This is How You Open PKG Files to Investigate What Will Be Installed on Your Mac

Two simple ways to open PKG files to investigate what will be installed on your Mac.

Not all Mac apps come from the Mac App Store. And many third party Mac apps come as .pkg files. Some .pkg files come from trusted sources ( like Apple ), others don’t.

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This Built-in Tool Prevents Your M1 or M2 Mac from Going to Sleep

Prevent M1 or M2 Macs from going to sleep with a built in tool that anybody can use.

Computers go to sleep as a way to save energy and prevent unnecessary wear on your hardware.

You can prevent your M1 or M2 Mac running macOS Monterey from going to sleep with a built-in tool.

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Easily Convert Images to WebP on Linux and macOS

Learn how easy it is to convert images to WebP on Linux and macOS. Converting WebP to PNG is just as easy. The same with GIFs

WebP is a modern, open source, image format that provides superior lossless and lossy compression ( as well as animation and alpha transparency ) for images on the web.

There are a lot of online tools that will allow you to convert your images but, why upload your images on a random server when you can easily convert them right on your computer?

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Enable This Secret Scroll Gesture to Reveal App Windows on macOS Monterey

There’s a secret scroll gesture that you can enable to easily reveal all of an app’s windows on macOS Monterey

macOS comes with plenty of gestures for the magic trackpad/magic mouse. Some of them are enabled by default, some of them you can enable in your System Preference and others are simply hidden.

Just like this secret scroll gesture that you can enable to easily reveal all of an an app’s windows.
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Enable The Hidden Single-Application Mode in macOS Monterey

Learn how to easily enable the hidden single-application mode in macOS Monterey to boost productivity

Back in 1999, Steve Jobs showed off the new Finder in Mac OS X. It ran in single-application mode, meaning that when you switch from one app to another the first app would be automatically minimized.

23 years later, this feature is still pretty useful, especially if you want/need to maximize productivity while working in a specific app and quickly remove all distractions.

You don’t need to install a third party app because the feature is still built-in, but not enabled.

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HOW TO: Apply Custom GTK Themes to Flatpaks

an easy and fast way to apply a custom GTK theme to your flatpaks

This is a short and sweet tutorial on how to apply custom GTK themes to your flatpaks.

By design flatpaks are limited in what they can access. However there’s an easy way to apply a custom theme to your flatpaks.

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Bottles Allows You to Easily Run Windows Software on Linux

Bottle a front end to WINE that makes it dead simple to run Windows apps on Linux.

Switching from Windows to Linux is easy. However, there are some apps that you simply need run Windows in order to use them. That shouldn’t hold you back.

One option ( besides dual-booting ) would be to run a Windows virtual machine.

Another option would be to run those apps in WINE – a Windows emulator ( which is ironic because WINE stands for Wine Is Not an Emulator ).

If you choose WINE, or you’re already using WINE, you should take a look at Bottles – a front end to WINE that makes it dead simple to run Windows apps on Linux.
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