Delete Junk Message When in Mail App

Delete Junk Message When in Mail App

Not sure why Yahoo Mail doesn’t allow you to block spam in IMAP, but in OS X’s Mail App you can set the preferences to delete spam upon closing Mail App. With the Mail App open select Preferences, then highlight the account and choose Mailbox Behaviors and under the Junk option select “Delete junk messages when: Quitting Mail” Once you close out of Mail App the Junk messages will delete. You can use this setting with other email providers. I use it also have set this in  iCloud.  

Regain Access to the Previous Version of Disk Utility in El Capitan

Regain Access to the Previous Version of Disk Utility in El Capitan

Do you miss the interface and features of Disk Utility prior to OS X El Capitan? Well, I found a way to get back to it (sort of), but it was by dumb luck. While trying to fix my install of OS X El Capitan. I had erased the hard drive using Disk Utility via the Recover Partition. I then decided to reboot, which of course did not bring up an OS. I then attempted to boot into the Recovery Partition (CMD + R) again. Upon the successful reboot I was in a version of OS X Mavericks, which then to my surprise showed the version of Disk Utility I had missed since upgrading to El Capitan. I am not completely sure why the Mavericks Recovery Partition came up, but it was a nice discovery. I then started to think, … Read more

Right Size Columns in OS X’s Finder

Right Size Columns in OS X’s Finder

When using column view in Finder some names of files are longer than the given space.  An easy way to view the full name is to right size the column.  When you right click on the column handle you are given 3 options. Right Size This Column – This option makes the most recent column the width of the longest name in the column. Right Size All Columns Individually –  This option makes each individual column the size of the longest name in the column. Right Size All Columns Equally – This option makes each column the widest length on each column.

iChat with Facebook Friends

I am not very fond of using browser based applications to chat with friends and family over the web.  In chatting with my Facebook family and friends, which most of whom are not OS X users, I found the Facebook user interface to be poor. An alternative presented itself in the form of OS X’s iChat program.  As of February 2010 iChat users gained access to create a generic Jabber account to chat with Facebook users as a result of Facebook’s chat being powered by Jabber/XMPP. To set up iChat to interface with Facebook follow these steps. Open iChat Click on Preferences and go to the Account Tab Click on the plus sign and add a new account Select a Jabber account from the Drop Down Menu Enter the following yourusername@chat.facebook.com.  (Your user name can be found via Facebook’s Account settings page.) Enter your … Read more

My Apple Life

In his editor’s note in the March 2010 edition of Macworld, Jason Snell penned a great quote “ The entire point of Apple’s products is that they are not interchangeable with anybody else’s. Only one company makes Macs, iPhones, and iPods, and that’s Apple.” That statement was never more truer then after last nights experience I had trying to hack my Apple TV with Boxee. The hack ended up rendering my Apple TV useless, leading me to  a factory restore (hold down the menu button and the minus button at the same time until it reboots). In the past I loved to tinker with computer related equipment and normally the Boxee hack would have proceed, that was until I purchased my first Mac back in 2006. You see I have swallowed the Apple Kool-Aid and like a cold glass of … Read more