The version of Safari that comes with OS X Mountain Lion has a new unified search-address field. That can be a big convenience, but it can also be a problem if you want to copy or save the URL of a Google search; the URL doesn't appear in the search-address field, only the search term. But Dan Frakes and others figured out some fixes for that.
Now that Mountain Lion is here, it's time to roll out some reader tips for it. First up: how to quickly pause alerts and banners, and a shortcut for renaming Safari bookmarks.
The iTunes Guy answers questions on a variety of topics.
With files, you may want to look at changes in source code, HTML code, or other data. VisualDiffer will spot these differences for you.
The YouTube app that comes with iOS might be convenient, but it hasn't been updated in years. YouTube's own mobile site is better. Here's how to force iOS to use that site instead of the app for YouTube links.
Log Leech can group system log entries by application or process, something you can only do in your Mac's native Console by running searches.
Keyboard shortcuts can help you save time and keep your hands on my keyboard. Here are 10 of Kirk McElhearn's favorite shortcuts for the applications he uses most.
TuneSpan lets you move parts of your iTunes library to other hard drives, but still use the content for playback and syncing as usual. Kirk McElhearn walks you through how to use it.
A Hints reader wanted to back up his Wordpress blog, but didn't like the available backup plug-ins. So he wrote an AppleScript to do the job and set it to run automatically every day.
We often take it for granted that sound just comes out of speakers, but how they work is interesting -- and important to their placement.
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CommandQ blocks the Command-Q shortcut, displaying a bezel with a progress bar on screen. You have to keep holding the Command and Q keys until the progress bar reaches the end to quit an application.
Normally, when you use the volume and brightness keys on your keyboard to adjust those output levels, your adjustments are made in whole steps on a scale of 1 to 10. But there's a keyboard shortcut that lets you adjust them more finely--and that keyboard shortcut has returned in OS X 10.7.4.
Need a program icon or an image from a template? You can easily access all of an application's graphical elements with this hint.
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