Go to the previous or next page in App Store
08/31/2012 | Mac OS X
In App Store on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe left or right with two fingers to go to the previous or next page.
Trim a video clip in Photo Booth
08/30/2012 | Photo Booth
In Photo Booth, to trim a video clip, select the clip's thumbnail at the bottom of the window, then choose Edit> Trim Movie.
Open the sidebar automatically when opening a PDF in Preview
08/29/2012 | Preview
In Preview, to open the sidebar automatically when opening a PDF, choose Preview> Preferences, then click PDF and select "Always show sidebar".
Open a note in a separate window in Notes
08/28/2012 | Notes
In Notes, to open a note in a separate window, double-click the note in the sidebar.
Use Full Screen in iMovie
08/27/2012 | iMovie
When editing a movie in iMovie, press Control-Command-F to enter or exit Full Screen mode.
Skip to the next album in an iTunes list
08/26/2012 | iTunes
While playing a song in iTunes, press Option-Right Arrow to skip to the next album in the list.
Add a row below another row in a table in Pages
08/25/2012 | Pages
In Pages, to add a row below another row in a table, select any cell, then Control-click the cell again and choose "Add Row Below" from the pop-up menu.
Encrypt a disk or removable media in OS X Mountain Lion
08/24/2012 | Mac OS X
In OS X Mountain Lion, to encrypt a disk or removable media, Control-click the disk in the Finder, then choose Encrypt [Your disk name] from the shortcut menu.
Rename a flag in Mail
08/23/2012 | Mail
In Mail, to rename a flag, double-click the color's name in the Flagged section of the sidebar, then type a new name.
Create a folder of widgets in Dashboard
08/22/2012 | Dashboard
In Dashboard, to create a folder of widgets, press the Plus (+) button, then drag one widget onto another widget.
Navigate back or forward in Dictionary
08/21/2012 | Dictionary
In Dictionary, swipe left or right with two fingers on your trackpad to navigate back or forward through your history.
Quickly show Accessibility Options in OS X Mountain Lion
08/20/2012 | Mac OS X
In OS X Mountain Lion, press Command-Option-F5 at anytime to quickly show the Accessibility Options for Zoom, VoiceOver, Mouse & Keyboard, and Display.
Increase the size of selected text in Keynote
08/19/2012 | Keynote
In Keynote on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, select text on a slide then pinch open to increase its size.
Use a different library in iTunes
08/18/2012 | iTunes
In iTunes, to use a different library, hold down the Option key while opening iTunes then click the "Choose Library" button.
Block pop-up windows in Safari
08/17/2012 | Safari
In Safari, to block pop-up windows, choose Safari> Preferences, then click Security and select "Block pop-up windows".
Change the default font used in Notes
08/16/2012 | Notes
In Notes, to change the default font used in new notes, choose Format> Default Font, then select a font from the list.
Open a conversation in a new window in Messages
08/15/2012 | Messages
In Messages, to open a conversation in a new window, double-click the conversation in the sidebar.
Show or hide the Column Browser in iTunes
08/14/2012 | iTunes
In iTunes, to show or hide the Column Browser, press Command-B.
See a pop-up summary of a day's events in Calendar
08/13/2012 | Calendar
In Calendar, when viewing by year, click any date in your calendar to see a pop-up summary of that day's events.
Quickly select the search field in Safari
08/12/2012 | Safari
In Safari, press Command-Option-F to quickly select the search field.
Flip an object horizontally in Pages
08/11/2012 | Pages
In Pages, to flip an object horizontally, select the object and choose Arrange> Flip Horizontally.
Play a slideshow of an event in iPhoto
08/10/2012 | iPhoto
In Events in iPhoto, to play a slideshow of an event, Control-click the event and choose "Play Slideshow" from the pop-up menu.
Preview a file using Quick Look
08/09/2012 | Mac OS X
In the Finder in OS X Mountain Lion on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, tap with three fingers on a file to instantly preview the file using Quick Look.
Move down one octave in Musical Typing in GarageBand
08/08/2012 | GarageBand
In GarageBand, when playing a Software Instrument using Musical Typing, press Z to move down one octave.
Share your card via AirDrop in Contacts
08/07/2012 | Contacts
In Contacts, to share your card as a vCard to another Mac via AirDrop, choose Card> Share My Card> AirDrop My Card.
Jump to the previous page of effects in Photo Booth
08/06/2012 | Photo Booth
In Photo Booth, press Command-Left Arrow to jump to the previous page of effects in the Effects browser.
Increase the volume in iTunes
08/05/2012 | iTunes
When playing an item in iTunes, press Command-Up Arrow to increase the volume.
Group multiple objects on a slide in Keynote
08/04/2012 | Keynote
In Keynote, to group multiple objects on a slide, select the objects, then press Option-Command-G.
Temporarily turn off all Notification Center alerts and banners
08/03/2012 | Mac OS X
In OS X Mountain Lion, to temporarily turn off all Notification Center alerts and banners, Option-click the Notification Center icon in the menu bar.
Quickly jump to the top of a message list in Mail
08/02/2012 | Mail
In Mail, click the sort bar at the top of a message list to quickly jump to the top of that list.
Show week numbers in Calendar
08/01/2012 | Calendar
In Calendar, to show week numbers in your calendar, choose Calendar> Preferences, then click Advanced and select "Show week numbers".