Don't-Miss OS X Stories
If you have the Dock set to disappear when it's not in use, you can make it reappear by moving the cursor to the edge of the screen. But when you do that, there's a slight delay before the Dock actually reappears. Here's how to make it appear immediately.
You have two Macs and you'd like to restart one from the other. Chris Breen offers two solutions for doing just that.
If you use Dropbox to share files with co-workers and clients, you might be surprised to find yourself running out of room on your hard drive. Here's how to find and delete the offending files.
Find files faster by learning the basics, and then some, of using OS X's search engine
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.
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.
Want your favorite apps to launch as soon as your Mac boots? Follow this shortcut.
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 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.