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Meetings 2018

Meetings are moving to a new location from November, The Bicycle Shed in Summertown,you can find a map on The Bicyle Shed website. There is a car park nor far from the venue behing Marks & Spences Please be sure you check the email list and web site before each meeting.

Meetings usually include a raffle – get your ticket at the beginning, and listen out for the draw. Previous prizes have included various Software, Flash memory sticks and iPod accessories. There is a small £2 entry fee for meetings: this helps to cover the cost of the venue, and – more importantly – helps towards the prize you might win!

The usual start time 19:30. There is a general pre-meeting gathering, from about 19:00, for general discussion, problem solving and Apple/Mac/iPhone/iPad/iPod AppleTV chat.

Social evenings

Our social evenings are held in the Lamb & Flag, 12 St Giles OX1 3JS, central Oxford from about 19:30.
For location and more details: website

 

Tuesday
9 January

New Year's Resolutions: housekeeping, security and some backup strategies – Plus Q & A

Tuesday
13
February

Social evening: informal chat about everything Apple, Mac & iOS – ask and answer questions face to face

Tuesday
20
February

OxMUG Committee meeting

Tuesday
13
March

 

Tuesday
10 April

Social evening: informal chat about everything Apple, Mac & iOS – ask and answer questions face to face

Tuesday
8
May

Merting tonight is to be held at
5 York Avenue, Headington, OX3 8NS.
N.B. Not York Road which the Avenue abuts.

 

Plenty of parking spaces.

 

Technical meeting

  • A round-up of what's in the news for Apple and relevant IT
  • There will be an opportunity for 'micro-slots' of a few minutes to show & discuss apps / hardware / techniques / cool things that people have come across
  • The Q&A – a quick run-round of what's on people's minds and discussions based on them
  • Problem solving discussions slot to use the OxMUG "hive mind" on your problem

Please use the Contact form and send a message to "Meetings organiser" if you have a suggestion or request to cover a paeticular topic.

Tuesday
15 May

OxMUG Committee meeting

Tuesday
12
June

Social evening: informal chat about everything Apple, Mac & iOS – ask and answer questions face to face.

Tuesday
10 July

Technical meeting

  • A round-up of what's in the news for Apple and relevant IT
  • There will be an opportunity for 'micro-slots' of a few minutes to show & discuss apps / hardware / techniques / cool things that people have come across
  • The Q&A – a quick run-round of what's on people's minds and discussions based on them
  • Problem solving discussions slot to use the OxMUG "hive mind" on your problem

Please use the Contact form and send a message to "Meetings organiser" if you have a suggestion or request to cover a paeticular topic.

Tuesday
14
August

As it's the summer and lots of people are away, there will be no organised social meeting.
Of course, if people would like to go to the pub (Lamb & Flag, St Giles) feel free too.

See the OxMUG members mailing list for details

Tuesday
11
September

Technical meeting

  • A round-up of what's in the news for Apple and relevant IT
  • There will be an opportunity for 'micro-slots' of a few minutes to show & discuss apps / hardware / techniques / cool things that people have come across
  • The Q&A – a quick run-round of what's on people's minds and discussions based on them
  • Problem solving discussions slot to use the OxMUG "hive mind" on your problem

Please use the Contact form and send a message to "Meetings organiser" if you have a suggestion or request to cover a paeticular topic.

Tuesday
18
September

OxMUG Committee meeting

Tuesday
9
October

Social evening: informal chat about everything Apple, Mac & iOS – ask and answer questions face to face.

Tuesday
13
November

Technical meeting
New meeting location The Bicycle Shed in Summertown.

  • A round-up of what's in the news for Apple and relevant IT
  • There will be an opportunity for 'micro-slots' of a few minutes to show & discuss apps / hardware / techniques / cool things that people have come across
  • The Q&A – a quick run-round of what's on people's minds and discussions based on them
  • Problem solving discussions slot to use the OxMUG "hive mind" on your problem

Please use the Contact form and send a message to "Meetings organiser" if you have a suggestion or request to cover a paeticular topic.

Tuesday
20
November

OxMUG Committee meeting

Tuesday
11
December

OxMUG AGM and winter social, see the OxMUG list for further details.

We plan to have our AGM and a Greek banquet dinner at the following:

Acropolis Greek Taverna
146 London Road, Headington, Oxford  OX3 9ED 

11 December at 19:30

Greek banquet platters £18.99

 

 

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Mac Help Tips

Thanks to Peachpit press for these excerpts, click the headings below

 

Add a Saved Search to the Sidebar

When you save a Spotlight search as a smart folder, you have the option of adding it to the sidebar with other predefined searches. Click the Save button near the top of the New Smart Folder window. In the dialog that appears, click the Add To Sidebar checkbox to instruct Mac OS X to add an alias of the folder to the sidebar.

When a Dock Item Jumps Up and Down

At some point you might see a Dock item jumping up and down, over and over, as if it's trying to get your attention. It is. The jumping indicates that a particular application needs you. Click the jumping icon, and that application will "come forward." Then you'll probably see a message on the screen, such as "Do you want to save this document?" or "This application could't do what you wanted." Just do whatever the application wants you to do. This jumping action is different from the "bouncing" you'll see when an icon starts to open. The bounce is little; the jump is big. It's actually kind of cute.

Print as a PDF

The print capability in Mac OS X is useful even if you don't have a printer, or you don't want to make a paper copy of something. Because the Portable Document Format (PDF) is deeply ingrained into the operating system, you can "print" a document to a PDF file. This feature is great for saving receipts of online orders or articles to read later when you may not have an Internet connection. Choose File > Print, click the PDF button, and choose Save as PDF. Specify the file location and any desired metadata or security options, and then click Save to save the PDF to disk.

 

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