you’re using.

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How to Customize Control Center on MacOS

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Are you loving using the Control Center for Mac? Want to love it even more? You can make it even more useful for your particular needs by customizing Mac Control Center for features that you regularly use.

As you may know by now, Control Center for Mac offers quick toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, Do Not Disturb, display brightness, keyboard backlighting brightness, sound levels, and more, and you can personalize these quick-access controls in macOS with relative ease.

If you’re interested to customize the Control Center on macOS Big Sur, then read…

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How to Use Control Center on MacOS

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Control Center on the Mac is easy to use and quite convenient, offering quick access to toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, Do Not Disturb, audio levels, keyboard brightness, and more.

If you’ve used the Control Center on your iPhone and iPad, you’ll know how useful it is for quickly enabling or disabling certain features, and so you’ll certainly be happy that Control Center for Mac is available to use.

Unfamiliar with how Control Center for Mac works? Read along and you’ll learn to use the handy feature in no time.

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How to Change Safari Background Image in MacOS

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Beyond customizing the Safari start page for things like Favorites, Reading List, and Frequently Visited, you can also change the background image used by Safari in modern macOS versions. This allows you to use any picture you want as the default background image in Safari, offering a neat way to customize the Safari web experience on Mac.

To be able to set a custom background image in Safari, you’ll need Safari 14 or newer on a modern macOS release, like macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, or newer. Beyond that, it’s simply a matter of learning how…

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How to Use Translate Webpages in Safari for Mac

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Ever ended up on a webpage in a different language and wished you could translate it instantly? With the latest versions of Safari for Mac, you can use a native translation feature to convert a webpage from a foreign language to your native tongue. This is fantastic for many obvious reasons, particularly if you want to read international news from an original source rather than a regurgitated spin version from a US outlet.

Safari’s built-in language translation feature is available for all modern versions of Safari, so as long as you’re running Safari 14 or…

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How to Customize Safari Start Page on Mac

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Do you use Safari as the default web browser on your Mac? If so, you might be happy to know that Safari’s start page is now customizable, as long as you’re running a new version of Safari on the Mac.


With Safari 14 and later, start page customization allows users to set a background image, choose the sections that are displayed like Favorites or Frequently Visited, and more. These modern Safari version are available on macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, and macOS Mojave, so as long as you’re on a modern macOS release you can get started.

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How to Clean Install macOS Big Sur

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Mac users may occasionally find themselves wanting to clean install macOS Big Sur onto a Mac. A clean installation of macOS Big Sur basically means the entire hard drive – including the system itself, all data, all apps, user accounts, literally everything – is erased, and then a fresh clean install of macOS Big Sur is installed onto the Mac. In this way it’s sort of like a factory reset or a fresh start, or what PC users sometimes refer to as reformatting, because there will be nothing left on the Mac at all, and booting it up will be similar to booting up a…

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How to Create a macOS Big Sur Bootable Installer Drive

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Some Mac users find it helpful to create a bootable installer drive for macOS Big Sur. Typically this is done with a USB flash key or thumb drive, and it can be used to boot up a Mac, erase, format, and of course install macOS Big Sur onto any compatible hardware.

There are many useful reasons to have a bootable installer USB drive for macOS Big Sur, whether to perform updates, installs, clean installs, install onto multiple machines, have as a troubleshooting tool, and so much more. Whatever the reason you want one, let’s check out the process of making a…

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