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In this follow-up to lending a helping hand to your friends and relatives during the holidays, Chris Breen suggests introducing those same people to some basic Mac OS features that they (and you) may have overlooked.
If Photo Booth power users used to be uncommon, we're about to fix that.
After a quick trip to Terminal, you can use a secret four-finger double-tap to go back to your previous space.
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.
If Lion regularly autocorrects words that you'd prefer it just leave alone, there's an easy fix.
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.
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.
Yes, manipulating Mission Control with a series of swipes or mouse clicks can be cumbersome. Use the keyboard instead.
Navigate and activate menus, and more, with the often-overlooked arrow keys.
Sure, you’ve nearly worn out your Mac’s Control key using it to open contextual menus. But did you know you can also add Control to common key combinations to access different commands?
A Hints reader discovered a cool trick that enables iTunes track notifications in the Dock.
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.
From hiding and quitting applications to transferring information between documents, the Application Switcher can help you throughout the day.
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.