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Five unexpected uses for the Tab key

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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.

Six unexpected uses for the Application Switcher

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From hiding and quitting applications to transferring information between documents, the Application Switcher can help you throughout the day.

Five unexpected uses for the Esc key

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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.

Bugs & Fixes: Running on Empty

Ted Landau reminds all Mac users that when troubleshooting a confounding problem, it pays to notice the forest as well as the trees.

Add a Mickey Mouse clock to your Dashboard

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.

Five unexpected uses for the Tab key

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.

Six unexpected uses for the Application Switcher

From hiding and quitting applications to transferring information between documents, the Application Switcher can help you throughout the day.

Five unexpected uses for the spacebar

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.

Five unexpected uses for help tags

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.

Bugs & Fixes: When OS X Lion slows to a crawl

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.

Five unexpected uses for the Option key

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.

Five unexpected uses for the Esc key

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.

Fix a Lion file-opening hang in Mac OS X 10.7.2

Since upgrading to 10.7.2, you may have encountered an unusual hang after opening files in certain applications. There's a fix!