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  • RESET FORGOTTEN ADMIN PASSWORD OSX 10.11 EL CAPITAN

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    Reset Forgotten Admin Password OSX 10.11 El Capitan

    The passwords for all accounts on OSX 10.11 El Capitan, OSX 10.10 Yosemite, OSX 10.9 Mavericks and OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion including admin and standard user accounts can be reset and changed when booted from theRecovery Partition on OSX.

    Boot into Recovery Partition

    Reboot into the Recovery Drive by choosing the ‘Apple‘ menu > Restart, hold down the ‘command’ + ‘r’ keys on the keyboard during the start up process when you see the start up screen you can let go. When the machine boots eventually you will see the OS X Utilities screen.

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    Go to the Utilites menu and select Terminal

     

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    At the prompt type ‘resetpassword’ (hit enter)

     

     

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    This launches the Reset Password screen, select the Volume Hard Drive in the top part of the window pane, then for the user that you need to reset select the user account in the lower part then add and confirm the new password and click save, you get a confirmation screen and details about the keychain account.

    Go to the Apple Menu and click Restart to boot back to the normal hard drive and the new password will take effect immediately.

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    Reset Forgotten Admin Password OSX 10.11 El Capitan

  • HOW TO FIND A COMPUTER’S MAC ADDRESS

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    How to Find a Computer’s MAC Address (Windows 7 and Vista) Print E-mail
    How to find a computer’s MAC address in Windows 7 and Vista.Option 1:

    1) Click the Start Orb at the bottom left of your screen.

    2) Type ncpa.cpl into the search box and press ENTER.

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    3) Right-click your Local Area Connection and select Status.

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    4) Click Details and the Physical Address is your MAC Address.

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    Option 2:

    1. Click on the Windows Logo in the bottom left corner.

    2. In the search box, type in cmd and press enter.

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    3. In the command prompt, type in getmac (with no spaces) and push enter.

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    4. The MAC address is labeled Physical Address (denoted by a yellow box below).
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  • CHANGE YOUR OS X ACCOUNT NAME

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    Change the full name

    A user’s full name can be changed by that user or an administrator. The full name doesn’t need to be the same as the account name (short name) or home folder name.

    OS X v10.10 Yosemite

    1. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups.
    2. If the lock icon in the corner of the window is locked, click the icon to unlock it. Enter the admin name and password, if prompted.
    3. From the list of users, open a shortcut menu by Control-clicking the user that you want to rename. Choose “Advanced Options” from the shortcut menu.
    4. Change the name in the “Full name” field, then click OK.

    Credits: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201548

  • MAC OUTLOOK SHORTCUTS

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    So you want to quickly send that email and you too lazy to click on the send button in Outlook for Mac 2011.

    Like me who doesn’t want to remove my hands from the keyboard and just wants to click send via a keyboard shortcut. Coming from Windows where Alt + S does that made me wonder – what’s the Mac equivalent so to quickly send that mail press Command and Enter (COMMAND + RETURN) .

    For a full list of shortcuts please review the reference below – my favourite list is:

    Create a new message COMMAND + N
    Send the open message COMMAND + RETURN
    Save an item COMMAND + S
    Print an item COMMAND + P
    Undo the last action COMMAND + Z
    Redo the last action COMMAND + Y
    Hide Outlook COMMAND + H
    Quit Outlook COMMAND + Q


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    http://office.microsoft.com/en-za/mac-outlook-help/outlook-keyboard-shortcuts-HA102927379.aspx

  • MAC PRINT SCREEN

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    How to Print Screen to a File on the Desktop in Mac OS X

    The basic functionality of taking a screen shot of a window or desktop in Mac OS X takes an complete image capture of the desktop and all open windows and running apps and dumps it to a unique file on the Mac desktop. Each keyboard shortcut will use the pressing of the Command and Shift keys concurrently as the basis for execution, followed by a number or another key:

    • Command+Shift+3: takes a screenshot of the full screen (or screens if multiple monitors), and save it as a file to the desktop
    • Command+Shift+4: brings up a selection box so you can specify an area to take a screenshot of, then save it as a file to the desktop
    • Command+Shift+4, then spacebar, then click a window: takes a screenshot of a window only and saves it as a file to the desktop

    Because this approach effectively ‘prints’ the screen to the desktop as a unique file containing the screen capture, it removes the unnecessary step of having to paste the screen shot into another application and then save it manually. If you’d rather not save the file to the desktop though, you can have it copied to the clipboard instead, which can then be pasted elsewhere just like what happens in the Windows world.

    How to Print Screen to the Clipboard on a Mac

    Saving the capture directly to the clipboard functions a lot more like the Print Screen feature in the Windows world. If you want to do the Mac equivalent of Print Screen, storing the image in the clipboard so that you can paste it into another app or document, these are the commands you’d want to use instead:

    • Command+Control+Shift+3: take a screenshot of the entire screen, and saves it directly to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere
    • Command+Control+Shift+4, then select an area: takes a screenshot of the selection using the rectangular drawing box, and saves it to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere
    • Command+Control+Shift+4, then space, then click a window: takes a screenshot of a window as specified by the hovering snapshot cursor, and saves that capture to the clipboard for pasting