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Mastering The Option Key On Your OS X Mac [Feature] The Option key is a powerful ally in the transition from new, beginner user of OS X to the power user that you want to be.

Mastering The Option Key On Your OS X Mac [Feature]

There are a ton of hidden features in the Finder alone that are hidden behind the underrated and unassuming Option key. There are Option key tricks for the OS X Menu Bar, for apps in the iWork suite, in Safari, and a few more random ones to boot. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to hit that Option key a whole bunch of times in a row. Linkin Park. Cookieninjaman. Ten Safari shortcuts you should know. I’m a keyboard guy.

Ten Safari shortcuts you should know

While I like my Magic Trackpad, and the trackpad on my MacBook Air, I do as much as I can from the keyboard. As such, I use LaunchBar ( ) to launch applications, and have learned a number of essential iTunes shortcuts to save time when I work with my music collection. I know dozens of shortcuts for the apps I use most.

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Utilities. OS X Lion. Finder Look. But some people – especially those who switched from the Windows world – are accustomed to an interface makeover and want to change their Mac appearance every once in a while.

Finder Look

Mac OS X comes with features that will allow you to change its look. Even though these features are not on the extreme level, they are sufficient to give your feline a fresh new look. Turbocharge & Customize Your Mac Finder Windows [Mac] (Note: for additional tips about the Mac Finder and other Mac related tools and how-tos, download the free MakeUseOf Mac manual.

Turbocharge & Customize Your Mac Finder Windows [Mac]

If you’re an advanced Mac user, you might want to check out this MUO article about TotalFinder – A Mac Finder Alternative with Some Cool Extras). Customize The Toolbar As with all applications, you should see what can be customized in a program’s toolbar. The Finder is no different. TotalFinder brings tabs to your native Finder and more! Mac OS X Tips & Tricks.

Mondo Apple. Tips: modificare un file protetto con TextEdit. Map a network drive on a Mac - OS X Daily. If you frequently access a file server from a Mac it’s pretty helpful to map the network drive to your desktop.

Map a network drive on a Mac - OS X Daily

There’s two ways to do this, one method is just mapped for one time use and will reset after a reboot, and another method is a more permanent route that allows the mapped network drive to always appear and mount on your desktop after system reboots and user logins. Map a network drive to Mac OS X This method maps a network drive that will disappear if the network connection drops or if you reboot your Mac: Top 25 OS X Terminal commands. Terminal (in Applications/ Utilities) gives you direct access to the UNIX system that underpins OS X.

Top 25 OS X Terminal commands

By typing specific commands into your Terminal window, you can make changes, open settings or access features that aren't available by any other means. After typing one of the commands offered in this tutorial, press Return to activate it, and anything offered in quotes is typed without the quote marks themselves. Commands split over two or more lines here should be typed in their entirety – you don't press Return halfway through.

Abbreviazioni da tastiera Mac OS X. Console Command. Cancellazione magica. IP Address on a Mac. Knowing your Mac’s IP address is important for setting up a network or sharing files, here’s two different ways to find your IP address in Mac OS X; an easy way through the GUI and a more technical approach with the command line.

IP Address on a Mac

These methods will be the same whether you are connected via ethernet or wireless. Find your IP Address on a Mac. Hosts File. Mac OS X 10.2 or later Edit the /private/etc/hosts file.

Hosts File

For more information on how to use the hosts file, open Terminal and type: man hosts. Mac OS X Automation. 10 Awesome Uses for Automator Explained. This post aims to give you a quick look into the potential of Automator by creating some very simple and actually quite handy workflow applications of your own.

10 Awesome Uses for Automator Explained

Many of these applications will take a matter of seconds for you to create, but could save you much more time in the long run. Automator is certainly worth spending some time getting know. I hope creating these basic automations will give you a view at the potential for some much more complicated and incredible time saving automations that can be created. 1. Magic TrackPad. Great Tools For Your Mac By Andreas Hegenberg » BetterTouchTool & SecondBar. BetterTouchTool for Mac - Customize gestures on your MacBook.

Customize Multi-Touch trackpad gestures (beta).

BetterTouchTool for Mac - Customize gestures on your MacBook

Free BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad. These gestures are customizable: Magic Mouse: Add More Gestures To Your Magic Mouse With BetterTouchTool « SUB. December 8th, 2009 Add More Gestures To Your Magic Mouse With BetterTouchTool Got your Magic Mouse yet? MagicPrefs. Magic Trackpad: la recensione - TheAppleLounge. Services Menu Options.

Hey you wanna-be Mac Power users, this article is a follow-up to Your Quick Guide To The Services Menu On Snow Leopard published on Monday. While Apple has improved its Services Menu in Snow Leopard, it’s not very useful unless you have items in it that you can use. Some 3rd party applications will automatically include Services items, but the best use of Services is to custom build your own items, which can be done with Automator, a program installed with OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. MUO published an article last year, How To Use Automator To Batch Rename Images on Mac about how to use a previous version of Automator. System Preferences Items A New Mac User Should Know About. MakeUseOf has also published a few other articles on wireless connections that you might find useful. Those include “How to Share the Internet Connection Between Mac and PC” and another article on sharing file between Mac and Windows computers. There’s also an article on setting parental controls on your Mac.

Not to be missed, MakeUseOf’s handy PDF guide: The Mac Manual. USB via AirPort Extreme.