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Import & export Safari bookmarks

(OS X Lion / Mountain Lion)

Import bookmarks into Safari

  1. Open Safari if it is not already open.
  2. Choose File > Import Bookmarks.
  3. Browse to find the file that contains the bookmarks you want to import, and then click Import.Normally the file has “.html” or “.plist” at the end of its name.

Export bookmarks from Safari

  1. Open Safari if it is not already open.
  2. Choose File > Export Bookmarks.
  3. Specify a location for the exported file.The file’s name is “Safari bookmarks.html.” Most browsers are able to import this type of file.

Sync the Bookmarks Between a MacBook & an iPad

  1. Connect the iPad to the MacBook using the USB cable.
  2. Launch iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.
  3. Click the “Info” tab near the top of the iTunes window.
  4. Place a check mark in front of the “Sync Safari Bookmarks” option in the “Other” section near the bottom of the screen.
  5. Click the “Sync” button to sync the bookmarks between the MacBook and the iPad.

September 19, 2013 Posted by | Apple, Hardware, iPad, iPod, Lion OS, Mac Mini, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion, OS X, Safari | , , , , | Leave a comment

Problem installing Mac OS – How to fix

Its a bit strange…but good to know that!!! Tried it…and it worked.

I got myself into this cruise boat with out auto pilot.  After wiping my entire drive, and rebuild the RAID, I wondered “HOW could it be possibly not to install any version?”  The answer is PRAM.  You need to reset your PRAM. Your Mac stores certain settings in a special memory area even if it is turned off.  On Intel-based Macs, this is stored in memory known as NVRAM; on PowerPC-based Macs, this is stored in memory known as PRAM.

Information stored in NVRAM / PRAM includes:

  • Speaker volume
  • Screen resolution
  • Startup disk selection
  • Recent kernel panic information, if any

How to do?

  1. Shut down your Mac.
  2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.
  5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  6. Release the keys.

After resetting NVRAM or PRAM, you may need to reconfigure your settings for speaker volume, screen resolution, startup disk selection, and time zone information. Also OS X does not store network settings in NVRAM / PRAM.


September 17, 2013 Posted by | Apple, Lion OS, Mac Mini, Macbook Pro, Mountain Lion, OS X | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Active directory users joining from Mac machine

Active Directory

Joining a Mac to the Domain on Mac OS X


Click Users & Group from System preference and click Unlock button


Select the Network Account Server by clicking “Edit” button…this will open the below screen option., then click “Open Directory Utility…


Unlock the edit button and click the Active Directory to select and bind


When you click the edit button, next screen will open to type

  • Active Directory Forest:
  • Active Directory Domain:
  • Computer ID

after typing all the above values, click “Bind

Here another screen will appear to enter Domain Administrator and Password for bind process. type the information and click ok

If the details are correct, below screen will appear with the GREEN button, showing that you have successfully bind the AD to your machine.


After the Bind process to the domain, Expand the “Show Advanced Option” and select the “User Experience” and check the following.


Above selection of “Create mobile account at login”, is only for, if the AD user wants to login at offline mode. This can only be done, if the AD user has logged in once at the on-permises time, so that the system can cached it.

Click ok and go back to Users & Group

Click the “Option” button from “Allow network users to log in at login window”


Another screen will default “All network Users” is selected (if you want to keep all the AD users to log into this computer, keep it as it is or select “Only these network users” and then click the “+” button at the bottom. This will open another window with all the AD users list. Select the user that you want to add and click “Done”


Now go back to the Users & Group, click the Login Option and select the “Display login window as”


If you select “List of users” then this will show only all the active users in that machine at the login time.

If you select the “Name and Password” option, then you can type the user name and the password.

To give the AD user, LOCAL ADMIN right, at the Users & Group Login option, Select the user and then check mark the “Allow user to administer this computer”


Now you are good to go…now unlock the “Login Option” to save the settings and prevent from unauthorised mistakes

Restart the Mac machine and login


July 1, 2013 Posted by | Active Directory, Apple, Mac Mini, Macbook Pro, Microsoft, Mountain Lion, Software | Leave a comment

Apple World Wide Developers Conference – 2012

WWDC 2012…Scheduled between June 11 and 15 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, the conference has been known for launching Apple’s newest products, software, and technologies. Rumors circulating around the web are pointing towards a MacBook Pro refresh, the release of OS X Mountain Lion and announcements surrounding the hotly anticipated release of iOS 6, Apple’s reported next-generation mobile operating system…etc. Mountain Lion is one of the highlights of WWDC 2012, and with the new operating system, Apple might announce the redesigned MacBook Pro that sports the MacBook Air-like design (with no optical drive) and will come with a new processor, a new iSight camera and might ship with 4G LTE support…..


May 20, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Articles, iOS6, Macbook Pro, WWDC | , | Leave a comment


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