In this week’s video, I delve into six more Snow Leopard tips that you may or may not be familiar with (some have been covered here in blog entries). Note that this is my second video of six Snow Leopard tips; here’s the first video. Why six? Consider it a tribute to the “.6” in Snow Leopard’s version number, though yes, we’re technically now up to 12 total.

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During the video, I cover these six tips:

  • Enable Quick Look’s special X-Ray mode, which works in both 10.5 and 10.6 (this is the only one of these tips that works in 10.5). The secret to this tip is to run this command in Terminal: defaults write QLEnableXRayFolders 1
  • Select Exposé windows by name using the keyboard.
  • Use new math formulas in Spotlight.
  • Limit the Dock’s pop-up menus to just those provided by the system, suppressing application-provided menus.
  • Force Dictionary to open definitions from Spotlight and Services in just one window. By default, each definition opens in its own window in 10.6. The secret to this tip is to use this command in Terminal: defaults write ProhibitNewWindowForRequest -bool TRUE
  • Gain fine control over QuickTime X Player’s fast forward and rewind speeds.

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