How-To guides for Mac users

How to reveal hidden files on Mac?

Enable temporary and permanent hidden files showing on Mac computers

The Mac computer operating system hides many files and folders within storage - i.e., files are not visible to the user. These are usually system level items, configuration data and other files, most of which are stored within the system library folder. Apple decided that these files should not be visible for all users due to possible issues if the data was modified without proper knowledge. If you have downloaded a file with a name that contains a dot (.), you may be unable to find it, since it will be recognized as a 'hidden' file.

 
macOS reinstallation failed, error code 5010F (3), how to fix?

Error code 5010F (3) appeared while trying to system reinstall Mac operating system via Internet Recovery, how to fix?

Reinstalling the operating system is often the best way to resolve your problems or clean up the Mac to improve performance. To make this process easier, Apple created the Internet Recovery feature, which allows users to perform a full operating system reinstallation via the Internet. This does not require you to download any installation files or require manual input with options that may be confusing (for example, using the Microsoft Windows installation process).

 
How to fix Error NSPOSIXErrorDomain on Mac

Solve Internet access issue with error code NSPOSIXErrorDomain on Mac computers

Today, Internet connections are one of the most common requirements for everyday computer use. Many applications use Internet access for the extensive information and media now stored on the web. Internet use is now so widespread that many users could not conceive working without connecting to the web. Therefore, encountering the NSPOSIXErrorDomain error can pose a major problem, since this issue can occur when attempting using browsers such as Safari. Some reports also suggest that users encounter this problem using other applications.

 
Fix Safari can't verify the website's certificate issue

Safari Can’t Verify the Identity of the Website, how to fix on Mac computers?

The most popular browser for Mac computer users is Safari, which comes together with the operating system and includes browser updates bundled with macOS updates, and other additional features. Despite its popularity, Safari can suffer from software glitches - issues that may be frustrating and confusing. For example, the web browser can display an error message stating that it could not verify the identity of the website (i.e., the detected certificate for the particular website is invalid).

 
Google Chrome opens Blank window when opening external links, how to fix?

How to solve issue when Google Chrome opens Blank window when opening links from other applications on Mac running macOS High Sierra?

Many technical support and guidance websites state advantages of up-to-date software, however, there are also issues with the process of updating. This fact can be verified by visiting technical forums and entering 'updates' into search fields - usually, this will reveal a number of topics reporting issues after system or software updates.

 
Gmail loads into HTML mode on Safari, how to fix?

Google mail system loads only into HTML view mode on Safari, how to fix?

Google mail system is one the most popular systems, and probably it's biggest advantage would be an accessibility from any place where Internet connection exists and also it's compatibility with most web browsers and operating systems. Unfortunately, the Gmail system sometimes struggles as well as all software does. Apple production owners encounters with some issues also, one of the most common would be that people can't see the standard view mode of Gmail, their Safari web browser loads only in HTML view mode.

 

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