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Uninstalling Mac OS X

OK, so you've hopped straight on the OS X bandwagon - as soon as you possibly could, you installed the "world's most advanced operating system" on your Mac.

How to quit the Finder

In pre-OS X versions of the Mac OS, the Finder is there all the time, even when neither you nor an application is using it. But you can make it go away.

Liven up Stickies

Since Mac OS 7.5, the Mac has had a handy little facility called Stickies. You can even change the colours, with a bit of work.

Customise your keyboard

You may not be aware that the Mac includes numerous different keyboard layouts for different purposes, some of which are actually useful to know about.

Speed up startup

When you hit the "On" button on your Mac, do you immediately sit down and begin doing productive work? Or, like most of us, do you head off to make a quick cup of tea while it goes about the business of starting up?

Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac

With the release of Office 2001, Microsoft's emphasis is not so much on bringing the Mac version ahead of the Windows version, as with making the two work more closely together.

Mac OS - Juggling extensions

It is possible to operate your Mac more efficiently, by juggling around extensions and making sure you're running only the extensions you need to do what you're doing. The way to do this is with the Extensions Manager.

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