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Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition by Keir Thomas

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Tip 331Supertip: Turn Off OS X Features

Across various releases of the Mac OS X operating system, the people behind it have added many new features. You might not use all of them. Some of them can be annoying, especially if you’re prone to accidentally hitting the wrong key (for example, activating Mission Control when you didn’t mean to do so).

Here’s a guide to switching off various features of OS X, along with instructions on how to turn them back on again should you change your mind later.

Note that in terms of memory or computer performance, there’s nothing to be gained from turning off operating system features on modern Macs. You should turn off a feature only to remove something that you don’t need and that obstructs your day-to-day ...

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