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There are plenty of third-party tools that will open a selected folder in the Terminal. One Hints reader found a way to do it that's built into OS X Lion.
With the arrival of Lion, figuring out the best way to be prepared for a restore of your drive requires more planning than ever before. Ted Landau walks you through the many options.
Lion's AirDrop feature makes sharing files between computers as simple as drag-and-drop. Here's what's going on behind the scenes to make that magic happens.
By default, Safari won't find strings of text within words when you search; it'll only find words that begin with whatever you're looking for. But a blogger figured out a fix. Also: How to resize Web pages while in full-screen mode.
If you've never used Multi-Touch gestures on your Mac, Lion's new emphasis on them may make you feel as though you're being asked to learn a new language. Which, in a way, you are. Here's how to climb the learning curve as smoothly as possible.
Ted Landau's not yet done with ferreting out Lion conflicts. In this episode he looks at iWow for iTunes issues, video freezes, kernel panics, and HDMI problems with Mac minis. And some good news too.
Apple has released a simple utility for creating a bootable Lion Recovery volume from any external USB drive. While Apple's instructions for using Lion Recovery Disk Assistant seem simple enough, there's a lot more you should know.
Mission Control in Lion combines features that were found in Snow Leopard's Spaces and Expose, but it can do more. Three OS X Hints readers suggest ways to assign different desktop pictures to individual desktops, select a different workspace within Mission Control without opening it, and open apps to assigned spaces.
Ever wondered what that Stationery Pad option in Finder's Get Info window was for? Now you know.
Mac OS X Lion is easier to install than any previous version of Mac OS X but things can go awry. Find some solutions here.
Do you dislike Lion autocorrecting your typing? Here's how to turn it off.
One of the unsung features of Lion is the ability to migrate a Time Machine backup from an old Mac to a new one.
A week after the release of Lion and the application incompatibilities are beginning to make themselves known. Ted Landau runs down a few.