Don't-Miss OS X Stories
Because Apple hosts a fully-functional version of its iPod nano Mickey Mouse clock face on its website, you can put a working copy of it in Dashboard.
What can you do with the Tab key? Zoom around the Finder and your favorite apps, among other useful tricks. Sharon Zardetto shows you how.
Did you know you can copy and paste a whole lot more than just text and graphics? When you start in the Finder, you can use the Copy command to lift all sorts of information from a selected Finder item. Here are some of Sharon Zardetto's favorite tricks.
From hiding and quitting applications to transferring information between documents, the Application Switcher can help you throughout the day.
In the quest for greater productivity, Mac users have an unlikely ally—the spacebar. Here are five things you didn't know the spacebar could help you do.
Sharon Zardetto shows how you can use help tags (formerly known as tooltips) to find the full name or path of a file in the Finder, get a quick summary of a help topic, learn all about a font, and more.
When Ted Landau updates his Mac Pro from Snow Leopard to Mac OS X 10.7.2, things start slowing down. He dons his detective hat and tries to track down the cause of the problem.
The unsung hero of the keyboard, the Option key can reveal alternative commands and unlock all sorts of hidden features. Here are five of Sharon Zardetto's favorite Option key tricks.
The Esc key has long been the “get me outta here” panacea for many things: canceling a dialog box, getting rid of a button-less splash screen, you name it. Here’s a handful of less-than-obvious solutions the Esc key provides.
Since upgrading to 10.7.2, you may have encountered an unusual hang after opening files in certain applications. There's a fix!
Lion lets you display Finder windows organized by application category. But many apps don't have categories set. Here's a hint on how to add categories to apps that are missing them, or change existing app categories.
Lion's FileVault 2 can be used to protect your data by encrypting your Mac's hard drive. Interested in using FileVault 2, but don't know where to start? Macworld senior contributor Glenn Fleishman has a complete guide to FileVault 2.
For many of us, the Save and Save As commands were almost second nature, crucial pieces of the way we worked that allowed us to create new documents based on old ones, keep track of different versions, even copy files to new locations. Lion changes all that.
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.