Finder refuses to eject a volume because it’s in use, or Disk Utility complains that it can’t unmount a volume. Here’s what to do about it.
Useful metadata shown in two places, and available as columns in List views. But some things don’t match up, and information changes in front of your eyes.
Don’t use Unicode normalised Form C names for volumes in Disk Utility, as they cause havoc, and prevent Spotlight from indexing volumes.
A growing list of those bugs which are fixed in macOS 11.3, and those which remain.
Do you know what Shift-dragging the edge of a windows does to it? Or Option-double-clicking an edge? Here’s a summary of the window controls you may have missed.
Details the contents of files which are built into Spotlight’s index, its reliance on keys, how apps can perform Spotlight searches, and the three bundled tools for users.
Almost 16 years old, many think it has grown steadily worse. It has faced new challenges such as iCloud, privacy, and APFS backups. Here’s how it works, and how to get the most from it.
UserDefaults and cfprefsd manage the preference system, an amorphous database spread across hundreds of files which can only be controlled in Terminal. It’s time for a change.
Something wrong with the Finder or an app, and you want to trash its preferences? Don’t: macOS will defeat you. Here’s how to do that so it works.
Apparently at random, my main working folder, on an external SSD, vanishes from the Finder. Is this a problem in macOS 11.1?