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Archive for March 1st, 2016

by Tom Nelson

An administrator account has elevated privilege levels that allow the user to make many changes to the way the Mac operates. Administrators can change system preferences that control how the Mac works and feels, install software, and perform many special tasks that standard user accounts aren’t allowed to perform.

When you first installed OS X, an administrator account was created. Each Mac only needs one administrator account, but it might be a good idea to allow one or two other individuals to have administrative privileges. After all, you probably didn’t intend to be your family’s 24/7 IT department.

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by Tom Nelson

OS X Lion introduced new methods for resizing windows. Before Lion, you resized a window by either clicking the green traffic light in the window’s upper left corner, or by dragging the bottom right corner of the window up or down, side to side, or diagonally. These methods worked fine for adjusting the basic size of a window, but most times, it was necessary to combine resizing with moving the window around, in order to get everything just the way you wanted it.

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Anyone moving from the Windows OS probably found OS X’s window resizing process both frustrating and a bit limiting. With the current Windows OS, you can resize a window from any edge. Apple finally saw the light and realized that Windows has some good ideas, such as the ability to resize a window from any edge.

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