Enabling Root MacOSX

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This tutorial will explain how to enable the root user in OS X. It’s not recommended that you do this but some GNU/ported/custom software requires it. Please remember that enabling the root user can be a security risk if your machine is hooked up to the internet without some sort of protection like a router or a firewall. This has been tested on OS X v10.1.x and 10.2.x. It should work with 10.0.x and any future versions.

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Tab Through All Options

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By default in Mac OS X, you can only tab through the text fields of any window. Have you ever wanted to use your tab button to cycle through the dialog box options or tab through the check box options on a website? Now you can with this hidden gem.

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OSX Basic Beginner Tips

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This tutorial hopes to simply identify some basic stuff for new users of Mac OS X. I recently got a mac, having no previous experience with one. My personal opinion is that it would have been nice to have a guide with certain tips to help get started, even though the general help application is fairly decent. These are completely random tips, but if you’re new and have no idea what you’re doing, this may help. Some are fairly obvious, but it never hurts to have things documented.

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