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  • Sumanta 8:36 PM on January 10, 2018 Permalink |
    Tags: command, grab, mac,   

    How to take a ​screenshot in mac? 

     

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    2 easy ways of taking a screenshot in mac are as following:

    1. press command+shift+#
      •  your screenshot will be available on the desktop
    2. among the app’s list search for the app call grab (alternatively in the spotlight search–> type grab.app)
      • open the grab app
      • then type command+3 for the whole screen
      • or type command+4 for selecting any portion of the screen
      • once the desired screen in captured save it to your desired location in finder, quite self-explanatory I suppose
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  • Sumanta 3:20 PM on January 6, 2018 Permalink |
    Tags: adobe, change, default, foxit, mac, , , Reader   

    How to change your default pdf browser in mac? 

     

    pexels-photo-209137.jpegAs a Mac user one might find the need to use various pdf readers like Foxit, Adobe and preview. I use all three, depending on my purpose. And we all generally have a favourite pdf reader in which we want our pdf files to open by default. My preferred one is Foxit.

    So how to change from preview to Foxit or Adobe or vice versa? (More …)

     
  • Sumanta 1:44 PM on December 27, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: apple, DDR3, , mac, SSD   

    SSD versus DDR3 

     

     

    If you are planning to buy a new laptop, you may wonder which of the following specification is better SSD or DDR3. This author will vote for SSD and some of the decision-making tools are s below.

    First of all, what do SSD and DDR stand for? SSD stands for solid state drive and DDR is the abbreviation of the double data rate. In DDR3 the numeric 3 is the version identity of DDR, it came after DDR2. DDR is a type of dynamic random access memory (DRAM).

    SSD is a faster processor than RAM. Unlike hard disk drives, SSD doesn’t require defragmentation, something many old windows users are quite familiar with. SSD consumes less power and almost nil heat.

    Speed and other flexibilities make SSD of choice for many.

     

     
  • Sumanta 6:59 PM on June 3, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: , , mac,   

    After using Chromebook it feels like rest of the leading pc selling companies are doing a scam! 

    Chromebook Photo: Alex Washburn / WiredI was a traditional windows user who finally shifted to chromebook, in search for some relief from some of its negative usage experiences like slowness in all respects, poor battery running hours and cost. Although in recent times a wide range of prices of windows pcs are seen but none of them felt satisfactory to me due to its overall protracted working time and less hours of battery provided energy. So I was almost determined not to let the another windows pc to enter my house again and was exploring the option for buying a mac.

    I have seen mac and was quite overwhelmed with its sleek look and long battery life. We have almost 6 pcs at home all running on windows with no gross satisfaction. If all these money could have been saved probably we could have bought 2 mac laptops. So this time I was quite cautious about grabbing my next laptop. However, mac’s price always makes me feel to sob.

    So thought of giving a try to chromebook. After reading its features and seeing its cheap price I thought to bet my pc buying luck for chromebooks too. Obviously I checked various features of google like docs, sheets etc and also had the long battery life back in my head. So finally I invested about 180 dollars and tried my pc luck with chromebooks.

    After about almost a year of its use, I feel rest of the pcs that are sold is doing scam. If google can provide in such low price a superfast pc with excellent battery life, why others can’t do so. Chromebooks don’t need antivirus, google takes care of everything. What more a customer can want for. Its light weight and super fast nature with long battery hours have made it an ideal pc for me.  Hope chromebooks will inspire the pc world for a revolution low price, long battery life and superfast pcs.

    PS: The above is of writing is based on the author’s own user experience, and not a promotional content.

     
    • The Rocky Safari 7:52 PM on June 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I agree, they are GREAT! I love my Chromebook from Samsung. But you must not mistake, they are not a PC. Windows and Mac offer far more flexibility in running software programs. While ChromeOS and other browsers have the POTENTIAL to eventually run everything online, we aren’t quite there yet.

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    • Dr. Sumanta Saha 7:33 AM on June 4, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi Rocky, you are most welcome to Resonance of life!

      I understand that in technical language pc, laptop, chrome os are different nomenclatures and have their own meanings.

      But there are many people like me who are not tech experts and mistakenly use these words interchangeably to mean computer. Common man generally needs simple softwares for browsing, to watch movies or listen music, do basic works like making powerpoint presentations or working on excel or docs.

      I think you are not totally correct about that everything is online in chrome os, you can see movies ofline using viedeo lan in chrome os (link – https://sumantasaha.com/2015/12/19/google-chromebook-pixel-2015-vlc-media-player-finally-available-on-chrome-os/).

      Besides that you can prepare slides or do work on google docs offline.

      Gmail itself can be explored offline.

      Therefore, with respect to people who don’t require much of computer hardware issues for work, daily regular usage is same whichever computer you use. People commonly use some simple tools for this work. I even completed my project work in chrome book. Being a doctor I don’t need much of technical specifications.

      Nevertheless, I appreciate your comment. Thanks for sharing your inputs.

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    • ijuihjas8 3:51 PM on June 4, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Chrome book and Personal Computers are two different things. I think chrome book seems to be good for u bcz it satisfy your needs well.

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    • Dr. Sumanta Saha 7:12 AM on July 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Please check this out:

      If you can hack a Chromebook remotely, you might get a fat check from Google. The Chrome security team has doubled its top “bug bounty” to $100,000, payable to the first person who compromises a Chromebook or Chromebox machine through the Web.

      Source: http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromebook-bug-bounty

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  • Sumanta 2:49 PM on January 6, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: mac, , , , safari, save, web   

    How to save a ​web page as pdf in safari on mac pc? 

    Saving web pages as pdf in safari browser in mac pc is very easy and convenient. And there are multiple ways do it.

    To start –> simply hit the print button on your safari browser or press command+p.

    A drop-down type screen will appear where there will be a drop-down menu mentioned pdf –> click on it and hit ‘save as pdf’ –> rest is self-explanatory I suppose.

    However, you can do much more in your safari browser.

    If the page you are trying to save as pdf doesn’t fit properly in the preview window (that came up after clicking command+p) then click escape and try the following two options-

    1. Click esc and then set page zoom at 100 points by press command+0 –> now again follow steps as above and the print should happen perfectly.
    2. If the above doesn’t help–> pressing command + p –> then try the other orientation button in the display panel beside where its written orientation–> something like landscape changing

    Finally another amazing feature in mac-safari. You can actually save different web pages as pdf at different folders. How? Follow these steps –

    1. Hit the print button on your safari browser or press command + p
    2. A drop-down type screen will appear where there will be a drop-down menu mentioned pdf –> click on it
    3. From the drop-down menu choose the last option edit menu
    4. Now click the plus sign
    5. Choose your desired folder where you want to save in your mac and hit enter and then ok
    6. No return to the drop-down menu–> you can find the name of the folder you just added.
    7. You can add multiple such folders and also can remove it using the minus sign that can be found beside the plus sign you clicked in step 4
    8. Now while trying to save any page just choose the desired folder from the drop-down panel and every time it will save a lot of your time.
    9. Hope someday safari make the process more simple so that we don’t have to hit the drop down every time.
     
  • Sumanta 8:51 AM on December 19, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: mac, , MSoffice,   

    Clipboard in MS Office in Mac 

    If you are a Mac user and looking for the clipboard function of MS office you might be disappointed to some extent. Unlike in the windows pc, in Mac, the office tools don’t come with the Clipboard function. Therefore, in Mac one has to use the copy paste option repeatedly. In future, such essential feature might show up in Mac to.

     
  • Sumanta 10:38 AM on January 17, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: beneath, browser, , , , mac, pane, ,   

    How to view Gmail​ emails in a preview pane in a browser on pc or mac? 

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    If you prefer to read emails in a browser on your pc or mac, a preview pane at the right or beneath the emails you might need to do the following steps to enable this function.

    1. After opening your Gmail email account click on the ’Settings’ option at the right a wheel type icon

    2. From the drop-down menu click on ‘Settings’

    3. Once the setting’s pane opens click on ‘Labs’

    4. There you will get a search option in which you may type ’preview pane’

    5. Then a lab feature for previewing email in the right pane should be available and enabling it should suffice to enable email display in right preview pane in your inbox

    6. Make sure you save your changes before you leave the lab feature after enabling it

    Now return to your inbox.

    A small button will now be available beside the settings wheel type icon and by clicking it you can choose a view of your choice either to see emails at the right or bottom as you wish. Not only for inbox, the feature generally gets enabled for your folders like junk, sent, draft etc.

     
  • Sumanta 8:40 AM on January 6, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , files, mac, tap   

    How to open files on mac by a tap instead of click? 

     

    Following this easy steps might help:

    • open System Preferences.app (if you don’t know how to find it press command+space  and type in the following except the quote marks ‘System Preferences.app’)
    • once System Preferences open click on the trackpad
    • tick the ‘Tap to click’ option

    Tap option should be enabled now.

     
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