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<ref>How to Customize the Control Center on Mac: https://www.howtogeek.com/699494/how-to-customize-the-control-center-on-mac/</ref>
<ref>How to Customize the Control Center on Mac: https://www.howtogeek.com/699494/how-to-customize-the-control-center-on-mac/</ref>
<ref>How to Pin Control Center Modules to the Menu Bar on Mac: https://www.howtogeek.com/699516/how-to-pin-control-center-items-to-the-menu-bar-on-mac/</ref>
<ref>How to Pin Control Center Modules to the Menu Bar on Mac: https://www.howtogeek.com/699516/how-to-pin-control-center-items-to-the-menu-bar-on-mac/</ref>
* Why You Should Delay Your macOS Upgrades: https://www.howtogeek.com/693434/give-it-time-why-you-should-delay-your-macos-upgrades/

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Mac is the abbreviated name for the Macintosh Operating System (currently in version 10 and abbreviated using the roman numeral "X", as in OS X) and accompanying hardware by Apple.



Macintosh 1

Macintosh 2.0

Mac 4




MacBook Air


Operating Systems

Macintosh OS 1.x-9.x


Macintosh Operating System 10 {roman numeral X} (commonly abbreviated Mac OS X, and referred to as simply OS X) is the name of Apple's proprietary Operating System. It was originally based on a branch of UNIX server.

Cheetah (10.0.x)


Puma (10.1.x)


Jaguar (10.2.x)


Panther (10.3.x)


Tiger (10.4.x)


First introduced the Dashboard feature and its associated "widgets" loosely following W3C Widget spec.

Leopard (10.5.x)


Snow Leopard (10.6.x)


Lion (10.7.x)


Mountain (10.8.x)


Mavericks (10.9.x)


Yosemite (10.10.x)


El Capitan (10.11.x)


Sierra (10.12.x)


High Sierra (10.13.x)


Mojave (10.14.x)


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Catalina (10.15.x)


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Mission Control

"Mission Control" is a view of all the currently open applications on your Mac. It can also have "hot corner" sections defined whereby clicking a specific region of the screen would bring up a preferred/pre-configured application that was not open yet.



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Notification Center

Time Machine

Backup and restore tool.


With Mac Catalyst, you can make a Mac version of your iPad app. Click the Mac checkbox in your iPad app’s project settings to configure the project to build both Mac and iPad versions of your app. The two apps share the same project and source code, making it easy to change your code in one place.

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External Links

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  1. wikipedia: Macintosh#Timeline_of_Macintosh_models
  2. wikipedia: MacBook Air
  3. Use the Mac operating system that came with your Mac, or a compatible newer version: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201686
  4. macOS Mojave - Apple releases 10.14.6 supplemental update: https://www.macworld.com/article/3282418/article.html
  5. macOS Mojave -- Hands-on with 20+ new changes and features (VIDEO): https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/24/macos-mojave-top-features-changes-video/
  6. macOS Catalina - Apple releases 10.15.4 supplemental update: https://www.macworld.com/article/3404520/macos-catalina-everything-you-need-to-know.html
  7. Meet Mac OS X Catalina: https://www.cnet.com/news/meet-catalina-apples-newest-macos/
  8. How to use “Hot Corners” on Mac: https://www.creative-elements.ca/how-to-use-hot-corners-on-mac/
  9. RIP Dashboard, the MacOS Feature I Don't Want to Live Without: https://www.wired.com/story/dashboard-macos-catalina-rip/
  10. Bring back dashboard widgets on Catalina! WTF Apple!: https://www.reddit.com/r/MacOS/comments/ejjtu2/bring_back_dashboard_widgets_on_catalina_wtf_apple/
  11. How to recover Dashboard data in Catalina os Mac?: https://www.catalinaosx.com/recover-dashboard-data-catalina-os/
  12. Dashboard Feature Eliminated in macOS Catalina: https://www.macrumors.com/2019/06/04/dashboard-feature-eliminated-in-macos-catalina/
  13. Lost your Dashboard widgets after upgrading to macOS Catalina? Here are some solutions: https://www.creative-elements.ca/lost-your-dashboard-widgets-after-upgrading-to-macos-catalina-here-are-some-solutions/
  14. Where can I find dashboard widgets on OS Catalina?: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/372519/where-can-i-find-dashboard-widgets-on-os-catalina
  15. Dashboard Widgets On Desktop macOS High Sierra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m57oX0Cc1s
  16. Just installed Übersicht to get widgets on my desktop and couldn't be happier with the result!: https://www.reddit.com/r/MacOS/comments/ge4884/just_installed_übersicht_to_get_widgets_on_my/
  17. Apple dev docs -- Mac Catalyst - UI guidelines: https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/overview/mac-catalyst/
  18. Apple dev docs -- Mac Catalyst - Handling key presses on a keyboard: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/mac_catalyst/handling_key_presses_made_on_a_physical_keyboard
  19. Apple WWDC 2020 - What's new in Mac Catalyst? (VIDEO): https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2020/10143/
  20. MacOS Catalina's iPad apps for the Mac are here, but the story is just getting started: https://www.cnet.com/news/macos-catalinas-ipad-apps-for-the-mac-are-here-but-the-story-is-just-getting-started/
  21. Run iPad apps on Mac - Project Catalyst Explained: https://www.imore.com/ipad-apps-mac-project-catalyst-explained
  22. What is Project Catalyst? Here’s everything you need to know : https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/what-is-project-catalyst/
  23. Mac/Safari -- how to access Accessibility options using Keyboard shortcut: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202562 (shortcut is FN+OPTION+CMD+F5)
  24. How to List Every Terminal Command available on Mac OS: http://osxdaily.com/2017/02/06/list-all-terminal-commands-mac/
  25. Terminal autocomplete - cycle through suggestions: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/24419/terminal-autocomplete-cycle-through-suggestions
  26. How to list all variables names and their current values?: https://askubuntu.com/questions/275965/how-to-list-all-variables-names-and-their-current-values
  27. Terminal Cheatsheet for Mac (Basics): https://github.com/0nn0/terminal-mac-cheatsheet
  28. * 11 Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts to Make You More Productive: https://roadfiresoftware.com/2015/05/useful-xcode-keyboard-shortcuts-for-developers/
  29. Is macOS a Unix distribution?: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/423121/is-macos-a-unix-distribution
  30. Change Jenkins port on macOS: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7139338/change-jenkins-port-on-macos
  31. wikipedia: Dashboard (macOS)
  32. Apple will permanently remove Dashboard in macOS Catalina: https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/4/18652971/apple-macos-catalina-dashboard-widgets-removed-feature
  33. Mac OS X 10.0 (changes from Mac OS classic) - finder: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2001/04/macos-x/9/#finder
  34. What is .DS_Store file on Mac and how to delete it?: https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-ds-store-files-on-mac
  35. Consequences of deleting .DS_Store: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/69467/consequences-of-deleting-ds-store
  36. How to disable the creation of .DS_Store files for Mac users' folders: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-disable-the-creation-of-dsstore-files-for-mac-users-folders/
  37. What is a .DS_Store file?: https://appducate.com/2013/09/what-is-ds_store-file-on-mac-os-x/
  38. Where Does a Screenshot Go on a MacBook?: https://smallbusiness.chron.com/screenshot-macbook-62630.html (Desktop by default, but can configure to go somewhere else like a sub-directory inside "Pictures")
  39. Copy file/folder path in Mac OS X: http://osxdaily.com/2013/06/19/copy-file-folder-path-mac-os-x/
  40. How to copy a file path in OS X: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-copy-a-file-path-in-os-x/ (there are several approaches you can take to reveal and copy full file paths as text in OS X depending on your version)
  41. Brew install JDK 11:
  42. Install latest JDK/Java on Mac using Homebrew: https://pandacodez.com/tutorial/install-latest-jdk-java-on-mac-using-homebrew/
  43. How to install Java 8 on Mac: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/24342886/how-to-install-java-8-on-mac
  44. Install java by Homebrew on Mac: https://medium.com/@at_ishikawa/install-java-by-homebrew-on-mac-d99aff457c1f
  45. HOW TO SET JAVA_HOME ON MAC OS X: http://www.sajeconsultants.com/how-to-set-java_home-on-mac-os-x/
  46. What should I set JAVA_HOME to on OSX: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1348842/what-should-i-set-java-home-to-on-osx
  47. Maven, JAVA_HOME is not defined correctly on Mac OSX: https://mkyong.com/java/maven-java_home-is-not-defined-correctly-on-mac-osx/
  48. How To Remap Fn Keys On Your Mac: https://www.switchingtomac.com/tutorials/osx/how-to-remap-fn-keys-on-your-mac/
  49. Use the developer tools in the Develop menu in Safari on Mac: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/safari/sfri20948/mac
  50. Developer Tools for HTML5 Programming: https://www.wickedlysmart.com/hfhtml5/devtools.html
  51. How to Customize the Control Center on Mac: https://www.howtogeek.com/699494/how-to-customize-the-control-center-on-mac/
  52. How to Pin Control Center Modules to the Menu Bar on Mac: https://www.howtogeek.com/699516/how-to-pin-control-center-items-to-the-menu-bar-on-mac/

See Also

Apple | PC | Computer | Unix | iOS | Objective-C/Swift | Safari