Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

OS X: Using Policy Banner for Custom Login Screens

9:05 AM, Jun. 24th, 2016 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

If you're an administrator (or just someone who'd like to have a little fun), you can set up what's called a policy banner, which'll make users accept an agreement before they can log in. This works well in environments with multiple Macs, such as computer labs, but hey, if you want to configure a policy banner on your spouse's computer as a practical joke, this Quick Tip will be good for that, too. We're not responsible for any mayhem this causes.

OS X: Pasting Text into Emails, Much Faster

9:05 AM, Jun. 9th, 2016 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Here's the faster way to copy text into Mail & Messages

Today we're going to discuss how to use a contextual menu to pop selected text into an email, a message, or even a tweet, which is faster than the typical "copy, switch apps, start a blank message, and then paste" method. Come on in and read all about it!

OS X: Flashing the Screen for Alerts

9:40 AM, Jun. 7th, 2016 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to make your Mac's display flash for alerts

Today's Quick Tip is about a little-known Mac feature that can help you out if you keep your computer muted most of the time or if you have trouble hearing. Did you know you can make your screen flash when an alert comes in? You can, it's neat, and we're gonna tell you all about it!

OS X: Sending Your Whole Contacts List as a File

9:15 AM, Jun. 6th, 2016 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Here's how to share your Contacts list with someone

Today's Quick Tip is about sending all of your contacts to someone else, so if you and your spouse need to access the same info, you can add your cards to his list and vice versa. Melissa Holt has warned us that she's going to be complaining about the lack of a simple contacts-sharing option within iCloud, but she promises to keep that to a minimum.

iCloud: Restoring Bookmarks from Backup

9:15 AM, May. 26th, 2016 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Restore Safari bookmarks from iCloud

Today's Quick Tip is about how to restore missing or deleted iCloud bookmarks using your browser. So if you find that you accidentally removed a whole bunch of stuff you need, you can easily get it all back as long as you're using Apple's storage and syncing service!