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Hold Down The Option Key When Switching Between Apps On Mac To Pull Up A Minimised App

Mac: If you use the handy Command+Tab keyboard shortcut to switch between apps on Mac, you may have noticed that when you select an app you’ve minimised, the app just shows the menu bar and not the window. Turns out holding down the Option key is all you need to do to pull the window up too.


The Long Road Ahead Desktop

Reader Alec submitted this simple, minimal Mac desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and it’s simple, understated, and looks great. Here’s how you can set it up too.


How To Easily Encrypt Files On Mac

Encryption is good for protecting sensitive data you don’t want anyone else to see. If some bad guy nabs your laptop while you’re out at a coffee shop or bar, you can rest assured knowing that the data is encrypted. The process of encrypting files is easy, and I’ll to show you step-by-step how to do it.


The Skyscraper Desktop

Our friend joergermeister is running Windows 10 in this desktop, but as always, has it customised to look and work the way he wants it, and the end result looks great. If you like the look — or even just some of the look — here’s how to get it for yourself.


The Simple Sunrise Desktop

That’s Windows under there if you couldn’t tell, which means Rainmeter is the tool of the day. If you’re unfamiliar with it, our getting started guide to Rainmeter will help you get your bearings.


Microsoft's Evernote To OneNote Conversion Tool Is Now On Mac

Mac: When Evernote changed up its pricing plans, the appeal of Microsoft’s alternative, OneNote, skyrocketed. Unfortunately, the only way to import your notes from Evernote into OneNote was through a Windows-only tool. Now that tool’s on the Mac.


Discord Is The Voice Chat App I've Always Wanted

Discord is a newcomer to the chat scene, but it’s made a big splash. The app provides voice and text chat for groups, with an emphasis on gaming. However, it’s so sweet that I’ve already started using it for everyday chat.


The Momentum Inspired Desktop

Reader geeklibrarian‘s desktop is inspired by Momentum, one of our favourite Chrome extensions, and it looks beautiful. Peaceful and calming, but informative at the same time. Here’s how to get the same look.


Temporarily Speed Up A Time Machine Backup With A Terminal Command

Time Machine is a great service for backing up your computer, and by default it doesn’t use much CPU power to do it. That’s great most of the time, but sometimes you need to get stuff backed up as soon as possible. Defaults-Write points out the Terminal command for doing so.


The Twisted Desktop

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen JonRedcorn2’s customised desktops, but this one was so striking we couldn’t look away — and we had to feature it. Here’s how to get the same look for your computer.


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