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Mac OS X Tips & Tricks

Mac OS X Tips & Tricks
There is already an old hint about this topic, but it doesn't really explain it very clearly, only in the comments. Here's how you can change the margins in TextEdit to your favourite size, so that you can use, for example, the whole space on a sheet of paper when printing. First, save your document first as a Rich Text file (.rtf), if you have not already done this. To see the effect directly in your document, open it and enable under the Format menu the setting Wrap to Page for your document. Next open up the TextEdit preferences, switch to the tab Open and Save and check on the option Display RTF files as RTF code instead of formatted text. Open the document again and you will see the raw code that defines how the document look like.

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Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts To use a keyboard shortcut you press a modifier key with a character key. For example, pressing the Command key (it has a symbol) and then the "c" key copies whatever is currently selected (text, graphics, and so forth) into the Clipboard. This is also known as the Command-C keyboard shortcut. A modifier key is a part of many keyboard shortcuts. A modifier key alters the way other keystrokes or mouse/trackpad clicks are interpreted by OS X. How to upload iWeb 09 sites without a .mac account iWeb from 2009 onwards has the ability to publish your website directly to an ftp server. This means that you don’t need a .mac account to publish your iWeb site. If you have iWeb 08 or earlier it’s not built-in, but you can still do it, read this previous article on how to publish via ftp from iWeb 08. Firstly, you will need to purchase a web hosting account with FTP access where you can upload files to the internet. This will usually come for free from your ISP and be included with your normal internet access package, just like email is included. You will need to find out some technical details from you ISP or web provider before you progress.

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. This how-to will show you how to use the newest version, incorporating the Services template to help you get started.

Techland - Tech and Gaming News and Reviews - TIME.com Regulators are wary of facial recognition software Facebook rolled out a new photo-sharing app in the U.S. this week, but it won’t come out in Europe in the near future due to concerns over how it uses facial recognition technology. The app, called Moments, allows users to share photos with each other privately based around specific events and uses facial recognition software to detect which friends are in a given photo. The technology, which is used to offer photo tagging suggestions on Facebook proper, is automatically set to be used on all users in the U.S. However, in Europe, Facebook will be forced to make facial scanning and tagging an opt-in feature, Facebook head of policy Richard Allen told the Wall Street Journal. Moments could roll out in Europe after the company develops an opt-in process.

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OS X Keyboard shortcuts Screen Capture to disk: 3 Screen to jpeg file on desktop 4 + Drag: Selection to jpeg file on desktop Example Workflows Learn by example. The best way to learn how to use Automator is by constructing and running the following example workflows yourself. Each example is described in step-by-step detail with related illustrations. You can do it, and... it's fun! Re-name Finder Items In this example, you'll use Automator to create a tool for easily renaming a group of Finder items. 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? Time to bring out the full potential of that magical device.

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