Don't-Miss OS X Stories
You don't need to buy an expensive program to add comments or notes to a PDF. Here's how to use Apple's built-in application, Preview, to do it all.
A reader finds his Mac too crowded with open application windows and seeks a way to hide them. Chris Breen offers a few options for uncluttering his life.
You're a Mac user new to Lion who wants to keep that Mac safe and sane. What tools should you have on hand? Chris Breen offers these recommendations.
An earlier hint about applying Finder labels from the keyboard suffered from some annoying limitations. Fortunately there's a better solution to the same problem, and it involves Automator.
The message list in Lion's version of Mail displays each message's date or time received. But with a few System Preferences tweaks, you can make Mail show both the date and the time simultaneously.
You know by now that PowerPC applications won't run on Lion. Given that, wouldn't it be great to get rid of them? AppleScript provides a way.
OS X's Migration Assistant can help you transfer data from one computer or hard drive to another, but it's not the only means by any means. Here's how to migrate data using a cloned drive, Time Machine, and third-party applications.
There's a way to enable keyboard shortcuts for Finder--if you're willing to accept a few limitations.
How do you get everything off of your old Mac and onto a shiny new one? OS X's Migration Assistant can help.
Faced with an iPad full of images and no copy of iPhoto to help you move those images from iPad to Mac, where do you turn? To another application bundled with the Mac OS that you may have missed.
When Apple announced the new AirDrop file-sharing technology in Lion, it said only some Macs could use it. But one Hints reader found a workaround that lets it work on any Mac with Lion and a network connection.
Here's a quick hint for opening unlinked URLs that you encounter in apps like Terminal and BBEdit.
A reader misses the screen-zooming feature he once used with his mouse. Now that he's using a trackpad, he'd like it back. Here's how.
Even if you aren't familiar with the term Cocoa Key Bindings, you may use them daily. Lion changes a specific keyboard shortcut's behavior, and we know how to bring back Snow Leopard's default instead.
Running into trouble using the Lion version of iCal? You're not alone. Here are answers to common problems.