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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

Readers ask about the necessity of running permissions fixes regularly among other topics.

By June 7, 2013


Options for previewing fonts in OS X

There are several ways to view a typeface in OS X before you use it in your document.

By May 1, 2013


Use OS X Finder shortcuts in Open and Save dialog boxes

Several handy shortcuts may facilitate saving and opening files.

By April 19, 2013


Tip: Generate preview images for a collection of documents

You can use a terminal command to save generated previews of documents.

By March 29, 2013


How to fix a malfunctioning OS X QuickLook feature

Apple has numerous "at your fingertips" options in OS X, including icon previews, coverflow and column-view previews, as well as QuickLook and Dashboard. Of these, QuickLook is one of the most useful in allowing you get a brief bit of information about an item that does not have a preview option, or a more detailed look at the contents if the item does have a preview. If for some reason the QuickLook feature stops working there are several things you can try to get it up and running again.

By May 7, 2010


Tip: Enable QuickLook's X-Ray folders in OS X

When you invoke QuickLook on a folder in OS X, you are shown the folder icon along with some information about the folder. While this is convenient, QuickLook does contain a hidden "X-ray" feature that allows you to preview items in the folder, similar to the option in Windows where pictures are displayed in the enclosing folder's icon.

By April 22, 2010


Fixing Quick Look issues in OS X

Apple's Quick Look document previewing feature is convenient, but may not always work properly.

By January 9, 2012


OS X 10.7.1 fails to address prominent Lion issues

Apple's latest version of OS X Lion is just a small driver and core services update that does not appear to address some prominent issues people are having with their systems.

By August 17, 2011


Tip: Organize PDFs with iTunes

PDF documents are exceptionally popular, and having an option for organizing them is a necessity for some people. One option you can try is to use iTunes as a PDF organizer.

By March 16, 2011


Mac OS X 10.5.x Special Report: QuickLook limitations

Mac OS X 10.5.x Special Report: QuickLook limitations

By November 29, 2007