Download attachments from multiple messages at once in Mail
12/31/2010 | Mail
In Mail, to download all attachments from multiple messages at once, select them in your Inbox then choose File> Save Attachments.
Burn files or folders to CD or DVD in the Finder
12/30/2010 | Mac OS X
In the Finder, to burn selected files or folders to a CD or DVD, Control-click them and choose "Burn X Items to Disc" from the pop-up menu.
Show tempo and key in the loop browser in GarageBand '11
12/29/2010 | GarageBand
In GarageBand '11, to show tempo and key in the loop browser, choose GarageBand> Preferences> Loops> Loop Browser> and select “Display original tempo and key”.
Keep black borders when cropping still images in iMovie
12/28/2010 | iMovie
When cropping a still image in iMovie '11, click the "Allow Black" button in the Viewer window to keep black borders in images when cropped.
Insert a new slide after the selected slide in Keynote
12/27/2010 | Keynote
In the navigator or light table view in Keynote, select a slide and press Return to insert one new slide after the selected slide.
Reload a widget in Dashboard
12/26/2010 | Dashboard
In Dashboard, to reload a widget that is open and refresh its data, click the widget to select it then press Command-R.
Confirm before closing multiple tabs or windows in Safari
12/25/2010 | Safari
In Safari, to be warned before closing multiple tabs or windows, choose Safari> Preferences> Tabs and select "Confirm before closing multiple tabs or windows".
Use a different status message for each account in iChat
12/24/2010 | iChat
In iChat, to use a different status message for each of your accounts, choose iChat> Preferences> General, then deselect "Use the same status for all accounts".
Quickly access music, photos or movies from an Open dialog box
12/23/2010 | Mac OS X
From within an application's Open dialog box, to quickly access your music, photos or movies, browse the "Media" section at the bottom of the sidebar.
See detailed capacity info for attached devices in iTunes
12/22/2010 | iTunes
In iTunes, when viewing info for an attached iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, click the capacity bar at the bottom to see the exact quantity for each item's category.
Create a Smart Album from Places in iPhoto
12/21/2010 | iPhoto
In iPhoto, to create a Smart Album from a region of the map in Places, zoom into an area containing pins then click the Smart Album button.
Prevent a track from being edited in GarageBand '11
12/20/2010 | GarageBand
In GarageBand '11, to prevent a track from being edited, choose Track> Show Track Lock, then click the lock button in the track's header.
Quickly add content to iMovie '11 directly from the Finder
12/19/2010 | iMovie
To add content to iMovie '11 directly from the Finder, drag and drop it into ~/Movies/iMovie Events/iMovie Drop Box, then reopen iMovie.
Move an event one week earlier in iCal
12/18/2010 | iCal
In iCal, select an event in Month view, then press Control-Up Arrow to move the event one week earlier in the month.
Position menu buttons anywhere in an iDVD theme
12/17/2010 | iDVD
In iDVD, to position menu buttons anywhere in the theme (instead of in a fixed grid), choose View> Show Inspector> Buttons> Free positioning.
Find and replace words within a selected block of text in TextEdit
12/16/2010 | TextEdit
In the Find window of TextEdit, to replace all occurrences of a word in a block of selected text, press Option then click the "In Selection" button.
Drag and drop text onto Stickies to make a new note
12/15/2010 | Mac OS X
If Stickies is in your dock, drag and drop text from Mail, iChat, etc., onto its icon in the dock to instantly make a new sticky note containing that text.
Collapse multi-page PDF documents in the sidebar of Preview
12/14/2010 | Preview
In Preview, press Command-Option-Left Arrow to collapse all multi-page PDF documents showing in the selected window's sidebar.
Show the location in the iTunes Library of the song currently playing
12/13/2010 | iTunes
In iTunes, to show the location in your iTunes Library of the song that is currently playing, choose View> Go to Current Song.
Download a file linked on a web page directly from Safari
12/12/2010 | Safari
In Safari, press Option when clicking a link to a file (a URL ending in .pdf, .mov, etc.) to download the file directly, instead of viewing it in a web page.
Drag two pages in an iPhoto '11 book layout
12/11/2010 | iPhoto
In iPhoto '11, when dragging pages in a book to reorder them in the layout, press and hold Option to drag both pages of a 2-page spread.
Change the default duration for still clips in an iMovie project
12/10/2010 | iMovie
To change the default duration for all stills in an iMovie project, double-click any still and enter a duration, then select "Applies to all stills".
Show a floating notepad in GarageBand '11
12/09/2010 | GarageBand
In GarageBand '11, to show a floating notepad, useful for keeping text notes about a project, its lyrics, etc., choose Window> Notepad.
Put a picture frame around an object on a slide in Keynote
12/08/2010 | Keynote
In Keynote, to put a picture frame around an image, text box or shape on a slide, select it, then choose View> Show Inspector> Graphic> Stroke> Picture Frame.
Have your Mac announce the time of day
12/07/2010 | Mac OS X
Have your Mac speak the time of day to you by enabling the "Announce the time" option in System Preferences> Date & Time> Clock.
View an iChat video chat full screen on a Mac with Multi-Touch
12/06/2010 | iChat
In an iChat video chat on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, do a 2-finger reverse pinch over the video window to view it full screen.
Decrease the volume in iTunes
12/05/2010 | iTunes
When playing an item in iTunes, press Command-Down Arrow to decrease the volume.
Copy a mailing label from an address in Address Book
12/04/2010 | Address Book
To copy a mailing label from a contact's address in Address Book, click its field label ("home", "work", etc.) then select "Copy Mailing Label" from the menu.
Reload all tabs in Safari
12/03/2010 | Safari
When using tabs in Safari, to reload all pages at once, press and hold Control then click any tab and choose "Reload All Tabs" from the pop-up menu.
Organize event clips in iMovie by the day they were recorded
12/02/2010 | iMovie
In iMovie, to organize clips within the Event Browser by the day each clip was recorded, choose View> Show Separate Days in Events.
Find and download free calendars to use with iCal
12/01/2010 | iCal
In iCal, find free calendars to download for US and international holidays, sports schedules, cultural events, etc. via Calendar> Find Subscriptions.