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Sometimes, .zip files (and other archives) don't unzip when you double-click them. When that happens, there are a couple of other things you can try.
Many of us rely on keyboard shortcuts to work with our Macs more efficiently. But such reliance presents a problem: How to remember and manage all those shortcuts? Rob Griffiths has a few tips.
If you find trips to the Print dialog box tedious, you can skirt that dialog box by printing from within the Finder. Chris Breen explains how.
In earlier versions of Mail, you could easily search for all messages from a given domain (macworld.com, for example). In Lion, such searches became a lot harder. Here's how one Hints reader does it.
Recent Items is a great way to quickly open what you want. Here’s how to customize the setting in Lion.
Disconcerted that your carefully laid out desktop spaces move about as you switch to different applications? A system preference option will set things straight.
The Mission Control preference pane offers a limited set of keyboard shortcuts for triggering both Mission Control and Dashboard. But if you want to use a shortcut not included in that limited palette, there is a way.
By enabling you to insert frequently used snippets of text, clippings are one of BBEdit's most powerful tools. In an excerpt from his ebook Take Control of BBEdit, Glenn Fleishman explains how to use clippings to save time and keystrokes.
Want your favorite apps to launch as soon as your Mac boots? Follow this shortcut.
If you want your deleted files to be really, completely, totally gone, emptying the trash isn't enough. Chris Breen provides other options.
Vexed by spontaneously opening apps and windows in Lion? Take control of what opens when with these tips.
You've configured your Mac to automatically login to a particular account but now you'd like to switch to a different account. Are there any shortcuts? Perhaps not as many as you'd like.
You might know Evernote as a great tool for clipping stories from the Web and collecting recipes. But you not have considered how useful it can be for business, too. David Sparks explains how he does just that.
You know that dark linen-pattern background that Apple's been using everywhere lately--the Lion login window, for example? If you like it, you can use it as your desktop background. Kirk McElhearn explains.
There are plenty of ways to assign a color label to a file or folder in the Finder. But one OS X Hints reader seems to have found a new one.