Don't-Miss OS X Stories

When the size column matters

Can't your favorite column arrangements to stick in the Finder's List view? Perhaps you need to update your version of Mac OS.

Create reminders when you aren't in Reminders

It's annoying that Mountain Lion has no built-in way to create new reminders without launching the Reminders app. But you can set up that capability yourself, with an Automator workflow and a keyboard shortcut

Create calendar events more efficiently

Unhappy with how Mountain Lion's Calendar application forces you to edit each and every event? Here are some shortcuts for creating your events.

Find out what's keeping your Mac awake

Sometimes selecting Sleep from the Apple menu doesn't do anything. In that case, there's a Terminal command that'll tell you which processes are keeping your Mac awake.

Bugs & Fixes: Default folder changes in Mountain Lion

The Save dialog for apps that support OS X 10.8's Documents in the Cloud feature makes iCloud the default location for saving a new document. And Ted Landau found that you can't change the default folder location.

Quick Look in Messages, renaming Safari bookmarks

Two quick tips for Mountain Lion, one for previewing graphics in the new Messages app, the other for quickly renaming bookmarks in Safari.

When Documents in the Cloud aren't

I bet you didn't know there was a way to save documents in the cloud from Mail. And, not knowing that, you wouldn't have a clue how to retrieve them. Chris Breen does and explains.

Bugs & Fixes: Two Mountain Lion bugs that crash apps

Ted Landau follows up his look at Mountain Lion troubleshooting with two more OS X 10.8 bugs that can lead to crashes in the affected applications.

Encrypt any disk in Mountain Lion

One of the more interesting (and less visible) new features in Mountain Lion is the ability to encrypt almost any disk, even simple USB flash drives. Here's how to access this hidden option.

Mountain Lion's Save As isn't what it once was

Many rejoiced at the return of the Save As command in Mountain Lion. That joy turned to gloom when the command's behavior wasn't all some expected. Chris Breen explains.

How to save search URLs in Safari 6

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.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Mountain Lion

The good news: The latest version of OS X appears to be a generally stable update. But that doesn't mean a few bugs can't crop here and there. Ted Landau looks at a few issues you may encounter when running Mountain Lion.

Up close with Mountain Lion: Power Nap

For laptop users, one of Mountain Lion's big new features is Power Nap, which can automatically update and sync your Mac while it sleeps. Dan Frakes takes a closer look at how to use this iOS-like feature.