Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Go to the previous or next page in App Store

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

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

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

In Notes, to open a note in a separate window, double-click the note in the sidebar.

Use Full Screen in 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In iTunes, to show or hide the Column Browser, press Command-B.

See a pop-up summary of a day's events in 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

In Safari, press Command-Option-F to quickly select the search field.

Flip an object horizontally in Pages

In Pages, to flip an object horizontally, select the object and choose Arrange> Flip Horizontally.

Play a slideshow of an event in 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

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

In GarageBand, when playing a Software Instrument using Musical Typing, press Z to move down one octave.

Share your card via AirDrop in 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

In Photo Booth, press Command-Left Arrow to jump to the previous page of effects in the Effects browser.

Increase the volume in iTunes

When playing an item in iTunes, press Command-Up Arrow to increase the volume.

Group multiple objects on a slide in 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

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

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

In Calendar, to show week numbers in your calendar, choose Calendar> Preferences, then click Advanced and select "Show week numbers".