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Five unexpected uses for help tags

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Sharon Zardetto shows how you can use help tags (formerly known as tooltips) to find the full name or path of a file in the Finder, get a quick summary of a help topic, learn all about a font, and more.

Controlling Mission Control with your keyboard

Yes, manipulating Mission Control with a series of swipes or mouse clicks can be cumbersome. Use the keyboard instead.

Six unexpected uses for the arrow keys

Navigate and activate menus, and more, with the often-overlooked arrow keys.

Five unexpected uses for the Control key

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Sure, you’ve nearly worn out your Mac’s Control key using it to open contextual menus. But did you know you can also add Control to common key combinations to access different commands?

Enable iTunes track notifications in the Dock

A Hints reader discovered a cool trick that enables iTunes track notifications in the Dock.

Six unexpected uses for the Application Switcher

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From hiding and quitting applications to transferring information between documents, the Application Switcher can help you throughout the day.

Bugs & Fixes: Running on Empty

Ted Landau reminds all Mac users that when troubleshooting a confounding problem, it pays to notice the forest as well as the trees.

Add a Mickey Mouse clock to your Dashboard

Because Apple hosts a fully-functional version of its iPod nano Mickey Mouse clock face on its website, you can put a working copy of it in Dashboard.

Five unexpected uses for the Tab key

What can you do with the Tab key? Zoom around the Finder and your favorite apps, among other useful tricks. Sharon Zardetto shows you how.

Six unexpected uses for the Application Switcher

From hiding and quitting applications to transferring information between documents, the Application Switcher can help you throughout the day.

Five unexpected uses for the spacebar

In the quest for greater productivity, Mac users have an unlikely ally—the spacebar. Here are five things you didn't know the spacebar could help you do.

Five unexpected uses for help tags

Sharon Zardetto shows how you can use help tags (formerly known as tooltips) to find the full name or path of a file in the Finder, get a quick summary of a help topic, learn all about a font, and more.

Bugs & Fixes: When OS X Lion slows to a crawl

When Ted Landau updates his Mac Pro from Snow Leopard to Mac OS X 10.7.2, things start slowing down. He dons his detective hat and tries to track down the cause of the problem.

Can FileVault 2 and Find My Mac foil thieves?

OS X 10.7.2 includes some significant changes to FileVault that includes some nifty interactions with the new Find My Mac feature.

Five unexpected uses for the Option key

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.