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How to Create a Text File on Mac OS X

Creating a Text File on Mac OS X manually is a bit more challenging than performing a simple right mouse click and selecting to create a New > Text Document, like you do from within Windows. However, the task is still relatively simple… just takes a different approach. In the following simple solution, I cover one manual method of quickly making a new text file within the Mac OS X environment. I used Mac OS X 10.7.3.

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Create a Lion OS X backup DVD

How to create a Lion OS X backup DVD from your purchased and downloaded copy of Lion OS X. In the following simple solution, I show you one way to create a backup copy of Lion OS X installer on a DVD or backup disc. Your copy might then be kept as a backup and used for future re-installation of the Lion OS X Operating System.

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Reverse Mouse Scroll Mac OS X Lion

By default the Mac OS X Lion Operating System reverses the standard mouse wheel scrolling direction. This change was made with the release of the Mac OS X Lion Version 10.7, to allow a more natural mouse scrolling method (similar to push scrolling or scrolling in the same direction as you would when finger scrolling touch screens).

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How to Rename a File or Folder on Mac OS X

How to rename a file or folder on a Mac OS X: In the following simple solution, I'll show you how to easily rename a file or folder from within your Mac OS X Operating Environment. If you are relatively new to your MacBook, Macbook Air, or MacBook Pro, renaming files or folders is an issue you are likely to encounter early on with your new machine.

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Printscreen on a MacBook Keyboard from Windows

In the Following simple solution, I show you how to "Print Screen" (take a Screenshot) while running from Windows on a Macbook Pro. Since a Mac does not have a physical PrintScreen (PrtScn) key on its keyboard, another BootCamp mapped key or key combination must be used in place of the familiar Print Screen button.

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How to Open a docx file

In the following simple solution, I'll show you how to open .docx files on a Mac, or on a PC that does not have Microsoft Office installed or has an older version of Office. .docx files are typically created by Microsoft Office Word. If you send a .docx file to someone who does not have Word on their computer, they might not have an application installed that can read the .docx file. It is also fairly common for Apple Mac users to have issues viewing .docx file.

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How to remove Avast Antivirus from a Mac

In the following simple solution, I cover the process of "Removing Avast Antivirus Mac version" from a Mac. Avast is a nice antivirus software, however, some people that have installed it, prefer other solutions. Uninstalling Avast on a Mac is just slightly more involved than other applications, this is mainly due to the fact that simply quitting the program does not shut it down and Avast cannot be removed until it is shut down.

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Switching Video Cards Macbook Pro

Switching Video Cards Macbook Pro: In the following simple solution, I will explain how to switch between the nVidia 9400M and the nVidia 9600M GT video cards on the new Macbook Pro. On the new Macbook Pro, the lower wattage nVidia 9400M is used by default to help extend battery life. But when you need pure graphical performance, the powerful 9600M GT can be made available on demand. Here is how to switch between the two cards.

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How to Check your Macbook Warranty Status

In the following simple solution, I will show you how to Check your Macbook Warranty Status to see how much time remains on you Macbook Warranty from the factory. This is particularly useful if you have purchased or are planning to purchase a used Macbook or Macbook Pro. The Apple Warranty on these machines goes with the computer, regardless of if you are the original owner.

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Can't Empty Trash on a Mac

Help! I can't delete a file from the Trash bin on my Mac. When I try to 'Empty Trash' I get an error message saying 'The operation cannot be completed because the file is locked'. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem and one which almost every Mac user will encounter at some point in time. In the following simple solution, I show you how to once and for all, delete the file from your system.

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How to Uninstall Software on a Mac

Uninstalling Software on a Mac is much different than uninstalling software from a Windows machine. This is mainly due to the fact that a Mac uses no system registry. Moreover, on a Mac, there is no such thing as add/remove programs. Although in most cases, a Mac user can simply move the installed application to the trash, this will not always remove all traces of the install. In the following simple solution, I'll show you how to properly remove installed Mac applications and their related files from your system.

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How to Install Software on a Mac

Installing software on a Mac is actually easier than installing software on a Windows or Linux operating system. However, it can be somewhat confusing at first, especially if your brand new to using a Mac. In the following simple solution, I will cover the entire process and trust me, it's so simple you wont need to take notes.

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How to Print Screen on Mac

In the following simple solution, I will show you How to Print Screen on Mac OS X operating environment. Although the process is relatively simple and elementary, when your first being introduced to a Mac and do not know where to start, even the rudimentary tasks can quickly become daunting. If your a beginning Mac user, you should find the following introduction to taking screenshots with a Mac or screenshot capturing with a Mac, useful.

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How to copy and paste on a Mac

How to Copy and Paste on a Mac. As crazy as it sounds, if you are just learning to use a Mac, this is one of the first questions or problems you will likely encounter. Although the process of copying and pasting on a Mac is similar to Windows and Linux, it does slightly differ. None the less, read on to learn how to Copy, Cut, and Paste while operating within the Mac OS X environment.

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How to Install Windows Vista on a MacBook Pro

In the following simple solution, I cover the process of installing Windows Vista on a Macbook Pro. For many people, migrating from a Windows PC to a Mac is a tough transition. You can become quickly overwhelmed when trying to learn how to navigate and use the Mac OS X Leopard operating system. In many cases, a user will need to find equivalent software in order to establish the creature comforts they were accustomed to with Windows.

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SOLVED: Unrecognized Partition Table for Drive 80

In the following simple solution, I show you how to fix the Unrecognized Partition Table for Drive 80 boot error that may occur while attempting to boot Windows Vista from your Macbook Pro. The error may read or appear as follows: "Unrecognized Partition Table for Drive 80. Please rebuild it using a Microsoft-compatible FDISK tool." can’t boot from NTLDR from drive=0×80.

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