Category Archives: OS X Tips
Need to take a quick Photo Booth picture without the 3-second delay? Hit OPTION while clicking the shutter button below the picture. Voila!
Do you sometimes click the wrong icon when choosing an application from the dock? Instead of waiting for the application to launch before quitting, use this handy shortcut. As soon as you the wrong icon, right click on it (or … Continue reading
Need an easy way to scroll down or up in a web browser without using a mouse? Here’s the tip for you. To scroll down in a web browser (ie. Safari and Firefox), press the SPACE BAR. Continue to press … Continue reading
Have you ever needed to adjust the sound during a presentation but had to subject everyone to sound alerts when doing so? A great tip is to press the “Shift” key with the volume adjustments keys. This allows you to … Continue reading
Thanks to Nate Javellana for this tip: When you use the Apple key and TAB key to scroll through applications that you have opened, you can also quit an application from the same menu. While continuing to hold the Apple … Continue reading
Here is a really cool feature in iTunes that is often overlooked: “Show Duplicates”. This is especially good for people that download music from multiple sources and don’t take the time to check each song that will be downloaded. (I’m … Continue reading
This keyboard command allows you to quickly access your open applications and documents. Simply click and hold the APPLE key, then click the TAB key to scroll through the window that appears. When you find the application you’d like to … Continue reading
Try this tip: Hold down “Option” (Alt) and click on the desktop or another application and it will instantly hide the first application you were in.
PC users frequently lament that Macs don’t have an equivalent to the PC delete key. The Mac delete key is actually the PC backspace key. There actually is a delete key on Macs: Fn-Delete. Try it out!
Here’s a tip about copying and pasting.Watch this! video Note: You are reminded that if you copy information from the internet, the information should be cited and Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines adhered to.
This is a great tip to reply or forward to only a fraction of an email! In the Entourage application, highlight some text from the email you received. Then when you press reply or forward, only this portion will be … Continue reading
By default, when you drag a file, it simply moves it. However, there are times where you’d like to drag it in the same way but copy it instead. Try this: hold down OPTION KEY when dragging the files and … Continue reading
Use this tip when a file opens in the wrong application. For example, if I want a jpg file to open in Adobe Photoshop Elements instead of Preview. Click on the file, hold, and drag the file to the icon … Continue reading