OS X: How Clear a Stuck Printer Queue

3:55 PM, Mar. 3rd, 2016 · · TMO Quick Tip

Clearing the print queue

From time to time, depending on your printer and printer driver, it's possible for the print queue in OS X to get hung up.  No more items will print. Here's one quick way John discovered to clear that print queue.

OS X: What’s Taking Up Your “Other” Storage?

9:12 AM, Mar. 2nd, 2016 · · TMO Quick Tip

What's all that

Confused as to why your "About This Mac" window lists a whole bunch of "Other" space being eaten up? In today's Quick Tip, we'll talk about what those files are and suggest a quick way to analyze them in detail (hint: you've probably got nothing to worry about). 

Mac App Store Apps May Not Launch Until Ethernet Fix is Applied

2:09 PM, Feb. 29th, 2016 · · TMO Quick Tip

If you launch an app you got from the Mac App Store and are greeted with an error dialog that says, "An unexpected error occurred while signing in. Your device or computer could not be verified. Contact support for assistance," you need to apply Apple's Ethernet-related fix regardless of whether or not you intend upon using Ethernet on your Mac.

OS X: Save Time Machine Backup Space by Excluding Items

9:10 AM, Feb. 26th, 2016 · · TMO Quick Tip

How to exclude items from Time Machine backups

If you happen to be sharing a backup disk with multiple people (or across multiple machines), then space may be at a premium. If so, you may (carefully!) consider excluding any unimportant files or folders you have from being backed up. In today's Quick Tip, we'll go over the hows and the whys of doing so.

OS X: Rebuilding Mailboxes (And Why You Might Want To)

9:34 AM, Feb. 23rd, 2016 · · TMO Quick Tip

How to rebuild Mail's mailboxes

Got garbled Mail messages on your Mac? Or are you searching and searching, but you can't find the emails you're looking for? Well, in this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt's gonna go over a step you can take to rebuild those misbehaving mailboxes. It might just help you find a bunch of stuff you thought you'd lost!

OS X: How to Change Desktop Spaces With Just One Key, Not Two

5:45 PM, Feb. 22nd, 2016 · · TMO Quick Tip

Manage shortcuts for Spaces

In OS X, we can have up to 16 desktop Spaces. They're managed by Mission Control. The default way to move between Spaces is with CTRL and the right or left arrow keys. John Martellaro found that to be inconvenient and shows how to change the shortcut key that changes between Spaces.

iCloud: Using Email Aliases

9:07 AM, Feb. 19th, 2016 · · TMO Quick Tip

How to set up aliases in Apple Mail

Overrun with spam after you bought something online from That Store You Like? If you're using an iCloud email address, you're in luck. Apple has provided us with a very simple way to create multiple email aliases, so if you don't want businesses to abuse your actual email address, give them a big ol' fake one instead that you can turn off or delete at any time!