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Find several of long-time Mac author Sharon Zardetto's current ebooks at Take Control Books.

SideFolders allows fast access to frequently used files

Create your own lists so you can have any folder and document hierarchy you want in SideFolders's panel without changing the locations of the actual folders and documents.

MailTags 3 is an excellent add-on for Apple's Mail app

MailTags 3.0.2 adds a superb level of functionality to Apple's native Mail that you won’t be able to live without once you’ve tried it.

Inside the mysteries of Mission Control

Mission Control provides a bird's-eye view of all your open applications and windows. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about using OS X's screen-clutter controller.

Frequently Asked Questions about Spotlight

Find files faster by learning the basics, and then some, of using OS X's search engine

Tame Lion's Resume features

Vexed by spontaneously opening apps and windows in Lion? Take control of what opens when with these tips.

Five keyboard shortcuts you should set up now

Why are you opening the same menus and submenus, looking for the same commands again and again? Access menu commands across apps with these time-saving tips.

Five unexpected uses for the Option key

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The unsung hero of the keyboard, the Option key can reveal alternative commands and unlock all sorts of hidden features. Here are five of Sharon Zardetto's favorite Option key tricks.