Your Mac has a few ways it uses to try to get your attention. It can bounce an icon on the Dock or display an alert window. But sometimes you may not notice because you are so focused on something else or maybe turned away from your computer. That’s why it can be really handy to make your Mac speak to get your attention. [click to continue…]


Almost everything we read (8½ x 11″ paper, web pages, etc.) is taller than it is wide, yet most computer displays are wider than they are tall (and the newer wide screen ones are much wider). So often you’ll have unused screen space on the sides of your browser, while wishing you could stretch your web browser or word processor into that space at the bottom where the Dock is.

Fortunately it takes just a few seconds and a couple clicks to move your Dock to the side of your screen. Now you can stretch your windows to the bottom of your screen and often get another paragraph in view. [click to continue…]


Hi Mom, since you want easy access to your recently installed Google Chrome, this video shows you how to permanently add an icon for it (or any application) to your Mac Dock.

I show you two different ways to drag an icon to your Dock, how to rearrange icons on your Dock, and how to remove them. [click to continue…]

{ 1 comment }

Hi Mom, today I’ve got a quick tip that will help you more easily start any of the program (also known as applications) on your Mac. I show you how to quickly add a shortcut to the Applications folder right on your Dock. [click to continue…]