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Lion Finder offers three different ways to organize your folders: Arrange By, Sort By, and Clean Up By. What does each option do? Can you combine them? Kirk McElhearn explains.
Situation: You've rebuilt your Address Book by hand, but you've unearthed an old Address Book archive. How to preview the contents of that archive (and copy data from it) without importing it? A new account may be the simplest answer.
We've come across even more hints for bending Mission Control to your will.
A simple modifier key allows you to temporarily restore Snow Leopard's three-finger swiping behavior in Lion.
If you've upgraded to Lion, try firing up Time Machine while running iPhoto. Notice something different? That's right, Time Machine and iPhoto are no longer joined at the hip. But there is a way to recover individual images from Time Machine.
There are plenty of third-party tools that will open a selected folder in the Terminal. One Hints reader found a way to do it that's built into OS X Lion.
With the arrival of Lion, figuring out the best way to be prepared for a restore of your drive requires more planning than ever before. Ted Landau walks you through the many options.
Lion's AirDrop feature makes sharing files between computers as simple as drag-and-drop. Here's what's going on behind the scenes to make that magic happens.
By default, Safari won't find strings of text within words when you search; it'll only find words that begin with whatever you're looking for. But a blogger figured out a fix. Also: How to resize Web pages while in full-screen mode.
If you've never used Multi-Touch gestures on your Mac, Lion's new emphasis on them may make you feel as though you're being asked to learn a new language. Which, in a way, you are. Here's how to climb the learning curve as smoothly as possible.
Ted Landau's not yet done with ferreting out Lion conflicts. In this episode he looks at iWow for iTunes issues, video freezes, kernel panics, and HDMI problems with Mac minis. And some good news too.
Apple has released a simple utility for creating a bootable Lion Recovery volume from any external USB drive. While Apple's instructions for using Lion Recovery Disk Assistant seem simple enough, there's a lot more you should know.
You say you want to limit your kids' access to the Internet but not to their Macs and iOS devices? Cock a keen eye at your router.
Joe Kissell shares tips, tricks, and less-than-obvious new features for Apple’s email program.
Mission Control in Lion combines features that were found in Snow Leopard's Spaces and Expose, but it can do more. Three OS X Hints readers suggest ways to assign different desktop pictures to individual desktops, select a different workspace within Mission Control without opening it, and open apps to assigned spaces.