Edit: After half day, my wife’s Mac started having the same problem. I have then applied the solution that I found in the Apple
Personalizing MAC OS – The Easy Way Out
One of the most striking features of MAC is the appealing and alluring nature of its OS. MAC has taken an overdrive with respect, even when compared to the giants of MS Windows. Although the personalization of MAC OS isn’t any grim task, with little guide and tips on it you could make the best out of the personalization features of MAC. All these guidelines are based on the very core information of MAC OS and internet; however it includes some very exciting aspect that most people would find themselves unaware of.
Give your browser a nippy kick-start. There are quite a few very astounding applications and other tool that could brighten up your MAC OS. Although, you are ought to be cautious of all such scams and bogus applications that are meant to harm your operating system, including the risk of transmitting virus into the hard disks. These are the result of sly handiwork by the competitors who wish to degrade the standard of MAC Operating Systems. UNO is one of the reputed interface tools that could prove one potential gem for your OS. Just download it from renowned site sharing sites with the likes of Brother Soft etc. Do not ever use File Hippo and other sources for these download as viruses are most often transmitted from these open files’ platforms. Once downloaded on your PC, the simple user interface would prompt to make some very alluring amendment to the outlook of the basic interface of MAC OS. Also get a very fascinating set of icons for MAC on Monliff.com.
Go through the inbuilt functions to personalize your desktop and other menus, interface etc. You could select your favorite ones from a wide range of ‘desktop gadgets’ that could not only make your desktop pretty much attractive, but also that would give an informative touch to it. The most preferred ones include the like of weather gadget, news from reputed sources like BBC and FOX news etc. Although there are quite a few gadgets being developed by private companies, you are better advised to stick with the official ones developed by MAC itself. This would not mean that you will have to confine yourself within a limited range officially included in the MAC OS, but you could download heaps of quite innovate and most recent desktop gadgets from the official webs tore of MAC. According to reports, there are about hundreds of new gadgets hitting the scene on weekly biases. Try out them.
Keep your desktop clean and tidy. No matter how much time and effort you spend on personalizing it, it would not look alluring unless it is kept pour out and clear of unwanted content. First of all make sure that there are no unwanted icons and folders lying around on the desktop. Make an effort to delete unessential short-cuts. Go through each and every item on it, and look for all those separate files and images placed around without any folder. You are better recommended to keep them in distinct, compact set of folders. As far as the shortcuts to programs is concerned, there is no real need to place them on the desktop. The ‘Quick launch’ menu itself is very handy and approachable and despite this fact making it accessible from Desktop is certainly out of question. Instead of filling your Desktop with above mentioned content, you would do much good by filling it with fine-looking images and gadgets etc.
There are some exceedingly handy tips with respect to the background. Most often MAC users opt to keep a dull-looking background, and then drag it on for days and months. Okay, it could be quite a tiresome task to change one every now and then, but then as the title states- there is an easy way out! The ‘personalizing function’ of the MAC OS, especially of X Lion is designed to keep changing the screensaver after a specified period of time. This could range from several seconds to an extent of few days. In addition, there are some exceptionally remarkable applications that are designed to perform the similar function, furthermore it itself downloads interesting images from the web and then use them on the Desktop.