Think Different #19

Resources for the Week of March 13, 2017

We all need a little inspiration sometimes.

All 46 included MAC Apps explained In about 3 minutes

Your Mac comes with 46 apps pre-installed. Gary from MacMost attempts to describe each one in just over 3 minutes. Watch to discover things you may not have known were already on your Mac. You can find all of these with Spotlight searches, Launchpad or looking in Applications or Applications/Utilities. Watch Video...

Every Included Mac App In About 3 Minutes (#1343)

Do you use the Google Chrome browser on your MAC? Become a Power User

Update your Chrome browser: The three vertical dots right of the address bar will change from green to yellow and then red to give you a visual reminder of how out-of-date the browser you are running is.

Turn off unused extensions: Type chrome://extensions into the address bar and disable extensions. Either uncheck the box to disable the extension or click on the trash can icon to delete it.

Get rid of unused plugins: Type chrome://plugins into the address bar and disable any unwanted plugins. Just click the link to disable.

Close your browser: You really don't have to have your browser running the whole time! Really, you don't. Quit your browser when you are not using it.

Customize Google Chrome to reopen exactly where you were when you closed it. Type chrome://settings and under on startup, you'll see three options:

  1. Open the New Tab page
  2. Continue where you left off
  3. Open a specific page or set of pages
  • If you want Google Chrome to start where you left off, choose Continue where you left off.
  • Tip: If you accidentally close a tab, you can recover it by pressing + Shift + T on a Mac.

Use the default theme: Themes use RAM, so if you want the fastests possible browser, run with the default theme.

Smoother scrolling: Type chrome://flags into the address bar and find Enable fast tab/windows close. This option speeds up Chrome. After you've made changes click the RELAUNCH NOW button at the bottom of the screen to apply the setting.

Clear the cache: If you're getting low on disk space then you might find Chrome will speed up if you clear the cache. Type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar and I'd suggest choosing only the Cached images and files option.

QUICK GOOGLE CHROME TIPS: Here are a bunch of Google Chrome tips that will make you more productive.

    • Learn browser shortcuts using shortcut keys.
    • You can select multiple tabs for dragging -- on the Mac and click on the tabs you want to select.
    • Reopen a tab you've accidentally closed with + Shift + T on a Mac (you can reopen up to ten previously closed tabs).
    • Play any media file on your computer that's supported by Google Chrome by dragging it into a browser window.
    • You can use the spacebar to scroll down a webpage, and you can scroll back up by pressing Shift + Spacebar.
    • That T-Rex Google Chrome shows you when you lose connection to the internet. If you press the spacebar, the T-Rex will jump and kick off a simple game where you have to jump over cacti, Mario-style.