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Top 10 Secret Features in Mac OS X Lion. There's one change unmentioned I'm halfway happy about: using an external display, keyboard & mouse with my MBP unibody - on previous Os versions, closing the lid while the display was running would put the Mac to sleep until a key stroke or mouse click, now it will auto-adjust to the external display only - this part is great but when reopening the lid it will auto-adjust to both displays, for most I'm sure it's a great change, I wish there was a setting for manually turning on\off the displays.

Top 10 Secret Features in Mac OS X Lion

One more feature I'm not sure was available before is the option to schedule startup, wake or sleep for the computer, you can find that setting in system preferences->energy saver. 30 Fantastic Geeky Tricks to Get The Most From Your Mac. If you’re one of those Mac users that loves to dig in and play with hidden features and settings, this post is for you.

30 Fantastic Geeky Tricks to Get The Most From Your Mac

Below you’ll find 30 tips and tricks to help both seasoned and beginner Mac users to get the most out of their OS X experience. We’ll cover everything from obscure Terminal commands to keyboard shortcuts that every Mac user should know and use. Let’s get started! Dock Tricks Recent Items Stack Stacks are quite the handy addition to your Mac’s dock and the good people at Mac OS X Hints figured out a way to make them even more useful by creating a stack that automatically contains your most recent applications. These can of course be found under the Apple menu as well but it’s much more convenient to have them right in the dock.

Recent Items Stack To accomplish this feat, simply copy and paste the line below into Terminal. defaults write persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }' Stacks List View Stationery. Things Mac OS X. How To Prepare a Mac For Sale. How To Prepare a Mac For Sale Friday, 14 November 2008 • Permalink It’s time to upgrade your Mac, and you’re thinking about selling your old one.

How To Prepare a Mac For Sale

Over the years, I’ve sold many Macs, and I’ve created a set of steps to follow (and learned a few tricks) along the way that I’d like to share. Following these steps will let you sleep a bit better at night and has the added benefit of creating a great first-experience for the buyer. Step One: Back It Up Before you delete, reformat, or reinstall, back up your data. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to backup your Mac. Whatever method you use, just make sure you backup, copy, or clone your data before you reformat and ship your Mac to its new home. Step Two: Deauthorize It Since publishing this article, I’ve been reminded by a number of people that it’s a good idea to deauthorize iTunes.

Deauthorizing a computer allows you to manage which computers can play music, videos, audiobooks, or other content purchased from the iTunes Store. 10 Coolest Keyboard Shortcuts You Never Knew About. Posted 05/29/2014 at 1:52pm | by Cory Bohon Keyboard shortcuts are the lifeblood of many productive Mac users.

10 Coolest Keyboard Shortcuts You Never Knew About

Not only can they cut down on the time needed to complete a task, but they're also just plain cool. Here are 10 of the coolest, including several that most people haven't heard of. (If you're also interested in some cool keyboard shortcuts for iPhone and iPad, Click here for our list!) 1. Use the keyboard combination of Command + Option + Control + Eject to instantly shut down your Mac. 2. These keyboard shortcuts are used to navigate around the Finder. 3. When used inside of Safari, this keyboard shortcut (Command + Shift + I) will automatically generate a new email message inside of and paste the link of the web page you were browsing in the body text. 4. To the bane of many Windows to Mac switchers, the Mac's "Delete" key doesn't actually function as the delete key does in Windows. 5.

Use this keyboard shortcut to invert the colors on your Mac's screen. 6. 7. 8. 9.