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How-To Factory Reset MacBook Air and other macs with macOS

21/11/2017 Comments off

There are many reasons why you’d want to reset your MacBook Air to factory settings. Perhaps your Mac is showing just a too much little lag. Maybe you want to reset for better overall performance, are thinking of giving away or selling your MacBook after you purchase or receive the latest Mac model. For whatever reason, you need to set your Mac back to its factory defaults.

 

Since our Macs hold so much of our personal and private data, it’s imperative to clean out our machines when selling or giving away our favorite older Macs. And it’s particularly useful for the new user to have a nice clean machine that’s returned to its native factory state.

 

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Where to Set Environment Variables in Mac OS X

20/11/2017 Comments off

At the command line, environmental variables are defined for the current shell and become inherited by any running command or process. They can determine anything from the default shell, the PATH, the users home directory, to the terminal emulation type, current working directory, where a history file is located, language and localization settings, and going further to include shell variables, which include everything from customizations to the bash prompt, colorized ls output, and changes to terminal appearance, to aliases, and much more.

 

Let’s walk through how to list environment and shell variables, and then how to set and add new environment variables at the command line of Mac OS X.

Displaying Current Environment & Shell Variables in Mac OS X

To quickly get a list of environmental variables, you can use the following command:

printenv

If you want to see a complete list of shell variables, the ‘set’ command can be issued as well:

set

The output of these commands can be lengthy so you may wish to pipe the output through the less or more commands.
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High Sierra Problems: How To Fix The Most Common Macos Issues

30/10/2017 Comments off

The excitement of installing a new version of macOS, especially if its a High Sierra 10.13, is only tempered by the possibility of it not working properly or not being compatible with the apps you use most.

Before you begin upgrade to MacOS make a bootable backup

If you haven’t started the process of upgrading yet, check if the Mac is compatible with macOS High Sierra and make a bootable backup. 

Do it now, before you do anything else. If things go disastrously wrong at least you’ll be able to boot from macOS’ Recovery partition and migrate all your data back to your Mac. You can use any backup tool you like – Apple obviously favours Time Machine, but you don’t have to use it. You can use, for example, Get Backup Pro, which comes with your Setapp subscription. Don’t have a Setapp subscription? Click here to sign up.

Common MacOS High Sierra Problems

While most new versions of macOS are relatively problem-free, it’s not unknown for users to have issues – particularly with a beta or .0 release. Thankfully most are easy to resolve. Here’s how to fix the most common High Sierra issues.

High Sierra Installer Won’t Download

If you’re trying to download the macOS High Sierra installer, you’ll need to have signed up to App Store. If you’ve done that, and managed to start the downloading process only for it to fail, force quit the App Store app.

  1. Press Cmd-Alt-Esc or go to the Apple menu and choose Force Quit.
  2. Select the App Store app and confirm you want to force quit.
  3. Re-launch the App Store and try downloading again.

Macos High Sierra Won’t Install

If the download completes successfully but the installation doesn’t finish, force quit the installer using the same procedure as above. 

  1. Restart your Mac
  2. Launch the App Store app and go to the Purchases tab. 
  3. Find macOS High Sierra and click Install. 

If that doesn’t work, try deleting the downloaded installer (it’s in your Applications folder) using CleanMyMac and download it again.

If you have a copy of macOS Server in your applications folder, that may be the root of the problem. Delete it and try again.

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If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won‘t turn on or is frozen

30/10/2017 Comments off

If your device has a frozen screen or doesn’t respond when you touch it, or becomes stuck when you turn it on, learn what to do.

If your screen is black or frozen

If your screen is black or frozen, you might need to force restart your device. A force restart won’t erase the content on your device. You can force restart your device even if the screen is black or the buttons aren’t responding. Follow these steps:

  • On an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.
  • On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Side and Volume Down buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
  • On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

If your device still won’t turn on or start up

Plug in your device and let it charge for up to one hour.

After a few minutes, you should see the charging screen. 

 

If you don’t see the charging screen within an hour, or you see the connect to power screen, check the jack, USB cable, and power adapter. Make sure that everything is plugged in firmly, free of debris, and not damaged. You might want to try a different USB cable or power adapter.

If your device still doesn’t turn on, see what to do next.

If your device turns on but gets stuck during start up

If you see the Apple logo or a red or blue screen during startup, try these steps:

  1. Connect your device to a computer and open iTunes. If you don’t have a computer, try to borrow one, or go to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider for help. 
  2. While your device is connected, force it to restart. 
    • On an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
    • On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery-mode screen.
    • On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  3. Don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.

 

  1. When you get the option to restore or update, choose Update. iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without erasing your data.

iTunes will download the software for your device. If it takes more than 15 minutes, your device will exit recovery mode and you’ll need to repeat steps 2 and 3.

 
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La liste des touches utilisables sur un Mac lors du démarrage

16/10/2017 Comments off

Si vous êtes l’heureux propriétaire d’un Mac, j’imagine que vous savez qu’en cas de problème technique, il est possible au démarrage de l’ordinateur de remettre à zéro certaines mémoires (PRAM, NVRAM) ou de partir sur un mode recovery.

Mais à chaque fois, ces raccourcis clavier à faire au démarrage du Mac sont une galère à retrouver. C’est pourquoi je vais tous les passer en revue ici et vous n’aurez plus qu’à bookmarker cette page pour la prochaine fois.

Pour utiliser ces raccourcis, vous devez d’abord éteindre complètement l’ordinateur, puis le rallumer, et immédiatement dès que vous avez appuyé sur le bouton d’allumage, maintenir enfoncées les touches suivantes :

Shift (maj) : Permet de démarrer le Mac en mode « safe ». C’est à dire en mode de base, sans toutes les applications que vous auriez pu installer au démarrage. Cela permet de savoir si votre souci est provoqué par une de vos applications ou par un processus propre au système macOS.

Option (alt) : Lance le gestionnaire de boot qui vous permettra de choisir le disque sur lequel vous voulez booter.

Command + R : Démarre en mode récupération (Recovery Mode). Cela vous permettra de remettre à zéro votre Mac, de réinstaller macOS, de restaurer une TimeMachine, ou d’utiliser la ligne de commande ou l’utilitaire de disques pour réparer ou formater un disque dur.

Shift + Command + Option + R : Lance aussi le mode Internet Recovery. C’est comme le mode de récupération décrit ci-dessus sauf que tout se lance à partir d’Internet. Cela permet de réinstaller macOS ou autre, même quand la partition de récupération est totalement HS.

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