Computerworld has published a collection of only a few of my OS X tips packaged inside a brief beam we can download right here. we suspicion I’d let people know about a beam by charity 6 some-more useful OS X tips.
If we don’t already use Command-Space to launch a Spotlight search, we should – it’s a best approach to find contacts, applications, papers or anything we can use Spotlight to get for you. Read some-more good Spotlight tips, such as a one that when we enter an improper hunt tenure we can now erase it by typing Cmd+Backspace, here. And don’t forget to use Command-Shift-A to quick open your Applications folder.
Bigger Dock icons
Perhaps you’d like to make a icons in your Dock many incomparable than we can by default?
In Terminal type:
defaults write com.apple.dock largesize -int 512; killall Dock
Hit Return and boost a distance of a icons. You can use numbers incomparable than 512, though you’ll find many app icons demeanour lousy when we do. This is how to make a Mac some-more serviceable for partially sighted people.
To reset it behind to normal type
defaults write com.apple.dock largesize -float 128; killall Dock
All those apps in your Dock certain demeanour flattering though it can be a small treacherous to find a one we need (which is because we should use Command-Space and Spotlight). You can facilitate this by formulating tradition folders for your applications, ‘graphics’ and ‘games’, for example. To do this emanate a new folder in Documents, open your Applications folder in another Finder window or tab, and reason down authority and choice and drag your apps (one during a time) into a scold folder. This creates an alias for any app inside a new folder we combined in Documents. When you’re finished we only need to drag a folder containing all those aliases to your Dock, only beside a Trash. Now you’ll see a folder idol in your Dock by that we can simply get to a apps we need, enabling we to shear those Dock icons for a cleaner, tidier Dock. You might also enjoy these Menu bar tips.
Where’s a Library?
Since OS X Lion Apple has done your Library folder a small harder to find. Two ways to get to it fast, from an active Finder:
- Tap Command-Shift and in a Spotlight window form ~/Library/
- Hold down a Option pivotal and name Go in a Finder Menu. You’ll see an choice to get directly to your Library folder.
Here are nine some-more Option-click secrets.
When we press Command-Shift-4 to squeeze an picture we can toggle between an picture we name regulating a crosshair or a full-window snap by gripping those keys vexed and dire a Spacebar. More screenshot tips right here.
To make certain your Mac accurately navigates between sections when stuffing in papers and online forms, change this setting: System PreferencesKeyboard, and click a All controls radio symbol for Full Keyboard Access.
Tap Command + Control + Spacebar to entrance an emoji keyboard in only about each content entrance focus bar Word…
When typing only reason down and keep holding down a minute on a keyboard and you’ll see any accessible general accents and variations.
Hide a Dock
Want to get absolved of your Dock? Simple: only daub Command + Option + D and it disappears. Type a same method again to get your Dock right back.
Quickly see your open windows: Just daub Control + Up arrow and you’ll see all of them during once.
One some-more thing
Learn about Smart Folders.
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