The Mac Fix-All – inQuo’s Tech Tip Tuesday Newsletter Volume 5

This one is for all of you Mac users out there.  If you have a PC, please do not read this.  We don’t want you PC people knowing that Mac’s can actually have problems.  I mean the commercials only talk about PC problems….

Ok, are they gone?  Alright Mac users, we all know that after a while, our glorious and shining lights that are our beloved Apple computers can sometimes start to develop some quirks.

  • Perhaps one of the cool keyboard shortcuts starts misbehaving.
  • Maybe you start getting corrupt fonts.
  • Or, when you run an Adobe software update, you start getting the Spinning Beachball of Death.

Before you curse Steve Jobs and decide to jump on the Windows bandwagon, here are some steps to perform what we like to call


  1. Go to Utilities and open Disk Utility.
  2. Click on your main hard drive, the one that the operating system is installed on (usually called Macintosh HD).
  3. Click the button labeled Verify Disk Permissions.  It may take a few minutes to run through the check.
  4. Now click on Repair Disk Permissions.  Again, it may take a few minutes to complete this scan and repair.
  5. Reboot the computer once the scan is complete.
When troubleshooting any problems on a Mac, this is the first thing we try, and many times, it will resolve the issues.

One Response to The Mac Fix-All – inQuo’s Tech Tip Tuesday Newsletter Volume 5

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